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The trouble with shrinking media access


When USC instituted a new football practice policy in August barring media members from reporting injuries, it joined a number of its Pac-12 counterparts in the clampdown of information in the name of maintaining a competitive advantage. USC now prohibits the reporting of injuries observed during in-season practices — much like conference foes, such as […]

Avoiding injury bug is the key for USC season


USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Sunday that media members would no longer be allowed to report practice injuries of any sort, saying it put USC at a competitive disadvantage. So the general public will no longer know which Trojans sat out practice, which ones appeared to be hurt or which ones spent their day on […]

Postseason football injuries need attention


The story of a football game doesn’t end with a mark in the win/lose column. The story ends 30 years later, when a victorious receiver’s life takes a hypothetical turn for the worse. After a successful football career and numerous concussions, this player develops early-onset Alzheimer’s and forgets his wife’s name — or he becomes […]