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  • USC apologizes for questioning students about their sexual history

    01/13/2016 2:05:49 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-13-16 | Asche Schow
    The University of Southern California has issued an apology for including questions about students' sexual history in a sexual assault training course required for registration. In a statement to the Washington Examiner, USC Senior Vice President for Administration Todd Dickey apologized for the questions and said they have been removed from the training. "USC apologizes for any offense or discomfort caused by optional questions included as part of a mandatory on-line training for students on sexual consent, misconduct and other important issues," Dickey said. "These questions have been removed from our online-training module." "All colleges and universities are required by...
  • University Forces Students To Share Sexual History Before Registering For Classes

    01/12/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1-12-16 | The Federalist Staff
    The University of Southern California (USC) is forcing students to complete an online training course and fill out a questionnaire detailing their sexual history before they can register for classes. USC sent out a campus-wide email explaining that the course was "mandatory, and you must complete it by February 9, 2016. If you do not complete the training by this date you will receive a registration hold until the training is complete," according to Campus Reform’s Anthony Gockowski. Some of the questions are: 1) What percentage of your peers do you think has sex (including oral) at least once a...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Holds Town Hall in Aiken, SC

    12/12/2015 8:56:03 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 172 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | 12-12-15 | Right Side Network
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a town hall event in Aiken, SC at The University of South Carolina Aiken Campus Convocation Center at NOON EST! http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-town-hall-event-in-aiken-sc-12-12-15/ I think ABC is carrying it live too abcnews.go.com
  • Steve Sarkisian files wrongful-termination lawsuit against USC

    12/08/2015 7:00:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    His complaint asks for at least $12.6 million in damages, but Sarkisian's attorney told TMZ.com he will seek more than $30 million. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, Sarkisian alleges the university fired him without accommodating his efforts to seek treatment for his "disability." Sarkisian was on a flight to enter alcohol-rehabilitation treatment on Oct. 12 when he was fired via email by athletic director Pat Haden. "Instead of supporting its Head Coach, Steve Sarkisian, when he needed its help the most, USC kicked him to the curb," the lawsuit states. "Instead of honoring the contract it made with...
  • IRS: Pat Haden's daughter made $68K last year working an average of one hour a week

    10/27/2015 8:27:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Sun Times Network ^ | 10/27/2015 | Will Hager
    An investigation into USC Athletic Director Pat Haden found the Trojans’ top athletic figurehead collects roughly half a million dollars annually for his roles outside of the athletic department.The monetary benefits also extend to his daughter, Natalie Haden O’Connor, who is on the George Henry Mayr Foundation board with Haden.IRS filings obtained by the Los Angeles Times found O’Connor was paid roughly $68,000 last year, with the foundation reporting she worked an average of one hour a week.Haden was also listed as working an average of one hour a week. He made $72,725 from the nonprofit last year. The Mayr...
  • Loss to UW makes clear USC made wrong decision in hiring Sarkisian

    10/09/2015 9:04:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pete Thamel
    Win Forever. That’s the catch phrase, ethos and inspirational book Pete Carroll left behind after his nine-year stint at USC ended in 2010. He resurrected the program back into college football’s elite and ever since USC has flailed in its attempts to chase those highs. At the LA Coliseum on Thursday night, USC got another reminder of why it should have deviated from Uncle Pete’s coaching tree. As USC wheezed, sputtered and pre-snap retreated its way to a 17–12 loss to pedestrian Washington (3–2), the Trojan faithful saw up-close the coach they let slip away.
  • Computer algorithm created to encode human memories

    09/29/2015 4:57:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 09/29/15 | Clive Cookson
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Researchers in the US have developed an implant to help a disabled brain encode memories, giving new hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers and wounded soldiers who cannot remember the recent past. The prosthetic, developed at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in a decade-long collaboration, includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this...
  • A New Report Reveals Inequality In Hollywood Is Worse Than We Thought

    08/05/2015 8:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | August 5, 2015 | James Whitbrook
    The ongoing debate about equal representation in movies is more important now than ever—but it turns out we didn’t really realize just how bad the situation really was. It turns out that, according to a new report, if you’re not straight, white, male—or in the case of a Marvel movie, named Chris—in Hollywood, you’re screwed.
  • Stop Letting the Rich Move to Puerto Rico as a Tax Haven

    04/14/2015 6:23:43 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Edward Kleinbard
    Now that you’ve created the next great app and your investment in your startup is worth a billion dollars, at least on paper, it’s time for a really difficult challenge: how to cash out without paying capital gains taxes anywhere in the world? With no U.S. or Puerto Rican tax on much investment income of new residents, U.S. citizens now can pay zero tax on capital gains. For several hundred affluent Americans over the last couple of years (including Toby Neugebauer, a key financier to Ted Cruz) the answer has been to establish a principal residence in Puerto Rico, and...
  • USC student charged after spitting, spraying window cleaner in roommates’ food

    05/02/2015 6:58:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    (Columbia, SC) A USC student is facing felony charges after she was caught on camera spitting and pouring household cleaners into her roommates’ food in early February. Hayley King, 22, was recorded by her roommates spitting into multiple containers of food and pouring Windex into it in the apartment they shared off campus, a Columbia Police Department report states. King’s two roommates told police they set up cameras in the apartment because they were afraid of what she might do in the wake of fights they had in the prior weeks. The two roommates tried to get King to move...
  • PRO-LIFE BANNERS REMOVED FROM USC; ‘APPROVED IN ERROR’

    04/24/2015 12:10:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | april 23, 2015 | adelle nazarian
    A series of pro-life banners of images of 11-week-old fetuses in the womb saw mere hours of daylight at the University of Southern California on Tuesday prior to being removed by the same university organization that had initially approved them. The light poles instead featured hand-written signs posted on them reading, “Women deserve the right to choose.” “It is unbelievable that USC removed all the posters that were put up around the school,” USC College Republicans member Jacob Ellenhorn told The College Fix. He noted that the banners went through the proper channels to obtain approval.  -snip Monique Allard, USC’s assistant provost for student engagement, responded to...
  • (Pat) Haden (USC-AD) skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law [ed]

    03/31/2015 3:45:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will not attend the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana religious-freedom law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Haden posted on Twitter at (at)ADHadenUSC: "I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. (hash)EmbraceDiversity."
  • THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD COMES TO THE WHITE HOUSE

    02/07/2015 10:58:17 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim “leaders” who met with the President this past week. Among the group — which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • USC alert: Shots fired on campus (U of South Carolina)

    02/05/2015 11:17:00 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    TV4 ^ | 2-5-2015 | TV4
    At 1:20 p.m., USC posted an alert on their website and tweeted it to students saying that shots were fired at the New School of Public Health. Students were told to seek safe shelter and obey officials. The shots were reportedly fired at the School of Public Health building that is on Assembly Street near the School of Music. WISTV is Columbia is reporting that several police agencies are responding to reports of an active shooter. WISTV said that a police officer told them at 1:40 p.m. there was still an active shooter on campus. WISTV reported that an ambulance...
  • Ex-USC professor and FBI fugitive gets 5 years in prison for child sex

    12/15/2014 8:34:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Richard Winton, Kate Mather
    A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he had met online. In addition to the sentence, Walter Lee Williams, 66, of Palm Springs, will be required upon release to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be on 10 years of supervision Williams, previously known as a well-respected academic, had pleaded guilty and admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places. As part of a plea...
  • Man who killed two Chinese students in Los Angeles given multiple life terms

    11/17/2014 7:53:22 PM PST · by VeronicaCromwell · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | The Times of India
    LOS ANGELES: A man convicted of killing two Chinese graduate students was sentenced on Monday in Los Angeles to multiple life terms in prison by a judge who denounced him for showing no remorse and smiling while a grief-stricken victim's father spoke in court. Javier Bolden made no comment during a lengthy hearing during which the mother of one victim sobbed and the father of another called him "human trash" and "a monster." The killings drew international interest and fueled concerns in China about the safety of students abroad. Bolden, 22, was found guilty last month of shooting Ming Qu...
  • USC CB Josh Shaw Hurts Himself Saving Nephew…Or Beating Girlfriend

    08/26/2014 5:25:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-26-14 | Seth Richardson
    University of Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is a real American hero. He’s currently sidelined with two high ankle sprains after jumping out of a second story window to save his drowning cousin who was in a pool but couldn’t swim, according to ESPN. “I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew,” Shaw told ESPN. “My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be...
  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-25-14 | Graham Watson
    USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below. He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his...
  • Suspect in beating death of USC student lived in U.S. illegally 7 years, feds say

    08/01/2014 3:48:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A USC graduate student was killed last week while walking home from a study session, and one of his attackers said that he has been in the country illegally for seven years, a federal official told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. Four men tried to rob the student while armed with a baseball bat. Xinran Ji, 24, sustained head injuries and ultimately died in his apartment after fleeing his attackers around 12:45 a.m. on July 24. An official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the case, told the Los Angeles Times that suspect Jonathan DelCarmen admitted he...
  • WOMEN’S CENTER SHUTDOWN

    06/06/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    The recently announced closing of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate, effective July 1, 2014, has sparked outrage and disappointment in some quarters, particularly among those who say they viewed the Center as a place that welcomed those with alternative lifestyles. Eric Owens of The Daily Caller may have illuminated the backstory, saying that while school officials blamed efforts to cut spending for the decision, in a statement obtained by Inside Higher Ed, Chancellor Tom Moore said the center’s closure was “particularly hard, given the importance of their programming and the unfortunate...
  • 7 dead in drive-by shootings, including attacker, in Santa Barbara area

    05/24/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/14
    A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Jane Fonda To Be Honored As Example Of Using Fame To Do Good In The World. JANE. FONDA.

    03/23/2014 8:19:12 PM PDT · by absentee · 49 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/14 | dunestar
    This week I read that Jane Fonda is being honored by the USC School for Dramatic Arts. "The Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists honors an individual who has used his or her fame to significantly bolster public awareness of important social issues," Madeline Puzo, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, said in a statement Monday morning. "It is our hope that this award will inspire students to be socially engaged in their lives and through their art." I happened across that information online. It made me think back on the many ways in which Fonda has been...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • High-protein diet ‘as bad for health as smoking’ (USC study)

    03/04/2014 10:40:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 04 Mar 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a scientific study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that people who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer by smoking 20 cigarettes each day. […] The US study found that people with a high protein diet were 74 percent more likely to die of any cause within the study period than...
  • CA:Sophomoric Anti-Gun Article a Fun Read

    11/19/2013 8:32:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Greeks destroyed the Trojans Jordyn Holman, a real life sophomore at the University of Southern California has written an anti-rights opinion article that is published in the Daily Trojan.  It is well worth reading, simply for the entertainment value.   The first delicious bit is the headline.  To be fair to Jordyn, it is possible that someone else wrote the headline.  Authors often have no control over headlines.   The headline is: 3-D printing of guns will harm society greatly No evidence of the above is offered in the article.  I suspect that the headline writer is so immersed in a...
  • ‘We need the pedophile’: Child-love sympathizer to keynote conference at University of Toronto

    10/11/2013 8:59:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-11-13 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A childhood education conference to take place next weekend at the University of Toronto will feature keynote speaker Dr. James Kincaid, a Professor of English at the University of Southern California who has been criticized as being highly sympathetic to pedophiles.
  • Trojans dismiss coach Lane Kiffin

    09/29/2013 7:10:10 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    espn ^ | 9-29-13 | n/a
    The USC Trojans have fired coach Lane Kiffin not six hours after dropping to 3-2 after a blowout loss to Arizona State. Trojans athletic director Pat Haden broke the news to Kiffin after the team's charter-flight arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning after the 62-41 loss at Tempe, Ariz., the school said in a statement on its website. USC has lost seven of its past 11 games dating to last year and both of its first two in Pac-12 play this season. Kiffin's overall record in four years at USC was 28-15. Haden will hold a news conference...
  • VIDEO: Students say Obama deserves Peace Prize, but can't say why

    09/17/2013 6:27:09 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 17, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Students say Obama deserves Peace Prize, but can't say why By Katherine TimpfWatch Video HERE Students at the University of California (USC) said that President Obama definitely still deserves his Nobel Peace Prize — but had a hard time explaining why. “I just feel like in general being a good guy, it’s just creating a lot more peace and like, mellow,” said one student, adding, “I love Obama, and I love everything he is doing. I just feel like everyone is so hard on him and it’s only his second year.” When asked what the difference was between President...
  • USC Student Alleges Campus Police Decided She Wasn’t Raped Because He Didn’t Orgasm

    07/25/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    TPM ^ | 07/24/2013 | Zoe Schlanger -
    The University of Southern California is facing a federal civil rights investigation after students filed a complaint that alleged the school ignored campus rape and failed to prosecute attackers even after they confessed. One anonymous USC student involved in the complaint said that campus police had decided she wasn't raped because her alleged attacker did not orgasm, the Huffington Post reported Monday. "Because he stopped, it was not rape," she was told, per the complaint. "Even though his penis penetrated your vagina, because he stopped, it was not a crime." The campus police did not refer the student's case to...
  • FBI names former USC professor to list of most wanted fugitives

    06/18/2013 6:06:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Richard Winton and Kate Mather
    A former USC professor was named Monday to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list after he was indicted for sex crimes against children abroad, FBI officials said. Walter Lee Williams, 64, became the 500th person named to the list, officials said. He faces charges of sexual exploitation of children, traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. Bureau officials said they had identified at least 10 alleged victims between the ages of 9 and 17. Many live in Third World countries, officials said, adding that Williams has traveled extensively...
  • Another USC prof caught on video slamming Bush, berating conservatives

    05/09/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 18 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 7, 2013 | Oliver Darcy & Josiah Ryan
    ‘Serious intellectual & mental problems’: Another USC prof caught on video slamming Bush, berating conservatives By Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan, on May 07, 2013 A second professor at the University of Southern California (USC) has been caught on video using his political science class as a platform for bashing conservatives. In the video, Political Science Professor Richard Dekmejian claims former President George W. Bush suffered from mental instability and stupidity during his time in office. Bush was bound by “serious intellectual and mental problems,” he said before going on to claim Bush must have been “stupid or lying”...
  • Former CIA Director, General David Petraeus Joins USC Faculty

    05/02/2013 7:00:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 2, 2013 6:50 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Retired General and former CIA Director David Petraeus will teach part-time and mentor ROTC members at the University of Southern California, the school announced Thursday. Petraeus, who resigned as head of the CIA last year after confessing to an extramarital affair, will begin at the university this fall. “He embodies all the noble qualities of our founder along with a fearless commitment to excellence. His presence will have a profound impact on our students across many disciplines,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said in a press release. Petraeus, 60, earned a PhD in international relations...
  • ‘Stupid and Racist’: Video captures professor ranting against Republican Party

    04/10/2013 6:22:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    http://www.campusreform.org ^ | april 10, 2013 | Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan
    A professor at the University of Southern California (USC) appears to have used a fall semester 2012 political science class to deliver sustained and angered attacks on Republicans, who he characterized as old, white, racist, and “losers.” In a 15 min. video secretly captured by USC student Tyler Talgo, political science Professor Darry Sragow also appears to endorse the illegal suppression of Republican votes. “You lose their information on the election in the mail,” he suggested when a student asked him how to keep Republicans from voting. “I mean there is lots of ways to do it [SIC].” A teaching...
  • A Historic Return For U.S. Marines To Colt Sidearms

    08/20/2012 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 122 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 19, 2012 | MATTHEW STURDEVANT
    WEST HARTFORD — — The newest Colt .45-caliber pistol is touted for its durability and design. It is tested to make sure it can be dropped in water, covered in mud, immersed in sand or ice or left in a dust storm — and still be able to get off a round when you pull the trigger. "Virtually, it's indestructible," said Casimir Pawlowski, who works in international sales and technical sevices for Colt Defense LLC. "You can drive over these things with a Humvee and they're still gonna work. It's like a brick that shoots bullets."
  • We are the 4%

    05/23/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 2 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/23/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This young man is the 4%. He is the one who proves the American dream is real. And by the way: you 99% OWS-ers are a bunch of whiny, lazy, good for nothing brats who rightfully deserve to remain poor and stupid for the rest of your miserable lives.
  • Arrests Made In Connection With Murder Of 2 USC Students

    05/19/2012 4:35:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 18, 2012 11:00 PM | Ed Mertz
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police Friday announced the arrests of two suspects in connection with the shooting deaths of two Chinese graduate students who attended the University of Southern California. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said authorities initiated two arrests and search warrants about 4:30 p.m. Friday. The first suspect was identified by Beck as 20-year-old Bryan Barnes, who authorities say, lives near USC. Police also arrested 19-year-old Javier Bolden of Palmdale, who is suspected of being an accomplice in the April 11, shooting deaths of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23. According to Beck, the murders sent...
  • 2 USC Students Murdered During Attempted Carjacking Near Campus

    04/11/2012 1:23:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | April 11, 2012
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two USC students were murdered Wednesday morning in what may have been an attempted carjacking in front of a home in the West Adams area. Officials say the victims, Ying Wu and Ming Qu, were sitting in a BMW in the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue with hazard lights on when they were approached by an armed man at 1 a.m., according to KNX 1070′s John Brooks.
  • Matt Barkley will return to USC for senior season

    12/22/2011 1:41:17 PM PST · by americanophile · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 22, 2011 | Gary Klein
    USC quarterback Matt Barkley announced Thursday that he will return for a final college season. Barkley made the announcement in front of a Christmas tree and flanked by six Heisman trophies during a packed news conference at USC’s Heritage Hall. Barkley, a three-year starter and team captain, led USC to a 10-2 record this season and was projected as a top pick in the April draft. He finished sixth in balloting for the Heisman Trophy. Barkley, 21, made his decision after consulting with coaches, former players, NFL personnel and agents and family and close friends. Barkley established a Pac-12 record...
  • PROFESSIONAL SPORTS COUNSELING PANEL DISABILITY INSURANCE (will Matt Barkley stay at USC?)

    12/04/2011 10:23:13 AM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    rolltide.com ^ | 12-2011
    WHERE CAN A STUDENT-ATHLETE GET THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE INSURANCE WHILE IN COLLEGE? Family members upon whom the student-athlete is naturally or legally dependent may provide the money for the insurance premium. The student-athlete is permitted to borrow the money from a regular bank or savings and loan or credit union, provided a coach, booster or athletics staff member does not make the loan arrangements. The Panel and/or the associate athletic director for compliance will provide you advice if the student-athlete wants to secure a loan. The NCAA has arranged a disability insurance program so that qualified student-athletes...
  • UCLA Fires Rick Neuheisel; Will Coach Pac-12 Title

    11/28/2011 11:44:41 AM PST · by americanophile · 38 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | November 28, 2011 | GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer
    UCLA has fired coach Rick Neuheisel after four seasons in charge of his alma mater. Neuheisel will be allowed to coach the Bruins (6-6, 5-4 Pac-12) in Friday's Pac-12 title game at Oregon, the school announced Monday. Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson will be the Bruins' interim coach if they earn a bowl berth. Neuheisel is 21-28 since taking over the program in 2008, never building the momentum he needed to reach his goal of challenging Southern California for city supremacy. UCLA made it to just one bowl game in his first three seasons, winning the EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C.,...
  • SpongeBob SquaresUp FIGHTS two women (video)

    09/15/2011 9:04:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    tmz ^ | 9-2011
    Pretty funny video. SPONGEBOB FIGHTING TWO WOMEN
  • USC-Utah game isn't one for (Vegas) books

    09/11/2011 8:00:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 10 , 2011 | Gary Klein and Baxter Holmes
    USC's 23-14 victory over Utah sent Las Vegas sports books into a tizzy Saturday night. The game originally ended with USC winning, 17-14. But two hours after the game, the Pacific 12 Conference overruled game officials who had not allowed a last-second touchdown by USC's Torin Harris after a blocked field-goal attempt. Contacted about the finish by The Times, a supervisor at the MGM Mirage Sports Book said, "That cost us huge. We needed USC to cover the 8½ and when they didn't allow that touchdown, that killed us."
  • USC stripped of 2004 BCS national championship

    06/06/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion.
  • USC Researchers Say Pollution May Be Harming Our Brains

    04/07/2011 10:12:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/7/11 | CBS
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — New research suggests that pollution in Southern California may be harming our brains. We already know that pollution can do harm to our lungs, but research from the University of Southern California suggests that residents here are even worse off thanks to our traffic-polluted freeways. “It’s not like what you see in smog and the days when you don’t get to see the mountains,” says Todd Morgan a researcher with USC referring to the type of pollution investigated in the study. Researchers looked at the smallest of particles that are not visible to the naked eye....
  • Meg Whitman Spends $163 million to Lose the California Election

    10/28/2010 6:09:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Locust Blog ^ | October 28th, 2010 | James Buchanan
    After defeating Steve Poizner in the Republican primary, it looked as though Meg Whitman would simply steamroll the Democrat candidate. Meg Whitman had been the CEO of e-Bay and became a billionaire in the process. The idea of a successful businesswoman running California had a strong appeal, but an over-managed campaign by inept advisers and Whitman’s inability to take a stand on key issues of the greatest importance to California doomed her campaign to failure. The individual running against Meg Whitman is none other than aging hippie retread, Jerry Brown, the same bungler who allowed California state workers to unionize,...
  • President Obama rallies Democrats in Los Angeles

    10/22/2010 11:48:10 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Friday, October 22, 2010 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writers
    (10-22) 04:00 PDT Los Angeles - -- President Obama starred Friday at the largest political rally of California's 2010 election season, imploring a raucous crowd of 32,000 to vote and telling them, "You have the chance to set the direction of this state, and this country - just like you did in 2008." "You can defy the conventional wisdom that says young people are apathetic," Obama told an adoring throng at the University of Southern California's Alumni Park. "You have a chance to say, 'Yes we can,' " he said, as Democrats enthusiastically took up the chant. But while Obama's...
  • California: Brown leads Whitman 49 percent to 44 percent in poll; Boxer widens gap

    09/25/2010 8:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/25/2010 | Catherine Decker
    LOS ANGELES -- Democrat Jerry Brown has moved into a narrow lead over Republican Meg Whitman in their fractious contest for California governor, while his party colleague Barbara Boxer has opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll has found. The Democratic candidates were benefiting from their party's dominance in California and the continued popularity here of President Barack Obama, who has retained most of his strength in the state even as he has weakened in other parts of the country. Support for Obama may play a...
  • Honor the Constitution's limits

    09/17/2010 2:33:53 AM PDT · by The Raven · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Times ^ | Sep 17, 2010 | editorial
    ... The terms of the Constitution originally were clear. Section 8 of Article I enumerates the exact powers the federal government, through Congress, can exercise - and, by doing so, excludes all other powers. As James Madison, the chief conceptualizer of the Constitution, wrote in Federalist 39, "the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several states a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects." Madison wrote this before adoption of the 10th Amendment, which restates, "the powers not delegated to the United States by...
  • Reggie Bush to forfeit Heisman

    09/14/2010 2:10:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2010 | Staff
    Running back Reggie Bush has decided to hand over the Heisman. Under pressure since his award winning 2005 campaign at Southern California was vacated, Bush said in a statement on Tuesday that he will forfeit the Heisman Trophy. "One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005," the statement released by the New Orleans Saints reads. "For me, it was a dream come true. But I know that the Heisman is not mine alone. Far from it. I know that my victory was made possible by the discipline and hard work of my teammates,...