Posts Tagged ‘usc’

Lynn Swann says he’ll stay at USC for long haul, but decision might not be his to make

Lynn Swann doesn’t need my advice, but I gave it to him anyway Friday as we sat at a hotel lobby bar in Vegas . You know, the place where many good ideas go to die.

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Lynn Swann says USC was ‘blindsided’ by alleged actions of administrator in college admissions scandal

USC athletic director Lynn Swann was in bed Tuesday when he received the call about the college admissions bribery scandal that would rock USC and several other schools around the nation. His phone rang twice around 7 a.m. before he finally picked it up the third time.

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USC’s central role in college admissions scandal brings anger and dismay

Professor Homayoun Zadeh was an institution at USC’s dental school, rising over a four-decade academic career from student to lab director to the chair of the periodontology department. But when it came time for his own daughter to apply to USC, Zadeh turned to an off-campus connection to make…

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How the largest college admissions fraud ever let wealthy parents cheat the system

When it came to getting their daughters into college, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer J. Mossimo Giannulli were taking no chances

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How the largest college admissions fraud ever let wealthy parents cheat the system

When it came to getting their daughters into college, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer J. Mossimo Giannulli were taking no chances. The wealthy, glamorous couple were determined their girls would attend USC, a highly competitive school that offers seats only to a fraction of the thousands..

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How USC’s ‘side door’ allowed unqualified prospective students to gain admission

A prominent Napa Valley vintner worked feverishly last fall to secure his daughter’s admission to USC as a water polo recruit. The catch: The girl wasn’t qualified to join the powerhouse team that is routinely among the nation’s best. That didn’t stop the father, according to court documents.

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Forget incompetence, USC’s athletic department is simply corrupt

How innocent they appear in retrospect, those days when it felt as if athletic director Lynn Swann ’s refusal to fire football coach Clay Helton marked a new low point for USC ’s athletic department. If only USC’s humiliations could still be the result of simple incompetence, as was the case with..

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USC’s Bennie Boatwright makes All-Pac-12 first team

USC senior forward Bennie Boatwright was named to the All-Pac-12 first team Monday morning, the conference announced. Boatwright was third in scoring in Pac-12 games, averaging 20.1 points. USC junior center Nick Rakocevic was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention

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One-time teenage quarterback prodigy David Sills now focused on being an NFL receiver

He stood at a podium Friday at the NFL combine just as he imagined he would someday after committing to play quarterback for USC. That was in 2010, when David Sills was 13 years old. Nine years later, after rescinding his commitment to USC, starting his college career at West Virginia, transferring..

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California earthquake early-warning system will mean false alarms. Still worth it, experts say

Earthquake early warnings can come as false alarms — but it’s better to be safer than sorry, researchers conclude in a new study. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, USC and Caltech worked on a research project, published Thursday, to determine the limits of the accuracy of seismic warnings….

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