Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Georgia and Clemson, both expected to be ranked in the top 10 in the country, will face off on in a nationally televised primetime game.
The Clemson-UGA game in 2013 will take on the look and feel of some of the epic showdowns of the 1980's, when both programs were perennial powers. The game time was announced Tuesday for Clemson's Aug. 31 season opener against the University of Georgia, and it has all the makings for a frenzied environment in Death Valley. Kickoff is scheduled at 8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium for the game, which will be televised by ABC, multiple media outlets, including TigerIllustrated report. Both teams will come into 2013 with aspirations for a national title run, and will likely be preseason ranked in the top 10 in the nation. After winning 12 games a year ago, Georgia finished the 2012 season ranked No. 4 in the nation, and Clemson, finishing with 11 …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The tough Tiger quarterback has a week to decide whether to enter the 2013 draft.
Few players in college football have upped their NFL prospects more than Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd. The junior Tiger play-caller showed up the vaunted LSU defense in a 25-24 come-from-behind victory on New Year's Eve in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and now people are wondering if he is a first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. Boyd, who father says is undecided about whether to enter the draft a year early, has one week left to decide whether to stay at Clemson for his senior season or turn pro. The NFL has projected Boyd in the third round. One reason to leave? This year's QB class isn't exactly stacked with certain stars like last year's (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson) or next year's (AJ McCarron and Heisman Trophy …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
A Pickens police officer used a department computer to post details of the traffic stop online.
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney was ticketed for speeding, but it's the cop who detailed the traffic stop on the internet who is in trouble. Yahoo news reports that Swinney was ticketed by Pickens Police Department on Sept. 3 for driving 63 mph in a 35 mph zone on his way to his radio show. On Sept. 14, Officer Michael McClatchy used a department computer to post the details of the traffic stop online. McClatchy has been fired from the department, according to the Associated Press. Check out the dashcam video from Officer McClatchy's patrol car obtained by the Pickens County Courier above.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
DeAndre Hopkins had a very meaningful Thursday last week, followed up by a big Saturday.
After catching a school record 13 balls Saturday for Clemson in the Georgia Dome, including the game-winning touchdown, DeAndre "Nuke" Hopkins may have had some onlookers thinking the junior wide receiver must have been getting some help from the man upstairs. Maybe he was. Hopkins was baptized Thursday on the Clemson practice field, surrounded by his teammates. The moment was captured and put on twitter by wide receiver coach Jeff Scott. "Highlight of my week...was seeing DeAndre Hopkins get baptised in front of his teammates on Thursday after practice," Scott tweeted, along with a photo of the moment. Two days later, Hopkins showed out on national television, reeling in 13 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. The 13 grabs set the …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Clemson's entrance has long been considered by many as one of the top spectacles in college sports. One writer for Yahoo.com said he thinks it's the best in college football.
To many rabid college football fans in the Upstate, Clemson's entrance - taking a bus-ride from the locker rooms to the top of a steep bank at the stadium's east side before rubbing Howard's Rock and galloping down the hill onto the field - is as good as it gets in college athletics. KW Rosenfeld of Yahoo.com share those sentiments. In his story, College Football's Top 25 Entrances, Rosenfeld ranks Clemson's entrance into Death Valley as the top in all of college football. "There's nothing elaborate here, but it has all the elements of a great entrance. Anticipation builds as the Tigers mass in a tunnel at the top of a hill above one of the endzones. When finally given the go-ahead, the players each touch Howard's Rock -- symbolic of …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Mauldin-based grocery chain announces contests for Tiger football tickets and an "ultimate fan experience."
As Clemson football fans prepare for another season at Memorial Stadium, BI-LO announces the return of two exciting opportunities for Tiger supporters. Customers can earn football tickets through BI-LO’s “No Dough” promotion while shopping in stores, and can also enter online to win the ultimate fan experience — including a tailgate with Clemson coaches — through the “Tailgate with the Top Tigers” sweepstakes. Both promotions will kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 1, offering easy ways to win big for Clemson supporters, just by doing their everyday shopping at BI-LO. BI-LO’s “No Dough” promotion has given customers the chance to earn tickets to Clemson’s baseball and basketball games, and now for the second year, football game tickets are up…
Home from the wars, walk-on wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez will realize a dream today as he begins his quest for Clemson gridiron glory.
War is a persistent metaphor associated with football. It's obvious from the terminology (bullet passes, bomb throws) to the game's strategy of penetrating and defending territory. Games are routinely described as battles, players are warriors, and quarterbacks are often described as "field generals." But with few exceptions, football players in the college or professional ranks rarely ever see or experience real war, where winning or losing is a matter of life or death, and the bombs and bullets are real. Daniel Rodriguez is one of those rare exceptions. The 24-year-old Virginia native and U.S. Army war veteran today will trade a battlefield for a football field as he seeks to realize his dream -- playing college football. The bonafide …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Larry Williams researched exhaustively to pen his new book, which documents the rise and fall of the legendary Tigers football coach.
Larry Williams is nothing if not devoted to his craft. Williams, senior writer for TigerIllustrated and co-author of A State Of Disunion, a book about the Clemson-South Carolina football rivalry, spent countless hours with his eyes glued to microfilm, archived letters and news clippings to put together his newest work, The Danny Ford Years At Clemson: Romping and Stomping, which sets out to chronicle in detail the rise and fall of former Clemson football coach Danny Ford. "My belief after doing both the rivalry book and the Ford book is that when you're talking to people about stuff that happened 25 or 30 or even more years ago, their memories fade, and so there are gaps. Sometimes people don't remember stuff. Sometimes they embellish …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The sophomore quarterback completed 30-of-42 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's win over Auburn
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd takes top honors after win against Auburn on Saturday. Boyd, a sophomore, has been selected as this week's Manning Award Player of the Week. The Hampton, Va., was awarded the honor over seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week after earning more votes than any other candidate thus far in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook contest, the university said. Boyd completed 30-of-42 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns to lead Clemson to a 38-24 win of defending national champion Auburn, the university said.* Boyd led his offense to 624 yards of total offense, the third most in Clemson history. Boyd's 386 yards passing were the second most in Clemson history while his 30 rushing yards gave him 416 yards of …