Staff Clemson Sports

Matt Connolly (Senior Reporter)
Matt is the senior reporter for He has covered college football in South Carolina for more than a decade, including spending the past 5-plus years on the Clemson beat. Connolly previously worked at The State newspaper (Columbia, S.C.) and Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.). He placed in the top 10 in beat writing in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest in 2019 and 2020.

Joseph Hastings (Senior Recruiting Reporter)
After four years of writing for, Joseph Hastings has joined On3 and will provide recruiting coverage for During his time with Rivals, Joseph covered the Florida Gators and then The Ohio State Buckeyes. While a student in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, he also covered local government and worked with the ESPN radio station affiliate at the school. Now in Greenville, South Carolina, Joseph is looking forward to reporting on Clemson’s recruiting efforts, as well as assisting in team coverage.