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Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Michaux: Tigers proved they belong

If there were any doubters left regarding the Tigers' place on the championship stage, they've gone into hiding.
By Scott Michaux

Watson shines but can't help Clemson bring title home

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Deshaun Watson certainly did his share for Clemson. The top-ranked Tigers needed even more against powerhouse Alabama.
By Pete Iacobelli

Tide captures fourth crown

GLENDALE, Arizona - No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the last seven seasons, outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night in the ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Surging Clemson knocks off No. 16 Louisville

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points and Avry Holmes added 16 points to lead Clemson to a 66-62 win over No. 16 Louisville on Sunday.

'Bama on verge of unprecedented run, with Clemson in the way

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Regardless of the outcome between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had a better run than the Crimson Tide under ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Clemson upsets cold-shooting No. 16 Louisville

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jaron Blossomgame scored 17 points and Avry Holmes added 16 points to lead Clemson to a 66-62 win over No. 16 Louisville on Sunday. 
By Jeffrey Collins

Area Clemson fans set sights on Arizona

When Clemson faces Alabama on Monday night for the national championship, the Aiken and Augusta areas will be well represented in Glendale, Ariz.
By David Lee

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Tiger QB predicted a 15-0 season in the summer

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson had nearly wrapped up a summertime appearance when someone asked if the Tigers could win a national championship. "No doubt about it," Watson said with a grin. ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Michaux: Swinney enjoying Clemson's journey

You can call Clemson's matchup in the College Football Playoff championship game many things. Dabo Swinney believes it's divine intervention.
By Scott Michaux

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

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