USC, Penn State can thank Steve Sarkisian for Rose Bowl

Welcome to the Rose Bowl completely shaped by Steve Sarkisian.If that sounds scary, it should, unless you are a Washington, USC or Penn State fan.When Sarkisian left Washington for USC, it allowed the Huskies to hire Chris Petersen and become one of the nation's top four teams. When Sarkisian was fired by USC, it allowed Clay Helton to calmly restore the Trojans to their current top 10 status.
Via LA Daily News
7 hours ago

USC women's soccer beats West Virginia to win College Cup

SAN JOSE – Katie Johnson broke a tie in the 75th minute, and USC won the NCAA women’s soccer title Sunday, beating top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, at Avaya Stadium on Sunday. The second-seeded Trojans (19-4-2) also won the College Cup in 2007. The...
Via The OC Register
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USC football: Everything coming up roses for the Trojans

USC—No. 9 USC—is Rose Bowl-bound. It’s still almost unfathomable, even after watching the Trojans’ spectacular eight-week turnaround this fall. The season felt dead after an opening-weekend drubbing at the hands of Alabama, it felt six-feet-under after a Week 3 loss to Stanford, and Week 4’s heartbreak at Utah desecrated the grave. Head coach Clay Helton and his squad never...
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2017 Rose Bowl Odds: USC Favored Over Penn State

The 2017 Rose Bowl odds opened with No. 9 USC as a 7-point favorite over the No. 5-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. In their record 34th appearance in the Rose Bowl, USC is a touchdown favorite over Penn State. The No. 5 Nittany Lions outrank the No. 9 Trojans and were seriously considered for the […] 2017 Rose Bowl Odds: USC Favored Over Penn State - Reign of Troy - Reign of Troy...
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13 hours ago

Trojan Players React To USC Rose Bowl Bid On Social Media

Current and former Trojan players took to social media Sunday to celebrate the USC Rose Bowl bid and look forward to facing Penn State. Sunday was a day of celebration in Troy when it was officially announced that USC will be back in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2008. The Trojans finished […] Trojan Players React To USC Rose Bowl Bid On Social Media - Reign of Troy -...
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14 hours ago

USC to face Penn State in Rose Bowl on Jan. 2

USC will play in the Rose Bowl game for the first time in eight years on Jan. 2 when it faces Penn State, it was announced Sunday. The Trojans, who finished the regular season 9-3 overall, earned a berth to the bowl by finishing one spot ahead of...
Via The OC Register
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans headed to the Rose Bowl to play Penn State Nittany Lions

It was a rough start to the season but the Trojans bounced back in a huge way The USC Trojans will play the Penn State Nittany Lions in the 2017 Rose Bowl. The 103rd #RoseBowl will feature No. 5 @psufootball and No. 9 @USC_Athletics on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017! #WeAre #FightOn— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) December 4, 2016 The USC Trojans...
Via Conquest Chronicles
15 hours ago

USC football qualifies for 34th Rose Bowl in its history, will play Penn State

The Rose Bowl is the second home of USC football. Not just because USC (9-3) defeated rivals UCLA (4-8) a few weeks ago 36-14 at the Rose Bowl, but because no team has as many appearances in the Grandaddy of Them All as USC does. The USC versus Penn State (11-2) game on January 2nd will be the Trojans’ 34th appearance in the Rose Bowl and their first since 2009.** Also let slip...
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16 hours ago

USC Trojans Men’s basketball defeats BYU 91-84

USC improves to 8-0 to start the season Men's Basketball: USC 91, BYU 84 - Highlights 12/3/16 From USC Athletics: “Jordan McLaughlin scored 24 points and Southern California defeated BYU 91-84 on Saturday night in the second game of the inaugural Hoophall LA doubleheader at Staples Center. Shaqquan Aaron added a season-high 19 points and Elijah Stewart had 16 points...
Via Conquest Chronicles
1 day ago

Final: USC wins eighth in a row, beating BYU, 91-84

LOS ANGELES — For the early part of the night, USC was in a funk. Facing BYU in the second game of the first ever Hoophall L.A. showcase at Staples Center, the Trojans began by missing 16 of their first 17 shot attempts. Frustration seeped in...
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Trojans React To Potential USC Rose Bowl Berth On Social Media

Current and former Trojan players took to Twitter to discuss Washington’s win over Colorado, potentially clinching a USC Rose Bowl berth. When Washington beat Colorado to win the Pac-12 Championship, the Huskies weren’t the only ones celebrating. USC fans and players took to social media to discuss the conference title game, first bemoaning the fact […] Trojans React To Potential...
Via Reign of Troy
2 days ago

USC Rose Bowl Hopes Bolstered By Washington Win Over Colorado

Washington’s victory over Colorado in the Pac-12 Championship Game fuels hopes of a USC Rose Bowl berth to cap the 2016 season. USC wasn’t playing in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night at Levi’s Stadium, but the Trojans certainly had interest in the outcome. Washington did USC a favor, pulling away in the third […] USC Rose Bowl Hopes Bolstered By Washington Win...
Via Reign of Troy
2 days ago

USC Basketball: Bennie Boatwright Out Six Weeks With MCL Sprain

USC forward Bennie Boatwright was diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, an injury he suffered during the Trojans win over San Diego. He will miss six weeks. The good news? Bennie Boatwright did not tear his MCL in the early minutes of Wednesday’s victory over San Diego. The bad news? The USC power forward […] USC Basketball: Bennie Boatwright Out Six Weeks With MCL Sprain - Reign...
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3 days ago

USC Trojans Men’s basketball defeats University of San Diego 76-55

USC is now 7-0 to start the season USC Cruises to 76-55 win Over USD from the AP at “Bennie Boatwright hobbled out of Jenny Craig Pavilion on crutches and his sprained left knee in a brace, an injury that put a damper on Southern California's 76-55 victory against San Diego and left the undefeated Trojans wondering how long they'll be without their second-leading...
Via Conquest Chronicles
3 days ago

USC and Georgetown bring different talents, crazy styles of celebrating to College Cup semifinals

A karaoke competition between the University of Southern California and Georgetown women’s soccer teams might arguably be as competitive as the NCAA semifinal match for the College Cup that will take place this Friday in San Jose, Calif. But for that sing-off to be a real battle, you’d have to include Georgetown head coach Dave Nolan: After his team defeated Santa Clara...
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3 days ago

Boatwright's injury puts damper on Trojans' 76-55 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Bennie Boatwright hobbled out of Jenny Craig Pavilion on crutches and his sprained left knee in a brace, an injury that put a damper on Southern California's 76-55 victory against San Diego and left the undefeated Trojans wondering how long they'll be without their second-leading scorer. The 6-foot-10 sophomore forward was hurt when he collided with USD's Juwan...
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Metu, Stewart lead Trojans to 76-55 win against Toreros

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chimezie Metu had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Elijah Stewart had 15 points to lead undefeated Southern California to a 76-55 victory against San Diego on Wednesday night. De'Anthony Melton added 14 points for the Trojans (7-0), who led the whole way in beating the Toreros (2-5) for the second straight season. USC forward Bennie Boatwright, the team's second...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are USC's three likely bowl game destinations

Hours after USC ended the regular season Saturday night with a 45-27 victory over Notre Dame at the Coliseum, Clay Helton turned on his car radio. The Trojans’ coach was following the final minutes of a Pac-12 Conference game 1,000 miles east....
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame DL commits two dirty plays minutes apart

Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery committed a pair of dirty plays minutes apart during the fourth quarter of his team’s game against USC on Saturday. The first dirty play happened after Aca’Cedric Ware was knocked down by Notre Dame’s Nicco Fertitta on a targeting foul. When Ware was on the ground, Tillery came by and kicked him in the head: That's not going to help someone...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adoree Jackson hurdles would-be tackler on kickoff return for TD

USC’s Adoree Jackson showed the world why he’s one of the top defensive backs heading into the 2017 NFL draft during Saturday’s game against Notre Dame. Jackson took a punt to the house for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game, and not too long after, he found the end zone once again. This time, though, the task was a bit more difficult, but he still got it done....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Referee takes massive hit during USC-Notre Dame game

Referee Ron Cherry took a massive hit during Saturday’s Notre Dame-USC game. USC’s Michael Hutchings was running after a play ended and didn’t appear to be watching where he was going. He ended up running straight into Cherry: Ron Cherry is in rough shape after somebody gave him the business: — Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 26, 2016 Cherry...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Adoree’ Jackson not a certainty to leave for NFL Draft

Adoree Jackson is one of the best defensive backs in the country, but he’s no certainty to leave USC for the NFL Draft. The junior cornerback, who is so athletic he also plays on special teams or offense at times, says that he still has things in college he wants to accomplish. Adoree Jackson on going pro: "I may but I still have a lot of things to do here." #USC — InsideUSC...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

TailGreater: Boozin' with the Bruins at the Rose Bowl

Sure, this week of college football action will be bittersweet. There is very little chance it can match the chaos, the beauty and the wonder of last Saturday, a wondrous day full of upsets, closely fought games and rivalries. And while this week's action might not match last week's, we're here to make sure that at least one part of your experience blows last Saturday out of the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans whip Washington, keep Pac-12 title hopes alive

The USC Trojans whipped Washington 26-13, keeping their hopes of a Pac-12 title alive. Make no mistake about it: this was a huge win for Clay Helton’s squad. After all, Washington entered this game ranked fourth in the latest College Football Playoff standings. It was also one of the most complete teams in the country, ranking in the top 11 nationally in yards per play on both...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC puts campus statues under wraps ahead of rivalry week

USC and UCLA are not scheduled to meet for another week and a half, but that hasn't stopped the Trojans from getting a head start at taking precautionary measures. As of Monday, the statue on USC's campus of mascot Tommy Trojan was wrapped up: Apparently #USC wanted to get a head start, Tommy Trojan is already taped up in anticipation for Rivalry Week against UCLA: pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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