COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 25: The Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks get into a scuffle after a play during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson football has plenty of experience against SEC competition. Obviously, the Tigers famously find themselves facing off against Alabama just about every post-season at this point, and have the annual Palmetto Bowl end of season rivalry with South Carolina.Those aren’t the only teams that the Tigers have faced from the league, though. Clemson often schedules series against Georgia, last playing in 2013-14.Those two powers will face off again in 2024 in Atlanta, and have a four game home-and-home series set for 2029-30 and 2032-33. They’ve played 64 times, and while Georgia has a big record edge (42-18-4), obviously Clemson is currently peaking as a program.This year, Clemson finishes a home-and-home against Texas A&M, hosting the Aggies after a hard fought win at Kyle Field last season. In 2025-26, the Tigers face the other powerhouse Tigers that call Death Valley, home, LSU.In a new article naming college football’s “schedule superlatives,” ESPN‘s Chris Low says that Clemson “owns the SEC.”With the two national title wins over Alabama and recent dominance of the South Carolina rivalry, it is hard to dispute.For the second straight season, Clemson has two nonconference games against SEC foes — Texas A&M at home and South Carolina on the road. Dabo Swinney is 13-5 against SEC teams since the start of the 2012 season, which includes five wins over South Carolina, three wins over Auburn, two wins over Alabama and wins over Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M.SEC fans aren’t going to be super keen on it, but since Swinney’s program kicked it into high gear earlier in the decade, Clemson plays as well as any SEC powerhouse.[ESPN]
Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, Oct. 18, that broadcaster Wade Keller has been appointed communications director for his office. Mr. Keller will leave his current post as senior producer and assistant news director at CTV-Atlantic, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CTV’s Maritime newsroom. He has been in the broadcasting industry for 20 years, starting with CKOB Radio in Renfrew, Ontario. Mr. Keller began his career in Nova Scotia year later at CJCB Radio in Sydney. “I’m very pleased to have Wade join our communications team,” said Premier MacDonald. “His wide knowledge of Nova Scotia and his extensive experience in media will be tremendous assets.” “This is a wonderful opportunity,” Mr. Keller said. “It’s a chance to learn and a chance to contribute. I am eager to do both.” Mr. Keller is expected to begin his new duties toward the beginning of November.
The next SMMT event will be at the Conservative Party Conference on 5 October 2009.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The event focused on the role of the UK automotive industry in a low carbon economy, highlighting the need to support the sector as a strategic and essential part of the UK economy and wider low carbon agenda. Further discussions focused on low carbon automotive manufacturing in a more balanced economy, taking into account the recommendations of the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT) report. The conference provided a good opportunity to demonstrate SMMT’s continued commitment to engage with key politicians and stakeholders to ensure the automotive sector receives the recognition it deserves. ‘The role of the UK automotive industry in a low carbon economy’ was the subject of an SMMT-hosted debate held with MPs and key decision-makers at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton last night (28 September 2009).The event, held in conjunction with Unite the Union, featured a panel discussion with Ian Lucas MP, minister for business and regulatory reform, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt, joint general secretary of Unite Tony Woodley and Richard Howitt MEP. Business secretary Lord Mandelson joined the debate to reiterate his support for the UK automotive sector, highlighting government’s commitment to the industry through the extension of the scrappage incentive scheme. Lord Mandelson also said he hoped more approvals of loans or loan guarantees would soon be made under the Automotive Assistance Programme, including finance for larger projects.