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USC defensive back Brian Baucham remains hospitalized because of an unspecified breathing issue that occurred after the fifth-year senior played in Saturday's game against California, a person close to the situation said Monday.
Baucham, from Torrance, was in intensive care and on a ventilator Saturday and Sunday, but he was removed from the device Monday and his condition was improved, said the person, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Baucham, 22, played against Hawaii and Syracuse but not in the Trojans' loss at Stanford on Sept. 15.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Baucham made three tackles in the Trojans' 27-9 victory over Cal at the Coliseum. He was tended to on the sideline during the game and was reportedly taken to the hospital by ambulance.
A USC athletic department spokesman declined to comment about Baucham's status.
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