Tuesday, July 09, 2002

USC Football
USC wide receiver leaves football team - OC Register
...[Boler] quit the team the first day of training camp before returning. He is the second wide receiver to leave the team in recent weeks. Junior Devin Pitts was ruled academically ineligible in May...Another redshirt freshman who departed, tight end Kolomona Kapanui, is expected to enroll at El Camino College in Torrance. Junior college transfer Van Brown of Pasadena City College has academically qualified and will be eligible in the fall...

Wardlow chooses Boise - LA Times
Former Upland High football standout Jason Wardlow confirmed Friday that he has decided to transfer from USC to Boise State...

Rob Johnson Making Impression At QB - Tampa Bay Tribune
...Gruden clearly is impressed with the way Johnson has performed during the Bucs' off-season workout program. He's so impressed, in fact, that talking to him about his quarterbacks leaves one with the impression Johnson has indeed moved ahead of King...

Pac-10 and 2002 Opponents
Conversation with Washington State QB Jason Gesser - College Football News
...I'm just enjoying everything about this place. Hawaii's not the biggest place in the world. You're on an island and everyone knows what's going on when you're in the papers and it's almost the same way over here. If you're in the limelight, everyone knows you and what you're doing and everyone gives you a lot of support. I just love that so much. It's a straight college town and you don't have to worry about getting robbed or anything else that big cities have. All you have to worry about is school and football...

[Auburn signee] Cox shows impressive QB skills - Mobile Register
...Cox connected on 8-of-11 pass attempts for 111 yards. He directed Alabama's offense on a pair of touchdown drives and another drive that resulted in a field goal. The touchdown drives came on his first two series under center...For his efforts, Cox was named Alabama's Most Valuable Player...

DeSa wastes no time choosing the Bears - Contra Costa Times
..."Cal and UCLA were my top favorites. It was kind of between those two," DeSa said. "I had the strongest interest in Cal. It's close to home, so my parents can see me play. I might get to play early. Academically, to get a degree from Cal is awesome. I wanted to run track, too, and they said it would be fine."...He also mentioned Tedford as a big reason for his commitment...

Camps bring 1,000 players to UA - Arizona Star
...Cooper was one of an estimated 1,000 high school football players from Arizona and the West who got a jump on the upcoming season by spending the last two weeks at three events at the UA...

NCAA Football
False resume costs Allegheny coach his job - AP via CNNSI
...Blair Hrovat never received a bachelor's degree from Edinboro University in 1985 as he had claimed, the school said in a statement. Hrovat has been the head coach at Allegheny since 1998...

[Title IX] Football caught in a Catch-22 position - Rocky Mountain News
...Of the Top 25 football teams in the final Associated Press poll last season, 24 brought in enough money to subsidize their school's other teams. Seven generate enough revenue to foot all the bills within the athletic departments...

Man Held in Bilking of USC Charity - LA Times
...Assistant U.S. Atty. Curtis A. Kin said Thornton embezzled more than $147,000 in donations that were supposed to have been funneled to the Norris center through his Thornton Kidney Research Foundation, which he founded in 1990...

Eat Your Heart Out, Harvard; Stanford stakes claim to being the best university in the land - SF Chron
...Stanford is viewed as a model for success by regional, private institutions -- such as the University of Southern California and New York University -- looking to break into the national elite tier...

More Great Kids - LA Times
David is the first in his family to get a college education. He is presently accepted by and will be attending USC this fall. He is carrying a 4.39 grade point average...

Scholarships for Achievement, Not Need, Increase Rapidly - LA Times
... A recent Irvine Foundation survey of 40 leading U.S. universities found that four California schools?UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and USC, a private school?led the nation in enrolling lower-income students...

Marty Lipstein, 82; Ran 119 Marathons - LA Times
...Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Lipstein served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war he graduated from USC with a degree in physical education, but didn't take to the life of a teacher...

Coliseum Draws No Support From NFL - LA Times
...Coliseum officials say all those problems are either fixable or the result of misinformation. For example, over the years, the neighborhood surrounding the Coliseum became less affluent and fell into neglect. The mere perception the area was unsafe kept fans away and created problems. In fact, crime rates in the area are low, according to USC officials, who count their campus among the 10 safest in the country...

Early Intervention Stops Damage To Insulin-Producing Cells In Women At High Risk For Type 2 Diabetes - Science Daily
Giving an anti-diabetes drug early to women at high risk for type 2 diabetes preserves the health of their insulin-producing cells better than postponing treatment until they actually develop the disease, according to a study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC...
USC Football
They Enjoy the Public Service of Golfers - LA Times
...Freshman fullback Brandon Hancock says it didn't take long for USC to make him feel welcome after his early enrollment this spring..."I was immediately swept up by fraternity rush," Hancock wrote in a diary he kept for Sports Illustrated. "I went to a party every night for four nights. Some houses had 400 people and two deejays, and it seemed as if every house made sure the girl-to-guy ratio was 3 to 1."...

Other USC Sports
Holtrust, Pederson Earn National Soccer Honors - LA Times
...Marie Pederson, a defender at Palos Verdes Peninsula, [has] been selected to the West squad for the inaugural Powerade McDonald's All-American high school gamesSaturday in Charleston, S.C...[Holtrust and] Pederson , who is headed to USC, were the only Southern California players selected by the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America.


Pac-10 and 2002 Opponents
Gesser named co-captain a record third time at WSU - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
...Gesser was announced yesterday as a co-captain along with cornerback Marcus Trufant and wide receiver Curtis Nettles. The senior trio was selected by teammates...

2 players commit to ASU for 2003 - Arizona Republic
...Arizona State football found this to be true with Desert Vista's versatile senior Brent Miller and Thousand Oaks, Calif., kicker/punter Jesse Ainsworth...

NCAA Football
[Dodd] Football needs to start making Title IX sacrifices - CBS Sportsline
...football is left untouched on its exclusive, private island. Name, if you can, the number of the 117 I-A programs that have cut one football scholarship in order to get in compliance with Title IX...

Attack on the MAC - CNNSI
...under the new guidelines, set to take effect in 2004, teams must average 15,000 fans (actual, not paid) per home game. Kent State, despite earning its first winning record since 1987, averaged just 6,595 last year. Buffalo, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Miami of Ohio and Ball State all hovered around or finished below the 15,000 mark...

Marginal credit woes for minorities - CBS MarketWatch
...Minorities with marginal credit scores are more likely to have their home-loan applications rejected by both minority-owned and white-owned banks, a nationwide study from the University of Southern California's Lusk Center shows...
USC Football

Pac-10 and 2002 Opponents
Women at CU party 'set up' for sex - Denver Post
...The Dec. 7 party occurred during the height of the college football recruiting season, when universities try to impress top high school prospects. Not everyone agrees on the party's goal, but some witnesses told police it was set up so the recruits could have sex...

A new jersey for LoVecchio - South Bend Tribune
...he was never the same after OSU crushed ND, 41-9, on Jan. 1, 2001 in Tempe, Ariz. And after the Irish started the 2001 season 0-2, classmate and good friend Carlyle Holiday was elevated to the starting quarterback job for the rest of the season...

Coca-Cola Places Big Bet on NCAA Sports - Smart Money
Coca-Cola Co. (KO) will pay CBS more than $500 million over 11 years in a marketing and media program involving the use of NCAA trademarks and the sponsorship of NCAA sports championships...

Russell: Woman gave consent to sex - OC Register
Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Darrell Russell told police that a woman he videotaped allegedly being raped by two of his friends had consented to the sex, though she could have been drugged...

Title IX hits Middle America - USA Today
..."In my day, football players dated cheerleaders," says LeighAnn Hubbard, Tricia's mother. "Nowadays it seems like athletes go with athletes."...

Keying into the global computer - The Guardian
...It will be the way to manage resources of any kind on the net, without you having to think about it." In a multi-vendor networked world, this requires a standards-based architecture, and Carpenter points to the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA). This is an evolving version of the Globus Toolkit from a project led by the Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago's Distributed Systems Laboratory. The Globus Toolkit will also be used in Butterfly.net, announced at the beginning of May, which is being built by IBM's summer students.