Found September 05, 2012 on
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USC students and alumni weren't the only ones singing "Fight On" last Saturday. Fox executive Dan Shell was also screaming his lungs out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Trojans trounced Hawaii, 49-10, albeit for slightly different reasons.
Shell is in charge of selling sponsorships for USC's athletic programs. But while Shell's title is vice president and general manager of USC Sports Properties, his checks come from Fox Sports. He is part of a new unit there that as of this year is handling sponsorship sales for USC Athletics.
"Aligning the Fox brand to the USC brand makes a lot of sense," Shell said. Advertisers seem to agree. So far, Shell has signed up JetBlue, Nike, Coca-Cola, Audi and MillerCoors.
The deals go beyond just a sign at a stadium. For example, there are now "JetBlue luxury seats" in the Coliseum.
With USC expected to be the top college team in the land and quarterback Matt Barkley a leading candidate for th...
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Lane Kiffin reinstated linebacker Simione Vehikite, who was released from jail last week, and his return to the team was at the expense of a walk-on player's scholarship.
LOS ANGELES -- When USC ended spring practice, depth at tailback was issue No. 1. They had just three scholarship tailbacks.
Fast forward to the Wednesday before No. 2 USC (1-0) is set to take on Syracuse (0-1) in their second game of the season, and the Trojans are once again down to three scholarship tailbacks for the foreseeable future.
Running back D.J. Morgan announced via...
It's a good thing USC pursued and landed Silas Redd.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Wednesday that sophomore tailback D.J. Morgan would have knee surgery. Morgan had tweeted his status earlier in the day.
Morgan, who started two games in 2011, rushed for seven yards in his only carry Saturday in the Trojans' 49-10 season-opening victory over Hawaii.
Morgan had reconstructive...
As those of us who watch college athletics know all too well, coaching at a high-profile Division-I program is typically more about winning than anything else. Players who contribute to the winning cause are constantly allowed to bend the rules both in the classroom and in everyday life. At USC, for example, a player can be sentenced to jail time and have his scholarship waiting...
It’s OK to admit it…you miss the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes. Trust me, I do too. More than you can ever know. Perhaps it’s all my pent-up Cowboys frustration, but there’s just something magical about reveling in the misery of others. The Sweepstakes not only enabled this sadistic sense in me, it allowed me and thousands of others just like me to create narrative out of...
Marqise Lee’s 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was one of the highlights of college football’s opening weekend, when the USC Trojans beat Hawaii, 49-10 – but the Syracuse special teams unit probably wasn’t thrilled to see it on SportsCenter.
After all, the Orange had given up an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown earlier that day, not to mention a 53-yard return that...
USC quarterback Matt Barkley held off a surge from West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith to once again top the Heismanpundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Straw Poll, a survey of Heisman voter sentiment released every Tuesday. Barkley, the leader in the preseason edition of the straw poll, collected nine out of a possible 11 first-place votes and totaled 28 points after throwing for...
USC Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s response was the typical one, and the safe one considering who his Trojans may face for a National Championship.When asked about the Alabama Crimson Tide leapfrogging USC and capturing the top spot in the AP poll, Kiffin praised the SEC behemoth’s performance against a good Michigan Wolverines squad and summed up his opinion of the poll and standings...
USC defeated Hawaii 49-10 in their season opener on Saturday afternoon, thanks in large part to the efforts of sophomore receiver Marqise Lee. Lee caught a Matt Barkley pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game, then later broke for a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talked to the media following the Trojans final practice before loading the buses to fly to New Jersey. No. 2 USC will take on Syracuse on Saturday at MetLife Stadium.
The Trojans continue to prepare to travel to the east coast to take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium on Saturday...
The Trojans prepare to travel to New York to take on Syracuse Saturday at MetLife Stadium.
USC redshirt sophomore Hayes Pullard moved inside to start at middle linebacker versus Hawaii. Pullard picked an interception and returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter of USC's 49-10 win over the Warriors.
The Syracuse Orange face a daunting task in trying to defeat one of the nation's best on Saturday. CuseNation.com takes an in-depth look at what to expect from the USC Trojans.