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USC coach Sarkisian takes some blame in Shaw situation

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian also said Thursday that the suspended Shaw could "potentially" return to the Trojans at some point this season, news that was...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Will Honor War Hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini With This Commemorative Decal On The Trojans Helmets

The Southern California football team will honor Louis Zamperini this season with a commemorative decal on the back of its helmets.  Zamperini, a World War II veteran, Olympian, and former Trojan track star, died July 2 at the age of 97. Zamperini was featured as a character in the 2012 novel Flight from Berlin, which has been adapted into a movie, Unbroken, that will be released...
Via College Spun
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC's Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans' trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago. His teammates and coaches say they had no reason to doubt the cornerback when he explained his two sprained ankles with an elaborate story about saving his nephew from...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

SportsCenter Calls USC A “Clown College”

ESPN’s John Anderson had some strong words on SportsCenter calling the USC Trojans a “Clown College” after listing their recent transgressions. It’s funny because most people would refer to ESPN as a Clown Station for thinking they report the news with stuff like this. [YouTube] The post SportsCenter Calls USC A “Clown College” appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Truth of Josh Shaw’s rescue story in question

TweetEarlier, it was reported that USC Trojans defensive back Josh Shaw injured his ankles after he supposedly leapt from the second story balcony to rescue his drowning nephew. But according to a USC law school alum, Shaw was hurt while trying to escape police after a domestic dispute: Unfortunately, my sources are saying the Josh Shaw story is fake… no rescue. Still waiting on...
Via Los That Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans DB Josh Shaw Lie About Rescuing His Nephew?

The USC Trojans are going to have to do without senior cornerback Josh Shaw for the immediate future, and as tough as that may be the reason is something fans can't be mad about. According to Shaw he jumped from a second story balcony to rescue his drowning nephew. In the process he injured both ankles (high ankle sprains) and will be out indefinitely.Can't be mad at a hero...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojan Jumps off Balcony

Josh Shaw is a 5th year senior, starter, and was named team captain for the USC Trojans this year.  He is expected to be a big part of their secondary.  After Saturday night, he can add “Hero” to his resume. Per the USC Website: While attending a family social function at his cousin’s apartment in his hometown of Palmdale, Shaw looked on from a second floor balcony to the...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Josh Shaw’s Story Of Rescuing Drowning Nephew True?

Is Josh Shaw's story of rescuing drowning nephew true? USC Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian has received calls questioning it.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC player jumps from building to save nephew

AP Photo/Eric Risberg Josh Shaw, one of the starter for the USC Trojans, suffered high ankle sprains in both ankles after rescuing his 7-year-old nephew who was drowning. According to a report from USC, Shaw saw his nephew struggling in the pool and jumped from a second floor balcony onto concrete to get to the young boy. “I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not...
Via Down and Distance
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Shaw Heroically Saves Drowning Cousin, Sustains Injuries

USC Trojans cornerback Josh Shaw heroically saved his drowning cousin, sustaining ankles injuries in the process.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 60 – Chimezie Metu

60. Chimezie METU Height: 6’-8” Weight: 215 Position: PF High School (State): Lawndale (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Oakland Soldiers (Nike) Commitment: USC Trojans Breakdown: During head coach Andy Enfield’s brief tenure, the Trojans have markedly improved on landing prospects from their natural SoCal recruiting base, and Metu follows that trend. Metu, is originally from Nigeria, ...
Via Hoopniks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: USC AD Pat Haden hospitalized twice in last two days

USC athletic director Pat Haden was not at USC's annual "Salute To Troy" event on campus Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Haden has been hospitalized twice in the last two days because he hasn't been feeling well. USC has not issued a comment on Haden's status.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

USC could be without starting guard for opener

With the season opener exactly 10 days away, USC could be at less than full strength along the offensive line. Starting guard Khaliel Rodgers, the school confirmed late Tuesday night, suffered a sprained knee during practice this week. He is expected to be sidelined for a period of 10-14 days.
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans: 2014 Season Betting Odds And Predictions

The USC Trojans' 2014 season betting odds and predictions courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

USC LB Jabari Ruffin lost for the year due to injury

USC is reporting that LB Jabari Ruffin is expected to be lost for the 2014 season after tearing a knee ligament during practice Sunday.  The Sophomore was expecting to start at one of the outside linebacker positions. Coach Steve Sarkisian responded to the news, “This is very unfortunate news about Jabari, but I know he will rehab well and come back strong next year.  I know...
Via NCAA Football Zone
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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