1. USC QB DERBY: A Dark Horse Gains on the Leaders

    While it may be a matter of too little, too late, the dark horse in this year’s quarterback derby at USC is finally making his move on the two leaders...

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  2. USC Football: The Defense, Part One

    The Trojans lost three of their four starting defensive linemen from last season's squad. All three are now in the NFL. That is not an easy trio to replace, despite the fact that USC is Reload U...

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  3. USC FALL CAMP: First Five Days

    Today was the fifth day of Fall Camp, the first in full pads. So let’s take a look at which players on offense and defense have been the standouts so far...

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  4. USC FALL CAMP: Aaron Corp Down, Matt Barkley Up

    In the event you have not heard by now, Aaron Corp went down toward the end of practice on Monday when a lineman fell on his knee. Although Corp returned for the last few plays, he was held out of practice yesterday...

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  5. USC Trojan Football: The Offense Part Two

    In yesterday’s article, I covered the quarterback position, where true freshman Matt Barkley is trying to catch redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp, who was named the starter at the end of spring practice...

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  6. TROJAN FOOTBALL: "It's Only About Us"

    Fall Camp opened this morning, a day after USA Today listed its preseason Top 25. As it turns out, the No. 4 Trojans will face four of the preseason Top 25 on the road. No easy task to be sure...

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  7. Two-Step Drop: When QBs Return To School, Are They Ruining Their NFL Chances?

    There is a narrow window of opportunity for a college quarterback to hit the jackpot and become an NFL top five draft pick. Few college quarterbacks get to even look at that window...

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  8. Kobe Bryant Isn't the Culprit in the Lamar Odom Stalemate

    What more do you Lakers fans want from Kobe Bryant? Blood? Hasn’t the guy given that as well—and plenty of it? Hasn’t he played his guts out for two seasons, refusing surgery ...

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  9. Lakers Are Moving Forward Even With Forward Lamar Odom Likely Moving On

    All the pundits and fans are wringing out their crying towels. Oh, what a tragedy if the Lakers lose Lamar Odom. What a terrible deal it amounts to! Odom and Trevor Ariza for Ron Artest. "It’s just not worth it," they cry...

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  10. USC Football: Summer Session Update

    With the opening salvo of Fall Camp just a little more than two weeks away, there is already a lot for Trojan fans to be smiling about if not getting downright giddy...

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  11. USC TROJANS Open Fall Camp Aug. 8

    Okay, Trojans fans and college football fans in general, that day you have been waiting for is just one month away. Trojan players will report on Aug. 7, and Fall Camp begins Aug. 8...

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  12. Ron Artest Now A Laker

    Last night in my update of the first day of free agency "The NBA’s Free Agency Merry-Go-Round Begins: Day One," I wrote: "If Ariza does choose to take one of the other offers, that means two things...

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  13. The NBA's Free Agency Merry-Go-Round Begins: Day One

    "Knock! Knock!" "Who’s there?" "Danny Ainge." "It’s 12:01 A.M. Can’t this wait 'til morning?" And so it began. Day One of the NBA’s latest round of free agency...

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  14. High School Stars On The Rise At USC

    The Rising Stars Camp at USC has become one of the most prestigious for high school football players who feel they are deserving of scholarship offers from prominent college programs...

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  15. Hedo Turkoglu Opts Out—Finished in Orlando?

    The deal that sent Vince Carter from the New York Nets to the Orlando Magic will apparently send Hedo Turkoglu packing...

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  16. NBA Chess Match Moves to the Next Round

    With the first wave of trades and the NBA Draft now completed, the 30 general managers move onto the next round—free agency. Who are the winners and losers so far? Cleveland certainly didn’t give up a whole lot to get Shaquille O’Neal.

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about 5 years ago 313 reads 8 comments

  17. Are the Los Angeles Lakers One and Done?

    The champagne was still being spraying around the locker room when the question popped up. How would you rate this Lakers team compared to other Laker championship teams? It didn’t take long for the media to start their comparison game...

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  18. Los Angeles-Orlando: Lakers Get Their 15th Title, Phil Jackson His 10th

    Both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic knew that Game Five of their NBA Finals series could be the closeout game...

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  19. Memo to LeBron James: Careful, You Might Get What You Wish For

    You know the old adage: "Be careful of what you wish for, you might get it." Could it apply to the recent on-again trade talks between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns ...

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  20. USC's Mike Garrett Speaks Out, Says Nothing

    In response to the railing he has taken in the media over the total demise of the men’s basketball program at USC, Athletic Director Mike Garrett along with Senior Vice President Todd Dickey made a video statement yesterday...

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  21. USC's Mike Garrett Speaks Out, Says Nothing

    In response to the railing he has taken in the media over the total demise of the men’s basketball program at USC, Athletic Director Mike Garrett along with Senior Vice President Todd Dickey made a video statement yesterday...

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  22. Lakers' Derek Fisher Lays His Magic on Orlando in Game Five

    "Bogus," Phil Jackson called some of the first quarter fouls against his big men, Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum...

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  23. News & Notes on USC Trojans

    Although fall football camp is less than two months away, the main story around USC this week has to do with basketball. But more about that later. Let’s start off with the good news...

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  24. AD Mike Garrett of USC Needs to Step Up, Not Back

    I usually write about USC Football and rarely about the Trojans' basketball program. However, the recent resignation of head basketball coach Tim Floyd, in the midst of allegations that he paid off one of O...

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  25. Thoughts after NBA Finals Game Three: Repeat of '06

    I have not come to bury Kobe Bryant; I have come to praise him. Uh, no, I have come to bury him. Well, actually I have come to do both. Kobe Bryant had a Jordanesque first half...

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