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Big July could lift several ranked prospects

Tyus Battle could move to five-star status thanks to a big July. Find out who joins him on our list of rising ranked prospects.... read more »

HD Video: Josh Wariboko at the B2G Elite Camp

Oklahoma City (Okla.) Casady four-star offensive linemen Josh Wariboko shows off his footwork at the B2G Elite Camp. Check out the isolation video of the 6-foot-3, 315 pound prospect.... read more »

Dodgers TV 'blueout' a long way from end despite Congress' attention

Lawmakers, having cured all else that ails us, have now turned their high beams on this Dodgers TV standoff. I suspect relief is just years away. Not that we don't applaud their efforts this week. First, they called on the Federal Communications...... read more »

USC's Max Tuerk gets a new read on line by playing center

Stuffed in the large plastic bag Max Tuerk has been toting around the USC campus, there is a sandwich, two bananas, an energy bar, a pack of almonds and a whole avocado, as well as the remaining half of a fast-food chicken sandwich he had been gnawing on....... read more »

JUCO end on USC's radar?

Palomar College (San Marcos, Calif.) defensive end Dylan Donahue camped at USC over the summer and recently picked up an offer from Colorado. Will the Trojans get more involved in this 6-foot-3, 245-pound prospect?... read more »

Four-star St. Louis chooses Canes

Four-star offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis , after talking it over with his family, committed to the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday.... read more »

UCLA basketball: Bruins get to finish at home in 2014-15

UCLA’s basketball team will get a finishing kick in the 2014-15 season, with the Bruins playing five of their last seven Pac-12 games in Pauley Pavilion. Dates for Pac-12 games have not been finalized. The Bruins upgraded their nonconference schedule,...... read more »

Davis reconsidering UNC commitment

At Fedora's Freak Show, class of 2015 three-star athlete Javarius Davis of Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White got caught up in the moment and committed to the Tar Heels on the spot. A month later at Florida's Friday Night Lights, he turned in a solid performance that led to the Gators offering him on Sunday.... read more »

Ware Picks USC on TV

Texas running back Aca'Cedric Ware picked the Trojans during a Monday press conference...... read more »

Holland misses UCLA visit

Four-star linebacker Jeffrey Holland of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian was supposed to be at UCLA today, visiting the school and the state of California for the first time. But as it would turn out, the timing was quite right.... read more »

Jefferson still looking

Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson of Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County plans on waiting until National Signing Day to make his announcement and doesn't plan on releasing a top five in the meantime. But he has listed UCLA and Alabama as schools he intends on taking official visits to, with Florida, Florida State, Georgia and LSU as potential... read more »

Aca'Cedric Ware chooses USC

Cedar Hill (Texas) tailback Aca'Cedric Ware committed to USC on Monday night. Go inside for to find out why the three-star tailback decided to head west.... read more »

Payton could commit to USC soon

Class of 2015 three-star receiver Tristan Payton of Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast is leaning heavily toward committing to USC. Go inside for all the latest.... read more »

Johnson to Francois: 'You'll be on the bench'

De'Andre Johnson offered strong opinions when it came to potential teammate Deondre Francois .... read more »

Public welcome to go camping at USC

One of the side benefits of USC’s NCAA sanctions coming to an end is more public access to Trojans football practices. Below you can find the dates and times of training-camp practices that are open to the public. Fans wishing to attend must sign...... read more »

Five-star cuts his list to seven

It has been a big summer for five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney . And as he had said he would, he has now cut his list.... read more »

The Peristyle Podcast - Episode 330

Ryan Abraham and Coach Harvey Hyde talk about how USC represented itself at the Pac12 Media Day, offseason workouts and fall camp getting ready to start.... read more »

Getting to know the Pac-12

The more you hang out with the Pac-12 coaches, the better take you get on them. That was the difference this time around in the two-day session in Hollywood.... read more »

2014 Trojans aim to keep it tight

LOS ANGELES – None of USC’s football players signed up for what they experienced last season. In a span of about four months, USC cycled through four head coaches. It was a chaotic, uncertain time … yet also benefited the Trojans in ways they...... read more »

DE Williams set to shoulder load for USC

LOS ANGELES – Imagine what Leonard Williams could do with two healthy shoulders. It’s not something USC’s opponents are eager to experience. Despite playing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder all last season, Williams terrorized offenses...... read more »

Paying college players seen as a complex issue

LOS ANGELES – Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott assured reporters Wednesday that “the time has come to make changes and changes are coming.” “We need to be bold,” he continued. But for the handful of players who attended the first of two...... read more »

Football: USC picked second in Pac-12 South

As expected, USC was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 South in the conference's annual preseason media poll. The Trojans did receive one vote to win the Pac-12 Championship Game. For the second season in a row, the media voted UCLA to win the...... read more »

USC Football 2014 Pre-Season Notes

Here are the pre-season notes for the 2014 USC football team and a link to the 2014 media guide.... read more »

Bruins aiming high in Jim Mora's third season

This might not be a season of firsts for the UCLA football team, but it has a chance to be a year of first-in-a-long-times. The Bruins' last conference title was won in 1998, three coaches ago. Their last victory in the Rose Bowl game came in 1986,...... read more »

USC football summer workouts voluntary, but it doesn't feel that way

For much of June and July, USC is calm in the morning. A few students meander to summer classes, strolling next to a construction site where work won't pick up until later in the day. It's peaceful, really. But make a couple of turns and head past the...... read more »

Remembering radio's Jim Healy, the greatest mocker of them all

Twenty years ago today, somebody goofed and we've got to know. Actually, we knew. Jim Healy had died. There are still those in Los Angeles, a bit gray of beard and long of tooth now, who occasionally glance at their watches out of habit as the workday...... read more »

Former USC star Leinart finds new challenges, gives back

LOS ANGELES - Nine years ago, Matt Leinart strolled down the red carpet at the ESPYs on top of the world. In December 2004, he won the Heisman Trophy after throwing 33 touchdowns for USC. A month later, he led the Trojans to a thrashing of Oklahoma...... read more »

Football: QB Sam Darnold commits to USC

USC has picked up a second commitment from the quarterback position after San Clemente's Sam Darnold committed to the Trojans on Friday, Coach Jaime Ortiz said. Darnold is a highly regarded two-sport athlete who has come on strong this summer. He will...... read more »

Nick Saban closes SEC Media Days with his usual bang

Alabama Coach Nick Saban helped closed the circus-like, four-day, Southeastern Media Days on Thursday with a flurry of opinions, denials and shots across the bow. He praised his new offensive coordinator, you know, the guy USC athletic director Pat Haden...... read more »

Former USC DL Armstead retires from NFL

Former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead is retiring from the NFL at age 23, bringing an abrupt end to a football career that didn’t turn out the way he envisioned. The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that Armstead was retiring. He was...... read more »

Football: QB Ricky Town is excited about USC playing Alabama

USC-bound senior quarterback Ricky Town of St. Bonaventure was directing his team in a passing competition on Wednesday night at Burbank Burroughs, and he expressed excitement that the Trojans would be opening the 2016 season against Alabama at AT&T...... read more »

USC to play Alabama in Texas in 2016 opener

USC will open its 2016 football season with a game against Alabama in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3, the school announced Wednesday. The game, known as the Cowboys Classic, will be played at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and will feature...... read more »

UCLA football program is casting wider net in recruiting efforts

UCLA appears to have found a winning football recruiting strategy, one that has allowed the Bruins to climb in the Pac-12 Conference standings and the national rankings in the last couple of years. Coach Jim Mora and his staff are working hard to...... read more »

USC Football To Face Alabama In Arlington In 2016

The USC football team will open its 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Alabama in the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., in a Labor Day weekend neutral site game.... read more »

USC to play Alabama in 2016 Cowboys Classic

USC fans might be seeing former head coach Lane Kiffin sooner than expected. On Wednesday, USC announced that it would begin its 2016 season by playing in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3 against Alabama, where...... read more »

Football: Alemany receiver Desean Holmes commits to USC

Mission Hills Alemany receiver Desean Holmes has committed to USC, Coach Dean Herrington said. Holmes is considered one of the top receivers in Southern California. He's known for his catching skills and speed. Former Alemany receiver Steven...... read more »

USC Football Single Game Tickets On Sale July 15

Single game tickets for five of USC's six home football games of the upcoming 2014 season will go on sale on Tuesday, July 15. To purchase tickets, go to or call the USC ticket office at 213-740-GO SC (4672).... read more »

USC DL Bigelow out for season with ACL tear

Before the season could even start, it was over for USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow. The school announced Tuesday the redshirt freshman tore the ACL in his right knee doing non-contact drills at a voluntary player workout and is expected to miss...... read more »

USC football: Defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow has season-ending injury

USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow suffered a knee injury that will force him to sit out the 2014 season, the school announced. Bigelow, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound redshirt freshman from Elkton, Md., was injured during a voluntary player workout, the school...... read more »

Tamara Rood and Doyle Karr's son Will is a USC student in the band drumline. "Our corgi Ringo gets as excited as the rest of us for football season!"

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Following Pac-12's standard, NCAA releases new safety guidelines

Though most college football fall practices won't begin for another month, the NCAA is getting a head start on head injuries. The NCAA on Monday released new safety guidelines that limit full-contact football practices and set procedures for diagnosing...... read more »

Miller: However we define a hero, that's Louis Zamperini

Today, I have the chance to write about a hero. Finally. As a columnist normally residing in the Sports section, such opportunities don’t come along often. Despite what you might read. Louis Zamperini was a hero. He was an American airman, a...... read more »

Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero

The government announcement of Louis Zamperini's death in World War II made headlines. Zamperini was the "Torrance Tornado," the tough kid turned track star who set a national high school record for running the mile. In 1936, he was known as "The Zamp,"...... read more »

USC coach Steve Sarkisian sells Washington home for $3.5 million

Whereas UCLA’s Jim Mora is just beginning the process of selling his home in Yarrow Point, Wash., USC’s Steve Sarkisian has already parted ways with his King County property. The Trojans head coach sold his house, also found across Lake Washington in...... read more »

Haden announces four-year scholarships for athletes

The USC athletic director’s announcement affects scholarship students in revenue sports including basketball and football.... read more »

USC Speed And Power Camp Set For Sunday

USC's Speed and Power Camp, featuring Trojan head strength and conditioning coach Ivan Lewis and his entire staff, is set for Sunday (June 29) on the USC campus. Visit to sign up.... read more »

Football Ticket Mini-Plans Now Available For 2014 Season

USC fans can now purchase mini-plans for the upcoming football season with packages starting at just $96, giving Trojans fans the ultimate flexibility to design a plan to fit their schedules.... read more »

USC Commits to Four-Year Scholarships For Football, Men's and Women's Basketball Student-Athletes

USC will offer four-year athletic scholarships to all scholarship student-athletes in the revenue sports of football and men's and women's basketball in lieu of the current practice of offering one-year renewable scholarships, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced today.... read more »

Former USC star Matt Leinart lists Manhattan Beach house for sale

Matt Leinart, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and Southern California football star, has called an audible on his Manhattan Beach home, listing the three-story residence for sale at $2.059 million. Nestled among a crowd of beach dwellings,...... read more »

USC recruits can make impact as early as this season

The editors at the Daily Trojan discuss the Trojans’ prospects this season with the incoming freshman recruiting class.... read more »