Who Knew?

Oregon State coach Craig Robinson inherited a program in shambles . . . and in Corvallis, Ore. But tonight he is a half-game ahead of USC in the Pac-10 standings. Like I’ve said before, it’s a good thing no one really cares about basketball.

Bad Day At Bay Area

USC collapsed in the second half against Stanford tonight. After leading 46-38 with 13:21 remaining, the Trojans are outscored 37-17 the rest of the way and lose 75-63 to the Cardinal. Unless USC wins the Pac-10 Tournament its NCAA Tournament hopes are gone.
Time to look at the NIT or the CBI for postseason play.
USC is currently in eighth place in the Pac-10 standings.

Stanford Ramifications

Washington State beat Arizona State this afternoon to temporarily move into sixth place ahead of USC prior to tonight’s game at Stanford. The Cougars are 8-9 while the Trojans are 7-8. If USC wins, the Trojans could be tied for fifth. If they lose, they could be in danger of falling into eighth place.

Book Review

If you are a USC fan who sometimes wishes you knew a little more about the history of athletics, the autobiography of legendary men’s tennis coach George Toley was just published.Toley won 10 national titles at USC. The book was written by USC graduate Joe Jares, who worked for Sports Illustrated and Daily News, among other publications. Copies of the book can obtained by emailing the publisher: hrmg@mac.com.