2005 USC Football Media Guide Now Posted Online

June 27, 2005

The 2005 USC football media guide, with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Matt Leinart and All-American tailback Reggie Bush displaying hardware from Troy's 2004 national championship season on the cover, is now posted online.

The guide can be accessed at http://usctrojans.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/2005-mediag....

This year's guide, which has a special metallic paper on the cover, will be printed in hard cover for the first time ever.

The guide will be available to the public in early August. It can be purchased through the mail for $20 (shipping included) by sending a check or money order payable to 'USC' to the USC Sports Information Office, Heritage Hall 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0601. Phone and credit card sales are not available.

Or it can be purchased in person at the Sports Information Office in USC's Heritage Hall for $15.

New NCAA legislation enacted this past spring limits the number of pages allowed in media guides to 208 pages. Therefore, USC's football guide--which was 408 pages last year--had to be reduced by 200 pages in 2005. This was accomplished by eliminating some long-standing material and many photos, as well as reducing type size and changing type font.

Still, the guide--the same one used by the media who cover USC--is a must for fans who want to follow the two-time defending national champion Trojans as they attempt an unprecedented three-peat.

The guide includes information present and past about the USC football program, such as biographies of players and coaches on the 2005 squad, as well as an outlook of the team and a roster. It also has a complete historical section that includes scores of every game USC has played since 1888, a list of all-time letterwinners, bios of every All-American, USC records and statistics, and a listing of every Trojan who has played in the NFL.

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