October 9, 2013 |
USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel can thank curiosity and weak computers for the Nobel prize in chemistry he won Wednesday. To figure out the blazingly fast chemical ballet performed by the body's proteins, Warshel had to form questions that could easily be handled by the limited power of computers developed in the 1970s. He kept his method simple even as computers - and his field of computational chemistry - evolved. At 2 a.m. Wednesday, it paid off with a long-distance call from Stockholm and a voice telling him he would share science's top honor with Michael Levitt of Stanford and Martin Karplus of Harvard.
February 8, 2013 |
Fallout from USC's disappointing season under Coach Lane Kiffin continued Friday with reports that running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu is no longer part of the Trojans staff. Polamalu, a former USC fullback, coached running backs and held the title of offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. The embattled Kiffin, however, was the play-caller and ran the offense for a team that opened the season No. 1 but finished 7-6, despite having senior quarterback Matt Barkley, All-American receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee and running backs Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal, both of whom rushed for more than 1,000 yards the previous season.
September 7, 2013 |
Two games into the 2013 season, there are two words that perfectly describe the state of the USC football program. They are two words that echoed through the bowels of the Coliseum late Saturday night, two words chanted by thousands of voices, two words illustrating how a loyal and sunny crowd have been drenched in anger and hopelessnesss. "Fire ... Kiffin. "' Lane Kiffin returned to work in front of Trojan fans for the first time this fall after being jeered into last winter, and it was as if the coach had never left.
January 29, 2010
USC up next AT OREGON 3 p.m., Saturday, McArthur Court USC has won its last four in Eugene against the Ducks, but this will be the Trojans' last trip to McArthur Court -- also known as "The Pit" -- because the Ducks will open Matthew Knight Arena next season. The Ducks are led by guards Tajuan Porter and Malcolm Armstead, who are each double-digit scorers. -- Baxter Holmes
November 26, 2013 |
UCLA receiver Devin Lucien is never one to take the bland route when answering questions. With UCLA playing USC this week, Lucien was asked how much the result of the game would affect recruiting. "I wouldn't know," Lucien said. "I'm not the person to ask. Maybe you can ask [Shaquelle Evans], because he got recruited by both schools. UCLA was my only option in Los Angeles. " That response led to a question about whether getting ignored by USC would be on his mind going into Saturday's game at the Coliseum.
July 23, 2013 |
The USC basketball team under new Coach Andy Enfield will open on the road Nov. 8 at Utah State. It's the first time the Trojans will open the season away from home since 2003-04. USC's home schedule will begin Nov. 12 at the Galen Center against Cal State Northridge which also has a new coach, Reggie Theus. The Trojans will play in one preseason tournament, the Battle for Atlantis in the Bahamas. That field also includes UTEP with former Trojan head coach Tim Floyd, Kansas, Iowa, Villanova, Wake Forest and Xavier.
November 23, 2011 |
So much for tradition. USC Coach Lane Kiffin and Athletic Director Pat Haden said Wednesday that they were surprised to learn that UCLA plans to wear an alternate uniform design when the teams play Saturday at the Coliseum. On Tuesday, UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced on his blog that UCLA would "be unveiling a uniform that we have been working on with the Adidas design team for several months. " The Bruins are expected to wear all-white uniforms and white helmets.
November 29, 1986
Keep Ted! Keep Ted! Keep Ted! Don't mind me. I'm a UCLA fan. BRUCE JAGAROSOVICH Orange
February 8, 2010 |
Some high blood pressure patients do all the right things -- make every recommended lifestyle choice, take their drugs completely as prescribed -- and they still can't get their blood pressure down. A trial now underway may offer them new hope. It is testing the Rheos Baroreflex Hypertension Therapy System, a small electronic device (with a big name) that is implanted under the collarbone. Wire leads from it are attached to the left and right carotid arteries, where they send electrical impulses that activate the body's own blood pressure control system and tell the brain to reduce blood pressure.