June 17, 1999 |
Consider this time-honored taunt: The USC marching band strikes up "Tribute to Troy," arousing fans to keep tempo by flashing their fingers in a victory sign. In the opposing bleachers, UCLA students begin to mock them by waving luxury-car keys. Or dollar bills. Or credit cards. "They're trying to say we're all spoiled rich kids," said Summer Neilson, one of USC's blond, blue-eyed song leaders. "You know, USC, University of Spoiled Children. And they're all poor Bruins. It's so lame." Lame?
April 20, 2008 |
It could have been a USC football game, the narrow sidelines at the Coliseum. "Hey man, you're doing great, keep it going," said Pete Carroll, swooping in for a back slap as he approached Marlo Jones. Jones could have been a quarterback. "Coach, thanks," he said. "It's been tough lately . . . we're holding on." But this was no game, this was not the Coliseum, and Jones was not a quarterback. This was a recent night on a sidewalk inside South L.A.'
August 2, 2006 |
Brandon Ting, a USC defensive back who unexpectedly left the program last week, had tested positive for steroids, sources said Tuesday. On Friday, USC announced that Ting and his twin brother, Ryan, also a defensive back, had decided to stop playing football so they could concentrate on preparing for medical school. The Tings, who are seniors, played mainly as back-ups and on special teams last season. Brandon Ting could not be reached for comment.
August 16, 1998 |
For the better part of a decade, Kristine Quance-Julian has known nothing but a regimented schedule. A driven competitor, she always geared workouts--and life--toward the next big swimming meet. "Every practice there was something I was shooting for," Quance-Julian said. "It didn't matter when. There's always another big meet coming up." This summer, the big meets were the Goodwill Games and the U.S. Championships, which concluded Saturday.
September 3, 1991 |
After Memphis State lost to Florida State, 35-3, last Nov. 17, the players began pointing toward the opening game of the 1991 season. Several of them confirmed that they concentrated throughout the winter and the hot summer months on only one objective--to beat USC. The goal was achieved in a stunning fashion at the Coliseum, where the Tigers upset the Trojans, 24-10, Monday before a mostly subdued crowd of 55,637.
August 10, 1989 |
The University of Southern California is wiring itself for the 21st Century as a crew from American Telephone & Telegraph installs a new telecommunications nerve center. The so-called Integrated Services Digital Network, or ISDN, will enable faculty and researchers to communicate with colleagues around the world over a system that carries voice, pictures and computer data simultaneously over the same telephone line. "USC is part of a worldwide research community," said spokesman Hugh Kelley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1996
Project Medico, a program designed to increase the number of Latinos in the health-care field, was launched last weekend and will be held for the next two Saturdays at the University of Southern California. About 100 juniors from Bell, Huntington Park, Garfield and Roosevelt high schools are participating in the workshops, which include intensive training for taking the Scholastic Assessment Tests and panel discussions with Latino medical professionals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1997
More than 100 janitors working at the University of Southern California are planning to march from the campus to the nearby Coliseum today to demand the right to join a union. Almost 70% of the 200 workers who clean the university and the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center voted in an unofficial ballot to join the Service Employees International Local 1877 last month, according to union organizers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1995
The University of Southern California plans to transform its ailing Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island into the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. The $60-million renovation will mean that the center, which so far has studied marine biology, especially sharks, around the island, will expand to study a broad range of environmental issues across the island's terrain.