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  1. Summer all-star games lost in shuffle

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- They are the last of a dying breed, a true gridiron prep graduation. Once they were the unofficial gridiron transition from high school to college, a seminal moment in a young athlete's life and the community in which he grew up. Ch...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. O.J. Simpson's football legacy lives on

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In recent weeks, so much attention has been paid to the anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase and the ensuing "Trial of the Century" that one might forget No. 32 was once one of the greatest USC Trojans. Despite Simpson...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Are the Trojans mentally tough enough?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For USC Trojans football fans, this summer is a bit different from the previous four now that the NCAA sanctions have mostly subsided. There is a reasonable sense of optimism and anticipation that the upcoming college football season c...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. What jersey numbers mean at USC

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In today's college football industry, a jersey number bring huge monetary gains for the university, can provide an emotional recruiting strategy, a motivational tool for coaches and players and could hold a player's legacy through the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Plotting a USC road strategy

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - You've just received your master's, a significant pay raise, and your cardinal-and-gold football yearnings are to take in a USC football game on the road in 2014. The problem is that you can't decide which game will provide the most ban...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. Possible promotions to burst your bobble

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Dodgers had their Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig bobblehead nights this season, I was as big a fan as any to take the freebies and put them up in my second-floor ballpark room. Well, it got me to thinking: What...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  7. Trojans football trivia challenge

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With spring football out of the way, you're bored out of your cardinal and gold minds and a Sudoku puzzle is about as challenging as trying to figure out why Alabama's Nick Saban really hired Lane Kiffin. So here is a little USC footbal...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. Bell rang true, and was one of a kind

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The late Ricky Lynn Bell, the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1977 and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, is perhaps the most extreme of the famed USC Trojans tailbacks, just by the style and no-...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. USC's fab five in NFL draft

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - When the "Fab 5" label is used, it generally refers to the 1991 Michigan basketball recruiting class that included Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson. However, when it comes to USC football history -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  10. Marqise Lee a 'fit' for the Eagles?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Recently I was with my significant other, and she endorsed the idea of taking in Kevin Costner's latest sports flick, "Draft Day," a story that revolves around pro football's version of selective service. Even ESPN's Chris Berman an...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  11. Kessler looks to find his niche at USC

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- If USC is going to have the type of season it needs to win the Pac-12 South, it will take all of the Trojans' offensive arsenal to get the job done. Much of that heavy load will fall on experienced junior quarterback Cody Kessler. ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  12. USC fans waiting to see on Sarkisian

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- A former military friend of mine told me he was taught in basic training never to make a decision or pass judgment when emotional, so rather than come to some knee-jerk observations following the completion of USC's spring practice, I ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  13. Simmons an X-factor on USC O-line

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- USC Trojans fans will be flocking to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday for not only a controlled spring game, but a first-hand look at head coach Steve Sarkisian's breathless no-huddle offense and new multiple-scheme defens...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. A look at USC's rehabbing players

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- They observe in jerseys, and for those who can, they participate in controlled spring conditioning drills, walk-throughs, and mental preparation. Some even walk the steep steps of the Coliseum from bottom to top and back down again. ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. Kessler's experience is a difference-maker

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Much ado was made regarding the USC quarterback competition between incumbent junior starter Cody Kessler and redshirt freshman Max Browne, a highly talented and likeable thrower by way of Sammamish, Wash. As much as the wide-open q...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  16. Tober, other walk-on WRs fill vital role

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- At San Clemente (Calif.) High in 2011, Christian Tober lived the football life that many high school players only dream about. As a senior, Tober's accomplishments included honors such as Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF...

    Blog | April 03, 2014