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Sumter defensive end Justus Boone (6) is still committed to Florida, but is keeping his recruitment options open. Clemson recently reopened its recruitment of Boone, while South Carolina has maintained its communication.

Sumter's Boone sees renewed interest from Clemson

Sumter High School defensive end Justus Boone is still committed to Florida, but he's keeping his options open as he gears up for his senior season. In the last week, Clemson reopened its recruitment of Boone. The Tigers recently lost a …

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be selected by the Cincinnati Bengals as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft which begins on Thursday.

Look for 3 QBs in first 5 picks of NFL draft

Talk about virtual drafts, what is a mock draft, really? Make believe. The upcoming NFL remote draft beginning Thursday night has a touch of irony to it. The producers of said mock drafts rarely are even remotely accurate. That said, here's …

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USC gets commitment from defensive lineman Barrett

The University of South Carolina football program got a boost for its future defensive line last week with a commitment from defensive tackle Nick Barrett (6-feet-3-inches, 325 pounds) of Goldsboro, N.C. Barrett picked USC over offers from Duke, …

Clemson's Isaiah Simmons (11) is expected to be one of the top defensive players chosen in the NFL draft due to versatility.

Clemson star LB Simmons a do-it-all talent for the NFL

Several years before building a Super Bowl roster in San Francisco, John Lynch the broadcaster was pining for a new kind of defensive playmaker. What the NFL needed to counter all the offensive innovations driving up scores, he said back in 2013, …

Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) is among the players hurt by the coronavirus pandemic after groin injuries kept him from taking part in the NFL Combine and hampered him while running at his pro day.

Virus costly to draft prospects needing face time with teams

The NFL's shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic is denying teams the opportunity to get face time with draft prospects who have been injured, have checkered pasts or are under the radar. Those players are at risk of being selected lower in …

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Georgia Military College CB Dial commits to USC

The University of South Carolina football program reached into a familiar place on Monday -- Georgia Military College -- to land another defensive piece for the 2021 recruiting class. USC offered cornerback Marcellas Dial (5-feet-11-inches, 180 …

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawerence was given special permission from the NCAA on Tuesday to raise money for coronavirus patients and their families.

NCAA says Clemson's Lawrence can resume coronavirus fundraising

CLEMSON (AP) - It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn't do anything wrong when they were trying to help coronavirus victims and their families. What sounded like a noble effort but might have been an NCAA violation is OK after …

Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins catches a pass while running drills during the Tigers' pro day on Thursday in Clemson.

Clemson LB Simmons, WR Higgins show off for NFL personnel at pro day

CLEMSON - As Clemson's pro day unfolded, NFL head coaches like the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia chatted with Clemson's Dabo Swinney. And it never took long, Swinney said, before the Tigers' versatile …

Clemson's Al-Amir Dawes (2) shoots while defended by Florida State's RaiQuan Gray during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Clemson, S.C.

Dawes leads the way as Clemson edges Miami 69-64 in ACC Tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Clemson Tigers began attacking the hole, then charged into the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. Struggling from 3-point range, the eighth-seeded Tigers used strong drives and 18-of-19 shooting from the free-throw line - all of …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 3.11.20

1. Gamecock women win SEC tourneyLast week’s ranking: #3 The top-ranked South Carolina women’s basketball team defeated No. 9 Mississippi State 76-62 on Sunday to win the SEC …

Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Saturday.

NFL combine's speed week ends with another fast finish

INDIANAPOLIS - College football's top players turned the NFL's annual scouting combine into speed week. Running back Jonathan Taylor promised to run the 40-yard dash in under 4.4 seconds. He did. Receiver Henry Ruggs III came, literally, a few …

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Laker forward LeBron James (23) defends during the Lakers' 122-114 victory in New Orleans on Sunday.

Clemson baseball wins weekend series with USC

CLEMSON -- James Parker's 2-out, 2-run double in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and lifted Clemson to a 5-2 victory over South Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday. The victory gave the Tigers a 2-1 win in the series. They improved to …