Originally created 10/31/00

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Thomson's Ray Guy, who made punting an art form in the National Football League, and former North Augustan Charlie Waters are among 78 former NFL players, coaches and contributors nominated Monday for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

It's the ninth nomination for Guy, who used Thomson High School and Southern Mississippi as a launching pad into a 13-year pro career with the Oakland Raiders. Earlier this year, he was named to the all-time NFL team and is a member of the all-time Super Bowl team.

There is no punter in the hall of fame.

Waters, who played at North Augusta High School and Clemson, was a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys for a decade in the 1970-81, earning all-pro honors several times. He previously has been a nominee for the Pro Football of Fame. After retiring, Waters was an assistant coach in the NFL and in the college ranks. He resides in Dallas.

Super Bowl winning coaches Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells and Dick Vermeil are first-time nominees, along with wide receivers Gary Clark and Art Monk, offensive lineman Chris Hinton, Bart Oates and Jackie Slater and linebackers Carl Banks and Wilber Marshall.

A list of 15 finalists will be announced in mid-January, with the 2001 inductees announced on Jan. 27, the day before the Super Bowl.

Georgia Southern senior Troy Brown, scoring leader for the Eagles, is the Southern Conference's player of the week. He is the first Eagle to be receive the honor in two years.

Brown scored one goal and had three assists last week. The three assists placed Brown fifth in the school's career assist chart with 20.

Georgia Southern, seeded sixth for the conference's tournament at the College of Charleston soccer complex in Mount Pleasant, S.C., will play Appalachian State on Friday at 7 p.m.

SOCCER:

Third-seeded USC Aiken will play host to Lander today at 5 p.m. in the first round of the inaugural Peach Belt Athletic Conference women's soccer tournament.

USC Aiken (11-7-1, 2-2-1 PBAC) and USC Spartanburg tied for third in the regular season behind North Florida and Francis Marion. The Lady Pacers won the tiebreaker.

In their regular-season matchup, USC Aiken defeated Lander 3-2.

The Lady Pacers are riding a four-match winning streak and have outscored their opponents 20-2 during that run.

The other first-round match features Clayton State at USC Spartanburg. North Florida and Francis Marion had byes. The second and finals rounds of the Peach Belt tournament will be played in Jacksonville, Fla.

Georgia Southern senior Troy Brown, scoring leader for the Eagles, is the Southern Conference's player of the week. He scored one goal and had three assists last week. The three assists placed Brown fifth in the school's career assist chart with 20.

Georgia Southern, seeded sixth for the conference's tournament at the College of Charleston soccer complex in Mount Pleasant, S.C., will play Appalachian State on Friday at 7 p.m.

FOOTBALL ON TV:

The Georgia at Auburn and South Carolina at Florida games on Nov. 11 will be televised nationally.

The Southeastern Conference East division title will be up for grabs when the Gamecocks and Gators kick off at 3:30 p.m. for a CBS television audience.

The Georgia-Auburn game has been switched from a 1 p.m. start to a 7:30 p.m. start for ESPN coverage. Georgia has appeared on ESPN 32 times and has a 14-17-1 record.

It will be South Carolina's sixth appearance on network television this year.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

South Carolina sophomore tailback Derek Watson and Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler have been named semifinalists for the Football News national offensive player of the year award.

Clemson linebacker Keith Adams and Georgia defensive tackle Richard Seymour are semifinalists for national defensive player of the year.

A list of 15 semifinalists on offense and defense will be trimmed to five finalists on Nov. 20, with the winners to be announced on Dec. 6.

Clemson coach Tommy Bowden and South Carolina's Lou Holtz are among the 10 semifinalists the Football News' coach of the year honors.

HONORS:

Paine College's Sheri Chambers has been named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's volleyball setter of the year.

Following the SIAC volleyball tournament, Paine's Germaletta Dyson was selected as the tournament's defensive specialist and to the all-tournament team. Dyson also earned All-SIAC honors, along with Chambers.

Paine cross country participants Alex Gibson of Hephzibah, Joseph Wilson of Milwaukee and L. Yvette Foster of Sandersville, Ga., and Tiffany Isaac, a volleyball player from North Augusta, were named to the league's all-academic team.

BOXING:

Demarcus Hughes, 6, has been named "Boxer of the Month" for October by the Augusta Boxing Club. Demarcus, the son of Mark and Stephanie Crawford, is a student at Jamestown Elementary School.



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