Business school namesake dies at 95

first_imgUSC Trustee and namesake of the Marshall School of Business Gordon S. Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 95.A World War II veteran, Marshall graduated from USC with an accounting degree in 1946 before starting Marshall Industries, an electronic distribution company, in 1953. Marshall Industries grew into a $3 billion company and one of the top five largest distributors of industrial electronic components in the United States.In a video released by USC to celebrate Marshall’s 94th birthday in November 2013, Marshall said that no matter what venture he took on, he always gave everything he had.“In my opinion, when you decide what you’re going to do, whatever that happens to be, try to be the best at it,” Marshall said.Though a successful entrepreneur, Marshall used his newfound wealth for charitable work, both within the university and in the outside community. He was named one of the top 10 philanthropists in the United States by Slate magazine in 1996.The same year, Marshall broke records with a $35 million donation to the USC Marshall School of Business. The gift was both the largest donation ever made to an American business school and the second largest donation in USC history.Over the years, Marshall gave back in various ways to the USC community. In 1968, he was elected to the Board of Trustees, and in 2005 he earned the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award, the most prestigious award offered by the Alumni Association.Marshall Dean James Ellis spoke to the Daily Trojan at the School’s celebration of Marshall’s 94th  birthday and said that Marshall set a positive example for all business students.“He was an entrepreneur, was a philanthropist, he has very high values and standards and is the perfect guy to have the school named in his honor. His life was lived the way we would love our students to live it,” Ellis said. “He is a wonderful visionary, leader, clear thinker and truly has been a mentor to me and the many others.”Marshall is survived by his six children, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.USC will hold an on-campus service to honor Marshall’s life in the fall.last_img read more

Fighters, celebrities make their picks for Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2

first_imgAmong them, of course, will be celebrities and current and former fighters. The rematch figures to provide plenty of excitement with the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO heavyweight titles on the line. There will be millions of viewers tuning in Saturday for the historic Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. What time is Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7Commercial broadcast time: 1 p.m. ETRuiz-Joshua 2 main event: 3:45 p.m. ET (approximate)Live stream: DAZNDAZN collected a total of 51 predictions for the fight, including Anthony Joshua, legendary actor and director Sylvester Stallone and boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard. Among those polled, 22 people picked Ruiz, 22 people picked Joshua and seven were undecided.Check out the picks and predictions from notable fighters and celebrities for Ruiz vs. Joshua 2.  HeavyweightsAnthony Joshua (former unified world heavyweight champion) — Anthony Joshua, KO 9/10 RoundDeontay Wilder (current WBC world heavyweight champion) — Andy Ruiz, victoryDominic Breazeale (contender and title challenger) — Anthony Joshua, TKO 10th RoundEfe Ajagba (undefeated prospect and contender) — Andy Ruiz, KO 6th RoundAdam Kownacki (undefeated contender) — Andy Ruiz, KO 9th RoundCharles Martin (contender and former IBF champion) — Andy Ruiz, KO 6th RoundLuis Ortiz (two-time heavyweight title challenger) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryFrank Sanchez (undefeated prospect and contender) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryGerald Washington (title challenger and contender) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryJoseph Parker (former WBO world heavyweight champion) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryMihai Nistor (current undefeated heavyweight) — UndecidedCurrent fightersClaressa Shields (undisputed female middleweight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, Late KOAmanda Serrano (seven-division world champion) — Andy Ruiz, Mid/Late TKO VictoryDemetrius Andrade (current WBA middleweight world champion) — UndecidedJaime Munguia (former super welterweight world champion and current contender) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryRoman Gonzalez (four-division world champion) — Andy Ruiz, KODmitry Bivol (current WBA light heavyweight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, KO 8th RoundDanny Roman (current IBF and WBA super bantamweight world champion) — UndecidedTevin Farmer (current IBF super featherweight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, KOCarl Frampton (former two-weight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryOscar Valdez (former featherweight champion) — Andy Ruiz, KOAndy Lee (former middleweight world champion) — UndecidedLamont Roach, Jr. — Andy Ruiz, KORegis Prograis (former WBA super lightweight world champion) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryBlair Cobb (undefeated welterweight prospect) — Andy Ruiz, KO 9th RoundJessie Vargas (two-division world champion) — UndecidedLegendary fighters/boxing expertsBernard Hopkins (Boxing Hall of Famer) — Anthony Joshua, TKO/UDSugar Ray Leonard (Boxing Hall of Famer) — UndecidedJoe Cortez (Boxing Hall of Fame Referee) — Anthony Joshua, KO 5th RoundVictor Conte (sports nutritionist) — Andy Ruiz, KO 7th RoundAthletes/celebritiesSylvester Stallone (executive producer of DAZN’s “One Night” documentary and three-time Academy Award nominee) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryCristiano Ronaldo (current soccer superstar) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryMario Goetze (current soccer superstar) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryRosie Perez (television personality and actress) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryKSI (YouTube star and undefeated professional boxer) — Anthony Joshua, DecisionJake Paul (YouTube star) — Andy Ruiz, KO 9th RoundMetta World Peace (former NBA player) — UndecidedMaverick Carter (CEO of UNINTERRUPTED) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictorySway Calloway (host of SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning”) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryCharlamagne tha God (host of Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club”) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryBellator MMAScott Coker (Bellator President) — Andy Ruiz, TKO 6th RoundIlima-Lei Macfarlane (Bellator Flyweight Champion) — Andy Ruiz, KO 8th RoundJay Glazer (Bellator Commentator) — Anthony Joshua, KO 3rd RoundRoyce Gracie (Bellator Ambassador & MMA Legend) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryDouglas Lima (Bellator Welterweight Champion) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryRyan Bader (Bellator Heavyweight & Light Heavyweight Champion) — Andy Ruiz, Victory“Big” John McCarthy (Bellator Analyst) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryDAZN talentLauren Gardner (boxing reporter and ChangeUp host) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryTodd Grisham (DAZN blow-by-blow announcer) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryClaudia Trejos (boxing reporter) — Anthony Joshua, Unanimous DecisionAdnan Virk (Host of Boxing and ChangeUp) — Anthony Joshua, TKO 10th Roundlast_img read more