October 5, 2015

Shrine Bowl releases rosters for 2015 game

Austin Scott

Austin Scott

The rosters for the South Carolina and North Carolina Shrine Bowl teams for 2015 were announced Monday. The game will be played on December 19th at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium.

The two quarterbacks for the Sandlappers will be rivals from Spartanburg, Austin Scott of Spartanburg and Collin Hill of Dorman.  Spartanburg star running back and Clemson commitment Tavien Feaster headlines the running backs.

Spartanburg is one of eight programs to have the maximum two players selected for the team.  The others are Byrnes, Greer, Hanahan, Lexington, Newberry, Northwestern and Westwood.   [Read more…]

Tigers’ TV time for BC announced & two Tigers honored by league

acc logoThe ACC announced the kickoff times for its October 17th games Monday morning and the Boston College at Clemson game will kickoff at 7:00 PM in Death Valley.  The game will be televised by ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Tigers game this coming Saturday against Georgia Tech will kickoff at 3:30 PM.

Also, two Tigers were honored by the league as players of the week for their performances in the win over Notre Dame.

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#STRecruiting; Greer DB Troy Pride visits Clemson, sets ND visit as well

Troy Pride

Troy Pride

DB Troy Pride of Greer remains active on the recruiting front despite a long standing commitment to Virginia Tech. He still considers himself a Hokie commitment yet he’s checking out other options.

Saturday night he was at Clemson for the Notre Dame game, one of many top prospects to attend the game.  He was there without a Clemson offer but that didn’t detract from the experience of the big game in Death Valley.

“It was pretty good,” Pride said.  “I got to see that Death Valley’s atmosphere,  which was grea, t and I definitely liked how they do things in Clemson.  I talked to a few coaches, including Coach Reed, but nothing really (on an offer).  They have spoken about one.”

Pride does have an offer from Notre Dame and has set an official visit to South Bend for October 17th for the Southern Cal game.  He has not set any other visits. He also has offers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Marshall, Mercer and Appalachian State.

This season Pride has 35 total tackles and 2 interceptions.  He’s also scored a total of ten touchdowns on offense and defense.

Some other notes….

2017 QB Chase Brice of Loganville, GA was at Clemson Saturday night.

2017 DE Eli Huggins of Cumming, GA was at Clemson Saturday night.

DE Tony Clayton of Vienna, GA has a top five, in order, of Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State and Oklahoma. Clemson recruited him for an extended period before ending the pursuit, and USC has been recriting him with more zest of late.

Basketball News:

Texas Tech Sunday offered 2017  2G AJ Oliver of Daniel.  Clemson has also offered.  His mother is Clemson women’s coach.

2017 2G Peyton Broughton of London, KY was at Clemson Saturday night.

6-9 PF Jordan Bruner of Spring Valley made his official visit to Clemson over the weekend.  He will now make his choice between the Tigers and Yale.


Pollsters reward Tigers for their win over Notre Dame

AP rankingAll it took was a prime-time win over Notre Dame for Clemson to get some love from the voters in the AP and coaches polls.  The Tigers moved backwards each of the past two weeks despite winning at Louisville and having a bye week.

But last night’s thrilling two point victory over the Irish pushed the Tigers well up into the top ten. They are now sixth in each trailing only Ohio State, TCU, Baylor, Michigan State and Utah in the AP ranking.

USC’s opponent this Saturday, LSU, is ranked 7th by the AP and 5th by the coaches this week.

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Tiger fans won’t have a late night this Saturday

Deshaun Watson hurt his knee vs Georgia Tech last season

Deshaun Watson hurt his knee vs Georgia Tech last season

Clemson fans had to wait until 8:22 PM for kickoff of the Notre Dame game this past Saturday.  Their wait won’t be as long this Saturday for the Georgia Tech game in Death Valley.

That gametime has been set for 3:30 PM with the game televised on ABC/ESPN2.  ESPN used its six day option to wait until today to announce that kickoff time.  The prime time game that night will be Miami at Florida State.

The ACC weekend begins Friday night with NC State traveling to Virginia Tech.

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