All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘USC’

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

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. The LA Times says that although there were no signs of foul play at the scene, officials will await a …

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Cookie Monster Stars in Wolf of Sesame Street

Wolf of Wall Street didn’t win the Oscar for best picture, but it did indeed rock. A couple of USC film students shared those same thoughts but decided to do a little tribute of their own with a creative Wolf and cookies mashup…And I mean lots of cookies. I mean it makes sense, right? Both titles end in the same …

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Lane Kiffin to Interview for Alabama OC Position

And the coaching carousel continues. While much clamor has been made concerning the massive amount of firings and hirings occurring in the NFL, coaching changes have been relatively quiet on the college side of the equation. Cue Lane Kiffin. Wednesday, reports surfaced that Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Doug Nussmeier, was planning to take the same position at the University of Michigan. …

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Jon Gruden Does Not Want NFL Job

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden has no interest resuming the position of head coach. Five coaches lost their jobs, which has created open positions in Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota, Tampa Bay and Washington where Gruden has been listed as a potential option. Prior to joining ESPN in 2009, Gruden was the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as …

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USC vs. UCLA: The Case for Ed Orgeron

This Saturday is a big day for college football rivalries: Ohio St. vs. Michigan, Clemson vs. South Carolina, and Alabama vs. Auburn. While perhaps the Alabama vs. Auburn game is the most important football game of the year, the USC vs. UCLA game does not lack its own drama and import. There are multiple things on the line in the …

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USC Study Finds Major Expansion Of Locations Google Uses To Serve Search Results

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 do mean dramatically. According to the researchers, they went from less than 200 locations in October last year to over …

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Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg’s Son, Slams Former USC Coach 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 slowly making a name for himself, but not in the music industry. Broadus is laudably ranked as the No. 6 …

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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 situation would be a turnoff for a lot of recruits, but it looks like Kiffin’s firing could play in the …

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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 the 2014 NFL Draft. While Clowney has been criticized by some sports pundits for not quite living up to the …

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USC Racial Profiling? Parties Cause Racism Charges

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 very different treatment this weekend. One house party was attended by mostly white students, and the other by mostly black. …

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Researchers Have Created Solar Cell Paint

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 solar panel. The technology may turn out to be important, as solar energy is turned to for more of the …

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Injured USC Tailback, Stafon Johnson, Joins Twitter

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:

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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.

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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).

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