By Joey Kaufman | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 at 5:55 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 5:56 am Former USC All-American Ronnie Lott is one of six new members for the College Football Playoff selection committee, it was announced Wednesday. Lott, a safety for the Trojans from 1978-80, joins former Arizona Republic columnist Paola Boivin, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, former coach Ken Hatfield, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury and Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin. Boivin, currently a sports journalism professor at Arizona State University, is also a former Los Angeles Daily News writer and columnist. The new members begin three-year terms this spring. “These are high-integrity people who know and love college football,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said in a statement. “Each one of them has built a distinguished career based on diligence and doing things the right way. We’re delighted … [Read more...] about Former USC All-American Ronnie Lott named to CFP selection committee
Jacksonville vs. USC-Upstate When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: G.B. Hodge Center, Spartanburg, S.C. TV: ESPN3 Probable lineups Dolphins (9-11, 3-0) 25 Antwon Clayton, F, 6-6 3.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg 14 Jace Hogan, F, 6-6 16.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg 1 J.D. Notae, G, 6-2 16.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg 3 Devin Harris, G, 6-4 12.6 ppg, 5.1 apg 11 Jalyn Hinton, G, 6-5 8.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg Spartans (5-15, 0-3) 0 Malik Moore, F, 6-6 14.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg 4 Ramel Thompkins, F, 6-7 8.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg 5 Avery Diggs, C, 6-10 4.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg 1 Mike Cunningham, G, 6-0 11.7 ppg, 2.8 apg 3 Jure Span, G, 6-4 10.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg The skinny: The Dolphins take their share of the A-Sun lead on the road for the next two games after winning their fourth game in a row over Lipscomb, 87-69 on Saturday. … JU is tied with Florida Gulf Coast for the first in the conference. The two teams will play Jan. 27 in Sarasota. … The Dolphins are playing their first game outside Duval County since Dec. 22. They opened the A-Sun season by winning … [Read more...] about Jacksonville vs. USC-Upstate preview
By Keith Birmingham | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley Tribune PUBLISHED: November 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm | UPDATED: November 19, 2017 at 11:15 am Photos from the UCLA Bruins vs. USC Trojans during a NCAA college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold celebrates after defeating the UCLA Bruins 28-23 during a NCAA college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen walks of the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. USC Trojans won 28-23. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora upset during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Photos: USC Trojans defeat the UCLA Bruins 28-23 in Pac-12 football
By Scott Wolf | [email protected] | Daily News January 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm USC is headed toward signing another top-ranked recruiting class next month but the question now is whether it will be enough in a reconfigured Pacific-12 Conference featuring marquee coaches like Chip Kelly (UCLA) and Kevin Sumlin (Arizona). Anyone who watched USC squeak out victories over Texas, Utah, Arizona, UCLA or Stanford last season knows the Trojans need every talent advantage they can get. In its current form, USC probably will not beat teams of equal talent. So it needs those four-and-five star players to overcome coaching blunders. Kelly had a habit of getting more out of less at Oregon while Sumlin is expected to draw some bigger names to Tucson than Rich Rodriguez, who was not known for recruiting. That poses more headaches for USC coach Clay Helton. His undisciplined team struggled to pull out victories in a conference that went 1-8 in bowl games. Now he has better coaching competition to worry … [Read more...] about Wolf: Will stellar recruiting class be enough for USC in new-look Pac-12?
Officials are looking into fliers with racial remarks that were posted on a University of South Carolina campus building sign on Tuesday, the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Sophomore Kiara Rious, 19, saw the fliers inside Gambrell Hall as she walked to an 8:30 a.m., class on Tuesday, which was the first day of spring classes at USC. “I don't even know what to say really,” Rious, a criminal justice major, told The State. “It's just really disgusting that someone would put that there.” The fliers were taped to a display case outside the offices for the university’s African-American studies program, she said. A man standing in front of display case was on the phone, Rious said. “He was saying should he take them down or should he leave them up,” she said. The fliers blamed African-Americans for the election of President Donald Trump, but used racially insensitive language to do so. Rious posted a picture of the fliers to … [Read more...] about ‘Disgusting’ fliers posted in building housing USC African-American studies program