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Junior Seau’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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But the Hall of Fame does not plan to let Sydney or anyone else speak on his behalf. Instead, it will only show a video that will commemorate his career, while avoiding questions about his suicide in 2012 and the subsequent diagnosis of traumatic brain injury that doctors said they believed was brought on by hits to his head. Nor will the video mention the lawsuit that Seau’s family has filed against the N.F.L., which is trying to curb injuries in active players and address brain disease in thousands of retired ones.

Junior Seau’s Family Will Not Be Allowed to Speak at His Hall of Fame Induction - The New York Times

Gold for De Grasse

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USC junior Andre De Grasse won the gold medal in the 100m dash and graduated senior Conor McCullough earned the bronze medal in the men's hammer throw at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada today (July 22).

De Grasse Wins Gold, McCullough Bronze At Pan Am Games In Toronto - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site

Depth Concerns

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We're not quite fine with regards to depth. We're starting the season with around 73 scholarship players, and a third of those are true freshmen. It'll be better than it was the last two years, but we still have major depth concerns.

mediuqrepmes comments on SB Nation's Bill Connelly previews USC

Most important player?

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Michael Lev of the Orange County Register made a great point in his "15 Most Valuable Trojans" series. If Jackson went down with an injury, he could be replaced. It would take a lot of guys -- but USC could do it. If Cravens went down, there is no one on the defense who can do what he can.

Most important player: USC Trojans - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Gold for Adoree'?

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Jackson wants to win the Heisman Trophy. He wants to win the Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive back. But he could also win those as a junior. What makes this year unique for Jackson is that he also wants to win an Olympic gold medal.

College football preview: Adoree Jackson sets ambitious goals for USC football, Olympics

QuoteShot

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There are still several position needs to fill — tight end, running back, defensive lineman and defensive back — and there also are several top prospects available from whom USC must accept commitments, including La Puente Bishop Amat receiver Tyler Vaughns.

USC could be crunching numbers, again, for 2016 recruiting class - LA Times