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Honor, Hall and Simms come through in the clutch for #Clemson (AUDIO)

Nick Honor, Aamir Simms and P.J. Hall each contributed a clutch overtime basket as Clemson (9-1) knocked off NC State 74-70 in overtime at Littlejohn Coliseum, Tuesday. Facing a sturdy Wolfpack defense and trailing by as many as nine points, Honor kept Clemson within striking distance by knocking down 5 of his 6 three-pointers and …

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Sugar Bowl a bitter end for #Clemson as Tigers fall to Ohio State 49-28 (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Clemson was unable to make a return trip to the National Championship Game for the third consecutive season, falling to Ohio State 49-28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Friday. Ohio State scored a touchdown on five straight possessions to close the first half in building a 35-14 …

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Swinney shares how #Clemson game day duties will shift in absence of Elliott (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Ohio State head coach Ryan Day addressed the media in a conference setting for the final time before their teams meet in tomorrow’s Sugar Bowl as part of the College Football Playoff. Swinney answered multiple questions about how his staff is handling the absence of offensive coordinator Tony Elliott. …

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Beamer introduces #Gamecocks assistants Kimrey, Friend and Lembo (AUDIO)

Gamecocks head football coach Shane Beamer introduced three new assistant coaches as part of a media conference call, Monday. Former Gamecocks quarterback and grad assistant Erik Kimrey (tight ends) returns to USC after winning 12 SCISA state titles in 17 years as the head coach at Hammond in Columbia. Will Friend (offensive line) joins the …

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Simms records double-double as #Clemson moves to 6-1 (AUDIO)

Clemson overcame a slow start in a rare weekday noon game to pull away from Morehead State 66-51, Monday. Clemson (6-1, 0-1) trailed by two before closing the half on a 19-3 run over the last 6:46 to take a 32-19 lead into the locker room. Amir Simms recorded his first double-double of the season …

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Coastal Carolina to make first bowl appearance at Orlando’s Cure Bowl (AUDIO)

From Coastal Carolina Athletics: The sixth-annual FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl will pit No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt) versus No. 23 Liberty (9-1) on Dec. 26th. “We are excited to make history with our program’s first-ever bowl appearance at the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. As the Sun Belt Conference Champions, our team is …

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#Gamecocks make return to Tampa for Gasparilla Bowl, Bobo ready to get back to work (AUDIO)

South Carolina (2-8) has been selected to play in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 26th. The Gamecocks are set face UAB from Conference USA. Interim head coach Mike Bobo will continue on in his role through the bowl game and Bobo confirmed new head coach Shane Beamer will observe …

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Swinney gearing #Clemson up quickly for Sugar Bowl matchup with Ohio State (AUDIO)

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Ohio State head coach Ryan Day addressed the media, Sunday, for the first time since their teams were selected to meet in the Sugar Bowl as part of the College Football Playoff. The Tigers and the Buckeyes are each coming off wins in their respective conference championship games, but …

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#Clemson rolls through Irish for sixth straight ACC title (AUDIO)

Clemson wrapped up a sixth consecutive ACC Championship, locked up a position in the College Football Playoff and avenged its only loss of the season with a 34-10 victory over Notre Dame in Charlotte, Saturday. Trevor Lawrence took home the ACC Championship Game MVP award after throwing for 322 yards, rushing for 90 yards and …

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#Clemson drops ACC opener in Blacksburg (AUDIO)

A last-minute rally fell short as Clemson (5-1, 0-1) suffered its first loss of the season due to a sluggish start in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday. Virginia Tech held the Tigers to 38% shooting from the floor for the game and just 33% in the first half in a 66-60 victory. Clemson did find the energy …

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#Clemson holds position in CFP rankings, Chants up to no. 12

Clemson remained no. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings released, Tuesday. The Tigers’ opponent in Saturday’s ACC Championship, Notre Dame, also held its position at no. 2. Clemson (9-1, 8-1) and Notre Dame (10-0, 8-0) were both off this past week. Coastal Carolina moved up another spot to no. 12 following a 42-38 victory …

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Board of Trustees approves 5-year contract for new #Gamecocks coach Beamer

The USC board of Trustees Tuesday signed off on the contract for new football coach Shane Beamer. As was first reported by SportsTalkSC when Beamer was hired, the contract is for five years at $2.75 million dollars per season. The deal will consist of $1.1 million in base salary plus $1.65 million from outside compensation.