Clemson Tigers News: Men's Golf, RJ Godfrey, D1Baseball projections

Clemson Men's Golf has qualified for its 42nd consecutive appearance in an NCAA Regional, RJ Godfrey is transferring to a rival program, and Baseball is projected as the No. 3 national seed.
Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers forward RJ Godfrey (10)
Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers forward RJ Godfrey (10) / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Men's Golf extends consecutive NCAA Regionals streak

Clemson Men’s Golf has been selected to play in the NCAA Regional in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

They will be the 10-seed in the regional, which will be held at Finley Golf Club. It will be held May 13-15.

Thirteen programs will compete. They will play 18 holes of stroke play each day (54 holes total).

This is the 42nd consecutive appearance by the Tigers in an NCAA regional.

Other schools competing include the host North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia Tech, and East Tennessee State, all of whom are Top 25 programs this season.

Clemson Men’s Basketball transfer lands at rival school

Fans of Clemson Men’s Basketball were a bit stunned when RJ Godfrey elected to enter the transfer portal. He was expected to be a key player for the Tigers next season.

Tiger fans are a bit stunned again now that Godfrey has decided to transfer to Georgia.

As both schools are football-centric, the history between the men’s basketball teams isn’t as fierce as other sports. Nonetheless, the schools are close in proximity and are traditional rivals. Players can say “It’s just business” but that usually does not resonate with fanbases.

D1Baseball projects Clemson Baseball as a seeded regional host

D1Baseball has Clemson projected as the overall 3-seed in their latest NCAA Tournament predictions. They project that the Georgia, College of Charleston, and Army would be the other teams in the Clemson Regional.

Texas A&M and Arkansas would be the 1-seed and 2-seed, respectively. The other national seeds would be Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and East Carolina. The top eight seeds would host a super-regional if they advanced to the second round.

Another tidbit worth mentioning: former Clemson running back Demarkcus Bowman has entered the transfer portal for the third time and is seeking his fourth program. Following his quick departure from Clemson, he transferred first to Florida and then to UCF. He received little playing time at either school. It is a bit shocking that Bowman’s high school success did not translate to college ball, but it serves as an example of how recruiting and evaluating is an art, not a science.