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USC QB JT Daniels looking to lead more as a sophomore

LOS ANGELES — As JT Daniels fielded questions from reporters during the first week of spring practice earlier this month, he reflected on an area of development for this offseason. Daniels pointed to leadership. “Being more vocal,” Daniels said. “Not necessarily being a vocal rah-rah guy, but I think going into my second year, I have the role to step up more.” The challenge was unusually difficult last season. Not only did Daniels become only the second true freshman in program history to start ...
Tags: College Sports, Sports, USC, Jt-daniels, USC football


USC cornerback Greg Johnson ‘happy’ to return after exploring transfer

LOS ANGELES — Four days before USC opened spring practice earlier this month, its depleted secondary took another hit. Greg Johnson, the only returning cornerback with starting experience, put his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Johnson’s entry in the online database allowed him to be contacted by other schools as he explored a potential transfer. But he did not go through with it. During the first week of spring practice, Johnson had withdrawn his name from the portal and returned to Howard J...
Tags: College Sports, Sports, USC, USC football


Battle of the Valley senior All-Star basketball game loaded with talent

The Battle of the Valley senior All-Star basketball games will be played Saturday night at Sierra Canyon. The girls’ game is schedule to start at 5:30 p.m., the boys’ game at 7:30 p.m.. The boys’ game boasts the area’s best players, including six Sierra Canyon players, USC commit Drake London of Moorpark, Montana signee Kyle Owens of Crespi, and UCLA-bound Jaime Jaquez of Camarillo. The girls’ game will be highlighted by the City Section’s Open Division Player of the Year Hayley Berfield of Gran...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Usc, High School Sports, Ucla, All Star, San Fernando Valley, Camarillo, Crespi, High School Basketball, Jaquez, Derrick Taylor, Sierra Canyon, Drake London, Amanda Olinger


Hotline newsletter: How to count NCAA Tournament units, Pac-12 matchups, transfer anarchy, live sports on Apple(?) and more

* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from March 20, has been made available in archived form … The Big Units The first Pac-12 game of the NCAA Tournament saw Arizona State beat St. John’s Thursday night. But let’s address the scoreboard that matters most to the nine Pac-12 teams not involved in March Madness. That would be the NCAA units, of course. The tournament accounts for...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Utah, Yahoo, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Arizona


Jail time for overzealous parents? Admissions scandal raises big questions about a college degree’s value

So, how much is an undergraduate college degree worth? I will let others ponder the state of modern morality in light of news that some wealthy parents apparently deserve an A-plus in cheating: If the indictments are true, they literally bought their kids’ way into high-brow universities. But one financial question circling the Orange County-centered college-admission scandal is something that keeps almost every parent of high schoolers awake at night … What’s the return on investment, so to spe...
Tags: Business, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Phil Mickelson, Orange County, Doj, Usc, U S Department of Education, Newport Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


USC pro day draws lower-profile class of prospects aiming to impress

Southern California running back Aca’Cedric Ware sprints during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Southern California cornerback Iman Marshall runs through a sprint drill during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Sound The gallery w...
Tags: California, Washington, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Ap, Soccer, Seattle Seahawks, College sports, Ncaa, NFL Network, New York Jets, Usc, Southern California


New USC president Carol Folt dealt with previous academic-athletic scandal

LOS ANGELES — In a news release Wednesday announcing Carol Folt as its new president, USC highlighted her previous experience as the chancellor at North Carolina when she inherited one of the worst academic fraud cases in college sports history. Folt oversaw the fallout from the scandal when her tenure began in 2013. For nearly two decades until 2011, thousands of students, including many North Carolina football and men’s basketball players, took fraudulent “paper courses” in the African and Afr...
Tags: Washington, Massachusetts, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, The Times, College sports, Ncaa, North Carolina, Roy Williams, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Swann, Charlotte


How Rick Singer started the college admissions cheating scandal? It began with a reality TV audition

Rick Singer looks straight into the camera, auditioning for his own reality show about the cutthroat world of college admissions. Wearing a light blue sweater vest, he pitches himself as a “life-coach” for families desperate to get their kids into Stanford, Yale and USC. He has the look of a tennis pro and a voice that could pass for New York “fixer” Michael Cohen. “This is a game,’’ he says on the production company video submitted to a network in 2010 and unearthed last week by TMZ . “Just rea...
Tags: Politics, New York, Hollywood, News, California, Stanford, Boston, Africa, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Higher Education, Phil Mickelson


USC names next president amid admissions scandal

Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt was named USC’s new president on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by the Southern California university’s board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill) LOS ANGELES — The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of Carol L. Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the university’s 12th president, making her the first female leader of the Trojan campus. The hiring co...
Tags: News, Sport, Austin, Soccer, The Times, Pasadena, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Southern California, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, UNC, Huffman, Tyndall, Rohit Varma, USC UCLA


USC names Carol L. Folt next president amid admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES — The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of Carol L. Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the university’s 12th president, making her the first female leader of the Trojan campus. Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt was named USC’s new president on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by the Southern California university’s board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill) The hiring...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Phil Mickelson, The Times, William, Pasadena, Doj, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Southern California, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, UNC


Blind LS Olson participates at USC pro day

Jake Olson's participation at USC's pro day was to raise money and awareness for retinoblastoma, the rare cancer that took his eyesight when he was 12.
Tags: Football, Usc, Jake Olson, Blind LS Olson


College admissions: long a murky cesspool of sports, affirmative action, government and benefactors

If you were laboring under the illusion that the admissions process at elite colleges is a meritocracy, stop. The college admissions cheating scandal comes as no surprise for those who have watched the process over the years. Parents want their kids in good schools because that reflects on them, not the kids. It does not matter if you are Jared Kushner’s dad getting him into Harvard by funding a building, or Forrest Gump’s mom doing the Greenbow, Alabama Middle School Principal to advance her so...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Congress, California, Opinion, Africa, Sport, Cnn, Harvard, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Michael Jordan, Ivy League, Johnson, Usc


Brett Neilon, Justin Dedich vying for USC’s starting center spot

LOS ANGELES — Brett Neilon saw his first chance to start for USC early last season. Neilon replaced Toa Lobendahn when the senior center was sidelined with a pectoral injury in the season-opening win over UNLV. He faced few issues in his debut. When Neilon returned to the sideline to make way for Lobendahn’s return, he watched a series of issues arise. The performance from the offensive line was up and down, at times struggling to protect quarterback JT Daniels or provide much aid for the runnin...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, College sports, Department Of Justice, Usc, UNLV, Trojans, Helton, Clay Helton, Lobendahn, Eastern Illinois, Klingenberg, USC Football


Former Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews signs with Rams

After a decade spent in Green Bay, where his reign of terrorizing quarterbacks led to 83.5 sacks, six Pro Bowls and the 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, Clay Matthews will return home to Southern California, where he has signed a two-year deal to join the Rams. Matthews, who turns 33 before next season, adds a proven veteran to a pass rush that the Rams already fortified this offseason with the re-signing of Dante Fowler. But Matthews is no longer the dominant force on the edge he on...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Todd Gurley, Blake Bortles, Eric Weddle, Usc, Southern California, Clay Matthews, Green Bay, Packers, Bruce, Matthews, Los Angeles Rams, Rams


USC could expel students in admissions bribery scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their […]
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Man shot to death on Whittier Boulevard in East LA

EAST LOS ANGELES — A man was shot and killed in East Los Angeles Tuesday morning. Deputies responded about 12:40 a.m. to a call of a gunshot victim on the 6100 block of Whittier Boulevard and located a man between 25 and 30 years old suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Koerner said. A description of the suspect or vehicle was not immediately available, and it was unc...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Usc, Malibu, Los Angeles County, East Los Angeles, East LA, Homicide Bureau, Koerner, Whittier Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN


March Madness 2019: Printable NCAA Tournament women’s basketball bracket

The 2019 NCAA women’s basketball championship bracket was revealed on Selection Monday. Printable March Madness bracket (Designed by Kurt Snibbe/SCNG)   Related Articles UCLA men’s basketball season in review: End of Steve Alford era opens uncertain future USC men’s basketball season in review: Trojans never took flight in 2019 Alexander: You might want to consider UC Irvine when filling out your bracket ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Alexander, UC Irvine, Whicker, Steve Alford, Kurt Snibbe


TV Best Bets: College basketball is front and center

TV BEST OF THE WEEK COLLEGE BASKETBALL, NCAA TOURNAMENT Tuesday, March 19. TruTV: Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Prairie View A&M, 3:30 p.m.; Belmont vs. Temple, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, TruTV: North Carolina Central vs. North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m.; Arizona State vs. St. John’s, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21-Friday March 22: First-round games, on CBS, TNT, TBS, TruTV Saturday, March 23-Sunday March 24: Second-round games, on CBS, TNT, TBS. And so it begins, with the First Four games of the NCAA Tourna...
Tags: Florida, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, North Dakota, Iowa, San Diego, Nba, Wisconsin, Mls, Cbs


USC men’s basketball season in review: Trojans never took flight in 2019

USC basketball coach Andy Enfield was already a little irritated. It was mid-October, three weeks before the Trojans were to play their first game. About half of the team’s scholarship players were sidelined for practices. Their 5-on-5 workouts were postponed. “It’s been the most unusual preseason in our coaching careers,” Enfield lamented at the time. A critical period for a reworked roster to jell was lost. The early setbacks were signs the Trojans’ season was poised for trouble. They never se...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Porter, McDonald, Weaver, Florida Gulf Coast, Thornton, Boatwright


Is Trump really about to attack Venezuela?

Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered the last of the US diplomats out of Venezuela, saying their presence was a “constraint” on US policy toward the country. The wording seemed intended to convey the idea that the US is about to launch military action to place a Washington-backed, self-appointed politician to the presidency. Was it just bluster, designed to intimidate? Or is the Trump Administration really about to invade another country that has neither attacked nor threatened the U...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Washington, Iraq, US, America, Sport, Syria, Soccer, United States, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, New Zealand, Libya, Venezuela


What do you take away from the college admissions scandal?

If you were cynical before about the 1 percent and access to higher education, has the college admissions scandal made you turn an entirely jaundiced eye toward the way Americans get into school? That’s our Question of the Week, one sad enough to make hard-as-bronze Tommy Trojan weep. Most Americans — certainly parents, and aware students — were long likely under the impression that wealthy elites had access to spots at some universities not available to the average young person. But the underst...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, New Zealand, Junior, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Newport Beach, Tommy Trojan, William Singer, Howellses


The daily struggle for the people’s right to know

Bureaucracies love secrets. They pay lip service to transparency, but have a powerful instinct to dummy up. This predilection for secrecy clashes on a daily basis with Californians’ fundamental right to information about how their government is working—a right granted by statute and enshrined in the state Constitution. This confrontation highlights the importance, or potential importance, of Assembly Bill 289 by Assemblyman Vince Fong, a Republican from Bakersfield. Fong’s bill aims to create a ...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, California Supreme Court, Usc, Gavin Newsom, California Public Records Act, Capitol, Legislature, Fong, Guest Commentary, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Bakersfield Fong


Alexander: You may want to consider UC Irvine when making out your bracket

The world according to Jim: • We are all … Anteaters? From the desert to the sea, from the Tehachapis to the Mexican border, there is one men’s NCAA Tournament team for all of Southern California. It’s UC Irvine, and it might hang around for a bit. The Anteaters, who swept through the Big West and take a 30-4 record to the Dance, have size (as always), experience and stubbornness on defense. They’ve received a fairly favorable draw – by Big West standards, anyway – a No. 13 seed and a first game...
Tags: Texas, Sports, America, Cbi, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, College sports, Ncaa, SEC, San Jose, Spike Lee, Cal State Fullerton, Usc, Ucla, Lakers


How Jake Olson is using USC's pro day to fight cancer

Jake Olson, the inspirational Trojans long-snapper who lost his eyesight at age 12, will try to max out his bench press to help raise money for a cure for retinoblastoma.
Tags: Football, Usc, Jake Olson


Bribery scandal at USC and other schools should have us re-examining college educations

I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” Olivia Jade, a YouTube star and daughter of Full House actress Lori Loughlin, told her fans just before she moved to the University of Southern California (USC) to begin freshman year. “But I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.” With that attitude, one might have hoped Jade coul...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Felicity Huffman, Caplan, Jade, University of Southern California USC, Loughlin, Bryan Caplan, Robby Soave, Lori Loughlin, Guest Commentary


Whicker: The 2019 NCAA tournament, from A to Z

The 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, from A to Z: A is for Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore, a shot-blocker who wrote a kinesiology paper on Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury. In his next game Hardaway dislocated an ankle and broke his tibia. He recovered and now leads Auburn’s backline of shot blockers. B is for Buddy Boeheim, one of three children of Syracuse coach Jim who plays Division I basketball. At an AAU tournament, Buddy drilled 7 3-pointers in a row. North Carolina coach Roy Will...
Tags: Usa, Mac, Montana, Virginia, Nigeria, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Iowa, Nba, Mali, Harlem Globetrotters


March Madness 2019: Printable NCAA Tournament bracket

The 2019 NCAA men’s basketball championship bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday, allowing fans to start filling out their brackets. Printable March Madness bracket  March Madness bracket designed by Jeff Goertzen/SCNG   Related Articles Whicker: The 2019 NCAA tournament, from A to Z March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament Midwest Region breakdown Moorpark College women’s basketball falls short in state title gam...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Moorpark College, Jeff Goertzen, NCAA Tournament NIT


March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament Midwest Region breakdown

North Carolina was the third team from the ACC to receive a No. 1 seed, following Duke and Virginia. Its selection is slightly more controversial. The two best wins on the Tar Heels’ resume came against the Blue Devils when they were without their best player. In both instances, their archrivals did not have their star freshman Zion Williamson on the floor. Williamson suffered a mild knee sprain in the early minutes during their first meeting in late February when his shoe split and later was ou...
Tags: Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, SEC, Caa, Auburn, Tigers, Houston, North Carolina


No NCAA Tournament, NIT for USC basketball

Last year on Selection Sunday, USC’s basketball team met at a banquet hall at the Galen Center in anticipation of receiving an at-large berth for the NCAA Tournament. There was no suspense this time. The Trojans were not selected for the NCAA Tournament, nor did they receive an at-large berth for the NIT, officially ending their season. Following a loss to Washington in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament last Thursday, the Trojans ended with a 16-17 overall record. It was the first time ...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ncaa Tournament, Arizona State, Trojans, Galen Center, NIT, Andy Enfield, Usc-basketball, NCAA Tournament NIT


A degree of corruption

In that classic 1978 college documentary, “Animal House,” Dean Vernon Wormer of Faber College offers soon-to-be-ex-student Kent Dorfman a little helpful advice: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” A lot has changed over the past 40 years. Today Dean Wormer might well say, “Rich, spoiled and privileged is no way to go through life.” Granted, being rich and privileged — which is redundant — has traditionally been an excellent way to go through life. While wealth and power do...
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