Stories by Pete Iacobelli

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Clemson won't be awed by ACC title game

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows his No. 1 Tigers are ready for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday after grinding out a 12-0 season.
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Gamecocks standing in Tigers' way

COLUMBIA - Top-ranked Clemson has been here before: With its undefeated season on the line and facing its bitter rival.
By Pete Iacobelli

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Gamecocks enjoy best start in 12 years

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Frank Martin was confident his team would get off to a good start. The Gamecocks are doing just that.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Clemson puts focus on 'what's next'

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promises his top-ranked Tigers won't lose focus, not this week with so much still left to accomplish, against rival South Carolina.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Balance of power shifted quickly in Clemson-South Carolina rivalry

It was only two years ago the Gamecocks and coach Steve Spurrier joyously celebrated a fifth consecutive win over the Tigers. Now, it’s Swinney on top, leading the nation’s No. 1 team into ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Watson, No. 1 Clemson romp past Wake Forest

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson enjoyed another big day and kept on track for the College Football Playoff with a 33-13 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Wake Forest is catching Clemson at the wrong time

Clemson is absolutely the wrong place for Wake Forest to try to solve its problems.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Swinney reminds team of how close their goal is

With the season's end in sight, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney wants his top-ranked Tigers to embrace the challenges ahead of them now that the ultimate goal is within reach.
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

No. 11 Florida holds off USC 24-14

Jordan Cronkrite had two first-half touchdowns and Kelvin Taylor's long run in the fourth quarter helped No. 11 Florida hold off South Carolina 24-14 on Saturday.
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Gators get back to business against Gamecocks

COLUMBIA - Now that No. 11 Florida has wrapped up the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division, coach Jim McElwain said the Gators can relax, get back to business and chase even bigger goals ahead.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Gamecocks, coach are running out of time

COLUMBIA - Shawn Elliott and the South Carolina Gamecocks know time is running out, both on the season and the chance for the interim coach to make a strong case for the permanent job.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

No. 1 Clemson looks to avoid letdowns

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson faces perhaps its most difficult challenge now that the top-ranked Tigers have successfully navigated the toughest games on their schedule.
By Pete Iacobelli

Martin believes Gamecocks are talented enough to reach tourney

South Carolina coach Frank Martin believes the bumps in the road the Gamecocks have endured trying to build a consistent winner are coming to an end.
By Pete Iacobelli

Displaced Tigers aren't making excuses

Top-to-bottom renovations at Littlejohn Coliseum that won't be complete until next season mean the Tigers will relocate to Greenville, S.C., about 30 miles northeast of campus. 
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Unbeaten Tigers secure trip to Charlotte

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson, which landed atop the first CFP rankings this week, took a huge step toward the playoffs with a 23-13 victory over Florida State on Saturday.
By Pete Iacobelli

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Tigers, Seminoles set for highly-anticipated showdown

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows he won't have to ramp up his enthusiasm this week with No. 17 Florida State in town to take on the third-ranked Tigers.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Gamecocks making progress on offense

South Carolna took a step forward on offense in last week's loss to Texas A&M.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Clemson, Florida State contest could determine division

CLEMSON, S.C. - Quar­terback Deshaun Watson understands the higher stakes this week for the No. 3 Tigers against No. 17 Florida State and plans to keep calm the only way he knows how - by not ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Elliott hopes to show he has what it takes

COLUMBIA - Interim coach Shawn Elliott has yet to meet formally with athletic director Ray Tanner to discuss replacing Steve Spurrier. But he believes he's part of an on-the-job interview.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Surging No. 3 Clemson not looking past North Carolina State

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said the No. 3 Tigers won't change their approach after their statement-making win at Miami, or their rise in the rankings.
By Pete Iacobelli
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