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Cricket Australia faces cash crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic – reports

first_imgThe coronavirus has infected more than 6,500 people in Australia and killed 65, a Reuters tally shows.All sports in Australia have been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown but cricket was expected to weather the storm better than most given the season was all but completed by the time the restrictions came into force.The first of three matches in a one-day series against New Zealand was played behind closed doors at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 13 before the final two fixtures were postponed.Cricket Australia would have expected two big paydays this year when the country hosts the men’s Twenty20 World Cup in October and November before India arrive for a blockbuster four-test tour around the New Year.Any impact of the coronavirus shutdown on those events would clearly have a major financial impact on Cricket Australia.While, according to The Australian, national team coach Justin Langer was informed on Friday that he was now a part-time employee, the players have not yet concluded negotiations over any wage losses they might suffer.The players retained a revenue share model with Cricket Australia in their last negotiations over pay in 2017 and test captain Tim Paine said last month that he and his team mates were braced for cuts.Topics : No one at Cricket Australia was immediately available for comment on Saturday.On Thursday, Cricket Australia had said in a statement that the “impacts on the sports industry of the coronavirus pandemic are bigger than any one sport”.”We are conscious of the impact this will have on Australian Cricket and are working hard to manage that proactively.”We will continue to seek advice from medical experts and relevant government agencies to ensure the health and safety of our people, volunteers and communities, and to return to business as soon as possible.” Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has told staff that the governing body faces a financial crisis and would not have been able to pay its bills at the end of August without layoffs, local media reported on Saturday.Cricket Australia announced plans to lay off almost 80 percent of staff on Thursday, putting them on 20 percent pay until June 30 when it is hoped more will be known about how long government curbs put in place to control the coronavirus will last.The Australian and The Age newspapers have reported that Cricket Australia’s financial reserves had been hit by a slump in the world’s stock markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Franklin Co. Farm Bureau awarded for young farmers, education

first_imgFRENCH LICK, Ind. – Franklin County was among seven county Farm Bureaus recognized for outstanding achievement during Indiana Farm Bureau’s state convention this past weekend.The recognition was through INFB’s county recognition program. All 92 county Farm Bureaus participated in the program.The Franklin County young farmer program was awarded for its community outreach efforts. They support local food pantries, buy livestock for underprivileged families at the 4-H auction, support needy families at Christmas, sell ice cream at the county fair, host a truck and tractor pull each spring and purchased grain rescue tubes for local fire departments. They also have 2,500 fans on their Facebook page.The county also received an impact award for public relations and education. Franklin County purchased two grain rescue tubes, two grain evacuation augers, rescue harnesses and rigging for their local fire departments.  They also provided training for local farmers and volunteer firemen. A local youth had recently perished in a grain bin accident, so this training event was especially close to their hearts.Other counties receiving special recognition include Jefferson, Kosciusko, Marshall, Montgomery, Pike, Washington.last_img read more

Fairmont Raceway hosts 50th anniversary celebration program Friday

first_imgFAIRMONT, Minn. – Fairmont Raceway will host its 50th anniversary celebration race program on Friday, Aug. 14. The evening will be jam-packed with both racing and entertainment excitement. All are invited to join in the celebration.The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps at 7 p.m. precede the 2015 hall of fame induction and anniversary race program.Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for students.Track champions spanning the half-century of racing at Fairmont will be on hand and will meet and greet with fans prior to the races. Also featured will be Fairmont Raceway Hall of Fame members and past drivers.Providing musical entertainment and serving as the VIP trophy presenter will be Miss America 1977 Dorothy Benham.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts all run for shares of added purse money in the draw/redraw show.The Fairmont Eagles Club, Fairmont Body Shop and Pizza Ranch give $100 bonuses to the top 15 finishers in the Modified main. ADS Hancor, Rosens Diversified and Dennis and Kay Becker Farms give another seven $100 bonuses to random Modified finishers.Local NAPA Auto Parts Stores and Auto Care Centers give $100 bonuses to top 15 finishers in the Hobby Stock feature.A Legends race is also on the evening’s program.Hall of fame inductees are Dave Bjorge, Jim Edgington, Stacey Erickson, Sunny Morgan, Richard’s Auto Towing & Repair and Dan Kastner, and the Bob Shryock family.last_img read more

The Latest: No home fans for football at North Carolina

first_imgThe Latest: No home fans for football at North Carolina Roma has canceled its opening preseason training session as a precautionary measure after a third player tested positive for the coronavirus.Right back Bruno Peres says on Instagram he has tested positive. He adds that he’s well and has no symptoms.Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante and winger Carles Pérez previously tested positive.Two Roma youth team players also have COVID-19.The club says it will perform another round of virus tests on Saturday before deciding whether or not to go forward with training. Associated Press A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague.Tournament director David Trunda says the unidentified player was isolating in her hotel room and will be re-tested. Trunda says the player didn’t meet any other participants in the tournament.All 150 players are tested on arrival and have to wait in their hotel rooms for the results.The event is for players who would have been at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament. It opens on Saturday.U.S. Open qualifying was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the school will begin football and other fall sports without fans at home because of the pandemic. ___The International Judo Federation says it is restarting events which should feed into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.International judo events started to be affected by the coronavirus in February when Chinese teams withdrew from competing in Europe. Cancellations began in March.The governing body says World Judo Tour events will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in late-October and Tokyo in December.The IJF says the events “aim to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.”center_img Some continental-level competitions are also planned later in 2020.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Those attending will need to wear a mask until reaching their allocated seat and they will need to put it on again when leaving.The game will take place 100 years after then-German champion Nuremberg played Union in the first match at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Köpenick on Aug. 7, 1920.___An upcoming Formula One race in Italy could be open to 3,000 fans.Tuscany region president Enrico Rossi says local health authorities have approved limited spectators for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sept. 13. In an open letter to fans Friday, Cunningham says the restriction will last through September for football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country. In addition, tailgating won’t be allowed on campus.“This decision … was the only way we could move forward with competition,” Cunningham says. “Our student-athletes want to play, and we must do so as safely as possible.Cunningham says the hope is to potentially allow some fans in October, though that would potentially come only after school officials and medical experts evaluate safety conditions. He also says school officials “remain hopeful that we will be able to safely cheer together in large groups again this season.”The school has canceled all in-person undergraduate classes in favor of online-only instruction after multiple coronavirus clusters on campus since students returned for the fall semester.___ Serie A is scheduled to start Sept. 19.___Union Berlin plans to celebrate its stadium’s 100th birthday by playing in front of supporters for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke.The Bundesliga club says it will host Nuremberg in a pre-season friendly on Sept. 5 and that up to 5,000 people can attend. Hygiene measures will apply.Tickets are only available to club members older than 12 and will be issued after a draw. Tickets will be personalized “in order to ensure legally-required tracking of visitors.” Rossi tells the Gazzetta dello Sport “the circuit contains three big tribunes that are well spaced apart so the limit of 1,000 people per the national rules on public events can reasonably be considered as the capacity limit for each tribune.”Official government approval is expected by Saturday.Fans will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to observe social distancing procedures and wear masks if it is approved.The only spectators at the Italian GP in Monza a week earlier will be 250 specially invited health workers.___last_img read more

The Latest: Sky Blue FC won’t have fans at fall home games

first_imgSpecific information pertaining to ticket ordering and pricing, as well as parking, is expected to be released next week.__North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham says the school is imposing salary reductions and furloughs for coaches and full-time athletics staffers due to financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.In an open letter posted Thursday, Cunningham says the athletics department expects to lose between $30 million and $52 million in projected revenue. That will lead to salary reductions and furloughs running from Oct. 1 through the end of the fiscal year in June.Coaches and staff members making at least $200,000 will have a 20% reduction, while those making $100,000 to $200,000 will face a 10% cut. Those making less than $100,000 will have 15 days of furlough. The department had previously implemented cost controls such as 10% cuts to sports budgets, a spending freeze and leaving open positions unfilled. But Cunningham said reductions so far won’t cover projected losses, so the school is still evaluating additional steps “to address our financial challenges and prepare for the future.”___The Turkish soccer federation has reversed an earlier decision and now says league games will be played without spectators in the first half of the new season.The federation had planned to allow stadiums around the country to operate at a maximum of 30% of capacity from October.The federation says it is heeding the advice of Turkey’s scientific council to keep fans out of stadiums. Associated Press The Latest: Sky Blue FC won’t have fans at fall home games The club will play the Washington Spirit on Oct. 3 and wrap up against the Chicago Red Stars on Oct. 10. Both games are at the university, the current home for Red Bulls II.Sky Blue FC begins the fall series on Saturday, facing the Spirit in Leesburg, Virginia. Sky Blue will be at Chicago on Sept. 20.___William and Mary says it will cut seven of its 23 intercollegiate sports at the end of the 2021 academic year because of budget constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic.“The pandemic has made these budget constraints acute and has brought us to a point of reckoning,” the university said in a letter distributed Thursday and signed by university president Katherine Rowe, provost Peggy Agouris and athletic director Samantha K. Huge. The sports being cut are men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and women’s volleyball.The school says the cuts will impact 118 student-athletes and 13 coaches, and that all athletes who choose to do so will remain on scholarship and graduate as scheduled.___Florida will allow about 20% of its capacity at home games this season, meaning 17,000 fans will be in attendance in the Swamp.Face coverings will be mandated while entering, exiting and inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium unless eating or drinking. Tailgating will not be allowed, and the university will not allow several game-day traditions. The decision comes as the number of daily infections in the country have risen above 1,500 and COVID-19-related deaths have reached their highest since mid-May.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports September 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Sky Blue FC will play its two home NWSL fall series matches in October at Montclair State University without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Edghill participates in Finland Open Table Tennis Championship

first_imgGUYANESE Chelsea Edghill’s bid to participate at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan next year will see the sensational table tennis player having to go through a stringent qualification process. However, as part of her Olympic Qualification preparation, the country’s current National sportswoman-of-the-year will be participating in the Finland Open Table Tennis Championships.The championships, a ITTF-sanctioned world circuit event, served off yesterday and will conclude on December 9, and will include many players from Europe.Coming off her recent qualification and participation in the 2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru, Edghill attended the championship in Finland with her coach Tony Rato of Portugal and will compete in women’s singles events.According to the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), her participation represents the first time a player from Guyana will be participating in a Senior World circuit event.Meanwhile, GTTA in a release said following her participation in the Finland tournament, Edghill will travel to Romania to train and play in competitions before returning to Portugal to prepare for other key engagements.This tournament, GTTA noted, is also geared towards assessing the progress made in the implementation of several new elements of her game in high-level competitive environment and picking up valuable ranking points.“Part of her identified road map for Olympic training and possible qualification, based upon our limited budget, entails participation in the German and Portugal Open, continued training Portugal, training in China, participation in the Caribbean Championships leading up the continental qualification event to Tokyo 2020 competition in Teams, Singles and Mixed qualification and is scheduled for April 2020,” the GTTA added.Edghill, a former junior Olympian, and recent graduate from the Lindenwood University with a Degree in Chemistry, has an extensive resumé with several junior sports women’s titles.She is the national champion, Caribbean women’s U-21 champion, Caribbean women’s doubles champion, Caribbean women’s bronze medallist, several collegiate tournament wins, Caribbean Cadet and junior champion, Caribbean women’s team silver medallist 2018 and 2019, and is currently training and playing in Portugal under the tutelage and guidance of coach Tony Rato; Portugal’s junior coach and as a member of the Lusitania de Lourosa table tennis Club Portugal.“The GTTA would like to extend thanks to the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) for assisting Chelsea in her quest for possible Olympic qualification,” the release said.last_img read more

Tutor Center to offer online food ordering

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government and USC Hospitality are working to implement an online ordering system for USC restaurants by fall 2011.The program, which is being tested on the Health Sciences Campus, will allow students to order food online from the Ronald Tutor Campus Center restaurants and pick it up later.Tim Sae Koo, USG’s director of University Affairs, said this plan was initially proposed because USG saw people waiting a long time in line at the Campus Center.“Lines were going crazy, people were taking up to 20 or 30 minutes just to get food,” Sae Koo said.After that realization, USG conducted a survey of undergraduate students and was able to formulate a plan based on the responses.“According to the survey, everybody really wanted an online system like the one in Chipotle so they wouldn’t have to waste so much time standing in line,” Sae Koo said.Lauren Perez, a senior majoring in psychology, said she thinks this could help students who don’t have a lot of time to get food.“This would be really nice because sometimes there are students who work on campus or have classes close together, and they just don’t have very much time to grab food,” Perez said. “This would be an excellent new addition.”Kris Klinger, director of USC Hospitality, said this program would show the strengths of Hospitality.“Hospitality already has Lemonade and CPK, which show how we are ahead and above other universities,” Klinger said. “Online ordering is just another example of how progressive Hospitality is.”Klinger also said this would be an effort that originates right from within the school because computer science students will be the ones to create the online ordering system. Since most of the effort is student-generated, there will be minimal costs to introduce and maintain the program, according to Sae Koo.Sae Koo said this system would be open to anybody, not just students or faculty.“This is for anyone,” Sae Koo said. “Basically, the overall goal is to expedite lines to make everything easier and wait time shorter,”Hannah Goodman, a sophomore majoring in vocal arts performance, said this is a great idea in response to the problem of overcrowding at the Campus Center.“I think it’s great because there are busy hours where the restaurants at the Campus Center literally have lines out the door, and this would no doubt alleviate some of that wait time,” Goodman said.Although the plans for system have yet to be finalized, the tentative timeline has the program starting in the fall of 2011 and begin with the restaurants withthe highest traffic.“The program would start first where the lines are longest, which is CPK,” Sae Koo said. “They are probably not going to launch it at all the restaurants at one time, but will probably see if it works efficiently before expanding,”last_img read more

2017 preferred walk-on fullback Connor Koch decommits from Syracuse: ‘I want to make the right decision for me’

first_img“There are so many great schools out there, and Syracuse is one of them,” Koch said. “But why not try to earn a scholarship elsewhere and make (college) easier on my family?”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Woodberry Forest (Virginia) School senior had committed on May 27. It is rare to receive a preferred walk-on commitment nine months before National Signing Day. But Syracuse coaches Mike Hart and Reno Ferri visited Koch at his high school on May 25 and, two days later, the fullback picked SU, the first school to offer him at fullback. Koch also liked the family connection: One set of grandparents and his great-grandfather had been a part of the Orange. But after three weeks of his commitment, he started to wonder if committing as a preferred walk-on eight months before he had to, with his whole senior season to play, was the best decision.“I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision for me as a football player and as a man.”Koch is not ranked by any major recruiting sites. The 6-foot-3, 248-pound Koch runs the 40-yard dash in 4.86 seconds, per his Hudl.com profile.A month later, he picked up the phone on a Wednesday afternoon and called Hart to talk over his decision. The coach understood, Koch said, but wanted the player to travel to Syracuse at some point to tour campus. Koch has not been to Syracuse since he attended a football game as a child.“It’s hard to explain in 140 characters (on Twitter),” Koch said. “But this is no discredit to any of the staff at Syracuse. Everyone I know says great things about it. It was strictly a personal decision and it’s still one of my top schools.”After Syracuse offered the natural inside linebacker at fullback, he began going to camps at the position. Schools began noticing him at workouts with Texas Christian, Southern Methodist, Rice and other Texas schools. He also has family in the Lone Star State and wants to explore playing there. He will also camp at Texas A&M.The Orange roster currently does not have a fullback on it. There are four true running backs listed: redshirt senior George Morris, sophomores Jordan Fredericks and Dontae Strickland and freshman Moe Neal.Koch becomes the third player to decommit from Syracuse’s 2017 class after Buffalo, New York native Isaiah McDuffie left the class on May 25. Koch is the second offensive player to decommit, joining wide receiver Daewood Davis. The Class of 2017 is down to five players.Track the entire Class of 2017 here.Here are Koch’s junior year highlights, via Hudl: Class of 2017 preferred walk-on fullback Connor Koch announced via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that he has decommited from Syracuse. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on June 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers look to bounce back Sunday against Wolverines

first_imgThe No. 5 University of Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball team (16-5, 9-4 Big Ten) is preparing to take on the No. 14 Michigan Wolverines (18-6, 7-6) at the UW Field House Sunday Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.The Badgers are coming off a tough loss to Minnesota, a match in which sophomore Dana Rettke finished with a school-record of 30 kills. The Badgers managed to win the first set before losing in the next three sets: 25–22, 25–19 and 25–19.Despite the loss, the Badgers are still in fifth place in the Big Ten and hope to bounce back against a tough Michigan squad. Wisconsin beat the Wolverines in five sets last week in Michigan, part of a four-game win streak.Men’s Hockey: Badgers to face ranked opponent Fighting HawksCurrently sitting at an impressive 4-2-0 (0-0-0 Big Ten) and looking like the Badgers of old, No. 16 Wisconsin Men’s Read…With seven games remaining, including three against ranked opponents, the Badgers are hoping to solidify themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten and the NCAA.Michigan has lost four of their last five games, including a brutal loss to Indiana on Halloween night, where the team had 26 errors and a .135 hitting percentage. With that, Michigan will be coming into the game hoping to end this mini-skid and get back to their winning ways, as they were 17-2 before this stretch.A key matchup to watch in this match will be Michigan’s Carly Skjodt and Wisconsin’s Molly Haggerty. When the two squads went head-to-head last week, Skjodt had a season-high 30.5 points and proved to be a little bit of trouble for Haggerty and the Badgers.You can listen live with the Badger rewind, 92.1 FM, starting at 1 p.m., or you can head over to the UW Field House to catch the action live.last_img read more

Made for this: Amon-Ra St. Brown was born to be a star

first_imgSomething doesn’t quite fit. It’s the gears of a machine firing; split seconds later, the sound of pigskin colliding and sticking like glue to bare hands. It doesn’t make sense, everyone has checked out. But way in the back, past the far sideline of the practice field, it’s there, and it’s constant, and that football isn’t getting grass stains any time soon.  Practice is over at Howard Jones Field for the USC football team. One by one, Trojans are filing off the grass, each carrying their beat up pads and sweat-drenched jerseys in one hand. A glance at almost any player will quickly reveal the signs that practice ended 35 minutes late — faces covered in sweat, pads seeming to weigh more than they really do, slow trots toward the gate that deposits them onto McClintock Avenue, closing the book on the third-to-last practice before the season opener against Fresno State.  You might be skeptical at first, but the look in his eyes as he delivers those six words should tell you all you need to know. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound sophomore wide receiver is still at work, pumping his arms through the air to mimic a route, just yards away from the robot quarterback firing passes at what seems like dangerous speeds. Suddenly, he shoots his arms up to trap the football between his hands like a vacuum. Ten, 20, 30 reps, zero drops. He reels in the last one, and he’s finally done. Right? Sophomore wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown hauls in a pass against UCLA in 2018. (Tal Volk | Daily Trojan) In reality, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. St. Brown’s been this way his whole life. The youngest of three children, he’s continuing a family tradition of wide receiving excellence. John Brown is a tough father who wants nothing but the best for his three similarly-aged kids who all play the same sport at a high level. There are comparisons to be drawn between the St. Browns and the infamous Ball family, but the youngest receiver doesn’t see it that way.  Naturally, Brown had each of his three sons hitting the gym around the time most kids were getting acclimated to second grade.  “I never feel pressure for anything,” he said. “The only pressure you have is the pressure you put on yourself.”  “He’s competitive in everything he does,” Daniels said, recalling a time when St. Brown nearly broke a controller after his long-time quarterback beat him in FIFA. “No matter if it’s fashion, Madden, [NBA] 2K — everything.” He’s doing everything he can to bring USC back to the top of the college football stratosphere. St. Brown came to USC with the intention of winning games and picking up a few Heismans along the way, so don’t expect him to take any prisoners this year. After all, this is Amon-Ra St. Brown — whose father added “St.” to his kids’ last names and named his youngest after one of the most important Egyptian gods. He is destined for greatness. “Being the youngest, I always had to push a little extra harder to beat them in whatever it was,” St. Brown said of his two older brothers. “Whether it was pickup basketball, playing football outside, catch around, they were always a step faster than me because they were older.” St. Brown’s father has been training his children in the weight room and guiding their diet for years, and Daniels has seen the effects of Brown’s influence first hand.  Did someone say practice is over? Don’t tell Amon-Ra St. Brown. He might hear you, but he sure won’t care.  Competition is inherent with St. Brown; he lives off it, feeds off it, moves because of it. Competing against his brothers played a big role in developing that mindset, but one doesn’t have to look outside his family to find another driving source of his competitive nature.  “You’re looking at him right now.” The trilingual sophomore, just as fluent in German and French as he is in dominating on Saturdays, is carving his own path and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Equanimeous and Osiris motivate him to be better, but Amon-Ra’s plans are far greater than surpassing those two. center_img “I think I was seven years old when I started lifting,” St. Brown said. “Lifting was innate in us because he pushed that in us really early on. So I think we really got the edge on other kids growing up, being stronger than them, because obviously our dad was a weightlifter. He pushed us in the weight room, so just being stronger than the kid in front of us really helped us growing up.”  Is that around the time St. Brown began to dominate on the gridiron? After all, bench pressing 135 pounds at age 8 would figure to separate him from kids who likely first saw the inside of a gym around 12.  When he’s done, St. Brown heads for the exit, his lack of sweat giving off the impression that he hasn’t worked out in three days. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Amon-Ra, Osiris and Equanimeous are the sons of one of the most successful bodybuilders of the 1980s: three-time Mr. World and two-time Mr. Universe John Brown.  “He wasn’t even tired after the first [fall] practice,” Daniels said. “He ran four and a half miles. That’s like, sprinting. Two and a half hours, he ran four and a half miles, and it was like nothing for him.” “When we’re all on the football field or in the weight room, when he’s training us, he’s our coach, he’s really tough,” St. Brown said. “But then outside of that he’s a really loving father, and he’s going to be just a normal father, have fun with us, joke around … [people] kind of see us in that same way, but I think we’re two kind of different families.” Most children placed in Amon-Ra’s position would feel the weight of inevitably enormous expectations. Not this one, though — that sort of thing just doesn’t affect St. Brown.  If you ever run into St. Brown around campus, ask him who holds the throne between him and his brothers. He’ll give you the same answer that any youngest child would give but few would actually believe:  St. Brown’s physical fitness has helped him become one of the Pac-12’s best receivers after just one year at the collegiate level. A five-star product out of Anaheim, St. Brown led the Trojans with 60 receptions in 2018, piling up 750 yards and three touchdowns on the season. It’s not pressure but competition that makes St. Brown go. Sophomore quarterback JT Daniels has known and played with St. Brown since they were both in seventh grade, and while Trojan fans are just getting familiar with the high achieving wideout, it’s nothing new for USC’s signal-caller.  “Probably since birth,” Daniels said. “He’s always been Amon.” His quarterback isn’t so sure. He thinks St. Brown’s been on a different level for quite a bit longer.  The eldest of the three St. Brown children, Equanimeous, is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. The middle child, Osiris, is a senior wideout at Stanford.  Wrong. St. Brown seeks the assistance of a real quarterback, and, with his back turned to the passer, only catches sight of the football at the last second before two fully outstretched arms reel it in. Ten, 15 of those. Twenty minutes have passed since the second-to-last Trojan took part in any real drills, and St. Brown is on his back as if knocked to the ground by three cornerbacks, swallowing up any ball in his vicinity, whether or not multiple hands are required.  St. Brown doesn’t just believe it. He knows it. And he’s ready to prove it.last_img read more