GA. TECH FIRES GAILEY: Georgia Tech fired coach Chan Gailey on Monday, two days after a sixth straight loss to rival Georgia ended a disappointing season. The move was widely expected after Georgia Tech (7-5) came up far short of another run at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship one year after winning its division. Also, Gailey never beat the school's biggest rival, losing 31-17 to the Bulldogs on Saturday.
DUKE FIRES COACH: Duke fired Ted Roof on Monday, two days after the Blue Devils concluded a 1-11 season with their ninth straight loss. The coach's career record dipped to 6-45 after a 20-14 overtime loss to North Carolina, the Blue Devils' fourth straight to their main rival. Duke has lost at least 10 games in three straight seasons, including a winless 2006.
After snapping a 22-game losing streak with a victory at Northwestern, the Blue Devils lost nine straight to end this season.
INDIANA KEEPS COACH: Bill Lynch will remain Indiana's football coach under a new four-year contract. Lynch was the Hoosiers' interim coach this season following the death of Terry Hoeppner from complications of a brain tumor. Lynch guided the Hoosiers to a 7-5 record and the team is expected to receive its first bowl bid since 1993.
"Bill Lynch and his staff showed great leadership under trying circumstances," athletic director Rick Greenspan said in a statement. "We are confident that the program can achieve consistent success under Bill's leadership."
USA DOWNS KOREA: The United States defeated South Korea in straight sets Monday at the men's volleyball World Cup, a qualifier for the Beijing Olympics.
The United States won 25-18, 25-15, 25-18 behind the strong play of David Lee and Ryan Millar and improved its World Cup record to 5-2.
The U.S., ranked No. 5, is in fourth place and will next face Australia on Tuesday. The top three teams from the 12-nation tournament will advance to next year's games.
7 DIE IN BRAZIL: A stadium where seven people died when a section of stands collapsed was recently criticized as the worst of Brazil's big soccer venues, and an official said Monday that past renovations did not deal with its structural integrity.
The victims fell 49 feet through a 10-foot wide hole in the concrete stands of the Fonte Nova stadium in the coastal city of Salvador, Bahia state secretary of sports Nilton Vasconcelos told the official Agencia Brasil news agency. Several people were injured.
Vasconcelos said government officials did not know of any structural problems before the accident Sunday night, but that past renovations did not address the structural integrity of the stadium.
Fonte Nova, however, was highlighted as the worst of 29 major Brazilian soccer stadiums in a survey released this month by a Brazilian association of engineers and architects. The association said the stadium was unsafe, and that its stands were of particular concern.
The accident occurred as the game ended, when fans of the Bahia soccer team went into a wild celebration, storming the field because their team managed a 0-0 draw with Vila Nova, securing Bahia a place in the nation's second division.