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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
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SPORTS
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
SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
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.
SPORTS
June 8, 2013 | By Gary Klein
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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
SPORTS
October 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Uchenna Nwosu, a senior linebacker at Narbonne, has picked up a scholarship offer from USC. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Nwosu was a backup to Keishawn Bierria on last year's City Section Division I championship team. He has become a standout for the Gauchos and has a 3.85 grade-point average. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2010 | By Larry Gordon
Los Angeles' two biggest universities have announced their main graduation speakers, with USC opting for its retiring president and UCLA taking a more unusual, but potentially more amusing, bet on a witty chronicler of Mexican American life. The keynote speaker for UCLA's College of Letters and Science commencement on June 11 will be Gustavo Arellano, author of the popular "¡Ask a Mexican!" column in the OC Weekly and a book by the same name, officials announced Thursday. Arellano earned a master's in Latin American studies at UCLA in 2003.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For the first time since 2005, USC won a three-game series over UCLA this past weekend, sweeping the three games. It gives the Trojans (24-17, 12-9) a nine-game winning streak. Leading the way have been a group of former Southland high school standouts. Jake Hernandez, a Los Osos grad, leads the Trojans in hitting with a .367 batting average. Freshman Jeremy Martinez (Mater Dei) is at .324, and Loyola grad Kevin Swick is at .321. Kyle Davis, a sophomore from Garden Grove Pacifica, has become the standout closer.
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