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August 10, 2009 | Gary Klein
Joe McKnight is not taking any chances. During USC's 2008 training camp, he suffered a bone fracture in a finger when a dorm-room door was accidentally slammed on his hand. It was one of several freakish injuries and maladies that marred the running back's sophomore season. So McKnight is playing it safe in 2009. "I've got no fingers by the door," McKnight said, chuckling. "I'm not even opening doors in camp." McKnight has completed the first two days of 2009 workouts, meetings and down time without incident.
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December 20, 2009 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
The Santa Monica businessman who owns a sport utility vehicle that USC tailback Joe McKnight has been observed driving says he is a University of Washington fan who has "nothing to do with agents, marketing players or representing athletes." USC is investigating McKnight's use of the vehicle, which may constitute a violation of NCAA rules that prohibit student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents, or "extra benefits" from anyone based on their athletic ability.
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November 27, 2009 | By Gary Klein
A final decision is not required until mid-January, when the NFL draft deadline looms, but USC tailback Joe McKnight said Thursday that he was leaning toward returning for his senior season. "I feel like right now is not the right time to drop everything and leave," said McKnight, a junior. "I feel like I'm not ready for it. "So I just need one more year to get everything straight and get in line." With rumblings that 2011 rookie signing bonuses could be affected by NFL labor negotiations, an increased number of juniors and third-year sophomores throughout college football are expected to consider making themselves available for the 2010 draft.
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November 27, 2009 | By Gary Klein
A final decision is not required until mid-January, when the NFL draft deadline looms, but USC tailback Joe McKnight said Thursday that he was leaning toward returning for his senior season. "I feel like right now is not the right time to drop everything and leave," said McKnight, a junior. "I feel like I'm not ready for it. "So I just need one more year to get everything straight and get in line." With rumblings that 2011 rookie signing bonuses could be affected by NFL labor negotiations, an increased number of juniors and third-year sophomores throughout college football are expected to consider making themselves available for the 2010 draft.
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October 6, 2009 | Gary Klein
While most Trojans players and coaches welcome a free Saturday this week, tailback Joe McKnight probably would like to just keep rolling. McKnight reached a milestone in the seventh-ranked Trojans' victory over California, carrying the ball a career-high 20 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns. No Trojans tailback had 20 or more carries in a game since 2007, when Chauncey Washington did it four times, including a 29-carry, 220-yard performance in the rain at Cal. "I wasn't getting tired," McKnight said Monday after a team meeting.
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September 13, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
The word kid is gone, vanishing within a pack of bouncing, braying teammates who rode him through a stomach-dropping Saturday night. "He's not a kid anymore, he's a man," said USC's Joe McKnight. The word risk is also gone, smothered under the prone, heaving jerseys of the guys who were flattened. "They just pounded it down our throats," said Ohio State's Austin Spitler. The questions that had dogged the USC football program for several weeks were stunningly answered Saturday night with two words.
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December 20, 2009 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
The Santa Monica businessman who owns a sport utility vehicle that USC tailback Joe McKnight has been observed driving says he is a University of Washington fan who has "nothing to do with agents, marketing players or representing athletes." USC is investigating McKnight's use of the vehicle, which may constitute a violation of NCAA rules that prohibit student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents, or "extra benefits" from anyone based on their athletic ability.
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October 6, 2009 | Gary Klein
While most Trojans players and coaches welcome a free Saturday this week, tailback Joe McKnight probably would like to just keep rolling. McKnight reached a milestone in the seventh-ranked Trojans' victory over California, carrying the ball a career-high 20 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns. No Trojans tailback had 20 or more carries in a game since 2007, when Chauncey Washington did it four times, including a 29-carry, 220-yard performance in the rain at Cal. "I wasn't getting tired," McKnight said Monday after a team meeting.
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September 13, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
The word kid is gone, vanishing within a pack of bouncing, braying teammates who rode him through a stomach-dropping Saturday night. "He's not a kid anymore, he's a man," said USC's Joe McKnight. The word risk is also gone, smothered under the prone, heaving jerseys of the guys who were flattened. "They just pounded it down our throats," said Ohio State's Austin Spitler. The questions that had dogged the USC football program for several weeks were stunningly answered Saturday night with two words.
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August 10, 2009 | Gary Klein
Joe McKnight is not taking any chances. During USC's 2008 training camp, he suffered a bone fracture in a finger when a dorm-room door was accidentally slammed on his hand. It was one of several freakish injuries and maladies that marred the running back's sophomore season. So McKnight is playing it safe in 2009. "I've got no fingers by the door," McKnight said, chuckling. "I'm not even opening doors in camp." McKnight has completed the first two days of 2009 workouts, meetings and down time without incident.
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