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February 12, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
When: 7:30. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 10-13, 1-9 in Pac-12; Utah 16-7, 5-6. Update: USC has lost nine of its last 10 games, including a loss to the Utes in Utah, 84-66, on Jan. 16. Utah is coming off a home sweep of the Washington teams, first defeating Washington, 78-69, and then Washington State, 81-63. However, Utah is 0-6 on the road this season. Byron Wesley leads the Trojans with an average of 17.3 points a game.
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April 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For the first time since 2005, USC won a three-game series over UCLA this past weekend, sweeping the three games. It gives the Trojans (24-17, 12-9) a nine-game winning streak. Leading the way have been a group of former Southland high school standouts. Jake Hernandez, a Los Osos grad, leads the Trojans in hitting with a .367 batting average. Freshman Jeremy Martinez (Mater Dei) is at .324, and Loyola grad Kevin Swick is at .321. Kyle Davis, a sophomore from Garden Grove Pacifica, has become the standout closer.
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January 11, 2014 | By Gary Klein
When: 6. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 9-6, 0-2; Arizona 16-0, 3-0. Update: USC has been unable to stay with UCLA or Arizona State in losses to open Pac-12 Conference play. The Trojans missed open shots in Thursday night's 79-60 loss to Arizona State and continue to struggle at the free-throw line. However, Byron Wesley has played well. The junior swingman followed a strong effort against UCLA by scoring 20 points and taking a career-best 14 rebounds against Arizona State.
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April 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
It was former high school standouts from Southern California who led USC to its seventh consecutive victory, a 10-0 win over UCLA, on Thursday night in the first game of a three-game Pac-12 series. Wyatt Strahan (Villa Park) threw eight shutout innings. Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach Ocean View) hit a three-run home run. Vahn Bozoian (Chino Hills Ayala) had a three-run double. Jake Hernandez (Los Osos) had two hits and two RBIs.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 26, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
  USC's basketball team battled back against Stanford at the end of regulation play Sunday to force overtime at the Galen Center. But that's when the Trojans' bid for a second consecutive Pac-12 Conference win came to a halt. Three-point baskets by Chasson Randle and John Gage in the five-minute overtime period spearheaded the Cardinal's 79-71 win over USC. BOX SCORE: Stanford 79, USC 71 (OT) "We played very hard today and had a chance to win," USC Coach Andy Enfield said.
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January 21, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Coach Andy Enfield and his USC basketball team are still looking for their first Pac-12 Conference victory this season. The Trojans are 9-9 overall but have lost their first five Pac-12 games, a streak they hope to snap Wednesday night when they play host to California. It won't be easy. Cal is 14-4 and is tied with top-ranked Arizona at 5-0 in Pac-12 play. USC's most recent loss was 83-62 at No. 21 Colorado on Saturday. "We've played well in stretches," Enfield said on a conference call Tuesday.
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December 19, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
J.T. Terrell was eligible to play for USC, according to Coach Andy Enfield, but he didn't play. Byron Wesley is the Trojans' leading scorer and has been eligible all year, but he didn't start. Maybe that's the reason the Trojans started off so slowly Thursday night. A double-digit halftime deficit couldn't be overcome and Long Beach State (2-9) beat the Trojans, 72-71, at Long Beach's Walter Pyramid. Wesley, a 6-foot-5 junior, has been the constant on this up-and-down USC team (7-4)
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December 8, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
By Diane Pucin   Here is what people have been expecting from the USC basketball team as coached by Andy Enfield, whose Florida Gulf Coast squad last season was nicknamed "Dunk City. " With about seven minutes left Sunday in the Trojans' game against Boston College, point guard Pe'Shon Howard found freshman Julian Jacobs, who slammed the ball home from about a foot above the basket. Five Trojans scored in double figures as USC (6-3) won, 78-62, at the Galen Center, its second victory in a row. The Trojans were led by Jacobs, who had 16 points and eight rebounds.
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November 20, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron is building a resume to convince USC Athletic Director Pat Haden that, once the season ends, he should drop the interim tag and make Orgeron the fulltime head coach. Along with support from fans, players and influential alums, Orgeron also could offer something else to make his case: A coach-of-the-year award. The Maxwell Football Club announced Wednesday that Orgeron was one of 16 semifinalists for its annual award, which will be announced Dec. 17. The semifinalist list includes Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer.
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November 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
In a USC season filled with highs and lows, off-the-field drama and on-the-field intrigue, Saturday's rivalry game against UCLA offered more evidence that the Trojans have found their tailback of the future, and his name is Javorius “Buck” Allen. Running behind a banged-up and depleted offensive line, Allen tried to keep the Trojans' offense in the game. He rushed for 123 yards on 20 carries and scored on an 11-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. But his success didn't take enough defensive pressure off quarterback Cody Kessler, and the Trojans were beaten by the Bruins, 35-14, at the Coliseum.
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April 25, 2014 | By Jason Song
The USC Shoah Foundation will expand its study of genocide by establishing a new center devoted to the study of mass killings and how such violent incidents begin, officials announced Friday. The foundation was started by film director Steven Spielberg on the set of his film "Schindler's List" and became part of USC in 2006. The foundation has collected more than 52,000 eyewitness testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide and Nanjing Massacre.  The new group, called the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, will focus on resistance to mass killings and how the violence impacts emotional and physical behavior.
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April 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It's not every day that someone shows up with a gift of a $20,000 academic scholarship, but that's what happened on Thursday at Garfield High, where Foot Locker and DoSomething.org presented Josh Davis with the academic scholarship handed to him by USC's Marqise Lee. Davis, a Bulldog standout in football, is also a top student in the classroom.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 24, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon. Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice, several said they were only casually monitoring the situation. "There has been some small talk around the locker room," said UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. "We'll get a lot more information. Obviously, they are starting something. " Northwestern players will vote Friday on whether to unionize.
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April 23, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Former USC receiver Marqise Lee is among 30 players who have confirmed they plan to attend next month's NFL draft in New York. Lee is one of seven receivers who will be at the draft, which begins May 8 at Radio City Music Hall. Odell Beckham Jr. of Louisiana State, Brandin Cooks of Oregon State, Mike Evans of Texas A&M, Cody Latimer of Indiana, Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt and Sammy Watkins of Clemson are other receivers scheduled to attend. Lee declared for the draft after playing three seasons at USC. He won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver in 2012.
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April 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to best senior receiver in Southern California this fall, the college football recruiters are saying that Equanimeous St. Brown of Anaheim Servite is No. 1. UCLA is the latest to offer the 6-foot-5 St. Brown, joining USC, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Colorado, Stanford and Tennessee, among others. St. Brown caught 42 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 22, 2014 | By Paul Thornton
Brandon Spencer, the 21-year-old former gang member sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for attempted murder, may have sobbed like a toddler Friday after learning that the next several decades of his life will be spent behind bars, but he deserves little sympathy, wrote Times columnist Sandy Banks on Monday. But several of our readers had a much more charitable, even forgiving, attitude toward Spencer. The two sides don't dispute the facts: A gun-toting Spencer showed up at a Halloween party at USC in 2012 looking to exact revenge on a gang rival; several shots later, three innocent bystanders in addition to Spencer's target were injured.
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March 7, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Harold Miner pulls up in a black Cadillac Escalade, rolls down a window and extends his right hand to greet a visitor. Later, the publicity-shy former USC basketball All-American is friendly and engaging. He shows no sign of discomfort as he recalls the pain of failed expectations and explains why he has mostly strayed from the public eye since his surprisingly unremarkable NBA career short-circuited 15 years ago. Smiling and laughing easily, he appears thoroughly at ease. This is a recluse?
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April 21, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Former USC basketball player Byron Wesley, who announced last week that he would graduate this summer and transfer for his final season of eligibility, has been contacted by seven schools, he told USCFootball.com. Wesley, a guard who was the Trojans' leading scorer last season, told reporter Chris Swanson that he had been contacted by Indiana, Baylor, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Providence. "I'm still trying to narrow down my list right now and take a few official visits," Wesley told Swanson . "I want to check out some schools, meet the coaches, players on the team and everyone.
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April 21, 2014 | By Gary Klein
A celebration of life gathering for Lonnie White, a former USC football player and Los Angeles Times sportswriter, will be held Saturday at noon in the Founder's Room of USC's Galen Center. White died March 29 . He was 49. White played receiver and also was a special-teams player at USC from 1982 to 1986. His 716 yards in kick-off return yardage was a school season record that stood until 2010. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Clippers, Kings, NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball and high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter.
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