ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

Football 04/18/19, 10:02

Dabo Swinney's quarterback situation at Clemson seems settled for a while. Not many of his colleagues around the Atlantic Coast Conference can say the same thing.Ten schools faced questions of varying degrees of urgency at QB this spring. Eight of those schools lost a starter from last year either due ...

Huskers’ Martinez eyes encore to fantastic freshman campaign

Football 04/13/19, 02:03

Adrian Martinez pulled off an incredible feat in his first season at Nebraska, something few who came before him had done at a place where football is a year-round passion.Martinez didn't just live up to the hype that followed him from Fresno, California, to Lincoln as coach Scott Frost's first ...

Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant finds new home at Missouri

Football 04/12/19, 01:12

By the end of last season, Missouri fans were enjoying quarterback Drew Lock's final days running the Tigers' offense and wondering who would take over this fall.The answer came in a Twitter post the night of Dec. 4 when Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring to Missouri. The former Clemson ...

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

Sports 01/12/19, 12:06

Clemson is celebrating its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans on a chilly, overcast morning.Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the route, with All-American defensive tackle Christian Wilkins displaying a victory cigar and tossing doughnuts to the crowd. Quarterback ...

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

Football 01/08/19, 06:00

Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time.He's got a case.With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football's greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and ...

Clemson offensive line confident it could succeed vs Tide

Football 01/08/19, 01:58

Clemson's first series ended in a three-and-out, yet center Justin Falcinelli was beaming with confidence.It only got better for the Tigers after that.The matchup between Alabama's vaunted defensive line and Clemson's offensive line that was projected as a mismatch was indeed one-sided. Only it was the Tigers controlling things up ...

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

Sports 01/07/19, 23:52

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat 'Bama for the national title ...

Clemson QB Switch: Tigers thrived after freshman’s promotion

Sports 01/05/19, 15:38

The choice was clear for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney last September— freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence deserved to start over well-liked, well-respected senior Kelly Bryant.It's a move that could've led to dissension, in-fighting and a divided locker room. Instead, the switch started the second-ranked Tigers on a glide path to the ...

Podcast: Previewing Bama-Clemson, reviewing bowl season

Sports 01/03/19, 14:39

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, playing for the championship for the third time.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Cole Cubelic from the SEC Network breaks down the Tigers and Crimson Tide. What matchups ...

With Alabama-Clemson IV set, get ready for part 5 in 2019

Football 12/30/18, 08:01

Before Alabama-Clemson IV is even played, know that part five of college football's epic championship series is already in production.The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 2 Tigers will meet for the fourth straight year in the College Football Playoff, and third time in the championship game, on Jan. 7 in ...

Notre Dame title drought extends with another big bowl loss

Football 12/29/18, 20:05

Notre Dame missed out on a big early game-turning play by the very nose of the football. The Fighting Irish defense missed having All-America cornerback Julian Love on the field for much of the Cotton Bowl.When the third-ranked Irish needed just about everything to go perfect, their national championship drought ...

Lawrence lights up Notre Dame, No. 2 Clemson cruises 30-3

Football 12/29/18, 19:50

Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship game for the third time in four seasons.The Tigers (14-0) will play either No. 1 Alabama — for ...

No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame in playoff after QB switches

Football 12/27/18, 02:42

Clemson and Notre Dame weren't even a month into this season when they made unexpected quarterback switches while undefeated with seniors who had won a lot of games.Neither of those senior starters was even injured, but the Tigers and Fighting Irish decided to make early changes. Both teams are still ...

Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Football 12/09/18, 11:32

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could very well ...

QB Lawrence, RB Etienne anchor Clemson’s high-octane offense

Football 12/07/18, 10:29

Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne are young, a bit raw and awfully talented.Together, they anchor Clemson's high-octane offense and have helped the No. 2 Tigers get into in the College Football Playoff. Now, Lawrence, a freshman quarterback, and Etienne are hunting a national title."We've had goals set out ...

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 ...

No. 2 Clemson clobbers Pitt 42-10 for 4th straight ACC title

Football 12/01/18, 23:41

Travis Etienne ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns, Trevor Lawrence threw two short scoring passes to Tee Higgins and No. 2 Clemson beat Pitt 42-10 on Saturday night to become the first team to win four straight Atlantic Coast Conference championships.Clemson (13-0, CFP No. 2) is expected to face ...

No. 2 Clemson goes 12-0 with 56-35 win over Gamecocks

Sports 11/24/18, 22:53

Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 393 yards, Adam Choice rushed for three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson capped a perfect regular season with a 56-35 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night for its fifth consecutive rivalry win.The Tigers reached 12-0 for the second time in four seasons and ...

No. 2 Clemson, South Carolina QBs hope for rivalry impact

Sports 11/23/18, 10:30

Both South Carolina's Jake Bentley and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence hope to make their first winning impact on the Palmetto State rivalry.Bentley, a junior, has started the past two games against Clemson — both demoralizing losses where the Gamecocks (6-4) were badly overmatched and lost by a combined 90-17 margin. ...

No. 2 Clemson overcomes slow start to beat Duke 35-6

Football 11/17/18, 22:37

Trevor Lawrence was 21 for 38 for 251 yards and two touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson overcame a slow start to beat Duke 35-6 on Saturday night to finish a perfect Atlantic Coast Conference season.Clemson (11-0, 8-0) fell behind 6-0 early. Lawrence was 0 for 7 on third downs in ...

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