Originally created 10/09/01


College Football

BCS delaying standings for week

The first set of standings used to determine which teams play in the Bowl Championship Series' national championship game will be released a week later than previously announced.

BCS coordinator John Swofford said the first standings will be released Monday, Oct. 22, instead of next Monday. The change was due to the postponement of all Division I-A games the weekend after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

"With the cancellation of the entire Division I-A schedule for the weekend of September 15, we feel that not enough games would have been played by October 15 to allow for accurate BCS standings," said Swofford, also the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The standings will continue on a weekly through the end of the season. The final BCS standings will be released Sunday, Dec. 9.

BoxingDomingue brothers win by decisions

Brothers Brandon and Aaron Domingue scored victories Saturday night at the North Augusta PAL Boxing Gym.

Brandon, 15, won a unanimous decision in the 125-pound weight class over Chris Morgan of Spartanburg, and Aaron, 12, won a split decision in the 80-pound division over Sherman North of Summerville, S.C.

In another match, the Domingue's teammate, Josh Faglier, lost a decision to Daniel Terrill of Greenville in the 165-pound novice division.

Muhammad named IBF president

Hiawatha Knight, who took over as president of the International Boxing Federation after its founder was indicted on bribery charges, has retired.

Knight resigned at an executive board meeting Friday and was replaced by Marian Muhammad, the IBF's treasurer since 1999.

Knight, a retired gym teacher, high school athletic coach and member of the Michigan State Athletic Boxing Commission, took over for Robert W. Lee in 1999 after he was accused of trying to manipulate the organization's influential rankings in return for bribes.

Lee, 67, was convicted on six of 33 felony charges against him last year, and was sentenced to 22 months in prison and fined $25,000.

College Basketball

Injury keeps Bolton on the sidelines

College of Charleston senior Jeff Bolton, a former standout at Butler High School, will likely miss the opening of basketball practice Saturday because of an injury.

Bolton, the preseason Southern Conference player of the year pick by coaches, has a bulging disc in his back, coach John Kresse said Monday. Bolton, the team's top returning scorer at 16.1 points a game last week, is one of three Cougar starters who are on the injured list.

Forward Leighton Bowie had arthroscopic surgery Oct. 4 to repair a lateral meniscus tear of his right knee and guard Troy Wheless fractured the sesamoid bone in his left foot on Sept. 5.


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