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.
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.
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.
July 22, 2013 |
Two top members of the Ohio State football program reportedly are in trouble with the law, and one of them is said to have already been dismissed from the team. Carlos Hyde was kicked off the Buckeyes by Coach Urban Meyer after the running back allegedly assaulted a woman in a downtown Columbus bar over the weekend, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting . Hyde was named as a person of interest on a police report of an assault at a downtown Columbus bar at about 1:54 a.m. Saturday and was dismissed from the team later that morning, the report says.
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.
December 31, 2004 |
Utah quarterback Alex Smith, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and already has earned his degree, is strongly considering declaring for the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season. He is awaiting information from the NFL about where he might go in the draft, and also has been conferring with his uncle, Michigan State Coach John L. Smith. "It's pretty tough any time to turn down a first-round contract," said Smith, adding he has "heard a lot of different things."