Roof Off WSU Team; Rowlands Out With Chronic Shoulder Pain
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State's football team is taking some hits, with troubled defensive tackle Andy Roof being kicked out of school and fifth-year senior Dan Rowlands quitting football because of shoulder pain as the Cougars prepare for Saturday's season opener against Oklahoma State. Roof, a senior, was arrested for investigation of assault last April, accused of head-butting a man at a party. He had already missed last season after he was kicked out of school for alcohol offenses. Coach Paul Wulff said the student conduct board at WSU decided to dismiss Roof, a 6-foot-9, 299-pound senior from Spokane. WSU announced Tuesday night that Rowlands, a senior offensive lineman, is quitting due to persistent shoulder pain. The 22-year-old Rowlands made 21 starts for the Cougars, including in all 12 games last season at right guard. Sophomore Brian Danaher from Colfax, Wash., is listed first on WSU's depth chart at right guard. He is expected to make his first collegiate start Saturday when the Cougars open the season against Oklahoma State in Seattle.
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