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Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

USC fans voice opinions on Clemson playing for title

Nolan Belcher’s in-state rival will play for the college football national title Monday night. As a graduate of a Southeastern Conference school, Belcher says he’ll root for Alabama to hoist ...
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Newberry: Clemson's Lawson needs to do what's best for his career

If there's a chance of Clemson's Shaq Lawson wrecking his promising future, he needs to sit the national championship game out.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Clemson's loss to Alabama in 2008 started the Swinney era

The last meeting between the Clemson and Alabama, in 2008, was just the beginning for Alabama's dominance as a national power, it was the beginning of the end for then-Clemson coach Tommy Bowden ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Swinney's ties to Alabama leave fans torn

The matchup between Clemson and No. 2 Alabama in the national championship game is testing ties and allegiances in a way that's just a little bit awkward for some in Alabama.
By Jay Reeves

'Refrigerator' Perry hospitalized in Chicago

Aiken native and former Clemson star William "The Refrigerator" Perry was hospitalized in Chicago over the weekend because of a leg infection, according to multiple media reports.

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Michaux: Farr says unbeaten Tigers are similar to 1981 champs

James Farr sees a lot of similarities between the current 14-0 Clemson team heading to the College Football Playoff championship and his 12-0 Tiger team that won the national title in 1981.
By Scott Michaux

Clemson linebackers have keyed the Tigers' defense

Linebackers Ben Boulware and B.J. Goodson have made sure Clemson's defense continued to play at a national championship level this season.
By Pete Iacobelli

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Swinney confident Lawson will play against Alabama

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is "very optimistic" All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Title fight: Clemson's O-line vs. Alabama's defensive front

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one - and perhaps biggest - will come in the national championship game against Alabama's dominating defense.
By Pete Iacobelli

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Michaux: Swinney plays no-respect angle perfectly

Few coaches play the respect card as well as Clemson's cheerleading front man Dabo Swinney.
By Scott Michaux

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Clemson can reach its '15 for 15' goal

As if playing for the national championship wasn't enough motivation, No. 1 Clemson (14-0) will be vying for a piece of college football history as well when it meets No. 2 Alabama (13-1) in the ...
By Tim Reynolds

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Clemson romps to Orange Bowl win

Clemson is headed to the national championship game with a still-perfect record after a 37-17 smackdown of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Thursday.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Heels extend dominance of Tigers in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Marcus Paige scored 18 points to help No. 7 North Carolina beat Clemson 80-69 on Wednesday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener, extending the Tigers' long run of ...
By Aaron Beard

Diggs enjoys Clemson success

When Clemson plays in the Orange Bowl, Bubba Diggs will be firmly planted inside his man cave, a room filled with memorabilia of the tight end’s days when he played a part in helping the Tigers ...
By Chris Gay

Clemson sends three players home

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday that he has sent three players home from the Orange Bowl for violating team rules.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Defenses aren't getting much respect entering Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - No one will be tuning in to the Orange Bowl looking for a defensive slugfest.
By Paul Newberry

Michaux: Tigers' Tankersley embraces challenge

It's football strategy 101 - steer clear of an opponent's strengths and pick on its perceived weaknesses. Teams trying to find the weakest link in the Clemson Tigers' defense, however, ran into a ...
By Scott Michaux

Construction greets teams in build-up to Orange Bowl

Huge cranes are hovering outside the Orange Bowl stadium, as though trying to start a wave. They're ready to raise the roof - after Thursday's game.

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Marino stops by to visit with Clemson

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney got a special treat before Monday's practice.

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Lapses by Clemson's defense are a concern

Recent lapses by Clemson's defense, ranked seventh in the country, raises questions whether it's a national championship caliber unit.
By Pete Iacobelli

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