March 5, 1993 |
With its slim postseason tournament hopes in the balance, USC needed two big plays from Mark Boyd in the final minute to defeat Washington, 56-55, Thursday night at the Sports Arena. After the Trojans blew a 10-point lead early in the second half, Boyd's defensive hustle and layup with 20 seconds to play gave USC a Pacific 10 Conference victory before 3,163. USC improved to 8-7 in the Pac-10 and 15-9 overall with three games to play.
March 16, 1994 |
Lost in the squabble between the Black Coaches Assn. and the NCAA over the plight of young African-American athletes has been the viewpoint of the black athlete . USC senior Mark Boyd is one such athlete. Boyd, a 6-foot-7 forward who was selected this week as the team's most valuable player, enrolled at USC on a basketball scholarship in 1990 and will graduate in May with a degree in economics after having been a four-year starter for the Trojans.
March 13, 1994 |
IN THE LIFE OF A BASKETBALL TEAM, THERE IS A TIME TO plant and a time to reap. And then there is a time to motivate. "Fellas, this is the team that laughed at us last year," George Raveling drawls, his Philadelphia parochial-school accent heading south into storefront-preacher territory. "It's our turn to laugh tonight. This is our house." Framed by a locker room full of inspirational slogans ("I'm One Mean Trojan--You'll Feel the Pain!"
April 4, 1994 |
Charlie Ward, the Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, had 13 points, seven assists and seven rebounds and was named most valuable player in leading the East to a 77-73 victory over the West at the 32nd annual NABC All-Star game at Charlotte. The West got 13 points and 12 rebounds from USC's Mark Boyd and 15 points from UCLA's Shon Tarver. . . .
May 15, 1990 |
Mark Boyd, a 6-foot-7 forward from Redan High in Stone Mountain, Ga., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at USC, the school announced today. Boyd averaged 15.1 points, 12.1 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots as a senior this past season in leading his team to a 19-8 record. A four-year starter at Redan, Boyd was honored as an All-DeKalb County and All-Atlanta Metro performer as a senior.