Here is the Clemson Athletics schedule for Saturday, August 12
Volleyball: Orange vs Purple Exhibition, 1:00 PM, Jervey Gym (Free admission)
Men’s Soccer vs Coker (Exhibition), 7:00 PM, Historic Riggs Field
Women’s Soccer at UNC Wilmington (Exhibition), 7:30 PM, Wilmington, North Carolina
Don’t forget the Volleyball team is hosting Fan Fest from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM in Jervey Gym.
Women’s Soccer had another preseason honor as graduate midfield Hal Hershfelt was named by the United Soccer Coaches as a “midfielder to watch”.
Men’s Soccer isn’t idle – they are getting ready for their first exhibition as well.
Lastly, Clemson Football takes to Death Valley for a scrimmage, but it will not be open to the public.
The ACC was very close to adding schools this week
It has now been revealed that the Atlantic Coast Conference was painfully close to adding schools a few days ago. The league had eleven schools in favor of adding Stanford and California, which is only one vote shy. The four schools opposing were Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and North Carolina State.
It is not clear if the eleven who favored adding Stanford and Cal also favored adding SMU.
One of the eleven in favor was Notre Dame, who despite not joining as a full member had full voting rights on adding full members.
Clemson Football’s opening opponent was bit by the injury bug this week
The opening opponent for Clemson Football got a bad break his week. Returning wide receiver Eli Pancol, who started for the Duke Blue Devils last season, will miss significant time due to a lower body injury that required surgery. Pancol unfortunately dealt with lower body injuries last season as well. We don’t know if it is related to previous injuries.
While his absence will be felt by the Blue Devils, they still have a veteran offense led by quarterback Riley Leonard.