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USC track star Nellum taking it all in after big year

Former USC track star Bryshon Nellum is in a celebratory type of mood. And for good reason. The past 12 months for him have been something straight out of a movie script. Just four years after being shot in both legs and told he would never be able to run again, Nellum made the U.S. Olympic team. He came back home as a silver medalist in the 4x400m relay. At the closing ceremonies...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins named Gatorade male high school athlete of the year

Kansas University freshman basketball player Andrew Wiggins was named 2013 Gatorade High School Male Athlete of the Year on Tuesday night at an awards ceremony at the West Hollywood (Calif.) Hotel. Wiggins, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Thornhill, Ontario, averaged 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds his senior year at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep High. The other male nominees were Trayvon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Locals represented at Gatorade National Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Canada was well represented at the 2013 Gatorade National Athlete of the Year Awards in Hollywood on Tuesday. Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins, considered the No. 1 high school basketball player in the class of 2013, was named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year. Wiggins is Canadian, but played his high school ball at Huntington (West Virginia) St. Joseph's...
Via Fox Sports West
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Locals represented at Gatorade National Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Canada was well represented at the 2013 Gatorade National Athlete of the Year Awards in Hollywood on Tuesday. Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins, considered the No. 1 high school basketball player in the class of 2013, was named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year. Wiggins is Canadian, but played his high school ball at Huntington (West Virginia) St. Joseph's...
Via Fox Sports West
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Locals represented at Gatorade National Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Canada was well represented at the 2013 Gatorade National Athlete of the Year Awards in Hollywood on Tuesday. Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins, considered the No. 1 high school basketball player in the class of 2013, was named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year. Wiggins is Canadian, but played his high school ball at Huntington (West Virginia) St. Joseph's...
Via Fox Sports West
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryshon Nellum on Bryshon Nellum: Part 2

The offseason, leading up to the 2013 season, was the first time since Bryshon Nellum was shot in 2009 that he didn't spend it rehabbing from surgery. After flirting with the idea of turning pro, Nellum decided to return to USC for a sixth year with one goal in mind to become a national champion. Part 2 of Nellum recapping his miraculous journey in his own words as told...
Via Fox Sports West
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryshon Nellum on Bryshon Nellum: Part 2

The offseason, leading up to the 2013 season, was the first time since Bryshon Nellum was shot in 2009 that he didn't spend it rehabbing from surgery. After flirting with the idea of turning pro, Nellum decided to return to USC for a sixth year with one goal in mind to become a national champion. Part two of Nellum recapping his miraculous journey in his own words as told...
Via Fox Sports West
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryshon Nellum on Bryshon Nellum: Part I

LOS ANGELES -- USC track star Bryshon Nellum is many things. For starters, hes a running miracle. After being shot in both legs, he was told that his track career was over. One could call him a fighter. Unique, original, determined, and authentic are a few of the adjectives he would use to describe himself. After his success last weekend in Eugene, Ore., he can now add national...
Via Fox Sports West
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryshon Nellum finishes third in 200-meter final

USC's Bryshon Nellum finished third and Aaron Brown fifth in the 200-meter final at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. Ameer Webb of Texas A&M won the race in 20.10 seconds with Mississippi's Isiah Young second in 20.17. Nellum, who won the 400-meter final Saturday, finished the 200 in 20.27 seconds. Brown, who was fifth in the 100-meter final on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports West
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nellum's storybook season continues at NCAAs

Bryshon Nellum was in need of some rest, so he took it after returning from the NCAA prelims in Austin, Texas. It was well deserved. On the heels of the greatest weekend of his college career, the USC Trojans sixth-year senior accomplished what he set out to do qualify for the NCAA Championships. Nellum ran a 45.97 in the 400m. In the 200m, he ran a 20.89 which was good enough...
Via Fox Sports West
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Nellum's storybook season continues at NCAAs

Bryshon Nellum was in need of some rest, so he took it after returning from the NCAA prelims in Austin, Texas. It was well deserved. On the heels of the greatest weekend of his college career, the USC Trojans sixth-year senior accomplished what he set out to do qualify for the NCAA Championships. Nellum ran a 45.97 in the 400m. In the 200m, he ran a 20.89 which was good enough...
Via Fox Sports West
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Shooting victim Bryshon Nellum named U.S. flag bearer for Closing Ceremony

The London Olympics will come to a close on Sunday evening, and the US has officially announced that track and field athlete Bryshon Nellum will be the country’s flag bearer during the Closing Ceremony. Nellum will lead a squad of 529 athletes as they say farewell to London and many look forward to Brazil in 2016. Nellum is a first-time Olympian who ran the first leg of the men’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Nellum to carry U.S. flag in Olympics closing ceremony

LONDON -- Bryshon Nellum, who was shot in the legs four years ago and endured three operations to return to the track, was selected to carry the United States flag in Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Olympics. Nellum, 23, was chosen by a vote of U.S. athletes, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee. "I'm humbled by this incredible privilege," said Nellum...
Via Fox Sports West
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Nellum to carry US flag at closing

Olympic silver medalist Bryshon Nellum will carry the U.S. flag at Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Olympics. Nellum was told by doctors that he might never be an elite athlete again after he was shot in the legs while leaving a restaurant near the campus of Southern California in 2008. Four years later, he's an Olympic medalist. Nellum was part of the men's...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Nellum to carry US flag at Olympic closing

Olympic silver medalist Bryshon Nellum will carry the U.S. flag at Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Olympics. Nellum was told by doctors that he might never be an elite athlete again after he was shot in the legs while leaving a restaurant near the campus of Southern California in 2008. Four years later, he's an Olympic medalist. Nellum was part of the men's...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Pistorius proves he belongs

It looked awkward at first, I'm not going to lie. That might be my ignorance. But Oscar Pistorius got out of the blocks a little slowly, the result of not having feet to push off or calves to drive with. He moved back and forth, left and right, kind of wobbled a little as he found his balance and rhythm. Then, the chills set in. For me, that is. It was about the same time the...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Gunshot victim competing in London

George Kitchens was only 12 on the terrible day in November 1995 when he was shot along with his sister and a friend in his Georgia home. He remembers everything about it: The burning in his chest as the bullet hit an inch from his heart. The acrid smell of gunpowder. Hearing one of the attackers mutter, ''He's not dead. He's not dead. Shoot him again to see.'...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gunshot victim competing in London

George Kitchens was only 12 on the terrible day in November 1995 when he was shot along with his sister and a friend in his Georgia home. He remembers everything about it: The burning in his chest as the bullet hit an inch from his heart. The acrid smell of gunpowder. Hearing one of the attackers mutter, ''He's not dead. He's not dead. Shoot him again to see.'...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Long jumper, shot at age 12, now an Olympian

George Kitchens was only 12 on the terrible day in November 1995 when he was shot along with his sister and a friend in his Georgia home. He remembers everything about it: The burning in his chest as the bullet hit an inch from his heart. The acrid smell of gunpowder. Hearing one of the attackers mutter, ''He's not dead. He's not dead. Shoot him again to see.'...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

USC to be represented by 39 athletes in London

LOS ANGELES USC will be represented by 39 past, present and future athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. USC has sent more athletes to the Olympic Games, and they have won more medals and gold medals, than any other U.S. university. From 1904 to 2010, there have been 396 athletes who attended USC before, during or after their Olympic appearance. They have collected...
Via Fox Sports West
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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