South Carolina working through McKinley's loss

By: AP
By: AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and
the 12th-ranked Gamecocks continue to prepare for Auburn and try to
put the tragic death of former receiver Kenny McKinley behind them.

Spurrier said his players had a more spirited session practice
Wednesday, two days after learned that the school's schools leader
in catches and yards receiving was found dead near Denver.

Authorities think the Broncos wide receiver killed himself
Monday with a gunshot wound to the head.

Spurrier says the Gamecocks will wear a helmet decal with
McKinley's No. 11 when they take on Auburn this Saturday night.

The coach says players who were close with McKinley would be
allowed to attend his funeral Monday in Austell, Ga. The Gamecocks
are idle Oct. 2.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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