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UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Clemson, hoops assistant parts ways amid corruption trial

Clemson has parted ways with longtime assistant men’s basketball coach Steve Smith. His voice is on a federal wiretap that was played at the ongoing college corruption trial. Clemson officials …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract ever

Two national titles in three years have helped earn Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history. University trustees approved the 10 year, $92 million deal …


Top 25 roundup: After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:18 a.m.

Clemson’s offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

Clemson’s co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott have received raises to now make $1 million a year. Several Clemson football assistants and staffers earned raises approved by the school’s …


Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Alabama, Clemson lead too early 2019 top 25 college football rankings, Washington State projected 24th

Now that the 2018 college football season has come to a close, here are my 2019 never-too-early top 25 college football rankings.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Suspended Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL

Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is going to the NFL. The junior lineman became the third defensive starter for Clemson’s national championship team to give up their eligibility to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone?


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

Clemson rolls Tide, wins second national championship in three years

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Alabama-Clemson IV, the third meeting with the national championship on the line, will be played Monday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Tide vs. Tigers might be getting …


Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 1 Duke past Clemson, 87-68

Freshman Zion Williamson had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a spectacular 360-degree dunk, and No. 1 Duke beat Clemson 87-68 on Saturday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Clemson QB Switch: Tigers thrived after Trevor Lawrence’s promotion

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence earned the starting job over senior Kelly Bryant on the field and not in the staff meeting rooms.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Playoff games between Clemson and Alabama that determine college football’s champions have become as regular an occurrence in the winter as Golden State-Cleveland NBA Finals matchups are each spring.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Tickets for College Football Playoff title game between Alabama, Clemson available for cheap

Tickets for the CFP title game between Alabama and Clemson have never been cheaper.


Clemson’s NFL prospects step closer to championship goals

Clemson All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is grateful for the journey he has taken during his final college season. But he says he hasn’t reached his destination yet. The second-ranked …


Gutsy calls by a gambling Nick Saban have turned title games

Nick Saban showed he’s capable of derring-do in Alabama’s past two national championship game wins. The coach famed for his scowl, his process and his meticulous down-to-the-tiniest detail nature has …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Trevor Lawrence lights up Notre Dame, No. 2 Clemson cruises 30-3 in Cotton Bowl

Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship …


Cotton Bowl preview: Can Notre Dame measure up to No. 2 Clemson?

Coach Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into what Notre Dame used to be and what Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly is trying to recreate.


DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Clemson Tigers suspended for bowl game

The final ruling on the three Clemson players facing a suspension for the Cotton Bowl came down on Thursday, and it is bad news for the Tigers.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

College Football Playoff: Notre Dame defense preparing for prolific Clemson

Notre Dame All-American cornerback Julian Love already knows all about Clemson. Blame his roommate.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Washington State remains at No. 8 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings

Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. Michigan is fifth in the rankings, followed by Georgia …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 9:45 a.m.

Clemson QB Kelly Bryant transferring after losing starting job

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant is transferring after losing his starting job to highly touted freshman Trevor Lawrence. Bryant was 16-2 in starting the last 18 games for the third-ranked Tigers. …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Clemson faces heavy criticism over decision to play home game this weekend

Clemson is moving forward with plans to host its scheduled football game this weekend while Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc on the Carolinas’ coastline with officials bracing for historic flooding and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Washington ranked sixth

Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Kansas brings sanity back to March in 80-76 win over Clemson in Sweet 16

Top-seeded Kansas brought at least a temporary halt to the insanity this March, withstanding a wild comeback from fifth-seeded Clemson for a too-close-for-comfort, 80-76 victory on Friday.


Midwest Regional preview: Top-seeded Kansas faces Clemson, Duke gets Syracuse in Sweet 16

Everything seems to be in place yet again for Kansas, which for the second straight year needs just two wins – in a gym that its rabid fans can reach …


Gabe DeVoe, Clemson rout cold-shooting Auburn to reach Sweet 16

Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting …


Hot-shooting Clemson ousts New Mexico State 79-68

Shelton Mitchell scored a season-high 23 points, Gabe DeVoe had 22 and Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68 on Friday night, closing out a perfect first round for No. 5 …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

A pair of Alabama defensive players scored touchdowns 13 seconds apart in the third quarter, and the No. 4 Crimson Tide dominated top-ranked Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal …