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Top Baylor DB reportedly charged with assault


Baylor’s prolific offense has received most of the attention in 2013, but it’s a member of the other side of the ball making headlines Friday, albeit for all of the wrong reasons.

According to KWTX-TV in Waco, defensive back Ahmad Dixon was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault.  An arrest warrant had been issued for the defensive back stemming from an incident Sept. 16.

While the details are scant at the moment, the details that are available are, well, odd.  From the station’s report:

A warrant issued for his arrest says Dixon assaulted a 21-year-old man back on Sept. 16 after Dixon believed the victim had broken into his home.

The victim did not require hospitalization but did suffer injuries to his face, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Dixon reportedly surrendered to police on Thursday.

BU has yet to publicly address the situation and what if any impact it will have on Dixon’s future availability.  The Bears have a bye this weekend before opening Big 12 play against West Virginia Oct. 5.

Dixon has started 29 straight games at cornerback — nickel or otherwise — and is currently tied for third on the team in tackles with 17.  He was named honorable mention All-Big 12 the past two seasons, and his named littered various preseason All-American and All-Conference teams.

Dalvin Cook remains day-to-day for FSU vs. Miami

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One of the more underrated storylines heading into Week 6 continued its tack of uncertainty Tuesday.

During the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, Dalvin Cook tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return to the contest.  The sophomore running back was initially labeled as day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Miami, and that hasn’t changed as Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed that Cook’s status for the in-state rivalry game remains up in the air.

We’ll keep waiting,” the head coach said, adding that, because of Cook’s knowledge of the offense, he could sit out of practice the entire week and still take the field against the Hurricanes.

“He knows what to do, you can keep him healthy and do that there’s no doubt about that,” Fisher said.

Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th. The Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher, Mario Pender, is still dealing with the aftereffects of a collapsed lung that will sideline him for at least another week.

Ryan Simmons, one of Okla. St.’s ‘unquestioned leaders,’ out for rest of 2015

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 16:  Ryan Simmons #52 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys brings down Jaxon Shipley #8 of the Texas Longhorns during a game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Oklahoma State won the game 38-13.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma State’s defense has taken what will likely prove to be a very significant and impactful blow.

On Twitter as well as Instagram late Tuesday night, Ryan Simmons announced that he “recently tore my MCL & PCL which will require surgery.” As a result, Simmons, who was injured in the Week 5 win over Kansas State, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, even as OSU has yet to officially confirm the linebacker’s status moving forward.

Because Simmons is a senior, and this is his final season of eligibility, the end of his 2015 season would also mean the end of his collegiate career.

Simmons has started the last 31 games for the Cowboys. He was second on the team in tackles last season, and his 26 career tackles for loss makes him OSU’s active leader in that category as well.

On his official bio, it’s written that Simmons is “[o]ne of the unquestioned leaders of the team, both on and off the field.”