Friday, February 27, 2009

Women's Basketball vs. Cal

Jonathan Kendrick and Nathan Goldstein have the call tonight with Adam Bender on the sidelines. To listen to the game via the KSCR Sports Stream, click here.

The Weekend Preview

Today on the Weekend Preview, Kevin Taylor and I will discuss USC basketball's fading tournament hopes, the revolving door at No. 1 in college hoops, the early big splashes in the NFL free agency market, Tiger Woods' not-so-triumphant return and much more. We hope you join us at noon on KSCR 1560AM and and let your voice be heard by calling in at (213) 740-KSCR or by instant messenger at KSCRRadio.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wednesday Morning Sports Talk

Be sure to listen in to Wednesday Morning Sports Talk tomorrow, hosted by Marshall Kelner alongside Eli Perlstein and Hayden Coplen. We will be covering a lot of topics, including USC Basketball and their important trip to the Bay Area this week, all the craziness of the past week of NBA action, the start of MLB Spring Training and NFL free agency, and much more! We would for you to be a part of the show, so please call in at 213-740-KSCR or IM us at KSCR Radio. Thanks and we hope you enjoy the show tomorrow!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Washington 60, USC 51

Well USC was in it until the end, but just couldn't come up with the shots late to beat the Huskies. Taj Gibson had 10 points and 5 assists to go along with Daniel Hackett's 11 points and 5 assists but they couldn't out do Quincy Pondexter who had 22 to lead all scorers. Tough loss for the Trojans as they head up to the Bay Area where they need a sweep of their remaining four Pac-10 games to have a good shot at making the NCAA's.


USC let Washington back into the game and now they're paying for it. Washington has a five point lead with 1:31 to go and the ball after Dwight Lewis traveled. The Trojans look a little lost on offense right now and are allowing Washington to get some open looks.

USC Storms back

An 8-0 run for USC has been keyed by their defense, with some blocks from Taj Gibson and Nikola Vucevic and some great guard play at the other end from Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis. The Trojans now lead 39-35 and they're looking to keep it going.

Mitch Kupchak Interview

KSCR just scored an exclusive interview with Mitch Kupchak, the Lakers General Manager, right here at halftime. If you missed it, it will be up on the KSCR Podcast channel.

Washington 31, USC 28 at the Half

USC started strong but let Washington get back into the game with a late run to close the half. USC got into foul trouble early and had Taj Gibson sitting on the bench (and his replacement Nikola Vucevic looked very overmatched). The pace was up and down, but this game is still the Trojans to lose dispite being down right now.

USC off to another hot start

The Trojans have been uncharacteristicaly gotten off to some hot starts after some slow starts in the desert in Arizona. Last game USC was shooting over 50% for a lot of the first half vs. Washington State while holding the Cougars under 40%. Same thing today, USC is at 56% and Washington is shooting 35%. We'll see if they can keep it up.

Gibson strong early

Just 4 points out of USC's 13, but Taj Gibson is making his presence felt. He's grabbing rebounds and blocking shots and with Leonard Washington's help down low as well, he's allowing the Washington defense to suck in and create open shots on the perimeter for Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis.

USC and Washington about to tip off

About to tip off from Galen with the Huskies and the Trojans. Phil Wallace and Jonathan Kendrick have the  call with Eli Pearlstein on the sidelines. The crowd is filling in and the starting lineups are announced, so tune into or 1560am in the USC area.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Weekend Preview

Today on the Weekend Preview, Pedro Moura will be filling in for Kevin Taylor to bring you up to date on the upcoming big games. We will discuss USC basketball's win over Washington St. and preview their Saturday showdown with Washington. We'll also look at the potential impact of the deals that went down before the NBA's trade deadline on this weekend's matchups, the importance of Tiger's return and Phil's resurgence to the PGA Tour, and analyze what Trojan needs to impress the most at the NFL Combine. Tune in today from 12-1 on KSCR 1560 AM and

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tim Floyd Quotes

Check out the post game presser with Tim Floyd on the KSCR Podcast channel, there are some good quotes about the game. Also up is Floyd's comments about the upcoming ESPN Outside the Lines' report on the NCAA looking into so-called package deals between players and schools, including Rudy and Daniel Hackett at USC. 

USC 61, Washington St. 51

Another win for the Trojans at Galen Center to help them in the Pac-10 standings. It was a slow tempo game as to be expected but USC still ended up shooting 42% for the game. Dwight Lewis had 17, while Taj Gibson looked like his old self with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic got the start due to matchups and came through with 8 points in 26 minutes, coming off of a lower back injury. DeMar DeRozen had a quiet night with 8 points but Tim Floyd praised his defense. Taylor Rochestie had 16 for the Cougars who fell to .500 on the season and 5-9 in the Pac-10 while USC improves to 16-9 and 7-6 in the Pac-10.

Heading for the exits

It's 57-51 Trojans here at Galen and what few fans came to the game are heading for the exits. It's all about free throws and guarding the 3 for the Trojans as the Cougars are fouling when given the chance. We'll have a post game recap soon.

Better than last time...I guess

Well its 41-37 with 10 minutes to go so the teams are almost certainly going to pass their point totals from their last meeting. But these teams still need to improve their shooting, the Trojans are at 40% (but have been in the high 30s) while Washington State's at 38% (and has been as low as 32%). Just another day playing the Cougars.

USC 29, Washington 21

Well it was a little better half than expected. USC came out shooting while Washington State didn't, but they came back to make it a single digit lead late in the half. Really the only highlight was a big dunk by Taj Gibson but we'll see if the Trojans can have some more in the 2nd half.

Slow pace?

It's 4-4 with 5 minutes played, think we're in for a slow pace? Remember the last two teams met, it was a 46-44 win for the Trojans.

USC-Washington State about to Tip Off

Almost ready to tip off from Galen Center as USC looks to end its 3 game losing streak against Washington State. Eli Pearlstein and Dave Dulberg will have the call while Kevin Taylor will patrol the sidelines. Catch it on or 1560am in the USC area. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Morning Sports Talk

On today's show hosted by Eli Pearlstein along side Marshal Kelner and Hayden Coplen, we will be talking lots and lots of basketball. We will go into what went wrong for USC in the desert, and break down the team's upcoming match-ups against the Washington Schools. We'll also talk national college basketball and make our picks for which bubble teams will be making it to the NCAA tourney. Other topics for the show include NBA trades and the start of MLB spring training, so be sure to listen in today from 10am-12am on KSCR!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

ASU 65, USC 53

Well, the desert was not kind to the Trojans, as ASU completed the LA sweep with a win at Wells Fargo Arena. It was another bad first half for the Trojans as they trailed at half but got back in the game thanks to a great shooting 2nd half. The game however was decided in the last three minutes as the Trojans and Sun Devils were trading baskets when Daniel Hackett was called for a charge. There was some confusion however, as one official signaled a foul on ASU but there was no conference, no reversal, just a charge on Daniel Hackett. This of course set Tim Floyd on fire. There is obviously more to the game then the foul call and subsequent ejection of Floyd, but it is the story from Tempe. I asked if the Pac-10 could fine or suspend Floyd but couldn't get a straight answer from anyone. I'll have Floyd's comments up as a podcast and I'll link to it on this blog sometime in the future. It will be very interesting to see what happens after the holiday, more to come on the KSCR blog, and 1560am, including the next men's basketball game on Thursday at 7:30 vs. Washington State. 

The game is over, but Tim doesn't go down without a fight

Tim Floyd might get fined or punished somehow by the Pac-10 as he is going after the offcials. The call happened when Daniel Hackett was called for a charge, which set Hackett, Taj Gibson and Floyd off. Floyd bumped into the official and was yelling at all 3 refs for about 3 minutes before 3 security officers came out and tried to escort him off, where he then turned back around and yelled some more. A few techs later and the Trojans are done. Good to see some fire. More post game in a little bit.


Tim Floyd has harped on it all year and it's the Trojans Achillie's heel: turnover. USC is shooting 67% in the 2nd half (3-5 from 3pt land) but is down 8 points thanks to some bad turnovers that make you go, "What were they thinking?"

Trojans take the lead 38-37

The Trojans just took a one point lead thanks to Daniel Hackett's jumper just inside the 3pt line. The Trojans have forced the Sun Devils into some bad shots while raising their shooting percentage to 48% en route to an 18-8 run to begin the 2nd half.

2nd Half Underway

USC has come out on fire, shooting very well. But Tim Floyd didn't fix those defensive lapses though, Arizona has done pretty well itself, especially in the paint. Daniel Hackett also took a shot going for a rebound and hit the deck but got right back up.

ASU 29, USC 20 at the Half

The Trojans need to pick it up, they are getting thoroughly outplayed at both ends. They are taking bad shots on offense and look a little out of sync, they're looking for jump shots but the inside game is their's no problem. Defensively they have to stop the points in the paint and need to stop double teaming because they're not rotating and leaving wide open shooters from long range. Luckily they're a second half team, but the need to get it going.

We might want to guard the basket...

The Trojans are having a hard time guarding the alleyoop to Jeff Pendergraph. He's got nine points and a pair of crowd-roaring dunks. 

Marcus Simmons sighting

Marcus Simmons just came onto the court, first time in awhile so we'll see if he gets some minutes (which he was complaining of not getting when considering transferring). 

Kuksiks in Trouble

Rihards Kuksiks just picked up his 2nd personal with less than 3 minutes into the game. He's still in the game but the sooner the Trojans can get him out the better, last time the two teams met at Galen, Kuksiks had 16 points, including 4-6 from long range.

Trojans in Black

The Trojans will be wearing their black uniforms which they're 1-0 in, if they make it 2-0 will they be in them the rest of the way?

About to Tip Off in Tempe

We're about to tip off at the Wells Fargo Arena here in Tempe, which looks to be about 3/4 full if that. The arena reminds me of the Sports Arena, which is bad or good depending on what memories you had there. The Trojans are in a must win situation against the Sun Devils to boost their RPI and improve their tourney resume. We'll be blogging the game due to some technical difficulties broadcasting the game. Stay tuned only on the KSCR blog!

Trojan Power Hour

Hey guys! Tomorrow (Monday, 15th) the Trojan Power Hour will be from 12-145 talking sports on Presidents Day. We will be discussing midseason NBA Awards, personnel movement as the trade deadline approaches, and we will venture over to world of college basketball as well. Be sure to tune in from 12-145 online at or on the radio 1560 AM.

Fight On!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Weekend Preview

Please join Kevin Taylor and I for a preview of the weekend's biggest sporting events, from USC to the great sporting world beyond. On tomorrow's edition we'll discuss (among other things) USC basketball's important Sunday showdown with Arizona State, preview the NBA's All-Star Weekend, and look ahead to the Daytona 500. Viewer participation is always welcomed by phone or Instant Messenger. Catch us on air from 12-1 every Friday, to get ready for the weekend ahead in sports.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Tuesday Show

Tomorrow on The Tuesday Show we will be spending a lot of time talking about A-Rod's steroid admission and how it affects his legacy. We will also talk about how these big name admissions of steroid use affect the game itself. We'll also talk a little Pro Bowl (get excited) and Big Ben's apparent Super Bowl injury. In addition, we'll talk some news and notes around the world or sports and there will definitely be some Laker talk. Make sure you tune in tomorrow at noon!

Also, our show still needs a name and we're open to your suggestions!

Trojan Power Hour

Hey guys! Today on the show we were without Zach Gompertz due to the flu. It was still an entertaining show as we got on about 20 minutes after A-Rod's steroid admission.

Next week we will have a big-time guest on the show. He is a former Major League Baseball player and coach, renowned pitching guru who has worked with the likes of Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, and C.C. Sabathia, among others, and he is also an admitted steroid user. Tune in next week, Monday February 15 at 12:00 Pacific Time to find out who and hear his unique and dazzling insights.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

We've got Petros!

Tomorrow's Monday Morning Quarterback will feature special guest Petros Papadakis, likely coming around 11 AM Pacific Time. We will be discussing all things going on the world of sports, including A-Rod testing positive for steroids, USC's recruiting class, college hoops, the Lakers 6-0 road trip, and much much more.

Tune in!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Women of Troy vs. UCLA on KSCR 1560am

Remember that you can catch the crosstown matchup between the USC and UCLA women tomorrow at 2pm on 1560am and Bryan Fischer will handle the play-by-play duties and Jonathan Kendrick the analysis. Nathan Goldstein will bring you up to the minute info from the sidelines. Tune in to catch the Women of Troy take on the Bruins!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Signing Day Recap (Offensive Look)

Couple of things about some of the offensive recruits from Coach Carroll:

Kevin Graf: O Lineman whose been around the program since he's been little (his dad was a famous Trojan). One of the more complete players at Tackle coming in that Carroll has seen.
John Martinez: Will play center and be groomed to take over for O'Dowd, but also can play guard. Very versatile and compared to Jeff Byers.
Jake Harfman: Will compete for both kicker and punter, big leg.
Matt Barkley: Although already enrolled, Coach mentioned that he's excited about Barkley and will put him in with the 1st Team several times in order to see what's he's got. Got the sense that Carroll really thinks Barkley can be a really good QB (as I think just about everyone does!) and there could be a slim chance of him not redshirting and actually playing.

Signing Day comes to a close (Defensive Look)

Coach Carroll's Press Conference is up as a podcast. Coach was very high on all of the recruits (of course) but here are some selected things about some of the newest Trojans:

James Boyd: Coach Carroll is amazed at his athleticism (he was the team's QB and is one of the best basketball players in the city) and was very high on him being a good rusher.
Devon Kennard: Great rush end who can cover TE's or play great against the run. I asked Carroll to compare Kennard to Everson Griffin coming out of high school and Carroll said Kennard was more developed and advanced vs. Griffin being more of a raw athlete.
Patrick Hall: Could see him at KR but Coach did not rule out him playing a little offense in addition to being a DB.
TJ McDonald: Prototype safety and a great leader. His dad (Tim) played under Carroll with the 49ers. Got the sense that Coach could tell McDonald could be the next Kevin Ellison.
Jarvis Jones: Great size and athleticism. Coach Carroll was hyping him and Telfort but said that Jones could contribute right away and could even play on the basketball team.
Frankie Telfort: Very fast (sub-4.4) and very smart (football-wise and academically, he wants to be a doctor). First recruit out of Miami for Carroll, who said they have been close to some Miami recruits but finally got a great one in Telfort.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pete Carroll Press Conference on Signing Day

Head Coach Pete Carroll will start his press conference to review all the new signings in a few minutes (around 4pm). You can catch it live via or check back later tonight for presser via the podcast. I'll be back to recap some of the things he said later. All this on top of USC-UCLA tonight at 7:30.

More signings

Kevin Graf (OL), Jake Harfman (K), Frankie Telfort (LB), Jarvis Jones (LB), Jawanza Sterling (S) are also Trojans to be. Remember we'll try to have Pete Carroll's press conference on all the new recruits up on via podcast after it happens. 

Signed so far...

Byron Moore (DB), Devon Kennard (DE), James Boyd (DE), Torin Harris (ATH), Kevin Greene (DE), John Martinez (OL), Devon Flournoy (WR), TJ McDonald (S), Marquis Simmons (LB), Frankie Telfort (OLB), and Patrick Hall (ATH) have all sent in their letters. More signing day coverage plus recap and analysis!

Wednesday Morning Sports Talk

Today on the show myself (Marshall Kelner), Eli Perlstein, and Hayden Coplan will recap the epic Super Bowl, talk about USC signing day, preview tonight's big basketball showdown at Pauley Pavilion, and discuss the impact of Andrew Bynum's injury on the Lakers. We will also try to fit in some Manny Ramirez and Australian Open talk if time permits. Be sure to tune in from 10-noon for the always lively discussion!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Signing Day Coverage

The KSCR Sports Blog will have coverage of all the USC signings tomorrow. We will have updates throughout the day as summaries as to who has signed, what their impact could be and finally we'll have Pete Carroll's press conference up as a podcast after he is done. Stay tuned!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Trojan Power Hour

Today on the Trojan Power Hour we had two great guests: Dan Shonka and Aaron Corp. Dan Shonka is a former NFL Scout and one of the most respected talent evaluaters in the football community. He currently runs a website,, which provides draft and personnel analysis. His services used by NFL franchises. Aaron Corp, currently a redshirt freshman, is, as I am sure many of you know, competing for the Trojans' starting quarterback competition with Mitch Mustain and Matt Barkley. 

In between the guests we talked some Super Bowl and then finished our show off with two of our staple segments: The Two Minute Drill and Power Hour Pick 'Em. After one show Zach and I are 3-1, while Jesse is 2-2. 

Next week we will have Ian Kennedy, starting pitcher for the New York Yankees and USC alum, on the show.

Join us on Mondays from 12-1 Pacific time on!

-Trojan Power Hour
Jared Sandler, Zach Gompertz, and Jesse Brosten

Still Unnamed Tuesday Show

Hey all, myself (Katherine Hernandez), Nathan Goldstein and Kevin Lu will be on air tomorrow at noon talking about the Superbowl, Andrew Bynum's injury and how it will affect the Lakers, Michael Phelps' scandal and the Australian Open. We may even talk a little college basketball if we get to it. It should be a good show so I hope you all listen in.

Also, we need a name and we're open to your suggestions!

We're podcasting!!!

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Monday Morning Quarterback

Today's edition of Monday Morning Quarterback with Phil Wallace, Bryan Fischer and Grant Tunkel covered the Super Bowl, NFL Hall of Fame, Tennis and even a little college basketball. Adam Rose from the LA Times came on to talk about football and basketball at both USC and UCLA. More info on how to listen to this episode in another post.