NCAA eliminates penalty

The Clemson University Athletic Department was informed late Monday afternoon that it will not have its number of preseason football practices reduced as the result of wearing a non-compliant uniform for its first two days of football practice (August 6-7).

Earlier today the school announced it would not have a second practice on Monday and Friday this week as the result of a ruling by the NCAA that it wore pads during its first two days of practice.

"The NCAA gave further review to this situation and informed us this afternoon that we can have the full compliment of practices during the preseason," Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips said Monday afternoon. "We are pleased with this decision."

Clemson will practice this evening from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM as a result of the NCAA late afternoon ruling and will return to its original preseason practice schedule.

"We appreciate the NCAA taking a second look at our situation," said Clemson Head coach Dabo Swinney. "We are very pleased with the decision and the timing of it. We have enough time to change our plans and have a full tempo practice this evening that will be a good preparation for our first scrimmage on Tuesday."

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