Former USC baseball coach/player Mike Gillespie makes his final appearance at Dedeaux Field when UC Irvine plays the Trojans tonight. Gillespie is 16-5 vs. USC since taking the Irvine job after being fired by Mike Garrett in 2006. Gillespie won an NCAA title at USC in 1998 and also won a title as a player in 1961 for the Trojans. He is one of only … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Tuesday Notes
USC has won 12 NCAA baseball championships but I have not heard a peep from athletic director Lynn Swann about the sport this year. The Trojans are in ninth place in the Pac-12, which has only 11 teams and have only one NCAA Tournament appearance under coach Dan Hubbs since 2013. Swann might intend to make a move but even his “State of Troy” newsletters … Continue reading USC Afternoon Notes
Former USC coach Lane Kiffin “liked” my tweet this morning that featured my blog post on USC baseball. Kiffin must agree something needs to be done to revive USC baseball. Who knew he followed USC baseball closely? Continue reading Even Lane Kiffin Thinks USC Baseball Needs To Regain Tradition
Here is legendary USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux talking to second baseman Mike Gillespie in 1962. Gillespie succeeded Dedeaux and won a national title in 1998. USC needs to find a way to regain the tradition that these coaches instilled. It has one NCAA Tournament appearance since Gillespie was fired in 2006. USC has unique challenges as a private school with baseball’s scholarship limitations but … Continue reading USC Picture Of The Day
USC lost to UCLA, 19-2, on Saturday. The Trojans lost to the Bruins, 16-1, on Friday. That means USC was outscored, 35-3, in two games. Think it was a fluke? Earlier in the year, Stanford outscored USC, 34-2, in a three-game series. USC is 18-17 overall and 6-11 in the Pac-12. The Trojans are in eighth place in the conference. Can USC coach Dan Hubbs … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: What Is Going On With USC Baseball?
USC lost to Washington, 9-5, at Dedeaux Field today. The Huskies won the series, 2-1. This comes on the heels of USC getting swept at Stanford last weekend and outscored, 34-2. USC is now 3-6 in the Pac-12 and 13-11 overall. And Washington is 6-3 despite a 13-11 overall record. Here’s a worse stat: Since 2010, Washington is 10-2 at Dedeaux Field and has won four-straight … Continue reading USC Baseball Pac-12 Woes Continue