CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — All-American Christian Wilkins tossed doughnuts and showed off a victory cigar.
On a chilly, overcast morning, Clemson celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along ...
Clemson All-American DE Ferrell headed for NFL draft
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s national championship front four is off to the NFL.
All-American defensive end Clelin Ferrell made it a clean sweep of top-round prospects, joining All-American tackle Christian Wilkins, tackle Dexter Lawrence and end Austin Bryant in heading to the ...
College Football Playoff national championship
No. 2 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (14-0) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Alabama by 5½.
Series: Alabama leads 14-3.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
The winner of the fourth straight playoff ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clelin Ferrell fidgets in his seat, knowing how close — and how far away — to achieving what he returned to Clemson to capture: The national championship.
The talented defensive end is near the top of most mock NFL drafts and was a first-round candidate this time a ...
Irish line readies for nasty Clemson defensive front
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ask Notre Dame center Sam Mustipher a question and you will get a straight answer.
So what does he think of the defensive front four the Fighting Irish will face Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in the playoff semifinal against Clemson?
“They’re athletic, they’re ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday.
The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the ...
Clemson’s dominant defensive line living up to the hype
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables swears he wasn’t really concerned about the preseason hype around his defensive line.
“Maybe a little,” Venables said when asked about any fears he had about their mindset entering the season.
The accolades and ...
The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The final All-America watch of the season features All-America matchups from each of this weekend’s Power Five ...
South Carolina (6-4) at No. 2 Clemson (11-0, No. 2 CFP), 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Clemson by 26.
Series record: Clemson leads 69-42-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Clemson has wrapped up a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. It’s looking to complete its fourth perfect ...
ACC defenders make national presence felt with clutch plays
Clelin Ferrell’s pass-rushing prowess has helped put No. 2 Clemson on the cusp of its fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and another berth in the College Football Playoff.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound junior end isn’t the only Tiger thriving on a stingy defensive front ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence said one of No. 2 Clemson’s main goals this year was to have fun.
Few teams in college football appear to be enjoying themselves as much as the surging Tigers.
Travis Etienne ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns and Lawrence, all ...
Louisville (2-6, 0-5 ACC) at No. 2 Clemson (8-0, 5-0, No. 2 CFP), noon EDT (ABC)
Line: Clemson by 37.
Series record: Clemson leads 4-0.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Every game now for Clemson is clear step toward securing a College Football Playoff berth. The Tigers were ranked ...
No. 3 Clemson faces ACC showdown with undefeated ’Cuse
Syracuse (4-0, 1-0 ACC) at No. 3 Clemson (4-0, 1-0), noon (ABC)
Line: Clemson by 22.
Series record: Clemson leads 4-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
A surprise battle for the top of the ACC’s Atlantic Division with the winner leaving in the driver’s seat. Clemson is 4-0 for the fourth ...
No. 3 Clemson keeps eyes on the prize facing Georgia Tech
No. 3 Clemson (3-0, 0-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (1-2, 0-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
Line: Clemson by 16½
Series record: Georgia Tech leads 50-30-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Clemson has its eyes on the big prize, looking to pile up enough wins for a fourth straight trip to the College ...
No. 2 Clemson (1-0) at Texas A&M (1-0), Saturday, 7:05 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Line: Clemson by 12
Series record: Texas A&M leads 3-1.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Clemson looks for its first win in the state of Texas since beating TCU in the 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl against a Texas ...
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell is tired of the talk, no matter how deserved it may be for the Tigers’ fearsome front four.
Ferrell is among the quartet of starters with end Austin Bryant and tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence who are all projected as ...
Furman (8-5 last season) at No. 2 Clemson (12-2), 12:20 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Line: No line.
Series record: Clemson leads 42-10-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
It’s the first showing this season of Clemson’s fearsome defensive front four of tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Reserve Clemson defensive lineman Richard Yeargin decides he longer wants to play football after recovering from a neck injury following a 2017 car accident.
A team spokesman says the 6-foot-3, 260-pound graduate student from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida informed Clemson ...
Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Most seasons, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney feels excited about his Tigers’ chances. He’s got more reasons than ever with his latest group.
Clemson opened practice Friday with 57 juniors or seniors, the most Swinney has ever had. They include four potential first-round ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has a big balancing act ahead this season with its loaded defensive line.
The Tigers, who tied Southern Cal for most sacks in the country last fall with 46, received a postseason boost when three of its draft-eligible line starters — tackle Christian Wilkins ...
CLEMSON — Most college football players would shy away from a collision with Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell — who, along with his three teammates along the defensive line spurned the NFL and returned for a final season of college football.
That is not the case for Tiger tight end ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney did a double take the first day of the offseason, early morning workouts last month when he saw starting defensive linemen Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant grinding away with teammates.
Many, including Swinney, expected the ...
CLEMSON — Excitement surrounding the 2018 season for Clemson Tiger fans reached an all-time high Monday as junior defensive lineman Christian Wilkins announced he would be returning for his senior season of eligibility.
Joining Wilkins in returning for their senior seasons are defensive ...
CLEMSON -- Clemson held its annual football awards banquet at the Poe Indoor Football Facility on Jan. 13.
The offensive most valuable players, known as the Tiger Pride Awards were presented to quarterback Kelly Bryant and offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt. On defense, Clelin Ferrell, Ryan ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s heart, soul and power on defense is intact next season with defensive tackle Christian Wilkins’ choice to hold off on the NFL and return to the Tigers.
Wilkins was the last holdout among three draft-eligible underclassmen along the defensive front — all who ...
CLEMSON -- Clemson will retain the services of two of the most dominant players in college football for another season, according to multiple sources and head coach Dabo Swinney.
Defensive ends Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell have decided to forego the NFL Draft and remain in school for ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson All-American defensive end Clelin Ferrell is returning to the Tigers next season.
Ferrell is a 6-foot-5, 280-pound redshirt sophomore who led the Tigers with 9 1/2 sacks and 18 tackles for loss. He was also considered a likely first-round selection in the NFL ...
CLEMSON -- Clemson will retain the services of three of the most dominant players in college football for another season, according to multiple sources.
Defensive ends Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins have all decided to forego the NFL Draft and ...
The 2017 football season is now in the past, and while the Clemson Tigers anxiously await word on whether they will have three five-star signees for the upcoming season — junior defensive linemen Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant, who are expected to announce their NFL Draft ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Deon Cain is joining the growing list of Tigers’ underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft.
The school announced Cain’s decision Wednesday. He joins receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, safety Van Smith and offensive lineman Taylor Hearn as Tigers giving up their ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, becoming the first of several Tiger underclassmen who could go pro.
McCloud announced his decision Sunday on the football team’s
NEW ORLEANS — It was not the kind of night that No. 1 Clemson had envisioned Monday as the Tigers fell to No. 4 Alabama by a final score of 24-6.
It was not losing that was as hard for the Tigers to swallow as the manner in which they lost. An utter domination by the Tide left the Tigers ...
No. 1 Clemson, No. 4 Alabama renew high-stakes rivalry
Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson (12-1) vs. No. 4 Alabama (11-1) at New Orleans, Monday, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Alabama by 3.
Series record: Alabama leads 13-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
A third straight spot in the College Football Playoff national championship game. These teams have ...
CLEMSON — Before the Clemson Tiger had played a single snap, many people had already hung the hopes of the season on the defense — which returned seven starters off last season’s national championship team.
With the pressure on them to carry this year’s team back to the College Football ...
Slippery Rock’s Marcus Martin becomes first Hendricks Award finalist from Division II
Slippery Rock senior Marcus Martin made more history Friday when he became the first NCAA Division II player to be named a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given annually to the best defensive end in college football.
The other four finalists are N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb, ...
Boston College running back AJ Dillon was a unanimous selection to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, which was released on Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Dillon, a freshman who played at Lawrence Academy, has rushed for ...
Lamar Jackson, 5 Clemson players lead all-ACC team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and five players from top-ranked Clemson headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The ACC released its all-conference teams Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media ...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The focus is on the finish for No. 4 Clemson.
The Tigers (8-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) regained their footing and their grip on the ACC Atlantic by rallying for a 38-31 victory over then-No. 20 North Carolina ...
For first time all season, Clemson faces a defensive line as good as its own
CLEMSON — Kelly Bryant has no hesitation. He doesn’t even have to think about an answer.
“Oh yeah,” the Clemson quarterback said when asked if the defensive line he faces every day in practice sets him up for success on game days. “It just makes the game a little bit easier ... what we go ...
Georgia Tech (4-2, 3-1 ACC) at No. 7 Clemson (6-1, 4-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN2).
Line: Clemson by 15 ½.
Series record: Georgia Tech leads 51-29-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Georgia Tech is hoping to take down a ranked opponent and keep itself in the ACC Coastal title chase ...
Clemson vs. Syracuse: By the numbers; The Good, The Bad, The Wacky
By the numbers
2 for 11
Clemson on third down
Touchdown passes for Syracuse QB Eric Dungey (6 allowed by Clemson coming in)
37 and 52
Yards on touchdown runs by Tavien Feaster and Travis Etienne
Clemson’s ACC record vs. Syracuse
1 for ...
CLEMSON—Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell will join four of his teammates this weekend as they return to their home state of Virginia to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies.
While each one of the other Tigers — including Connor Sekas, Chad Smith, K’Von Wallace and Jordan Williams — all ...
Clemson defense thinks it underperformed in last year’s ACC title game win over Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech came away from last year’s ACC championship game disappointed it didn’t beat Clemson. The Tigers left disappointed they didn’t dominate the matchup.
“As a defense, we feel that this is redemption,” said Clemson sophomore defensive back K’Vonn Wallace (Highland ...
Clemson’s next challenge: Once again managing expectations
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson faces the challenge this week of staying focused after successfully clearing the hurdle of strong early season tests.
The defending national champions (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have already posted two of the biggest wins of the season with ...
Lock It Down: Clemson D makes its case as country’s best
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s defense not only shut down Auburn — it left little doubt which side of the ball would lead its latest try for a national championship.
The Tigers (2-0), who stayed No. 3 in the latest rankings, had 11 sacks and held No. 15 Auburn to 117 total
On the beat: Clelin Ferrell back from concussion protocol, Diondre Overton grabs attention in spring
CLEMSON — Out since Monday under Clemson’s concussion protocol, redshirt sophomore defensive end Clelin Ferrell returned to action Saturday in the Tigers’ scrimmage — in a big way.
“Clelin’s been out the last couple of days and he came out with something to prove today,” co-offensive ...
Clemson kicks off first day of practice as new season officially begins
CLEMSON — Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys are Back in Town” blared from the speakers of Clemson’s indoor practice facility.
Dabo Swinney played catch at the 50-yard line.
Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell danced in sync together.
The mood was light.
“All right!” a beaming Swinney ...
CLEMSON — The extravagant meal was over, families had celebrated and all of the Clemson football players had been told the individual stories behind their three championship rings.
First, there was the national championship gem, a jewel adorned with 89 stones to celebrate Dabo Swinney’s 89 ...