The Pac-12 must have breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when the Big Ten announced if there are fall sports, it will be conference-games only. The Pac-12 prefers to lead from behind and now has a template if it chooses to play in the fall. By coincidence, Pac-12 presidents and atheltic directors are meeting today and can discuss how to follow the Big Ten’s decision. … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
Mel Hein Jr., a pole vaulter who was a member of two USC track national title teams, died Wednesday of a brain infection. He was 79. Hein Jr. set the world indoor record of 16 feet, 5 3/4 inches in the pole vault in 1965 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. He later won three City titles as the track coach at Taft High … Continue reading Former USC Pole Vaulter Mel Hein Jr. Dies
If the Big Ten plays football in the fall, it will be a conference-only schedule. The ACC is expected to follow suit. So now at least we know what the Pac-12 will do because the conference never leads, it follows. What happens to USC-Notre Dame? The Irish want the game, of course, because they have six ACC games they will play and need a few … Continue reading Pac-12 Now Knows What To Do Thanks To Big Ten
Every Fox pundit on its “Big Noon Kickoff” show opposes playing football in the spring. Urban Meyer: “When you play a long season and when you get to spring practice … when you play 2,000 competitive reps, your body is not ready for contact in three months or two months. It’s not. I would not put those players in harm’s way. “You talk about student-athlete … Continue reading Who Opposes Spring Football? Everyone At Fox
Larry Scott graciously agreed to take a 12 percent pay cut for the next 12 months, according to an email obtained by the Oregonian. He will still survive on his $5.3 million salary. The problem is Scott is cutting other employees’ salaries 5-10 percent after making them work in super-pricey San Francisco. And he already laid off 8 percent of the Pac-12 Network staff in … Continue reading Larry Scott Takes Another Pay Cut But Is It Enough?
Princeton is cutting tuition 10 percent because most classes will be online. But it has come up with a creative plan for students: Half the undergrads will be on campus at a time: Freshmen and juniors in the fall, while sophomores and seniors will be there in the spring, with restrictions on social activities and a rigorous testijng program. Harvard said it is bringing up … Continue reading Some Schools Bringing Around Half Students Back To Campus