September 6, 2012 |
USC's trip to face Syracuse in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday is bit of a homecoming for a trio of Trojans. Running back Silas Redd (Norwalk, Conn.), linebacker Anthony Sarao (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.), and safety Gerald Bowman (Philadelphia) all hail from the East Coast. Redd and Sarao said this week that they expect plenty of family and friends to attend the game at MetLife Stadium. Following Thursday's practice, after which the team prepared for its charter flight, USC Coach Lane Kiffin emphasized that this trip is business, not pleasure, even for players from the area.
September 5, 2012 |
It's a good thing USC pursued and landed Silas Redd. USC Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Wednesday that sophomore tailback D.J. Morgan would have knee surgery. Morgan had tweeted his status earlier in the day. Morgan, who started two games in 2011, rushed for seven yards in his only carry Saturday in the Trojans' 49-10 season-opening victory over Hawaii. Morgan had reconstructive surgery on his right knee after suffering an injury in high school. Kiffin did not specify if Morgan reinjured the same knee or how long he would be sidelined.
September 4, 2012
By Gary Klein After facing a quarterback in the opener who had never thrown a pass in a college game, USC begins preparations Tuesday for a game against the nation's leading passer. Syracuse senior Ryan Nassib completed 44 of 65 passes for 470 yards in the Orange's 42-41 loss to Northwestern. Nassib, a three-year starter, had rallied Syracuse from a 22-point third-quarter deficit, passing for four touchdowns to take a 41-35 lead. But Syracuse gave up a touchdown in the final minute.
July 2, 2012 |
Long Beach State will play North Carolina in basketball for the third consecutive season in 2012, the latest example that 49ers Coach Dan Monson doesn't duck anybody. More evidence: Long Beach will also play Syracuse, Ohio State, Arizona, UCLA and USC next season. The North Carolina game is especially notable, though, because the Tar Heels will be coming to the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus Nov. 16. North Carolina was ranked sixth in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll last season.
May 22, 2012 |
USC's Sept. 8 against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PDT and will be televised by ABC, USC announced Tuesday. The Trojans open the season against Hawaii on Sept. 1 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The kickoff time for that game and others are to be determined. USC, led by quarterback Matt Barkley, is regarded as a front-runner for the Pac-12 Conference championship. The Trojans, who finished 10-2 in 2011, are out from under a two-year bowl ban and are expected to be ranked among the top five in preseason polls.
April 27, 2012 |
Teenage phenom Bryce Harper is scheduled to make his major-league debut for the Washington Nationals on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Harper, a power-hitting, 19-year-old outfielder, has been called up from triple-A Syracuse to replace third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the active roster. Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a shoulder injury. As a 16-year-old prep star in Las Vegas, Harper appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated alongside the headline, “Baseball's Chosen One.” After his sophomore year of high school, Harper passed the GED and enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada.
April 26, 2012 |
No. 21 New England Patriots: DE Chandler Jones, Syracuse - - Jones believes his biggest career strides were made during the off-season before his final year when he participated in mixed-martial-arts workouts with his brother, Ultimate Fighting Championship star Jon “Bones” Jones. Comment: With Mark Anderson now in Buffalo, the Patriots badly needed to beef up their pass rush. Jones is very versatile. MORE Photos: 2012 NFL draft picks First round of draft is a rush to judgment NFL considers suspending Pro Bowl after 2013 NFL draft: Patriots take DE Chandler Jones of Syracuse at No. 21
April 13, 2012 |
A Maine man says he lied when he accused former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him. Zachary Tomaselli of Lewiston said Friday that he fabricated the allegations and took pride in his ability to convince people his claims were true. He told the Associated Press he's a "habitual liar and sociopath" who lacks feelings for others. Two other men made accusations against Fine but prosecutors say too much time had passed to consider charges related to their allegations.
March 23, 2012 |
EAST REGION No. 1 Syracuse (34-2) vs. No. 2 Ohio State (30-7), 3:45 p.m., Channel 2: Wisconsin hit 14 three-pointers but still lost to Syracuse on Thursday night. It's hard to see Ohio State being that hot from beyond the arc, but the Buckeyes also have a much better frontcourt than the Badgers. The key guy for Ohio State is going to be point guard Aaron Craft, not necessarily because of his shooting but with his ability to probe the Orange's defense. Syracuse has received big-time bench production in the tournament, and solid games from guard Dion Waiters and forward James Southerland would go a long way toward helping Syracuse win this.
March 11, 2012 |
So much for entering the NCAA tournament on a roll. Three teams that lost in their conferences tournaments earned top seedings when the 68-team bracket was announced Sunday on CBS. This year's top seedings are Kentucky (South), Syracuse (East), North Carolina (Midwest) and Michigan State (West). Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina ended their regular seasons with losses in the Southeastern, Big East and Atlantic Coast conferences. Michigan State, which beat Ohio State on Sunday in the Big Ten final, was the only No.1 to win its conference tournament.