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COVID-19 Sidelines Favorite for Heisman

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tested positive on Wednesday

(Newser) - The top-ranked Clemson Tigers will have to go without their star quarterback and the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, who's tested positive for COVID-19. Trevor Lawrence tested negative on Sunday but logged a positive test on Wednesday, officials said late Thursday, per CNN . The quarterback will be out... More »

Big Hit at College Football Championship: the Trumps

Crowd chanted 'USA!' and 'Four more years!'

(Newser) - President Trump got booed during a World Series game last year, but he received a much warmer welcome at the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans Monday night. There were loud cheers and chants of "USA!" and "Four more years" as the president and Melania... More »

Championship Win Caps Magical Season for LSU

Joe Burrow broke a few more records

(Newser) - From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana Legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in college football history by leading the top-ranked LSU Tigers to... More »

Michael Strahan to Clemson: Forget Fast Food, I'll Serve You Lobster

Invites football champs to NYC for 'proper meal'

(Newser) - After their celebratory feast of fast food hamburgers, fries, and pizza at the White House, paid for by President Trump amid the government shutdown, Clemson University's championship football team has been invited to a "great meal" by Good Morning America host and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan.... More »

Trump Invites Football Champs to White House, Buys Wendy's

'Our nutritionist must be having a fit'

(Newser) - The scent of burgers, fries, and victory wafted through the stately White House on Monday as President Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship. Trump, a fast food lover, said he paid for their meal himself because of the partial government shutdown. He did not... More »

Alabama Win Sets Up All-SEC Final

They shut down Clemson for 24-6 win

(Newser) - Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game. "Couldn't have scripted it better in some ways," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. "It will be... More »

'Let's Be Legendary:' Clemson Wins With 1 Second

Takes title in 'one of the greatest games of all time'

(Newser) - Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right, and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college football. A frantic fourth quarter and a championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama was decided with one second left on a... More »

Tide Beat Clemson for National Title

Bold Saban call turns game for Alabama

(Newser) - Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, OJ Howard, and Kenyan Drake hit No. 1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and Alabama outlasted the... More »

Bears DE Gaines Adams Dead at 26

No. 4 pick in 2007 NFL draft suffered cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died early this morning in South Carolina. He was 26. Adams, the Buccaneers' first-round draft pick in 2007, suffered cardiac arrest resulting from an enlarged heart, the local coroner said. The condition had not been diagnosed, and he had no known medical issues. The... More »

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
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Villanova Digs Out of Deep Hole to Upset Clemson

Despite coaches' technical foul in final minutes, hold on, 75-69

(Newser) - It would not have been an easy loss for coach Jay Wright to live down, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, if it had come to that, but his players bailed him out after a costly technical foul with less than three minutes left in regulation that helped Clemson tie their first... More »

UNC Wins ACC Championship

Wisconsin tops Illinois for Big 10 while Kansas outduels Texas in Big 12 title game

(Newser) - Sophomore Wayne Ellington scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting as North Carolina defeated Clemson for the third time this season, 86-81, to win the ACC championship. The Tigers, who took the Tar Heels to overtime in their previous two meetings, got 28 points from guard K.C. Rivers. This was... More »

Clemson Shocks No. 7 Duke in ACC Semis

Illinois continues surprise run, Georgia beats Kentucky in OT

(Newser) - Clemson had lost 22 straight to No. 7 Duke and hadn't reached a conference tournament final in 46 years, but none of that matters now, as the Tigers beat the Blue Devils 78-74 in the ACC semifinals today, reports the Associated Press. Clemson, which was led by Trevor Booker's 18... More »

UNC Emerges From 2-OT Epic

Clemson puts up a fierce fight, but still drops 53rd straight at Chapel Hill

(Newser) - At times, it looked like Clemson might finally record a victory at Chapel Hill after 53 losses—the Tigers forced turnovers and dominated the rebounding, leading by 11 points with three minutes remaining. But even without Ty Lawson, North Carolina managed to battle back to a tie, and after two... More »

No. 7 Duke Continues to Own Clemson

Blue Devils pull away in second half against clumsy No. 24 Tigers

(Newser) - No. 7 Duke used 24 points from DeMarcus Nelson to beat No. 24 Clemson for the 22nd straight time, 93-80, Saturday, reports the Associated Press. The Blue Devils (15-1, 3-0 ACC) blew a 12-point first-half lead, but eventually blew the Tigers (14-4, 2-2) away to raise their record to 54-4... More »

Michigan State Bounces Back vs. Ohio State

Clemson, Notre Dame torch North Carolina State, Cincinnati

(Newser) - After an appalling 43-36 loss to Iowa on Saturday, no. 11 Michigan State came back strong against Ohio State for a 66-60 victory. Drew Neitzel had 13 points, eight after intermission, and the Spartans led by as many as 21, one game after being held to their lowest point total... More »

Ole Miss Starts Hot, Defeats Limping LSU

Arizona wins at Houston while Clemson tops Florida State in 2OT

(Newser) - Mississippi bounced back from a tough loss at Tennessee Wednesday, and held off feisty LSU 74-71. The Rebels had a 14-point halftime lead and extended that to 22 before an 18-2 run by the Tigers, who played without two starters. Eniel Polynice and Chris Warren each had 15 points for... More »

Tar Heels Survive Scare in OT

Ellington's trey with 0.4 seconds left clinches it, 90-88

(Newser) - College basketball's No. 1 ranked UNC was handed its biggest challenge yet by feisty No. 19 Clemson, who took the Tar Heels to overtime before Wayne Ellington won the game, 90-88, on a last-second, almost-stolen three-pointer. Ellington finished with a career-high 36 points for the Tar Heels, who remained perfect... More »

No. 19 Clemson Routs Stunned Alabama 87-61

Crimson Tide suffer worst loss since 2000 as defense crumbles

(Newser) - The Alabama Crimson Tide collapsed utterly in the second half of tonight's game against Clemson, allowing the Tigers to go on a 17-4 run en route to an 87-61 thumping. Clemson led by as many as 31 points, fueled by 58% shooting after intermission and a perfect free-throw record, reports... More »

Auburn Grills Clemson in Chick-Fil-A Bowl 23-20

Oklahoma also grabs win in late bowl action

(Newser) - Auburn's rookie signal-caller Kodi Burns made the most of limited touches in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, throwing for one touchdown and running for another—the game-winner in overtime—to deny Clemson its first 10-win season since 1990. "He'll go in as No. 1," said coach Tommy Tuberville of Burns,... More »

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