Originally created 08/29/98

College notes



After twisting his ankle last week during practice, Georgia's freshman running back Jasper Sanks finally saw some action on the practice field Monday.

Offensive coordinator Christopher Scelfo said the ankle seemed fine, "so we'll just have to see how he progresses this week."

The highly touted Sanks has yet to play for the No. 12 Bulldogs, keeping alive the possibility he'll be redshirted.

Quarterback Daniel Cobb also worked out in Monday's practice.

"Daniel moved around and threw the ball well. He's clearly ready to go," said Scelfo.

After a week off, No. 12 Georgia (3-0) plays No. 6 LSU Saturday in Baton Rouge. Game time is 7 p.m. (EDT) and will be televised by ESPN.

KENTUCKY:

Kentucky starting free safety Willie Gary will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. He was injured in Kentucky's 51-35 loss at Florida on Saturday and will undergo surgery in about two weeks, university trainer Jim Madaleno said Monday. Gary's status for spring practice is uncertain but he is expected to be ready for the 1999 season.

A sophomore, Gary started all 11 games last season and through Saturday ranked third on the Wildcats with 24 tackles.

TENNESSEE:

Middle linebacker Al Wilson is listed as doubtful for the third-ranked Vols' Southeastern Conference matchup with Auburn this Saturday. Wilson injured a shoulder in last Saturday's 42-7 win over Houston.

"The results of Al's MRI were positive news," Tennessee coach Philip Fulmer told The Knoxville News-Sentinel on Monday. "There was no fracture or dislocation. He's probably doubtful for this week. We hope he'll be back for Georgia,"

TV SCHEDULING:

Georgia Tech's ACC game with North Carolina State on Oct. 10 will kick off at 3:30 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. ABC-Channel 6 will carry the regional telecast.

Tennessee at Georgia kicks off at 3;30 p.m., on CBS (Channel 12 locally) and Maryland at Clemson will start at noon and be televised by Jefferson-Pilot (Channel 67 locally).

Georgia is one of three campus sites being considered by ESPN to serve as the host for its Saturday College Gameday show on Oct. 10. College Gameday airs every Saturday on ESPN at 11 a.m.

According to ESPN publicist Dean Diltz, other sites being looked at include Tucson where Arizona hosts UCLA, and Gainesville, Fla., where Florida entertains LSU.

"We'll make an announcement Monday, although the school that is chosen will know Sunday," Diltz said. "Of course, much of our decision will be based on how the teams involved do this weekend."

A Bulldog victory over LSU in Baton Rouge on Saturday would certainly help Georgia's chances.

PLAYERS OF WEEK:

ACC: Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton and offensive lineman Craig Page top the conference's weekly superlatives after their play in the Jackets' 43-21 victory over North Carolina.

Hamilton passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns and had 59 yards rushing, while Page was a key in the offensive line that helped Tech roll up 489 yards of total offense.

Other players cited were Virginia's Anthony Poindexter, defensive back, and Monsanto Pope, top rookie; Florida State's Corey Simon, defensive lineman; and Maryland placekicker Brian Kopka, specialist.

Southern Conference: Freshman fullback Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern is the offensive player of the week and tackle Anthony Jenkins of Western Carolina is defensive player of the week.

Peterson rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries to help the third-ranked Eagles to a 42-25 win over Chattanooga. It also tied the third-best rushing day in school history.

WAKE FOREST:

Defensive lineman Kelvin Shackleford will miss the rest of the 1998 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the school announced. Shackleford, a 6-foot-1, 280-pound junior from Farmville, suffered the injury in Wake Forest's 29-19 win over Clemson Saturday. He had nine tackles in Wake's first two games after making 46 stops in 1997.

Shackleford had surgery on the knee Monday.