SEC puts limits on rooster crowing at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The rooster won't crow as much at South
Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium.

The Southeastern Conference has told the Gamecocks they can only
play a rooster crow during timeouts, after a score, before the
game, during halftime and when the game ends.

South Carolina had been playing the rooster crow before critical
third downs and other times to pump up the crowd.

The SEC told the Gamecocks they were breaking conference
regulations about when artificial noise could be played.

"We are certainly disappointed that we have to limit the
Gamecock crow, as we know its a crowd favorite, but obviously we
will comply with the Southeastern Conference rules and
regulations," said Jeff Crane, the university's athletics
marketing director.