February 23, 2009 |
USC won its only Bowl Championship Series title four years ago, but Coach Pete Carroll still ranks No. 1 in at least one category. A new report released today says Carroll was the highest-paid private university employee in the United States during the 2006-07 fiscal year. Carroll earned $4.4 million in total compensation, four times as much as USC President Steven B. Sample, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
July 24, 2013 |
Sylvester Stallone announced on his Twitter account that Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey and former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz will appear in the third “The Expendables” film. Rousey, scheduled to defend her women's bantamweight belt for the second time Dec. 28 against Miesha Tate, reportedly signed with the talent agency William Morris this year. Ortiz, who hasn't fought since getting his jaw broken in a June 2012 loss to Josesito Lopez at Staples Center, recently performed on ABC's “Dancing With the Stars.” “Expendables 3” is aiming for an August 2014 release, according to IMDB.
September 2, 2005
*--* No School Comment 1 USC Only a freak ballroom-dancing injury can stop third consecutive AP crown. 2 IOWA Strange BCS crop circles forming near Coach Kirk's football farm. 3 TEXAS Coach asks to reschedule Ohio State game for September of 3005. 4 FLORIDA It's not the heat that worries Urban Meyer, it's the humidity. 5 VIRGINIA TECH Comparing Vick with older brother is no left-handed compliment. 6 TENNESSEE First team to institute two-a-day court proceedings in off-season.
December 31, 2009 |
Texas Tech fired Mike Leach on Wednesday after the coach took the school to court to try to overturn his suspension for alleged mistreatment of an injured player. "I'm very sad to say there's only one person to blame for this and it's Mike Leach," Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance told the Associated Press. Jerry Turner , vice chairman of the university system's board of regents, said "other things" came to light during an investigation of Leach's treatment of receiver Adam James . The sophomore alleged the coach twice confined him to a small, dark place after the player received a diagnosis of a concussion.
November 21, 2013 |
Rick Neuheisel was head coach at Colorado, Washington and UCLA, so the former Bruins quarterback knows his way around the Pac-12 Conference. He also plays the guitar, and the Pac-12 Networks analyst is in the habit of penning and performing college-football related songs. Neuheisel's latest composition is a tribute to USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron, who has guided the Trojans to five wins in six games. Last Saturday, the Trojans upset Stanford at the Coliseum. "A tribute to what has taken place there," Neuheisel said during the Pac-12 Networks Football Podcast.
July 7, 2013 |
Robert Griffin III, a Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor and rookie of the year with the Washington Redskins, can add husband to his collection of achievements following what some say was a lavish wedding in Colorado on Saturday. Griffin, 23, married college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat in her hometown of Boulder. The two, who were engaged in 2010, wore all white, with the groomsmen in black and the bridesmaids in red. We know most of this thanks to social media. The easiest way to say It......BIG DAY!
October 27, 2013 |
Though Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer probably has his players buying into the one-game-at-a-time mantra, the same can't be said of the school's marching band. For weeks, the Ohio State marching band has been putting some Michigan smackdown elements into its halftime shows, despite the fact the Buckeyes won't line up against their longtime rivals until Nov. 30. Much like everyone else outside of Ann Arbor, Mich., the Ohio State band knows the Buckeyes are better than the Wolverines this season, and this brash confidence has inspired some truly incredible halftime shows.
July 2, 2013 |
Aaron Hernandez got into a bar fight in 2007 in Gainesville, Fla., and it was then-Florida teammate Tim Tebow who stepped in and tried to stop it, according to police records. Hernandez, who ruptured a bouncer's eardrum with a punch to the side of the head, was 17 at the time and allegedly had ordered two “alcoholic drinks” at the Swamp, a popular restaurant/bar, then refused to pay for them. That led to a fight with a bouncer and an attempt by Tebow to step in. According to the Orlando Sentinel: “Tebow stated that he witnessed the dispute,” the officer wrote.
December 12, 2002
USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow on Wednesday won the Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top assistant coach. And Chow, who attended a dinner and award presentation in Little Rock, Ark., said he intends to remain an assistant under Coach Pete Carroll with the Trojans. Chow was regarded as a candidate to replace Ron McBride at Utah, his alma mater, but Urban Meyer of Bowling Green accepted the Utah job on Wednesday.
December 5, 2004 |
Coaching Notre Dame is still Urban Meyer's dream job. It just isn't the one he's taking. Meyer said Saturday the professional and financial opportunity presented to him by Florida was too good to pass up. And by the time Notre Dame called, Meyer already knew he was heading for the Swamp, not the Golden Dome. "This was a family decision that was made prior to the other situation," Meyer said Saturday after the fifth-ranked Utes practiced.