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The Legacy Of Max Nikias Proves Costly

That apology USC delivered to UC San Diego also included a $50 million payment in damages for taking UCSD’s Alzheimer’s program. This is a direct of Max Nikias‘ presidency, where he had a win-at-all-costs attitude on everything. He didn’t care about the ethics of taking the Alzheimer’s program. Or the potential for a lawsuit. Sometimes, it might have worked, like when he got the L.A. … Continue reading The Legacy Of Max Nikias Proves Costly

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USC Morning Buzz: The Day Many Waited For Arrives

Time to start the week off with some notes: Today is the start of Carol Folt‘s tenure as USC president. And I’ve already had several emails sent to her that were forwarded to me from angry fans and former players about Lynn Swann and the state of the football program. Folt might need to hire a person just to deal with her emails. If USC … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: The Day Many Waited For Arrives

USC Afternoon Notes: As The University Turns

I hear before he left USC, director of athletic security Rick Carr spoke to the FBI. The College Admissions Scandal is far from over. Don’t forget Pat Haden’s name recently emerged with the FBI and will likely find a way to claim innocence and blame someone else if he is pressed. Who claims ignorance faster? Haden or Lynn Swann? I already said a reader told … Continue reading USC Afternoon Notes: As The University Turns

Sightings

A USC fan emailed me that he saw quarterback Jack Sears at the Pechanga Resort Casino tonight to watch IBF world lightweight champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) defend his title against former lightweight world champion Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs). Maybe JT Daniels will show up and fans can watch Sears and Daniels duke it out for the starting QB job. Continue reading Sightings