With its national title in women’s water polo, USC is No. 6 in the Directors’ Cup, which gives points for each NCAA sport. USC has 735.50 points. Interestingly, UCLA is No. 5 with 876 points. Men’s and women’s track; Baseball along with men’s and women’s golf are still to be added to the standings. Stanford, as usual, is No. 1 in the standings with 1,194 … Continue reading USC Currently Sixth In Directors’ Cup Standings
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made $4.8 million in 2016. How is he worth this much money? Someone will point to the TV contracts he negotiated with ESPN and Fox along with the creation of the Pac-12 Network. But I’m pretty sure someone could have accomplished the same amount for $2.4 million per year. USC president Max Nikias $3.2 million in 2015. The answer to his … Continue reading Will The Era Of Outrageous Salaries Ever End?
USC offered a scholarship to quarterback Tyler Buchner of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla. Buchner is only a freshman and a Class of 2021 graduate. He had already been offered by Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and UCLA. Meanwhile, USC’s over/under for season wins is 8.5 according to the South Point in Las Vegas. Looks like this is the emerging consensus. But how about UCLA? The … Continue reading USC Offers High School Freshman QB And Season Win Totals
Whoever USC hires as president will obviously be more concerned with implementing new policies, changing the culture and, of course, fund raising. But how will the new president affect athletics? Will Lynn Swann and Clay Helton be less secure under a president who did not hire them? Considering the impact of recent scandals on Max Nikias, will a new president be less sympathetic if more … Continue reading How Will New President Impact Athletics?
One of the best ideas to emerge from the downfall of USC president Max Nikias is to appoint students and faculty to the Board of Trustees. This helps bring transparency to what the Trustees actually do and will make the them less out of touch with the campus population. Right now, the Trustees are viewed as a bunch of rich people who only care about … Continue reading USC Sunday Notes
USC closed out its baseball season with an 8-4 victory over Cal State Northridge at Dedeaux Field. But the Trojans lost 2 of 3 to Northridge and ended the season with a 26-28 record. USC coach Dan Hubbs: “There were some games we left on the table, a little bit here. A little bit there and it’s a totally different season. (Instead of) 26-28, all … Continue reading USC Baseball Season Mercifully Ends