Southern California Rumors & News

  • De'Anthony Melton announces he's withdrawing from USC

    Los Angeles Times "De'Anthony Melton has decided to withdraw from USC, the sophomore guard announced Wednesday on Twitter. He hasn't played for the Trojans all season. USC announced in January that Melton would sit out for the remainder of the season after being linked to the college basketball bribery case that..." February 21

  • USC's Boatwright out for season with knee injury

    ESPN "USC has lost junior forward Bennie Boatwright for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Boatwright, who was averaging 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game -- both second on the Trojans -- suffered a left patella injury during Thursday's win over Oregon. The school said he'll be sidelined..." February 16

  • Southern California fires assistant coach Tony Bland in connection with FBI probe

    Los Angeles Times "USC has fired associate head coach Tony Bland in the aftermath of his arrest last fall in the college basketball bribery and corruption probe, his attorney told The Times. Jeffrey Lichtman, Bland's New York-based attorney, said USC cut ties with the coach last week. Lichtman said the school..." January 25

  • De'Anthony Melton Won't Play for USC This Season Amid NCAA Investigation

    Bleacher Report "USC guard De'Anthony Melton will sit out the remainder of the 2017-18 season after being linked to a federal investigation into college basketball bribery. Melton's attorney, Vicki I. Podberesky, confirmed the decision to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times." January 11

  • USC is expected to resolve De'Anthony Melton's status this week following bribery investigation

    Los Angeles Times "USC is expected to decide this week whether sophomore De’Anthony Melton will play this season, his attorney told The Times. Vicki I. Podberesky said USC appears to have concluded its investigation into Melton’s link to the college basketball bribery case and is ready to move forward. “I..." January 10

  • USC's Chimezie Metu suspended one half for groin punch

    Los Angeles Times "USC has suspended star junior forward Chimezie Metu for the first half of Thursday’s game at California after he was ejected for striking Washington State’s Carter Skaggs in the groin in Sunday night’s 89-71 win. Metu was also stripped of his captaincy and required to write an apology letter to..." January 02

  • Five-star Class of 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry reneges on USC commitment

    CBS Sports "Five-star Class of 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry opened up his recruitment and decommitted from Southern California late Friday night. Cherry, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect, is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 27 overall player in the 2018 class, and the No. 7 player at his position...." December 24

  • USC's De’Anthony Melton declared ineligible as bribery investigation continues

    Sporting News - NCAAB "USC declared sophomore guard De’Anthony Melton ineligible as the school continues to investigate allegations of bribery, his attorney told the Los Angeles Times. Melton, who has been held out of USC’s first 10 games, did not travel with the Trojans to Hawaii for the Diamond Head..." December 21

  • If security footage refutes FBI evidence, it’s time for USC’s Melton to be allowed to play

    College Basketball Talk "There appears to be some discrepancies between the FBI complaint and security camera footage viewed by the Los Angeles Times in key details regarding the investigation of former USC assistant coach Tony Bland, a runner named Christian Dawkins and a relative of De’Anthony Melton, a USC player that..." November 29

  • USC's De'Anthony Melton suspended

    CBS Sports "Ten minutes prior to USC's season-opener vs. Cal State Fullerton's on Friday night, the school announced that sophomore guard De'Anthony Melton has been indefinitely suspended, as his eligibility is in question due to the FBI's investigation. "As a precaution, De'Anthony is being held out due..." November 11

  • USC snags pledge from four-star guard Elijah Weaver

    Scout "Four-star combination guard Elijah Weaver verbally committed to USC, he told Scout. “I just trust their coaching staff,” Weaver said. “Their player development is second to none. They are all point guards on the staff and some that went to the league and and they can develop me.” "I just..." October 24

  • USC basketball loses four-star recruit J'Raan Brooks because of scandal

    Los Angeles Times "The college basketball bribery and corruption scandal has cost USC a top recruit, at least temporarily. Forward J'Raan Brooks, a 6-foot-8 forward from Seattle Garfield High who is ranked among the nation’s top 100 high school players, said he is reopening his college search. “Due to unforeseen..." October 16

  • Four NCAA basketball assistants arrested in alleged fraud scheme involving Adidas

    Larry Brown Sports "The FBI announced on Tuesday that four NCAA basketball coaches are among the 10 people who have been arrested and charged with fraud and corruption in an alleged scandal involving a top executive at Adidas. According to the indictments, Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, Southern California..." September 26

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