Southern California Rumors & News

  • Utah grad-transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu headed to USC

    ESPN "USC's football team will bolster its depleted defensive line this season with the summer addition of Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, a graduate transfer from Utah, a Pac-12 South Division rival. Tu'ikolovatu (6-foot-1, 320 pounds) had 28 tackles as the backup for first-team All-Pac-12 tackle Lowell..." June 17

  • 4-star OL Brett Neilon commits to USC

    The Score "USC grabbed one of the top prospects at one of the most important positions Wednesday. Offensive lineman Brett Neilon has decided to commit to USC's 2017 class. Neilon chose the Trojans over offers from Michigan, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA, and Utah." June 09

  • O.J. Simpson reportedly refused to give up Heisman to wife's lawyer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "O.J. Simpson reportedly had a chance to keep his beloved Heisman Trophy in the family. Attorney John Q. Kelly, who represented the estate of Simpson's slain wife, Nicole, said the trophy was missing in 1997 after Simpson was found guilty in a civil suit for the deaths of Nicole and her friend,..." June 02

  • Bryce Dixon gets 6 years in carjacking, robbery plea deal

    Orange County Register "Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon was sentenced to six years in state prison Thursday following his January crime spree. Dixon accepted a deal with prosecutors that included no-contest pleas to one count of carjacking, two counts of second-degree robbery and admitting using a knife during his crime..." April 22

  • USC Is Getting Crushed For Its Decision To Hire Lynn Swann As Its New AD

    College Spun "Wednesday afternoon, USC officially announced former Trojans football star Lynn Swann as the school’s next AD, replacing Pat Haden. It didn’t take long for the jokes to starting rolling in. USC is getting crushed – mostly by the media – for hiring an alum with little experience. USC has a..." April 14

  • Southern Cal hires Lynn Swann to be new AD

    ESPN "The University of Southern California has hired Lynn Swann to be its next athletic director, the school announced Wednesday. Swann, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, replaces Pat Haden, who will step down effective June 30. Swann, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers,..." April 13

  • 4-star cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. decommits from USC

    The Score "USC lost a large piece of its 2017 recruiting class Tuesday, as four-star cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. announced we was decommitting from the Trojans. Graham is rated the No. 7 corner and the 56th-ranked played overall in the 2017 class by ESPN." April 07

  • USC linebacker Scott Felix’s career over after NCAA denies appeal for taking banned substance

    L.A. Daily News "Senior linebacker Scott Felix’s USC career ended Friday when the NCAA denied his appeal for taking a banned substance. Felix was suspended after failing an NCAA drug test at Holiday Bowl but his status was in doubt until the NCAA made its final ruling. “In life, people make mistakes and I am..." April 02

  • USC DE Don Hill’s suspension linked to ‘student-conduct issue’

    College Football Talk "USC has already lost one defensive lineman to a significant injury, now they’ve lost another to an off-field issue. Clay Helton has previously confirmed that Don Hill (pictured, No. 59) is not taking part in spring practice because of what the head coach described as a “violation of team..." March 29

  • USC loses former 5-star DL Kenny Bigelow to torn ACL

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The most experienced player on USC’s defensive line might be lost for the season. Defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow suffered a torn ACL during Thursday’s practice and will miss seven to nine months, according to coach Clay Helton. Bigelow, a five-star recruit in 2013, redshirted his first..." March 27

  • Steve Sarkisian's lawsuit against USC is headed for arbitration

    Los Angeles Times "Former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian has agreed to binding arbitration to resolve his lawsuit against the university over his firing, according to a filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The decision came on the eve of a hearing scheduled for Wednesday on USC’s motion to send the..." March 02

  • Ex-USC Tight End Violent Details In Alleged Robbery Spree

    TMZ "The two former college football players who allegedly teamed up in at least 7 robberies used violent tactics and weapons on innocent victims including women ... and in one case held a knife to a victim's throat ... this according to investigators. We broke the story ... ex-USC tight end Bryce..." February 20

  • USC says AD Pat Haden hospitalized after lightheadedness

    ESPN "USC Trojans athletic director Pat Haden became faint on campus Wednesday and was hospitalized to undergo tests, the school announced. Sports information director Tim Tessalone said Haden, 63, was in stable condition and resting comfortably. No details on the type of testing were..." February 11

  • Quarterback Matt Corral, a 2018 recruit, commits to USC

    Los Angeles Times "USC made an early impression on quarterback Matt Corral, who is not scheduled to graduate from Westlake Village Oaks Christian until 2018, but made a verbal commitment to the Trojans on Friday. “I’m very happy to announce that I am fully committing to the University of Southern California!”..." February 08

  • USC Athletic Director Pat Haden To Step Down In June

    Deadspin "Pat Haden will step down from his role as Trojans athletic director on June 30, according to a USC alumni email sent by school president C.L. Max Nikias. Though Haden will no longer be the AD, he will take on a new role involving the renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. An excerpt..." February 05

  • Five-star Jack Jones commits to USC in video interview with Snoop Dogg

    CBS Sports "Five-star athlete/cornerback Jack Jones committed to USC on Wednesdaay, with some help from Snoop Dogg. Jones' father is an old friend of Snoop and Jones played in Snoop's youth league before going on to Long Beach Poly. You can watch the full video of Jones' announcement, where he's..." February 03

  • Keyshon Camp, a DT who was just offered by Ohio State, announces decommitment from USC

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A few hours before five-star defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence of Monroe (La.) Neville committed to LSU over Ohio State on Friday, the Buckeyes offered another defensive tackle. That prospect was four-star defensive tackle Keyshon Camp of Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson. At the time 6-foot-4,..." January 25

  • Saraland WR Velus Jones flips from Oklahoma back to USC

    Alabama "One day after changing his commitment, Saraland wide receiver Velus Jones announced that he would flip back to the school where he originally committed. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Jones said on Saturday that he was going to sign with USC, the school he had been committed to for several..." January 25

  • Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon arrested on carjacking charges

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The once promising college football career of tight end Bryce Dixon appears to be all but over after the former USC player found himself in trouble again Tuesday. According to TMZ, Dixon was arrested for carjacking near the USC campus and taken to a nearby jail where he was booked. Bail was..." January 20

  • USC re-hires running backs coach Tommie Robinson

    College Football Talk "Though no one has come out and said as much, it appears the folks in Heritage Hall thought the only problem with Lane Kiffin‘s 2013 coaching staff was… Lane Kiffin. Joining defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and special teams coordinator John Baxter, USC announced Tommie Robinson will..." January 19

  • Reports: Miss. State hires USC LB coach Peter Sirmon as new DC

    CBS Sports "Mississippi State has found its new top defensive dog. The Bulldogs have reportedly hired USC's linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Peter Sirmon to be the new defensive coordinator, according to The Los Angeles Times and multiple reports. Sirmon will replace former defensive..." January 12

  • USC responds to Steve Sarkisian's wrongful termination lawsuit

    CBS Sports "USC and Steve Sarkisian's ongoing legal battle regarding his dismissal sounds like no fun for anyone. Last month, Sarkisian filed a lawsuit against the school contending that the school broke the law by firing an employee due to his disability -- alcoholism -- and is seeking $30 million. The..." January 09

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