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Vandy receiver shot during party
By wire services
Published September 27, 2005
NASHVILLE - Vanderbilt receiver George Smith was shot in the arm and two teammates were injured over the weekend at a party at a university apartment building, the school said.
Smith, a redshirt freshman, was shot early Sunday by someone who is not a university student, school spokeswoman Melanie Moran said.
He was taken to a hospital, was treated and released. Nashville and university police are investigating the incident, and no arrests have been made.
Freshman defensive end Derrius Dowell and redshirt freshman safety Reshard Langford had minor cuts and were treated and released.
DUKE: Coach Ted Roof said he will hold off naming a starting quarterback for Saturday against Navy. Mike Schneider, a junior who started 18 games the past two seasons, has struggled under his third offensive coordinator in three years, with four interceptions and no touchdowns. Freshman Zack Asack played the second half Saturday.MEMPHIS: Quarterback Will Hudgens was diagnosed with a broken right leg. He also damaged a ligament late in Saturday's loss to Tulsa. The injury comes three weeks after quarterback Patrick Byrne broke his right leg in the season opener.SOUTH CAROLINA: Quarterback Blake Mitchell, who suffered a high ankle sprain on a sack Saturday, probably won't play against Auburn. If he doesn't, freshman Antonio Heffner will start.OCT.8 GAME TIMES SET: Florida's home game against Mississippi State is scheduled for 12:30 while Florida State's home game against Wake Forest is at noon. Miami's home game against Duke is set for 3:30.
Arizona player dies
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona center Shawntinice Polk, a three-time All-Pac-10 selection and two-time honorable mention All-American, collapsed at McKale Center and later died.
"There was not a workout involved, there was not a practice involved, she just was not feeling well" when she arrived, athletic director Jim Livengood said of the 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior.
The 22-year-old Polk had asthma, Livengood said, but he declined to say whether the collapse was related to that ailment.
MEN'S GOLF: Florida shot 2-over 290 to tie for fourth, six behind first-place LSU, at the Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. The final round is today.MEN'S SOCCER: USF's Dane Brenner was named Big East goalkeeper of the week after beating West Virginia and Pittsburgh 1-0. ... Saint Leo's Asmir Pervan and Matias Perez were named Sunshine State Conference defensive and offensive players of the week. Pervan had two goals and two assists in Perez's 5-0 win over Nova Southeastern.MEN'S TENNIS: FSU's Andrew Bailey and Maciek Sykut won the No.2 doubles flight title at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship in Athens, Ga., beating Southeastern Louisiana's Julien Lousao and Olivier Nussbaum 8-5. Florida's Stefan Tell and Nestor Briceno lost 9-8 in the semifinals to Georgia Tech's Scott Blackman and Zachary Rath.VOLLEYBALL: Tampa's Ericka Womack was named the Sunshine State Conference's offensive player of the week. The senior, a graduate of Bayshore Christian in Tampa, had 45 kills in three victories. ... Florida's Jane Collymore was named the SEC's player of the week. She had 33 kills in wins over Mississippi and Mississippi State.