Allyson Felix And Ron Howard Headline USC Honorary Degrees

Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix and actor-director Ron Howard are among six recipients of USC honorary degrees to be awarded at the graduation ceremony on May 13, the first in-person commencement event on campus since 2019. Felix is also going to be USC’s commencement speaker. She never actually ran track at USC but was a student. Howard also attended USC. Also getting degrees are Howard’s movie-making … Continue reading Allyson Felix And Ron Howard Headline USC Honorary Degrees

USC Monday Buzz: What Will Defense Become?

What is an Alex Grinch defense like? The new USC defensive coordinator was asked this Monday night by former USC defensive tackle Shaun Cody. “The calling card has been effort and speed,” Grinch said. “If an individual gives us their max effort and then plays at max speed, they’re going to have success from an individual standpoint and obviously the behaviors, the sum total becomes … Continue reading USC Monday Buzz: What Will Defense Become?

The Sports President!

Carol Folt seems to have stepped up sports tweets in recent months. Whether it was Lincoln Riley, Caleb Williams, spring football or today’s coaches confab. What’s the explanation? She always liked sports. She is promoting sports because she sees its importance at USC. Or maybe sports is a way to talk about USC and take people’s minds off some of the other things a President … Continue reading The Sports President!

USC Notes: Lots Of Effort But Helton-Era Weaknesses Exposed

One quick take I got from a USC coaching staff member today: “There was a good effort and attitude. At the same time, after watching a few practices, some coaches were wondering what’s really going on here the last few years.” USC is in position to land five-star offensive tackle Josh Conerly following a successful weekend visit. Former USC offensive tackle Casey Collier has transferred … Continue reading USC Notes: Lots Of Effort But Helton-Era Weaknesses Exposed

USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

WINNERS A lean, mean machine USC’s roster lacks depth in some spots but the lean-and-mean approach keeps everyone on their toes for spring practice, especially with a new coaching staff giving fresh starts for most everyone. Max Agbonkpolo and Ethan Anderson Might be worth transferring just to see what happens if they get coached up. Transfers Imagine how happy some players in the transfer portal … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

USC And The Oscars

The Oscars are tonight, so here are some USC winners/connections to the award. Former USC quarterback Cotton Warburton won an Oscar in 1965 for film editing for “Mary Poppins.” Warburton was also nominated in 1954 for “Crazylegs.” He was an All-American in 1933 and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975. Aaron Rosenberg was also an All-American in 1933 and nominated for … Continue reading USC And The Oscars