Tate Martell Update

The always media savvy QB recruit Tate Martell tells Bleacher Report he will make his college choice by August 20th. And he is just about to begin his junior season, so an actual letter of intent will not be signed until 2017.

“There’s no doubt USC is going to be one of my top schools. If it’s not the choice, it will probably be second or third on my list at the most,” Martell told Bleacher Report.

Martell committed to Steve Sarkisian when he was in junior high and Sarkisian was at Washington. His other finalists are Alabama, Texas A&M, Michigan and Washington.

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USC Picture Of The Day

HANCOCK.BUILDING

The Hancock Building is well known to anyone who went to USC with its location near Tommy Trojan. Here it is circa 1949-50, when it beamed the pioneering FM radio station, KUSC, from its rooftop.

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Roger Goodell v. Larry Scott

Roger Goodell and the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today for his role in Deflategate. Larry Scott fined USC $25,000 when the Trojans deflated footballs for Matt Barkley. Probably was worth it for USC in retrospect. Remember the Trojans went 0-2 when Barkley missed the final two games with an injury (and 7-4 with him that season).

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USC Baseball Adds A Pitcher

Pitcher Marrick Crouse of Dana Hills says he will attend USC. Crouse signed a letter of intent with the University of San Francisco last fall but apparently got out of it. He was an 11th round draft choice of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was 8-4 last season with a 1.63 ERA last season at Dana Hills.

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