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May 18, 2012 |
The parents of two USC graduate students slain near the campus last month have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university, saying the school misled them when it claimed that it ranks among the safest in the nation. Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23-year-old electronic engineering students from China, were fatally shot April 11 while sitting in a parked BMW in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue. No arrests have been made, but Los Angeles police say they believe the killings were the result of a robbery gone wrong.
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
November 21, 2013 |
USC guard J.T. Terrell has been declared academically ineligible. Terrell, a senior, started USC's season opener, a loss against Utah State, and scored a team-high 20 points. He did not start the Trojans' next two games, against Cal State Northridge and Northern Arizona, and did not play at all against Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday. Coach Andy Enfield had told reporters than Terrell was working to put his schoolwork in order. USC has won three consecutive games entering Thursday night's game against West Alabama at the Galen Center.
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.
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.
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 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.
October 4, 2013 |
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.email@example.com
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.