November 22, 2010 |
This is the week the " Notre Dame Killer" comes to life. Anthony Davis, on a late fall Saturday 38 years ago, led USC to a rout over the Fighting Irish with six touchdowns. Two years later, after the Irish took a 24-0 lead late in the first half, he ran for four more touchdowns in what became known as "The Comeback. " Davis is 58 now, but his achievements are never far from his thoughts. "Obviously, I'm someone of interest . . . I'm a name," says Davis, who now works as a part-time security guard and lives in his mother's Sylmar apartment.
April 1, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS — Louisville Coach Rick Pitino , after Saturday's NCAA national semifinal defeat, had the courage to compare Kentucky freshman center Anthony Davis to Bill Russell . Sacrilege? "When you see this young man at the collegiate level, you realize why they're so good," Pitino said of Davis. "Not that their other players aren't, but he's so much of a factor. " Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in Kentucky's 69-61 win against Louisville.
August 4, 2012 |
LONDON - Sorry for the disturbance amid the parade of U.S. basketball royalty, but where's Anthony Davis? LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and the endless stream of umpteen-time All-Stars were at post-game interview sessions with reporters, but Davis couldn't be tracked down. Turned out he had already wandered into the locker room, figuring nobody wanted to talk to him. Why would they? He's a footnote, an asterisk after all the bold type and exclamation points in the oft-breathless coverage by international media of the U.S. team.
October 27, 1996
Freshman R. Jay Soward's 78-yard kickoff return to open the second half was his second in two games. It was the first time USC has had two kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season since Anthony Davis did it three times in 1974. * Junior tailback Delon Washington registered perhaps his best game since his 109-yard debut against Washington in 1994.
June 27, 2012 |
The consensus among NBA executives is that two things are a certainty about the 2012 NBA draft, which will take place Thursday. One is that Kentucky big man Anthony Davis is the clear No. 1 choice and the New Orleans Hornets will make him their selection with the first pick. The other point of agreement is that this is a deep, talented draft. But there are other story lines too. Many league executives wonder what Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will do with the second pick.
November 22, 1990 |
Anthony Davis says that a day rarely goes by when someone doesn't approach him to talk about the games. Davis, the former USC tailback, is irrevocably linked with Notre Dame and his astounding accomplishments in 1972 and 1974. "Sometimes people mix up the games," Davis said. "They say that they remember when I scored six touchdowns against Notre Dame in '74 and four touchdowns in '72." Davis sets them straight, reversing the order.