WSU Cougars

Federal Way's Barrington ruled ineligible

The Washington State Cougars will be without two defensive players, one for the first nine games, the other for the entire season.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Andre Barrington will be ineligible for the season after not meeting minimum NCAA academic standards though he can practice with the Cougars.

Barrington, a graduate of Federal Way High, was named an All-Area linebacker by The News Tribune.

Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dan Spitz will be ineligible for the first nine games for violating the NCAA’s policy on banned substances. The NCAA did not reveal the substance.

He will be eligible to practice, but won’t be able to play until the Nov. 6 game against California.


Say goodbye to the old Pacific-10 Conference.

The league has a new logo and two new members scheduled to arrive in 2011. And when Colorado and Utah officially join, the conference will also have a new name.

The Pac-12 is on its way.

“We will be mathematically correct going forward,” Scott said at a news conference at a Manhattan hotel.


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