There was no Clemson Football this weekend, but there was plenty of other Clemson Tigers News over the weekend.
Clemson Men’s Basketball traveled to Atlanta for the Holiday Hoopsgiving event, which is a showcase of high school and college programs. Clemson drew the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, a mid-major team that has earned a high profile with NCAA tournament success over the past few years.
The Ramblers had not found much success this season, but that changed Saturday when they blew out the Tigers 76-58. Chase Hunter and Brevin Galloway led the way for Clemson with 13 and 12 points respectively. The Tigers look to bounce back next weekend against Richmond in the Greenville Classic.
Clemson Women’s Basketball extended their winning streak to five games with an 81-42 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts. The Tigers are 8-3 overall. They will open ACC play on Sunday by visiting the NC State Wolfpack, who are ranked in the Top 10.
Some notable Clemson Football recruits did take the field this weekend for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game, played at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Alabama defeated Mississippi 14-10 with two touchdowns in the last nine minutes. The game-winning touchdown was thrown by Tiger commitment Christopher Vizzina with 2:45 left in the game.
Defensive line commitment Peter Woods showed out as well with two sacks, seven tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble.
Some of the Clemson Tigers News from this weekend was about the their opponent in the Orange Bowl
Meanwhile, Clemson Football continues to prepare for their December 30th matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers in the Orange Bowl. While there hasn’t been any news regarding possible opt-outs by any Tigers, Tennessee receiver Jalin Hyatt, a South Carolina native, did comment this weekend on his status.
"“There is a lot to put into consideration. I have to talk to my family and the coaching staff. We’re still 50-50 on some things. I’ll have a decision next week for everybody.”"
The Vols will be without quarterback Hendon Hooker due to injury. If Hyatt decides to opt out, it will be another blow to a Tennessee team that had a very successful 2022 campaign.