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Deshaun Watson Elite 11 interview

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Not sure if y'all have already seen this, but Bud Elliot did some pretty good work here and even got to ask Watson a few questions.

Seventh Woods... can we start recruiting this kid right now?

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I'm sure he'll end up at a big boy program but dude is 14 and lives in our backyard so can we jump on this kid early and at least make a run at him?

ACC approves grant of rights

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Essentially, if a school leaves the ACC for another conference, they forfeit their media revenue to the ACC for all home games.

President Barker to Retire

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Per Clemson University: After nearly 14 years serving as the 14th president of his alma mater, Clemson University President James F. Barker has announced plans to retire from that position and return to the classroom.

Tigers blow lead, but come back to win 12-9

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Took a big lead into the 7th, and the pen exploded to let them tie it up 9-9. But their pen did likewise in the 9th and Clemson put up 3 runs to seal it.

ACC working on its own Channel, ND expected to add $1M annually

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The ACC expects Notre Dame's full membership in all sports but football and hockey -- with five guaranteed football games per year -- to earn each school more than $1 million per year in media rights revenue, according to two league sources. This will bump the ACC's per-school annual television revenue into the $18-plus-million range. In 2012, the ACC renegotiated a deal with ESPN for $3.6 billion over 15 years (or $17.1 million per school on average) for a 14-team football league. Notre Dame's football television deal with NBC is worth a reported $15 million per year and runs until 2015. Note that the ACC actually takes one full team share out of these figures, which isnt included above, and the deal with ESPN is backweighted in the later years.

#LOLJACKETS

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Russel Athletic is helping out the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with new uniforms. Please mock and ridicule all your GT friends now.

Article on Clemson WBB's next coach, Audra Smith, and the difficulties of Women's sports

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It’s not a high profile hire by any stretch of the imagination, but Clemson AD Dan Radakovich thinks it’s the right one. Perhaps Smith, who played at Virginia and also served as an assistant (and top recruiter) with the Cavs for 10 years before coming to UAB, can use her ACC credentials to help the Lady Tigers become relevant in the ACC once again. But let’s face it: the business of college basketball also is show business, and Smith is going to have to show she can do more than just turn the program into a winning one.

Tigers defeat GW 4-1 Wednesday

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Meyer pitched well for a change, giving up 5 hits over 7 innings. Brittle went 3-for-4. Duggar, Boulware, and Kennedy added two hits apiece. The Tigers also totaled five stolen bases in the contest.