Entertaining USC Recruiting Tales

A couple recruiting stories from the past: If you think when coaches visit high schools, they just cordially greet other, it doesn’t always happen. Maybe 99 percent of the time, but not always. I remember hearing from a coach at Valencia High School that Ed Orgeron visited shortly after Paul Hackett had been fired in 2000, still recruiting for USC. A UCLA assistant just happened … Continue reading Entertaining USC Recruiting Tales

USC Morning Buzz: Your Coach At Work

There might be a pandemic but the USC digital media team is working overtime. Here is a day with Clay Helton: He reads the bible. He lifts weights. He watches film. He walks the dogs. And my favorite part: At the end, he poses with the ocean in the background. Should Sam Darnold or Lynn Swann be thanked more for providing that view? Making the most of each day! #QuarantineRoutine … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Your Coach At Work

About The Time USC Faced Pistol Pete Maravich

There was a rowdy crowd in John Parker Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 18, 1969 packed in to see LSU guard Pete Maravich. “They would bust windows to get in to watch us play,” Maravich said. “One night against Southern Cal, for example, they busted windows out. They got ladders. They would climb through the windows. They knocked over a security guard. Fifty fans did that.” … Continue reading About The Time USC Faced Pistol Pete Maravich

NCAA Extends Eligibility For Spring Sports . . . With A Catch

The Division I Council on Monday voted to allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility. But there is a catch: The council said it will not require athletics aid be provided at the same level awarded for 2019-20.  That means schools will be able to offer less (or zero) aid if they want. … Continue reading NCAA Extends Eligibility For Spring Sports . . . With A Catch

USC Lands Third Graduate Transfer

Wofford post player Chevez Goodwin has committed to USC, the third graduate to commit to the Trojans since the season ended. Goodwin averaged 11.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season. USC is really going to be quite a mix next season with returining players, grad transfers and incoming freshmen. Not to mention guard Noah Baumann, who redshirted last season after transferring from San … Continue reading USC Lands Third Graduate Transfer