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Cody Kessler makes top 15 list for potential Heisman Trophy candidate

There's been no shortage of talk when it comes to Cody Kessler emerging as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in 2015.And one writer at NFL.com fans the flames in that regard. Mike Huguenin has put together a list of the top 15 players who could potentially be Heisman Trophy candidates near season's end. Not surprisingly, Kessler made the list.Just as Pitt's Conner quietly rushed...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC headed back to national prominence? The 'other team' needs to get out of the way first

USC's been all the talk as pundits preview the 2015 college football season. The Trojans are loaded at virtually every position despite losing a slew of prominent players to the NFL.But if USC is looking to get back on the national scene, the Trojans need to do a little housekeeping in L.A. before going national. ESPN's Kyle Bonagura previews the Trojans' upcoming season and subtly...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC's Max Tuerk quickly went from learning to play center to becoming elite

Much has been written about USC's young but experienced offensive line. The Trojans at one point last season rotated four freshman, and their return this season with a year under their belt makes them one of the strongest lines, not just in the Pac-12, but across the nation.Among the group who quickly made a name for himself is Max Tuerk, who in just one season went from learning...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2015 Preview and Prediction

High expectations are back at USC, as the Trojans return 14 starters from last year’s 9-4 team. Quarterback Cody Kessler headlines an offense...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruit spurns SEC, picks USC

USC no longer has to worry about scholarship restrictions, and that the Trojans are no longer shackled allows them to expand their reach into rich territories.Not surprisingly, SEC country is where top programs search for coveted recruits. USC is no different in that regard, but the Trojans' success there has others taking notice.Earlier this week, USC landed a commitment from four...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Imatorbhebhe Commits To USC Trojans In Intense Video

Top wide receiver recruit Josh Imatorbhebhe committed to the USC Trojans in an intense video with the help of Bleacher Report.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Dixon no longer enrolled at USC

The USC Trojans have lost some tight end depth, with news that their most talented tight end, Bryce Dixon, is no longer enrolled at the university. USC confirmed the news in a brief statement on their official website. “Freshman tight end Bryce Dixon is no longer enrolled at the University of Southern California, the school announced today,” the statement read. “Dixon caught...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Year Together Brought Young USC Trojans Closer

Freshman year of college is all about acclimating: learning to navigate campus, establishing a routine, forming bonds with peers. By sophomore year...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star QB Matt Fink Commits to USC

The USC Trojans have had their fair share of star quarterbacks over the years and hope that Matt Fink will be the next in line to succeed. The Glendora high school product chose USC over Colorado, California, Notre Dame, and UCLA among others. Fink is not only a dual-threat quarterback but he has also played at defensive back as well. His size (6’5) and athleticism could be a lethal...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian, wife Stephanie getting a divorce

USC football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife Stephanie are in the process of getting a divorce. The news, which was first reported by SB Nation’s Conquest Chronicles blog, was confirmed earlier this week via a statement from Sarkisian through his reps. “It is our desire to protect the privacy of our children and each...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

USC comes into a season in a familiar situation — the frontrunner to win its division. Fans will add to that Pac-12 championship and...
Via Athlon Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

USC, Jake Olson to reunite as blind fan becomes walk-on

Hand it to USC for giving you a case of the warm-and-fuzzies to kick off the week on a happy note. You didn’t have to be a Pac-12 aficionado to know the story of Jake Olson, the young Trojans fan who lost his right eye to retina cancer. Now he is set to be a Trojan himself. Olson’s story, which was chronicled on ESPN’s College Game Day back in 2009, has resurfaced this week...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

USC women's tennis team accidentally breaks Pac-12 championship trophy (Photos)

On Thursday, the USC women's tennis team won the Pac-12 conference championship over UCLA, but accidentally broke the championship trophy while celebrating.That awkward moment when @USCWomensTennis accidentally smashed the @pac12 championship trophy... #FightOn pic.twitter.com/d5iUdVSHq7— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 17, 2015That's always a bit awkward, but it's not the first...
Via Holdout Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

USC tennis team shatters Pac-12 trophy (Photo)

The USC women’s tennis team finished off their season with an undefeated record in conference play. As a result, they were awarded the Pac-12 Conference Championship. After winning the Pac-12 title, the USC women partied like rock stars by smashing the trophy on the court. Okay, so maybe it was an accident. First, here is a moment of the happy team celebrating the title with their...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Lands 4-Star Offensive Tackle Frank Martin

Score another big win for Steve Sarkisian and USC. Thursday, the Trojans landed four-star offensive tackle recruit Frank Martin out of Santa Ana, California. Martin, who stands at 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, chose USC over nine other schools – including LSU, Texas A&M, Michigan and UCLA. Martin announced his top 10 Wednesday, and originally planned on committing today at 4 PM. That...
Via College Spun
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Can JuJu Smith Fill the Void Left By Nelson Agholor For the USC Trojans?

Nelson Agholor had a heck of a season last year for the USC Trojans with 104 receptions for 1313 yards and 12 touchdowns. Nelson will be playing in the NFL next season meaning someone will need to step up and be the new No. 1 for USC quarterback Cody Kessler next season. Fans that watched the team play last season know who the likely candidate to do so is--JuJu Smith. As a freshman...
Via FatManWriting
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden, Who Has A Gay Son, Tweets That He Won’t Attend CFP Meeting In Indy

Since Indiana passed the Freedom Restoration Act last week, the backlash has been strong regarding the legislature’s potential to make discrimination against gays legal. Legendary ESPN broadcaster Dickie V was one of several people who expressed support for the NCAA moving events from Indianapolis and the state of Indiana in the future.  This issue is a personal one for many in...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

USC’s Men’s Basketball Team Sent 3 Of Its Players Home Prior To Road Game vs. ASU

USC’s men’s basketball team will be without three of its players when it takes on Arizona State this evening in Tempe.  Sophomore shooting guard Katin Reinhardt, junior point guard Chass Bryan and sophomore walk-on guard Devon Pflueger “violated team rules” on the road trip and will not be on the bench tonight against the Sun Devils.  USC announced the news with a tweet...
Via College Spun
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: UCLA knocks USC out of title contention

The USC Trojans won the 2004 national championship (yeah, I know they got stripped of the title but they still won the game) and played in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 season’s BCS national championship. That clash with Texas was one of the best games I’ve ever seen. In 2006, the Trojans appeared headed to yet another national championship game: They were 10-1 and had just...
Via The Student Section
November 21, 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

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

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 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

Photo: South Carolina Newspaper Uses USC Trojans Logo For Preview Of Georgia-Gamecocks’ Game

The Greenville News apparently does not care what the Supreme Court says.  Back in 2010, justices let stand a trademark ruling holding that the interlocking letters “SC” are the registered mark of the University of Southern California’s sports teams. The court turned down an appeal from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., which since 1997 has attempted...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

USC athletic director Pat Haden fined $25K by Pac-12

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 Conference for coming down to the field and arguing with officials during Saturday’s win vs Stanford. George Schroeder of USA Today Sports first reported the fine from the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has fined USC AD Pat Haden $25,000 for sideline antics. Sarkisian, Haden reprimanded. — […]
Via Full Scale Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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