[stextbox id=”alert”]Southern Mississippi officials have corrected an Associated Press report that reserve punter Peter Wilkes was killed in a gun accident Thursday evening in Union City, Tenn. He was on fall break and not traveling with the team this week.

Southern Miss spokesman Jack Duggan said in a statement Friday afternoon that Wilkes suffered an “irrecoverable injury.”

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Steve Springer is a lifelong University of Louisville fan and was Volvo's "Biggest Fan of the Big East" in 2011. He's a sportswriter for the Murray Ledger & Times, in addition to teaching physical education. He graduated from Eastern High School, earned a Master's degree from the University of Louisville and his BS degree at Murray State University. His Twitter handle is @racercard.