Southern California Rumors & News

  • Report: USC has a deal in place to sell Coliseum naming rights to United Airlines

    Los Angeles Times "For the first time in 94 years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be known as something else. USC has a deal in place to sell the naming rights to the stadium to United Airlines for $70 million over 15 years, the most lucrative naming-rights deal in college football, according to a report..." May 18

  • South Carolina's Moore, Samuel cleared in bar assault case

    The State "Authorities are trying to locate former USC football player Jalen Antwan Dread, wanted in connection to a recent assault at a Five Points bar. Dread, 20, is accused of assaulting a male victim at the Five Points Saloon a week ago, the Columbia Police Department said Saturday. Deebo Samuel, a..." May 07

  • Pitt's Max Browne: I 'got the short end of the stick' at USC

    Fox Sports "When Max Browne committed to play for USC, the Trojans were the No. 1 team in the country. It seemed like the ideal time for the Seattle kid, who was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2013 recruiting class. However, it didn’t take long for things to tumble off course for the..." April 10

  • Sam Darnold is primed to be a Trojan force for USC

    Fox Sports "The star power is back at USC on Howard Jones Field. After a staggering succession of mega-wattage talent around Troy that led to Heisman Trophies and national titles, the Trojans drifted from the college football radar. There’s a glow again around Trojan football. Sam Darnold, the 6-foot-4,..." March 29

  • Ex-USC Linebacker Off the Hook In L.A. Rape Case ... Still Charges In Utah

    TMZ "Ex-USC football player Osa Masina will NOT be charged with rape in Los Angeles with prosecutors citing lack of evidence ... but he's still facing charges in Utah. As we previously reported, Masina was investigated over an alleged July 2016 incident in which the female accuser claims Masina and..." March 08

  • Arizona lands USC transfer Noah Jefferson to bolster D-line

    Tuscon "Defensive tackle Noah Jefferson, a former four-star prospect whose career didn’t pan out at USC, announced Sunday that he intends to transfer to Arizona. Jefferson, who’s from Las Vegas, visited the UA campus this weekend. As of now he would have to sit out the 2017 season, but Arizona is..." March 06

  • Top High School QB Transfers After Fight with Wayne Gretzky's Son

    TMZ "One of the top high school QBs in the country has transferred schools after getting into a physical altercation with Wayne Gretzky's golf player son ... TMZ Sports has learned. The QB is Matt Corral -- ESPN's 5th ranked junior QB in the country who's already committed to USC. He's a stud...." February 28

  • USC makes another splash with LB Palaie Gaoteote commitment

    ESPN "USC landed one of the most coveted linebacker prospects in the nation on Sunday, as No. 1 outside linebacker Palaie Gaoteote announced his commitment to the Trojans. Gaoteote, the nation's No. 41 overall prospect, held offers from a who's who of college football royalty, including Alabama,..." February 20

  • USC suspends Matt Boermeester amid code of conduct investigation

    ESPN "USC has suspended redshirt junior kicker Matt Boermeester amid an investigation of a "code of conduct issue." The University of Southern California provided a news release that said, "While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student will not be representing the..." February 08

  • Steve Sarkisian 'I Want To Be A Head Coach Again ... But I Love Bama'

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian says he DEEPLY appreciates his offensive coordinator job at Alabama ... but admits he does want to be a head coach again one day -- when he's ready. TMZ Sports spoke with Sark at LAX -- and he shot down critics who blamed Bama's loss in the National Championship game on the..." February 03

  • 5-Star WR Joseph Lewis Commits To USC Trojans

    Campus Insiders "As Trojans fans say goodbye to one highly-touted wide receiver in JuJu Smith-Schuster, they can say hello to another. Five-star prospect Joseph Lewis committed to USC on National Signing Day. The Trojans beat out the Arizona State Sun Devils, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Oregon Ducks for the Los..." February 01

  • USC starts signing day hot, reeling in Austin Jackson and Jay Tufele

    Los Angeles Times "USC has a reputation for closing well on national signing day, and the trend has continued early on Wednesday. Austin Jackson, a highly rated offensive tackle from Phoenix, became the second uncommitted recruit of the day to choose USC. A few minutes later, defensive tackle Jay Tufele of Utah..." February 01

  • 4-Star LB Levi Jones Trolled Both Florida And FSU Before Picking USC Live On ESPN

    The Spun "Austin (Tex.) Westlake four-star linebacker Levi Jones pulled the old fake-out during a live announcement on ESPNU this morning. Jones chose USC over Florida and Florida State, and he did so in entertaining fashion. Jones unzipped his jacket and revealed a Florida shirt, but then he took that..." February 01

  • Iowa State lands a former USC starting lineman

    Des Moines Register "The win-now Iowa State football recruiting initiative gathered more momentum Sunday when 10-game USC starting offensive lineman Khaliel Rodgers announced on Twitter that he’d selected Iowa State. The 6-foot-2, 320-pounder joins former Michigan transfer lineman David Dawson among what is..." January 30

  • Four-star safety Isaiah Pola-Mao commits to USC

    Arizona Republic "Three-time All-Arizona safety Isaiah Pola-Mao of Phoenix Mountain Pointe has committed to USC. Pola-Mao announced his commitment during a ceremony at the school on Friday morning. Pola-Mao is ranked 116th in the country in USA TODAY's composite football player rankings that includes Rivals,..." January 27

  • Marlon Tuipulotu, Washington Huskies 5-star DT commit, flips to USC Trojans

    Oregonian "For months, Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers fans desperately hoped 247Sports five-star defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu would reconsider his commitment to the Washington Huskies. On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 295-pound Central High School (Oregon) standout did just that, flipping his..." January 24

  • USC's Adoree' Jackson intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson intends to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. The Trojans star announced his intentions via Twitter on Monday, which is the deadline for underclassmen like Jackson to apply for early draft eligibility. Jackson, a junior, is among the..." January 16

  • Alabama betting favorites to take home 2018 National Championship

    Covers.com "Before the confetti was even loaded into the cannons at the 2017 CFP National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, sportsbooks across Las Vegas were releasing their futures odds to win the 2018 title game. No matter which schools are represented at..." January 10

  • USC's Smith-Schuster declares for NFL draft

    Los Angeles Times "Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will forgo his senior season at USC to declare for the NFL Draft, Smith-Schuster announced on Twitter on Saturday evening, becoming the Trojans’ second early departure following its Rose Bowl victory this week. Guard Damien Mama announced Friday he would enter the..." January 08

  • USC beats Penn State on final play in Rose Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "PASADENA, Calif. -- All season long, the Penn State formula was to start slow, fall behind, rally in the second half and then upset a favored opponent, whether it was Ohio State in October or Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. For much of a rare overcast afternoon at the Rose Bowl,..." January 02

  • Olajuwon Tucker, Kevin Scott Academically Ineligible for 2017 Rose Bowl

    Fox Sports "USC football will be without linebacker Olajuwon Tucker and defensive lineman Kevin Scott for the 2017 Rose Bowl due to academic ineligibility. Olajuwon Tucker and Kevin Scott are USC’s only two academic casualties for the 2017 Rose Bowl, Clay Helton revealed on Tuesday during the welcome event..." December 28

  • USC player pleads not guilty to Utah sexual assault charges

    Salt Lake Tribune "Osa Chad Masina, a former Brighton High School football star and University of Southern California linebacker, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony counts of rape and sodomy. At a preliminary hearing this week, a 19-year-old woman said Masina sexually assaulted her after she had passed out at a..." December 17

  • Graduate transfer QB Max Browne headed to Pitt

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One day after losing its offensive coordinator, Pitt might have the next leader of its offense in place. No, not from the sideline, but on the field. Not a coach, but a quarterback. Max Browne, a graduate transfer from Pac-12 Conference power Southern California, announced Thursday afternoon on..." December 15

  • LB Tayler Katoa commits to USC

    The Deseret News "Layton linebacker Tayler Katoa has long been heavily recruited by some of the top schools in the West, but a scholarship offer he received just over a month ago wound up being a game-changer. On Nov. 14, Katoa tweeted that he had gotten an offer from the University of Southern California, and..." December 15

  • 2018 4-star CB Marcus Johnson commits to USC

    The Spun "Marcus Johnson, the No. 20 defensive back in the class of 2018 according to 247 Sports, announced his commitment to USC via Twitter on Saturday. The 5-foot-10 Los Angeles native also holds offers from 10 other top-tier programs including Tennessee, Notre Dame, Colorado and Arizona State to name..." December 11

  • Jackson, No. 12 USC shred Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "In rainy, windy conditions, USC and Notre Dame were locked in a close game late in the second quarter, before 17 seconds and a big helping of Trojan superstar Adoree' Jackson changed everything. Jackson, the Trojans' playmaking junior defensive back, scored three touchdowns, including a..." November 26

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