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Scott Ross, USC All-American Linebacker, Dead at 45

Scott Ross, USC All-American Linebacker, Dead at 45

By Josh Wolford September 24, 2014

Scott Ross, a former All-American linebacker and brief NFL player, has died. Ross was 45. Police say Ross was found dead in a car parked near a church. According to The University of Southern California, Ross died of heart failure. …

Google Expands Search Result-Serving Locations Google Expands Search Result-Serving Locations

Researchers at USC have put together a new study looking at how Google serves information to its users, finding that the company has dramatically increased the number of locations it utilizes to do so over the past year. And I …

Snoop Dogg's Son, Cordell Broadus Talks Lane Kiffin Snoop Dogg's Son, Cordell Broadus Talks Lane Kiffin

Most people may not be aware of the kid, but nearly everyone has heard of his father. For those who don’t know Cordell Broadus, he’s the youngest son of platinum-selling rapper, Snoop Dogg. However, these days, the younger Broadus is …

Snoop Dogg: Son Says Kiffin Firing Was Overdue Snoop Dogg: Son Says Kiffin Firing Was Overdue

After the news broke today that Lane Kiffin was fired from Southern Cal, rapper Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, said that the firing was overdue. Broadus is being recruited by the Trojans, but hasn’t yet signed with anyone. Such a …

Jadeveon Clowney: Top College Player Needs Surgery Jadeveon Clowney: Top College Player Needs Surgery

It was reported today that South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney will have surgery at the end of the football season. The USC player, one of the top defensive players in the nation, has been predicted to be the top pick in …

USC Racial Profiling? Parties Cause Racism Charges USC Racial Profiling? Parties Cause Racism Charges

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Los Angeles police are no strangers to racial scandal, but now even USC students are claiming the department has racist tendencies. According to a Fox 11 report on the incident, two parties directly across the street from one another received …

Researchers Have Created Solar Cell Paint Researchers Have Created Solar Cell Paint

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Researchers at the University of Southern California have created a stable, nanocrystal form of solar cells that can exist as a liquid ink. The cells could be used to paint or print onto a clear surface, turning it into a …

Injured USC Tailback, Stafon Johnson, Joins Twitter
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On Monday USC’s Stafon Johnson suffered a very serious injury, while lifting, when a weight bar fell on his throat, essentially crushing his throat and larynx. Stafon had to endure a seven-hour surgical procedure to repair the damage.

The good news is his doctors are expecting him to make a full recovery; the bad news is his senior season is likely over.

Stafon’s mother was quoted, on USC’s website, as saying:

Newspapers Best Opportunity Is Online

As the newspaper industry continues to struggle its best opportunity is online, according to a new annual survey by the Center for the Digital Future at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.

The survey found that Internet users read online newspapers for 53 minutes per week, the highest level seen so far. In contrast, Internet users in 2007 spent 41 minutes per week.

The survey also found that 22 percent of Internet users stopped their subscriptions to a printed newspaper or magazine because they could access the same content online.

Online Gender Differences Emerge

Differences in Internet behavior are emerging among men and women, specifically the impact of their online community memberships, frequency of Web surfing, and their diverging reading habits, according to researchers at the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future.

An analysis revealed that one in seven Internet users who visit online communities, such as Facebook, said their online activities are reducing their involvement with offline counterparts "at least somewhat," a response reported by three times as many males (21.5% compared to 7.3% of females).