Good morning Clemson Nation! Here is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Men’s Soccer 1, West Virginia 0: The Mountaineers made their fanbase proud with a solid effort, but Clemson played the beautiful game and came up with a victory in the College Cup semifinal.
Both sides had opportunities in the first half, but it wasn’t until the 37th minute that the Tiges found the net off the foot of Shawn Smart.
Smart delivered the ball to Mohamed Seye, who headed it back inside the box to give Smart a shot. He cranked it into the upper right corner. WVU’s goalkeeper didn’t stand a chance.
And when I say beautiful game, I mean beautiful:
Joseph Andema had another clean sheet, which is his fourth in the tournament. He has ten for the season.
The Tigers now advance to the College Cup Final on Monday with a chance to collect the program’s fourth national championship. The game will start at 6:00 PM and will be televised on ESPNU and available for streaming in the ESPN app.
As The Portal Turns
The transfer portal has shifted somewhat from ‘who’s entering’ to ‘who’s exiting’.
A little surprise yesterday when former Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen announced his commitment to new head coach Jeff Lebby and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Lebby had ample opportunity to scout Shapen as an opposing offensive coordinator in the Big 12, so he must have seen something that made him say Shapen was his guy.
This is one portal destination off the books for quarterbacks, and when spots start to be filled, it came lead to a ripple effect. We could see a run on quarterbacks committing to teams now.
A portal entry that might impact Clemson Football is Tyler Baron, a defensive end from Tennessee.
Baron has a resume, and the Tigers will be looking for a defensive end in the portal.
Appreciation to Austin Pendergist who tipped us off that Clemson Men’s Basketball ascended to the No. 1 spot in the RPI last night.
Congratulations to Shantae Foreman, Annie Lineberger, Kristin Hoffman and Blaik Slavinski for entering the Clemson record books yesterday for Clemson Track and Field.