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Demek Kemp SC State MEAC athlete of the week

SC State's Kemp named

MEAC Track Athlete of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. — South Carolina State senior Demek Kemp was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today, while North Carolina A&T State freshman Kamaya Debose-Epps was selected as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. North Carolina Central junior Omega Smalls earned Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman senior Quamecha Morrison was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Kemp (Sr., Monroe, Ga.) set the nation’s best mark – and the second-fastest time in the world – in the 100 meters this past weekend, turning in a 10.03 to win gold at the Gamecock Invite. That time was a facility and school record. Kemp also helped break the school record in the 4x100-meter relay with a 39.63 – the second-fastest time in the MEAC this season and 19th-fastest in the country.

No. 11 Gamecocks enter SEC

Championships as No. 2 Seed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - No. 11 South Carolina women's golf ended the stroke-play portion of the 2019 SEC Women's Golf Championships in second place after a 1-over 865 in Friday's third round. Carolina, who will enter match play as the No. 2 seed, finished with three top-10 individuals, the most since 1990 when the Gamecocks had four in the top-10 in just a five-team field.

Carolina ended stroke play just two strokes behind No. 12 Florida, who shot a 8-over 296 in the final round of stroke play. After the Gamecocks, defending champion Arkansas took control of the No. 3 seed.

In the quarterfinals of match play that begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, South Carolina will be paired with Mississippi State.

The semifinals will be played Saturday, with an approximate start time of 1:30 p.m. ET., and will be able to be viewed via SEC Network +. The finals on Sunday will be played on SEC Network beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Former Clemson

player Young dies

CLEMSON — Former Clemson University men’s basketball guard David Young, a starter on the school’s 1990 ACC regular season championship team and a Greenville native, died Friday after battling an illness.

Young lettered for the Tigers for four years between 1988-92. He finished his 97-game career with 751 career points – an average of 7.7 points per game. He made 138 career three-point goals, 330 assists and 116 steals. His 138 three-point goals were a Clemson career record when he finished his career.

Hatchell resigns at

UNC after review

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career at Florence's Francis Marion University and more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.

That tenure ended with her resignation after a program review found concerns over what was considered to be "racially insensitive" comments and pressuring players to compete through medical issues.

The school announced the 67-year-old Hatchell's resignation late Thursday, along with findings from that external review conducted this month by a Charlotte-based law firm. Among the issues: a "breakdown of connectivity" between Hatchell and the players after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel.

The was enough to end Hatchell's time in Chapel Hill, which began in 1986.

Hatchell — who has 1,023 victories, with 751 coming in 33 seasons at UNC along with the 1994 NCAA title — and her coaching staff had been on paid administrative leave since April 1.

Tigers named to

watch lists

CLEMSON - Clemson baseball's sophomore lefthander Mat Clark, junior shortstop Logan Davidson and freshman righthander and first baseman Davis Sharpe were all named to national watch lists, announced Thursday by the College Baseball Foundation.

Clark and Sharpe are two of 69 players on the National Pitcher-of-the-Year Award Watch List, while Sharpe is one of 25 players on the John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Award Watch List. Davidson is one of 69 players on the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, presented to the nation’s top shortstop.

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