USC AD Pat Haden collapses on campus, taken to hospital

USC athletic director Pat Haden was seen collapsing outside the university’s athletic facilities, a paramedic confirmed to the school’s department of communication and journalism, who broke the news on Twitter. #BREAKING: Annenberg student sees @PatHadenSC carried to ambulance on stretcher outside Heritage Hall #usc #ANNMC — Kelly Reinke (@KellyReinke...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Haden collapsed on USC campus

USC athletic director Pat Haden collapsed on the school's campus Wednesday and was taking to an ambulance on a stretcher, according to reports. The primary report comes from USC journalism student Paolo Uggetti, who covers the Trojans' football team: BREAKING: #USC AD Pat Haden collapsed outside Heritage Hall, paramedics at the scene carried him to ambulance on stretcher, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star 2018 quarterback Matt Corral commits to USC

On Wednesday, college football programs wrapped up their 2016 recruiting efforts with National Signing Day, and began to ramp things up for 2017. For USC, make that 2017 and beyond. On Friday night, the Trojans landed one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 class, with the verbal commitment of four-star California native Matt Corral. Staying home in SoCal.. FIGHT ON
Via College Spun
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

USC athletic director Pat Haden to retire in June

USC’s Athletic Director Pat Haden will be retire from his post on June 30th of this year according to a statement released by the school on Friday. For the following year after that, he will be heading a fundraising initiative to renovate the LA Coliseum. Haden will retire after just about six years on the job at USC after spending many years as a trustee of the university as well...
Via The Comeback
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Haden to retire as USC athletic director

Pat Haden is stepping aside as USC athletic director. The 63-year-old will end his time as AD in June, according to a statement released by the school. USC announces Pat Haden is going to retire from his role as athletic director, effective June 30, 2016. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) February 5, 2016 Haden has been USC’s athletic director since 2010, and his tenure has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Haden To Retire From Role As USC’s Athletic Director

Following a year in which USC athletics dealt with some concerning off-the-field distractions, ultimately leading to the firing of head football coach Steve Sarkisian, it appears athletic director, Pat Haden, is ready to hang up his boots.  According to Bleacher Report’s Bryan Fischer, UCS has announced that Haden will retire from his position as USC’s athletic director, effective...
Via College Spun
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star OT E.J. Price Commits To USC Over Auburn, Georgia

The USC Trojans just pulled one of the biggest surprises of National Signing Day, inking four-star offensive tackle E.J. Price, a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Price, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound player who plays for Archer, was expected to choose either Georgia or Auburn.  #USC goes into Atlanta and snags blue-chip OT EJ Price over #UGA & #Auburn. — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB...
Via College Spun
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Keyshawn 'Pie' Young, 3-star WR, commits to USC Trojans

USC has added a commitment from 3-star wide receiver Keyshawn "Pie" Young.Young, a 5-foot-11 wide receiver from Miami, Florida, is ranked as the No. 66 wide receiver in the 2016 recruiting class, per 247 Sports.Young chose USC over offers from Louisville, Florida State, Michigan, Alabama and others.
Via Fox Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Former USC walk-on charged in drug smuggling case

Owen Hanson, a former walk-on football player at USC who played tight end for the Trojans in the early-2000s, is one of 22 people who have been charged with running a massive international drug smuggling and gambling ring. In an indictment unsealed on Thursday, federal authorities claim Hanson and several others ran an operation they called ODog Enterprise, which involved international...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers may join USC, Rams at LA Coliseum for 2016-18 seasons

The USC Trojans already know that they will be joined by the Los Angeles Rams in the LA Coliseum for the 2016-2018 seasons. It certainly looks like they could be joined by one more NFL team for the next few seasons as well. The Rams announced their move back to Los Angeles from St. Louis in December and they knew they would share a stadium with the Trojans for the next three seasons...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

USC's Malik Martin: Rams in L.A. will steal my girls

TMZ ran into the USC basketball team at LAX a few days ago, and asked the Trojans about the biggest sports story in the area at the moment: the NFL’s Rams impending move to their city. Many L.A. residents are excited for the return of pro football, but that’s not the case for USC’s Malik Martin and Chimezie Metu. Metu raises the valid concern about traffic in the area—always...
Via College Spun
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Andy Enfield's Remarkable Turnaround At USC Has The Trojans Ranked And Ready For March

The Galen Center, home to USC's men's basketball team, was full. The Galen Center was exhausted, as were the players on its hardwood. The Galen Center cheered, gasped and panted for four overtimes. And then the Galen Center erupted. It felt as if confetti was falling from the rafters as one of the youngest teams in college basketball knocked off the No. 7 team in the country...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-USC TE Bryce Dixon arrested for carjacking

Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon was arrested Tuesday for an alleged carjacking nearby the USC campus in Los Angeles. According to reports, Dixon is being held on $100,000 bail after being charged with the felony. No other details about the case were released. Dixon, who is from Oxnard, Calif., caught 14 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2014. He was expelled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

USC Officially Announces Clancy Pendergast’s Return As Defensive Coordinator

USC officially welcomed back Clancy Pendergast to his familiar role as defensive coordinator. Pendergast spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers after serving as the Trojans’ DC in 2013 and sitting out the 2014 season. OFFICIAL: Clancy Pendergast, who led USC’s best defense in the past 7 seasons, to return as defensive coordinator. — USC Trojans...
Via College Spun
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook reportedly turns down Senior Bowl invitation

NFL draft quarterback prospect Connor Cook has reportedly turned down his invitation to the Senior Bowl, disappointing some scouts and teams in the process.’s Dane Brugler reports the news and says the Michigan State product will not be participating in the event. The Senior Bowl gives players a chance to compete with other top players and practice under the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin Admits Sarkisian Texted Him During Cotton Bowl

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin says he was contacted by a former USC colleague during the Cotton Bowl. Kiffin admits that Steve Sarkisian, who he coached alongside at USC, sent him text messages with suggestions for plays for the Crimson Tide to run during the second half of the Cotton Bowl. Lane Kiffin said Steve Sarkisian texted him some plays to run at halftime...
Via Gamedayr
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin jokes about the time USC fired him

It’s been a little more than two years since Lane Kiffin was fired from USC. The Trojans’ coach was let go in September 2013, a couple games into his fourth season leading the program. The firing took place at an airport during a meeting with athletic director Pat Haden.  Enough time has passed since that Kiffin is apparently now able to joke about it.  The Alabama offensive...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: USC’s Chimezie Metu throws down dunk off in-bounds pass

Check out this dunk from USC Trojans forward Chimezie Metu. The Trojans would go on to beat Arizona State 75-65…. The dunk off the inbounds pass is always a good idea. Especially when you finish it like that.
Via The Student Section
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: USC’s Julian Jacobs posterizes Washington defender

The USC Trojans have been one of the most surprising teams in the country this season and they have gotten some big plays from their players all year long. One of the best playmakers has been guard Julian Jacobs. Friday night, he threw down a nasty dunk over Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson. During the first half of Sunday’s game against Washington, Jacobs had 11 points and...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ed Orgeron unlikely to return to USC

Ed Orgeron won’t be returning to USC anytime soon. Orgeron formerly served as Trojans defensive line coach and interim head man, and he was rumored to be a candidate for a possible return to the former role. However, after a cordial phone call with USC coach Clay Helton, Orgeron elected to remain in his current position as defensive line coach at LSU, sources told Scott Wolf of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

5-star DE Oluwole Betiku commits to USC

The USC Trojans got a big Christmas present this year when a top-ranked player in the country committed to them for the 2016 season. Five-star defensive end Oluwole Betiku was one of the most sought after defensive players in the nation for the class of 2016. According to 247Sports, Betiku announced his commitment to the Trojans on Christmas Day. That surely gave them a lot to be...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron not reuniting with USC, still bitter with AD

Just when it seemed LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and USC were set to reunite, things fell apart. Orgeron, the interim head coach for the Trojans in 2013 when Lane Kiffin was fired, was vying for a permanent gig after he went 6-2 in his temporary stint. USC athletic director Pat Haden instead hired Steve Sarkisian, which, well, ended pretty badly. It’s this bitterness that...
Via Gamedayr
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU great Ty Detmer hired to coordinate Cougars offense

As Kalani Sitake promised in his Monday press conference, he would begin recruiting. Not only has the recruiting begun with players, but even former BYU greats. Recently announced, BYU Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer will be returning home to BYU. The stand out quarterback in college and excellent 14-year NFL quarterback has accepted a job to become the new offensive coordinator...
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: USC TE Connor Spears comes home for Christmas, surprises mom

During this time of year, not many college athletes get to actually go home to spend the holidays with their families. The USC Trojans are playing in San Diego in the Holiday Bowl next Wednesday, so one player decided he would go back home for Christmas. Tight end Connor Spears knew he had a few days to spare before returning to practice, so he flew back to his home state of South...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC’s Connor Spears surprises his mom with an unannounced trip home for Christmas

Unlike most students, many college football players don’t get the chance to head home for an extended period of time for the holidays. Those on bowl teams spend the weeks leading up to Christmas practicing, traveling, and playing in those games. USC plays in San Diego on December 30 in the Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin, but tight end Connor Spears was able to make a trip home...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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