A courageous story leads the day...
- Nine-year-old Trojan fan Jackson Reece (pictured) is in a fight for his life against cancer. Read his story! He's living the "Fight on!" mantra every day.
- DB Tony Burnett has battled from walk-on to projected starter.
- ESPN Radio's latest scholar athlete is women's soccer player Brittany Kerridge.
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- Scott Wolf noted that former USC basketball big man Mamadou Diarra is a potential NBA Draft prospect after a successful stint at Chaminade.
- Michael Lev is convinced that Ed Orgeron's defensive line will live up to the hype this fall.
- Pedro Moura checks up on former USC hoops star Taj Gibson who is playing valuable minutes for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA playoffs.
- WR Brandon Carswell may be the most unheralded member of USC's pass catching corps, but he is ready to make some plays says Whitney Blaine.
- Stephanie Graves profiled "Renaissance Woman" Cara Bickers ahead of graduation.
- Here's an interesting look at the past and present of "Tailback U" courtesy of WeAreSC.com.
- Incoming defensive tackle J.R. Tavai is USC's most intriguing 2011 prospect according to USCFootball.com.
- Most publications have not put USC in their preseason top 25 rankings, but Athlon Sports has the Trojans at #20.