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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons (11) celebrates a stop against South Carolina during an NCAA college football game, in Columbia, S.C. Simmons was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Clemson linebacker Simmons giving up senior year for NFL

Jan. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's “Swiss Army Knife” linebacker Isaiah Simmons is going pro. Simmons is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defender from Olathe, Kansas. He announced his decision Saturday on social media. Simmons won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He was also a first-team...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against LSU, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Clemson D, Lawrence falter as LSU rolls to championship

Jan. 14, 2020 2:25 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson relied all year on a strong defense and quarterback Trevor Lawrence to give itself a shot at a second straight national title. Both let them down against LSU and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow. “It's been a long time since I've stood in front a team with a...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shake hands after a news conference for the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip).

Dabo Dynasty: Clemson can join elite company with win vs LSU

Jan. 12, 2020 2:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has this drill down. The Sunday before the College Football Playoff championship game a news conference is held with the head coaches. They compliment each other's team and talk about focus and preparation. After, they shake hands and pose for photographs with...

Clemson associated head coach Brent Vemables speaks during media day for NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip).

Analysis: Clemson will win with talent to slow LSU, Burrow

Jan. 11, 2020 3:54 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No. 1 LSU has been unstoppable this season but the top-ranked team in the nation hasn't faced Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables this season. It is a given that in prepping for the College Football championship game Venables spent plenty of long, dizzying nights in his meeting...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence runs in for a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

No. 1 LSU faces No. 3 Clemson for CFP national championship

Jan. 9, 2020 1:46 PM EST

College Football Playoff national championship: No. 3 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 LSU (14-0) in New Orleans, Monday at 8:15 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: LSU by 5.5. Series record: LSU 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson, the Atlantic Coast Conference champion, is trying to repeat as national champion and become the first team...

LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) celebrates after his second interception versus Georgia during the Southeastern Conference championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Atlanta.(C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Can Clemson's versatile defenders flummox LSU and Burrow?

Jan. 8, 2020 6:05 PM EST

Top-ranked LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow head into the national championship game peaking, matching their record-setting offense with a healthy and improving defense. Clemson has not lost since sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence joined the team in 2018. The third-ranked Tigers are looking for their...