USC Morning Buzz: Monday Notes

If anyone tries to convince you that USC ticket sales are not down this year, just remember donors are being an opportunity to improve their seats . . . in a stadium that will have a capacity of 77,500 after being 80,000 last season and 93,000 in 2016.

  • Former USC assistant soccer coach Laura Janke is set to plead guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit racketeering. She was responsible for helping Donna Heinel create fake athlete profiles to present to the USC admissions office.
  • Actress Felicity Huffman is set to officially plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
  • USC got swept in a two-game baseball series at Arizona. The third game was not played because of the possibility of inclement weather. It was actually sunny when USC departed but the Trojans had a plane to catch back to L.A. after booking a bus late Saturday night because they agreed to play a doubleheader.
  • The move irked Arizona (24-24) because it needs games to try and get some wins for a possible berth in the NCAA Tournament. After the game was canceled, Arizona turned a scheduled game today with Sam Houston State into a doubleheader.
  • Do you think USC really cares at this point if it plays all its baseball games? The Trojans are 20-26-1 overall and 9-13-1 in the Pac-12. The season cannot end fast enough.
  • The USC women’s track team won the Pac-12 title Sunday night in Tucson. The USC men’s team finished fifth. Oregon won its 13th straight men’s conference title.

Results below:

MEN’S FINAL STANDINGS (21/21 events)

1. Oregon – 173
2. UCLA – 140
3. Arizona – 94
4. Washington – 85
5. USC – 78
6. California – 63
7. Washington State – 53
8. Stanford – 51
9. Colorado – 48
10. Arizona State – 31


1. USC – 154
2. Oregon – 137
3. Colorado – 92
4. Stanford – 85
5. Washington – 73.5
6. Arizona State – 69.5
7. Arizona – 57.5
8. UCLA – 55
9. California – 36
10. Washington State – 24.5
11. Oregon State – 23
12. Utah – 12


17 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Monday Notes

  1. What happened to the USC Men’s Track Program? Did we lose too many seniors from last year or did injuries take their toll? The ruins punked us at the dual meet and now this unacceptable performance at the Pac 12 championships. Who goofed?

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    1. Team lost both Norman and Benjamin leaving early who would have dominated their events. Head Coach Gilbert lacking on the Men side
      with her main concern the Women of Troy. Scholarship limits is a factor
      though. Need a new throws coach with no improvements from the
      performers to make an impact when it counts.

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      1. “donors are being an opportunity” Really?

        Scottie, there are free downloadable apps that will provide a cursory grammar check.

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      1. Smith Gilbert knows everything there is to know —and then some —about Women’s Track……….

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  2. Felony U starts the week in fine fashion.

    1) the SUCCX baseball team forfeits a scheduled Sunday game with Az.

    2) “Former USC assistant soccer coach Laura Janke is set to plead guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit RACKETEERING.”



    1. Ownsmouth, ever see a dentist? USC has the best Dental school for
      that dumb smile of yours. Believe USC made the top 25 universities
      in the country while the ‘ruins not listed .

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      1. When I first saw Owns picture I thought he cut and pasted a image from a Archie comic book. He looks like Jughead. Also has an Alfred E. Neumann vibe as well.

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      2. Damn you for revealing that it’s Enfield, karma! I’ve really been enjoying folks tearing away at that photo [presumably under the impression that it was Owns’ driver’s license I. D].

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      3. Cal75 —as a huge Cal fan, I don’t even like to think about Halloween —-since it comes right after Cal plays Utah [in Utah]……..


      4. MG,
        Looking at the SC schedule through the first 6 games. Holy Toledo. Talk about a grinder. Honestly, I question whether Coach Helton can keep morale high if things go south on those first 6 games. JT better put a lot of points on the board & Stepp better stay healthy.


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      5. Cal75 —As a huge Cal football fan, it’s not the Saturday of the 16th I’m thinking about —it’s the Big Game the following Saturday. Stanford. The true Pac 12 contender from the north. My memory doesn’t stretch back far enough to recall when last that was a happy day ….


      6. P. S.
        You are right about USC morale if we don’t win big in the first half of the season…..


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