October 30, 2012
The University of Southern California has not always been the best neighbor. In recent years, as the population of undergraduates from out of state has grown, students have overwhelmed the university's supply of campus housing and descended on the neighborhood, where opportunistic property owners jacked up rents that students could pay and displaced families that couldn't afford them. Now the university has a chance to repair some of the disruption it has caused, and, wisely, it is doing that.
November 25, 2009
Rick Neuheisel knows USC as an opponent as a player and coach. He was a quarterback for the Bruins in 1981-83 and also faced the Trojans as a coach at Washington before coming to coach at UCLA. A look at how he has fared: 1982: Neuheisel, in his second year on the UCLA roster after making the team as a non-scholarship player, played in his first rivalry game as the holder for kicks. Early on, he tried to turn an extra-point attempt into a two-point play and was hit hard, separating his shoulder.
August 15, 2012
USC's scholarship tailbacks Curtis McNeal, 5-7, 190, Sr.* Returning starter motivated to erase durability questions. Silas Redd, 5-10, 200, Jr. Says he's OK sharing carries after getting 244 at Penn State. D.J. Morgan, 5-10, 190, Soph* Appears to have recaptured breakaway speed. Javorious Allen, 6-1, 210, Fr.* Can contribute if injuries are behind him. *used redshirt year
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 31, 2012 |
USC's final shot at making at least the score respectable ended on yet another poorly thrown Max Wittek pass and another nice play by Georgia Tech Quayshawn Nealy. The only difference this time was that instead of Wittek's pass hitting Nealy in the chest, the linebacker leaped up to tip the pass and Jamal Charles came up with the interception. Georgia Tech then ran out the clock for its 21-7 win, which ended a seven-game bowl losing streak. Wittek completed 14 of 37 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions.
July 10, 2013 |
New USC basketball coach Andy Enfield announced some staff changes Wednesday. Chris Capko, who had spent the last two seasons as a men's assistant coach at Georgia Southern, is USC's director of basketball operations. Kurtis Schultz is the Galen Center strength and conditioning coach. Dieter Horton, an assistant under Bob Cantu, is the special assistant to the head coach. Schultz spent the last three seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head strength and conditioning coach. Schultz was also the strength and conditioning coach for Maryland basketball during the 2001-2002 season, when the Terrapins won the NCAA title.
June 8, 2013 |
Ron Allice, USC's director of track and field for the last 19 years, announced his retirement. Allice guided USC's women to the 2001 NCAA title and coached men's and women's teams to a combined 25 top 10 finishes and 32 individual NCAA titles. USC's men's team finished fifth, and the women tied for 21st at the NCAA championships that concluded Saturday at Eugene, Ore. Bryshon Nellum won the 400-meter title and Reggie Wyatt won the 400 hurdles. Allice will remain at USC through June 30 to help coach USC athletes through the 2013 U.S. championships.
November 13, 2010
Baxter Holmes' comments on USC's roster for 2010-11 (statistics are from last season): No./NAME/YR/HT/PPG/RPG/APG/COMMENT Starters 5/Nikola Vucevic/Jr./6-10/10.7/9.4/1.2/Pac-10's top returning rebounder is key to USC's success. 1/Alex Stepheson/Sr./6-10/8.4/7.2/0.3/Powerful and athletic but foul-prone and limited offensively. 43/Marcus Simmons/Sr./6-6/3.0/2.0/0.8/A shut-down defender with a decent mid-range jumper. 15/Bryce Jones/Fr./6-5/--/--/--/Long and fast with ability to soar and score from long range.
February 18, 2011
USC next at Stanford, Saturday at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif., 7:30 p.m., TV: FS West ? USC has lost its last eight games at Maples Pavilion, but beat the Cardinal in Los Angeles last month, 65-42. Stanford had lost six of nine entering Thursday's game against UCLA. Baxter Holmes
January 9, 2012
USC next vs. UCLA, Sunday at the Galen Center, 6 p.m. TV: Prime Ticket — The Trojans and Bruins split the series last season with each team winning at home, and the series is tied 11-11 in the last 10 seasons. USC has won four of the last five meetings.