Former USC men’s volleyball coach Bill Ferguson will lead a camp next month at Central Florida, which duly notes he was the AVCA coach of the year in 2009 and 2012. Central Florida’s women’s volleyball coach is former USC assistant Todd Dagenais.
This is USC basketball great Bill Sharman getting his shoe print embedded in cement, supposedly along with other Trojan athletes. I don’t know where the footprints were located or if they exist today (perhaps someone reading this knows). It looks to be sometime around 1950, when Sharman graduated from USC. If anyone deserved this honor, Sharman certainly did. He is in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach. For more of his accomplishments, click here.
Virginia, the team that eliminated USC from the NCAA Tournament, defeated Florida and will face Vanderbilt on Monday in the championship series. It is a rematch of last year’s finals. Photo/Omaha World-Herald
Former USC safety Taylor Mays is signing with the Detroit Lions. He was released by the Minnesota Vikings this week. Former USC tight end Fred Davis was released Friday by the New England Patriots, where he hoped to make a comeback after a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
USC is holding a one-day skills camp today for high school players. Among those attending are four-star safety Lamar Jackson, who lists USC in his top three and cornerback Alex Perry, who is part of the vaunted Class of 2017 at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas and currently committed to Arizona State.
UCLA has reinstated offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, who was suspended in March for alleged NCAA violations. Although Klemm will resume coaching duties, the NCAA and UCLA will continue to review the alleged violations. UCLA has not revealed the nature of the violations.
Alabama is going to play Florida State in its 2017 season opener. That means the Crimson Tide will play Wisconsin this year, USC in 2016 and the Seminoles in 2017. Above, USC plays Alabama at the Coliseum in 1977.