Clemson Tigers News: Gymastics debut, Softball ranked, Florida State spanked

Clemson Gymnastics has their inaugural match tonight in Littlejohn, Softball is 5th in a preseason ranking, and FSU agrees be sanctioned by the NCAA for NIL violations
Clemson sophomore Trinity Brown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland successfully lands from the bars
Clemson sophomore Trinity Brown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland successfully lands from the bars / Ken Ruinard - staff / USA TODAY NETWORK


Clemson Women’s Basketball 62, Georgia Tech 70: The Tigers join their counterparts on the men’s side with a three-game losing streak following a loss to the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amari Robinson, Mackenzie Kramer, and Ruby Whitehorn had 19, 18, and 17 points, respectively, but the balance of the roster only contributed 8 total points.

Robinson posted a double-double with ten rebounds.

The Tigers return to action Sunday against the Orange in Syracuse, New York.

Today’s Events

Clemson Gymnastics vs William & Mary: 7:00 PM in Littlejohn Coliseum: The first match of the new gymnastics program is tonight.

If you attend, wear orange.

Clemson Softball gets respect from Softball America with a No. 5 preseason ranking

Softball America has announced its preseason Top 25, and Clemson Softball is ranked 5th in the nation.

The Tigers will open their season on February 8th against Missouri State at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Florida. They will open their home schedule on February 23rd against Ole Miss.

NIL activities get Florida State into trouble

Multiple anonymous sources informed Ross Dellinger from Yahoo Sports that Florida State is facing sanctions for rules violations tied to their NIL activities.

FSU has negotiated a settlement with the NCAA to complete the investigation.

Seminole offensive coordinator Alex Atkins drove a prospect and his family to a meeting with a representative from Rising Spear, FSU’s NIL collective, which is defined as “impermissible recruiting activity and facilitating impermissible contact with an NIL-related booster”.

As a result, Atkins will be suspended for three games. Perhaps the more impactful penalty is that FSU will dissociate from Rising Spear for one year, and from the representative of the collective for three years.

Rising Spear will continue to operate, but they can’t render assistance or associate with the university. They must handle all business directly with players and/or player representatives.

FSU will face other sanctions as well, including a loss of scholarships for two years.