The Associated Press reports United Airlines sent a letter to USC offering to terminate the $69 million naming rights deal after Coliseum Commission pushback this week. “If USC is not in a position to honor the terms of the agreement, including in particular the name change, United would be amenable to abiding by the wishes of the community, stepping away from this partnership with USC, … Continue reading United Airlines Offers To Pull Out Of Coliseum Deal; USC Open To Name Change*
Long-time New York sports-talk host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo ripped USC yesterday on his show during a rant on the college admissions scandal. Money quote: “And then I look at USC, that fraudulent joint, that’s got Lynn Swann playing golf every afternoon.” This little blog has been stressing the amount of golf played by Swann for months and it’s finally gone viral. The L.A. Times … Continue reading Lynn Swann’s Golf Habit Has Gone Viral
I want to say something about the USC/Coliseum naming rights controversy. USC has saved a decaying landmark by taking it over and pouring more than $300 million into its renovation. The new tower on the pressbox side may ruin the character of the Coliseum but without USC the stadium didn’t have much hope for regaining its past glory. That said, it is also true that … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
Watch the body language and tone and tell me you feel like John Baxter is doing some self-reflection on what needed to be fixed with USC special teams after season. Continue reading How Are Special Teams Doing?
It looks like the United Airlines naming rights deal with the Coliseum is not going away soon. At today’s Coliseum Commission hearing, no decisions were made on what the commission would request but a lot of comments were delivered. “I cannot imagine an airline wanting the name ‘memorial’ attached to the name of their airline. Just saying,” said one member of the public who spoke … Continue reading Coliseum Commission Hears Comments On Naming Rights Deal
If you go on twitter, it’s easy to find people saying, “the USC players say things are better now” during spring practice, as if everything is going to be better next season. Go find any college spring practices and see if they say the workouts are worse or the new coach’s offense is terrible. That is why I like to wait until the fall to … Continue reading Spring Practices Are Better . . . Every Year