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.
November 11, 2010
Only in Hollywood could a screenwriter mine the rather unsexy topics of water and land rights in Southern California during the early 20th century and come up with one of the most beguiling, beautiful and arresting films of all time. Robert Towne, who wrote the screenplay for "Chinatown," screens the 1974 classic, which won the Academy Award for original screenplay. After the film, Towne will be joined by California historian Kevin Starr, and Mark J. Harris and Ted Braun, USC cinematic arts professors, to discuss the film's resonance with our sense of Los Angeles.
March 7, 2012 |
UCLA staggered through the first 20 minutes, managing to overtake USC, 22-21, by halftime. The Bruins are playing without center Josh Smith, who has not left the bench for unknown reasons. A report on television said that Smith has a concussion. A UCLA sports information department official said he was unaware of any injury, but also said he did not know why Smith did not play. On the court, the Bruins stumbled through what may have been their worst half of the season. UCLA's David Wear missed a dunk.
December 23, 2011
at California, Thursday, Haas Pavilion, 6 p.m. — The Golden Bears (10-2), picked in the preseason to finish No. 2 in the Pac-12 Conference, play at Nevada Las Vegas on Friday before facing USC. California has three players scoring in double figures, led by Allen Crabbe (16.1 points a game).
November 26, 2011 |
USC 50, UCLA 0 (13:56 left in fourth quarter) Before the start of the fourth quarter, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel collected his players in a circle on the field and appeared to issue a challenge. It didn't make any difference. USC scored three plays later on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley to Robert Woods, putting the Trojans within striking distance of their record 79-0 rout in the series' first-ever game in 1929. It was Barkley's sixth touchdown pass of the game, tying the school record he set earlier this season, and his 39th scoring pass of the season, breaking the Pac-12 Conference record.
November 20, 2012 |
Something has to give after an opponent finishes the half by hitting its final 11 shots, right? Well, only slightly. Illinois managed to overwhelm USC on Monday in nearly every department, winning, 94-64, at the Maui Invitational, handing the Trojans their first loss of the season. It was more points than USC allowed in any game last season. Brandon Paul led Illinois with 26 points, hitting six three-pointers, added six rebounds and two steals. For USC, Eric Wise had 13 points, J.T. Terrell 11 and Jio Fontan 10. USC reserve center Omar Oraby, who had a combined 21 points and 12 rebounds in the first two games, was limited to two points and one rebound in five minutes of action and did not play in the second half.
January 28, 2010
USC tonight AT OREGON STATE When: 5:30. Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore. On the air: Radio: 710. Records: USC 12-7 overall, 4-3 in Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 8-11, 2-5. Update: The Trojans will be trying for their first road win outside of Los Angeles -- they defeated UCLA by 21 points at Pauley Pavilion earlier this month. While USC is coming off a 26-point win over Washington and is in a five-way tie for second in conference play, Oregon State is reeling from three consecutive losses and is tied for last with Oregon.
October 25, 2012 |
Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne gave an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout today. Their chats are featured on the Sports Now blog each Thursday, usually at 11:30 a.m., if you want to catch them live. Among the topics covered: --The panel addresses, in a lively debate, the Trojans switching players' numbers during a game against Colorado to gain an advantage on special teams and possibly to try to confuse upcoming opponents.
April 27, 2014 |
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.
June 10, 2010 |
USC's athletics program has been punished six times by the NCAA for major infractions. Southern Methodist and Arizona State have faced major sanctions eight times, the most since the NCAA began tracking cases in 1953. Eight other schools have been punished seven times. A look at USC's five previous cases: 2001 — Tutors committed academic fraud by writing academic papers for football and women's swimming athletes. Penalties: two-year probation, scholarship reductions.