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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:31:00 ESTJohn Jackson, who was the running backs coach for tailbacks Marcus Allen and Charles White during their Heisman Trophy-winning seasons at USC, died on Thursday (Feb. 16) in Torrance, Calif., of complications following intestinal surgery. He was 81.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:52:00 ESTMike Walden, a noted local radio and television sportscaster who was the play-by-play broadcast voice of USC football and men’s basketball from 1966 to 1972 and then called UCLA sports for parts of 18 years, died on Sunday (Feb. 12) in Tarzana, Calif., from complications of a stroke. He was 89.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:26:00 ESTThe USC Football Coaches Clinic, featuring head coach Clay Helton of the Rose Bowl champion Trojans along with his entire coaching staff and guest speakers, will be held March 31 and April 1 in the John McKay Center on the USC campus.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:55:00 ESTEighteen high school football players signed letters of intent with defending Rose Bowl champion USC today (Feb. 1) and will join the Trojan program in the fall, USC head coach Clay Helton announced. They are part of a 23-member signing class that includes 5 other players who already enrolled at USC in January and will participate in the upcoming spring practice. Many recruiting media outlets ranked USC’s class in the national Top 5 (tops in the Pac-12), including ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Fourteen players in USC’s signing class are listed among the ESPN 300, including six in the top 100.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:32:00 ESTMarty King, a record-setting All-Pac-10 punter on USC’s 1978 national championship football team, died on Jan. 14 in San Francisco, Calif., of cardiac disease. He was 60.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:59:00 ESTThe 2017 football schedule for defending Rose Bowl champion USC has been announced by the Pac-12 and it features seven home games in the Coliseum, beginning with three straight to open the season (including a rare visit by Texas) and the regular season finale against crosstown rival UCLA. Also visiting the Coliseum will be Pac-12 opponents Stanford, Utah, Arizona and Oregon State and non-conference foe Western Michigan.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:29:00 ESTUSC senior offensive tackle Zach Banner has been named the recipient of the 2017 Tom Harmon/Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 grant presented by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters to a local-area college student who has an interest in pursuing a degree in broadcasting or a related field with the ultimate goal of a professional career in radio, television or online broadcasting.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:43:00 ESTNew season tickets for the 2017 USC football season are now on sale. Current season ticket holders also can renew their tickets now.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:22:00 ESTUSC quarterback Sam Darnold was named a Freshman All-American first teamer by the Football Writers Association of America, while Trojan head coach won the FWAA’s First Year Co-Coach of the Year Award.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:32:00 ESTThree-time All-American first team quarterback Matt Leinart, USC’s 2004 Heisman Trophy winner who led the Trojans to a pair of national championships, has been named to the 13-member 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:46:00 ESTUSC redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold was named the winner of the 2016 Archie Griffin Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus to college football's most valuable player at the conclusion of the bowl season.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:32:00 ESTUSC placed more players--quarterback Sam Darnold, wide receiver Deontay Burnett and safety Leon McQuay III--on the AP All-Bowl Team first team than any other team, following the Trojans' thrilling 52-49 last second victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Also, placekicker Matt Boermeester and offensive tackle Zach Banner were named to the team's honorable mention. Additionally, USC quarterbacks coach/pass game coordinator Tyson Helton was named the FootballScoop Quarterbacks Coach of the Year.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:46:00 ESTMatt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 USC rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a spectacular 52-49 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played. Freshman Sam Darnold passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns while leading a jaw-dropping comeback for the Trojans (10-3), who won their ninth consecutive game. Deontay Burnett caught a tying 27-yard TD pass from Darnold with 1:20 to play, capping an 80-yard drive in 38 seconds with no timeouts available.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:49:00 ESTJunior safety Chris Hawkins, like the 2016 Trojans, has come a long way after a slow start to his career and is now one of the leaders on a USC team headed to the Rose Bowl.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:03:00 ESTNo. 9 USC and No. 5 Penn State--the hottest teams in college football right now with a combined 17 consecutive wins--face off in the 2017 Rose Bowl Game. The 103rd version of “The Granddaddy Of Them All” is a classic Pac-12/Big Ten meeting between collegiate programs with storied gridiron traditions.