What Is A Quality Win?

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee will change the definition of a quality win for the 2018-19 season. More emphasis will be placed on winning road games. USC plays two nonconference road games in 2017-18. Everything else is at home or on a neutral court. But maybe Andy Enfield expects his quality victories to come from the Pac-12 road games.

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USC Picture Of The Day

It’s another color photo from the 1973 USC-Georgia Tech, where the Trojans got to wear their cardinal jerseys on the road. That’s USC running back Manfred Moore gaining yards for the Trojans.

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Back To The Coliseum

You know the most annoying part of this photo? All those suites are back blocking the view of the peristyle columns. This should be the last season of those suites. The bad suites in the end zone will remain post renovation. By the way, USC believes it will make nearly $250,000 this weekend with its three days of golf.

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The Star System Continues . . .

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Will Ferrell gave the USC graduation speech.  Deepak Chopra spoke at the Baccalaureate. There is the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. Celebrities are always given top priority at USC.

So is it a surprise that two restaurants at the new USC Village are Wahlburgers and Trejo’s Tacos? Wahlburgers is owned by actor Mark Wahlberg (and Donnie and the rest of the family. Trejo’s is owned by actor Danny Trejo.

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Morning Buzz: USC Did Not Give Su’a Cravens Stability


I’ve written in the past that USC should apologize to players like Su’a Cravens for all the head coaches/assistants they had to play for in their careers. Remember, Cravens had Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron, Clay Helton, Steve Sarkisian and then Helton again as his head coach in just three seasons.
“When I was in college, I didn’t have the same playbook any consecutive year in a row,” Cravens says in the above Redskins video. “I had a different, either head coach or defensive coordinator each year.”

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Will Marvin Bagley Enroll At USC?

There’s been a lot of talk about Marvin Bagley reclassifying himself and entering college this fall instead of graduating in 2018. If he does, USC is expected to be a frontrunner to land Bagley, along with Duke.

Bagley’s father, also named Marvin, played down the rumors via text message:  “LOL!!! You guys are too funny. You should ask whoever started the rumor. They seem to know more than we do.”

It’s possible he just wants to keep the pressure off his son so stay tuned. One other thing: Does USC have a scholarship for Bagley? Scholarships are usually renewed July 1 and USC has given out all 13 scholarships.

So even if someone gets called into Andy Enfield’s office, they would have quite a case to appeal. But I’m sure USC would figure out a way to make it work.

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