Happy Saturday, Tiger Nation! Here is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Volleyball defeats Western Carolina 3-0 (28-26, 25-17, 25-21): The Tigers improved to 3-1 on the season with a straight sets victory over the Catamounts.
Mia McGrath led the way with 12 kills. Kate Simington had seven blocks.
Mckenna Slavik got her second double-double of the season with 27 assists and 10 digs.
The Tigers are back in action later today, info is listed below.
Clemson Men’s Soccer 2, South Carolina 0: Clemson United won their 10th straight state championship with a victory over the Gamecocks.
Goalkeeper Joseph Andema registered his first clean sheet of the season. Joran Gerbert scored in the 24th minute with assists from Shawn Smart and Nathan Richmond.
Alex Meinhard put the ball in the net in the 82nd minute to seal the victory for Clemson.
Clemson is 1-1-1 on the season and returns to action Tuesday against Presbyterian.
What they are saying about ACC expansion
To the chagrin of many Tiger fans, the ACC approved the additions of Stanford, California and SMU to the conference on Friday morning.
Clemson had been a ‘no’ vote before and maintained their stance Friday. The school released this statement after the expansion was approved.
Florida State was also a ‘no’ vote and released these statements.
North Carolina re-affirmed their position against expansion on Thursday, and followed up Friday with this statement from UNC chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz.
"“My vote against expansion was informed from feedback I have gathered over the last several weeks from our athletic leadership, coaches, faculty athletic advisors, student-athletes and a variety of other stakeholders. I look forward to working with all our colleagues in the ACC to ensure excellence in academics and athletics — something our conference has long been known for.”"
The program that flipped their vote that made expansion possible was North Carolina State. ESPN posted that NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson made the decision, and he released this statement yesterday.
"“The NC State brand, and historical competitiveness of our programs, is already well-recognized and established. The addition of these outstanding universities gives us even greater opportunities to build on the Wolfpack’s national presence, which in turn will generate more long-term benefits for our student-athletes, our athletic programs, and our loyal fan base.”"
Off-topic: I want to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Buffett, who passed this morning at the age of 79.
Definitely not how I planned to start the first big college football Saturday of the year.