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USC’s Adoree’ Jackson to give Olympic qualifying another shot

USC Trojans football star Adoree’ Jackson has been chasing his dream of participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics as a member of the United States track team. Jackson previously failed to earn an automatic qualification for the trials in the long jump at the NCAA Championships earlier this month, but he will give his dream another shot this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwyer leading youth movement at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

OMAHA, Neb. – The crowd at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials erupted Tuesday night as the men’s 200-meter freestyle final sent three racers sprinting in near-unison toward the final wall. Conor Dwyer of USC-based Trojan Swim Club was in the middle...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Outgoing USC AD Pat Haden and relatives reportedly made $2.4M off charitable foundation

Outgoing USC athletic director Pat Haden’s reputation had already taken a hit in recent years for what had happened to the school’s programs on his watch. But according to a Los Angeles Times report, what he was doing away from the field might ruined it altogether. In a damning piece, L.A. Times reporters Paul Pringle and Nathan Fenno report that Haden, his daughter, and his...
Via The Comeback
13 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

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

USC names Lynn Swann next athletic director

USC announced on Wednesday that NFL Hall of Famer and former Trojans wide receiver Lynn Swann has been named the school’s next athletic director. Swann is set to begin work on July 1, when he will officially take over for Pat Haden. In early February, Haden decided to retire following another health scare in which he reportedly collapsed on the USC campus and was taken to an ambulance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian’s USC lawsuit heading for arbitration

The divorce between Steve Sarkisian and the University of Southern California was an ugly one, and now the lawsuit thrown by Sarkisian at his former employer is heading to arbitration, per the Los Angeles Times. Sarkisian was let go after a series of alcohol-related incidents, including an obscenity-laced speech at the annual Salute to Troy preseason event and allegedly showing...
Via The Comeback
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: this white USC concept helmet is a bold look

Concept helmets are always a fun topic for college football fans. Usually the alternate looks created by graphic designers are vastly different from the helmets teams actually wear on the field. That’s certainly the case with this white USC concept helmet from Instagram user “Homegrown Helmets.” The base color is completely different, as is the metallic gold outline and the...
Via College Spun
February 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Report: USC OT in custody for psychiatric evaluation

USC offensive tackle Chad Wheeler is in protective custody for a psychiatric evaluation after an altercation with police, according to a report by NBC.  Wheeler, a starting offensive lineman for the Trojans, missed Saturday’s practice for a “personal issue,” head coach Clay Helton told reporters.  Per NBC, here’s what happened:  Los Angeles officers responded to a...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

USC promotes Tee Martin to offensive coordinator

After four seasons as the wide receivers coach for the USC Trojans, Tee Martin is adding another title to his job responsibilities: offensive coordinator. Head coach Clay Helton confirmed that Martin will take on the additional duties starting with the 2016 season: USC WR coach Tee Martin, a Broyles Award nominee, has been promoted to offensive coordinator by @USCCoachHelton...
Via Gamedayr
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

USC players feel ‘betrayed’ by Steve Sarkisian lawsuit

Steve Sarkisian has already been blasted by USC over the lawsuit he filed against the school, and it would appear he has angered some of his former players with the legal action as well. TMZ claims to have spoken with multiple Trojan football players who say they feel “betrayed” and “let down” by Sarkisian’s decision to sue USC. “I felt betrayed,” one player reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll 'fired up' about USC hiring Clay Helton

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll took to Twitter and commended USC, his former employer, for changing Clay Helton’s title from interim to permanent. In fact, Carroll has reached peak “fired up” because of it. Congrats to @USCCoachHelton! An awesome head coach for the Trojans! Couldn't be more fired up! Good luck this weekend! #FightOn — Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll...
Via Sportsnaut
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Cowherd: USC will make ‘huge’ hire at football coach

When the 2015 college football season is over, the USC Trojans will have the task of hiring a new coach to lead the team in seasons to come. While it may be in the best position of any program that is currently looking for a permanent leader, there are still plenty of questions about who it may be. One prominent radio host, FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd, thinks it’s going to be...
Via Gamedayr
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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