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USC spring football: Morning people

With help from SID Tim Tessalone, I’ve been able to extrapolate that USC’s first spring football practice on March 28 will begin at 10 a.m. The start time previously had been listed as TBD. USC is playing host to a football clinic that weekend, and, according to the schedule, attendees can observe practice at 10 […]

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USC basketball: ‘Maturity, heart and courage’

I asked three members of the USC basketball program what it will take for them to win three games in three days at the Pac-10 Tournament — probably the only route to the NCAA Tournament for the barely-on-the-bubble Trojans. Taj Gibson’s response was far and away the best: “Maturity, heart and courage.” It was such […]

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Galippo the Next Great Middle LB?

It won’t be easy replacing a stud like Rey Maualuga but Chris Galippo is excited for the challenge. A former USA Today and Parade Magazine prep All-Americans in high school, Galippo will be the man in the middle for the Trojans next season. Here is how Galippo compares his game to Maualuga, “I think we […]

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2009 Draft: What Mel Kiper Jr. Thinks

He’s got luxurious and perfectly sculpted hair — and some thoughts about your Trojans heading into the 2009 NFL Draft. Mark Sanchez – #2 Quarterback in the Draft Sanchez is definitely one of the top five to eight players available. If he slides to the 10th spot or later, he’ll qualify as a major steal. […]

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NFL draft: Rey Maualuga’s tough break

USC’s Rey Maualuga had a tough day at the NFL scouting combine. Right at the end of his first 40-yard dash, Maualuga pulled up because of a hamstring injury. Maualuga told NFL Network that he had tweaked the hamstring a couple of weeks ago and hadn’t done any full-bore sprinting until today. The injury forced […]

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USC football: Senior Bowl buzz, from Cushing to Turner

POLL: WHICH EX-TROJAN WILL GO FIRST? Talked to someone with scouting connections who gave me the following assessments of the USC contingent at the Senior Bowl practices: LB Brian Cushing: “He’s the same hard-playing guy we’ve seen the last four years. He’s just a beast. He’s a little bit tight, but scouts love him. He […]

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More than a game: Rose Bowl sideline photos

It’s Monday, January 5, 2009. You’re probably sitting at your desk right now. Welcome back. The holidays are over and odds are you’re reflecting fondly on the food, the family gatherings, and, of course, the football. In order to brighten your day in the office, here’s a look at some of the pageantry from the […]

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Rey Maualuga Dances With Destiny, Makes Time for Erin Andrews

Rey Maualuga ruled college football, from the first moment he set foot on the field through his four years as a Trojan. But everyone knew he had something special saved up for his final year. And he wouldn’t disappoint. He started the year off with a bang, embarrassing Virginia and returning an interception for a […]

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2009 Rose Bowl Running Game Diary

JANUARY 1 | LOS ANGELES, CA — Happy New Year, Trojan fans. I hope you’re all feeling the effects of your excessive partying from last night. Hopefully the Penn State offense will soon be joining you all in popping numerous Advils to help ease the pain that will be inflicted upon them by the almighty […]

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Trojan Football: Water Cooler Brief

Be in the know. Here’s the valuable Trojan Football news you need to charm the ladies and impress your boss into giving you that *guaranteed promotion. (*Promotion not guaranteed). 1) Penn State’s 81 year old Joe Paterno was signed to a three-year contract extension. So now you don’t have to feel bad about destroying his […]

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REY MAUALUGA NAMED USC FOOTBALL’S MVP

USC senior Bednarik Award winner and All-American first team linebacker Rey Maualuga was named the Most Valuable Player of the Rose Bowl-bound Trojan football team at the annual awards banquet Wednesday night (Dec. 17) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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Maualuga Wins Bednarik Award

Rey Maualuga Holds the Chuck Bednarik Trophy, AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Three days after Rey Maualuga was named the top defensive player in the Pac-10 by league coaches, he received an even greater honor, winning the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defensive player at the college football awards . Maualuga has been a […]

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