March 7, 2011 |
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?
January 28, 2011
USC next at Arizona, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. PST. Prime Ticket ? USC lost in a double-overtime thriller in Tucson last season, and it returns to face the Wildcats, who feature three former USC commits in Derrick Williams, Solomon Hill and Lamont Jones. ? Baxter Holmes
December 30, 2010
USC next vs. Washington State, Friday at the Galen Center, 3 p.m. TV: FS West ? The Cougars finished last in the Pacific 10 Conference a season ago, but they still swept both games against USC. They've won 10 of their first 12 games behind the league's top scorer, junior guard Klay Thompson (22.3 points per game entering Wednesday). The Trojans are 4-11 in their last 15 games against WSU. ? Baxter Holmes
January 30, 2011
UCLA next vs. USC, Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m., Fox Sports West ? The Bruins are trying to avoid a fifth consecutive loss in the crosstown rivalry, something that hasn't happened since USC won 42 games in a row against UCLA from 1932 to 1943. That was when the Bruins were coached by Wilbur Johns and Caddy Works and played games against Baxter Club Glendale and Universal Pictures. ?Ben Bolch
October 29, 2011 |
USC played No. 4 Stanford even. The Trojans forced the high-powered Cardinal into triple overtime and appeared on the verge of sending the game into a fourth extra period. That's when it all went bad for the Trojans. Stanford linebacker A.J. Tarpley recovered a fumble by USC running back Curtis McNeal in the end zone, sending the No. 20 Trojans to a 56-48 defeat before a stunned crowd of 93,607 Saturday at the Coliseum. Stanford stayed on track for a possible national title and improved to 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the Pacific 12 Conference.
December 24, 2010
USC next vs. Washington, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Galen Center ? The Trojans open Pacific 10 Conference play against the team favored to win the league. The Huskies are led by junior guard Isaiah Thomas (15.8 points a game). USC won both meetings last season, including beating the Huskies by 26 points at home. ?Baxter Holmes
March 4, 2011
USC next at Washington, Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net ? USC's Pacific 10 Conference season is bookended by Washington, which beat the Trojans, 73-67, in overtime in Los Angeles in December. The Huskies are 13-1 at home entering Thursday. ? Baxter Holmes
May 24, 2013 |
USC freshman Annie Park won the individual title and the Trojans won the team title with a record-setting performance Friday at the NCAA women's gold championships in Athens, Ga. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., shot a one-under-par 71 in the final round to finish 10 under, which put her six strokes ahead of Lindy Duncan of Duke for the tournament. USC finished at 19 under, outpacing second-place Duke by 21 strokes. The Trojans' score of 1,133 was 15 strokes fewer than the previous record set by UCLA in 2004.
January 18, 2013
Re "USC curbs access to help safety," Jan. 16 Your article came across as highly critical of USC's decision to close the campus to outsiders from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., as it is an apparent inconvenience to the public wishing to transgress its borders at will. The university sits on private property and has a right to control access. It further has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for its students, faculty and staff. If the surrounding community is threatening, local leaders should clean up the neighborhood so that it would not be necessary to shut out nearby residents.