The Tigers should start the 2019 season ranked No. 1 in the country.
Nishikori Tops Medvedev to Win Brisbane International Title
Nishikori and Medvedev split their two FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings, with the Russian winning their most recent contest past year in the Tokyo final.
The Tigers are coming off their second national title in three seasons with a 44-16 win over Alabama on Monday at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. While it's not exactly a scorcher of a take, former New York Jets and Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Joe Namath is commenting on the loss. Tagovailoa's second interception in the first half, this one by Trayvon Mullen, led to another Clemson score and a 28-16 lead. Clemson is the first team in the AP poll era, dating back to 1936, to finish with a 15-0 record. On a third-and-12, Ross grabbed the ball with just his right hand for a 37-yard gain with the Tide desperate to regain possession.
"Congratulations to a truly great football team, the Clemson Tigers, on an incredible win last night against a powerful Alabama team", he wrote. Backup defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney stuffed Alabama holder Mac Jones on a fake field goal try that ended far short of its goal. The Heisman contender gave Alabama an explosive passing game the program has lacked under Nick Saban, completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 3,671 yards, 41 touchdowns and four interceptions. Most impressively, Clemson did it with a true freshman QB, and a slew of underclassmen skill-position players highlighted by Phenix City, Alabama freshman WR Justyn Ross.