COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - At least one Gamecock is no longer welcome at all South Carolina baseball games.
Cocky-Doodle-Lou, a 6-year-old gamecock that has become a regular at Sarge Frye Field, can only attend one game a week after a flap between school officials and the bird's owner, Mary Snelling.
After receiving some complaints about the bird sitting atop the dugout, athletics officials asked Snelling to bring "Lou" to only one game a week for the rest of the season.
"We received some complaints regarding the rooster at the games, from not only a health but a safety concern - smell, feces, animal in a public facility," said senior associate athletics director Sean Eichorst.