Did you see Dr. Dre posted on Instagram that his daughter got accepted to USC?
“My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!”
That comment was believed to be a pointed jab at the parents like Lori Laughlin who paid six figures to get their kids admitted into schools like USC. (UPDATE: It appears Dr. Dre has removed the post).
On the other hand, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine donated $70 million to USC in 2013 and a building on campus bears his name.
Too bad Max Nikias isn’t around to high-five Dr. Dre over his daughter’s acceptance. Oh wait, he is still around as president emeritus.
I’ve not heard anyone in power address this issue of mega-booster donations and the role it plays in admissions. Remember, last week I said an athletic dept. official went to a trustee for help when their child did not get admitted.
“Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” as the saying goes.
- USC offered a scholarship to Narbonne defensive tackle Jordan Berry on Saturday. You might remember Berry committed to LSU last month.
By USC standards, this was known as an early offer.
- USC baseball lost to Washington, 4-3, on Saturday. The Trojans are 8-13 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-12. Sam Barry, Rod Dedeaux and Mike Gillespie are not coaching at USC anymore. And Lynn Swann could care less.