USC will play New Mexico in basketball at the Pit on Nov. 30, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
USC announced it would award six honorary degrees next month at graduation and one of them is athletics donor Wayne Hughes, the founder of Public Storage. It would be hard to find someone else who donated more to the athletic dept. over the years than Hughes. He gave money for the McKay Center and donated at least $5 million toward the Galen Center.
Here’s a list of the other degree recipients.
UPDATED: Not listed is musician John Fogerty, who will speak at the Thornton School of Music satellite ceremony.
Former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd has emerged as a candidate at Missouri. That would be a pretty plum job for someone who was trying hard to return to USC last year. It would ensure the Trojans would not play Missouri any time soon barring a tournament.
I will conduct a live chat Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. to answer your post-spring or pre-season football questions or whatever else you want to know about USC.
If you attended the spring scrimmage at the Coliseum and thought the performances were ugly, you were probably right. Then again, almost every spring game is ugly. Carson Palmer passed for 104 yards in the 2002 spring game. It’s usually an offensive struggle.
Former USC quarterback Max Wittek still favors Texas over Hawaii, the two schools he is considering. But he is not expected to make an official decision until next month.
With spring practice over, defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox evaluated the defense, which ended on a high note by not allowing a touchdown at the Coliseum scrimmage.
“We improved a lot over the course of spring,” Wilcox said. “Antwaun Woods and Hayes Pullard in particular showed a lot of improvement. We’ve still got a long way to go.
“(In the scrimmage) we played hard. But we have to get used to moving on to the next play. We looked pretty good but there were a lot of things we need to work on. Maybe there was a misalignment on a play we need to fix and people might not see it. Things like that.”