Dec 032013

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Today: Thoughts on little Tommy Trojan, the science of football, and USC failures (we tried to keep it short)

Updated: 12/3/2013 5:07 pm

UCLA fan stands on Tommy Trojan, USC fans pelt her with beer and bottles

“One UCLA fan, presumably full of a little liquid courage, decided to climb the statue and stand with Tommy Trojan. USC fans did not approve and immediately began throwing beer and bottles at her.”

To read the article, click HERE.

L.A. Football Teams Have a Scientific Advantage

“These night games may provide West Coast teams with an athletic advantage by allowing their players to compete at a body clock time that is closer to their athletic peak than their opponents…the Bruins appear to be headed to a match against an Atlantic Coast Conference team in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso Dec. 31. It would start in the early afternoon…”

Click HERE to read the rest of the story.

USC’s Failure To Escape Carroll Era Will Doom Football Team

“With the prestige that USC’s head coaching position supposedly had, couldn’t they have hired a guy with more flare instead of just someone who was on Pete Carroll’s staff during the glory days?”

To read the full article from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism click HERE.

Unsportsmanlike conduct: The exploitation of Black athletes

“Nearly 43 percent of the USC football roster and 70 percent of its starters are Black. Black athletes make up nearly 90 percent of the USC men’s basketball team…Blacks were not included in USC’s $140 million Galen Center, a 255,000 square-foot basketball arena with 10,258 seats. A 45,000 square-foot attachment contains additional practice room with three sections with enough space for four full basketball courts or nine volleyball courts as well as space for coaches and administrative offices.  Nor were they included in the $70 million John McKay Center, a 110,000-square-foot athletic and academic facility that houses meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and a locker room for the football program, as well as the Stevens Academic Center (including space for tutoring, counseling, study and computer rooms for student-athletes), a weight room, an athletic training room and a state-of-the-art digital media production facility for all of USC’s 21 sports.”

To read the full article click HERE.

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