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Maiava proves to be a worthy replacement

Keith Rivers is ready for his final home game at the Coliseum, but in the off chance his sprained left ankle has not sufficiently recovered, the Trojans have yet another playmaking linebacker ready to go in his place. Making his first career start, junior Kaluka Maiava had a team-high 10 tackles in USC’s 44-24 win […]

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Trojans, Sun Devils are thankful for spotlight

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times USC’s defense, ranked first in the Pacific 10 Conference and third nationally, will try to stop Arizona State with two starters relegated to backup roles because of injuries. Junior Kaluka Maiava will start in place of Keith Rivers at weak-side linebacker and freshman Everson Griffen will start in place of […]

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Baker To Start, Rivers Not

USC will start All-America offensive tackle Sam Baker, after two weeks out with a strained hamstring, against Arizona State Thanksgiving. But linebacker Keith Rivers, also a senior All-American, will not start. Junior Kaluka Maiava will step in at weakside linebacker with Rivers backing him up.

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Insider: Maiava set for first (OK, second) start

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Kaluka Maiava has started before — sort of. Thursday, however, should be his first time remaining in the game after the first snap. The two-time special teams player of the year will deal with several new challenges. Also inside: Updates on Keith River, Sam Baker and Kyle Moore. Plus, Will Collins takes […]

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Maiava, Griffen Start

Kaluka Maiava starts at linebacker for the ailing Keith Rivers, who is officially available. Sam Baker starts at tackle and will be backed up by Butch Lewis. Everson Griffen starts at defensive end for Kyle Moore, who will play but is still bothered by a bruised nerve in his arm.

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Another Cast

Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is wearing a hard cast on his arm after suffering a possible broken wrist against Oregon. Maiava said X-rays were inconclusive and he will undergo another set next week. But he will play against Oregon State with the cast.

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USC’s Cushing Out for Three Weeks

Filed under: USC Football, Pac 10, NCAA FB Injuries When USC linebacker Brian Cushing suffered an ankle sprain in the Trojans’ season opener against Idaho, the junior was hopeful that he would make it back on the field within two weeks at Nebraska. He noted that there’s a difference between simply walking and coming out […]

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Special Teams’ Turn

With the defense trying to get its game going, the special teams stepped up for a score to start the second as Thomas Williams blocked Billy O’Malley’s punt for the first team and Kaluka Maiava scopped the ball up on the nine and took it in for a touchdown. First team 21, Second team 3.

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Live Scrimmage No. 3

Welcome to the final scrimmage, where even Mitch Mustain is a team captain. And fans are restricted to one side of the stadium. Once again, we are brought to you by Roman Meal, the official bread of Peter Caesar Carroll. And after an offsides penalty, Chauncey Washington goes 63 yards on the first play before […]

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Hands Team

Ever wonder who has the best hands on the team? Well, here’s the front row of the kick return’s hands team, which is not necessarily the best receivers but guys who can catch a ball in a pile. Brad Walker, Garrett Green, Kaluka Maiava, Luthur Brown and Clay Matthews. Interestingly, Chris Galippo and Everson Griffen […]

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Tuesday Top 3

Nice profile on 2009 QB Recruit, Matt Barkley, out of Mater Dei HS: …“USC has an awesome program,” said Barkley. “Matt Leinart, obviously came out of there and it was great to see what he did. My dad played water polo and swam at USC, so I did grow up rooting for USC. I wouldn’t […]

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USC Football: Still soooo Hollywood

Even with the absence of Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, USC is still finding a way to get ink in the entertainment trades. It’s just the AP story re-published, but still funny to see USC Football in The Hollywood Reporter. USC’s information czar, Tim Tessalone, launched a formal complaint to ABC about Brent Musburger revealing […]

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