Morning Buzz

The Pacific-12 Conference releases its 2013 schedule this morning around 11 a.m. USC does not play Oregon or Washington this season.

Safety T.J. McDonald and center Khaled Holmes were selected to the Senior Bowl. Meanwhile, former USC defensive coordinator Bill Young appears to be out at Oklahoma State according to coachingsearch.com.

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  • SoCal_Native_59

    For those of you who are Trojans fans they verified Junior Seau suffered from CTE.

    • TrojanFan

      What is CTE?

      Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. CTE has been known to affect boxers since the 1920s. However, recent reports have been published of neuropathologically confirmed CTE in retired professional football players and other athletes who have a history of repetitive brain trauma. This trauma triggers progressive degeneration of the brain tissue, including the build-up of an abnormal protein called tau. These changes in the brain can begin months, years, or even decades after the last brain trauma or end of active athletic involvement. The brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.

      • SoCal_Native_59

        Thanks, I hadn’t cosidered mayby some wouldn’t know. I can’t say I’m surprised I think most of us expected this finding. But still very sad.

        • TrojanFan

          It helps explain some of the odd behavior leading up to his death

  • TrojanFan

    REPRESENT!

    I take it Barkley is still on the shelf