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Morning Buzz: Back To Work At USC

Today is the start of the first phase of USC athletes returning to campus for voluntary workouts. I’ve heard the initial batch of COVID-19 tests did not have any positive results. If you want passionate USC alumni, talk to some of those who participated in yesterday’s Zoom chat on the restructuring of the alumni clubs that appears to give power back to the university while … Continue reading Morning Buzz: Back To Work At USC

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USC Explains Phased-In Workouts Starting Wednesday

Here is the announcement from USC on the plan to allow some athletes to begin workout tomorrow: USC STUDENT-ATHLETES TO BEGIN PHASED RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR VOLUNTARY WORKOUTS STARTING JUNE 24 LOS ANGELES—USC student-athletes will begin a phased return to campus for voluntary workouts beginning on June 24. In partnership with USC’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarah Van Orman and Director of Sports Medicine Dr. … Continue reading USC Explains Phased-In Workouts Starting Wednesday

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Frustrated USC Alumni Flood Zoom Call

I’ve been told almost 400 people are on the Zoom call with USC to hear why 45 alumni groups are being disssolved, a move that has proved unpopular as the university is taking control of these groups. One alum told me that an official told the group it sounded like they were loyal to their local Trojan club and not the university. And if they … Continue reading Frustrated USC Alumni Flood Zoom Call

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USC Morning Buzz: A Busy Tuesday Morning In June?

Quite a bit going on despite the lockdown. I’ve heard around half of the USC football had been tested for the coronavirus by Monday. No word yet on when/if USC will announce results. Former Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard has announced he will transfer to Gonzaga. USC was a finalist. I’ve heard from a lot of alumni the past 24 hours who are upset about … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Busy Tuesday Morning In June?

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USC Says Faculty, Employees Will Keep Working Off Campus

USC provost Charles F. Zukoski sent out a lengthy letter tonight that said faculty and employees will continue to work remotely with no date of return given. USC is in Phase 2 of four-phase plan to return the campus to normal operations. “While our phased approach is managed centrally, each school and department has been asked to submit for approval its own phased campus restart … Continue reading USC Says Faculty, Employees Will Keep Working Off Campus

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USC Morning Buzz: A Great Line Some Might Overlook In Athletes’ Statement

Here was a great line that might have been overlooked in yesterday’s statement from the United Black Student-Athletes Assn. “USC must prioritize our lives and well-being over pandering to boosters and donors.” I almost feel like I wrote that. It’s quite a statement when athletes are even saying this and I doubt many boosters or donors saw this yesterday. The key word is “pandering.” It’s … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Great Line Some Might Overlook In Athletes’ Statement