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  by Mickey Plyler - Radio Host - Monday, December 16, 2013 10:17 AM
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Clemson will learn this week if any players will be affected by the NCAA academic rule for bowl eligibility. Each player must pass six hours in the fall semester to be eligible for the bowl game.

Here are a few other academic standards in place throughout college football:

In Division I, student-athletes must complete 40 percent of the coursework required for a degree by the end of their second year. They must complete 60 percent by the end of their third year and 80 percent by the end of their fourth year.

Student-athletes are allowed five years to graduate while receiving athletically related financial aid.

All Division I student-athletes must earn at least six credit hours each term to be eligible for the following term and must meet minimum grade-point average requirements that are related to an institution’s own GPA standards for graduation.

They must pass 24 hours in a year to be eligible. For example if a player doesn't pass six hours this fall and lets say only passes three hours, he will have to pass 21 hours in the spring and summer to be eligible the first four games of 2015.

Giff Timothy
Saturday we got the news that right tackle Giff Timothy was forced to give up football because of injuries. Timothy's departure means there are depth concerns heading into 2014. Isaiah BattleIsaiah Battle
So. Offensive Tackle
#79 6-6, 280
Brooklyn, NY

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could progress and secure a starting spot for next season. Shaq AnthonyShaq Anthony
RS So. Offensive Tackle
#76 6-3, 265
Williamston, SC

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and Joe GoreJoe Gore
RS So. Offensive Tackle
#73 6-4, 275
Lake Waccamaw, NC

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may battle it out for the other starting spot. Eric MacLain may have a spot on the two deep but could move inside. Oliver JonesOliver Jones
RS Fr. Offensive Tackle
#65 6-5, 325
Ninety Six, SC

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will be a sophomore but has not made an impact to this point. The Tigers have commitments from Taylor Hearn, Justin Falcinelli and Cannon Smith but I don't think any of the three is ready to play as true freshmen. Kevin DoddKevin Dodd
So. Defensive Tackle
#98 6-4, 280
Taylors, SC

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is a defensive lineman that could move over to tackle but he lacks experience as well. A major source of concern heading into next season could be depth at this position.

Basketball
Clemson moved to 8-2 with an impressive defensive performance in the win over Furman Saturday night. The Tigers will get a chance at a road win Thursday night at Auburn.

Clemson outmanned Furman on both ends but the defensive effort was impressive in holding Furman to 31 points.

A huge concern coming into this season was rebounding. The Tigers are very inexperienced in the post and I thought this might have been the biggest of the concerns early in the season. However, Clemson has been an excellent rebounding team so far. This past weekend Clemson out rebounded Furman 37-23 including 13 offensive rebounds.

A big improvement in the rebounding department has come from sophomore Landry Nnoko and freshman Sidy Djitte. The duo combined not only to go 7-7 from the field Saturday night, they combined for 21 rebounds. Nnoko had 10 while Djitte had 11 including seven offensive boards.

Another area of concern each year for Clemson fans has been free throw shooting but the Tigers are currently one of the nation's top free throw shooting teams. Clemson went 11-14 from the charity stripe Saturday which is 78.6%. This continues the hot streak from the line and puts the Tigers in position to be one of the best free throw shooting teams in school history.


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Thomasville, GA

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and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.

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