Three Trojans praised in early poll

first_imgThe dawn of the 2015 college football season is fast approaching. And with it, multitudes of media outlets have begun to release various polls predicting different outcomes for the season. But despite the variety, USC seems to be a trending pick this preseason. ESPN’s preseason All-American team selections were recently released, and the Trojans are well-represented.Senior center Max Tuerk seems to be the most undisputed choice for best center in the nation. He is a captain this season and one of the most versatile offensive linemen in college football, able to play both tackle and guard. This year, he’ll lead an experienced offense alongside fellow senior and veteran quarterback Cody Kessler.Junior linebacker Su’a Cravens also represents USC on the preseason team. Cravens is easily one of the most dynamic and versatile players on the field. As a sophomore, Cravens had a team-high 17 tackles for losses — the most of any defensive back in the nation — with five recorded as sacks. Cravens also had a team-high of three picks in 2014. His speed also allows him to return those interceptions for touchdowns.Adoree’ Jackson represents the Trojans as ESPN’s choice on special teams. USC lists him as a cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner because it appears there isn’t anything he can’t do. Jackson punctuated his remarkable 2014 season with a front flip into the end zone for a touchdown in the Holiday Bowl. He is not only an All-American contender but has a legitimate chance at being the first defensive back to win the Heisman in years.Tuerk, Cravens and Jackson were also named to ESPN’s preseason All-Pac-12 team, as was Kessler.Kessler opted to return for his senior season at USC and finds himself in a conference that seems to be wide open. His biggest Pac-12 threats in 2014 were Oregon and UCLA, both of which lost their quarterbacks to the NFL. Possibly Kessler’s biggest competition at quarterback is Cal’s Jared Goff. But, Kessler’s experience as a redshirt senior gives him an edge over Goff, who is just a junior.Missing from both lists is sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. He managed to have a breakout freshman campaign while still being only the No. 2 receiver behind Nelson Agholor. Smith-Schuster still has a long way to go to make the All-American team, but I think he at least deserves honorable mention on the All-Pac-12 team.As Matt Barkley and the Trojans learned in 2012, preseason hype means nothing if you can’t come through during the season. Though it is nice to see USC garnering recognition as a top competitor this year, the Trojans still have a lot to prove on the field.Unfortunately, the Trojans are beginning the season in the wake of scandal yet again as tight end Bryce Dixon was dismissed from the team last week, and more recently, Coach Sarkisian’s “inappropriate behavior” at Salute to Troy landed him in hot water. It is important that neither the hype nor the controversy have any place in the locker room.Under the arm and wing of a veteran quarterback, the Trojans have all the necessary talent and skill to compete for a national title. The only thing left to do is put the pieces together.Regan Estes is a junior majoring in public relations and Spanish. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column “Wild Wild Westes,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

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Sun Bingo ups daytime profile with Jeremy Kyle Show sponsorship

first_imgShare Submit News UK recruits Simon Collins to lead its revamped betting & gaming division November 5, 2019 News UK’s online bingo property Sun Bingo has confirmed that it has become the lead sponsor of ITV’s daytime programme ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’, starting this Monday 16th July.Broadcast since 2005, The Jeremy Kyle Show is considered a long-standing flagship asset for ITV’s daytime TV programming.The sponsorship sees Sun Bingo secure TV idents for the morning program alongside video-on-demand VOD promotional content.Furthermore, the sponsorship will be additionally supported with exclusive social media inventory, which represents a first for any commercial partner involved with The Jeremy Kyle Show.Updating the market, Hannah Swales, Head of Sun Bingo, stated that the Jeremy Kyle Show sponsorship would become Sun Bingo’s latest high profile/coverage lead partnership.“The Jeremy Kyle Show is one of the UK’s prime daytime TV shows with over 3000 episodes to date. We are excited to be partnering up with ITV and we’ll be looking to build on our latest campaign of ‘Are you Gonna Bingo’ to deliver a fun and engaging message to a brand new audience.”Supporting the TV sponsorship, Sun Bingo has appointed Pulse London’s sister agency The&Partnership as marketing lead, assisting the sponsorship’s creative content, direction and promotional messages.Backing the sponsorship, Yan Elliott, Joint Executive Creative Director at The&Partnership London, said:“It was a delight to have comedian Jayde Adams back in the studio from our ‘Are You Gonna Bingo?’ campaign to help us create some genuinely funny, relatable characters. The partnership with Jeremy Kyle is perfect for the brand, and we hope Jayde and her pals keep audiences as entertained as the show does!” Related Articles B2B and SNAITECH growth gives Playtech confidence in future prospects August 22, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Sky Sports weighs up opening instant Premier League highlights July 26, 2019last_img read more

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