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Washington State and the University of Idaho have not played since 2007, but a fight that involved a knife and a gun between players from both football squads will add some heat to their Sept. 21 matchup. Mansel Simmons, a freshman wide receiver, might have suffered a skull fracture in the altercation between both teams. Simmons was knocked unconscious and suffered a concussion after receiving a beating from a man police believe is an Idaho football player, according to the Sacramento Bee. Simmons regained consciousness on Monday. The two teams were kicked out of a Pullman, Wash., party early Sunday morning after they began arguing. Police say about 20 players gathered in a church parking lot across the street from the party and began to fight. No one was stabbed or shot, according to The University of Idaho is located less than eight miles from Washington State’s Pullman campus. The two teams’ football rivalry is nicknamed “The Battle of Palouse” after the area of land t...

Washington State’s Mansel Simmons fractures skull in fight with Idaho football players

Mansel Simmons suffered a fractured skull when he and his Washington State teammates got into a brawl with players from the Idaho football team.

WSU, Idaho players involved in brawl

A Washington State University football player has regained consciousness after a Sunday brawl in Pullman that involved players from the neighboring University of Idaho. Wide receiver Mansel Simmons was found unconscious early Sunday morning in a parking lot with injuries to his head. Police told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that he was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital...

Bone returning to Washington St next season

Ken Bone will return as men's basketball coach at Washington State next season. Bone said Thursday that he had a meeting with athletic director Bill Moos on Wednesday and was told he will return to lead the Cougars for a fifth season. Bone had been on the hot seat after the Cougars finished 13-19, and just 4-14 in the Pac-12. It was Bone's first losing season with the team...

Bone: 'There's no doubt we need to win more'

WASHINGTON STATE COACH Ken Bone did not mince words during his season-ending teleconference Thursday. He called the Cougars’ 4-14 conference record during the 2012-13 season “unacceptable,” but sees reasons why the team should improve next year. Bone also discussed his meeting with athletic director Bill Moos, the point-guard situation and much more.

Who's on 2014 kicking/punting radar for Cougs

WASHINGTON STATE HAS said they may use two scholarship spots this class for a kicker and punter. That would be unprecedented at Washington State and shows the ever-growing importance of special teams in the college game. Who figures to be on the radar?

Tempers flare with unlikely man in the middle

PULLMAN – It took just four practices for tempers to flare. Washington State’s spring workout Thursday was full of fireworks, and the key performers in the theatrics weren’t linemen. Receivers, running backs… even a quarterback had the dukes up. Meanwhile, the injury bug struck again, and this time to one of the team’s most prominent players.
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