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Bryce Dixon dressed for practice as Trojans prepare for UCLA

Trojans tight end Bryce Dixon high steps in the end zone after a nine-yard touchdown reception against Colorado on Oct. 18.

Trojans tight end Bryce Dixon high steps in the end zone after a nine-yard touchdown reception against Colorado on Oct. 18.

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USC tight end Bryce Dixon, who was suspended from last week’s game against California, was dressed for practice Monday as USC began preparations for Saturday’s game against UCLA.

Dixon, a freshman, did not attend the Cal game because of an unspecified “student conduct issue,” Coach Steve Sarkisian said after the Trojans’ 38-30 victory.

Monday’s practice was closed to the media. Coaches and players are not made available to reporters on Mondays.

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USC players had been off since Friday, so Monday’s full-pads workout was an extra practice for the Trojans, who followed a similar schedule going into the Cal game after an open date.

Linebacker J.R. Tavai, sidelined since suffering a knee sprain against Utah on Oct. 25, also returned to practice.

The Trojans’ game against UCLA at the Rose Bowl kicks off at 5 p.m.


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