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USC Coach Steve Sarkisian reacts to report on alcohol bill from retreats

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian continues to feel the fallout from his inebriated appearance at a booster event last week.

The Seattle Times reported that Sarkisian was reimbursed $1,023 by the University of Washington for alcohol as part of two group retreats in California in 2012 and 2013 for what an athletic department spokesman told the newspaper were legitimate expenses.

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Offensive lineman Chad Wheeler returns from concussion

Offensive lineman Chad Wheeler returned to full participation in practice Wednesday, having been cleared for a concussion and also his surgically repaired right knee.

Wheeler sufferred the concussion last week when he was accidentally hit in the head with a medicine ball.

“Oddest injury I’ve ever been subject to,” he said.

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Steve Sarkisian says conversation with USC president went 'great'

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, who has been embroiled in controversy since appearing inebriated at a booster event on campus last week, said Wednesday that he had spoken to USC President Max Nikias.

“It went great,” Sarkisian said after practice.

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USC's Mark Jackson hired as Villanova athletic director

Mark Jackson, a USC senior associate athletic director, has been hired as athletic director at Villanova.

Jackson, 40, oversaw construction of the McKay Center, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center and the renovation of Heritage Hall. He also was the athletic department’s point man for the Coliseum.

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Five important questions raised by Steve Sarkisian's news conference

USC football Coach Steve Sarkisian used the term "move forward" or some variation eight times over the course of his roughly eight-minute and 30-second news conference on Tuesday.

His hope, and that of USC, is that an apology and "treatment" will put to rest what he said was an alcohol and medication-fueled incident at the annual “Salute to Troy” kickoff event on Saturday.

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USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said he mixed alcohol and medication, will seek treatment

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday said his behavior at a booster event last weekend resulted from mixing alcohol and an unspecified medication, and that he would seek treatment to find out if he has a drinking problem.

“There are things we’re going to work on for me moving forward,” Sarkisian said during a news conference before practice.

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