Clemson Tigers News: Weekend rotation, PJ Hall, Shawn Elliott

Clemson Baseball announced the three starters for their opening series, the Naismith Award recognizes PJ Hall and Clemson's archrival has a new 'old' tight ends coach.

Clemson Head Coach Erik Bakich, left, and director of program development Jack Leggett
Clemson Head Coach Erik Bakich, left, and director of program development Jack Leggett / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK


Clemson Women’s Basketball 63, Georgia Tech 64: The Tigers lose to the Yellow Jackets by one point at home. Day Harris scored 24 points and had 7 assists. Ruby Whitehorn had 9 rebounds, and Amari Robinson and Madi Ott each had 8 rebounds.

Clemson returns to the court on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Panthers in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Today’s Events

Clemson Men’s Tennis vs Radford Highlanders: 12:00 PM at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility

Clemson Baseball vs Xavier Musketeers: 4:00 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium

Clemson Men’s Tennis vs Georgia Southern Eagles: 5:00 PM at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility

Clemson Softball vs Utah Utes: 9:30 PM in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Clemson Baseball announces opening weekend starters

Clemson Baseball has announced their starters for the opening series against Xavier.

Billy Barlow was plagued by injuries in 2023. It will be good to see him on the mound again. Aidan Knaak has been a name that is being mentioned by several observers close to the program.

You can read more about the opening series here from Marty Coleman.

Congratulations to PJ Hall for being named to the Naismith Award’s Midseason List.

The Naismith Award is bestowed annually on the player of the year in college basketball. There are thirty players on the midseason list.

Congratulations to Clemson Football alum Terry Allen for being named to the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame. He will be inducted in April.

Clemson Football’s archrival, the South Carolina Gamecocks pulled off a coup yesterday by hiring the sitting head coach of the Georgia State Panthers to be their tight ends coach.

Shawn Elliott returns to Columbia (he served under former head coach Steve Spurrier) and leaves Georgia State in a spring predicament. The Panthers had paused spring football while they sort out the mess of Elliott leaving so late in the coaching carousel cycle.

Meanwhile, Elliott puts himself in a solid position should Shane Beamer wish to make any changes in offensive leadership during the 2024 season.

Another interesting coaching note from Clemson’s 2024 opening opponent: Georgia has parted ways with Scott Cochran.

Cochran’s hire from Alabama created buzz a few years ago because he was Alabama’s strength and conditioning coach. His hire at Alabama put him into an on-the-field coaching role with the special teams.