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Nikola Jovanovic staying in draft, won’t return to USC

The USC Trojans were fairly certain that they would be getting a big piece to their team back for the 2016-17 season. However, big man Nikola Jovanovic announced that he has decided to stay in the 2016 NBA Draft and not return to the Trojans. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that despite not receiving an invite to the NBA Combine, Jovanovic would be staying in the draft and trying...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

College baseball roundup: Perez has 3 RBI to help USC beat Oregon State, 10-1

Freshman Brandon Perez (Mater Dei High) was 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs to lead USC to a 10-1 victory Saturday over Oregon State at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (25-26, 13-13) had 11 hits and evened the Pac-12 series at 1 with the third game...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin received big payday from USC after firing

Lane Kiffin is one of the highest-paid offensive coordinators in all of college football. He has tried his hand as a head coach all over the country and his most tumultuous run was his three and a half-year stint with the USC Trojans. Kiffin was fired in the middle of the 2013 season after an 0-2 start in the PAC-12. However, he was still owed a pretty hefty payday from the Trojans...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

USC to face Stanford in final

LOS ANGELES – The first words out of the USC huddle after a 9-6 semifinal win over Michigan in the NCAA women’s water polo tournament Saturday were simple: “One more.” After 25 straight wins, the Trojans have eyes for one more that would...
Via The OC Register
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Former USC WR Robert Woods Give Touching Speech About His Sister During Graduation

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, now in his third year with the team, has been returning to his alma mater, USC, in the offseasons to finish up the credits needed to earn his degree. This past spring, he finished his final semester – meaning he’s now graduated. The speech he gave during the ceremony was released by the school Friday, and it’s worth watching. Woods...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Leinart's 9-year-old son might have a better arm than he does

Matt Leinart's nine-year-old son apparently takes after his father in the football skills department. Leinart tweeted a video of Cole showing off his throwing arm in a flag football game, and there might be an argument for Cole becoming a better quarterback than dear old dad.That's a pretty impressive pass from a child and some good route running by his receiver.Leinart joked that...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans land top recruit from American Samoa

The best high school football player in American Samoa has decided to take his talents to the West Coast. On Saturday, four-star  linebacker/safety Juliano Falaniko announced he will be committing to the USC Trojans. Falaniko made the announcement on Twitter. its official . im a USC trojan #FIGHTON — Js〽️oove✨ (@Juliano34733998) April 23, 2016 Falaniko is a member of...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC offensive line gets stuck in elevator, hilarity ensues

Weight limits are listed in elevators for a reason, and a group of USC offensive linemen found out the hard way. As David Lombardi of ESPN.com reports, eight Trojans’ offensive linemen were on their way to dinner with their line coach when all of them decided to cram into a single elevator. The elevators capacity was 2,500 pounds, and the linemen greatly exceeded that number...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: USC offensive line gets stuck in elevator, creates ‘Elevator Rap’

This is the latest example of why the social media age can be a blessing. Sure, some people could benefit from keeping their thoughts to themselves, but when the USC Trojans offensive line gets stuck in an elevator and begins rapping as a group, that is something we want to see. Luckily, that’s exactly what happened. Zach Banner took to Twitter to document the situation in a hilarious...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: USC C Max Tuerk

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: USC C Max Tuerk appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers! ...
Via Steelers Depot
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

What spring game says about the state of USC Football

Observers have known that 2016 would be a transitional season for the USC Trojans football team. This is the first full season for coach Clay Helton as well as recently announced athletic director Lynn Swann. The team is looking to replace three-year starter Cody Kessler at quarterback and there is no clear starter at running back either. With that in mind, spring practices have...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The 10 Most-Googled College Football Programs Of 2015-2016

Which is the most Googled? The given level of interest in a college football program is a combination of two major factors – how good the team is currently playing and how popular the team has been historically. Of course, if you’re both a current powerhouse and a blue blood, you don’t have an issue selling out the stands on Saturdays. We took a look at the most-Googled college...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Helton: USC's quarterback competition will continue in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California's quarterback competition will continue in fall training camp after coach Clay Helton was unable to choose a winner in spring practice. Helton announced his decision to extend the competition Monday. Junior Max Browne and redshirt freshman Sam Darnold are the front-runners in the Trojans' second true quarterback competition since 2009. Browne...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Helton: Max Browne, Sam Darnold will continue battle for USC quarterback job during training camp

USC head coach Clay Helton has elected to wait to name a starting quarterback and will continue to evaluate the position heading into fall training camp in August. Redshirt junior Max Browne and redshirt freshman Sam Darnold looked sharp throughout...
Via The OC Register
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Next Man Up? Browne Waits His Turn

Max Browne, a former five-star recruit, has waited a long time for his chance to be USC's starting quarterback. The wait may last just a bit longer. While Browne remains the favorite in the competition, Sam Darnold is making him earn the job.
Via Sports On Earth
April 17, 2016

Quarterbacks Max Browne, Sam Darnold have their moments in spring game

LOS ANGELES – For the last couple months, the assumption stood that the man to replace quarterback Cody Kessler would be Max Browne. Browne was a former five-star prospect, enrolled a semester early at USC in the spring of 2013 and had a leg up on...
Via The OC Register
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: USC reveals new Trojans logo

The USC Trojans are one of the most storied programs in college sports, and the logo of either the interlocking SC or the Trojan warrior has become synonymous with USC itself. However, even USC higher-ups thought it was time to give the logo something of a makeover and after working with Nike, a new one was created. A picture of the logo, which actually isn’t terrible, was posted...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Look: USC updates brand, logo

On the heels of naming a new athletic director, the USC Trojans have also undergone an update of their brand. Here’s the info….. The USC Athletics brand and identity system has undergone a subtle yet modern design evolution, incorporating consistent colors, logos, lettering and numerals. Among the highlights: –The SC interlock remains the primary logo and mark for USC Athletics...
Via The Student Section
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: The worst head offseason coaching hires

March Madness has come and gone and spring football is in the air. It’s time to get back in the groove of discussing college football here at The Student Section. TSS associate editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey in our roundtable as we discuss coaching hires. Earlier this week we discussed the best coaching hires….now it’s time to discuss the...
Via The Student Section
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

New USC AD Swann supports Helton, touts Trojans' progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lynn Swann has no previous experience as a collegiate athletic administrator, let alone running a department with the power and prestige of Southern California. The former Trojans football star says he realizes how much he doesn't know, and he can't wait to learn. USC formally introduced Swann on Thursday as its new athletic director. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Hall...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

USC's hiring of Lynn Swann leaves more questions than answers

Over the past few months, USC has been searching for a new athletic director, and just about everyone expected the hire to be a home run. After all, when you give one of the most resource-rich athletic departments in the country a full two months to make a move, you'd think they'd go big, right?Well, not exactly.Because in a move that only USC could make, they eschewed all the people...
Via Fox Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

USC hires Lynn Swann to serve as AD

Former USC football player Pat Haden will no longer serve as the school’s Athletic Director. Another former USC football player will. Via Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times, Lynn Swann becomes the school’s new AD on July 1. Swann became the selection notwithstanding a prior commitment by USC president C.L. Max Nikias to conduct a…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 13, 2016

USC names former Trojan and Pro Football HOF Lynn Swann new Athletics Director

In the search for a new athletics director, USC needed to find someone capable of providing a strong guiding voice, is able to communicate effectively with the media and fans and warm the hearts of the donors with deep pockets. They may have found the right man for the job in Lynn Swann. OFFICIAL: Lynn Swann named USC's next Athletic Director. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/NU6n4AgYHi...
Via The Comeback
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Lynn Swann named USC’s new AD

Former USC great Lynn Swann has been named the university’s new athletic director and will officially succeed Pat Haden on July 1, according to Zach Helfand of The Los Angeles Times. In a letter to the school. president C.L. Max Nikias said “Swann will bring the heart and soul of a Trojan” to the position. It’s certainly an interesting hire on USC’s part, especially since...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Swann Returns to USC as New AD

USC hired former wide receiver Lynn Swann as its new athletic director on Wednesday, despite a lack of experience working in college athletics administration. He replaces former USC quarterback Pat Haden, who replaced former USC running back Mike Garrett.
Via Sports On Earth
April 13, 2016
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