Clemson Tigers News: Demonte Capehart, Shawn Smart, New Tech

Demonte Capehart's legal matters have been resolved, Shawn Smart has begun his pro career, and the ACC will implement new technology soon to help baseball and softball.

Nov 4, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive lineman DeMonte Capehart (19)
Nov 4, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive lineman DeMonte Capehart (19) / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Events

Clemson Baseball vs USC Upstate Spartans: 4:00 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium

Clemson Men’s Basketball vs Pittsburgh Panthers: 7:00 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum: Rubbing The Rock will have a preview of this game later this morning.

Demonte Capehart cleared to return to team activities

Clemson Football defensive tackle Demonte Capehart has returned to the team and will practice this spring. Capehart was arrested earlier this year on gun charges. He has completed pre-trial intervention and the charges have been resolved.

Capehart is expected to be at or near the top of the depth chart for defensive tackles this spring.

Clemson Baseball remains Top 10 in polls

Clemson Baseball was humbled last Friday by the Kennesaw State Owls, but they bounced back to win the series with victories on Saturday and Sunday. The Tigers remain just inside the Top 10 in both the D1Baseball and Baseball America rankings this week, despite the bad loss.

Clemson Men’s Soccer player Shawn Smart recently announced he would be beginning his pro career. He has signed with Las Vegas Lights FC of the USL Championship.

The USL Championship is the second level of United States professional soccer, one tier below Major League Soccer.

This is an interesting article from TigerNet: College baseball and softball will be implementing new technology to facilitate the new pitch clocks. Right now, the umpire must take their attention off the play to monitor the clock. This new tech will provide a signal to the ump so they know when the clock has expired. It will be synchronized between the official scoreboard clock and the individual monitors worn by the crew.

Clemson Gymnastics received honors for two of their gymnasts this week from the ACC. Lauren Rutherford was named a Specialist of the Week and Sierra Church was named a Newcomer of the Week.