South Carolina is moving its home football game Saturday against LSU to Baton Rouge because of massive flooding around the university.

South Carolina officials wanted to keep the game in Columbia but said Wednesday that law enforcement who would direct traffic and keep Williams-Brice Stadium safe were needed elsewhere.

"That would have created another nightmare for us," said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, whose county includes the stadium.

LSU will give South Carolina all proceeds from the game after it pays expenses. The Gamecocks will be treated as the home team in almost every way, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said.

"We will be playing their music. We will play some of their fight songs. We will play their alma mater," Alleva said.

South Carolina is refunding all tickets sold for the game in Columbia. LSU is selling a whole different batch of tickets, though it won't sell upper-deck seats unless there is heavy demand.

Rutgers reinstates Carroo

•Rutgers reinstated wide receiver Leonte Carroo, a day after a judge dismissed simple assault charges filed against him last month because the alleged victim wouldn't testify. Carroo was accused of attacking a woman he used to date and slamming her onto concrete after a game.

•West Virginia safety Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a right knee injury in practice. He was tied for the Bowl Subdivision lead in interceptions with five.

•Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard was dismissed from the team for a violation of unspecified team rules. Howard had 54 catches for 618 yards last season, leading Tennessee in both categories, but a concussion and a suspension had limited his playing time this season.

•Eastern Kentucky moved a home football game to another campus, Georgetown (Ky.) College, after the discovery of graffiti with threats to "kill all" this week.

NBA

Fisher-Barnes incident detailed

New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher was involved in an altercation with Memphis forward and former teammate Matt Barnes on Saturday, Fisher acknowledged.

The New York Post reported that the altercation happened because Fisher is dating Barnes' estranged wife.

Fisher traveled to Los Angeles after practice Saturday to see his children, and the altercation happened that night at the home of Gloria Govan, Barnes' estranged wife.

Harry 'The Horse' Gallatin dies

Harry Gallatin, a Hall of Famer who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday in Edwardsville, Ill. He was 88. He was known as "The Horse" for his rugged play.

AROUND THE HORN

Crime: Two police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of former tennis pro James Blake, including one who allegedly tackled Blake, will face an administrative trial. Blake was notified by New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board that an investigation had produced enough evidence that the officers will be tried.

Men's tennis: Rafael Nadal moved into the quarterfinals of the China Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory over Vasek Pospisil in Beijing. Second-seeded Tomas Berdych lost 6-4, 6-4 to Pablo Cuevas in the first round.

Women's tennis: Angelique Kerber moved a step closer to qualifying for the WTA Finals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki in the China Open. Kerber will qualify if she reaches the China Open final.

Women's basketball: Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points to help the U.S. women's team beat Italy 79-66 in Rome in the second game of the Americans' European tour. The U.S. is 2-0 on the tour and 24-0 since Geno Auriemma became coach in 2009.

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