Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Adams, Dean look forward to season

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal interviews a couple of local Clemson lads -- Gaines Adams and Jad Dean -- about their prospects for the upcoming football season.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Farewell to IPTAY's George Bennett

Clemson's IPTAY director, called a "national icon," is retiring after 27 years of service to the school. Thanks, George.

RECRUITING UPDATE: Clemson has been getting some really solid commitments this summer.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

That was the year that was

Tigernet has posted a wrap-up of Clemson's sports highlights for 2003-04. Check it out.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Carson to handle sideline radio duties

Chad Carson, a hard-working linebacker at Clemson in the late 1990s, will be the sideline reporter for football radio broadcasts this fall.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Defensive backup Morris to leave Clemson

Kelvin Morris, a senior backup linebacker, has been declared academically ineligible and will leave Clemson. More here, here and here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Vote for 2003's best plays

The official Clemson site is running a poll to determine which plays were the most exciting in 2003. Let 'em know what you think.

CLEMSON NOTES: CBS Sports has updated its Clemson page with some preseason rankings for the Tigers. Here goes:

Ranked 13th by Lindy's, 16th by Street & Smith's, 13th by Athlon. LB Leroy Hill, 2nd team All-America by Lindy's and Athlon, 3rd team by Street & Smith's. Receivers ranked 10th nationally by Lindy's.

Whole thing here. And, a preview in the wake of spring practice here.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Currie, Hill are fastest football players

Airese Currie and Tye Hill of Clemson had the best times in the 100-meter dash among college athletes who double as track competitors and football players.

"College football's fastest men." I like the sound of that.

RECRUITING UPDATE: According to The State, Clemson is close to getting commitments from two of South Carolina's top prep prospects: linebacker Josh Miller of Manning, S.C., and Mullins, S.C., offensive lineman Jamarcus Grant.

UNIFORM UPDATE: The Greenville News reports that Clemson's uniforms for 2004 will resemble the Denver Broncos, but won't be a radical change from the current design.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Despite surgery, Currie should be fine for football

Clemson receiver Airese Currie, who was jumped by a couple of Florida State thugs at the NCAA track and field championships in Austin, Texas, will have to undergo minor surgery but will be OK.

PHILLIPS BIOGRAPHY: A book outlining the story of late Clemson broadcaster Jim Phillips is in the works. Phillips died last September after 35 years as the "voice of the Tigers."

RODRIGUEZ INTERVIEW: Tigernet has an interview with current West Virginia head coach and former Clemson assistant Rich Rodriguez. Check it out.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

FSU track thugs assault Currie

This was all the buzz on Tigernet's message boards on Monday. Clemson track/football star Airese Currie was allegedly jumped by a couple of Florida State track athletes in Austin, Texas, the site of the NCAA championships. Currie sustained minor injuries to his face -- from a bottle! -- and will be OK to play football this fall.

Note how the two stories were handled by the media. The State has a very detailed report, while the Tallahassee Democrat's version is, um, rather cryptic, to say the least.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Top signee reports in June; new commitments

Top-rated safety Michael Hamlin of Lamar, S.C., will join Clemson in June. Also, The State has information on a couple of recent commitments.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Clemson lands commitment from receiver

Wide receiver Rendrick Taylor of Marlboro County has committed to play football for the Tigers, and he could join the team as early as spring 2005.

Friday, June 11, 2004

Tigers to get national TV exposure this fall

Clemson will be on national TV a couple of times in the month of September.

The Sept. 4 season opener against Wake Forest will be broadcast on ABC at 3:30 p.m. The following week's game, against Georgia Tech, will air in prime time on ABC beginning at 8 p.m.

Additionally, the Sept. 18 contest at Texas A&M will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and will be shown nationally on TBS.

SPEEDY DUO: Clemson football players Tye Hill and Airese Currie produced their best times of the season in a couple of sprinting events at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Austin, Texas.

BCS SHAKEUP: The Greenville News' Bart Wright has an update on what's going on with the Bowl Championship Series.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Two Tigers ready to run to glory

Football players Airese Currie and Tye Hill will be running for the Tigers at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin June 9 in Austin, Texas.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

I'm back after a nice break

Apologies for the lack of posts over the past several days. I've been on vacation.

Anyway, here's a football-related story I managed to dig up amid all the coverage of Clemson's tough exit from the NCAA baseball tournament. It's about cornerback Tye Hill, who may end his career as a top track sprinter in order to focus more on football. Hill is one of the top sprinters in college track.