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USC, UCLA received about $21.3 million each from Pac-12 Conference

USC and UCLA each received about $21.3 million from the Pac-12 Conference during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to the conference’s federal tax return.

The conference provided the return in response to a request from The Times.

The reporting period covers July 2013 to June 2014.

The Pac-12 reported total revenue of $374 million, an increase of about $41 million from the previous year.

All Pac-12 schools except Utah received more than $21 million. Utah received $16.1 million.

Commissioner Larry Scott earned total compensation of about $3.5 million.


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USC Now morning report: Carson Palmer trains with Cardinals

Tweet of the day: "#AZCardinals QB Carson Palmer still limited in first OTA of offseason, but [Coach Bruce] Arians said there is a chance Palmer will do more in minicamp."

 -- Darren Urban, @cardschatter,

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USC center Max Tuerk on Rimington Trophy watch list

USC’s Max Tuerk is among 54 players on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to college football’s top center.

Tuerk, 6 feet 6 and 285 pounds, will start at center for the second season after playing guard and tackle as a freshman and sophomore.

Tuerk, who came to USC from Santa Margarita High, was voted All-Pac-12 Conference last season by conference coaches.

Tuerk is the most experienced player on a Trojans offensive line that returns starters at every position.

A USC player has never won the Rimington Trophy. The award was established in 2000.

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USC's Cody Kessler is 12-1 to win the Heisman Trophy, oddsmakers say

Oddsmakers put USC quarterback Cody Kessler at 12-1 to win the Heisman Trophy, and the Trojans at 18-1 to win the College Football Playoff, according to Bovada.

Kessler passed for 39 touchdowns, with five interceptions, last season.

USC finished 9-4 under first-year Coach Steve Sarkisian.

Kessler's receiver corps will include juniors Darreus Rogers and Isaac Whitney, third-year sophomore Steven Mitchell and sophomores JuJu Smith, Adoree' Jackson and Ajene Harris. De’Quan Hampton and Deontay Burnett are expected to enroll by the fall.

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, who starred in the Buckeyes’ national title run, is the Heisman favorite at 6-1. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is 12-1.

The Buckeyes are a 7-2 favorite to repeat as champion.

Heisman odds for Louisiana State running back Leonard Fournette are 15-2.

Texas Christian quarterback Trevone Boykin, Georgia running back Nick Chubb and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott are 8-1.

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USC's Andre De Grasse named Pac-12 men's track athlete of year

Andre De Grasse of USC was voted the Pac-12 Conference men’s track and field athlete of the year, and Trojans Coach Caryl Gilbert Smith was selected women’s and men’s coach of the year, the conference announced Thursday.

De Grasse, a junior from Canada, won the 100- and 200-meter events at the last weekend’s conference championship meet at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. He also ran a leg of USC’s winning 400-meter relay.

De Grasse’s time of 9.97 seconds in the 100 set a USC and stadium record.

USC’s Marquis Morris, from Pittsburg, Calif., was selected men’s freshman of the year. He won the conference title in the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.95 seconds.

Smith Gilbert led both the USC men’s and women’s teams to second-place finishes in the Pac-12 championships.

USC women are ranked second, the men sixth going into the NCAA regionals May 28-30 at Austin, Texas.

The NCAA championships will be held June 10-13 in Eugene, Ore.

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Oddsmakers put USC at 18-1 to win College Football Playoff

USC’s odds of winning the College Football Playoff next season have improved to 18-1, according to Bovada.

The Trojans opened at 20-1 after the conclusion of last season.

Ohio State, which defeated Oregon to win the inaugural College Football Playoff, is the favorite at 7-2.

Alabama is 7-1, TCU 10-1 and Auburn 12-1.

Florida State improved from 33-1 to 12-1 after Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson confirmed Tuesday that he would transfer and play for the Seminoles.

Oregon is 22-1, UCLA 28-1 and Stanford 33-1.

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