January 12, 2016 |
AS HUMAN BEINGS, we possess plenty of instinctual reactions that play important roles in the propagation of our species. For instance, when confronted with a threat, we feel an urge to fight or flee. So it remains a bit of a mystery that, despite years of natural selection, the urge we feel when confronted with a good idea is to form a committee and ensure its demise. Clemson plays Alabama Monday night for the so-called national college football title, and if history is any indication, it will be an awful, awful game.
November 12, 2015 |
Y OU'RE NOT go to believe this. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney decided to name long snapper Jim Brown a captain for this week's game against Syracuse as a tribute to the great Orange running back with the same name. A nice gesture, no? Except none his players ever heard of the original Jim Brown, the Hall of Fame running back, who starred at 'Cuse from 1954-56. "One thing that's kind of funny, I've been waiting all year to name Jim Brown the captain for the Syracuse game," Swinney told Clemson reporters.
October 11, 2015 |
As Notre Dame gets set to play Navy, let's not move past 21-9 too quickly. That was the score, Notre Dame fans remember all too well, when the Irish got to the end zone at Clemson last weekend, early in the fourth quarter. Going for two points right then, with 14 minutes and 13 seconds left in regulation, apparently was what Irish coach Brian Kelly's little cheat sheet told him to do. That move may have taken the Irish out of national-championship consideration. With four minutes left in a game, that makes sense.
June 19, 2015 |
IT WAS about this time last year when Aaron Jersild first got a chance to see the sweet-swinging high school junior from Georgia. Jersild, a former Clemson pitcher and the Phillies' area scout in Georgia, watched Cornelius Randolph, a lefthanded-hitting shortstop from Griffin High who had committed to Clemson, and filed a glowing report. "He was an unusually polished high school hitter, and you just don't see that every day with what we do," Jersild said yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.
June 12, 2015 |
Cornelius Randolph has two options: a full scholarship to play baseball at Clemson, or a signing bonus in the millions and a contract with the Phillies. The Phillies' first-round pick said Wednesday he's "pretty confident" that a deal will be made soon with the team. "We'll see how it goes, though. " On Monday, the Phillies used the 10th overall pick in the draft on Randolph, who signed a letter of intent in November to play baseball at Clemson. Randolph is being advised by agent Scott Boras, one of baseball's most powerful figures.
January 16, 2015 |
MANOLO SANCHEZ could just as easily have been a baseball player instead of a soccer player. The University City native spent as much time on diamonds as on rectangular fields while growing up. But once soccer really took hold of him, it never let go. Over the years, the game has led Sanchez on a path through Germantown Friends School, the prestigious Yardley-Makefield Soccer program, and a college career that started at Louisville and ended...
November 21, 2014 |
Rookie K.J. McDaniels played just 11 minutes for the 76ers on Wednesday night, scoring eight points. His role has diminished over the last four games since he played 28 minutes last week against Toronto. It is frustrating and hard to deal with, he said. "But I'm just coming in here and trying to work hard every day," McDaniels said. "I'm trying to leave it to Coach and stay humble about it. " His mother chose to be a bit more open. Shawn Chapman McDaniels posted on Twitter Wednesday during the loss to the Celtics that the Sixers were tanking the season and messing with her son. In October, she tweeted that the Sixers were a "screwed up program.
May 19, 2014 |
SAMMY WATKINS III had one main piece of advice for his sons, Sammy Watkins IV and Jaylen Watkins, as they grew up in Fort Myers, Fla. "If you want to play football, if that's what you want to do as a career, you have to go at it hard," the elder Watkins said yesterday, during a break from his job driving tractor-trailers filled with cases of Gatorade. This, Watkins knew from experience, having shown promise as a high school running back himself. He said he was highly recruited, but didn't do well on the SAT and ended up at Concord College in West Virginia, where he played a year before dropping out and entering the Army Reserve.
February 13, 2014 |
Steve Vasturia made a pair of three-pointers in the second overtime, and Eric Atkins added 16 points as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-12, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived squandering a six-point lead late in regulation to beat visiting Clemson, 68-64, Tuesday night in South Bend, Ind. K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers (15-8, 6-5) with a career-high 30 points and 14 rebounds. Florida 67, Tennessee 58 - Scottie Wilbekin had 21 points and six assists for the No. 3 Gators (22-2, 11-0 Southeastern Conference)
November 23, 2013 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Clemson's top scorer, K.J. McDaniels, got going in the second half and proved too much for Temple in a 72-58 win over the Owls at TD Arena in the first round of the Charleston Classic Thursday night. Daniels finished with 20 points and eight rebounds as Clemson improved to 4-0. The Owls (1-3) will face Georgia at 7 p.m. Friday in the consolation bracket. Nemanja Djurisic had 19 points for the Bulldogs (1-2) in a 94-82 loss to Davidson (1-3). The Owls backcourt of junior Will Cummings and sophomore Quenton DeCosey proved difficult for the Tigers to handle in the first half, when the two guards combined for 20 first-half points.