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USC Has Dual Role At Pac-12 Meetings

USC president Carol Folt has been at the Pac-12 presidents and chancellors meeting in Tempe, Ariz., this week but has little to say because the Trojans are going to the Big Ten and the media rights deal is Topic No. 1 for the Pac-12. That’s fortunate for Folt because right now the estimates are the Pac-12 might get less money than the Big 12 on … Continue reading USC Has Dual Role At Pac-12 Meetings

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USC Names Commencement Speaker

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, will be USC’s commencement speaker on May 12. I’m underwhelmed but that’s because I’m not a big follower of those type of movies. Feige is a USC alumnus and has been behind multiple Marvel franchise films, including “The Avengers,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and the “Black Panther” series. “I’m so excited Kevin Feige is our commencement speaker. He’s … Continue reading USC Names Commencement Speaker

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USC More Difficult Than Ever To Gain Admittance

It will be harder than ever to get into USC this year. The university will admit 7,900 students out of 81,000 applicants. That is an all-time low admission rate of 9.75 percent. Safe to say the scandals have not taken any toll on USC. Neither has the tuition cost of $61,503 (before room and board). But USC desirability is what allowed Rick Singer to pull … Continue reading USC More Difficult Than Ever To Gain Admittance

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USC Saturday Buzz: What Did Larry Scott Know?

Why do I get the feeling Larry Scott will eventually become part of the latest Pac-12 scandal, which revolves around a Pac-12 Network distributor claiming it overpaid as much as $50 million. The overpayments occurred in 2016 according to an audit. The unidentified distributor claims they also happened before 2016. Scott was interviewed during a recent invenstigation into the matter that resulted in the removal … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: What Did Larry Scott Know?

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Pac-12 Network Executives Fired

The hits keep coming for the Pac-12. The San Jose Mercury News reports the conference fired the president and CFO of the Pac-12 Networks for failing to disclose $50 million in overpayments “by a media distribution partner to the networks that made the annual revenue appear more robust than it was.” The report identified the executives as Pac-12 Networks president Mark Shuken and CFO Brent … Continue reading Pac-12 Network Executives Fired

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USC Morning Buzz: Two More Blows For Tradition

USC just can’t leave well enough alone when it comes to the venerable Student Union Building. The USC pharmacy, which has probably been in the Student Union for 80-90 years, has been kicked out in favor of one of Carol Folt’s pet projects, the Office of Sustainability. And the Daily Trojan student newspaper, which has been on the fourth floor above Tommy Trojan for about … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Two More Blows For Tradition