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2014 USC Trojans Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

The 2013 season for the USC Trojans was a chaotic one to say the least. The Trojans had three different head coaches over the course of the season last year. Head Coach Lane Kiffin began the year as the coach before being fired midseason after a disappointing start. The Trojans then named Ed Orgeron their interim coach for the rest of the regular season.After weeks of trying to determine...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: School Pranks Fans With Fake Helmet (PHOTO)

USC unveiled new helmets for the 2014 season at #pac12fb. Check them out here! pic.twitter.com/fu06gbx7Zg — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) July 23, 2014 USC had some fun with its fans Wednesday,...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Trolls Its Own Fan Base With ‘New Helmets’ Tweet

College football fans – especially those of tradition-rich programs – are a sensitive bunch when it comes to new uniforms and helmets. USC has long worn one of the most iconic uniforms in the sport. Today, the school decided to have a little fun and pull a fast one on its fan base. At this year’s Pac-12 Media Days, the conference had 12 different helmets on display – all...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans Looking to Sell Certain 'Experiences' to Season Ticket Holders

Have you ever watched football games or movies and thought to yourself how cool it would be to do what your watching? Playing may be a little far-fetched, but what about some of the other things--like running out of the tunnel on game day? If you are a USC Trojans season ticket holder you can--for a price of course.@TheMozKnowzThe university recently announced that it will...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

USC will spend over $1 million on snacks for athletes

USC was relatively quick to adopt four-year scholarships, and now the Trojans are preparing a feast of snacks for student-athletes. Taking advantage of new legislation regarding snacks, the Trojans are providing a new “enhanced fueling plan” for student-athletes, which will cost the school over $1 million each year. “I have always felt we needed to find new avenues to provide...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans Expect to Spend a Cool $1 Million on 'Refueling Stations' This Year

The NCAA doesn't get a lot right, but it certainly did when it changed a really stupid rule. Athletes are no longer restricted when it comes to meals like in the past, and the cool thing is that it includes every athlete. Walk-ons, partial scholarships, and full rides alike can eat their fill on the university's dime now.You kind of have to wonder one thing. How much is this...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama And USC Will Meet In The Cowboys Classic At Arlington Stadium In 2016

College football may already have its marquee non-conference game of the 2016 season. USC athletics announced on its Twitter account that the Trojans will take on Alabama at the Cowboys Classic in Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas, marking the first time that the two teams will play since 1985. The news was then confirmed by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Alabama football’s Twitter...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans Getting Their Shine On With New Helmets?

Could the USC Trojans be getting their shine on in 2014 with new helmets?
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

USC’s New Football Helmets Are Very…Shiny

Pictured above is reportedly the USC Trojans’ new football helmet, which is a much shinier take on their previous lids. It also does away with the grey facemask, instead electing to go with the same red/maroon used for the base color of the helmet. I’m not very impressed with this first glimpse but we’ll have to see how they look with the rest of the uniform. [Inside SoCal...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Shiny Alternate Helmets For The USC Trojans?

Are the USC Trojans getting a new shiny alternate helmet? It’s possible, but nothing has been confirmed by the school. A player apparently told Inside SoCal that they are getting a shiny helmet, so this could be it. It’s not a bad look, but the traditional USC helmet is too awesome to not wear all […] The post New Shiny Alternate Helmets For The USC Trojans? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

USC wins with four-year scholarship commitment

It's a common misnomer: athletic scholarships. Largely believed to be a four-year agreement between the university and the student athlete, it's not.   Most athletic scholarships have to be renewed on a yearly basis. Ron Allen, co-founder of B2G Sports, hosts training sessions and camps for many student athletes who go on to play at the Division I level. Discussions about...
Via Fox Sports West
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

USC To Offer Athletes 4-Year Scholarships In Revenue Sports, 5-Star CB Iman Marshall Tweets That It’s A “Gamechanger”

USC announced a major move within its athletic department today: its three revenue sports — football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball — will begin offering four year scholarships for athletes instead of renewable one year scholarships. Essentially, this means that once a player commits to the school, they have a scholarship all four years rather than a one year deal...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Snoop Lion sends custom cleats to Texas A&M

Rapper Snoop Lion (or Snoop Dogg, depending on who you ask) is a noted sports fan. While he has been a longtime fan of the USC Trojans, Snoop has shown love to Texas A&M in the past. Yesterday, Snoop hooked the Aggies up with a pair of Snoop limited edition Adidas cleats, which are white shoes that feature a picture of a lion and his autograph. Ain’t nuthin’ but a #G thang...
Via College Spun
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Hawkins ready to contribute at USC

USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward is looking for playmakers. His first day on the practice field with his new team he may have found one. Redshirt freshman cornerback Chris Hawkins picked off a pass and got the attention of Heyward. "He made a play," Heyward said of Hawkins. "I'm trying to find playmakers."   This spring has presented a huge opportunity...
Via Fox Sports West
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Sumlin lobbied hard for USC job

On Saturday it was announced that Kevin Sumlin had signed a six-year extension to remain the head football coach at Texas A&M for the foreseeable future, sending a clear signal that he wanted to stay in College Station for the long hall. But Rumors and Rants has learned exclusively from sources at USC that Sumlin had been lobbying hard for the vacant head coaching position at...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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