Last week, I gave the guidelines some schools published to allow their bands at football games.
This week, I can’t even imagine a band (or fans) in a stadium unless conditions start changing.
An empty stadium might be the only way football gets played in 2020. Have you “opted in” or “opted out” on USC season tickets?
If the season starts in January, and fans are allowed, you could be going to games in January, February, maybe March, September, October, November and December.
Here is why colleges would like fans to attend games: Michigan projects a $26 million deficit for 2021. Iowa is trimming $15 million from its athletic budget. Oklahoma is cutting $13.7 million from its budget.
- More than 2,500 people have signed this petition to save the USC Alumni Clubs.
- This is an excellent time for USC students to take a gap year! Especially when USC is raising tuition 3.5 percent for mostly online classes.
- Donna Heinel and Jovan Vavic are scheduled to appear in Boston federal court July 15 for a status hearing in the Varsity Blues scandal. Heinel and Vavic were told by a judge this week to prepare for a possible trial at a hearing to contemplate dropping charges.
- TMZ reported this week that Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, resigned from Bel-Air Country Club after resistance from members who did not want them reinstated once they serve their prison sentences. Loughlin is supposed to serve two months and Giannulli five months.
- Per media reporter John Ourand, the Rose Bowl has had seven play-by-play voices in the past 60 years.
- Mark Neal, who played at San Fernando High School with future USC players Anthony Davis and Manfred Moore, died this week of an apparent heart attack. He was 68. Neal played wide receiver at Arizona.
- Did it ring a bell when Cormac Carney stepped down as chief federal judge in Los Angeles after making a racially insensitive remark? Carney played wide receiver at UCLA from 1980-82.
- This week’s memorable music performance took place in 1961 at the Shrine Auditorium:
- It’s hard to explain these days how big a sport track-and-field used to be. When USC went to Tucson to face Arizona in a dual meet in the 1950’s, it took a chartered flight and was greeted at the airport like celebrities. The fact the Trojans flew charter would make current track athletes jealous.
- USC went 79-0 in dual meets from 1951-61. USC won the NCAA title in 1943 and Coach Dean Cromwell didn’t even bother to go to Northwestern. The four-man USC team won the NCAA title but ran out of money and needed help from other schools to to continue their trip to Randall’s Island, N.Y., for the AAU championships.
- In the 1960’s, a USC sports official told football coach John McKay he would miss the spring football game to attend the Fresno Relays, which was one of the premier meets in the nation.
- McKay reportedly told the official he would not have a job when he came back if he went to the relays. The official went to the relays.