UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD)
Friday, Jan. 23All Day – Track and Field hosts Bob Pollock Invitational 10 a.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Memphis (Durham, N.C.) – ITA Kickoff Weekend3:30 p.m. – Diving at South CarolinaSaturday, Jan. 24All Day – Track and Field hosts Bob Pollock Invitational TBA – Men’s Tennis vs. Duke or Wake Forest (Durham, N.C.) – ITA Kickoff Weekend11 a.m. – Diving at College of Charleston12 noon – Men’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest (ACC Network)1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Winthrop – ITA Kickoff Weekend5 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame (TigerCast)Sunday, Jan. 259 a.m. or 1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Purdue or Washington – ITA Kickoff Weekend
Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 10-8, 2-4 ACCThe Tigers went 1-2 over the past week, including a 66-53 win at home over Syracuse on Saturday. The win was Clemson’s second in as many chances at home over Jim Boeheim’s program. The Tigers made 8-of-20 three-pointers and were led by Donte Grantham with 16 points. Rod Hall added 15, while Jaron Blossomgame collected his sixth double-double of the season. The Tigers return to action on Saturday at noon against Wake Forest. The game will be televised by the ACC Network.
Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 9-10, 1-5 ACCNikki Dixon moved into 10th in Clemson history in scoring with a pair of double-figure contests this week. The senior from Alpharetta, Ga., has 1436 points, which ranks sixth in the nation among active players. Her 550 free throw attempts is also just outside the top 25 in ACC history. Dixon is averaging a team-best 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Tigers play No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader with the men’s team.
Diving (@ClemsonDiving)Record: 3-0The Clemson diving team returns to competition this weekend with a pair of dual meets on the road. The Tigers face South Carolina in Columbia on Friday, Jan. 23 and then head to Charleston on Saturday, Jan. 24 to meet College of Charleston.
Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)A pair of Clemson men’s soccer graduates were chosen to continue their soccer careers professionally last week. Phanuel Kavita, a captain this past season, and Amadou Dia are both on their way to Major League Soccer. Dia became only the seventh Clemson player ever to be drafted in the first round when Sporting Kansas City made him the 20th overall pick last Thursday afternoon. Kavita signed a homegrown contract with Real Salt Lake early last week. The former Salt Lake City high school standout will head back home to begin his professional career. The two join Thomas McNamara, Joe Bendik and Nathan Sturgis as former Tigers currently in MLS.
Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 2-0The Clemson men’s tennis team got its spring season underway with a pair of victories in Davidson, N.C. on Saturday. The Tigers, currently ranked 24th nationally, defeated both Winthrop and Davidson 7-0. Senior co-captain Alejandro Augusto won two singles matches, one at flight one and one at flight two, and one flight one doubles match to help lead the team to victory. The Tigers head to the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Durham, N.C. this Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24. Their first match comes against Memphis at 10 a.m. on Friday. The winner of the Clemson-Memphis match faces the winner of Duke vs. Wake Forest on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the championship match, while the consolation round is set for 3 p.m. The winner of the title match receives a berth in the ITA Team Indoor Championships in Chicago on Feb. 13-16.
Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team kicked off its spring season by hosting the Duckworth Winter Classic Jan. 17-18. The Tigers competed against Charleston Southern and Kennesaw State and went 16-2 and 10-1 in singles and doubles matches, respectively on the weekend. Romy Koelzer, ranked 85th in the preseason ITA rankings, won all three of her singles matches and combined with teammate Tristen Dewar to win all three of their doubles matches as well. The Tigers return to action next weekend when they host the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25. Clemson faces Winthrop on Saturday at 1 p.m., while Purdue and Washington square off in the 9 a.m. match at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. On Sunday, the consolation match is set for 9 a.m., while Saturday’s two winners meet in the championship match at 1 p.m., with a berth in the ITA Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. on Feb. 5-8 on the line.
Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tigers had a productive trip to Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech Invitational over the weekend. Natoya Goule spearheaded the effort with individual wins in the women’s 400 and 1000, breaking Clemson’s record in the latter. Tevin Hester and Myasia Jacobs again collected wins in the men’s and women’s 60 dash, with times of 6.62 and 7.40 respectively. The Tigers return home this weekend for a full slate of action at the Bob Pollock Classic, which gets underway with multi-events Friday at 9:30 a.m. Saturday’s action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
January 21, 2022