VBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College Students

first_imgVBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College StudentsVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that the Vermont Department of Labor has renewed a grant that funds a program to connect students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with member companies. VBSRs Internship Program helps member businesses define intern positions and then finds qualified students who are interested in learning more about similar career positions. A recent survey of U.S. employers showed that 62% of college hires last year had held internships and that 31% of new college hires had come directly through an internship program.”We are thrilled to provide this bridge between talented college students who want to stay in Vermont and growing Vermont businesses who need talented young employees,” says Executive Director, Will Patten. “Thousands of students graduate from our colleges each year and go home because they dont know about all the career opportunities with our innovative new business community. This is a big win-win!”The initial grant from the Department of Labor, awarded in January of 2008, enabled VBSR to match 30 students with VBSR member businesses and organizations anticipating growth in the near future. This grant renewal will enable VBSR to focus on making 30 more matches in the year 2009 through relationships with Vermont institutes of higher learning.Businesses interested in creating opportunities for students, in exchange for finding valuable potential employee prospects, should get in touch with Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell by e-mailing TaraP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail), or calling 802-862-8347.VBSR is a statewide business membership organization made up of 600 Vermont companies representing over 30,000 employees and $4.5 billion in annual sales. VBSR member companies are committed to VBSRs mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of our citizens.For more information contact Will Patten at VBSR at 802-862-8347 or WillP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail)###last_img read more

Crum Trucking holds groundbreaking ceremony

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Crum Trucking announced earlier in the year that they would be expanding operations in Batesville, and held their groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.Once the expansion is complete, Crum will add up to 72 new high-wage jobs by 2019.Crum is investing $4.15 Million to more than double its current 12,635 square-foot facility.The 21,500 square-foot addition will house the company’s dispatch service and maintenance departments.last_img

Riches to rags: Stars who blew their footballing fortune

first_img Merson went broke after cashing in on his £800,000 pension to allow him to go on a betting frenzy. John Arne Riise: John Arne Riise was listed as bankrupt despite earning £50,000-a-week at LiverpoolCredit: Getty – ContributorTwo years after winning the Champions League with Liverpool, the defender was listed as bankrupt. Norwegian left-back Riise was just 26 at the time and was believed to be earning £50,000-a-week at Anfield. But an unpaid debt of around £100,000 was reportedly linked to an alleged £3m fraud investigation in Norway and Riise was declared bankrupt. Eric Djemba-Djemba: Former Man United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba blew his fortune and now plays in the SwissHaving played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs at Man United, Djemba-Djemba was declared bankrupt four years after moving to Aston Villa. The Cameroonian midfielder spent time at St Mirren and in the Indian Super League to recover funds. And as SunSport found out in November, Djemba-Djemba is now playing in front of 88 fans in the Swiss fifth tier. Brad Friedel: A football academy in the US saw Brad Friedel face repossession of his house as £5m of debts mounted upAmbitious plans to build a football academy in the United States blew up in American’s face. Former Tottenham and Aston Villa goalkeeper Friedel reportedly owed £5million and repossession proceedings began on his £260,000 house. This was despite the current head coach of MLS team New England Revolution then earning £50,000-a-week at Villa Park. read also:Italian Players’ Association on ‘unacceptable’ rulingPaul Gascoigne: Troubled England icon Paul Gascoigne came close to bankruptcy.Gazza managed to avoid bankruptcy in 2016 despite facing a £42,000 bill of unpaid taxes to HMRC. But the England hero went through a troubled patch which saw him reportedly in debts of up to £200,000. Gascoigne has struggled with depression and substance abuse. Celestine Babayaro: Former Chelsea man Celestine Babayaro was declared bankrupt in 2011.Babayaro was the popular left-back at Chelsea and Newcastle United. Marauding up and down the left wing at Stamford Bridge and St. James’ Park in the noughties, the Nigerian picked up a healthy pay packet. But by January 2011 the defender was declared bankrupt on the public record of the London Gazette. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie Here, SunSport of UK takes a look back at the high-profile stars who blew their millions on booze, bets and.. football academies. Loading… Asamoah Gyan: Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is understood to be brokeThe former Sunderland striker used to drive around in a Rolls-Royce but was recently claimed to have just £600 in his bank account whilst being unable to provide for his family. Gyan who was reportedly earning £227,000-a-week at Shanghai SIPG, bizarrely seems to have lost all his money amid a fallout with his family. Ronaldinho: Brazil star, Ronaldinho was said to have just £5 to his name Brazil’s legendary skillster was reported to have just £5 in his bank account last month while still owing debts of up to £1.75million. Ronaldinho was heavily fined for illegal construction in a protected area in Brazil. Despite remortgaging his property, the former Barcelona star was still unable to cover the debts which saw a judge order for Ronaldinho’s passport to be seized. David James: Former England keeper David James blew a £20m fortuneDespite earning an estimated £20million from his career, the former England No1 declared himself bankrupt in 2014. As well as a lucrative career at Prem clubs like Liverpool and Man City, James had modelled for Armani and owned multiple properties. But a costly divorce in 2005 saw debts start racking up and courts instructed James to sell off his sports memorabilia, DJ equipment and a Vauxhall Astra van. Diego Maradona: Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, was said to have had £42million worth of unpaid taxes in ItalyCredit: ReutersHe was named FIFA’s Player of the Century and then went bust. Argentina icon Maradona twice broke the world record for transfers but in 2009 had to file for bankruptcy. The Italian Tax Authority demanded he pay back £42million worth of unpaid taxes from his time playing for Napoli in the 1980s. Paul Merson: Paul Merson’s addiction to gambling saw him blow a £7m fortune Gambling, booze and drugs saw the Arsenal legend blow a staggering £7million fortune. The former midfielder has recovered and works as a regular pundit for Sky Sports, but he once considered breaking his fingers to prevent him from phoning the bookies.last_img read more

Stock Car qualifying checkers fly for Mills, Schmidt

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Checkers flew in Thursday’s first Stock Car qualifying features for Chris Mills and Jay Schmidt.Mills led every lap of the first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey‘s qualifier rescheduled from Wednesday and Schmidt used the same formula in the second show.Top four finishers from both qualifiers advance to Saturday’s main event at Boone Speedway.Mills held off David Brandies following three late restarts. Shaun Bruns and defending champion Dustin Larson rounded out the top four in the opener.Schmidt saw a big lead erased near midway, then pulled away from 16th starting Derek Green, two-time champion Randy Brands and 18th starting Abe Huls.Schmidt makes the 13th main event start of his Super Nationals career on Saturday while Brands is in for the sixth time.Larson is a five-time qualifier, Huls is in for the fourth time, Bruns and Green each for the third. Mills ran third in his Saturday night debut last September. Brandies qualified for the first time.1st qualifying feature – 1. Chris Mills, Sioux City; 2. David Brandies, Wilton; 3. Shaun Bruns, Dan­ube, Minn.; 4. Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn.; 5. Trent Murphy, Jefferson; 6. David Smith, Lake City; 7. Kellie Schmit, Britt; 8. Shane Paris, Muscatine; 9. Terry Pruitt, Dexter; 10. Jeff Mueller, New London; 11. Bo Lundquist, Sioux City; 12. Corey Piffer, Indianola; 13. Dylan Heil­mann, Green Bay, Wis.; 14. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 15. Chris Pruitt, Stuart; 16. David Wickman, Emmetsburg; 17. Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; 18. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; 19. J.J. Baumli, Lathrop, Mo.; 20. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 21. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan; 22. Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas; 23. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; 24. Blake Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; 25. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas; 26. Joe Brenner, Waukesha, Wis.; 27. Aaron Stolp, Milwau­kee, Wis.; 28. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 29. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; 30. Brandon Conkwright, Wamego, Kan.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Jay Schmidt, Tama; 2. Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; 3. Randy Brands, Boyden; 4. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill.; 5. Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls, Wis.; 6. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 7. Jason VanSickel, Webster City; 8. Jason Schoenberger, Trenton, Mo.; 9. Chad Palmer, Renwick; 10. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas; 11. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; 12. Lance Deal, Fort Dodge; 13. Ryan Harris, Hubbard, Neb.; 14. K.C. Fielding, Burleson, Texas; 15. Jim Powell, Lecompton, Kan.; 16. Aaron Cain, Sioux City; 17. Greg Taylor, Sioux City; 18. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids; 19. Zach Ankrum, Sioux City; 20. Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; 21. Hesston Shaw, Hennessey, Okla.; 22. Mathias Lux, Hartley; 23. Chad Sterling, Stockton, Kan.; 24. Lynn Panos, Calmar; 25. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; 26. Jason Minnehan, Churdan; 27. Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; 28. Jerry Leary, Little Suamico, Wis.; 29. Caleb Cren­shaw, Fort Worth, Texas; 30. Kevin Rose, Waterloo. Jay Schmidt raced his way into his career 13th main event by winning his IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s Stock Car qualifier on Thursday. (Photo by Matt Stubbe)last_img read more

Boxer Carl Frampton revelling in Northern Ireland’s qualification

first_img “Those lads are all heroes,” he told Press Association Sport. “I went in before the game and shook a few hands, I know a few of them personally and I’m good friends with Stuart. “The boys seemed in good spirits. Michael has got the team playing better football than any Northern Ireland team I’ve ever seen.” Frampton was not born when Billy Bingham took the country to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and although the outcome was a good one, he confessed to a nervy night beforehand. “Northern Ireland were last at a tournament in 1986 and I was born in 87, it’s the first tournament of my lifetime and a first ever European Championship. It’s going to be huge,” he said. “It’s so exciting it took me a while to get to sleep the night before the match, I was worrying about the game and how much it means. “I’m usually pretty cool when I’m fighting, I don’t have trouble sleeping because I’m the one in control, but I was nervous for the game. “I can’t really book anything until I have the dates of my next fights but if I can make it to France I’ll be there.” Frampton, the IBF super bantamweight champion, is friends with Leeds winger Stuart Dallas and was at Windsor Park to watch Michael O’Neill’s side seal a famous 3-1 win in Belfast. He spent the match sitting next to golfing hero Rory McIlroy, but arrived early to wish the players luck. Press Associationcenter_img Carl Frampton was on hand to wish Northern Ireland well as they continued punching above their weight to book a place at Euro 2016.last_img read more

West Brom sign Sandro on loan from QPR

first_imgWest Brom head coach Tony Pulis has strengthened his midfield options with the loan signing of Sandro from QPR. The former Tottenham midfielder, who has made 11 appearances for Rangers this term, will stay at the Hawthorns until the end of the season, with the Baggies holding the option to make the move permanent in the summer. “We’re delighted to bring such a quality player to the club,” Pulis told the club’s official website. Press Associationcenter_img “We’ve got a few injuries and knocks at the moment so we’re pleased to be able to strengthen the squad. “Sandro has a great pedigree and will be a good addition to our squad.” Brazilian Sandro arrived in England when signing for Tottenham in 2010, and made 81 appearances in four years at White Hart Lane, before switching to QPR. The 26-year-old could not prevent Rangers from losing their Premier League status last term, and is delighted to return to the top flight with West Brom. “I spoke to the manager and was impressed,” Sandro told the club’s official website. “This is a big club and I feel happy to be here and very happy to be back in the Premier League. “I believe I have a lot to offer. It was my first day today and I’m looking forward to being part of this family. “As a player I play with my heart, I give all I can on the pitch – all the time I want to win the ball and play the ball. “I hope the fans will see the best of me during my time.” last_img read more

Badgers kick off spring practices

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoAfter enjoying a 66-day hiatus, the UW football team took the field for the first time since falling to Tennessee 21-17 in the 2008 Outback Bowl on New Year?s Day.Although practice was held indoors in the McClain Center and the players wore no pads, everyone seemed excited to get back into the swing of things.?[The first day] was great; it was a lot of fun,? said senior quarterback Allan Evridge. ?It?s fun getting back into it. It seems like we just finished up, but now when you start getting back on the field, you realize how long it?s been and how much you?ve missed it, so it?s been great getting back.?Last season, Evridge began the spring looking to compete with Tyler Donovan for the starting spot under center. With Donovan graduating this semester, Evridge enters spring ball as the clear favorite to succeed Donovan as Wisconsin?s starting signal caller.But despite his change in role, Evridge claims that his approach hasn?t changed from last spring.?I don?t think that really changes anything,? Evridge said. ?My mental approach is the same as it was last year. I take every opportunity to be [getting reps]. That?s just the name of the game, especially at the quarterback position.?With the regular season still months away, Evridge has one thing in mind: continue to improve.His goal for the spring is the ?same as always,? Evridge continued. ?Get reps and improve and take one thing at a time and take advantage of everything. Right now our team?s trying to take advantage of every play, every snap, every series and every game. So I?m just trying to keep that mentality and keep pushing forward.?Taking snaps alongside Evridge Saturday was freshman Curt Phillips, who graduated high school a semester early to join the Badgers. Phillips won the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee as a senior and enjoyed his first day dressed in cardinal and white.?I really enjoyed it,? said the Kingsport, Tenn., native. ?It?s definitely a big jump from high school, so I?ve been looking forward to getting in there and seeing what it was like.?Phillips admitted that he was nervous, not having much time to go over the playbook.?But coach Chryst helped me out and the other quarterbacks helped me out,? he added.Even after only one day of practice, Phillips noticed a significant change in the pace of the game from high school ball.?It?s definitely a lot faster,? Phillips said. ?I enjoy getting in here, getting used to the speed. That?s probably the biggest [difference], is the speed of the game.?That, and the weather.?It?s cold here,? Phillips joked. ?I?m from east Tennessee. It gets cold, but not like this. We probably get five to six inches of snow a year.?Despite the substantial change in climate, Phillips is excited to be a Badger.?Whenever I was looking (at schools), I wanted to find the best combination of academics and football, and here you can?t really beat the top-tier football program and top academics,? Phillips said. ?When I came and saw the atmosphere at Camp Randall, I thought it was pretty awesome.?Catching passes from both Evridge and Phillips Saturday was sophomore Kyle Jefferson. Last season, Jefferson had seniors Luke Swan and Paul Hubbard to look up to and learn from. This season, Jefferson enters the spring as the mentor and UW?s No. 1 wideout, a responsibility he is willing to take on.?I?ve just got to be a leader,? Jefferson said. ?I?ve got to do things right the first time. I?ve got to show my guys that I?m here every day working hard, so just follow behind me so we all can be great.?It?s fun to be a leader to your group. It?s a big honor, especially being so young. To be able to be a leader to a group that?s much older, that?s been here longer than me, I feel honored.?last_img read more

Rice’s 3-goal, 3-assist performance paces Syracuse’s offense in rout of Canisius

first_imgKevin Rice ensured Canisius never had a chance to climb back into the game.Rice finished with a career-high three goals and tied a season-high with three assists, propelling No. 9 Syracuse (6-2, 2-1 Big East) to a 17-5 win over outmatched Canisius (1-7, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic). The game was lopsided from the get-go, and Rice was the catalyst in Syracuse’s dominant performance. He found Derek Maltz twice and Derek DeJoe once, aiding the Orange to its 200th all-time win in the Carrier Dome.Syracuse blazed out to an early 3-1 lead and punished the Golden Griffins early and often. Two unassisted goals by Scott Loy and one by JoJo Marasco set the tone early on. There was no way Canisius could stage the upset.“Obviously we did a good job of that today,” Rice said.Rice got involved in the action with 2:42 left in the first quarter. He toyed with freshman defender Rich Stapleton, waiting for the perfect moment to make his move. Suddenly, Rice twisted his body toward the goal, swiveled outward and then burst back toward the net, finishing past a helpless Alex Govenettio in goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRice tacked on two more goals in the second frame, the latter giving Syracuse an 11-1 advantage with 1:40 to go in the half.  All three goals featured lightning-quick spin moves and were near the crease.“We wanted to be aggressive early, especially in one-on-one situations, and force some slides,” Rice said. “I think we started to do that and that opened up cutters.”Three goals marked a career-high for Rice, his previous best coming in two-goal outings against Providence and Villanova. Rice has scored seven goals in Syracuse’s last three games, emerging as one of the team’s most reliable scoring threats.Last season he only played in six games and netted just one goal. This year, though, the Skaneateles, N.Y., native is a premier playmaker for one of the most explosive offenses in the country. He now has 23 points on the season, placing him second on the Orange, just three behind Marasco.Maltz said Rice worked diligently in the offseason to get to where he is now. He saw Rice’s talent right away last season and knew he had a chance to dominate opponents.“He went to work over the summer basically, and I knew he was going to come back and make an impact right away,” Maltz said. “It was only a matter of time until he did that.”He didn’t just get involved in the scoring. He also served as a distributor Friday night, tallying three assists and making it look easy in the process.The sophomore attack Rice set up Maltz twice on the day, the first connection between the pair coming at the 11:43 mark in the second quarter.On the previous possession, Canisius’ Joe Rautenstrauch attacked Syracuse goalie Dominic Lamolinara one-on-one. Rautenstrauch thought he scored, but the goal was waved off because he stepped in the crease.Maltz’ goal came on a similar play. Rice dangled with the ball behind the net and found Maltz, who stood just outside the crease when he plopped a shot past the goalie. Canisius’ miscues continued to damage its chances, while Rice continued to carry the streaking Orange as SU maximized its opportunities.Rice and Maltz teamed up once more early in the second half, extending Syracuse’s lead to 14-1. Canisius wasn’t stopping Syracuse’s attack Friday night. Not the way Rice was passing the ball.“If Kevin can just keep beating his guy that’s just going to give Derek more rolls and it’s just going to keep our offense going,” SU midfielder Chris Daddio said.In a game where Syracuse’s offense came from a plethora of sources, Rice was the most consistent. He dodged smoothly, facilitated for his teammates and converted around the crease, carrying the Orange to the win.Said Maltz: “When we have a guy like that who can see the field very well and dish the ball out to cutters and whoever’s open, that really helps.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories CLOCKWORK ORANGE: Syracuse makes quick work of Canisius, 17-5 with 2nd-quarter offensive explosioncenter_img Published on March 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Syracuse players step up to fill void left by injured Marrow

first_img Published on March 6, 2014 at 12:24 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Correction: In a previous version of this article, Syracuse and Florida State’s records were misstated. Syracuse is (1-8, 1-3) ACC and FSU (8-4, 3-1) ACC. The Daily Orange regrets this error.When Syracuse began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the challenge became more difficult when senior Aleah Marrow sustained a season-ending injury.Marrow, who is a veteran leader in the locker room, had her final run with the Orange derailed during SU’s first campaign in a new, more competitive conference.And as Marrow recalled the disappointing news, she didn’t hesitate when asked how the team will replace her production.“They’ve seen me play before and seen how I’ve led the team. They know how to carry themselves on the court,” Marrow said. “It’s a matter of whether they want to mirror those actions. Obviously it’s a challenge, but I think they are ready.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo far, Syracuse has used a collective effort to fill Marrow’s void in the rotation. On Friday, SU imposed its will against Virginia Tech, 5-2, for the first win of the season. And now the Orange (1-8, 1-3 ACC) looks for its second home victory in three matches when it hosts Florida State (8-4, 3-1) on Friday at 2 p.m. at Drumlins Tennis Club.Interim head coach Shelley George has been impressed with the heart her squad has shown in recent weeks. She is excited about the development of the freshmen and the team’s growth as a whole in Marrow’s absence.“I think they’re doing awesome. They were good, solid players before they got here,” George said of the young team. “But having that team camaraderie and that team aspect out here on the court, that really makes a big difference.”The absence of Marrow has opened doors for Rhiann Newborn and Valeria Salazar to produce on a weekly basis. The two freshmen have quickly impressed their teammates due to recent success against tough competition.Newborn delivered in the singles tiebreaker against Virginia Tech that sealed the team’s first victory. She followed up the next day by recording the only point for Syracuse against third-ranked Virginia in her singles match.Meanwhile, Salazar has elevated her game alongside senior Maddie Kobelt and is improving in singles matches against quality players from the ACC.Kobelt said that in Marrow’s absence, the focus has been to provide energy and become better competitors on the court. She believes that the team has fed off the freshmen’s efforts in recent weeks.“Rhiann and Valeria have provided great energy and fight during the competitions,” Kobelt said. “We were competitive with them because of the energy they have brought to the matches.”As the freshmen began providing spark for the Orange, the veterans have adopted a sense of urgency in Marrow’s absence.Amanda Rodgers was vital in last week’s win over the Hokies, earning her first victory of the season. Junior Komal Safdar has elevated her role with the team by earning her first doubles victory with Newborn, who played alongside Marrow early in the season.Safdar acknowledges the challenge in replacing Marrow’s energy and production on the court. But she doesn’t believe the team is fazed by Marrow’s absence.Instead, she is confident the team will replace its senior leader moving forward.“Aleah’s unique, she’s definitely hard to replace,” Safdar said. “I know the freshmen are definitely stepping up. Me, Amanda and Breanna (Bachini) know that ‘Cuse energy and what dual matches are like. With her gone, all of us are really stepping up.” Commentslast_img read more

Trojans partake in final practice before Minnesota

first_imgThursday remained a light practice with players suiting up in just shoulder pads and gym shorts. There didn’t appear to be a dropoff in intensity, however, especially during special teams drills. The scout team wore UCLA-colored jerseys, which grabbed everyone’s attention.“Hopefully they’ll be motivated to get off the service team so they won’t have to wear the powder blue jerseys,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said.When asked further whether there was a deeper message: “Not really,” Kiffin said. “We were bored.”The offense ran a lot of goal line sets Thursday, showing a focus on what junior left tackle Matt Kalil termed as “finishing games,” something that was problematic for the Trojans last season.The defense, meanwhile, stayed true to its “that’s our ball” slogan and was constantly looking to strip the ball from offensive players. After practice ended, the team grouped together and held somewhat of an emotional rally to get focused for Saturday’s game. — Senior linebacker Chris Galippo practiced Thursday and appears ready to play this weekend despite missing a few practices this week. Freshman linebacker Lamar Dawson has been receiving repetitions at middle linebacker, as Galippo has been rehabbing an injured back. Kiffin said he expects to figure the highly regarded Dawson into the rotation even if Galippo is healthy enough to play.The offensive guard position seems to have been somewhat solidified, with sophomore John Martinez and junior Jeremy Galten getting a majority of the first team reps Thursday. The depth chart at the wide-receiver position seems clearer as well, with freshman Marquise Lee, redshirt freshman Kyle Prater and junior Brice Butler getting the majority of reps opposite sophomore Robert Woods.Injured redshirt freshman quarterback Jesse Scroggins was on the field as well, throwing passes with his left hand and getting involved with the offensive play calling.Scroggins tore ligaments in his throwing thumb earlier in camp and his status remains unknown. With Scroggins sidelined, freshman quarterback Cody Kessler will serve as the team’s primary backup to Barkley, should the junior signal caller be sidelined. — No. 25 USC practiced for the last time on Thursday at Howard Jones Field before its season opener at home against Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.With more than 30 new players looking to play their first game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, there remained an air of excitement and buzz around the field, particularly from freshman kicker Andre Heidari, the starter following the graduation of Joe Houston.“It’s a team effort, and everyone’s putting in work here,” Heidari said. “I know when I get in there I’m going to be all pumped up, it’s going be loud [but] I’m going to be focused. I don’t have jitters yet, but Friday — I don’t know if I’m going to be able to get some sleep.”The Trojans open the season with questions at several positions, namely at tailback. Sophomore Dillon Baxter, freshman Amir Carlisle, junior Curtis McNeal and freshman D.J. Morgan are still vying to start, following senior Marc Tyler’s suspension.Of the four starters, Baxter was the only one to log carries in 2010, finishing with 252 yards and one touchdown on 54 carries. Carlisle was still in high school, McNeal was academically ineligible and Morgan was recovering from ACL surgery and redshirted as a result.Joining the four in the backfield is former tight end and newly named team captain Rhett Ellison, who has showcased his versatility as a fullback. He and freshman Soma Vainuku are expected to see the majority of playing time at the position.last_img read more