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Former QB Rodney Williams joins Clemson Football Radio Broadcast

Former QB Rodney Williams joins Clemson Football Radio Broadcast

CLEMSON, SC July 18, 2014 – Clemson’s football radio broadcast will feature a familiar voice this fall, as former quarterback Rodney Williams joins play-by-play voice Don Munson as the color analyst, Clemson Athletics and its multimedia rights holder Learfield Sports’ Clemson Tigers Sports Properties announced today. “I’m excited to be a part of the Clemson football broadcast and be around the program again,” Williams said. “This is a great opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started this fall.”   Inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame this past spring, Williams completed his Clemson career (1985-88) as the winningest starting quarterback in ACC history with a 32-10-2 overall record. He established then-Clemson career records for passing yards (4,647), […]

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Dylan Thompson named to 2014 Allstate AFCA Goood Works Team®

Dylan Thompson named to 2014 Allstate AFCA Goood Works Team®

Nominees announced for top college football honor recognizing outstanding community service achievements NORTHBROOK, IL July 15, 2014  – University of South Carolina senior quarterback Dylan Thompson is one of 182 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of volunteerism and leadership among their peers, it was announced today. For 23 years the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport. Today, Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced a record-breaking 182 nominees from across […]

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A.J. Cann named to 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

A.J. Cann named to 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

Senior Offensive Guard Earns More Preseason Accolades COLUMBIA, SC July 14, 2014 – University of South Carolina senior left guard A.J. Cann is one of 123 athletes from 76 universities named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, it was announced today. Cann, a 6-4, 311-pound offensive guard from Bamberg, S.C., owns a team-high 38 starts over the past three seasons. Earlier this summer, Cann, a team captain and leader of the offensive line, was named to the Outland Trophy watch list and was named a preseason first-team All-American by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards […]

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Stephone Anthony Named to Butkus and Lombardi Lists

Stephone Anthony Named to Butkus and Lombardi Lists

CLEMSON, SC July 14, 2014 — Clemson senior linebacker Stephone Anthony was named to the watch list for the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award on Monday.  The Butkus Award is given annually to the top linebacker in college football, while the Lombardi Award goes to the top lineman, offensive or defensive. Earlier, Anthony was named to the watch lists for the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Award. Clemson had three players named to the Lombardi Award Watch List.  In addition to Anthony, Grady Jarrett and Vic Beasley were also named.  Clemson and Florida State were the only ACC schools with at least three players on the Lombardi Watch List. Anthony, a third-team All-ACC player in 2013, was the top […]

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Jessie Thomason Joins Football Recruiting Staff

Jessie Thomason Joins Football Recruiting Staff

CLEMSON, SC July 11, 2014 – Jessie Thomason joined the football staff in a full time capacity as Recruiting Operations Coordinator, head coach Dabo Swinney announced today. In her new role, Thomason will manage the recruiting mailouts, coordinate special recruiting events, handle administrative duties of the recruiting department and coordinate logistics of unofficial and official visits. Thomason previously served as a student assistant in the football recruiting office from 2010-2013 and as an intern following graduation in December 2013 through June of this year. “Jessie is a tireless and organized worker with a great passion for making Clemson football better,” Director of Football Recruiting and External Affairs Thad Turnipseed said. “She’s already done a remarkable job both as a student […]

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Gamecocks Football: Lattimore Scholarship Established

Gamecocks Football: Lattimore Scholarship Established

GREENVILLE, SC June 26, 2014 – The University of South Carolina Athletics Department has announced the receipt of a gift presented to the Garnet Way Campaign, establishing an endowed football scholarship honoring former Gamecock running back Marcus Lattimore. The endowment will provide a scholarship each year, given by the David Glenn Family from Greenville, S.C., and will be awarded each year to a deserving football walk-on student-athlete. Like Lattimore, the recipients shall be of the highest character and integrity while exhibiting exemplary leadership skills. “Marcus has been an inspiration to many, including our family,” said David Glenn. “It is our pleasure to give this gift to the athletics’ program in his honor.” After a stellar high school career at Byrnes […]

Clemson’s Death Valley Ranked as Top ACC Stadium

Clemson’s Death Valley Ranked as Top ACC Stadium

CLEMSON, SC June 18, 2014 – Clemson Memorial Stadium has been ranked as the number-one college football stadium in the ACC by Athlon Sports.  The publication solicited a ranking from 12 beat media members from ACC schools and Clemson received nine of the 12 first-place votes to win the poll by a large margin. Earlier this summer, the same publication announced its rating of the top 25 college football stadiums in the nation and Clemson placed number-seven nationally. Memorial Stadium, known as “Death Valley” since the late 1940s when Presbyterian Coach Lonnie McMillan coined the term, was first opened on September 19, 1942.  The Tigers have a record of 276-101-7 in 72 years in the facility. Clemson has been especially […]

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Six Gamecocks Earn Spots on Athlon’s Preseason All-SEC Squads

Six Gamecocks Earn Spots on Athlon’s Preseason All-SEC Squads

A.J. Cann Named to First-Team Unit COLUMBIA, SC June 11, 2014 – Six University of South Carolina football players have earned spots on Athlon’s preseason All-SEC teams, it was announced today. Senior offensive guard A.J. Cann was the lone Gamecock to garner a spot on Athlon’s first-team unit. Cann, a 6-4, 311-pounder from Bamberg, S.C., owns a team-high 38 starts over the past three seasons and served as a team captain in 2013. Mike Davis, a 5-9, 223-pound junior running back from Atlanta, and Skai Moore, a 6-2, 213-pound sophomore linebacker from Cooper City, Fla., were named to Athlon’s second-team All-SEC squad. Davis was a second-team All-SEC pick last season after rushing 203 times for 1,183 yards (the fourth-highest single-season […]

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South Carolina Gamecocks Football Practice Thursday

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Practice Thursday

Practice Report Number 7 COLUMBIA, SC March 27, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football squad worked out for about two hours at the Bluff Road practice fields on Thursday afternoon. It was the squad’s seventh practice of the spring, as they are nearing the halfway point of their 15 allotted workouts. Head coach Steve Spurrier expects to rotate his quarterbacks during the scrimmage on Saturday as he has traditionally done. “They move around – the second, third and fourth guy – every day. Connor Mitch did a lot better than he’s been doing today. Brendan (Nosovitch) struggles throwing the ball some, but he’s an excellent runner.” Spurrier indicated that Perry Orth and Connor Mitch would be listed as […]

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Praise for NLRB Ruling that College Athletes are Workers with Union Rights

Praise for NLRB Ruling that College Athletes are Workers with Union Rights

NC STATE AFL-CIO PRAISES NLRB RULING THAT COLLEGE ATHLETES ARE WORKERS WITH UNION RIGHTS “This is a historic victory for college athletes everywhere, including here in North Carolina.” – James Andrews RALEIGH, NC March 27, 2014 – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following statement from President James Andrews in response to yesterday’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees under federal law and are thus eligible to form a union. “This is a historic victory for college athletes everywhere, including here in North Carolina, where they generate tremendous wealth for college athletics programs and conferences that have treated them as little more than assets. “That ends now, as […]

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