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  1. Big Ten rankings: No. 17, Jake Ryan

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten postseason player rankings march on, and the linebacker theme continues today. As a reminder, these rankings are based entirely on performance during the 2012 season. Our next selection has drawn comparisons to Clay Matthews, not only bec...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  2. Handling of legacy cases a tough call in recruiting at USC

    Greg Katz

    Recruiting a USC Trojans football legacy, the son of a former player, has to be one of the toughest decisions a staff has to make, especially with NCAA scholarship limitations in place.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  3. USC Trojans recruits that were sleepers

    Greg Katz

    A look at several USC recruits that didn't get the high school hype but performed at an extremely high level for the Cardinal and Gold.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  4. USC Trojans fill bill with LB Scott Starr

    Erik McKinney

    Linebacker commit Scott Starr is cut from the same mold as recent USC standout Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2011
  5. NFL stars who were so-so in college

    Ted Miller has been doing a series on great college players who didn't pan out in the NFL -- "Simply Saturday," -- which has featured a number of Pac-10 players, including Washington's Steve Emtman and USC's Matt Leinart. Interesting stuff. But E...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  6. Pac-12 combine notes

    Ted Miller

    The NFL combine is over. Here are some notes & observations on Pac-12 players from the final day. Bucky Brooks of on Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith: He entered the combine as the third corner on most boards and needed a great workout...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  7. Pac-12 combine reports

    Ted Miller

    Some Pac-12 players got mixed reviews at the NFL combine on Monday. Those who did well include a pair of defensive ends: Arizona's Brooks Reed and California's Cameron Jordan. Reed's 4.68 40-yard dash tied for third among defensive linemen, and...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  8. Pac-12 players on NFL All-Pro Team

    Ted Miller

    The Associated Press has announced its 2010 NFL All-Pro Team, and it includes four former Pac-12 players: Edit note: The original version of this incorrectly listed OG Logan Mankins as going to Utah instead of Fresno State. Defense Haloti Ngat...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  9. Pac-10 presence on All-NFL team

    Ted Miller

    Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America have announced their 2010 All-NFL team, and there's plenty of Pac-10 presence. Former USC linebacker Clay Matthews was named Defensive MVP, and he led three Pac-10 defenders on t...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  10. Pac-10 and the NFL Pro Bowl

    Ted Miller

    The SEC dominates college football, but the ACC and Pac-10 rock the NFL Pro Bowl. Wheeeee! As my esteemed colleague Heather Dinich pointed out in the ACC blog, the ACC led all conferences for the third consecutive year with 19 players selected ...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  11. Matthews, Harris key Ducks defense

    Ted Miller

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One is the veteran linebacker with the last name that says "football." The other is the young, boisterous and sometimes spectacular playmaker who earned All-American honors despite not earning a starting job until midseason. O...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  12. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track as you watch every Big Ten squad in action Saturday. 1. Hawkeyes head west: History doesn't favor Iowa -- or any Big Ten team, for that matter -- when it comes to early season road games out west. Iowa has dropped its past six g...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  13. Nuggets from Illinois practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bear with me here, as I promise I'll have posts on every Big Ten practice before the season. Up next are the Illinois Fighting Illini, who recently hosted the Big Ten Network preseason tour for two practices. I've reviewed the show, and here are some...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  14. Ranking the Pac-10's top 25: No. 24

    Ted Miller

    Our countdown of the Pac-10's top 25 players continues. No. 24: Senior Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon 2009 numbers: Matthews (6-foot-2, 237 pounds) was tied for second on the Ducks' defense with 81 tackles, an average of 6.2 per game. He also had 4...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  15. Defensive NFL ROY has Pac-10 flavor

    Ted Miller

    I know this is a day late, but take a gander at this: What do you notice? That the former Pac-10 defensive players went one, two, three in the Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. Not too shabby. Five Pac-10 defensive players are candid...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  16. USC's no-name linebackers aren't so bad

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller Poor ole USC. What is it to do? All of its wonderful, scary linebackers are gone to the NFL. Boy, are the Trojans going to be in trouble in 2009. No more Maualuga, Cushing -- Cush! -- Matthews or Maiava. Even the...

    Blog | October 14, 2009