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College Athletics Are a Rich Man’s Game

Times are tough for the Average Joe. The national unemployment rate is 8.9% and continues to rise in the worst financial crisis to grip the country since the Great Depression. Athletic departments are having to deal with budget issues as well, but according to a study earlier this year by Bloomberg, athletic directors appear to […]

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On the Clock: New York Jets

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Team needs: Quarterback, receiver, cornerback Dream scenario: The Jets went into the offseason with numerous positional needs to address, and they got around to all but two of them through free agency. The leftovers are biggies: quarterback and receiver.     Jody Gomez/US Presswire   The Jets could use help […]

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March Madness Preview

(John Cordes/Icon SMI) If you are not in a March Madness Bracket Contest, you are not a true sports fan, Rick Neuheisel excluded (fucla). The greatest sporting event ever is upon us. Honestly, is there anything better than a buzzer beater? Here are some notable first round match-ups: USC (10) plays Boston College (7) on […]

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A Little More on the Te’o/Toma “package deal”

I’ve grown tired of the whole soap opera swirling around Manti Te’o’s decision not to come to USC and the probable package deal that brought both Te’o and Roby Toma to Notre Dame. A lot of what I read seems like sour grapes but becuase we have never seen either of our rivals use this […]

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Morning Buzz

How much does Steve Sarkisian make this month? And who is better? Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark or Illinois quarterback Juice Williams?

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The HP Heisman Watch: Week One

It’s time for the HP Heisman Watch.  This is my ranking of the players who have the best chance at actually winning the Heisman.  It is not a predicted order of the voting, so some players who are not on this list will still get Heisman votes in the end. 1.  Chris Wells, Ohio State–Wells […]

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USC is No. 1

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller From the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA): The USC Trojans are the top-ranked team in the Football Writers Association of America’s preseason Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll. The Trojans nipped second-ranked Georgia, although both schools picked up five first-place votes. It’s the fourth time in five years USC has […]

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The 2008 HP All-American Defensive Team

Yesterday, we unveiled the All-American offensive squad, now here are the defenders: Defensive End 1st Team–Everson Griffen, USC; Greg Middleton, Indiana Middleton was a 2007 HP All-American and should have another great year. Griffen is a physical phenom who is ready to explode on the college scene. 2nd Team–Greg Hardy, Ole Miss; George Selvie, USF […]

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Investing in the Future

USC’s out-of-conference football opponents this season should have pretty good recruiting classes. You’d think — considering Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Virginia all rank in top 15 schools for spending on recruiting athletes in all sports. In 2006-07, Tennessee led the nation at $2 million. The Irish were second at about $1.75 million, the Buckeyes […]

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