If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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.

  • 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.

42 thoughts on “If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

    1. I always thought the term “Street Smart” was a compliment to black people , they need to stop being so sensitive. Anyway… good morning fellas, I hope everyone has a fantastic day . Fight On! ✌️ 🌈😘😘. Kisses 😘


    2. Speaking of racist remarks… I went to the Doctor because of rashes on my ankles and the dude told me I had “CHIGGER” bites. The dude had a medical degree from UCLA and an undergrad from USC! I told him why you got to be racist and he said that’s just the name… It’s not just a name to the black man!! Just like Rebel flag isn’t just a flag to the black man. It’s systematic racism rearing it’s ugly head again. It’s time we change the name of this bug to “CRACKERS”!! If you are not with me, you are racist!!

      #BLM #RacistMuch

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      1. You refer to a doctor as Dude. Get a grip on yourself. Use another MD!

        “You got to be racist”, what is your education man?
        Talk USC Sports on this blog with all due respect.


      2. He’s just another GenXer like your fellow brainless libtard Heathcliff Russell. Meanwhile you talk like someone from the beatnik era, MAN.

        That’s how Gen Xers talk, s-head aka Gargamel. You NEVER talk USC sports, MAN, you have been stalking Scott Wolf here for the last 15 years you freak.

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      3. You need to stop being so niggardly (look it up) and go to a real Doctor… one from UCLA for instance

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      4. Find a different doctor. You know, like the guy in Idiocracy…”it says here your s**t’s all f**ked up, and you talk like a f*g…”

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      1. They are also contemplating playing ” Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing ” which is considered the black national anthem

        Lift ev’ry voice and sing
        ‘Til earth and heaven ring
        Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
        Let our rejoicing rise
        High as the list’ning skies
        Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
        Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
        Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
        Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
        Let us march on ’til victory is won
        Stony the road we trod
        Bitter the chastening rod
        Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
        Yet with a steady beat
        Have not our weary feet
        Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
        We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
        We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
        Out from the gloomy past
        ‘Til now we stand at last
        Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast
        God of our weary years
        God of our silent tears
        Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
        Thou who has by Thy might
        Led us into the light
        Keep us forever in the path, we pray
        Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
        Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
        Shadowed beneath Thy hand
        May we forever stand
        True to our God
        True to our native land

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      2. karma — I’ve heard the reasonable argument that certain statues ought to be removed from public places and placed in museums —as a simple matter of appropriateness. The lyrics of “Lift Ev’ry Voice & Sing” —while undeniably moving–I can assure you with confidence are not what most people think of as the best way to get ready to enjoy a football game. It makes more sense if “Lift” is played at a political convention or a rally……

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      3. gt scores! [There is NO way on earth the left would be comfortable with the word “God” appearing in successive stanzas —- almost immediately there would be a new round of protests]……

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  1. This was one of the great meets in the SC-ucla archives, including Willie Deckard, WR Edesel Garrison, Henry Hines, John Smith. Great memories of those guys.

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  2. Oh well, I guess Nirvana isn’t in Portland either…

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      1. Spring would be fine with me, gt –IF other conferences are playing in the spring too…

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      2. My thought is that the benefit of the NIL legislation will make playing here even more attractive than it already is.

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      3. gt –You are prescient! Helton just announced that a spring Pac 12 football schedule “clears the way for an undisputed California Championship Game in May!”

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    1. Kedon getting the spotlight again…, but I hope that horrible offensive line doesn’t get him killed. Scott Wolf thinks he’s soft like a little bitch, and I have to agree. Anyway.. Fight On! ✌️ Kisses 😘 🌈


    1. I’ve been studying the “science” on covid and some things are becoming more & more obvious —the official covid “death count” is twisted out of proportion by including multiple factor deaths as covid-only deaths, the dems are counting on covid to keep people out of work, out of school and, generally, depressed (which is why 9 out of the 10 worst unemployment rates are seen in dem states) and, finally, rising covid positive results aren’t as meaningful as CNN would like you to believe in light of the ever lowering number of hospitalizations.

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      1. They don’t count “covid only” anymore. Now if you check into a hospital, they test you and if your positive they count you as a covid stat. Even in cases of women going to give birth, if she’s tests positive, she counts as a covid patient now. Curious to me too that 6 out of the top 7 states with covid infections have dem governors and the 7th is Massachusetts who’s been run at county and local levels by dems for ever… they acct. for well over 50%, closer to 60.

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      2. Luckily for the dems, it’s relatively easy to rig hospital stats….but it takes our Justice Department FOREVER to move forward on prosecuting those who are manipulating medical records for political and insurance money purposes…..
        [btw, the REAL legal test is going to come in 2021 when California tries to force all state and city workers to submit to a vaccine which will have provably serious side effects]…..

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    1. After I conducted a investigation on all Covid matters, while I was thinking of ways to scoop Scott Wolf, as I do every morning. I came to the conclusion that they don’t count “covid only” anymore. Now if you check into a hospital, they test you and if your positive they count you as a covid stat. Even in cases of women going to give birth, if she’s tests positive, she counts as a covid patient now. Curious to me too that 6 out of the top 7 states with covid infections have dem governors and the 7th is Massachusetts who’s been run at county and local levels by dems for ever… they acct. for well over 50%, closer to 60.


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