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Recruiting Florida has given Clemson, Alabama a boost

Clemson has enjoyed extensive recent football success and head coach Dabo Swinney is establishing a consistent national title contender in the tiny South Carolina town with a population of 14,276. Offensive lineman Blake Vinson, however, says Clemson’s recruiting pitch is not so much a “come-play-for-a-champion”...

National champion Clemson confident it can build on success

The message was scrawled on the piece of paper and the words – while seeming somewhat outrageous at the time – would turn out to be prophetic. “CU in Tampa next year,” Dabo Swinney recalled writing. The note, inscribed on a gift certificate to a local restaurant, was Swinney’s way of jabbing his...

Dabo Swinney wows with title win, but Nick Saban is still king

After this unbelievable, inconceivable finish, Clemson is now the best team in America, but don’t ever forget this: Alabama remains the most dominant program. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney arrived on the national championship scene on this frantic, manic Monday night, but, rest assured, Nick Saban...

Clemson 35, Alabama 31: Clemson Is Stopped by Neither Time Nor Tide en Route to College Football Championship

The No. 2 Tigers scored a touchdown in the final seconds to defeat No. 1 Alabama and avenge a loss in last year’s title game.

Live updates: Alabama vs. Clemson in National Championship

The Crimson Tide and Tigers meet for the second consecutive season in the national title game, this time in Tampa. Don't see the live feed? Click here.

Alabama vs. Clemson: College Football Playoff Championship Updates

Alabama’s top-ranked defense goes up against Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson in the College Football Playoff Championship. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

Coach Steve Spurrier elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Steve Spurrier's success as a both player and coach for the Florida Gators never will be duplicated. On Monday, the College Football Hall of Fame recognized Spurrier's singular achievement at the school by making him just the fourth person elected to the Hall as both a player and coach. Spurrier,...

Despite Ohio State critcism, playoff executive director doesn't expect changes

As No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson prepare to face off for the national title tonight, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock talked with the Orlando Sentinel about this year’s final four, potential playoff expansion and committee changes. Question: The committee has been pretty...

Calvin Ridley keeps South Florida pipeline flowing to Alabama

Calvin Ridley is a part of something special at Alabama. Sure, he’s playing in the College Football National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night, but there’s something else; something that is beginning to be quite a pattern for the Crimson Tide. Ridley, the sophomore receiver...

Clemson, Alabama ready to face off in rematch for national title

Last March, Dabo Swinney told Nick Saban they would meet again in Tampa. Swinney was right and both teams made it back to college football’s biggest stage – No. 1 Alabama (14-0) to defend its title and No. 2 Clemson (13-1) for redemption – in a College Football Playoff national championship rematch Monday...

Colleges Swear by Football Knee Braces. Not All Players and Experts Do.

Many teams require linemen to take part in what is known as prophylactic bracing, despite players’ gripes and inconclusive evidence that it prevents injury.

On College Football: How Clemson Can Beat Alabama (Praying Is Optional)

Limiting scoring opportunities for the Crimson Tide’s opportunistic defense, throwing deep balls and rattling Alabama’s true freshman quarterback, Jalen Hurts, are key.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney came from gutter to brink of breaking up Alabama dynasty

When you’ve been down in the gutter like Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has, you appreciate the journey to the mountaintop, which is where he and his Clemson Tigers will take on Nick Saban and his undefeated and No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Monday night in the national championship game.. As a...

Poise helps Jalen Hurts lead Alabama to title game

Jalen Hurts hears the criticism. Not the jabs coming from fans on message boards or on social media. No, this criticism comes from deep within himself. “I have a high standard for myself,” Hurts said. “I expect more out of myself than anyone else will.” Alabama’s dynamic freshman quarterback is...

Garrett Williams, Tucker Israel enjoy Clemson ride to title game

Two years ago, Garrett Williams helped his high school football team to Florida's Class 3A region finals. The First Academy lost that year 53-27 to Lakeland Christian, but Williams’ biggest games were still ahead. Now a sophomore tight end for Clemson, he is making a second consecutive trip to...

ACC's Swofford: Orlando a viable option to keep hosting championship

ACC commissioner John Swofford said Orlando could once again host the conference’s football championship if HB2 legislation in North Carolina isn’t repealed. Swofford, however, was not willing to rule out a return to Charlotte, N.C., yet. “We’ll just have to see how that plays out,” Swofford said...

Alabama coach Nick Saban is pulling for Miami Dolphins in playoffs

After an ugly exit from Miami, Alabama coach Nick Saban obviously isn’t a very popular man among Dolphins fans, but he still has a soft spot in his heart for the only NFL team he ever coached. “I’m happy for the Dolphins to be in the playoffs,” Saban said Saturday during the national championship...

Orlando faces long journey to match Tampa, host national title game

On a cool night in early January, millions of people will turn their attention to Tampa as the city hosts college football’s national championship game. Tampa’s journey to hosting Monday’s title tilt was long and arduous. The Tampa Bay Sports Commission put together a 7,000-page proposal in 13...

Clemson defense confident after shutting out Ohio State

Walking off the field with confetti falling down on him for all the wrong reasons. Crying in the locker room.  Ben Boulware recalled those feelings of defeat instantly.  “That was on our shoulders when we lost that game, giving up 45 points,” the Clemson linebacker said  to a hoard of people Saturday...

Brent Key goes from rough UCF exit to one of Nick Saban's resurrection projects

From winless and in the abyss of his career to undefeated and at the summit of college football. Brent Key’s supersonic career path during the last year has taken him from perhaps the worst team in America to one of the greatest dynasties in history. Last year at this time, Key had just been fired...

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