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No. 23 Clemson clobbers SC State in home opener

In its first home game of the season, No. 23 Clemson looked to rebound from last week’s loss in Athens against the SC State Bulldogs, and it didn’t disappoint, as the Tigers cruised past the Bulldogs 73-7 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers totaled 735 total yards of offense, while holding SC State to 44, moving to 1-1 on the season heading into the bye week. Clemson moved the ball... 

Gamecocks, Tigers plummet in polls after Week 1 defeats

South Carolina and Clemson nearly dropped in the AP Top college football poll after suffering tough opening-week losses to nationally ranked teams. The Gamecocks fell to 21st in the AP Poll after falling 52-28 to Texas A&M, which took South Carolina’s No. 9 preseason spot in the poll. Clemson fell from 16th to 23rd after now No. 6 Georgia scored a 45-21 victory over the Tigers. Florida State... 

Dawgs, Gurley take bite out of Tigers in second half

Todd Gurley rushed for 198 yards and scored four touchdowns, including one on a 100-yard kickoff return, and 12th-ranked Georgia rolled to a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. On a hot and humid night at Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, a sellout crowd of 92,749 was treated to Gurley’s version of a one-man show. The junior tailback, who had... 

Tigers RB Brooks suffers season-ending foot injury

Clemson junior running back Zac Brooks is out for the season with a foot injury. Coach Dabo Swinney said Brooks, the team’s most complete running back and one pegged for an expanded role this season with Roderick McDowell gone, will be missed by the Tigers. “This is a big loss because he is reliable in all phases of the game,” Swinney said. Clemson enters the season with new starters... 

Strand’s Belair, Glodack fill leadership roles for Tigers

The Grand Strand is well represented on the 2014 Clemson men’s soccer squad this season. Former Socastee High standout Bobby Belair and ex-Carolina Forest goalkeeper Chris Glodack will play key roles for the Tigers this season. Belair, a fifth-year graduate student at Clemson, was named one of two team captains, while Glodack inherits the starting role between the pipes for the Tigers this season. “It’s... 

Gamecocks ranked ninth, Tigers 16th in first AP poll

South Carolina football team enters the 2014 season ranked ninth in the Associated Press preseason poll, released today. The Gamecocks were also ranked ninth in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll, released earlier this month. Carolina finished the 2013 season ranked fourth in both major polls. The Gamecocks, coming off three straight 11-2 campaigns, received 1,015 points to place ninth. Florida State... 

Tigers hold final tune-up for season opener at Georgia

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was more upbeat after Saturday’s dress rehearsal, the final stadium scrimmage of the preseason for the Tigers as they prepare to meet the 12th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Aug. 30. “We had a little of everything today,” Swinney said. “We had some good and had some bad on both sides of the ball. Overall, I thought the defense set the tempo and had a good day. There were... 

Swinney happy with Tigers in intra-squad scrimmage

The Tigers held their first stadium scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday morning and Head Coach Dabo Swinney was pleased by what he saw overall. “It was just the first scrimmage, but I was encouraged,” said Swinney, who is in the process of getting his team ready to face No. 12 Georgia in the season-opener in Athens on August 30. “We have had a tough last four days of practice and the team... 

Clemson opens fall practice with Georgia on their minds

The Tigers opened fall practice on Friday in unseasonably cool temperatures, among the best opening days weather wise anyone could remember. It led to a spirited first practice for Dabo Swinney’s Tigers, who open the season August 30 at Georgia. “I don’t know what’s going on with the weather,” Swinney said. “Today’s temperatures made for a good practice. It was great to be back.” The... 

Gamecocks crack top 10, Tigers in top 20 of poll

The South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth in the preseason US Today Coaches Poll, while Clemson starts the season at No. 16. The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Clemson also went 11-2 last season and earned 530 total points. Alabama (1,455), Oklahoma (1,382), Oregon (1,314) and Auburn (1,271)... 
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