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Football players are smart, in their own way

Athletic intelligence is separate from classroom intelligence, and some players have both. The dumb jock isn’t going to get very far.Athletic intelligence is separate from classroom intelligence, and some players have both. The dumb jock isn’t going to get very far. [L.A. Times] Advertisements

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Willie Lyles Is Struggling To Keep His Stories Straight

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: he can save Oregon’s ass, or his own, but probably not both. More » [Deadspin]

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Former USC football player admits taking money while in school

Lonnie White, who played for the Trojans from 1982-86 and covered sports for the Los Angeles Times for 20 years after that, says he got $14,000 while at USC, most of it coming from the sale of season tickets.Lonnie White, who played for the Trojans from 1982-86 and covered sports for the Los Angeles Times […]

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Carson’s Darreus Rogers is quite a catch for USC

The physical wide receiver puts on a show whenever he’s on the football field. He will need to be good for the Colts, who will be playing a very difficult nonleague schedule.If you want to know what a high school All-American wide receiver looks like, go watch Darreus Rogers of Carson High. [L.A. Times]

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Is A Nexus Of Depravity

Now that USC has vacated its 2004 national championship because Reggie Bush couldn’t steer clear of the side money, attention has shifted to the venue where the Trojans have had such success in recent years. As it turns out, the L.A. Coliseum has been run more or less like a garbage removal service in Westchester. […]

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