Without McCoy, who transferred to Texas after he was enrolled in classes for less than three weeks, USC does not have a five-star in the fold for its recruiting class for the first time since 2000, when recruiting services began ranking the top high school players.,Over more recent years, the Trojans have faced more difficulty reeling in five-star talent, largely the prospects from outside California, at times leaving them over-reliant on top players from their own backyard.,The Trojans finished 5-7 last year, their first losing season since 2000, prompting calls from fans for Helton to be fired following his third full season before the embattled coach was retained by Athletic Director Lynn Swann.,But even in the initial seasons under Helton, while the Trojans made consecutive New Year’s Six bowl games, they were unable to pluck five-star recruits from other regions of the country and poach prospects from other blue-blood schools that have had a better recent track record of producing NFL draft picks, especially among offensive linemen.,Gorney and other analysts reasoned that the Trojans have had enough talent in recent seasons to contend for Pac-12 championships, and they won the conference crown in their second season under Helton in 2017.

Enzo Fuschino was hired as men's soccer coach at North Central.,Fuschino spent the last 12 seasons at Wisconsin Platteville, leading the Pioneers to the NCAA Division III National Tournament four times.

R.C. Slocum spent nearly three decades coaching football at Texas AM, and if the rules changed, recruiting didn't.,But money, social media and the pursuit of national glory changed recruiting in the Lone Star State, at least at Texas and AM.,For the first time in 20 years, Texas, AM and Oklahoma will finish in the top five of the 247Sports' composite recruiting rankings.,Now that recruiting budgets at Texas and AM have climbed into seven figures, it's easier for coaches to go national as well as fly recruits in for visits.,Besides 10 Texas recruits this year, he signed players from Georgia, California, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Washington D.C.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Super Bowl LIII will kick off in Atlanta, where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will square off, reprising Super Bowl XXVI.,The 2019 Super Bowl kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.,Coverage on CBS starts at 11:30 a.m. with That Other Pregame Show, followed by Road to the Super Bowl from 12 p.m. until 1:00.,Tony Goes to the Super Bowl, featuring CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo, will air from 1 p.m. until 2:00, when The Super Bowl Today pregame show airs until kickoff.,For the first time ever, Meredes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will host the Super Bowl.

The Los Angeles Rams’ overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints in the National Football Conference championship on Jan. 20 was arguably the franchise’s biggest moment in nearly two decades.,But it wasn’t even the most-viewed football game in Los Angeles that day.,More Angelinos watched the New England Patriots defeat the Kansas City Chiefs.

NORMAN— The No. 1 Oklahoma men's gymnastics team hosts the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes inside McCasland Field House Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT as the Sooners chase their 105th straight victory.,Oklahoma continues its chase for its fifth straight national title on Saturday as the No. 1 Sooners (7-0) welcome No. 8 Ohio State (2-3) to McCasland Field House at 7 p.m. CT.,Entering his 20th season at the helm of OU men’s gymnastics, head coach Mark Williams and his team are aiming at an NCAA men's gym record 12th national championship in 2019.,In the Road to Nationals rankings, OU holds the top team average (414.500) along with the top spot on floor exercise (70.325), still rings (70.025), vault (72.450) and high bar (67.250).,Individually, senior co-captain Genki Suzuki recorded the top all-around score of the season (83.600) in last weekend's home opener, putting him at No. 1 in the all-around ranks.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign.,The Democratic mayor, who has said he will soon decide whether to enter the 2020 White House contest, would anchor his candidacy to the idea that local government is where things get done in America, in contrast to the turmoil and vast political divide in President Donald Trump's Washington.,But as a mayor, Garcetti faces numerous hurdles not shared with potential rivals like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren or former Vice President Joe Biden, who are fixtures in the Washington establishment.,Other mayors considering White House bids have their own challenges but have more cushion than Garcetti - they are no longer in office.,Mitch Landrieu, who spent two terms leading New Orleans, gained national attention with his decision as a white mayor of a majority black city to remove high-profile Confederate monuments and arguing that the nation needs a frank discussion on race.

read more read more Photo By Bradley Hicks | Air Force Test Center Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, right, is greeted by Sean Smith outside of the Aerodynamic & Propulsion Test Unit during Azzano’s Nov. 16 tour of Arnold Air Force Base.,(U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks) (This image was altered by obscuring badges for security purposes)  see less | View Image Page

The AFTC, headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, California, leads the Air Force test and evaluation mission, conducting developmental T&E and evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.,The organizations of the AFTC include: Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB; 96th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; and 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, California.,Azzano: I want them to know how incredibly important AEDC is to the Air Force Test Center and to the defense of our nation.,So looking at the hundreds of millions of dollars directed to AEDC to develop and sustain next-generation infrastructure for hypersonics research, I see a unique opportunity for the Air Force Test Center. read more

Liz was raised in Albany, California, and began a lifelong devotion to music, playing the flute with the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Bay Area Wind Symphony and first chair at Albany High School.,In 2002, Liz left journalism and returned to her first love, music.,She bought and quickly expanded the business, building a new 5,000-square-foot venue for her Creative Music Center and passionately supporting music education on a local and national level.,Liz was elected to the board of directors of both the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).,Liz is survived by her husband, Mike, a sports and entertainment marketing executive in Westport, her daughter, Samantha, and her son, Charlie.