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November 28, 2009 | By Gary Klein
One team is surging, the other trying to regain its balance after embarrassing losses and weeks of public flogging. But for the first time in years the roles are reversed. When USC and UCLA play for the 79th time tonight at the Coliseum, Coach Pete Carroll and his recently staggering Trojans will try to hold off a Bruins team eager to show that the school's infamous "monopoly" marketing campaign was no joke. "This is a different chapter for UCLA football and a different chapter for USC football," Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
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March 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as ketchup and coffee. "Oh, I've never liked him," Marshall conceded when asked about his reaction to sharing a locker room with a Blue Devil upon joining the Lakers in December. "I didn't care for him at all. " The feeling was, predictably, mutual.
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November 10, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Maryland looms as a heavy favorite to repeat as NCAA champion, Stanford again is picked to reign in the Pacific 10 Conference, UCLA's Noelle Quinn could emerge as the national player of the year and USC ushers in a new era with a new arena and, unfortunately for the Trojans, a new list of injured players.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 College recruiters coming to Encino Crespi will be able to compare the best safeties around after seeing Marvell Tell. His scholarship offers are up to 15, including UCLA and USC, Coach Troy Thomas said. "The guy is one of the most serious as far as football goes that I've been around, but he's also serious about his academics," Thomas said. "It's real cool. " Thomas said Tell is closing in on 6 feet 3 and weighs 186 pounds. "He's getting bigger," he said. "When he matures, he'll be a huge individual.
SPORTS
May 1, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Renardo Sidney, the 6-foot-10 McDonald's basketball All-American from L.A. Fairfax High, has signed a letter of intent at Mississippi State, Bulldogs Coach Rick Stansbury announced Thursday. Sidney, considered the No. 2 power forward in the nation by Scout.com, averaged 24.8 points and 11.2 rebounds while helping Fairfax advance to the state tournament, where the Lions upset Santa Ana Mater Dei but were later defeated by state champion Westchester.
SPORTS
November 23, 2009
Thirty-seven players from UCLA and USC have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, enough for the Bruins and Trojans to warrant their own wing. Twenty-eight hail from USC, nine from UCLA. Here's an alphabetical list of the players, with selected key performances from the crosstown rivalry game: USC PLAYER POSITION LETTERED INDUCTED Marcus Allen Running back 1978-81 2000 Jon Arnett Halfback 1954-56 2001 John Baker Guard 1929-31 1983 Ricky Bell.
SPORTS
February 6, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Among those who called to congratulate Gabe Pruitt on Saturday after USC had knocked off then-No. 9 Oregon was something of a surprise well-wisher: UCLA guard Arron Afflalo. Then again, gracious gestures are nothing new when it comes to Trojans and Bruins who have been close for years. Former UCLA standout Jordan Farmar once gave USC swingman Nick Young a set of SAT study guides and brought him to Westwood to shoot baskets on a recruiting visit.
SPORTS
November 20, 2003 | Lonnie White
Rookie UCLA Coach Karl Dorrell, who has participated in this series as a player, makes his debut on the sideline. This is another in a five-day look at past UCLA and USC coaches in their rivalry debuts: UCLA TERRY DONAHUE, 1976 Nov. 20: USC 24, UCLA 14 With tailback Ricky Bell playing on an injured ankle but still rushing for 167 yards, the Trojans scored the first 24 points in an easy victory over Donahue's first Bruin team.
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April 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
UCLA and USC meet in track and field for the 60th time today at UCLA's Drake Stadium. But this year there is a new name, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational, and an added starter, Arizona, for men's and women's competitions that will be scored both as dual and triangular meets.
NEWS
August 20, 1987
Supervisor Deane Dana has reappointed Florence Siudmak of Rolling Hills Estates to the board of governors of the county Department of Arboreta and Botanic Gardens. Siudmak attended UCLA and USC and is a former member of the Empty Saddle Homeowners Group and the Palos Verdes chapter of American Field Service. This will be her third consecutive two-year term on the board.
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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
September 9, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, according to the magazine's list being released Tuesday. [Updated at 11:24 a.m. Sept. 10: Wake Forest also tied this year for 23rd. ] Last year, the two Los Angeles schools were tied at 24th with Virginia.
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June 2, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
In its never-ending quest for more money and more TV exposure, the Pac-12 Conference is taking dead aim at something that used to be considered unfathomable - playing college football on Friday nights. The commissioner, Larry Scott, gave ample warning. In 2009, he met with the top high school sports bosses from the West and told them of his plans. Roger Bake, then the second in command of the California Interscholastic Federation, the state's governing body of high school athletics, remembers that concerns were expressed.
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March 27, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Shaka Smart and Virginia Commonwealth have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the basketball coach at the school. Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin said the details were still being finalized, but the majority of changes involve "program enhancements for the student-athletes and coaches. " McLaughlin said it also extends a contract already scheduled to run through 2020. Smart's record is 111-37 in four years, the sixth-most wins in the country over that stretch. Since he guided VCU to the Final Four in 2011, Smart's name has been among the first mentioned whenever a high-profile job comes open.
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December 24, 2012 | By David Wharton and Baxter Holmes
The men and women of the NCAA enforcement staff prefer to work in secret. They almost never speak publicly about tips they receive or evidence they gather against cheaters in big-time college sports. Rarely will they acknowledge the existence of an investigation. Now several recent incidents - all in Southern California - have dragged them into the spotlight, raising questions about how they police athletes and coaches on campuses nationwide. In one of the cases, at UCLA, the lead investigator has been accused of prejudging UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad before all of the facts were gathered.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
The dispute between the newly formed Pac-12 Network and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is escalating. IATSE, which represents over 100,000 crew members who work on movies and TV shows, will set up picket lines outside college games at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday and Saturday and at USC's Galen Center on Thursday, according to sources close to the union. The union earlier this month declared a strike against the Pac-12 Network, contending the network was using non-union crews, who are generally paid lower wages and don't have benefits.
SPORTS
November 17, 2001 | Staff reports
Both the UCLA and USC women's basketball teams rallied in the second half of their season openers Friday, but only one came out a winner. Led by Michelle Greco's 24 points, including 17 in the second half, UCLA pulled out a 62-55 victory against Liberty in the first round of the Chevrolet Spartan Classic at East Lansing, Mich. USC, on the other hand, used a 22-0 second-half run to get back into its game, but it wasn't enough as St. Joseph's held on for an 81-72 victory at Philadelphia.
REAL ESTATE
April 13, 1986
"A Tribute to Dione Neutra," honoring her life with her husband, the late architect Richard Neutra, and her contributions to architecture and music, will be held Tuesday at the Biltmore. The tribute will be sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter, American Institute of Architects, and five area architectural schools: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Sci-Arc, UCLA and USC. A no-host wine-and-cheese reception will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25.
SPORTS
November 24, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The UCLA and USC basketball teams return to action Sunday at home, and heading into those games both head coaches feel the exact same way about their teams. "We've got a long way to go," USC's Kevin O'Neill said. Said UCLA's Ben Howland: "We've got a long way to go. " Howland's No. 11-ranked Bruins (4-1) play host to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1-2) at 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. USC (3-2) faces No. 25 San Diego State (2-1) at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center. For USC and UCLA, it will be their first games since playing in tournaments against stiff competition.
SPORTS
November 14, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Some can't-miss NFL prospects simply miss. Every so often, a "who's he?" becomes a who's who. Pro scouts aren't always on the mark, but they are paid to use their keen judgment to project which college football players will succeed at the next level, and those opinions carry weight. There will be plenty of NFL scouts in attendance Saturday when UCLA plays host to USC at the Rose Bowl. This week, at the request of The Times, three NFL scouts opened their notebooks and anonymously shared their thoughts on the professional futures of some of the top Bruins and Trojans.
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