USC — and the Jazz — will be at Rice-Eccles Stadium for Utes game

The Utah Jazz will get a welcomed break from the rigors of two-a-day training tonight.

The Jazz, who’ve had five practices in the past 2-1/2 days of camp, will attend the USC-Utah game at Rice-Eccles Stadium as a team.

The fun team-unity-building experience could have one downside. According to the FanSided Network blog ReignofTroy, the Trojans have a 1-0 record this season while playing an ESPN-televised Pac-12 road game with NBA players on the sideline.

Of course, that stat could be nullified if the Jazz sit up in the stands or in one of the stadium’s suites.

For those not keeping track at home, the Jazz have four players with Pac-12 ties on their squad and staff: new player development assistant Johnnie Bryant (Utah), guard Earl Watson and assistant coach Michael Sanders (UCLA), and Alec Burks (dreaded rival Colorado).

BYU and Utah State fans probably shouldn’t expect the Jazz to attend Friday night’s rivalry game at LaVell Edwards Stadium. After having just one practice today, the team returns to its two-a-day ways on Friday.

The Jazz get their first action in front of a crowd Saturday in their annual open scrimmage, a free event that begins at 4 p.m. at EnergySolutions Arena.

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Jody Genessy

Jody Genessy is the Utah Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News. To answer some of your questions: 1) Yes, he travels everywhere the Jazz do. 2) No, he doesn't fly on the team charter. 3) No, he can't sneak you into the game, let you take notes for him or get you tickets (sorry, Mom). 4) Yes, he realizes that other people out there have to work for a living so he's a lucky dude. 5) Yes, he usually answers questions in the third person.

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