The Dabo Way: Swinney keeps mood light at surging Clemson

Football 12/24/18, 03:23

Dabo Swinney likes to keep the mood around Clemson's football program light, with lots of revelry.It's the Dabo Way. And it seems to be working. Top recruits keep arriving each year, assistants don't want to leave and the Tigers keep winning.Swinney, in his 10th year at Clemson, like most coaches ...

Kelly relishes Irish role as playoff ‘new kids on the block’

Sports 12/06/18, 20:27

Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block."The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth straight playoff. Swinney ...

No. 2 Clemson dominates All-ACC team again with 11 Tigers

Football 12/04/18, 12:12

No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday.The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference.Five Tigers made the first team, and four were ...

Clemson’s Swinney miffed by critics after South Carolina win

Football 11/25/18, 18:36

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is angry at those complaining about the second-ranked Tigers' latest dominant victory.Swinney said Sunday he was shown articles and reports critical of his team's play in a 56-35 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night. Swinney said he'll never apologize for a three-touchdown win over his ...

ACC Mismatch?: Pitt hopes to challenge No. 2 Clemson

Football 11/25/18, 17:43

Neither Clemson coach Dabo Swinney nor Pitt's Pat Narduzzi sees the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game as a looming blowout, no matter how many others do.The second-ranked Tigers (CFP No. 2) come in on a major roll, the ACC Atlantic champions capping their second 12-0 season since 2015 with a ...

No. 2 Clemson seeking fifth straight win vs South Carolina

Football 11/19/18, 14:42

Clemson center Justin Falcinelli was getting ready for college five years ago when he heard from family, friends and other schools about the Tigers' five straight losses to rival South Carolina.Now, the second-ranked Tigers (11-0) have a chance to hang their own five-game win streak on the Gamecocks (6-4), something ...

Seniors, No. 2 Clemson seeking more milestones against Duke

Football 11/16/18, 10:10

While Clemson coach Dabo Swinney feels like this season has gone by quickly, his time with his record-setting seniors probably has slipped by even faster.Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC) looks to complete a perfect run through the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season when it faces Duke (7-3, 3-3) on Saturday night.The ...

No. 2 Clemson heavily favored in ACC matchup vs Louisville

Football 11/02/18, 10:36

No. 2 Clemson has not been challenged the past month and struggling Louisville looks to be overmatched heading into Saturday's matchup with the Tigers.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't buying it, and doesn't want his team to buy into thinking Saturday's game against the Cardinals will be a cake walk.Swinney, channeling ...

No. 3 Clemson, No. 16 NC State clash in ACC showdown

Football 10/19/18, 11:56

The Clemson-North Carolina State football series has been one of the most competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference.It has also been one of the oddest.There have various incidents when the teams meet, including towel stealing, staffers shoving players and rogue laptops on the sidelines.But all of that should be secondary ...

Dabo Swinney, Ryan Finley among ACC’s first-half winners

Football 10/17/18, 12:48

This has not been a run-of-the-mill first half of the season for the Atlantic Coast Conference.Sure, No. 3 Clemson looks as strong as ever, but who saw a change coming at quarterback while the Tigers were undefeated? That's only one of the ACC's surprises that set the pace for some ...

Football parity dominating the ACC _ except at Clemson

Football 10/10/18, 11:56

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney breathed a big sigh of relief when his Tigers remained unbeaten — barely — in a come-from-behind victory over Syracuse.The winning touchdown in a 27-23 triumph just over a week ago was scored with less than a minute to play — in Death Valley, no less, ...

Top 25 Takeaways: Is Clemson resilient or flawed?

Football 09/29/18, 20:00

No. 3 Clemson is starting to look a little like another highly touted Atlantic Coast Conference team that reached the College Football Playoff with an unbeaten record, built on a foundation of great escapes.The Tigers' latest trick was a 10-point, fourth-quarter comeback victory against Syracuse in Death Valley on Saturday, ...

Etienne rallies No. 3 Clemson to 27-23 win over Orange

Football 09/29/18, 16:01

With new starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence knocked out of the game, No. 3 Clemson rallied behind Travis Etienne, who ran for 2-yard touchdown with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers a 27-23 victory over Syracuse on Saturday.Etienne finished with three TDs and a career-high 203 ...

Clemson QB Bryant transferring after losing starting job

Sports 09/26/18, 11:26

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant feels he didn't get a fair shot to keep his job and has decided to transfer after highly touted freshman Trevor Lawrence was named the starter for the third-ranked Tigers.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced the senior's intention to transfer Wednesday, two days after it was announced ...

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