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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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September 7, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
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.
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December 31, 2012 | By Gary Klein and Mike Hiserman
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.
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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.
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September 4, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC safety Josh Shaw got a surprise when he walked into the McKay Center this week. Hanging on his shoulder pads inside his locker was jersey No. 6. "I started jumping up and down," Shaw said Wednesday. Shaw, a transfer from Florida in spring 2012, wore No. 26 last season and in this season's first game. He requested the change to No. 6 last spring. The single digit holds special significance for Shaw because of his relationship with former Trojans safety T.J. McDonald.
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
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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.
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.
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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  
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