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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 game for the third time in four seasons.
Coach Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into what Notre Dame used to be and what Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly is trying to recreate.
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.
Notre Dame All-American cornerback Julian Love already knows all about Clemson. Blame his roommate.
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Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.
The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.
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 and Oklahoma. Washington State is at No. 8.
The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said.
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. He had missed football practice the past two days since it was announced that Lawrence would start this Saturday against Syracuse.
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 record-setting rainfall that has forced people to evacuate their homes to escape the wrath of the storm. School officials reiterated their plans Friday morning, saying the kickoff against Georgia Southern remains set for noon Saturday. The game is expected to draw about 80,000 fans into the area.
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 preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes.
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.
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 in less than half a day’s drive – to make it to the Final Four.
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 Auburn 84-53 on Sunday and advance to the Midwest Region semifinal.
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 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
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 game Monday night to give coach Nick Saban another shot at his record sixth national title.
The relevance of the traditional National Signing Day in early February may have just taken a major hit. Under a policy that took effect this year, high school seniors could sign letters of intent during an early signing period that began Wednesday and runs through Friday. The vast majority decided they didn’t want to wait to pick their schools: Of the nation’s top 25 prospects, according to a composite ranking of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports, only a handful are delaying their decisions to February.
Samsung is bringing together South Carolina’s two biggest universities – and sports rivals – to partner with the South Korean electronics company for research into home appliances.
Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott on Tuesday was named winner of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.