Peter Wilkes, a walk-on punter at Southern Mississippi, is in critical condition at a Memphis hospital after being shot at his home in Union City, Tenn.

Regional Medical Center officials said yesterday that Wilkes was being treated in a critical-care unit.

Union City Assistant Police Chief Perry Barfield said the case is under investigation as an accident or self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Southern Miss officials retracted an initial news release that said Wilkes was shot Thursday night in an accident and had died yesterday morning. Southern Miss spokesman Jack Duggan said in a statement yesterday afternoon that Wilkes suffered an "irrecoverable injury" Thursday night.

Wilkes was not a member of the Golden Eagles' travel party to Louisville for today's game. He was at home during the school's fall break.

Atlanta hosts Halls. The Black College Football Hall of Fame plans to hold an inaugural induction ceremony in Atlanta on Feb. 10. The College Football Hall of Fame recently announced its move to Atlanta from South Bend, Ind.

Nevada 37, Louisiana Tech 14 - Colin Kaepernick passed for three touchdowns and ran for two to lead the Wolfpack (2-3, 1-0) past the Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1) in a Western Athletic Conference game in Reno, Nev.

The win was the 200th of coach Chris Ault's career.