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Morning Buzz: USC Enters Phase 3 Of Workouts

USC entered Phase 3 of its on-campus workouts and I’m told the Trojans actually used footballs. That was probably a relief for the players, who haven’t been able to work out with teammates and footballs since the first spring practice back in March. The big question now is how long these workouts continue as conditions seem to be getting progressively worse? When is USC’s first … Continue reading Morning Buzz: USC Enters Phase 3 Of Workouts

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Never A Dull Moment At USC, Part II

Apparently, there’s a new scandal involving USC’s Office of Conduct, Accountability and Professionalism, according to a report from KCET. Excerpt: “The attorney’s lawsuit was filed just days after USC named a new leader for equity, equal opportunity and Title IX, replacing Gretchen Gaspari, who is accused in the court document of retaliating against the attorney for reporting that her own husband, John Gaspari, was convicted … Continue reading Never A Dull Moment At USC, Part II

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Afternoon Notes: Another USC Connection

Actress Kelly Preston, who died over the weekend after a two-year battle with breast cancer, attended USC. Here she is in her USC sorority photo circa 1980-81. In Varsity Blues news, California couple Todd and Diane Blake agreed to plead guilty to charges they paid bribes to get their daughter recruited to USC as a fake athlete in the “Varsity Blues” case. Todd Blake will … Continue reading Afternoon Notes: Another USC Connection

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USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

WINNERS Clay Helton “Coach Folt” might be in no mood to pay off his contract if there is no college football. 2021 here he comes! Pac-12 CFP hopes Can a Pac-12 team make the CFP if they just play conference games? How do you keep them out of the Final Four if they go undefeated? Even in a mediocre conference? LOSERS Status Quo The coronavirus … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

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USC Sunday Buzz: Another Financial Hit?

Clay Helton might be happy USC is not playing Alabama but it can’t be good news for the athletic dept. Alabama was being paid $6 million for the game. USC was probably being paid less but still receiving a huge payday. The Trojans got nearly $5 million to play Alabama in 2016. That’s another dent in revenue. I heard today about another season-ticket holder who … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Another Financial Hit?