Utah sophomore quarterback Travis Wilson will miss the final two games of the season, and his football career may be over, because of a pre-existing condition discovered during a post-concussion exam, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday.
Wilson, who became a starter midway through his freshman season last year, suffered the concussion against Arizona State on Nov. 9, but he didn't exhibit any symptoms until the following day.
Exams revealed a head-related condition that is not life-threating at the moment, but coach Kyle Whittingham said it could put Wilson at higher risk if he continues to play, according to the Tribune report.
Wilson has two years of college eligibility remaining, but it will be several months before it is determined whether Wilson can play again, according to Whittingham.
-- Washington State gave coach Mike Leach a contract extension through the end of the 2018 season, athletic director Bill Moos announced.
The Cougars are within reach of a bowl game for the first time since 2003. They are 5-5 after beating Arizona on Saturday and have Utah and Washington left on their schedule.
The five wins are the most for Washington State at this point of the season since 2006.
---The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association declared Virginia State ineligible for the Division II playoffs after several Virginia State players attacked Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback before the conference championship game.
The CIAA canceled the game following the incident, in which Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten by Virginia State players in a bathroom during a luncheon Friday before the scheduled championship game between the schools.
Both teams have 9-1 records, and Winston-Salem State will play in the Division II playoffs against host Slippery Rock this weekend.