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This Week in Clemson Athletics
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  12/16/2013

UPCOMING EVENTS
(home events BOLD)

Tuesday, Dec. 17
9 a.m. - Diving vs. UNC Wilmington (at Greensboro, N.C.)

Wednesday, Dec. 18
2:30 p.m. - Diving vs. South Carolina (at Greensboro, N.C.)

Thursday, Dec. 19
8 p.m. ET - Women's Basketball at UNLV (Duel in the Desert)
8 p.m. ET - Men's Basketball at Auburn (Fox Sports Net)

Friday, Dec. 20
10:30 p.m. ET - Women's Basketball vs. Creighton (Las Vegas - Duel in the Desert)

Saturday, Dec. 21
8 p.m. ET - Women's Basketball vs. Oregon State (Las Vegas - Duel in the Desert)

Sunday, Dec. 29
2 p.m. - Women's Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee (TigerCast)
Family Day - Two adult tickets and two youth tickets for $10. Additional tickets for $3.

Monday, Dec. 30
7 p.m. - Men's Basketball vs. VMI (ESPN3)
Take A Kid to the Game - One youth ticket free with the purchase of a regular priced ticket. Available one hour prior to tip.

Thursday, Jan. 2
7 p.m. - Women's Basketball at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Friday, Jan. 3
8:30 p.m. - Football vs. Ohio State (Discover Orange Bowl - Miami Gardens, Fla.) ESPN
All Day - Diving at Georgia Invite (Athens, Ga.)

Saturday, Jan. 4
4 p.m. - Men's Basketball vs. Boston College (RSN)
All Day - Diving at Georgia Invite (Athens, Ga.)

Sunday, Jan. 5
2 p.m. - Women's Basketball at Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.)
All Day - Diving at Georgia Invite (Athens, Ga.)

SPORT UPDATES

Men's Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)
Record: 8-2
The Tigers are now 8-2 on the season following Saturday's 71-35 win over Furman. It was the fewest points allowed by any Tiger men's team since the 1995-96 season. Jordan Roper led all players with 16 points in the game. The Tigers wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule Thursday at Auburn. The game is set for 8 p.m. ET and is televised by Fox Sports Net. Following the break, the Tigers will host VMI on Monday, Dec. 30 before beginning conference play Saturday, Jan. 4 at Boston College.

Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)
Record: 6-3
The women's basketball team upped their winning streak to five in a row with an 88-46 win against SC State Saturday behind a school-record 12 three-pointers. Junior Kelly Gramlich also set the Clemson individual school record with eight made three-pointers in leading the Tigers with 24 points, while sophomore Nyilah Jamison-Myers added a career-high 17. The Tigers will play at the Duel In The Desert in Las Vegas this week against UNLV, Oregon State and Creighton.

Following the Christmas break, the Tigers return home to host Middle Tennessee on Dec. 29. The non-conference slate closes at New Jersey Institute of Technology Jan. 2 before ACC play begins at Notre Dame on Sunday, Jan. 5.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)
The diving team returns to action after a three-week hiatus, hitting the pool in Greensboro, N.C., this week for a pair of meets. After taking on UNC Wilmington Tuesday morning, the Tigers will battle South Carolina at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday afternoon.

After a break for the holidays, the team will return to action Jan. 3-5 at the Georgia Invite in Athens.

Football (@ClemsonFB)
Record: 10-2, 7-1 ACC
The Clemson football team earned a bid to the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl and will make their second Orange Bowl appearance in a three-year period. Clemson's opponent will be the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Urban Meyer's team comes to the Orange Bowl with a 12-1 record after suffering its first loss of the season in the Big Ten Championship game to Michigan State. Ohio State will be the first team Clemson has played that already has recorded 12 victories.

The game promises to be an interesting matchup of experienced quarterbacks. Clemson's Tajh Boyd will make his 40th and final start as the starting quarterback. He has recorded 31 wins and needs one to tie Rodney Williams' school record. He is one of just three quarterbacks nationally with at least 10,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a career. Ohio State's Braxton Miller, who is 24-1 the last two years as the starting signal caller, is one of just two quarterbacks nationally with at least 5,000 yards passing and 3,000 yards rushing.

Men's Soccer (@ClemsonMensSoc)
Final Record: 11-7-3, 5-4-2 ACC
Thomas McNamara was named second team All-American as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Earlier this season, he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America First-Team. He becomes the 18th person in Clemson athletic history to be named an All-American both on and off the field in the same academic year, and is only the second men's soccer player to accomplish the feat.



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