Happy Thursday Tiger Nation! Here is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Men’s Basketball 72, South Carolina 67: The Tigers complete the comeback to win another state title. Read the recap here.
Clemson Volleyball loses to UTEP 3-1 (25-27, 17-25, 25-14, 19-25): The Tigers fought hard but couldn’t force a fifth set against the hosting Miners.
Devan Taylor had 15 digs in the contest, which moves her into seventh on the all-time career list for digs. Adria Powell had 17 points on 12 kills, 5 blocks and 2 aces. Mckenna Slavik had 32 assists.
The Tigers did advance to the final eight of the NIVC Tournament, which ties the deepest run in a postseason tournament in program history.
Clemson finishes the season at 19-14 overall.
Clemson Women’s Basketball vs Duke: 7:00 PM in Littlejohn Coliseum
As The Portal Turns
Former Clemson Football cornerback Toriano Pride will be moving closer to home.
Grewal earns LPGA card
Clemson Women’s Golf player Savannah Grewal made program history by qualifying for an LPGA card.
Good luck to Grewal as she embarks on her pro career!
NC State linebacker Payton Wilson wins Butkus Award
Yesterday we discussed Clemson Football commit Sammy Brown winning the high school version of the Butkus Award, given annually to the best linebacker in football.
Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter was one of the finalists for the college version of the Butkus, but it was won by NC State linebacker Payton Wilson, who is also a very deserving recipient.
Last night, Wilson was presented the Butkus Trophy, and his coach and teammates handled it in a wonderful way.
Wilson was told that the team captains would be recognized at halftime of the Wolfpack’s basketball game against Maryland-Eastern Shore. Soon after Wilson walked on the court, head coach Dave Doeran and the rest of his teammates came onto the court, followed by the Butkus Trophy.
"“It was awesome. It was a surprise. Everybody held it together good. It’s an honor to get the trophy and a great way to get the trophy, with Wolfpack Nation here.”"
Well played, NC State, well played, and congratulations to Wilson.
Former Clemson Men’s Basketball coach Cliff Ellis announced his retirement Wednesday following Coastal Carolina’s win over St. Andrews, which was Ellis’s 831st in his career.
Clemson Baseball alum Ryan Ammons has been traded to the New York Mets.
Our sincerest condolences to the family of Clemson Baseball legend Doug Kingsmore, who passed this week.