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Bowman 'humbled' by challenges at USC

Gerald Bowman needed to be humbled, he says. The senior safety traveled all the way across the country from Philadelphia to attend Pierce College. Coming out of high school he received no attention from Division I schools. At Pierce in 2012, he became the top junior college player in the country with offers pouring in from all across the country. Once he got to USC, all of a sudden...
Via Fox Sports West
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Completes Hail Mary That Produces This Reaction From Oregon State Defensive Coach

USC Trojans completed a Hail Mary pass to end the first half against the Oregon Ducks. The reaction from defensive coordinator is priceless.
Via Gamedayr
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Players Read Teammates Tweets In ‘TweetMates’

The USC Trojans have changed up Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" game. Players instead read their teammates tweets in "TweetMates."
Via Gamedayr
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans vs. Arizona State Sun Devils: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday evening the USC Trojans will host the Arizona State Sun Devils in a match-up of two schools from the Pac-12. No. 16 USC (3-1) will look to upend unranked Arizona State (3-1) in this one while earning their third Pac-12 win of the season. Coverage of the game between Arizona State and USC will air on FOX beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los...
Via Tireball.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams: Best Defensive Player in College Football?

 Every year the college football world hears about a “can’t miss” prospect, or the “next big thing” that dominates the media landscape.  This year is no different as the University of Southern California Trojans have one of the most impressive athletes to ever put on the USC Cardinal and Gold with Junior Defensive End Leonard Williams.Leonard Williams is a 6’5”, 300...
Via Football Nation
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Song Girls explain the ‘Ineligible Receiver Downfield penalty (video)

If you think that the USC Song Girls are just a bunch of attractive young ladies charged with being nothing more than sweater-wearing window dressing for the USC Trojans football team, well, think again. According to how they break down the “Ineligible Receiver Downfield” penalty in the below video, these gals know their college football […] The post USC Song Girls explain...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans at Arizona Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

What  difference a week makes. USC was ranked, Arizona was not. Now the two meet on Saturday and everything has changed. USC (3-2) dropped a tough one to Arizona State while Arizona (5-0) vaulted into the No. 10 spot in the AP poll after a stunning win over Oregon. Coverage of the game between USC and Arizona will air on ESPN2 beginning at 10:30 pm ET from Arizona Stadium in Tucson...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-USC WR Arrested for Punching Girlfriend in the Face

Former USC Trojans wide receiver Victor Blackwell has been arrested for suspected domestic violence according to Los Angeles Times report. The junior wide receiver had not participated in practice or games since September 13, citing Blackwell was unhappy with playing time.  “Haven’t seen him for a month, so we’ve moved forward there,” According to head coach Steve Sarkisian...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Desert Darkness: Arizona’s History Of Heartbreak Continues In Last-Second Loss To USC

The USC Trojans are one of the foremost brand-name teams in all of college football. They attract attention in Los Angeles, a major media market. They become a publicity magnet when they’re good. Why does USC get noticed? The Trojans have established a football history which gleams and glows. The program’s work over the course of many decades has created and sustained a high...
Via The Student Section
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Desert Darkness: Arizona’s History Of Heartbreak Continues In Last-Second Loss To USC

The USC Trojans are one of the foremost brand-name teams in all of college football. They attract attention in Los Angeles, a major media market. They become a publicity magnet when they’re good. Why does USC get noticed? The Trojans have established a football history which gleams and glows. The program’s work over the course of many decades has created and sustained a high...
Via Bloguin Best
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Former USC RB LenDale White Went Off On Steve Sarkisian, Justin Wilcox During Trojans Game Last Night

USC pulled out a hard-fought victory Saturday night, but it doesn’t sound like all former Trojans are happy with the way the team is being coached this year. Former star tailback LenDale White, who played alongside Reggie Bush and later saw a short NFL stint, took to Twitter during the game to question some of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s decisions down the stretch....
Via College Spun
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshmen in USC secondary gain 'invaluable experience' in Tucson

It wasn't the most ideal of situations but as the saying goes, you have to play the cards your dealt. Adoree' Jackson and Kevon Seymour both had to leave the game because of injury and illness, respectively, for USC last Saturday at Arizona. Enter a secondary that featured not one, not two, but three freshmen in the game at the same time during the game's final, crucial moments in...
Via Fox Sports West
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Officially Unveils Metallic Helmets With Chrome Facemasks

It has been rumored for a few months that USC would be getting shiny new helmets, and now the program has officially unveiled the new lids via Twitter. USC will wear metallic helmets with chrome face masks as a modern update to the classic look for Homecoming. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/5zP4pF6sBR — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 15, 2014 There is a fairly significant difference...
Via College Spun
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

USC finally shows off long anticipated shiny helmets

The rumors have been swirling for some time with nothing more than an image that was never truly confirmed. USC, when they face Arizona state this weekend in Pac-12 play, will wear a fancy reflective helmet complete with a terrific metallic finish and a chrome facemask. Compared to the image that had been floating around for months, the final product looks terrific. USC will wear...
Via The Student Section
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

USC finally shows off long anticipated shiny helmets

The rumors have been swirling for some time with nothing more than an image that was never truly confirmed. USC, when they face Arizona state this weekend in Pac-12 play, will wear a fancy reflective helmet complete with a terrific metallic finish and a chrome facemask. Compared to the image that had been floating around for months, the final product looks terrific. USC will wear...
Via Bloguin Best
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Plattenburg pushing for starting role in USC's secondary

If Saturday was a test, it's safe to say John Plattenburg left Tucson with a passing grade. Plattenburg was thrown into the fire Saturday night in USC's 28-26 win over Arizona, and he played so well that he's receiving consideration to start Saturday when the Trojans host Colorado, according to head coach Steve Sarkisian. The USC head coach was impressed with Plattenburg's performance...
Via Fox Sports West
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans vs. Colorado Buffaloes: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two Pac-12 schools will meet on Saturday evening when the Colorado Buffaloes travel to take on the No. 22 USC Trojans. Colorado (2-4) is still seeking its first Pac-12 win of the season while USC (4-2) can ill afford another upset. Coverage of the game between USC and Colorado will take place on the Pac-12 Network beginning at 6:00 pm ET from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los...
Via Tireball.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Utah’s Players Went Crazy After Seeing Team’s New Black Helmet

Utah football has had a bit of a surprise season thus far, posting a 5-1 record with big wins over Michigan, UCLA and Oregon State. But next week, the Utes face perhaps their toughest test of the season when the USC Trojans come to town. Saturday, the team’s coaching staff upped the ante a bit, unveiling brand new black helmets for the contest. As you can see below, the players...
Via College Spun
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former USC RB LenDale White Escorted Away From USC Locker Room, Angrily Tweets About Wanting AD Pat Haden Fired

Today should be a good one for USC fans and alumni. The Trojans had no issue running over Colorado, finishing with a 56-28 win against the Buffaloes. Of course, not everyone at The Coliseum is happy with how the game went. Former USC running back LenDale White spent much of last weekend trashing members of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s coaching staff during a close 28-26 win over...
Via College Spun
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans at Utah Utes: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two ranked Pac-12 schools will face one another on Saturday when the USC Trojans and Utah Utes play against each other. No. 20 USC (5-2) and No. 19 Utah (5-1) will each be looking for their sixth win overall this season. Coverage of the game between USA and Utah will air on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 10:00 pm ET from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake, UT. The Odds: USC is a 1 point...
Via Tireball.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC Trojans Adoree' Jackson Returns Kick Off For Easiest 100-Yard TD Return Ever

Kick off returns are not supposed to be easy. Coverage teams have a slight advantage since they can see the whole play develop as they run down the field and the return teams are somewhat reactive to them. That's pretty much why most kick returns don't go beyond the 20-30 yard line, but when the cover team kind of forgets to hit anyone and just overruns the play you end up with the...
Via FatManWriting
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Wilson Leads Utah Utes to First Win Over USC Since Joining the PAC-12

While most folks were sleeping or out and about having a really good time the best college football game of the day was taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah. On one sideline you had the No. 19 Utah Utes and on the other the No. 20 USC Trojans. Both have their share of play makers and they were certainly out in force. I'm talking hard hits, big turnovers, a kick return for a touchdown...
Via FatManWriting
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC LT Chad Wheeler out for season

The rough weekend for USC continued. Saturday's 24-21 loss in Salt Lake City all but eliminated the team from the Pac-12 South race. Two of the three teams in front of the Trojans in the standings own tiebreakers over them -- Arizona State and Utah. Sunday's news was season altering as well. Left tackle Chad Wheeler suffered a torn ACL in the loss against Utah Saturday night and...
Via Fox Sports West
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian, USC remain optimistic about chances of winning Pac-12

USC returned to the practice field on Tuesday morning to more compliments from head coach Steve Sarkisian.  "I continue to be impressed by these guys' willingness to get up off the mat," Sarkisian said as Tuesday's practice wrapped up. "I think there's quite a few teams that could lose a ballgame the way we did Saturday and mope around and feel sorry for themselves and this group...
Via Fox Sports West
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With loss of LT Wheeler, Trojans shaking up offensive line personnel

Simply put, there are a lot of moving parts on the USC offensive line. Chad Wheeler's season-ending knee injury has led to shifting on the left side. For starters Aundrey Walker, who primarily has played guard over the last two seasons, moved back outside to left tackle in Salt Lake City immediately following Wheeler's injury. Walker, Sarkisian announced on Sunday, would continue...
Via Fox Sports West
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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