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November 15, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
As tensions run high leading into the annual meeting between USC and UCLA, The Times' college football writers took a look at the issues and match-ups surrounding the game. Is Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin on the hot seat? Will it be a successful season for the Bruins if they fail to win on Saturday at the Rose Bowl? Is it really a big deal if Tommy Trojan or the USC Marching Band's drum major plants a sword in the Bruins logo? USC reporter Gary Klein says that it's difficult to say what will happen with Kiffin and his Trojans, who have a 7-3 record.
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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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November 21, 1999
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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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November 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
The Nov. 17 game between USC  and UCLA at the Rose Bowl will play at either 5 p.m. on ABC or noon on Fox. The game is expected to decide the Pac-12 South Division champion. Both teams are favored to win this weekend's matchups, and if that happens, the winner of the crosstown rivalry would advance to the conference title game. The Bruins are 7-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play. The Trojans are 6-3, 4-3. USC defeated UCLA, 50-0, last season and finished first in the South Division.
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November 29, 2013 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
USC and UCLA meet at the Coliseum in a renewal of a cross-town rivalry that annually determines bragging rights. Staff writers Gary Klein and Chris Foster examine the story lines: Passing fancy UCLA's Brett Hundley will try to join an exclusive club. Only three Bruins starting quarterbacks have multiple victories over USC. Cade McNown won four (1995-98), Wayne Cook two (1994-1995) and Paul Cameron two (1951, 1953). Five USC starting quarterbacks have won three UCLA games: Matt Barkley (2009-11)
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November 25, 2009 | Chris Erskine
I believe that exercise is incredibly bad for you. I believe the moon is made of cheese. What everyone else believes . . . well, I believe the opposite. That's just my stubborn nature. My soul seems so cold and stormy, particularly around the holidays. I should've been a Yankee farmer from Vermont. Or a senator from anywhere. See, when everyone else goes left, I go straight up the middle. When everyone else screams "Go, Lakers!" I'm inclined to root for the other guys (unless it's Denver, of course)
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November 25, 2011 | By Gary Klein
Not to be overly dramatic or anything, but when UCLA plays USC in the 81st football game between the rivals, something pretty huge will be at stake. How about the future of both programs? For UCLA, it's the short term. It's survival for Coach Rick Neuheisel. And, astonishingly, with Colorado's upset win against Utah on Friday, a chance to possibly conclude the season in the Rose Bowl — or no bowl game at all. For No. 10 USC, it's a chance to build on a signature victory, for Coach Lane Kiffin to keep momentum going into a recruiting season that will be unlike any other in Trojans history and to possibly set his team up for a national title run two years after being hammered by the NCAA.
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November 16, 2012 | By Chris Foster and Gary Klein
UCLA's Terry Donahue and USC's John Robinson know the UCLA-USC rivalry, and each other, very well. Donahue coached UCLA for 20 years and had a 10-9-1 record against the Trojans. Robinson coached USC for 12 years in two stints. His record against the Bruins was 5-7. Head to head, Donahue and Robinson's teams were 5-5 against each other. This week, The Times asked the former coaches for their insights on Saturday's matchup at the Rose Bowl. Here, in part, is what they had to say: USC passing vs. UCLA defense Robinson: The most successful approach against any accomplished passing team is to go after the quarterback and make it difficult.
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November 25, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
The UCLA-USC football rivalry has really changed . . . channels. You used to be able to find it during the day, with a simple antenna tweak on a single-digit station that ended programming with the national anthem and a picture of an American Indian. Once, you could mow the lawn after USC-UCLA was over. This year's drive-in movie kicks off at 10 p.m. for viewers in Martha's Vineyard and is accessible with a remote-control click to an area code -- 694, 654, 636, 666 -- or some corresponding and/or demonic satellite transponder.
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March 12, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  ) Quarterback Malik Henry just finished his sophomore season at Westlake Village Westlake, and suddenly he's the focus of a recruiting battle between USC and UCLA. Both have made scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder who passed for 2,362 yards and 21 touchdowns. What led to the scholarship offers? "I just think he showed he can make all the throws and is an athletic kid, and he's going to get better," Westlake Coach Jim Benkert said. Next week, UCLA is the leading candidate to get a commitment from St. John Bosco junior quarterback Josh Rosen.
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February 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Chris Clarke, a sophomore pitcher at Newbury Park, committed to USC on Saturday. That could cause a little issue in the family, since his older brother, Zander, a senior first baseman, is headed to UCLA. "It's going to be a civil war," Newbury Park Coach Matt Goldfield joked. "It's going to be something else. " A third brother, Zach, is going to be Newbury Park's starting shortstop as a sophomore. Three Clarke brothers to debate which is the best college. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
February 20, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton
One of the nation's largest private equity firms is scheduled to announce Friday that it is giving $3.5 million to create a joint entrepreneurship program at USC, UCLA and UC Irvine. The donation from the charitable arm of New York-based Blackstone Group will pay for hands-on entrepreneurial training for students interested in launching their own companies. The program is open to students majoring in any academic subject. The goal is to spur job creation in today's slow-growth economy, said Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone's chairman and chief executive.
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February 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Marqise Lee toes the line with his left foot, kneels on his right knee and delicately places his hands on the ground in a sprinter's position. A fighter jet zooms high overhead, leaving a white contrail as Lee raises himself into a start position, slowly brings his left arm back and then bursts into a hard run. A few minutes later, the former USC star receiver moves to another area of the football field at Laguna Hills High. He repeats his start in front of four video cameras that provide him with instant feedback on a coach's iPad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
USC ranked third among universities in the nation behind Stanford and Harvard for collecting the most contributions last year, according to a survey being released Wednesday. UCLA garnered the largest total of gifts of any public institution in the country, although it placed 11th among all universities, state and private, the survey by the Council for Aid to Education found. Stanford received $931.5 million; Harvard, $792.2 million and USC, $674.5 million. The next schools in the report's top 10, ranging from $646 million to $423 million, were all private institutions: Columbia, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, New York University, Yale and Duke.
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January 29, 2014 | By Gary Klein
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Their journeys to the Super Bowl might have been on different roads, but they all started from the same spot - playing college football in Los Angeles. USC and UCLA will have plenty of presence in Sunday's Super Bowl and, although most are backups, names familiar to Southern California football fans are sure to crop up. Seattle Seahawks linebackers Malcolm Smith and Mike Morgan played for the Trojans, and running back Derrick Coleman for the Bruins. Smith, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, provided the game-saving interception in the Seahawks' NFC championship game victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
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November 23, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Now that the Pac-12 Conference has made its long-term deal with the devil, also known as television, expect more indignities ahead for the ticket-buying spectator. Case in point: The 7 p.m. Saturday start for the USC-UCLA football game. If you think for one moment that the athletic directors at the schools actually have a say in how their fans are accommodated for something like the marquee sports event of the year for each school, think again. Pat Haden, USC's athletic director: "I would like to play every game at 12:30 p.m. " Dan Guerrero, UCLA's athletic director: "If somebody gave me a wish list, I'd start every game at 12:30 or 1 p.m. " Good luck with that, Pat and Dan. The game Saturday at the Coliseum starts at dinner time because television said so. It is the puppeteer.
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January 8, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Most basketball coaches pray for one, just one, grade-A big man . But if a coach has two, as UCLA's Ben Howland has in Joshua Smith and Reeves Nelson and USC's Kevin O'Neill has in Alex Stepheson and Nikola Vucevic, then consider that coach lucky because good big men are hard to find, harder to keep and even harder to stop. Just ask Washington State Coach Ken Bone, whose Cougars recently visited Los Angeles and were feasted on by the L.A. schools' down-low duos. The foursome scored 55 points, grabbed 38 rebounds and threw Bone two losses, which left him gushing, "They're very efficient, very good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Online programs at USC and UCLA were among those receiving top ratings in a new report to be released Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report, which also found that highly ranked programs are more common at established public universities than at for-profit online providers. The University of Southern California's online graduate computer information technology program was top-ranked nationally, the same position it held in last year's listing, while UCLA had the second-best ranked online graduate engineering program, moving up from 11th last year.
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December 3, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
Three days after the final weary snap of their 83rd football meeting, the battle raged on. Shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, making his first public proclamation as USC's new football coach during his debut news conference, Steve Sarkisian stuck out his chin. "We're here to win championships," he said. "I wouldn't have taken this job just to come home. I came here to win championships. " About 2:30, while Sarkisian was still talking, UCLA answered the challenge by giving Coach Jim Mora a contract extension though 2019 to prevent him from taking the Washington job that Sarkisian had just left.
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