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USC Morning Buzz: Another Scandal To Deal With

What did Max Nikias know and when did he know it? That might a question after last night’s news that a former USC dean and Los Angeles City Council member (and USC graduate) Mark Ridley Thomas were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship and a … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Another Scandal To Deal With

USC Morning Buzz: O.J. Simpson Remembers Wayne Hughes

O.J. Simpson posted this video on the death of his close friend, Wayne Hughes. We lost a great one! #FightOn #USC pic.twitter.com/JlR5NUhAHl — O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) August 19, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I couldn’t resist text a Pac-12 coach and asked for his reaction to the tackling on Tuesday’s big play by tight end Michael Trigg. His response: “What tackling?” Cornerback Josh Jackson (leg) is expected to … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: O.J. Simpson Remembers Wayne Hughes

USC Mega-Donor Wayne Hughes Dies

Wayne Hughes, the man who donated more money than anyone to USC athletics, died today. He was 87. Hughes donated between $400-450 million to USC and he was usually involved in any significant project with athletics. He donated money, often when there were no other options. He made a significant donation to the construction of the McKay Center. He gave $5-10 million to name the … Continue reading USC Mega-Donor Wayne Hughes Dies

Is Coach Bohn Losing The Boy Wonder?

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reports that USC administrator Brandon Sosna met with the Detroit Lions this week to discuss a front-office role. First, did Sosna leak it (probably). That calls into question whether it was a serious interview or courtesy interview. But’s let say it was serious. That would give Coach Bohn a problem because he pawns everything off to Sosna (The Boy Wonder) … Continue reading Is Coach Bohn Losing The Boy Wonder?

Don’t Try To Make Sense Of NCAA

I’ve been critical of Reggie Bush for trying to revise history but I’ve always said the NCAA was wrong with its draconian sanctions of the USC football program. Now we see the double-standard at work again today: The NCAA could not conclude Baylor violated rules when it failed to report/address allegations of sexual assault committed on campus. The school got four years of probation and … Continue reading Don’t Try To Make Sense Of NCAA