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SPORTS
November 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Quarterback Cristian Solano of San Fernando has been offered a scholarship by Nevada, Coach Robert Garcia said Tuesday. It's the first scholarship offer for Solano, who's having one of the best senior seasons in the state. Solano has passed for 3,556 yards and 42 touchdowns and rushed for 1,226 yards and 19 touchdowns. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Jason Song
At first glance, the Facebook photo doesn't look like a USC alumni gathering: No cardinal and gold in sight, not a single Tommy Trojan to be found. But, on closer inspection, it's apparent that half of the smiling men are flashing the Trojan "victory" sign. "At USC, you quickly develop a sense of pride being a top university," said Bahjat Zayed, the past president of the 120-member USC Alumni Club of Arabia, one of the university's fastest growing graduate groups. The club is one sign of the rapid rise of Saudi Arabians studying in the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By Julie Makinen
Nine film students at AFI are getting a chance to learn more about China, develop scripts around Chinese stories and have a full year of tuition paid under a new scholarship program unveiled Wednesday at AFI Fest in Hollywood. Funded by Hugo Shong, chairman of IDG Greater China, the AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship aims to help develop feature-length screenplays that foster greater understanding of Chinese history, literature and culture. The first three recipients of the scholarship visited China for more than a month this summer to research their screenplays.
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | By David Wharton
It was no surprise when the baseball world began watching Hagen Danner more closely. After helping his Huntington Beach team to the 2011 Little League World Series title, Danner continued to excel in youth tournaments, showing a strong arm and smooth swing. Still, he was taken aback when UCLA Coach John Savage offered him an athletic scholarship over the summer. "I had no idea what was going on," he said. "Coach Savage had to explain it. " The reason for Danner's confusion?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By James Rainey
Mall developer and political mover Rick Caruso pledged $5 million Wednesday to expand an "ecosystem" of social and educational programs in Watts, with the goal of helping 200 young people break out of poverty and violence in South Los Angeles. The donation from the Caruso Family Foundation will support the programs for a decade. It will pay for about a seven-fold increase in students benefiting from tutors, weekend mentors and college scholarships via Operation Progress, an umbrella service organization founded in 1999 by Los Angeles police officers.
SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The money would have been nice. Nate Guertler won't lie. After four years of paying for the privilege of playing football at USC, an actual scholarship would have made things easier. Teammates wouldn't have to sneak him food from the athletic dining hall. He wouldn't have to stay up late after practice figuring out how to pay overdue rent. He wouldn't have to summon all the courage in his aching body to call family and friends to borrow $5,000 in overdue tuition, as he did recently.
SPORTS
November 3, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
College football recruiters have suddenly concluded that Chris Brown, a senior offensive lineman at Los Angeles Loyola, is a big-time prospect. UCLA, USC, Texas A&M, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Mississippi, Oregon, Washington, Boise State, Washington State - they've all made scholarship offers since the season began. At the same time, the Internet recruiting experts who didn't have any stars marked on Brown's name in September have been left scrambling to catch up. Brown, 6 feet 6 and 290 pounds, is still trying to figure out how he became so popular.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden frustrated some USC fans by not publicly challenging the NCAA after the school's appeal of sanctions related to Reggie Bush was denied. But now he has gone on the offensive. Haden announced Thursday that he and David Roberts , USC's vice president for athletic compliance, met with NCAA officials this week and discussed the possible reduction of scholarship losses that were imposed on the Trojans in 2010. Haden revealed the meeting with NCAA President Mark Emmert and members of his management team in a statement that was posted on USC's Athletic Department website.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
The NCAA announced Tuesday it would begin to restore some of the scholarships it took from Penn State's football program in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal, news that brought measured reaction from USC, which is in the midst of sanctions imposed in 2010 that included the loss of 30 scholarships. Athletic Director Pat Haden said in a statement that USC was hopeful that the NCAA's recently enacted enforcement and penalty reforms would "result in a consistent and fair enforcement and penalty process for all its institutions.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The NCAA announced Tuesday it will begin to restore some of the scholarships it took from Penn State football in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The NCAA cited the school's "continued progress toward ensuring athletics integrity" in relaxing the scholarship losses that threatened to cripple the famed football program. The action was based on the recommendation of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell and endorsed by the NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors.
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