Early Look at 2011 Opponents

Early Look at 2011 Opponents

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Early Look at 2011 Opponents

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By Trey McCurry.

With Opening Day just days away, TheClemsonInsider wants to give fans a brief overview of each of Clemson’s 2011 opponents. Stay tuned to TheClemsonInsider as before each game/series, the TCI staff will break down each opponent in more detail as well as updates on how their seasons are going.

 Eastern Michigan

Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan

Nickname: Eagles

Website: EMUeagles.com

Conference: Mid-American

Coach: Jay Alexander (52-67 in 2 seasons at Eastern Michigan)

2010 Record (Rank): 27-32 (NR)

2010 MAC Record (Finish): 13-14 (4th West)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 19/7

Series Record: Eastern Michigan leads 2-0

Last meeting: EMU won 3-2 in 1976

Vs Jack Leggett: Never faced

Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Nickname: Bearcats

Website: GoBearcats.com

Conference: Big East

Coach: Brian Cleary (365-432-1 in 15 seasons at Cincinnati)

2010 Record (Rank): 29-29 (NR)

2010 Big East Record (Finish): 13-14 (7th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 16/7

Series Record: Cincinnati leads 2-1

Last meeting: Clemson won 8-2 in 1980

Vs Jack Leggett: Never faced

Charleston Southern

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Nickname: Buccaneers

Website: CSUSports.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Stuart Lake (33-75 in 2 seasons at Charleston Southern)

2010 Record (Rank): 17-38 (NR)

2010 Big South Record (Finish): 6-20 (10th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 21/8

Series Record: Clemson leads 14-0

Last Meeting: Clemson won 3-2 in 2004

Vs Jack Leggett: 8-0 (8-0 at Clemson)

Michigan State

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Nickname: Spartans

Website: MSUSpartans.com

Conference: Big Ten

Coach: Jake Boss, Jr (57-50 in 2 seasons at Michigan State)

2010 Record (Rank): 34-19 (NR)

2010 Big Ten Record (Finish): 11-13 (T-7th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 22/7

Series Record: Michigan State leads 9-6-1

Last Meeting: Clemson won 3-2 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 3-0 (3-0 at Clemson)

Wofford

Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Nickname: Terriers

Website: WoffordTerriers.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Todd Interdonato (58-105 in 3 seasons at Wofford)

2010 Record (Rank): 17-38 (NR)

2010 SoCon Record (Finish): 9-21 (9th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 25/6

Series Record: Clemson leads 75-23-1

Last Meeting: Clemson won 8-2 in 2009

Vs Jack Leggett: 17-2 (10-0 at Clemson, 7-2 at Western Carolina)

South Carolina

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Nickname: Gamecocks

Website: GamecocksOnline.com

Conference: Southeastern

Coach: Ray Tanner (634-282 in 14 seasons at South Carolina)

2010 Record (Rank): 54-16 (#1 BA, #1 CB, #1 SW)

2010 SEC Record (Finish): 21-9 (2nd East)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 21/14

Series Record: Clemson leads 167-123-2

Last Meeting: South Carolina won 4-3 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 35-40 (32-32 at Clemson, 3-8 at Western Carolina)

Western Carolina

Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina

Nickname: Catamounts

Website: CatamountSports.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Bobby Moranda (101-71-1 in 3 seasons at Western Carolina)

2010 Record (Rank): 37-21-1 (NR)

2010 SoCon Record (Finish): 16-13-1 (6th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 19/7

Series Record: Clemson leads 52-13

Last Meeting: Western Carolina won 7-5 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 26-8 (26-8 at Clemson, 302-229 in 9 seasons as the head coach at Western Carolina)

Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Nickname: Cavaliers

Website: VirginiaSports.com 

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Brian O’Conner (316-118-1 in 7 seasons at Virginia)

2010 Record (Rank): 51-14 (#8 BA, #10 CB, #10 SW)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 23-7 (1st Coastal)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 22/8

Series Record: Clemson leads 102-41

Last Meeting: Virginia won 3-1 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 33-21 (31-21 at Clemson, 2-0 at Vermont)

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Nickname: Blue Hose

Website: GoBlueHose.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Elton Pollock (95-232 in 6 seasons at Presbyterian College)

2010 Record (Rank): 15-39 (NR)

2010 MAC Record (Finish): 7-20 (9th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 25/10

Series Record: Clemson leads 59-19

Last Meeting: Clemson won 8-2 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 3-0 (3-0 at Clemson)

Duke

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Nickname: Blue Devils

Website: GoDuke.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Sean McNally (145-134-1 in 5 seasons at Duke)

2010 Record (Rank): 29-27 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 8-22 (6th Coastal)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 11/16

Series Record: Clemson leads 118-65-2

Last Meeting: Duke won 7-2 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 38-15-1 (38-15-1 at Clemson)

Elon

Location: Elon, North Carolina

Nickname: Phoenix

Website: ElonPhoenix.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Mike Kennedy (474-33-3 in 14 seasons at Elon)

2010 Record (Rank): 38-24 (NR)

2010 SoCon Record (Finish): 19-11 (T-3rd)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 21/10

Series Record: Clemson leads 10-7

Last Meeting: Elon won 4-3 (10 innings) in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 11-9 (10-6 at Clemson, 1-3 at Western Carolina)

NC State

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Nickname: Wolfpack

Website: GoPack.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Elliott Avent (521-335 in 14 seasons at NC State)

2010 Record (Rank): 38-24 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 15-15 (3rd Atlantic)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 24/9

Series Record: Clemson leads 107-69-1

Last Meeting: NC State won 13-8 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 48-37 (41-19 at Clemson, 7-18 at Western Carolina)

Georgia

Location: Athens, Georgia

Nickname: Bulldogs

Website: GeorgiaDogs.com

Conference: Southeastern

Coach: David Perno (305-245-1 in 9 seasons at Georgia)

2010 Record (Rank): 16-37 (NR)

2010 SEC Record (Finish): 5-23 (6th East)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 21/10

Series Record: Georgia leads 117-99-2

Last Meeting: Clemson won 14-6 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 24-28 (21-16 at Clemson, 3-12 at Western Carolina)

North Carolina

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nickname: Tar Heels

Website: TarHeelBlue.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Mike Fox (538-230-1 in 12 seasons at North Carolina)

2010 Record (Rank): 38-22 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 14-16 (5th Coastal)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 20/11

Series Record: Clemson leads 96-78-1

Last Meeting: North Carolina won 4-3 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 31-25 (31-22 at Clemson, 0-3 at Western Carolina)

Coastal Carolina

Location: Conway, South Carolina

Nickname: Chanticleers

Website: GoCCUsports.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Gary Gilmore (609-303 in 15 seasons at Coastal Carolina)

2010 Record (Rank): 55-10 (#12 BA, #11 CB, #11 SW)

2010 Big South Record (Finish): 25-0 (1st)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 17/13

Series Record: Clemson leads 38-7

Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina won 4-3 (11 innings) in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 25-5 (25-5 at Clemson)

Maryland

Location: College Park, Maryland

Nickname: Terrapins

Website: UMTerps.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Erik Bakich (17-39 in 1 season at Maryland)

2010 Record (Rank): 17-39 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 5-25 (6th Atlantic)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 12/19

Series Record: Clemson leads 114-39

Last Meeting: Clemson won 7-5 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 45-8 (45-8 at Clemson)

Boston College

Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Nickname: Eagles

Website: BCEagles.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Mike Gambino (1st season at Boston College)

2010 Record (Rank): 30-28 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 14-16 (4th Atlantic)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 21/6

Series Record: Clemson leads 9-6

Last Meeting: Clemson won 14-9 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 10-7 (9-6 at Clemson, 1-1 at Vermont)

Wake Forest

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Nickname: Demon Deacons

Website: WakeForestSports.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Tom Walter (18-37 in 1 season at Wake Forest)

2010 Record (Rank): 18-37 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 8-22 (5th Atlantic)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 12/3

Series Record: Clemson leads 119-49-1

Last Meeting: Wake Forest won 11-2 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 41-18 (40-17 at Clemson, 1-1 at Western Carolina)

Furman

Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Nickname: Paladins

Website: FurmanPaladins.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Ron Smith (416-508 in 17 seasons at Furman)

2010 Record (Rank): 19-37 (NR)

2010 SoCon Record (Finish): 11-19 (8th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 21/7

Series Record: Clemson leads 136-57-4

Last Meeting: Clemson won 12-1 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 46-12 (17-5 at Clemson, 29-7 at Western Carolina)

Georgia Tech

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Nickname: Yellow Jackets

Website: RamblingWreck.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Danny Hall (737-328-1 in 17 seasons at Georgia Tech)

2010 Record (Rank): 47-15 (#18 BA, #17 CB, #17 SW)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 21-9 (2nd Coastal)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 20/13

Series Record: Clemson leads 100-99-3

Last Meeting: Clemson won 8-3 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 38-35 (35-30 at Clemson, 3-5 at Western Carolina)

Gardner-Webb

Location: Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Nickname: Bulldogs

Website: GWUSports.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Rusty Stroupe (222-227 in 8 seasons at Gardner-Webb)

2010 Record (Rank): 25-30 (NR)

2010 Big South Record (Finish): 10-17 (T-7th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 25/8

Series Record: Clemson leads 5-0

Last Meeting: Clemson won 13-2 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 4-0 (4-0 at Clemson)

Virginia Tech

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Nickname: Hokies

Website: HokieSports.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Pete Hughes (118-106 in 4 seasons at Virginia Tech)

2010 Record (Rank): 40-22 (#20 by BA)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 16-14 (4th Coastal)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 14/10

Series Record: Clemson leads 34-22-2

Last Meeting: Virginia Tech won 9-8 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 19-7 (18-4 at Clemson, 1-3 at Western Carolina)

Davidson

Location: Davidson, North Carolina

Nickname: Wildcats

Website: DavidsonWildcats.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Dick Cooke (395-660-1 in 21 years at Davidson)

2010 Record (Rank): 19-32 (NR)

2010 SoCon Record (Finish): 5-25 (11th)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 27/7

Series Record: Clemson leads 27-9

Last Meeting: Clemson won 11-4 in 1997

Vs Jack Leggett: 22-11 (1-0 at Clemson, 21-11 at Western Carolina)

Florida State

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Nickname: Seminoles

Website: Seminoles.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Mike Martin (1627-558-4 in 31 seasons at Florida State)

2010 Record (Rank): 48-20 (#6th BA, #6 CB, #6 SW)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 18-12 (T-1st Atlantic)

Letterman Returning/Lost: 22/9

Series Record: Florida State leads 63-53-1

Last Meeting: Clemson won 8-3 in 2010

Vs Jack Leggett: 29-36 (29-36 at Clemson)

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