Archive for April, 2009

REALITY in the state of SC!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2009 by admin

 

SINCE 1971  27-10-1…WOW..DOMINATION PERSONIFIED.

 

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Just a Reminder…..

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2009 by admin

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Draft day Wrap up…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2009 by admin

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April 27, 2009

 

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* Clemson safeties Chris Clemons and Michael Hamlin were drafted on consecutive picks in the fifth round this year, as Clemons was taken with the 165th pick by Miami, and Hamlin was the 166th pick by Dallas. This marked the first time in history two Clemson players were taken with consecutive draft choices. The previous closest took place in the 1991 draft when Doug Thomas was taken as the 51st selection by the Seattle Seahawks and John Johnson was the 53rd pick by the San Francisco 49ers.

* Clemson had both of its starting safeties drafted in the fifth round on Sunday. This is the first time two players from the same position have been taken in the same draft since the 1999 draft when Clemson had three linebackers taken. Those three players in 1999 were Rahim Abdullah, Chris Jones and O.J. Childress.

* Getting drafted has been a good sign for Clemson players when it comes to making an NFL club. Over the last nine years 18 of the 19 Clemson players that have been drafted have gone on to play in the NFL. Over the last 24 years 72 of 86 drafted players from Clemson have gone on to play at least one game in the NFL.

* Clemson had three defensive players taken in the 2009 draft. That means 16 Clemson defensive players have been drafted over the last nine years.

* Clemson had four players selected in this year’s draft, the second most selections in one year in the last 10 seasons. The only year with more Tigers taken since the beginning of this century was in 2007 when five Clemson players were selected. The record is 10 in the 1983 draft.

Clemson Player Notes
Dorell Scott was the first Clemson player taken in the 2009 draft. He was a fourth round pick of the St. Louis Rams, the 103rd player taken in the draft. He was the third player taken by the Rams in the last four years. Tye Hill was a first round pick by that franchise in the 2006 draft and Dustin Fry was a fifth rounder by the organization in the 2007 draft. Scott’s selection marked the fourth straight year a Clemson defensive lineman was drafted. Charles Bennett was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2006, Gaines Adams by Tampa Bay in 2007 and Phillip Merling was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2008. 

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Chris Clemons was taken in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins, the 165th player taken. It marks the second straight year a Clemson player was taken by the Dolphins. Miami tookPhillip Merling with the first pick of the second round last year.

 

Michael Hamlin was taken in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys, the 166th player taken. Hamlin is the first Clemson player taken by the Dallas Cowboys since Keith Jennings was a fifth round pick in 1989. He is the first Clemson defensive back drafted by the Cowboys since Charlie Waters was a third round pick by that franchise in 1970. Waters went on to a Pro Bowl career with the Cowboys.

James Davis was taken in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns, the 195th selection in the NFL draft. He is the first Clemson player taken by the Browns since Rahim Abdullah was drafted in the second round in 1999. He is the first Clemson running back drafted by the Browns since Kevin Mack was a first round selection by the Browns in the USFL Supplemental Draft of 1985. Mack went on to be named to the Pro Bowl with the Browns. He combined with Ernest Bynar to become one of just three running back combinations in NFL history to each rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season.

ACC Notes
* For the fourth consecutive year the Atlantic Coast Conference was a pacesetter at the annual National Football League (NFL) annual draft, as the league was the only conference in the nation to have four of its players drafted among the first nine selections of the 2009 Draft.

Tigers take series from 4th ranked GT

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2009 by admin

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Clemson, ranked as high as #20 in the nation, went 4-1 in five games this past week and was a one-run defeat away from a perfect week against three solid teams. The Tigers won both midweek games, wins over #19 Coastal Carolina (5-3) at home and South Carolina (12-2) on the road, and won two of three games against #4 Georgia Tech at home over the weekend.

Clemson, who was #9 in the unofficial RPI by WarrenNolan.com and #8 by BoydsWorld.com entering Sunday, could move even higher with its 6-3 Sunday win over Georgia Tech, who was #1 in the RPI. The Tigers also had the #4 toughest strength of schedule entering Sunday’s action according to WarrenNolan.com.

TIGERS TAME THE JACKETS ON SATURDAY 8-5

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 by admin
30162801 2009 Clemson Baseball
                         #4 Georgia Tech at #20 Clemson
               Apr 25, 2009 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Georgia Tech 5 (28-10-1,14-6-1 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Jeff Rowland cf..........  4  2  2  0   1  1  1  0   1
Derek Dietrich ss........  3  0  1  1   1  0  3  2   0
Jason Haniger dh.........  3  0  1  1   1  1  0  0   0
Tony Plagman 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  0  8  3   3
Luke Murton rf...........  4  1  2  0   0  0  3  0   0
Matt Skole 3b............  4  1  1  2   0  2  0  1   0
Chris House lf...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Evan Martin 2b...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  4   0
 Thomas Nichols ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
 Connor Winn 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Patrick Long ph.........  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Cole Leonida c...........  2  1  1  0   0  0  3  1   0
 Chase Burnette ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brandon Miller c........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
 Jake Davies ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Zach Von Tersch p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Andrew Robinson p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
 Jed Bradley p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 34  5 10  4   3  5 24 13   5

Clemson 8 (29-15,13-10 ACC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Chris Epps dh............  5  3  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Mike Freeman 2b..........  3  2  2  1   2  0  1  4   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  5  1  4  4   0  0  4  0   0
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  0  0  1   0  1 11  0   2
Kyle Parker rf...........  4  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Addison Johnson cf......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Wilson Boyd cf/rf........  3  0  0  0   1  1  1  1   0
Brad Miller ss...........  3  1  2  1   1  1  3  6   1
John Nester c............  3  0  2  1   1  0  5  0   0
Matt Sanders 3b..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   1
 Jason Stolz 3b..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   3
Casey Harman p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Tomas Cruz p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 34  8 12  8   5  5 27 14   8

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia Tech........ 002 000 012 -  5 10  1
Clemson............. 203 110 10X -  8 12  0
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E - PLAGMAN(5). DP - Clemson 2. LOB - Georgia Tech 5; Clemson 8. 2B -
MURTON(11); HOUSE(4); LONG(4); FREEMAN(8). HR - SKOLE(11); SCHAUS(8). SF -
PAULSEN(5). SB - ROWLAND(17); EPPS(4); MILLER(10). CS - FREEMAN(3).

Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Zach Von Tersch.....  3.2  4  6  5  4  1 15 20
Andrew Robinson.....  1.1  4  1  1  0  0  7  7
Jed Bradley.........  3.0  4  1  1  1  4 12 13

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Casey Harman........  6.2  7  2  2  1  4 24 25
Tomas Cruz..........  2.1  3  3  3  2  1 10 12

Win - HARMAN (5-3).  Loss - VON TERSCH (6-2).  Save - None.
WP - VON TERSCH(7); BRADLEY(7); CRUZ 2(6).
Umpires - HP: Mitch Mele  1B: A.J. Lostaglio  3B: Paul Guillie
Start: 6:34 PM   Time: 2:45   Attendance: 6109
Game: CU4251

Play-by-Play

                             2009 Clemson Baseball
                 #4 Georgia Tech at #20 Clemson - Play-by-Play
               Apr 25, 2009 at Clemson, SC (Doug Kingsmore Stad.)

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Georgia Tech........ 002 000 012 -  5 10  1
Clemson............. 203 110 10X -  8 12  0
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Richard Ruggieri Named ACC Coach of the Year

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 by admin

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April 24, 2009

 

Clemson, SC – After leading Clemson to its first ACC Rowing Championship in school history on Monday, Richard Ruggieri was named the ACC Coach of the Year. Ruggieri, in his second year at Clemson, has led the Tigers to a variety of accomplishments during his tenure.

This season, Ruggieri coached five athletes to All-ACC honors, including Hilary CumbestBrittany CummingsJessica LeideckerMichelle Nance, and Carla Englund (coxswain). He also led the Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ to victories in their races at the ACC Championship.

Ruggieri has led the Varsity 8+ to a first place ranking in the South region, as well as a #10 ranking in the most recent CRCA/USRowing poll. The Varsity 8+ garnered ACC Crew of the Week honors twice this season on their way to being named the ACC Crew of the Year.

In his first season with the Tigers, Ruggieri led the Varsity 8+ to the first NCAA Championship appearance in school history. He also earned South Region Head Coach of the Year honors after leading the team to a second place finish in the South region. 

Tigers to take on GT in Pivotal Series in ACC

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2009 by admin

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