February 1, 2011 |
USC-UCLA tonight When: 8 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570, 710. Records: UCLA 14-7 overall, 6-3 Pacific 10 Conference; USC 12-10, 4-5. Update: USC is bidding for its fifth consecutive victory in the crosstown rivalry, something that hasn't happened since the Trojans won 42 consecutive games against UCLA from 1932 to 1943. But USC has been a team on the decline since its 63-52 victory over the Bruins last month, losing four of six games to fall into a tie with Stanford for sixth place in the Pac-10.
November 9, 2012 |
Nightmares aren't wiped out in 40 minutes. But you have to start somewhere to ease, if not erase, the memory of a school-record, 26-loss season. The USC men's basketball team took that initial step in the opener against overmatched Coppin State, winning, 87-73, on Friday night at Galen Center. Center Omar Oraby and guards Byron Wesley and J.T. Terrell combined for 50 points for the Trojans, and the 7-foot-2 Oraby, a transfer from Rice, immediately showed his ability. He had 16 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.
February 22, 2014 |
AT CALIFORNIA When: 5 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley. On the air: TV: Fox Sports 1; Radio: 710 Records: USC 10-16, 1-12 in Pac-12; California 17-9, 8-5. Update: USC hopes to end a losing streak of seven consecutive games despite being without its top scorer, junior guard Byron Wesley, who did not make the trip because of an unspecified violation of team rules. The Trojans have lost 12 of their last 13 games, including at Stanford, 80-59, on Thursday.
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.
September 7, 2013 |
USC's streak of 15 consecutive wins in home openers is over. Washington State defeated the Trojans, 10-7, at the Coliseum in what was also a Pac-12 Conference opener. USC was held to less than 10 points for only the fourth time in 143 games. The Trojans' final five possessions ended this way: Blocked field goal, missed field goal, failed fourth-down play, punt, interception. USC (1-1) wasted a 150-yard rushing performance by tailback Tre Madden, who carried 32 times.
February 11, 2011
USC next vs. Oregon, Saturday at the Galen Center, 7:30 p.m. TV: Prime Ticket ? After suffering through a six-game losing streak, the Ducks have won four of five going into their game against UCLA on Thursday. They beat USC this season in Eugene, 68-62. Senior forward Joevan Catron, who missed that game with an injury, leads Oregon in scoring (16) and rebounding (6.7). --Baxter Holmes
November 6, 2011 |
Nick Holt wasn't trying to be flip or funny. Based on his experience, Washington's defensive coordinator was just calling it the way he saw it. "I'd rather play USC than Oregon, quite honestly," Holt told reporters on Saturday night after Oregon defeated the Huskies, 34-17. With the Huskies coming to the Coliseum on Saturday, Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian said, "we have to get right and get right fast. " Count on Sarkisian and Holt to have the Huskies prepared.
November 15, 2012 |
UCLA took a big stand this week … in private. Athletic department officials told USC that the drum major for its band could not stick his sword in the Rose Bowl turf. The news leaked and consequences will follow. --Gophers are no longer in danger of being impaled at the Rose Bowl one Saturday every other year. PETA applauds. Minnesota ends boycott, schedules game with UCLA. --Rose Bowl officials do not have to spend thousands of dollars to resod after USC game. Economy suffers.
September 27, 2012
Would anyone have predicted that the UCLA and USC football teams would have identical 3-1 records after the first four games of the college football season? Join us for a Google+ hangout starting at 11:30 Pacific time when USC writer Gary Klein, UCLA writer Chris Foster and national football columnist Chris Dufresne have a roundtable discussion on the locla college football scene. Topics could include: Does USC have a chance to win the national title? Does Matt Barkley have any hope of winning the Heisman Trophy?