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Clemson's K.J. Henry and the Tigers host Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech embraces chance against No. 5 Tigers

CLEMSON - First-year Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Cumbie had a message for his players while prepping for No. 5 Clemson this week. The Bulldogs have an opportunity to mark themselves alongside Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Marshall, all …

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Clemson DT Bresee's 15-year-old sister dies of brain cancer

CLEMSON (AP) - The sister of Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee has died of cancer. Bresee announced Thursday on social media that his 15-year-old sister, Ella Bresee was battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. "I know for a fact …

Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner (15) celebrates the end of the game as time runs out of the Crimson Tide's 20-19 win over Texas on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

Week 3 preview: 'Bama, Baylor out to avoid more Sun upsets

Two more Sun Belt teams get their shots at ranked teams Saturday, a week after two top-10 teams lost to Group of Five programs on the same day for the first time in the College Football Playoff era. Both winners came from that same fun …

South Carolina tight end Jaheim Bell (0) is one of the SEC's top tight ends this season.

SEC full of tight-end talent, led by SC's Bell

It's difficult to truly gauge the Southeastern Conference's tight-end talent through two weeks of the season. There's little chance the same will be said after two months. The powerhouse league has arguably its deepest and most skilled …

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer announced that Mohamed Kaba and Jordan Strachan are both out for the season with torn ACLs.

South Carolina loses defenders Kaba, Strachan for season

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina lost starting linebacker Mohamed Kaba and backup defensive end Jordan Strachan for the season after both suffered ACL injuries during a weekend loss at Arkansas. Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer announced the status of …

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) and the Gamecocks face Arkansas on the road on Saturday.

No. 16 Arkansas to face new Gamecocks' QB Rattler

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Spencer Rattler's debut at South Carolina wasn't anything extraordinary in a season-opening 35-14 win over Georgia State. The Oklahoma transfer threw his first touchdown pass as a Gamecock in the third quarter, a 16-yarder to …

Clemson's Will Shipley and the Tigers host Furman on Saturday.

No. 5 Clemson has history, focus on its side vs. FCS Furman

CLEMSON - No. 5 Clemson has plenty of history on its side against Furman, including a perfect record against FCS teams, a home win streak that's nearly six years old, and a run of success over the Paladins that's lasted 84 years. More important …

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney received a new 10-year extension on Thursday.

Clemson HC Swinney gets raise, extended through 2031

COLUMBIA - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has a reworked contract that will pay him $115 million over 10 seasons through 2031. Swinney's enhanced contract follows megadeals given to Alabama's Nick Saban, Georgia's Kirby Smart and Ohio State's Ryan …

The College Football Playoff is slated to expand to 12 teams by 2026.

CFP committee digs into feasibility of early expansion to 12

DALLAS - In a meeting room just down the hall from where the plan for a 12-team College Football Playoff came to life almost 2 1/2 years ago, the conference commissioners who manage the postseason system finally began the next phase of expansion: …

Clemson's Beaux Collins and the Tigers opened the season with a nationally televised game against Georgia Tech on Monday and will face state rival South Carolina later this month.

ACC gets September shot to boost reputation in marquee games

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Elko has been around college football long enough to know how the season's opening month can shape the perception of a league's strength. That's important in the weeks ahead for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The …

South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer and the Gamecocks open the season on Saturday against Georgia State.

South Carolina's Beamer, Rattler start season against Georgia State

Georgia State (0-0) at South Carolina (0-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+) Line: South Carolina by 12 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE? South Carolina needs to get off to a …

Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei and the Tigers open the season against Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Monday.

No. 4 Clemson opens in Atlanta against ACC rival Ga Tech

No. 4 Clemson (0-0) at Georgia Tech (0-0), Monday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Clemson by 22 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Georgia Tech leads 50-34-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson is looking to make up for a subpar season …

Plumlee, rugged defense lead UCF rout of South Carolina St.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - John Rhys Plumlee threw four touchdown passes, the UCF defense allowed less than 100 yards, and the Knights defeated FCS South Carolina State 56-10 in a season opener on Thursday night. In addition to Plumlee's TD passes, he …

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler is part of a loaded group of Southeastern Conference signal callers.

Stacked: SEC QB talent goes well beyond Young, Bennett

The Southeastern Conference has a national championship quarterback, a Heisman Trophy winner and a collection of promising passers both new and old. The group is headlined by Alabama's Heisman winner, Bryce Young, and Stetson Bennett, who led …

Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei is ready to bounce back from a shaky first season as the Tigers' starter.

Clemson QB Uiagalelei slimmer, mentally ready for season

CLEMSON - Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei was bulky, bothered by injuries, and beaten down last year by critics upset that the Tigers were out of the ACC and national championship picture. Now, some 15 pounds trimmer, 100% healthy and mentally …