Originally created 10/24/06

GameDay crew remains in state for Gamecocks



COLUMBIA - ESPN's College GameDay will be in South Carolina again this Saturday when the Gamecocks host No. 8 Tennessee.

GameDay was in Clemson last Saturday to watch the Tigers beat Georgia Tech 31-7.

It will mark the third time Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit have been at the University of South Carolina for a show.

The program originated in Columbia for the Florida-South Carolina game in 2001 and the Georgia-South Carolina game in 2004. An abbreviated version of the show was broadcast before the Central Florida-South Carolina game last year, coach Steve Spurrier's first game back in college football.

TEXAS: The wins are piling up for the No. 5 Longhorns, and so are the injuries.

The latest is a broken left leg for starting defensive tackle and short-yardage fullback Derek Lokey, who will have surgery this week and is out indefinitely.

Lokey was injured in the second quarter of Texas' 22-20 win Saturday over No. 20 Nebraska. He will be the sixth defensive starter this season to miss at least one game for the Longhorns.

LOUISVILLE: Wide receivers Chris Vaughn and Scott Long were suspended after being arrested on charges of second-degree assault for allegedly shooting a woman with a paintball gun Sunday.

Vaughn and Long were outside the Haunted Hotel in downtown Louisville early Sunday when they fired at people coming out of the building, Louisville Metro Police public information officer Dwight Mitchell said.

NORTH CAROLINA: The losses kept mounting, and so did the frustration. So a few days after a lackluster performance in a nationally televised game against Virginia, athletic director Dick Baddour knew he had to fire coach John Bunting.

"It's in part been an evolution, and in part crystallized over the weekend," Baddour said Monday.

"I don't want to get into a public evaluation of all of this," he said. "Not everything John and I agree on. ... Suffice it to say, I felt like we needed a new direction."

Baddour didn't discuss many specifics about the upcoming coaching search out of respect to Bunting, but said the university will formulate a plan and will seek help from advisers.

SEC HONORS: LSU receiver Dwayne Bowe, Tennessee linebacker Jerod Mayo and Arkansas return man Felix Jones claimed the Southeastern Conference player of the week honors.

ACC HONORS: Clemson dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference's weekly awards, claiming four of the six honors. Running backs James Davis and C.J. Spiller joined linebacker Antonio Clay and guard Nathan Bennett as honorees from the Tigers.

PUNTER SURRENDERS: A former Northern Colorado backup punter charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of his rival surrendered to authorities Monday in Loveland, Colo. Mitchell Cozad was released on $500,000 bail.