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USC Will Play Georgia Tech (And Former Trojans)

USC and Georgia Tech will play in Phoenix on Dec. 18 as part of the Jerry Colangelo Classic basketball tournament. The game means former USC players Jordan Usher (11.6 ppg last season) and Kyle Sturdivant (3.5) — who play for Georgia Tech — will face their former school. “USC is a terrific opponent for us; they’ve played at a high level in recent years,” Georgia … Continue reading USC Will Play Georgia Tech (And Former Trojans)

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USC Morning Buzz: LSU Love And Basketball . . . Discontent

Check the USC newsletter today for Part II on the USC basketball drama as Andy Enfield and Mike Bohn seem to have a difference of opinion. USC announced it hired Amy Johnson as football dietician. She came from LSU. I mention it because a USC source tells me Johnson got a sterling recommendation from LSU coach Ed Orgeron. Even though Orgeron might still resent the … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: LSU Love And Basketball . . . Discontent

USC Won’t Lose Twice To Colorado Next Regular Season

USC will only play Washington at home and only play Colorado on the road next season. Andy Enfield is probably upset he can’t play struggling Washington twice but is glad he can’t lose twice in the regular season to Colorado, which has beaten the Trojans seven straight games. USC will open its Pac-12 schedule at the Galen Center against Utah on Dec. 1 and a … Continue reading USC Won’t Lose Twice To Colorado Next Regular Season

Did The Cincinnati/Ohio Pipeline Work Again?

I already mentioned Lindsay Gottlieb and Andy Enfield share the same agent (Bret Just). But a part of me wonders if Gottlieb had been an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic instead of the Cleveland Cavaliers, would she have gotten the job? The decision-makers in the athletic dept. are obsessed with Cincinnati/Ohio, so Gottlieb might have been known simply because she was coaching 250 miles … Continue reading Did The Cincinnati/Ohio Pipeline Work Again?

Today Is A Reminder USC Always Has Money

The hiring of Lindsay Gottlieb as women’s basketball coach is a good reminder of something that is always true of USC: It always spends the money when it wants to. Mark Trakh was one of the lowest-paid coaches in the Pac-12 at around $325,000. Gottlieb should easily make more than $1 million per year. She might make a million more than Trakh. Plus her assistants … Continue reading Today Is A Reminder USC Always Has Money