Hot Cougar Action: Mansel Simmons retires

WSU Athletic Communications

After suffering a head injury in a fight last month Mansel Simmons is retiring from football.

Mansel Simmons' football career is over. After suffering multiple skull fractures in a fight in March, Simmons announced he was retiring from football on Thursday.

Simmons was knocked unconscious in the incident and also suffered a concussion. With his head injuries as serious as they were, and the risk of head injuries in football, it isn't a surprise to see Simmons decide to hang up his cleats. According to Christian Caple, Mike Leach said Simmons will remain on scholarship.

For those of you wondering, players forced to quit playing due to injury are moved to medical scholarships. Everything is the same, but they do not count against the NCAA scholarship limit.

Football:

WSU player injured in fight quits football " Kitsap Sun
Mansel Simmons, the Washington State football player injured in a fight with an Idaho football player last month, posted a Facebook message Wednesday saying that his injuries have forced him to give up football.

Athlon ranks the Pac-12 running backs - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
The offseason is the season of lists. And here's another. Athlon Sports ranked the Pac-12 running backs, 1-20, and offered a breakdown of each player for your reading pleasure.

Tuel sees stock rise heading into NFL Draft | KREM.com Spokane

With the wheels of the 2013 NFL Draft now in motion, league hopefuls can only sit back and wait. After a productive few months Jeff Tuel feels good about where he stands.

Baseball:

The dog days of summer have arrived in Pullman ... no, really it will be dog day at Bailey-Brayton on Sunday.

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Cougars Open Homestand - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State (19-18, 6-9 Pac-12) baseball team host UCLA (25-12, 9-6 Pac-12) in a three-game Pac-12 Conference series, April 26-28

Dog Day at Bailey-Brayton - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. At the 3rd annual Dog Day at the Park, $7 admits one person and one dog. From each admission, $5 will benefit the Whitman County Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Students, season ticket holders, Go Cougar Card holders and pass list patrons wishing to bring a dog to the game will need to make a $5 donation to the Whitman County Humane Society at the box office.

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