Originally created 06/20/00

Overtime: Perry among new Clemson honorees



Aiken native Michael Dean Perry will be inducted into the Clemson University Hall of Fame in September, the school announced Monday.

Perry, who earned first-team All-America and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors in 1987 at Clemson after a standout career at South Aiken High School, will be among the list of 10 former athletes, administrators and coaches who will be inducted during ceremonies before and at halftime of the Tigers' home football game against Missouri on Sept. 9.

The 35-year-old will be joined by former teammate Rodney Williams, the winningest quarterback in ACC history, and former Tigers basketball great Elden Campbell.

Perry is currently living in Charlotte, according to his brother William Perry, a former Clemson and NFL star who has yet to be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.

Michael Dean Perry was a five-time all-pro defensive tackle for Cleveland and Denver in the National Football League before he encountered difficulties stemming from a knee injury. He was released by the Denver Broncos in 1997.

BOXING:

Augusta boxer Jacob Hudson won his second professional fight Saturday, knocking out Alphonso Diaz in the first round in Boston.

Hudson, who won his first pro bout in New York and is now 2-0, stopped Diaz at the 2:29 mark of their junior lightweight bout. Hudson is scheduled to fight again July 14 in New Hampshire.

SOCCER:

Forward Brian McBride may miss the first two World Cup qualifying games for the United States because of a broken right cheekbone.

McBride, who played well during the U.S. Cup this month, was injured Saturday playing for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer in their scoreless tie against Colorado. He was scheduled for surgery today.

The Crew said McBride, who turned 28 Monday, would be sidelined 4-8 weeks.

The United States opens World Cup qualifying at Guatemala on July 15 or 16, then plays at Costa Rica on July 23 and opens the home portion of its schedule against Barbados on Aug. 16 at Foxboro, Mass.

Joe-Max Moore, a U.S. forward who scored eight goals in three months with Everton of England's Premier League, has been sidelined since April.

BASKETBALL:

Dean Demopoulos, a top assistant under John Chaney at national power Temple, is the new head coach at Missouri-Kansas City. He succeeds Bob Sundvold, who was fired last month after four seasons. Last year's team was 16-13 and five starters are expected to return.

Demopoulos signed a four-year contract that will pay him a $90,000 base salary, incentive bonuses and money for camps and other services.

HOCKEY:

Jacques Lemaire has won Stanley Cups as a player, a coach and in the front office. Now the Hall of Famer faces a new challenge: directing an NHL expansion team.

Lemaire was introduced as the Minnesota Wild's first head coach. Lemaire, 54, won eight titles in 12 seasons as a player, all with the Montreal Canadiens. He was an assistant general manager when Montreal won the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993, and coached the New Jersey Devils to the 1995 championship.

He resigned as Devils coach after the 1997-98 season, and spent the past two seasons as a consultant to Canadiens general manager Rejean Houle.