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 29, 2012 |
Renaldo Woolridge, a 6-foot-9 forward who played at Tennessee, said he was transferring to USC and is looking forward to playing in the 2012-13 season with the Trojans. Woolridge, the son of former NBA player Orlando Woolridge, will "walk" as a Tennessee graduate this spring and then complete a few hours of coursework during a mini-term that will enable him to play for the Trojans without having to sit out a season. Woolridge, who played at Studio City Harvard-Westlake High, averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds last season.
October 8, 2012 |
Handshakes and helmet stickers go out to the two schools known as USC in this week's top 10 — we could not be more thrilled for the players and their families. The USC at No. 3 lost the legal right to be called USC, so it will heretofore be referred to as South Carolina, "Southern Car" or "Spurrierville. " The USC at No. 9 in the latest USA Today coaches' poll has been known for years as the University of Southern California. Both Southern Car and USC displayed the kind of extended-weekend grit that earns you resilience red ribbons from our blue-ribbon platitude panel.