Some Thursday morning notes:
- I’m told two USC staff members were assigned to take cornerback Jack Jones to classes during the spring semester. Even before he was suspended for spring practice, he reportedly was not attending classes.
USC has not officially announced Jones is ineligible. But Jones has cleaned out his locker at the McKay Center.
- The USC baseball plays its final three games beginning tonight vs. Cal State Northridge at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (25-26) must win two of their final three games to finish .500. After that, it will be up to Lynn Swann to decide whether to retain USC baseball coach Dan Hubbs.
- USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis plead guilty to two counts of domestic violence (willfully inflicting corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim). He was sentenced to 36 months probation and 60 days in county jail.
- Former USC track and field assistant coach Laszlo Tabori died Wednesday. He was 86. Tabori was the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile on May 28, 1955 with a time of 3:59, joining Roger Bannister and John Landy. He set 1,500-meters world record (3:40.8) in 1955.