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Sunday Buzz: A John Wayne-USC Story

You probably heard Saturday about an effort to rename John Wayne Airport in Orange County. That prompted an ex-USC player, who is African American, to call me late Saturday and recount a story from 1973 when Wayne toured the campus. “We took a picture together and the photographer told John Wayne to pull his cap back because there was a shadow on his forehead,” said … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: A John Wayne-USC Story

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USC Saturday Buzz: Memorial For Max Tuerk

End of my run, saw all these surfers and picture and asked a young man who this young man was. He said it was his best friend, former USC star Max Tuerk 26 who died hiking on Father’s Day. His sister is a surfer and she organized a paddle-out. #RIP #surf #SaturdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/CqLPggugwJ — Michele Steer (@Michsteer) June 27, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Paddle out to honor … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Memorial For Max Tuerk

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USC Has One Athlete Test Positive For COVID-19

USC has had one student-athlete test positive for COVID-19 according to a statement released on Friday. The program tested 69 student-athletes (56 football. 9 men’s water polo team, 3 women’s soccer and 1 men’s basketball). The one positive student-athlete displayed symptoms for COVID-19 prior to being tested, the statement said, and had not begun voluntary workouts. This student-athlete is now in isolation. Continue reading USC Has One Athlete Test Positive For COVID-19

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If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

Does it feel less likely now than a week ago that football will played in September? Arizona leads the nation in new COVID cases per million. Nine junior-colleges in Arizona will not play any sports in 2020-21. Look at how the American Athletic Conference (AAC) is handling bands and spirit squads: 1) No visiting team bands or spirit squad 2) No on-field performance for the … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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Maybe The Alabama Game Won’t Have Much Of A Crowd

It looked like the USC-Alabama game would have at least a half-full stadium under the latest guidelines from the state of Texas. But Texas had its highest-reported daily figure of cases (5,551) yesterday and the governor has put a “pause” on any further re-opening of the economy. Unless things change, this doesn’t bode well for a fuller stadium vs. Alabama. USA Today reports the Dodgers … Continue reading Maybe The Alabama Game Won’t Have Much Of A Crowd