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Pullard eyes Pac-12 crown for USC while looking to stay unbeaten in November

It was one of those magic nights. It was a night in which it seemed everything was going right for the Cardinal and Gold inside the Coliseum. Los Angeles' iconic stadium was rocking.  The date: Nov. 26, 2011. USC was in the process of slaughtering UCLA by the score of 50-0. At the conclusion of the night, USC players emerged from their locker room wearing T-shirts with the inscription...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shaw's return to the football field for USC more physical than mental

Twelve weeks and 10 games later, Josh Shaw's return to the football field will be more about his physical state than where he is mentally. Shaw wasn't on the field for spring drills but did participate in fall camp. During that time, he was soaking up first-year USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's defensive playbook. Head coach Steve Sarkisian said Shaw "potentially" could...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC CB Shaw returns to practice after suspension, but may not play

LOS ANGELES -- Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with ''more people on the sideline,'' but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but. Shaw worked at cornerback and on special teams after being reinstated Tuesday night following investigations by the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: Shaw 'thankful' to be reinstated

There's "a sense of relief" along with a spirit of being "thankful" on the part of Josh Shaw, according to his head coach Steve Sarkisian. Shaw was reinstated to the USC football team Tuesday after what turned out to be a 10-game suspension from the team. Shaw injured both ankles and fabricated a story about the injury. The reinstatement comes on the heels...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Shaw reinstated by USC after suspension

Southern California has reinstated defensive back Josh Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. USC announced Shaw's reinstatement Tuesday night, but coach Steve Sarkisian hasn't decided whether the senior will play against No. 11 UCLA on Saturday. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans reinstate CB Josh Shaw after 10-game suspension

USC has reinstated Josh Shaw nearly three months after the cornerback lied about how he suffered an injury. Shaw, who missed 10 games in his absence, jumped off a balcony in August after an argument with his girlfriend and fabricated a story about saving his drowning nephew to explain how he sprained both ankles. In actuality, police were called to Shaw's apartment during the argument...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Reinstates Suspended CB Josh Shaw

I guess we can say the Josh Shaw saga is over now. The talented cornerback was suspended this summer after an incident which led to Shaw being injured, and lying about saving a drowning family member from the pool. #USC cornerback Josh Shaw has been reinstated to the team, USC announces. — Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) November 19, 2014 Shaw will not face charges in connection...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC coach Sarkisian mum on Josh Shaw's status

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says nothing has changed about the status of suspended cornerback Josh Shaw. Sarkisian had no update on Shaw's availability Tuesday after the No. 24 Trojans opened practice for Saturday's game against No. 11 UCLA. Sarkisian says Shaw's status is still being evaluated by USC, which is conducting its own investigation...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

To keep Pac-12 title hopes alive, USC needs huge game from Kessler

The USC vs. UCLA rivalry is simple for Nelson Agholor. It's a big game, but not just because it's UCLA. "Well, that's the next game," Agholor said. His quarterback Cody Kessler has a different take on the rivalry. Unlike Agholor, Kessler knows what it's like to experience a win against his crosstown rivals. His first year on campus he spent as a redshirt...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Outlasts California, 38-30: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

 The USC Trojans (7-3) raced out to a 31-2 lead early in the game, and had to hold on late to outlast the Cal Bears (5-5) 38-30 on Thursday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum.The Trojans controlled the line of scrimmage early in the game that allowed Junior Cody Kessler to just pick apart the injury depleted Bears defense.  Kessler continued his solid season for the Trojans passing...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Agholor not happy despite career night

There's something about facing the Cal Golden Bears that seems to bring out the best in Nelson Agholor.   Thursday, Cal got to see up close just how versatile the junior wide receiver is in the USC 38-30 win.   As Cal found out, Agholor's as dangerous in the return game as he is in the passing game. Entering Thursday night, he was in the top-15 in the country in punt return touchdowns...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Cal’s Failed Fake Punt Against USC Is Comedy Gold

The California Golden Bears provided comedy gold on Thursday night against the USC Trojans. Watch and laugh your brains out: Cal fake punt…fails. https://t.co/O8hV0rjqMv — Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 14, 2014
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

California Golden Bears at USC Trojans: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday the California Golden Bears will travel to take on the USC Trojans in a match-up of two Pac-12 schools. California (5-4) and USC (6-3) will each be looking to earn the win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 9:00 pm ET from the Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. The Odds: The USC Trojans are 14.5 point favorites against...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal Golden Bears vs. USC Tojans: Betting Odds

Betting odds for the Cal Golden Bears and USC Trojans Thursday night Pac-12 game.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian addresses Orgeron's desire to return to USC

Former USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron said he'll be "a USC Trojan forever" to the "Los Angeles Times." Whether he's physically a Trojan again or not remains to be seen.  Orgeron told the newspaper that he'd return to the school as an assistant if asked.   When the topic arose at the conclusion of practice Sunday USC head coach Steve Sarkisian...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
26 days ago  |  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

Ex-USC WR Arrested for Punching Girlfriend in the Face

Former USC Trojans wide receiver Victor Blackwell has been arrested for suspected domestic violence according to Los Angeles Times report. The junior wide receiver had not participated in practice or games since September 13, citing Blackwell was unhappy with playing time.  “Haven’t seen him for a month, so we’ve moved forward there,” According to head coach Steve Sarkisian...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 11, 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

USC LB Hayes Pullard Ejected From USC/Stanford Game for Targeting

When you are a top 15 team you are expected to play a good, clean, hard fought game. Saturday when the No. 14 and No. 13 teams in the nation met (USC and Stanford) good, clean, and hard fought was not what the fans got. Instead it was a game filled with errors, mistakes, and penalties. It was the kind of game where you can't afford to lose a key player--like a starting linebacker...
Via FatManWriting
September 06, 2014  |  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
August 26, 2014  |  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
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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