Amari Rodgers caught a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the Tigers' 41-6 rout at Syracuse, finishing with four receptions for 121 yards, after catching just two passes for 6 yards in his return against Texas A&M the previous week. He beamed afterwards.
Linebackers Isaiah Simmons, Chad Smith and James Skalski stood tall, recording a combined 27 tackles and guiding the Tigers to a 41-6 victory at Syracuse.
Pigskin Picks VIP Picker Stephen Garcia, the former South Carolina quarterback, recalls his exchange with Nick Saban following the Gamecocks' 2010 upset of Alabama, and the party that night.
Clemson plays Syracuse on Saturday night at the Carrier Dome, the site of the Orange's shocking win over the Tigers in 2017.
The true freshman has earned comparisons to former Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, a first-round draft pick for the New York Giants.
The clock was ticking. Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers' targeted return date of Sept. 7 was fewer than 48 hours away, and he had cleared every hurdle except for one since suffering a torn ACL in his right knee March 25.
Gene Sapakoff column: Cut by the Buffalo Bills, former Clemson player Ray-Ray McCloud has quickly fit in with his new team, the Carolina Panthers, thanks to some advice from his college head coach, Dabo Swinney.
Former Clemson star Sammy Watkins scored three touchdowns Sunday in Kansas City's 40-26 win over Jacksonville.
The Tigers might not play in a close game until the College Football Playoff, where the sport's other giants will await. That's not for several months, though. In the meantime, Clemson will aim to smooth out whatever rough edges remain.
Successful football players don't play the game scared. They get in opponents's faces and fight back. But Clemson coaches wouldn't mind Lawrence work on his sliding.
Gene Sapakoff column: Considered a weakness early and late during the 2018 regular season, the Clemson secondary in snuffing out the Texas A&M passing game proved itself a primary Tiger force in 2019
The No. 1 Tigers are simply on another level than most of the nation, and that was apparent by the end of their 24-10 win over No. 12 Texas A&M at Death Valley.
College of Charleston's Bailey Ober and Clemson's Weston Wilson faced each other last week in the first round of a double-A playoff series, with Wilson's team coming out on top.
Pigskin Picks: Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford, winner of the 1981 national championship, serves as Guest VIP Picker for Week 2.
For all the praise Clemson's Trevor Lawrence earned from Dabo Swinney and his teammates for the touchdown-saving tackle he made against Georgia Tech, some fans on social media expressed concern for his decision.
Travis Etienne will be front and center Saturday, when No. 1 Clemson hosts No. 12 Texas A&M on ABC-TV. But that doesn't mean Etienne has to like all of the attention.
There are many reasons for the increase in younger starting quarterbacks in college football, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday, some more predictable than others.
Gene Sapakoff column: Texas A&M, by far Clemson's toughest opponent during the regular season, is the game Heisman Trophy voters likely will use to evaluate Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence
"I have a lot of people back home that look up to me. I have a lot of family that's counting on me to do well, not just on the field, off the field as well."
The Houston Astros dealt Clemson's Seth Beer to Arizona hoping to boost their World Series chances. But will they regret losing such a promising prospect?
Pigskin Picks, Week 1: Starring Bobby Cremins, former College of Charleston and Georgia Tech head basketball coach and former South Carolina player, as the Guest VIP Picker.
Gene Sapakoff column: Trevor Lawrence in a season-opening win over Georgia Tech sent a message to future Clemson opponents, warning that a quarterback with an NFL-caliber arm can run a little bit, too.
Top-ranked Clemson rolled to a 52-14 victory over Georgia Tech behind the running of Travis Etienne.
Several of the nation's largest cable television providers have not reached deals with the ACC Network, which makes its debut Thursday night with the Clemson-Georgia Tech football game.
The Tigers, including returning star sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence and a stable of talented skill players, have a 98.8 percent chance of victory, per ESPN's Football Power Index.
Clemson's police chief and associate vice president for public safety, has teamed up with the university's communications department to provide social media monitoring before, during and after all seven 2019 home football games, starting Thursday when the Tigers open the season against Georgia Tech.
Some students come to Clemson for the esteemed College of Business. Some come for the in-state tuition. And some come for the school spirit, a gloriously contagious energy that traces back to the football team's massive success — as does the athletic department's rising annual revenue.
The 2020 ballot for the SC Football Hall of Fame includes Wando legend and former NFL star Dexter Coakley, as well as former Citadel players and coaches among other legends with Lowcountry ties.
Winning big has made Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney a very popular man with coaches and managers who want to improve, from rising college stars to NBA champs to World Series winners.
Wide receiver EJ Williams of Phenix City, Ala., has watched his former high school teammate become a star at Clemson and wants to do the same thing.
The Tigers' defensive line last season was considered by many to be among the best in program history, and the group's early professional success was validating. It also left Clemson with five hefty question marks entering this season.
The new ACC Network is carrying Clemson's game against Georgia Tech next week, but many national cable providers have not signed on.
Gene Sapakoff column: The best way for South Carolina football fans to annoy smug Clemson fans? Send postcards from wonderful summer trips impoverished Clemson fans can't afford to take after spending all their money traveling to Santa Clara, Dallas, Phoenix, New Orleans, Tampa and Miami for mere football games these last four years.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.
Clemson, coming off a 15-0 season and led by a cast including quarterback Trevor Lawrence, is No. 1 in the 2019 preseason Associated Press football poll
Football is a team sport, and rare it is that stars rise without others pushing them from lower on the depth chart. That's where Batson comes in.
Why Clemson and South Carolina will meet or exceed 2019 expectations, and other Palmetto State college football predictions.
Gene Sapakoff column: Sure, having Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence makes life easier. But Clemson quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter is an underrated quarterbacks coach who draws praise from campus to the NFL.
Alabama coach Nick Saban wants major college teams to schedule 10 games per season versus Power 5 opponents, an ahead-of-the-curve idea that calls for Clemson and South Carolina to adjust
Clemson's head coach has developed a soft spot for Joseph Ngata. Asked when he realized what he had with the freshman wide receiver, Dabo Swinney replied: "First day of practice."
Clemson's J.C. Chalk is the grandson of former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings, who was Dabo Swinney's college coach.