With official visits occurring all weekend, the USC campus is abuzz with recruits. Here are a few links and notes on today's USC-related news:
The list of recruits visiting USC has been reported across the internet, with some variance between reports. I can confirm linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (Huntington Beach, Calif.) is visiting. A schedule for the visits is posted here, on USC's official site.
Matt Barkley's father Les, an ex-Trojan, is in Haiti this week, according to tweets from Brice Butler and Barkley. Matt Barkley was on campus with his mother this afternoon.
Former USC linebacker Rey Maualuga was arrested early Friday morning in northern Kentucky on drunk-driving charges. Maualuga pleaded not guilty and was released at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Maualuga had a blood-alcohol level of .157, nearly twice the legal limit. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 25.
On that note, another former Trojans linebacker, NFL defensive rookie of the year Brian Cushing, is attending classes this semester at USC to complete his degree.
The Los Angeles Dodgers sent out news releases today about the Feb. 28 inaugural Dodgertown Classic. USC and UCLA baseball will match up at Dodger Stadium as part of a four-team mini tournament. The Dodgers are marketing the game with an April 29 USC Night at the stadium. More information can be found here.
USC basketball has an early game Saturday at 3 p.m. in Eugene, Ore. It will be the Trojans' last visit to Oregon's legendary MacArthur Court, in its 83rd year. "The Pit", as it is known, will be replaced by the new, $200-million Matthew Knight Arena by this time next year. The Ducks beat UCLA in overtime Thursday, 71-66.