January 6, 2006
Re "History Scrambles Past Trojans," Jan. 5 May I just say how proud I am of our Trojans? They conducted themselves like true gentlemen against a tough opponent, Texas. They played tough and they played clean -- and honored us on the field Wednesday night. JASON J. POSTON Los Angeles Our two Trojans (grandma, 1947, and daughter, 2007) led this family in cheering the Trojan football team through a nail-biting Rose Bowl game. This time the greatest team in college football happened to lose, leaving it 34-1 and the greatest team in college football.
April 5, 1986
Mike McGee should be congratulated for hiring George Raveling as USC's new basketball coach. The hooting, hollering, ranting, raving, motor-mouth Raveling is the perfect choice for the hooting, hollering, ranting, raving, motor-mouth team he's inheriting. FRANK BISHOP Santa Monica
January 5, 2005 |
Computers can't crash this. Polls won't pollute this. Biases don't break this. Not now, not after three years of whiny debate and nagging doubt ended Tuesday in bloodied faces and busted perceptions. USC stuck a four-hour fist into an Oklahoma mouth. USC slapped a grass-stained, padded forearm around a national consciousness. Amid grinding and whirring and banging, USC lowered a cardinal-and-gold dome upon a deep foundation. Welcome to the college football's new capital.
November 9, 2013 |
Ed Orgeron does not have fond memories of Memorial Stadium. The last time he visited, 10 years ago, Orgeron was the defensive line coach for a third-ranked USC team that spotted California a 14-point halftime lead before losing to the Golden Bears in triple overtime. It was a turning point for USC, which bounced back from the defeat and went on to win 34 consecutive games and two national titles. However, the circumstances of the loss remain vivid. "It was just devastating," Orgeron said.
April 12, 2013 |
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is coming home. The Los Angeles Locke High alum who played on two NCAA championship teams at USC and competed in the WNBA was hired as USC's women's basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. Cooper-Dyke, who coached last season at Texas Southern, replaces Michael Cooper, whose USC team finished 11-20 last season. "If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC women's basketball team," Cooper-Dyke said in a statement.
June 29, 2002
Congratulations to Paul Hackett. Because the NCAA is forcing Cal to forfeit all of its football victories in 1999, the USC team from that year has had its record changed from 6-6 to 7-5. The 1999 Trojans are now bowl-eligible. Randolph Ziskin Los Angeles