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USC will spend over $1 million on snacks for athletes

USC was relatively quick to adopt four-year scholarships, and now the Trojans are preparing a feast of snacks for student-athletes. Taking advantage of new legislation regarding snacks, the Trojans are providing a new “enhanced fueling plan” for student-athletes, which will cost the school over $1 million each year. “I have always felt we needed to find new avenues to provide...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern California bucks trend, will now offer four-year scholarships

We'll see if this becomes a trend, but regardless, Southern California athletic director Pat Haden is making a statement that he hopes will endear potential players to USC. The school announced Monday that revenue-producing sports -- football, men's and women's basketball -- will start offering four-year scholarships for its players. The way the system works now: players...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden: 'I will go to my grave' thinking NCAA was unfair

In 2010, the USC Trojans were hit with unprecedented sanctions by the NCAA. Included in the sanctions were a two-year bowl ban and 30 scholarship reductions across a three-year period. The NCAA began investigating USC in 2006, ultimately determining running back Reggie Bush and his family received money and other perks from sports marketers while he played for the Trojans during...
Via Fox Sports West
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Football: The playoff picture and USC

After 16 years of the BCS system, the long-awaited College Football Playoff is on its way. For better or worse, the entire landscape of FBS football has changed. Can it even be split as the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Football Championship Subdivision anymore? Maybe the NCAA should just switch their names back to Division I-A and I-AA. With all the change, it can be easy to...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Heritage Hall to reopen on USC campus after year-long facelift

LOS ANGELES -- Pat Haden knows all too well about rebuilding projects. Essentially he took over an athletic department with its flagship football team recently being struck with severe NCAA sanctions. At his personal home, he underwent a remodeling project that took close to 16 months. His working home needed a facelift as well. That project, however, only took just over a year to...
Via Fox Sports West
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron gets Kiffin's endorsement for USC job

USC Trojans athletic director Pat Haden already has his work cut out for him in selecting a new head football coach, and we're pretty sure he's not looking for former coach lane Kiffin's input on the matter. But he'll get anyway.  "That's easy. That's already done. It should be Ed Orgeron," Kiffin said, via ESPNLA 710 radio in Los Angeles. ...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: The Orgeron Conundrum

Ed Orgeron after the victory against Arizona (Photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Most people did not see this coming. Most people thought USC Football would phone in their season after a horrible loss to Arizona State and the subsequent firing of their coach. Now USC stands at 8-3 after starting 3-2. They are ranked for the first time since losing to Washington State back in...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: A sanctions tale

Pat Haden (Photo credits: Kyle Terada/US Presswire)With USC’s roster depth blasted and new sanctions out for Miami, USC’s sanctions come to the forefront yet again. On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the NCAA finally handed down the University of Miami’s punishment after many years of investigation. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden responded by reiterating that the penalties received...
Via isportsweb.com
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AD Haden makes theatrical debut in USC play

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been encouraging his student-athletes over the years to venture out aor the full college experience. To accomplish that, Haden told them to do something on campus that was out of their comfort zone. And what better way to do that than to lead by example? Haden, the former USC and NFL quarterback and Rhodes Scholar, walked the walk and made his...
Via Fox Sports West
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

How USC's Pat Haden has become the top Athletic Director in college sports

Over at the college football website I run, CrystalBallRun.com, I brought up what I thought to be a very interesting talking point yesterday afternoon: Has USC’s Pat Haden evolved into the best Athletic Director in college sports? Well, after thinking about it some more last night, doing some research, and talking to a few folks who’ve spent time around USC’s athletic department...
Via Aaron Torres Sports
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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