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11-3, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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Jury finds for NCAA in McNair defamation suit

A jury voted 9-3 that the NCAA did not make a false statement against Todd McNair. The former USC assistant football coach had sued the NCAA for defamation, saying an unethical conduct judgment against him ended his career.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs running back Ronald Jones didn't get to catch many passes at USC but he said he's pretty confident in his hands. Yesterday we saw him catching mostly screens and checkdowns, but this was a deep pass. He'll have opportunities to get in space and even line up wide in Dirk Koetter's offense.

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15dKyle Bonagura

McNair calls for $27 million as case goes to jury

Former USC assistant Todd McNair's attorney, Bruce Broillet, called for an award of roughly $27 million in actual damages during closing arguments Friday at McNair's defamation trial against the NCAA.

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22dKyle Bonagura

Emotional McNair says case 'not about money'

Former USC assistant coach Todd McNair, who took the witness stand again Friday at his defamation trial against the NCAA, outlined what it was like to sink into depression after becoming one of the faces in one of college sports' biggest scandals.

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23dKyle Bonagura

Ex-coach McNair takes stand in suit vs. NCAA

Ex-USC assistant coach Todd McNair testified Reggie Bush was among his benefactors as he struggled to find work the past several years -- after he was penalized by the NCAA in a case related to improper benefits for Bush while he starred at USC.

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24dKyle Bonagura

NCAA's Emmert stands by McNair outcome

NCAA president Mark Emmert's video deposition was played Tuesday and Wednesday for the jury in former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair's defamation trial against the governing body.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

USC product Aaron Boone is welcoming new Jets QB and Trojan Sam Darnold to New York with open arms. "We have to get him out to a Yankees game," the Yanks' manager said. "Excited that he'll be in the Big Apple." Boone also believes Darnold will be the Jets' QB "long term."

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

USC RB Ronald Jones fills a need in the Bucs backfield and also brings big-play ability to the offense. Jones has the game speed to break long runs and the lateral quickness to shake defenders at the second-level. Plus, we should see his versatility as a receiver in the NFL.

Darnold: Jets will 'play me when they play me' (2:21)
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30dRich Cimini

Jets land QB Darnold with No. 3 draft pick

The New York Jets selected Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the NFL draft, hoping that the former USC star is the franchise quarterback they have long sought.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Despite the Big 12's reputation, Baker Mayfield faced stiffer competition than either Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen last year. The adjusted defensive QBR of Mayfield's opponents, weighted by his number of action plays against them, was 44.8 last season. By the same method, Darnold's and Rosen's opponents' defensive QBR were 47.4 and 50.9, respectively. The lower the defensive QBR, the better the defense is at stopping opposing quarterbacks.

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31dKyle Bonagura

Ex-NCAA investigator: Mistakes in USC probe

A former NCAA investigator admitted under questioning Wednesday that mistakes repeatedly occurred when ex-USC assistant Todd McNair was interviewed during its extra-benefits investigation into former running back Reggie Bush.

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33dKyle Bonagura

Ex-USC coach McNair begins defamation trial

Former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair's defamation trial against the NCAA began Monday in Los Angeles, with both sides delivering lengthy opening statements.

Prospect Profile: Deontay Burnett (0:42)
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37dKyle Bonagura

Ex-USC assistant McNair's trial to begin Friday

Former USC assistant coach Todd McNair's defamation trial, which is related to the NCAA's extra-benefits investigation into former Trojans star Reggie Bush, will begin with opening statements Friday afternoon in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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40dKyle Bonagura

What to know about Todd McNair vs. the NCAA

It's the case that began with the NCAA's infractions around Reggie Bush's time at Southern California. McNair is claiming defamation after he was caught up as a chief culprit.

Prospect Profile: Ronald Jones (0:43)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton says he doesn't want to put too much on his new and young QBs. He needs players around the QBs to step up while they try to figure out who will play under center

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton says that incoming QB JT Daniels has certainly helped himself by coming to a ton of practices and watching film with coaches this spring but summer workouts player-run practices will be critical to Daniels catching up some to Matt Fink and Jack Sears

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's band is practicing during the Trojans' scrimmage today so it's kinda like a game day