August 11, 2009 in Sports

Cougars dismiss Ivory

By The Spokesman-Review
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Chris Ivory, being brought down in a 2008 game against Baylor, rushed for 534 yards in three seasons at WSU.
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PULLMAN – Senior running back Chris Ivory was dismissed from the Washington State University football team following practice Monday.

Ivory, who attended the season-opening practice Sunday but was absent Monday, was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, according to WSU spokesman Bill Stevens.

The 6-foot, 225-pound Ivory gained 534 yards in a three-year Cougar career limited by a series of injuries.

He missed three games with an ankle sprain during a freshman year highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown run against Idaho.

A bruised shoulder forced him out of four games the next season. However, he still gained 313 yards on 60 carries, both career highs.

Last season he missed the final eight games with a hamstring injury. While healthy, he had kickoff returns of 68 yards against Cal and 50 yards versus Baylor in his home state of Texas.

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