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USC, Oklahoma have toughest nonconference football schedules

Though there is still seven months until the start of the 2016 college football season, people are already talking about their favorite team’s chances of taking home a national championship next year. While talking about championship chances, the idea of schedule strength comes up in the conversation. The College Football Playoff committee looks at strength of schedule when it...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4-Star 2018 quarterback Matt Corral commits to USC

On Wednesday, college football programs wrapped up their 2016 recruiting efforts with National Signing Day, and began to ramp things up for 2017. For USC, make that 2017 and beyond. On Friday night, the Trojans landed one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 class, with the verbal commitment of four-star California native Matt Corral. Staying home in SoCal.. FIGHT ON
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

USC athletic director Pat Haden to retire in June

USC’s Athletic Director Pat Haden will be retire from his post on June 30th of this year according to a statement released by the school on Friday. For the following year after that, he will be heading a fundraising initiative to renovate the LA Coliseum. Haden will retire after just about six years on the job at USC after spending many years as a trustee of the university as well...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Haden to retire as USC athletic director

Pat Haden is stepping aside as USC athletic director. The 63-year-old will end his time as AD in June, according to a statement released by the school. USC announces Pat Haden is going to retire from his role as athletic director, effective June 30, 2016. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) February 5, 2016 Haden has been USC’s athletic director since 2010, and his tenure has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Haden To Retire From Role As USC’s Athletic Director

Following a year in which USC athletics dealt with some concerning off-the-field distractions, ultimately leading to the firing of head football coach Steve Sarkisian, it appears athletic director, Pat Haden, is ready to hang up his boots.  According to Bleacher Report’s Bryan Fischer, UCS has announced that Haden will retire from his position as USC’s athletic director, effective...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

USC beats UCLA to go 14-0 at home, tie for 2nd in Pac-12

LOS ANGELES — Julian Jacobs scored 17 points and Southern California led all the way to beat UCLA 77-61 on Thursday night for the Trojans' 14th consecutive home victory that moved them into a tie for second in the Pac-12. Elijah Stewart added 16 points and Katin Reinhardt had 13 for the Trojans (18-5, 7-3), who tied idle Washington in the standings. They equaled the second-longest...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star OT E.J. Price Commits To USC Over Auburn, Georgia

The USC Trojans just pulled one of the biggest surprises of National Signing Day, inking four-star offensive tackle E.J. Price, a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Price, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound player who plays for Archer, was expected to choose either Georgia or Auburn.  #USC goes into Atlanta and snags blue-chip OT EJ Price over #UGA & #Auburn. — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former USC walk-on charged in drug smuggling case

Owen Hanson, a former walk-on football player at USC who played tight end for the Trojans in the early-2000s, is one of 22 people who have been charged with running a massive international drug smuggling and gambling ring. In an indictment unsealed on Thursday, federal authorities claim Hanson and several others ran an operation they called ODog Enterprise, which involved international...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers may join USC, Rams at LA Coliseum for 2016-18 seasons

The USC Trojans already know that they will be joined by the Los Angeles Rams in the LA Coliseum for the 2016-2018 seasons. It certainly looks like they could be joined by one more NFL team for the next few seasons as well. The Rams announced their move back to Los Angeles from St. Louis in December and they knew they would share a stadium with the Trojans for the next three seasons...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Malik Martin: Rams in L.A. will steal my girls

TMZ ran into the USC basketball team at LAX a few days ago, and asked the Trojans about the biggest sports story in the area at the moment: the NFL’s Rams impending move to their city. Many L.A. residents are excited for the return of pro football, but that’s not the case for USC’s Malik Martin and Chimezie Metu. Metu raises the valid concern about traffic in the area—always...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Enfield's Remarkable Turnaround At USC Has The Trojans Ranked And Ready For March

The Galen Center, home to USC's men's basketball team, was full. The Galen Center was exhausted, as were the players on its hardwood. The Galen Center cheered, gasped and panted for four overtimes. And then the Galen Center erupted. It felt as if confetti was falling from the rafters as one of the youngest teams in college basketball knocked off the No. 7 team in the country...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-USC TE Bryce Dixon arrested for carjacking

Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon was arrested Tuesday for an alleged carjacking nearby the USC campus in Los Angeles. According to reports, Dixon is being held on $100,000 bail after being charged with the felony. No other details about the case were released. Dixon, who is from Oxnard, Calif., caught 14 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2014. He was expelled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin Admits Sarkisian Texted Him During Cotton Bowl

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin says he was contacted by a former USC colleague during the Cotton Bowl. Kiffin admits that Steve Sarkisian, who he coached alongside at USC, sent him text messages with suggestions for plays for the Crimson Tide to run during the second half of the Cotton Bowl. Lane Kiffin said Steve Sarkisian texted him some plays to run at halftime...
Via Gamedayr
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin jokes about the time USC fired him

It’s been a little more than two years since Lane Kiffin was fired from USC. The Trojans’ coach was let go in September 2013, a couple games into his fourth season leading the program. The firing took place at an airport during a meeting with athletic director Pat Haden.  Enough time has passed since that Kiffin is apparently now able to joke about it.  The Alabama offensive...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: USC’s Chimezie Metu throws down dunk off in-bounds pass

Check out this dunk from USC Trojans forward Chimezie Metu. The Trojans would go on to beat Arizona State 75-65…. The dunk off the inbounds pass is always a good idea. Especially when you finish it like that.
Via The Student Section
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: USC’s Julian Jacobs posterizes Washington defender

The USC Trojans have been one of the most surprising teams in the country this season and they have gotten some big plays from their players all year long. One of the best playmakers has been guard Julian Jacobs. Friday night, he threw down a nasty dunk over Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson. During the first half of Sunday’s game against Washington, Jacobs had 11 points and...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron not reuniting with USC, still bitter with AD

Just when it seemed LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and USC were set to reunite, things fell apart. Orgeron, the interim head coach for the Trojans in 2013 when Lane Kiffin was fired, was vying for a permanent gig after he went 6-2 in his temporary stint. USC athletic director Pat Haden instead hired Steve Sarkisian, which, well, ended pretty badly. It’s this bitterness that...
Via Gamedayr
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU great Ty Detmer hired to coordinate Cougars offense

As Kalani Sitake promised in his Monday press conference, he would begin recruiting. Not only has the recruiting begun with players, but even former BYU greats. Recently announced, BYU Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer will be returning home to BYU. The stand out quarterback in college and excellent 14-year NFL quarterback has accepted a job to become the new offensive coordinator...
Via isportsweb.com
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: USC TE Connor Spears comes home for Christmas, surprises mom

During this time of year, not many college athletes get to actually go home to spend the holidays with their families. The USC Trojans are playing in San Diego in the Holiday Bowl next Wednesday, so one player decided he would go back home for Christmas. Tight end Connor Spears knew he had a few days to spare before returning to practice, so he flew back to his home state of South...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

USC promotes Tee Martin to offensive coordinator

After four seasons as the wide receivers coach for the USC Trojans, Tee Martin is adding another title to his job responsibilities: offensive coordinator. Head coach Clay Helton confirmed that Martin will take on the additional duties starting with the 2016 season: USC WR coach Tee Martin, a Broyles Award nominee, has been promoted to offensive coordinator by @USCCoachHelton...
Via Gamedayr
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

USC players feel ‘betrayed’ by Steve Sarkisian lawsuit

    Steve Sarkisian has already been blasted by USC over the lawsuit he filed against the school, and it would appear he has angered some of his former players with the legal action as well. TMZ claims to have spoken with multiple Trojan football players who say they feel “betrayed” and “let down” by Sarkisian’s decision to sue USC. “I felt betrayed,” one player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian: Letter proves USC knew about alcohol issues

Steve Sarkisian has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against USC, claiming the school knew about his struggles with alcoholism well before he was terminated. TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which shows that Sarkisian is suing for $30 million — the roughly $12.6 million he was owed for the remainder of his contract plus compensation for “mental anguish” as a result...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll 'fired up' about USC hiring Clay Helton

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll took to Twitter and commended USC, his former employer, for changing Clay Helton’s title from interim to permanent. In fact, Carroll has reached peak “fired up” because of it. Congrats to @USCCoachHelton! An awesome head coach for the Trojans! Couldn't be more fired up! Good luck this weekend! #FightOn — Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll...
Via Sportsnaut
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Cowherd: USC will make ‘huge’ hire at football coach

When the 2015 college football season is over, the USC Trojans will have the task of hiring a new coach to lead the team in seasons to come. While it may be in the best position of any program that is currently looking for a permanent leader, there are still plenty of questions about who it may be. One prominent radio host, FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd, thinks it’s going to be...
Via Gamedayr
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

USC unveils plans for Coliseum renovation

The University of Southern California’s famed stadium is possibly getting a new look in the next few years. USC announced Thursday its preliminary plans for a $270 million renovation of their storied Coliseum, which is still pending approval from the commission that oversees the stadium. These plans are coming two years after USC took full control of the venue. According to NBC...
Via Gamedayr
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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