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USC players share their favorite Thanksgiving dishes

Fellowship, football, and food are usually associated with Thanksgiving and not always in that order. It's a time for caring and sharing with loved ones. Friends and family get together to reflect on what they're thankful for. Of course, this is normally done around food. A lot of it. As USC prepares for their regular season finale against rival Notre Dame during Thanksgiving...
Via Fox Sports West
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Haden, McKay vividly remember USC's improbable 1974 win over Notre Dame

Pat Haden and J.K. McKay, best friends, former teammates and colleagues, will be together on the field again at the Coliseum for another USC-Notre Dame matchup on Saturday. This is the 40-year anniversary of the 1974 comeback win in which USC was down 24-0 and rallied for a historical 55-24 victory. Haden and McKay were instrumental in the comeback, one of the best in college football...
Via Fox Sports West
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC's young O-line gaining valuable experience

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as ''rookies.'' After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame. ''We got a job to do up front,'' Drevno said. ''We got to get guys blocked. We got to get the quarterback protected. We got to score touchdowns, and that's on us.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC Star DE Leonard Williams Says He Might Return For Senior Year “Just To Beat (UCLA)”

Leonard Williams has been at USC for three years and he’s lost to UCLA three times. The Trojans’ star defensive tackle lineman might not get another chance to beat the Bruins. This, obviously, bothers him deeply.  A projected top-10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams is expected by many to forgo his final year of eligibility and head to the pros.  The possibility of beating...
Via College Spun
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UCLA QB Brett Hundley Says He’s Likely Turning Pro

UCLA star quarterback Brett Hundley thinks it’s time to move on up to the big leagues. Hundley was a guest on The Jim Rome Show on Monday, following the Bruins’ big win over the USC Trojans, and told Rome that it was probably the last time he will face USC. Hundley was honest and forthcoming in admitting that this is likely his final year in Westwood. There’s a really good...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg Rips ‘Soft’ USC On Instagram During UCLA Game

Snoop Dogg ripped the "soft" USC Trojans on Instagram during the loss to the UCLA Bruins.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans at UCLA Bruins: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two ranked schools from the Pac-12 will face off against one another when the USC Trojans travel to take on the UCLA Bruins. No. 19 USC (7-3) and No. 9 UCLA (8-2) will each be looking for a win in this one to move up the Pac-12 ladder. Coverage of this game will air on ABC and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The Odds: The UCLA Bruins...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins Game Preview and Prediction

The annual battle for bragging rights in Los Angeles resumes on Saturday night when USC visits the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA. In addition to the...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  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
6 days 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
8 days 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...
Via AP on Fox
8 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...
Via Fox Sports
8 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: USC propels past Cal 38-30

Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California's 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night. George Farmer and Randall Telfer also caught TD passes for the Trojans (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12), who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time. Agholor and Kessler shredded...
Via AP on Fox
13 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
13 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
13 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
17 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
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

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

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
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