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1dAlex Scarborough

Schools with tiger mascots form consortium

Auburn, Clemson, LSU and Missouri are part of the newly formed U.S. Tiger University Consortium -- named for the mascots they share -- whose primary focus will be research and awareness.

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Cain named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Deon Cain was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, given to the nation's top wide receiver. Cain is a big-play threat and averaged a whopping 19.1 yards per catch last season with 724 yards receiving on 38 catches and nine touchdowns.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A guest appearance by Dabo Swinney at Big 12 media days. "This should be a flag," says Walt Anderson, the league's coordinator of officials in discussing coach conduct. "We are going to miss calls," Anderson said, "but you need to show your disgust on a more appropriate way." In other words, stay on the sideline.

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Joseph named to Butkus Award watch list

LB Kendall Joseph was named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday. The award is given to the nation's top linebacker. Last season, he had a game-high 2.5 tackles for loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama.

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4dPhil Steele

Best early 2017 CFB title bets

Looking to place an early bet or two on a College Football Playoff hopeful? Here are Phil Steele's top picks based on value to take home next year's title.

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Countdown to college football: 45 days until kickoff! Last season Clemson's opponents failed to gain a first down on 45 percent of drives. No other defense forced a higher percentage of drives last season.

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Tigers who?

When the 2017 season begins, Clemson will be without a number of notable players from last season's national championship team.

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FSU, Bama opener headlines 2017 SEC vs. ACC games

This season's SEC-ACC matchups start off with a bang, with what could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown when Alabama takes on Florida State in Atlanta.

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7dPhil Steele

Best DB groups in college football: Clemson

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables should work his usual magic with a group that returns six of its top eight players in the secondary.

Swinney wants to move past last year's team (0:48)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson offensive guard Tyrone Crowder said there has been no let up in the strength and conditioning room during the offseason. In fact, coaches there have pushed them harder and changed up the routine -- emphasizing more high tempo during and in between drills. The goal is to make sure Clemson is both mentally and physically tough late in games, while also making sure players know there is no complacency after winning a national championship.

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Swinney not worried about rebuilding team

After losing more than 77 percent of his team's offensive production from last season's national championship team, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't concerned about next season.


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Dabo Swinney rooting for the ACC or for his alma mater when FSU & Alabama play in Week 1?

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Dabo Swinney said DT Dexter Lawrence arrived at Clemson able to record about 30 bench-press reps at 225 pounds. Swinney calls Lawrence "a sophomore and a half."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

If you thought Deshaun Watson graduating in 3 years is impressive, Christian Wilkins is on track to complete his degree at Clemson after the fall semester -- that's just 2.5 years! Wilkins, a communications major, didn't enter Clemson with any college credits but took full loads during the year and in the summer. He said he was inspired by Watson and Artavis Scott graduating early.

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Four Tigers make trophy watch lists

Clemson G Tyrone Crowder and OT Mitch Hyatt were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday along with DTs Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins, who made the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. The awards go to the nation's top interior lineman and top defensive standout, respectively.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Chubb said it was hard to root for Clemson in national championship game but he did. "I had to root for them vs Alabama. Nothing's worse than a Bama fan."

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Who will win the ACC?

As usual, Florida State and Clemson lead the way, with ESPN's Football Power Index giving the Seminoles a sizable advantage. Miami looks like the next-biggest threat, with outside chances for Louisville, NC State and North Carolina.

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Who will fill Deshaun Watson's huge shoes?

The defending national champions have some talent waiting in the wings, but their signal-callers have virtually no experience after watching Watson run the show since midway through the 2014 season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson DE Christian Wilkins is familiar with Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham from the 2015 Under Armour All-America game. Wilkins said Stidham (then bound for Baylor) and Florida State QB Deondre Francois were the top quarterbacks in the game. Stidham and Auburn visit Clemson in Week 2.


Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The ESPN 300 has been updated with a new No. 1 ranked prospect, a few new five-stars and new entries to the top list.

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Watch: Day 1 at ACC media days

ACC media days kick off Thursday, with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and two returning players from last year's championship team scheduled to take the podium at approximately 4:06 p.m. ET. Watch live on ACCN Extra/WatchESPN.

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