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USC Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

 5. Who replaces the production of Leonard Williams? In 2014 the breakout Defensive End recorded 80 tackles, with 9.5 for loss and seven sacks. There are a few candidates to take his place, including Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons, both 295 pounds and standing at 6’4” and 6’5”. Because of Williams the Trojans kept teams average to just 133 yards on the ground last season...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojan Women's Tennis Team Smashed Their Pac-12 Champs Trophy

USC Trojan Women's Tennis Team...oh so happy with the Pac-12 Championship TrophyUndefeated Pac-12 champion @USCWomensTennis! #FightOn pic.twitter.com/YTprCjZpGh— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 16, 2015And then...not so much.That awkward moment when @USCWomensTennis accidentally smashed the @pac12 championship trophy... #FightOn pic.twitter.com/d5iUdVSHq7— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Broncos, Browns, Chiefs, & Eagles

Draft Ian Rapoport reports that USC DL Leonard Williams will visit with the Falcons on Friday. Williams will then meet with the Jets and Redskins next week, per Rapoport. Ian Rapoport reports that USC WR Nelson Agholor is working out for the Panthers on Thursday and has a visit lined up with the Patriots. Utah OL Jeremiah Poutasi ... The post NFL Notes: Draft, Broncos, Browns...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden to boycott NCAA meeting in Indiana

USC athletic director Pat Haden has become the first NCAA official to publicly boycott Indiana over its controversial “religious freedom” bill. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, will not attend this week’s meeting in Indianapolis as a protest against the law. The NCAA’s headquarters are are in Indianapolis and the city will also host the Final Four...
Via Rumors and Rants
18 days ago  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden “Honors” Gay Son, Refuses to Attend CFP Meeting in Indy

Add USC athletics director Pat Haden to the list of high-powered individuals and organizations that are making a stand against Indiana’s religious freedom bill. Since Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a bill that allows businesses to refuse service to individuals on the basis on religious freedom, there has been widespread negative reactions, with many calling Article found on...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2015 Spring Football Preview

There is a lot to like about the 2015 USC Trojans. Steve Sarkisian has a year under his belt as the head man at Heritage Hall and this roster...
Via Athlon Sports
23 days ago  |  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

Clancy Pendergast reportedly left for NFL because he does not want to recruit

Former USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast has been a popular man the past two months as he has been considered for many coaching positions. Pendergast, who took last season off after Steve Sarkisian brought his DC from Washington to USC, interviewed for the Redskins defensive coordinator position, as well as the LSU and Utah DC...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

5-Star CB Iman Marshall Not Heavily Favoring USC?

Judging from Iman Marshall's retweet, he may not be heavily favoring the USC Trojans.
Via Gamedayr
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Steve Sarkisian And USC Commit Ronald Jones Posed With A Cool Customized “Fight On” Banner

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was in Texas today, and had an in-home visit with running back commit Ronald Jones II, a four-star player from McKinney. The player and his future coach posed for a picture during the visit today with a big “Fight On” banner, featuring pictures of Jones from high school and a recent All-American game. We’re not sure if the banner was made by Jones...
Via College Spun
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Four Star Wide Receiver Commits to USC Trojans at Army All-American Game But Only For Three Years

Saturday night the USC Trojans got some good news during the U.S. Army All-American game. They were able to add a four-star wide receiver to their 2015 recruiting class--Ykili Ross from Polytechnic in Riverside, California.But there's a catch. He already knows when he is going to declare for the NFL Draft (because apparently he's that good):Read more »
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Cheerleader Gets Trucked By a Trojans Defensive Back

There was next to nothing that went wrong for the USC Trojans football team during Saturday's game against Notre Dame. The same could not be said for the team's cheer squad though. While doing her job on the sideline she did not see defensive back Jonathan Lockett coming till it was too late to move.She did her best to brace for the hit. To her credit she popped right up after the...
Via FatManWriting
November 29, 2014  |  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

South Carolina Newspaper Uses Trojans Logo for Gamecocks Football Preview…Uh Oh

The USC Trojans don’t have the biggest fans in South Carolina supporters. While Los Angeles and Columbia remain a whopping 2,400 miles away and the two teams have met only twice all-time (1980 & 1983), there is still severe disdain for their distant non-rivals. Everyone refers to the University of Southern California as USC, for obvious reasons, but no one outside of Columbia...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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
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