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Traveling cross-country and afraid that your beautiful dark complexion might cause you some trouble with law enforcement officials in a certain desert state with a new immigration law? Try Google Maps’ new Avoid Arizona option. (Reality Check: The new feature on Google Maps is fake; Arizona’s new immigration law and the outpouring of protest against […]

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Opening the mailbag: Impressions of spring

Got bogged down on Friday, so this mailbag fermented over the weekend. To the notes. Jason from the Bay Area writes: So having seen most of the Pac-10 this spring, what are your impressions? Ted Miller: Obviously, we’ll have more on this going forward with a spring wrapup, but here are some quick hits. My […]

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Former Pac-10 players on top-100 list

Twelve former Pac-10 players — topped by USC defensive end Everson Griffen at No. 20 overall — made the Scouts Inc. top-100 list of NFL draft prospects, which was published in the latest ESPN Magazine. Those players are (number is top-100 rank): 20. Everson Griffen, DE, USC 21. Taylor Mays, S, USC 24. Brian Price, […]

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Spring Reports

Our first in a series of looks at spring scrimmages across the country. Atlantic Coast Clemson: There were 18 punts. One of them was fumbled. The number of standout plays could be counted on one hand, and the teams combined for 358 yards of offense. Reported attendance: 21,000. Duke: David Cutcliffe has emphasized improving team […]

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Leinart gets — and gives — the message

Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart sent a text message to coach Ken Whisenhunt after the team added veteran Derek Anderson to compete for the starting job. <!–INLINE MUG–> Leinart <!–END INLINE MUG–>Leinart wasn’t complaining. “He is fired up about where he is and about getting in here in the offseason program and working with the guys,” […]

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Is Mike Garrett really ready to open up?

Kudos to USC athletic director Mike Garrett for putting himself out there on USC’s football blog and his very own Twitter page. But once you’re out there, you’re susceptible to friendly fire. Hope he can take it as well as he dishes it … Item 1: Garrett laments the USC women’s basketball team not making […]

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Trojans Headed For One Last Trip to the Desert

More photos » Alex Gallardo – AP 4 days ago: Southern California guard Mike Gerrity is fouled by Oregon State guard Josh Tarver in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Browse more photos » 28 games into the USC basketball season, the […]

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Getting up: Assessing QB verticals

Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart posted a 37-inch vertical jump at his pro day workout in 2006. That wasn’t the reason Arizona selected him 10th overall in the draft. Tim Tebow‘s 38.5-inch jump at the combine tied Josh McCown‘s record for a quarterback at the annual event, narrowly edging the combine marks Philadelphia’s Michael Vick and […]

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Former ASU WR is on a horse

You’ve seen the ad. “Hello ladies. Look at your man. Now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to meeeee.” The “Man,” who ends up on a white horse, is former Arizona State receiver Isaiah Mustafa, who was a reserve receiver during the Sun Devils 1996 Rose Bowl run. His “Old Spice” commercial has generated […]

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What to watch in the Pac-10 this spring

Taking a look at what to watch for as teams head into spring practices, officially ringing the bell on preparations for the 2010 season. Arizona Spring practice starts: March 5 Spring game: April 10 What to watch: The new coordinators: The Wildcats lost two outstanding coordinators — Sonny Dykes on offense and Mark Stoops on […]

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