Federal prosecutors want former USC assistant coach Tony Bland to serve 6-12 months for his role in the college basketball scandal. Bland’s lawyer has asked for no jail time. He will be sentenced May 29. “His conduct now exposes USC to significant potential penalties from the NCAA,” the federal prosecutor wrote in a memorandum said. Continue reading Prosecutors Seek 6-12 Months Sentence For Tony Bland
Being a USC athletic director is a chummy club. The last three were well-known former football players. So they all must have gotten along, right? When Mike Garrett was USC athletic director, he told a head coach, “Pat Haden is gunning for my job.” Haden, who was on the Board of Trustees at the time, eventually succeeded Garrett when he was fired by Max Nikias. … Continue reading USC Afternoon Notes
USC baseball coach Dan Hubbs got ejected in the second inning of last night’s game vs. UC Irvine and should have three games left in his Trojan career. But don’t get your hopes up that USC will hire a big-time replacement. Since Lynn Swann is the direct supervisor for the golf programs (one of his few hands-on duties), what did he do when Andrea Gaston … Continue reading Will USC Spend Money Next Week?
USC lost to UC Irvine, 7-4, on Tuesday in baseball. That means the Trojans (23-28-1) will officially have a losing record with only three games left. More importantly, it means USC will be 5-7 in football; 16-17 in men’s basketball and less than .500 in baseball. That has never happened in the history of the University of Southern California. I repeat: The big three sports … Continue reading USC Makes History Under Lynn Swann
If you think USC playing an FCS school is no big deal, ask Washington fans if they regret their school doing it for the first time in 2011? It’s not that the Huskies only beat Eastern Washington, 30-27. It’s that Washington lost a point of prestige for its program. It was one of only four schools to never play an FCS school. That changed under … Continue reading Afternoon Notes: Ask Washington About Losing A Tradition
Agustin Huneeus formally plead guilty in Boston Federal Court today. He is the seventh parent to plead guilty. Federal prosecutors recommended he serve 15 months in prison for paying $50,000 to rig his daughter’s SAT score and $250,000 to have her accepted to USC as a water polo recruit. “You understand that (my daughter) is not worthy to be on that team,” Huneeus told ringleader … Continue reading More Guilty Pleas In Admissions Scandal