Robert MacRae is the owner of The Clemson Insider. He serves as publisher and recruiting editor for the site. MacRae started TCI in March of 2009 and has covered Clemson recruiting since 2003. He graduated from Clemson University in 1987.
Davis Potter is an award-winning sportswriter, who joined the TCI staff in August of 2021. Potter is TCI’s senior writer and covers the Clemson beat on a daily basis. Potter came to TCI from Wyoming, where he spent three years covering University of Wyoming athletics for the Casper Star-Tribune. As an Alabama native, he spent most of his life living and working in the Deep South. His first five years as a college sports reporter were spent covering an SEC beat. Potter, an Auburn University graduate, has twice been named State Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. He first earned the honor in Mississippi in 2015 before being voted Wyoming’s sportswriter of the year in 2019.
Gavin Oliver joined the TCI staff in May of 2016. Oliver, whose father, Greg, has been a respected journalist in the Upstate of South Carolina for many years, joins The Clemson Insider Staff as full-time staff writer. Oliver, who graduated from Clemson University, is the recruiting writer for TCI as well as helps our staff cover the ins and outs of the Clemson football, basketball and baseball programs. Though Oliver is fresh out of college, he has already built up plenty of experience in the business. While attending classes full-time as an English major, he worked as a freelance writer for The Journal in Seneca, S.C. from 2012-’16. He covered high school sporting events, including high school football, as well as Clemson football, basketball and baseball games. Oliver was also a correspondent for IPTAY Media from 2012-’15, as he wrote feature stories covering all the sports at Clemson in Orange: The Experience the Magazine, plus he was a regular contributor for IPTAY’s Web site, My Orange Update.com. In 2014, Oliver worked as an intern and correspondent for Tiger Illustrated.com, where he served in those capacities until just recently. At Tiger Illustrated, Oliver wrote feature stories, game previews, practice notes and then game day questions and answer sessions with Clemson’s three coordinators. In 2015, Oliver had an internship with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team in Greenville, S.C. He worked in the public relations office there as he was mostly in charge of writing game recaps.
Sam Neumann joined the TCI staff in May of 2021. Neumann came to TCI with a lot of experience covering Temple University Athletics and the NFL. At OwlScoop.com he helped cover the beat on a daily basis, as well as he helped with recruiting and general stories for the website. He also worked for Jets Wire.com, a USA TODAY affiliated website that covers the ins and outs of the New York Jets.
Bart Boatwright joined the TCI staff in February of 2019. He is a 1990 graduate of Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications and is TCI’s Digital Editor. Boatwright is an award-winning photojournalist, who, before joining TCI, worked as a photographer at The Greenville News since 1990. During his 28 years in the newspaper business he covered a wide variety of sporting events including a Super Bowl, World Series, Final Four, and what he considers the highlight of his carrier, Clemson’s National Championship runs in 2016 and 2018. Boatwright, who is a native of Belton, S.C., has been around Clemson athletics for most of his life, and photographed his first Clemson game in 1983 while still in high school.