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  • Pete Carroll continues to defend USC as sanctions come to end

     Pete Carroll continues to defend USC as sanctions come to end
    Four months after winning the Super Bowl, Pete Carroll is already back in high-gear, post-NFL-draft mode, chasing another title. But he always makes time to defend USC. The Seattle Seahawks' rout of the Denver Broncos in February made Carroll only the...
  • Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

    Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player
    It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis...
  • For USC athletics, NCAA sanctions are ending, but effects remain

    For USC athletics, NCAA sanctions are ending, but effects remain
    USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free. Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete. “It's been a long four years,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said....
  • USC's basketball program is rebuilding after dealing with sanctions

    USC's basketball program is rebuilding after dealing with sanctions
    Relevance was fleeting for the USC basketball program. The Trojans made NCAA tournament appearances in three consecutive years for the first time in school history and were attracting players capable of making them conference championship contenders....
  • After major probation, USC's compliance office among best in nation

    After major probation, USC's compliance office among best in nation
    After 35 years as a private-practice attorney, David Roberts was ready to step away and spend more time on his golf game. "To straighten my slice," Roberts said. Then he received a request he couldn't ignore. USC's athletic program was reeling...
  • The NCAA's case against USC

    The NCAA's case against USC
    NCAA sanctions against USC's athletic program: •Public reprimand and censure. •Four years of probation: from June 10, 2010, through June 9, 2014. •Postseason ban for the 2009-10 men's basketball season (self-imposed). •...
  • Reggie Bush is a nonentity at USC

    Reggie Bush is nowhere to be seen around the USC campus. As part of sanctions imposed on the Trojans athletic program after Bush and his family were found to have received cash and benefits from sports marketers while he was competing for USC, the...
  • From USC to Langston, Mike Garrett is still all about winning

    If Mike Garrett has his way, he hasn't won his last college football national championship. Four years after he was replaced as USC's athletic director in the wake of severe NCAA penalties, Garrett is again driving a college sports program toward...
  • Reggie Bush was target of NCAA's case against USC

    The NCAA's case against USC largely centered on the relationship between Trojans running back Reggie Bush and would-be sports marketers Michael Michaels and Lloyd Lake. Bush's mother, brother and stepfather had lived in a San Diego-area home owned by...
  • It's rook takes Kings as Ducks win, 2-0, to even series

    It's rook takes Kings as Ducks win, 2-0, to even series
    Bold decision, brave play. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau put 20-year-old goalie John Gibson in net for his NHL playoff debut Saturday night, an ultimate test of the elite prospect's poise with his team on the road, trailing the Kings in the Western...
  • Child welfare advocate knows the system firsthand

    Child welfare advocate knows the system firsthand
    Stephanie Krol's memories of her earliest years are blessedly spare and remarkably benign. She remembers going back and forth between foster care and street life with her mother, who was homeless and often resorted to prostitution. She remembers being...