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This Week in Clemson Athletics
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  01/13/2014

UPCOMING EVENTS
(home events BOLD)

Wednesday, Jan. 15
7 p.m. - Men's Basketball at Virginia Tech (RSN - Affiliates List)

Thursday, Jan. 16
6 p.m. - Women's Basketball at North Carolina (ESPN3)

Friday, Jan. 17
4 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Furman

Saturday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. - Women's Tennis vs. Troy
1:30 p.m. - Diving vs. Western Kentucky & College of Charleston
Free t-shirts for the first 50 fans.
4 p.m. - Men's Basketball vs. Wake Forest (ACC Network)
Military Appreciation Day - All military and veterans can purchase a $10 ticket beginning Tuesday, January 14 when they show a valid military ID. Tickets are based on availability. Postcards will be available at the gates for fans to write to a military member. If you know a Clemson fan or alumni currently serving overseas and would like to submit their address to receive Military Appreciation Day postcards, please email promo@clemson.edu.
4 p.m. - Women's Tennis vs. Charleston Southern
All Day - Track at Auburn Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.)

Sunday, Jan. 19
10 a.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Presbyterian College
4 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Gardner-Webb

Monday, Jan. 20
7 p.m. - Women's Basketball vs. Wake Forest (RSN)

SPORT UPDATES

Baseball (@CUTigerBaseball)
The baseball team will hold its first preseason practice on Friday, Jan. 24 in preparation for its season-opener against Eastern Michigan set for Feb. 14 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The team holds its annual preseason banquet on Sunday night, Feb. 9.

Men's Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)
Record: 11-4, 2-1 ACC
The Tigers split a pair of ACC games at home, falling 56-41 to Florida State on Thursday before earning a 72-59 victory over 13th-ranked Duke on Saturday. It was Clemson's first win over the Blue Devils since 2009. Clemson's defense held Duke to a season-low 59 points. K.J. McDaniels led the way with 24 points in the win and averaged 19 points per game for the week. Jaron Blossomgame (14 points, 14 rebounds) and Landry Nnoko (10 points, 13 rebounds) added double-doubles for the Tigers in the win. Clemson travels to Blacksburg, Va. to take on Virginia Tech Wednesday before returning home for a Saturday matchup at 4 p.m. against Wake Forest.

Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)
Record: 9-8, 1-2 ACC
The women's basketball team had a 1-1 week behind a huge effort from junior Nikki Dixon, who averaged 27.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.0 steals in the two games, including 29 points and 11 rebounds in a Sunday win over Pitt. The victory was the first conference victory for Audra Smith. The Tigers play at #12 UNC Thursday at 6 pm.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)
The women's diving team will take on College of Charleston and Western Kentucky on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in McHugh Natatorium. The Tigers are 5-1 in dual meets this season, including a win over South Carolina in their last dual meet on December 18. Clemson will compete in three of their next four meets at home to close out the regular season.

Men's Golf (@ClemsonMensGolf)
Clemson's men's team ranked 29th in the final fall Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.  The Tigers played the number-one ranked schedule in the nation in the fall according to Sagarin. The highlights of the fall included a fourth place finish at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, Ga., a tournament that included seven top 25 teams, and a third-place finish at the Dick's Sporting Goods Challenge, a tournament in Nashville in September featuring an all ACC and SEC field.

Clemson begins the spring schedule Feb. 23-25 at the Westin Rio Mar Classic in Puerto Rico.  Clemson will play six spring events with the last five played in South Carolina, North Carolina or Georgia.

Women's Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)
Clemson's women's golf team completed its inaugural fall season ranked 11th nationally by the Golf Coaches Association and 13th by the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. The team had a 58-8-2 record against the opposition for its four events, including three top-three finishes. 

Ashlan Ramsey is ranked first in the world among amateur players and fourth nationally among college players according to the Golfweek entering the spring. She won two events in the fall, the Lady Paladin Invitational and the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational. Teammate Sloan Shanahan ranks 28th nationally, giving J.T. Horton's team two of the top 30 players in the nation.

Clemson returns to the course Valentine's Day for a three-day tournament, the Florida State Matchup in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 14-16.

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)
The rowing team opens the 2014 season March 1 hosting Eastern Michigan on Lake Hartwell. The Tigers concluded 2013 ranked 18th in the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) poll after a second-place finish at the ACC Championships.

Men's Tennis (@ClemsonMensTenn)
The Clemson men's tennis team begins the 2014 season against Furman Friday, Jan. 17 at 4:00 p.m., at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers host a double header with Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb on Sunday, Jan. 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Men's tennis is ranked 23rd according to the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released last week, marking the highest ITA preseason ranking since the Tigers were also ranked 23rd in the 2007 listing.

Clemson finished the 2013 season with a 19-8 record overall and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers finished the season ranked 21st in the final 2013 ITA poll.

Women's Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)
The 13th-ranked women's tennis team opens the season Saturday with a doubleheader at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers play Troy at 9 a.m., and Charleston Southern at 4 p.m. Four singles players and one doubles team open the season listed in the ITA singles rankings. 

Track and Field (@CUTrackandField)
The men's and women's teams opened the 2014 indoor season at home in the Orange & Purple Classic Saturday. Tevin Hester put together the top performance by matching his personal best in the 60 meters (6.64). His time is currently No. 3 in the nation in the event. Mimi Land won the long jump (19'11.5") and high jump (5'10") to highlight the women's action. The Tigers travel to Birmingham, Ala., next weekend to compete in the Auburn Invitational on Saturday.



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