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Arkansas-USC game to be on national TV

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas will host South Carolina in a nationally televised game on either ESPN or ESPN2, the Razorbacks athletic department said Friday.

The network will be announced Sunday; the game time remaining the same. Kickoff for the Nov. 3 game is at 7 p.m.

The game was not originally selected as part of the conference's television package, but ESPN approached the Southeastern Conference about broadcasting the game after television selections for that weekend were announced.

The game will mark the fourth national television appearance by the Razorbacks this season.

• WOMEN'S BASKETBALL -- Brian Winters is out as head coach of the Indiana Fever after leading the team to Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years.

The Fever declined their option on Winters' contract. He was 78-58 in four seasons, with three playoff appearances.

"After much discussion this postseason, we came to the conclusion that a new voice is needed to take over the direction of the team," general manager Kelly Krauskopf said. "Brian has been a good coach for our franchise, and a quality individual. We wish him well in his future endeavors."

Indiana was 21-13 for the third straight season in 2007.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Tennessee's punting Colquitt family will donate $100,000 to their alma mater to endow a football scholarship, athletics director Mike Hamilton said.

"The Colquitts have made a mark on Tennessee football for more than 20 years," Hamilton said. "This gift ensures they continue to make an impact for years to come."

UT's "first family of fourth down" has produced four top punters for the Vols -- Craig Colquitt (1975-77), his brother Jimmy Colquitt (1981-84) and Craig's sons Dustin Colquitt (2001-04) and current punter Britton Colquitt.

Jimmy and Dustin were all-Americans, while Craig and Britton made all-Southeastern Conference. Jimmy remains UT's career punting average leader at 43.9 yards, followed by Britton at 42.9, Dustin at 42.6 and Craig at 42.5.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- Senior Takais Brown, Georgia's leading scorer last season who already was suspended for the first nine games this season, was dismissed from the team on Friday by coach Dennis Felton.

Felton said Brown was kicked off the team for a violation of team policies but can remain at Georgia as a student.

Brown, a forward from Flint, Mich., led Georgia with 14.2 points per game last season.

Brown and two other Georgia players were suspended earlier this month for violations of the school's new class attendance policy for student-athletes.

• PRO BASKETBALL -- Former NBA player Eddie Griffin had more than three times the legal alcohol limit in his system when he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a moving train and died this summer, according to an autopsy report.

The Harris County Medical Examiner's office said the 25-year-old Griffin died of "multiple blunt force injuries."

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