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Tigers picked to win ACC; Watson preseason POY

Clemson is the preseason favorite to repeat as ACC football champion, according to a poll of 191 media members in attendance at last week’s 2016 ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte. The Tigers, who posted a 14-1 overall record last season and reached the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, are also picked to again capture the Atlantic Division, while North Carolina is favored to... 

Clemson’s Watson keeping Tigers focused on followup

Clemson football faithful will carry memories of last year’s national title game run, but reigning ACC Player of the Year Deshaun Watson said it is important for the Tigers to have short memories as they prepare for 2015. “Just really, it’s simple,” the rising junior quarterback said at Friday ACC Football Kickoff. “Each and every year is a different year. We have to start over.... 

Finally, ACC TV Network plans to launch in 2019

Six years of negotiations are about to make Atlantic Coast Conference schools and fans happy as the ACC soon will become the fourth of the five power conferences to have its own network. ESPN is reporting that the ACC and ESPN have agreed to a 20-year deal that includes the long-anticipated ACC cable channel and rights extension through the 2035-36 academic year. Details of the new ACC network... 

Clemson’s Beer first rookie to claim Howser Award

Clemson outfielder Seth Beer became the first freshman to win college baseball’s national player of the year honors when he was named winner of the Dick Howser Trophy on Friday. Beer batted .369 with 18 homers and 70 RBIs to help the Tigers win their first Atlantic Coast Conference title in 10 years. He is the third Clemson player to win the award, joining pitcher Kris Benson (1996) and shortstop... 

Clemson sees season end against Oklahoma State

Corey Hassel went 3-for-5 with a grand slam in the fifth inning to lead No. 18 Oklahoma State to a 9-2 victory over No. 9 Clemson in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday night. The Cowboys, who won the regional with a 3-0 record, improved to 39-20. The Tigers’ season ended with a 44-20 record. Conor Costello lined a two-out, run-scoring double in the first inning, then the... 

Cowboys strike early, often to push Tigers to the brink

No. 18 Oklahoma State scored eight runs in the first three innings and every Cowboy starter had at least one hit and one RBI in its 12-2 victory over No. 9 Clemson in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night. The Cowboys, who improved to 2-0 in the regional, upped their record to 38-20. The Tigers, who saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end, fell to 43-19. The Cowboys... 

Tigers to host regional for first time in five years

The 2016 ACC Tournament Champion Clemson Tigers were one of 16 programs selected to host an NCAA Regional for the 70th annual Division I Baseball Championship, announced Sunday night by the NCAA. The regional will begin at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday. Clemson is the No. 1 seed, while No. 2 seed Oklahoma State, No. 3 seed Nebraska and No. 4 seed Western Carolina round out the regional. Game... 

Clemson’s Blossomgame returns for senior season

Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame opted to withdraw from the NBA draft before Wednesday night’s deadline and come back to school for his senior season. The 6-foot-7 forward announced his intentions after returning to campus following a workout with the Phoenix Suns. Blossomgame was not projected to be a first-round draft pick next month despite scoring 27 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in... 

Jolly helps Tigers give Lee win over his former team

Trailing 4-0 with two outs and the bases empty in the fourth inning, No. 23 Clemson tallied eight straight hits to score seven runs in its 13-4 victory over College of Charleston at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the midweek series, improved to 32-16, while the Cougars fell to 24-22-1. College of Charleston, the alma mater of Tiger head coach Monte Lee,... 

CF grad Jolly caps Tigers’ comeback in walk-off win

Carolina Forest product and Clemson pinch-hitter Robert Jolly hit a walkoff single to score pinch-runner Jordan Greene for the winning run in No. 20 Clemson’s 4-3 victory over Winthrop at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers improved to 9-2, while the Eagles, led by former Tiger assistant coach Tom Riginos, fell to 7-6. Winthrop consistently quelled Clemson scoring opportunities,... 
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