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August 26, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Mike McGee, USC's athletic director, has reorganized his department, delegating more responsibility to Barbara Hedges along with other internal changes. Hedges, USC's women's athletic director, will now administer all men's and women's nonrevenue-producing sports--track and field, swimming, tennis, volleyball, golf, gymnastics and water polo. McGee will directly administer the men's football, basketball and baseball programs.
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August 28, 2012 | By Gary Klein and Baxter Holmes
Matt Barkley's appearance in Westwood turned out to be brief. A billboard not far from UCLA's campus that featured USC's quarterback was removed Tuesday by the company that owns the space, one day after The Times reported about it. The billboard, near the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive, featured Barkley looking skyward alongside the words, "WE PLAY TO FINISH" with the LA in "PLAY" highlighted. Several UCLA players had said the Barkley board was too close for comfort.
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September 8, 2001
Even though USC defeated lowly San Jose State, the highly touted, new Trojan offense left much to be desired. Perhaps the USC athletic department could provide the offense with some tutors to help them get it right. David Allen Tyau Pasadena If USC wants to play in a bowl game, playing six teams in the top 20 is not the way to get there. Gary A. Robb Los Angeles Re: "Kansas State Jumping Directly Into the Fire" on Sept. 4: Indiana State. North Texas.
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December 10, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
In late January, a contingent of key people from the USC athletic department will prepare for a trip to Indianapolis, home of the NCAA. Long underwear will be packed, maybe even a stocking cap for Pat Haden's receding hairline. It will be appeal time, USC's chance to be heard on its wish for a softening of the sanctions from the Reggie Bush case. When that bomb was dropped last June, the Trojans' football program lost two years of bowl eligibility and 30 scholarships. It was like telling General Motors to stop making trucks for two years.
SPORTS
October 5, 1991
Last fall I read in The Times about the dark days that had come to a young USC football player. I was moved to write a note to him in care of the USC athletic department. Several months later, I received a Christmas card signed, "Jason Oliver, 43." The cover was Boynton's cat hanging for dear life onto a Christmas tree. I knew then that Jason Oliver was a courageous, considerate and eloquent young man who would find his way through, and will probably brighten the lives of others as he goes.
SPORTS
November 29, 1986
The day the USC Athletic Department accepted John Robinson's recommendation for a new coach will surely be remembered as a day of infamy. Had it been possible to combine all of the anger of Trojan fans last Saturday into a ball of energy, it would have made an H-bomb seem like a firecracker by comparison. Need I say at whom the anger was directed? The fact that Ted Tollner escaped from the Rose Bowl without a lynching testifies to the competency of the Pasadena Police. As for Tollner, it's way past time to fire this incompetent who has brought us four years of unending humiliation with teams that cannot block, tackle or hold onto the ball, teams completely lacking in leadership, motivation and fundamentals, a team in search of a coaching staff.
SPORTS
March 15, 1997
A year ago, the USC athletic department was being reviled because of the decision to release the basketball coach. A number of folks, The Times prominent among them, were trying to turn this into some sort of big story, rather than simply a well-managed athletic department doing its job. This year, with the new coach, the USC men's team finished second in the tough Pacific 10 Conference and reached the NCAA tournament. The question that needs to be asked of the naysayers, Times sportswriters prominent among them, is how do you like your crow pie?
SPORTS
December 10, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
In late January, a contingent of key people from the USC athletic department will prepare for a trip to Indianapolis, home of the NCAA. Long underwear will be packed, maybe even a stocking cap for Pat Haden's receding hairline. It will be appeal time, USC's chance to be heard on its wish for a softening of the sanctions from the Reggie Bush case. When that bomb was dropped last June, the Trojans' football program lost two years of bowl eligibility and 30 scholarships. It was like telling General Motors to stop making trucks for two years.
SPORTS
February 21, 2002 | T.J. Simers
These people live among you: C Lopez: "You have nothing but negative things to say about the Dodgers. When will The Times fire your sorry butt?" My wife tells me I look good in jeans. Has she been lying to me? Dodger Fan: "Nice article about the Dodgers--I go to bed every night thanking God I am not you." If you had any pull with God, Tom Goodwin would get on base more. Jack S: "Please resign your position asap. You are totally unaware how stupid you come off to anyone who has an IQ bigger than that of a second-hand lamp shade."
SPORTS
August 28, 2012 | By Gary Klein and Baxter Holmes
Matt Barkley's appearance in Westwood turned out to be brief. A billboard not far from UCLA's campus that featured USC's quarterback was removed Tuesday by the company that owns the space, one day after The Times reported about it. The billboard, near the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive, featured Barkley looking skyward alongside the words, "WE PLAY TO FINISH" with the LA in "PLAY" highlighted. Several UCLA players had said the Barkley board was too close for comfort.
SPORTS
February 21, 2002 | T.J. Simers
These people live among you: C Lopez: "You have nothing but negative things to say about the Dodgers. When will The Times fire your sorry butt?" My wife tells me I look good in jeans. Has she been lying to me? Dodger Fan: "Nice article about the Dodgers--I go to bed every night thanking God I am not you." If you had any pull with God, Tom Goodwin would get on base more. Jack S: "Please resign your position asap. You are totally unaware how stupid you come off to anyone who has an IQ bigger than that of a second-hand lamp shade."
SPORTS
September 8, 2001
Even though USC defeated lowly San Jose State, the highly touted, new Trojan offense left much to be desired. Perhaps the USC athletic department could provide the offense with some tutors to help them get it right. David Allen Tyau Pasadena If USC wants to play in a bowl game, playing six teams in the top 20 is not the way to get there. Gary A. Robb Los Angeles Re: "Kansas State Jumping Directly Into the Fire" on Sept. 4: Indiana State. North Texas.
SPORTS
March 15, 1997
A year ago, the USC athletic department was being reviled because of the decision to release the basketball coach. A number of folks, The Times prominent among them, were trying to turn this into some sort of big story, rather than simply a well-managed athletic department doing its job. This year, with the new coach, the USC men's team finished second in the tough Pacific 10 Conference and reached the NCAA tournament. The question that needs to be asked of the naysayers, Times sportswriters prominent among them, is how do you like your crow pie?
SPORTS
October 5, 1991
Last fall I read in The Times about the dark days that had come to a young USC football player. I was moved to write a note to him in care of the USC athletic department. Several months later, I received a Christmas card signed, "Jason Oliver, 43." The cover was Boynton's cat hanging for dear life onto a Christmas tree. I knew then that Jason Oliver was a courageous, considerate and eloquent young man who would find his way through, and will probably brighten the lives of others as he goes.
SPORTS
November 29, 1986
The day the USC Athletic Department accepted John Robinson's recommendation for a new coach will surely be remembered as a day of infamy. Had it been possible to combine all of the anger of Trojan fans last Saturday into a ball of energy, it would have made an H-bomb seem like a firecracker by comparison. Need I say at whom the anger was directed? The fact that Ted Tollner escaped from the Rose Bowl without a lynching testifies to the competency of the Pasadena Police. As for Tollner, it's way past time to fire this incompetent who has brought us four years of unending humiliation with teams that cannot block, tackle or hold onto the ball, teams completely lacking in leadership, motivation and fundamentals, a team in search of a coaching staff.
SPORTS
August 26, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Mike McGee, USC's athletic director, has reorganized his department, delegating more responsibility to Barbara Hedges along with other internal changes. Hedges, USC's women's athletic director, will now administer all men's and women's nonrevenue-producing sports--track and field, swimming, tennis, volleyball, golf, gymnastics and water polo. McGee will directly administer the men's football, basketball and baseball programs.
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