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Eight University of South Carolina football players were recognized as 2019 preseason All-SEC selections, according to The Phil Steele College Football Preview, it was announced today. In addition, defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw was recognized as a third-team preseason All-American by the national publication.

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Kinlaw, a 6-6, 302-pound senior from Charleston, was the lone Gamecock to be named to the first-team All-SEC unit. The All-America candidate was a co-winner of the Joe Morrison Award with T.J. Brunson last season, which goes to the team's MVP on defense. He was credited with 38 stops in 2018, including 10.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

The Gamecocks had three players, wide receiver Bryan Edwards, defensive end D.J. Wonnum, and linebacker T.J. Brunson, earn second-team recognition by the national publication.

A quartet of Gamecocks were recognized on Steele's fourth-team All-SEC squad, including wide receiver Shi Smith, offensive lineman Donell Stanley, cornerback Jaycee Horn and punter Joseph Charlton.

Smith, a 5-10, 186-pound junior from Union, S.C., hauled in 45 passes a season ago for 673 yards and four touchdowns. In his first two seasons for the Garnet & Black, he has amassed 1,082 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

A leader on the offensive line, Stanley returns for his sixth year of eligibility. The 6-3, 322-pounder from Floydale, S.C. has appeared in 38 games for the Garnet & Black, making 26 starts including 12 at center, 10 at left guard and four at right guard.

Horn, a 6-1, 200-pound sophomore defensive back from Alpharetta, Ga., earned Freshman All-SEC accolades by the league's coaches last season after making 10 starts. Horn shared the Most Productive Player Award for the defense with Brunson a year ago while playing both cornerback and nickel.

Charlton, a 6-5, 193-pounder from Columbia, earned a spot on the All-SEC second team as selected by the league's coaches following the 2018 season. As a junior, Charlton set the school record by averaging 44.8-yards per punt, and is averaging a school-record 44.1 yards per punt throughout his career.

The Gamecocks will open the 2019 campaign in Charlotte on August 31 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Game time is set for 3:30 pm ET and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Brownell hires Goins as assistant coach

CLEMSON — Anthony Goins, previously of Quinnipiac University, has been named Clemson University men’s basketball assistant coach, head coach Brad Brownell announced.

Goins spent the previous two seasons on Baker Dunleavy’s staff at Quinnipiac, helping lead the Bobcats to a 16-15 record (11-7 MAAC) and its first winning season since 2013-14. The Bobcats earned a postseason appearance for just the fifth time program history playing in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

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“Anthony is a very smart, hard-working young coach with a bright future in this business,” Brownell said. “He is a passionate and determined recruiter who excels at building meaningful relationships with the players he coaches. He loves coaching the game of basketball and will bring a tremendous amount of positive energy to our program.”

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“I am extremely humbled to join such an incredible University and program,” Goins said. “I’m thankful to Quinnipiac basketball, but can’t way to get to work with the players, Coach Brownell and the amazing staff he has put together. It’s an exciting time for Clemson basketball and I look forward to bringing more Clemson Grit.”

Goins joined the Bobcats after four very successful seasons at Yale under head coach James Jones, where the Bulldogs averaged over 20 wins per season (82-42). During that stretch, was the most historic season in school history in 2015-16. The Bulldogs set school records for most wins in a season (23-7), best home record (12-0) and best Ivy League record (13-1). Yale won the Ivy League title for the second-straight seasons and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 54 years.

After receiving a No. 12-seed, Yale went on to defeat fifth-seeded Baylor in the first round, the first NCAA Tournament victory in Yale basketball history.

Prior to the Bulldogs' historic campaign, Goins helped Yale, in just his second season, win its first Ivy League title since 2001-02 and reach 22 wins for the first time since 1948-49. Among those 22 victories was a win over defending National Champion Connecticut and an 11-3 league record.

During his time in New Haven, Goins assisted with the development of the guards, prepared numerous scouting reports and was vital to the Bulldogs in recruiting. Under his tutelage, the Bulldogs have had two guards named First-Team All-Ivy (Javier Duren, 2015; Makai Mason, 2016) and one named to Honorable Mention (Nick Victor).

Goins came to Yale via Dartmouth where he spent the 2013-14 season. He helped the Big Green to 12 wins (the highest total for the program in 15 years).

For three years prior to Dartmouth from 2010-13, Goins served as an assistant coach for Salisbury Prep School in Connecticut, which compiled a 64-18 record in New England Prep School basketball during his tenure.

Goins is a 2008 St. John’s graduate with a degree in sports management. While at St. John’s he served as a practice player for the men’s team and helped with women’s practices as well.

Anthony’s original roots are in Greensboro, N.C., while he attended Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va.

Furman to induct 2 into hall of fame

GREENVILLE -- Robbie Caldwell ‘76, Clemson offensive line coach, and soccer All-American Matt Goldsmith ‘02 have been elected to Furman’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

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