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National champion Clemson heading to White House

Clemson’s national championship football team will continue its victory tour on Monday, when it visits President Donald Trump in the White House. Jan 8, 2019; San Jose, CA, USA; Detailed view of the College Football Playoff national champion trophy won by Clemson Tigers during a press conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Trump made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. “I look forward to hosting, right out of the great State of South Carolina, the 2019 NCAA Football Champion Clemson Tigers at…

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Clemson claims title with historic beat-down of ‘Bama

That Clemson won its second national championship in three seasons wasn’t a huge surprise. How the Tigers did it was a complete shock. Clemson out-bullied the bullies, handing coach Nick Saban his worst loss at Alabama as the second-ranked Tigers dethroned the top-ranked Crimson Tide 44-16 on Monday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell scored on a 44-yard interception return on the game’s opening possession, running back Travis Etienne scored three first-half touchdowns, true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards, and Justyn…

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Rise of the Tiger: Freshman QB Lawrence carries Clemson to title

SANTA CLARA, California – When Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promoted freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence to a starting role over incumbent Kelly Bryant in September, some people questioned the wisdom of the switch. Jan 7, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with the national championship trophy after beating the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2019 College Football Playoff Championship game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Lawrence showed why he was Swinney’s choice Monday night, playing like a veteran rather than a…

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Bowl roundup: Alabama, Clemson wins set up title showdown

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns as Alabama advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game with a 45-34 win over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) reacts after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2018 Orange Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Crimson Tide (14-0) will face Clemson on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif., for the…

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Bowl roundup: Clemson routs Notre Dame to reach CFP title game

Trevor Lawrence completed 27 of 39 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 2 Clemson rolled to a 30-3 win over No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday evening in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas. Dec 29, 2018; Arlington, TX, United States; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) looks to pass during the third quarter in the 2018 Cotton Bowl college football playoff semifinal game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Clemson…

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Three Clemson players fail drug tests ahead of Cotton Bowl

Clemson coach Dabo Sweeney admitted some disappointing news during his Cotton Bowl news conference in Dallas on Monday: Three players — defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, offensive lineman Zach Giella and tight end Braden Galloway — failed NCAA drug tests last week and could miss the Tigers’ College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against Notre Dame on Saturday. Dec 1, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (90) celebrates after a sack in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the ACC championship game at Bank of America…

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