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Well, I don't pretend to know our baseball history very well, but just looking at stats, 3 of his final 4 years, we went .500 or worse. In the end, results matter..
The article on our team's page says he stepped down...
USC 2013-2014 All Sports Head-to-Head Record: 236-103-2 (0.695)
My USC Football Attendance Streak (Home and Away): 48
No. Forced out I believe. Can't write forced out on team page
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Well, I don't see why not if that's what happened. Wikipedia's issue is that you need a source. If you have one, that's what you SHOULD put, and if the school tries to change it, it won't get to. That said, I doubt there's a source that would say forced out...
Does my memory count as a source? Shouldn't be hard to find looking in LA times , etc.
This post was edited by scinsc5 11 months ago
Did men's tennis win today?
men's tennis defeated baylor. usc plays ohio st. tmrw in the quarters. the tourney is in illinois, so there may be a hostile crowd.
uscla and pepperdine are also in the final 8
Here is the current Men's bracket for those that are interested:
And the Trojan Women play Stanford today in the Sweet 16:
And the Men's Golf team is competing in the Regionals this weekend:
And the Lady Trojan Golf team is in the National Championship tourney, scheduled for next week:
And finally, the Women's Rowing Conference championships are this Sunday:
This post was edited by JCakus 11 months ago
For a while it really looked like we were trying to lose to baylor.
Men's Tennis fell in a 3-4 match to ohio state that was even closer than the score showed.
On the positive side, Men's Golf made it through to the finals, and took a share of the regional individual title when senior Sam Smith posted -10 -8 and +4.
Women's Rowing came in second (cal finished first) in the Pac-12 Rowing tournament. However, it should be considered that the Pac-12's seem to score a fourth boat (Novice 8). The NCAA tournament does not score this boat, and it's obvious that we've been focusing on competing very hard at the NCAAs. Also of note, USC an cal tied when you consider only the three NCAA boats, and since we placed higher (by winning) in the Varsity 8 race, we received the automatic qualifier slot to the NCAAs (though, that's mostly formal; we'd have gone anyway).
Varsity 8 finished first by a healthy 5 second margin and remains undefeated on the year, heading into the NCAAs. The varsity 8 has never placed 1st at the NCAAs, finishing 3rd in the Grand Final last year. The Varsity 8 is the highest scoring race. Assuming the NCAA scoring is the same as last year, the Varsity 8 race is worth 48 points for first place, and 3 points less for each place below that.
2nd Varsity 8 finished second, down by 4 seconds from cal. The second varsity race should be worth 32 points for first place at the NCAAs, and 2 points less for each place below that.
Varsity 4 finished in 5th, 11 seconds out of first place. The varsity 4 race should be worth 16 points for first place at the NCAAs, and 2 points less for each place below that.
Novice 8 finished in 5th, 16 seconds out of first place. Novice 8 does not score at the NCAAs.
So, the outlook for the NCAAs is very good. We will be competing with cal and ohio state, likely for the championship. We have shown we can beat cal in the Varsity 8 consistently, and if you can have one boat be dominant, that's the one you want. However, ohio state is a bit of mystery; we haven't faced them all year. Still, we're likely the favorites. We need a strong race from Varsity 8 and 2nd Varsity 8, which we know they can do, and some improvement from Varsity 4 to lock it up (but again, if you have to have a weak boat, having it be Varsity 4 is probably best).
The bRuins are out on the women's tennis side of things. However, stanford beat florida to get through and face texas a&m in the championship.
On the men's side, the championship will be ucla vs vriginia. We've made good ground on both recently in terms of NCAA championships, so it would be great if neither won so we could keep gaining...the bRuins have not won title since women's volleyball in late 2011, and have not won a men's since spring 2008. The last one for stanford was over a year ago when they won women's water polo.
On a much more positive note, the Women's Golf NCAA tournament finals begin tomorrow and run till the 24th. USC is the favorite, by a small margin over alabama, duke, and oklahoma, to win.
Okay, looks like it is time for the NCAA Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles championships.
Looks like we have 4 Trojan men competing in the singles bracket:
But, it does not appear that we have a team for the Men's doubles:
Looks like we have 3 Lady Trojans in the Women's Singles bracket:
And one Trojan team competing in the Women's doubles tourney:
did ucla win men's tennis?
However, stanford did win women's. Which is really frustrating as it means we really missed an opportunity there (as we all thought we did). We know we could have beaten stanford...
Championships (NCAA) now stand at:
fucla: 129 (108)
stanford: 120 (104)
USC: 119 (97)
We have been making a little more ground than stanford over the last five years, and a TON of ground on the bRuins. It's looking a little more likely that stanford will pass them before we get a chance to pass stanford, but you never know.
This post was edited by Embowaf 11 months ago
i heard the ucla virginia match was 3-3 and the ucla player was serving for the match and championship up 5-3 and on match point his racket or body touched the net and he proceeded to lose the game and more games and the match
Yep, that's right. It was a major mistake by him. He choked it away.
Update on Track and Field from USC Athletic's release:
"Trojans who earned a trip to the NCAA Championships by advancing out of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds with a top 12 finish are: Lauren Blackburn (women's 100m HH), Alitta Boyd (women's long jump and triple jump), Aaron Brown (men's 100m and 200m), Alexandra Collatz (women's discus), Melia Cox (women's triple jump, 100m HH, 4x100m), Remington Contatser (men's hammer throw), Aleec Harris (men's 110m HH), Vanessa Jones (women's 4x100m and 4x400m), Loudia Laarman (women's 4x100m), Ashley Liverpool (women's 4x400m), Akawkaw Ndipagbor (women's 200m and 4x400m), Bryshon Nellum (men's 200m and 400m), Jenny Ozorai (women's hammer throw), Jenna Puterbaugh (women's 4x100m and 4x400m), and Reggie Wyatt (men's 400m IH)."
That's not great, but not awful. Last year we sent 10 entries each--including relays--in men's and women's. This year it is 7 for the men, with no relays and 9 for women's, including both relays.
Last year the women finished T-24 which, excepting 2010 with apparently no points and therefore no placing, was our worst result at nationals since 1995. The men finished 11th, which is on the low end of usual for them recently.
And so, don't expect a championship in either event, though it would not be surprising to see a win or two in individual events either. This is, I think indicative of three things:
- First, this is clearly a down year for us, in certain regards
- Second, Ron Alice took the women's team from irrelevancy and won one championship (10 years ago) and made it almost always place in the top ten, but last year, and based on the low number of athletes we are sending, likely this year too will be his lowest on record since his first year (1995). The men however, while ticking up a little under his coaching, have not improved dramatically (though of course, no coach has been able to truly figure out USC track since the late 70s)
- Third, the scholarship issue becomes apparent again. These rules have absolutely decimated the once premier track program in history. And they seem to have been directly targeted at us. This makes me fairly angry the more I learn about it.
USC's Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria have won the 2013 Women's Doubles Tennis Championship. We all sort stopped following once the teams were out, but we now have a (doubles) individual champion! Their only loss on the whole year was in the team's final match against stanford, which contributed to the loss of the doubles point, and ultimately the match (in other words, while we can't say they lost the match on their own, all other things being equal, had they won, we would have). Congratulations to them, though it does bring back another what if for the team title...
I watched their semi match yesterday. definitely came through when the going got tough.
Tommy, Rebel, and our newest rescue Harley!
Men's golf is now done.
As expected, we will not make the cut after three rounds. The top 8 teams will go on to head to head play (essentially, an 8 team bracket seeded from their scores so far). The top 8 teams are not yet set, but USC's score is, and 8 other teams have also finalized scores higher than ours. However, ucla's +18, 4 strokes worse than us, IS suprising, considering that they came into this tournament as the 3 seed. Therefore, unless they manage to get hot in baseball or shock the world with a track and field championship (and they aren't really sending enough athletes to do so...), their men's national title drought (no titles since men's golf in spring 2008) will continue until at least the fall. It's also likely that their overall title drought will continue until at least the fall as well, with their women's rowing and women's track and field teams very unlikely to win as well, with their last overall championship being women's volleyball in 2011. We have won 4 titles since then (men's tennis, men's water polo, women's water polo, women's golf).
USC Athletics posted a really good video on our 2012-2013 Athletic programs. Sure, football did disappoint, but we did really well overall. Fight On!
Men's in general dropped the ball in a few places, other than water polo and track. We needed more out of football, basketball, tennis, golf, and baseball. But the department as a whole had a good year. 3 championships, and 12 over the last 5 years? Amazing.
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