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  • USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown bummed about Alabama game being canceled

    Larry Brown Sports "The Pac-12 announced on Friday that they will go with a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season, and at least one player is bummed about that. USC Trojans wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown tweeted his disappointment about the news. USC was set to face Alabama at..." July 12

  • Howard one of seven finalists for highest-rated recruit in the Class of 2021

    College Football Talk "Here’s something you don’t see every recruiting cycle: Howard and a five-star prospect in the same story.  Yet, here we are. This week, touted 2021 defensive end Korey Foreman revealed the seven schools that are finalists for his talent.  And one of the..." July 10

  • USC athletics have 1 positive COVID-19 test out of 69

    Larry Brown Sports "The COVID-19 testing results are in for USC’s student-athletes who returned to campus this week. For Phase 1 of their return, USC had student-athletes who live within one hour of the campus return for voluntary workouts. 69 people in total were tested, and one case was positive...." June 26

  • Reggie Bush says Vince Young turned down his 2005 Heisman Trophy

    Larry Brown Sports "Reggie Bush has a lot of respect for Vince Young, and it stems largely from one thing he says Young did back in 2010. In an appearance on “McAfee and Hawk” Tuesday, Bush said that Young, as the runner-up in 2005 voting, had been offered the Heisman after Bush had it..." June 24

  • Former USC Standout OL Max Tuerk Tragically Dies at Age 26

    Total Pro Sports "Max Tuerk, a former USC offensive lineman drafted in the third round of the NFL draft, tragically lost his life at the tender age of 26-years-old. The cause of Tuerk’s death was not disclosed. " June 21

  • USC Football preparing to have fans at games this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Not only are many schools planning on a college football season being played this year, but we know of at least one planning to have fans in attendance for games. USC Trojans athletics director Mike Bohn wrote to season ticket holders that they are preparing to have fans at games in a..." June 16

  • USC WR Kyle Ford, the Trojans' top-rated 2019 commit, reportedly suffers second ACL tear

    Deseret News "USC wide receiver Kyle Ford, a talented athlete whom the Trojans hoped would fill the shoes of NFL-bound Michael Pittman, suffered a second significant ACL injury in three years and will be “out for foreseeable future,” reported. Ford, a 6-foot-2,..." June 15

  • USC ends disassociation with Reggie Bush after 10 years

    The Score "USC welcomed Reggie Bush back to the school on Wednesday after ending its 10-year disassociation with him stemming from NCAA violations. "When I was hired to represent the Trojan family as the director of athletics, I committed to listening and learning before..." June 10

  • The Mystery of Bru McCoy

    Bleacher Report ""Ihope Bru dies." That's what one man said when Horace McCoy Jr. answered the phone. Others found him on LinkedIn to threaten death to his son. Shelby McCoy remembers being stopped at the supermarket. The dentist. High school games. Remembers receiving a..." June 10

  • USC expected to end former RB Reggie Bush's disassociation from school

    ESPN "After 10 years, former USC Trojans running back Reggie Bush's disassociation from the university is expected to soon come to an end, sources told ESPN. The timing comes as a result of an NCAA Committee on Infractions rule, adopted in 2017, that limits any mandated..." June 09

  • QB recruit Miller Moss strengthens Mater Dei-to-USC pipeline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Mater Dei High School to USC pathway for quarterbacks remains as strong as ever. Four-star quarterback recruit Miller Moss is transferring from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif. to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. Veteran Los Angeles Times high school..." June 09

  • Four-star quarterback Miller Moss commits to Trojans

    CBS Sports "USC got a big commitment on Monday from a star who could be the quarterback of the future. Miller Moss, a four-star prospect and the No. 52 overall player in the Class of 2021, chose the Trojans over several high-profile schools..." June 01

  • USC revokes tickets, membership from booster who advocated shooting protesters

    Yahoo! Sports "As Jack Baer of Yahoo Sports documented, an attorney named Marla Brown drew scorn from current Indianapolis Colts wide receiver and former USC Trojans wideout Michael Pittman Jr. after she tweeted that individuals protesting over the killing of George Floyd, an..." June 01

  • Former USC LBs Chris Claiborne, Hayes Pullard join Trojan staff as analysts

    247 Sports "USC announced on Thursday that former star USC linebackers Chris Claiborne and Hayes Pullard will join the staff as quality control analysts. Claiborne will work on the offensive side of the ball and Pullard on defense.  Per the USC statement, both were..." May 29

  • JT Daniels Transfers to Georgia

    SI "In a surprising turn of events, a former 5-Star recruit has been added to the quarterback room at Georgia. Former University of Southern California quarterback JT Daniels has declared that he's transferred to Athens. In the class of 2018, Daniels was the number two..." May 28

  • Clay Helton still leaving door open for JT Daniels to return to USC

    Larry Brown Sports "When a student-athlete enters the transfer portal, that player is likely gone. But in Clay Helton’s case, he still leaves the door open for his players. Helton said during an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” Friday that he is still open to having quarterback..." May 26

  • On an all-time great team, LenDale White was USC's Scottie Pippen

    The Score "After "The Last Dance" reminded fans of the greatness of Scottie Pippen existing in the shadow of Michael Jordan, theScore's feature writers decided to examine some of the most compelling second bananas in other sports. The series begins with college football. Imagine..." May 20

  • Ex-USC QB Jack Sears joins Boise State football program as a graduate transfer

    247 Sports "Graduate transfer quarterback Jack Sears has landed with Boise State, the Broncos announced Monday evening. He had been in the NCAA transfer portal since the fall, announcing on Aug. 27 an intention to leave USC after three years with the Trojans. Initially, Sears..." May 19

  • USC, Ole Miss schedule home-and-home in 2025-26

    The Score "For the first time in the history of their programs, USC and Ole Miss will meet on the football field beginning in 2025. The Trojans will host the Rebels on Aug. 30, 2025, and Ole Miss will welcome USC to Oxford on Sept. 19, 2026,..." May 18

  • Alabama reportedly in talks to replace USC opener with TCU

    College Football Talk "Alabama clashing with USC is expected to be one of the nonconference highlights of the 2020 campaign.  The coronavirus pandemic, though, may change that. Alabama is scheduled to square off with USC on Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium Arlington.  It would serve as the season..." May 12

  • ESPN 300 athlete Julien Simon of Tacoma commits to USC football

    ESPN "ESPN 300 athlete Julien Simon announced Sunday that he has committed to USC football on Sunday. Simon made the announcement on Instagram Live with ESPN's Jordan Schultz. " May 11

  • USC Football Hires Away LSU's Hype Video Tandem

    The Big Lead "USC has made two huge hires that could add a ton of excitement to the school's athletic program. LSU video coordinator Jacob Brown and LSU video editor Will Stout will be headed to Los Angeles to work for USC's football program. Brown and Stout created incredible hype videos during..." May 06

  • Lane Kiffin thinks he was unfairly fired by USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin still does not believe his USC firing was deserved. Kiffin was the head coach at USC for three full seasons and then got fired midway through his fourth season in 2013. Kiffin was 28-15 at the time of his firing and the team was in the middle of a 3-2 season. He told Colin..." May 05

  • USC’s Clay Helton, AD, men’s basketball coach to forego combined $1 million in compensation

    College Football Talk "Count the USC football head as another financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that “the university’s athletic director and its two highest-paid coaches have..." May 01

  • 5 college football documentaries we'd love to see

    The Score "With ESPN's "The Last Dance" whetting the appetite of folks desperate for any sort of sports content, theScore editors joined together to look back at some of the most captivating narratives that might deserve similar treatment earned by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls..." April 28

  • JT Daniels has interest in Michigan as transfer

    Larry Brown Sports "USC Trojans quarterback JT Daniels has put his name into the transfer portal, and a report says he has interest in Michigan. USC head coach Clay Helton shared the news on Thursday that Daniels entered the portal, though the coach said Daniels could also return to..." April 19

  • JT Daniels: Four Potential Landing Spots For USC Transfer

    The Big Lead "JT Daniels has entered the transfer portal, meaning the former five-star quarterback recruit might be on the move from USC. Daniels is apparently making this decision under the assumption he won't have to sit out a year. The NCAA is believed to be close to approving a rule that would allow..." April 18

  • 4 Teams That Would Most Benefit From Skipping 2020 CFB Season

    12 Up "The college football season taking place as scheduled in 2020 is by no means a sure thing at this juncture, as major conference commissioners have confirmed that games will only be played on campus if students are allowed to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. As harsh as that reality sounds,..." April 16

  • USC QB JT Daniels makes surprise addition to NCAA transfer portal

    College Football Talk "Drama at USC does not cease, even in the middle of a global pandemic. In a somewhat surprising move due to its timing, Trojans quarterback JT Daniels has entered his name in the transfer portal and is exploring a move out of Los Angeles. The school confirmed the news along..." April 16

  • Clay Helton suggests USC would need minimum four weeks to prepare before opening camp

    College Football Talk "How long would it take for a college football program to properly prepare for the 2020 season? That seems to be a question with little consistency right now. But as far as USC head coach Clay Helton is concerned, four weeks would be needed just before getting to fall..." April 04

  • USC to ban fans from home athletic events through March 29

    ESPN "In response to the coronavirus outbreak, USC is implementing attendance protocols that will ban fans from home athletic events starting Wednesday and running through March 29. According to the school, events will be limited to the following: participating student-athletes and their..." March 11

  • Bryce Young on Alabama quarterback competition and turning down Southern California

    USA Today "The hardest part of Bryce Young's transition to the Southeastern Conference has been the weather, as the winter clouds and overcast skies of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have replaced the near-constant sunshine of his hometown of Pasadena, California. "It was just weird going..." March 10

  • USC AD clarifies stance: "No talk" of leaving Pac 12

    247 Sports "USC athletic director Mike Bohn has been on the job less than four months, and already he’s making waves in Los Angeles. Bohn told 247Sports earlier this week that the Pac 12’s financial struggles relative to the other Power 5 leagues mean that..." February 28

  • A ‘miracle’ in his pocket: USC’s Austin Jackson changed sister's life with bone marrow donation

    USA Today "Austin Jackson watched his little sister Autumn require blood transfusions every three weeks for five years. He said sometimes her body rejected the blood, which required hospitalization. " February 26

  • USC officially replaces FCS school with San Jose State for 2021 game

    College Football Talk "USC football has officially returned itself to elite scheduling company. In July of last year, USC football angered a sizable portion of its fan base as well as former players by announcing that it had scheduled a 2021 game against UC-Davis.  The Trojans had been one of..." February 20

  • Chiefs took SB spin-move trick play from 1948 Rose Bowl

    The Score "Early in Super Bowl LIV, the Kansas City Chiefs faced a fourth-and-1 situation on the San Francisco 49ers' 5-yard line. The Chiefs decided to go for it and called a running play that involved four players spinning before the snap. It turns out the play - which saw..." February 03

  • Jack Sears, USC graduate transfer QB, no longer coming to Aztecs

    San Diego Union-Tribune "University officials at San Diego State confirmed Sunday that graduate transfer quarterback Jack Sears is no longer going to attend the school. Sears was a quarterback at USC who entered the transfer portal in August, when he announced plans to leave the school. He visited..." January 28

  • USC nabs Todd Orlando from Texas Tech

    College Football Talk "USC has a new defensive coordinator. The Trojans announced on Friday the school has officially hired Todd Orlando to fill the role of defensive coordinator. Orlando joins USC after coaching the past three seasons at Texas. Orlando actually joined the Texas Tech program..." January 25

  • Top 20 juniors who said no to NFL draft

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and while many top programs are bidding farewell to some of their best players, the season also comes with announcements from draft-eligible who decided to return to school instead of going pro.  These..." January 22

  • USC OC Graham Harrell Won’t Leave For Eagles

    Pro Football Rumors "USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell won’t leave the school to take on the same role with the Eagles, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports (on Twitter) hears. It’s not clear whether Harrell would have gotten the job in Philly, but he was among the coaches on their..." January 20

  • DL Jay Tufele, WR Tyler Vaughns skipping draft to stay at USC

    College Football Talk "Clay Helton has a lot of issues to deal with at the moment. Having a talented USC football team is not one of them. The Trojans received a rare bit of good news on Thursday evening as two key players announced they were skipping the 2020 NFL Draft. In back-to-back..." January 18

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • USC OT Austin Jackson declares early for the NFL Draft

    Orange County Register "Prior to the 2019 season, no one was sure when USC offensive lineman Austin Jackson would be ready to play. He’d donated bone marrow to his younger sister over the summer and was careful as he worked himself back into football shape. But Jackson returned in time for..." January 17

  • Report: Rams’ Joe Barry Turns Down Promotion From USC

    Sportsnaut "The USC Trojans football program has not necessarily found itself on solid footing in recent seasons. Despite this, USC decided to retain embattled head coach Clay Helton following yet another down 8-5 season. It now looks like Helton is not going to get much help..." January 16

  • USC Fires Athletic Dept. Officials Tied to College Admissions Scandal

    TMZ "Heads are rolling in USC's athletic department over the college admissions scandal and university fundraising -- a key part of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's defense. The university just fired 3 officials -- CFO Steve Lopes, senior associate athletic..." January 14