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Hacked McCloud twitter account causes stir

In late July, Ray-Ray McCloud III shocked a lot of college football fans when he committed to Clemson. For a few moments yesterday, it appeared he was looking to shock them again with an even more sensational decision - to de-commit from Clemson and flip to USF.... read more »

Jones loves UCLA but will take trips

Alize Jones has flirted again with taking official visits but promises that his commitment to UCLA remains firm.... read more »

Sarkisian discusses latest injuries

USC was a little bit banged up during today's practice. Inside, Steve Sarkisian discusses all the latest with his team.... read more »

Huge day for Oregon State

Tres Tinkle is one of three Rivals150 players to commit to Oregon St. on Tuesday, along with Stephen Thompson and Derrick Bruce.... read more »

Kessler has toe procedure, misses practice

USC's starting QB had what he called a 'minor' procedure on his toe, but he's expected to start this weekend against Stanford.... read more »

Kessler and Stanley Named USC Credit Union Student-Athlete of the Week

USC football quarterback Cody Kessler and women's soccer goalie Caroline Stanley were named USC's Student-Athlete's of the Week for the week of Aug. 25-31, on Tuesday, Sept. 2.... read more »

Tuesday Instant Analysis

USC quarterback Cody Kessler missed Tuesday's practice while having a procedure done on his toe. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber discuss all the injury news and notes from practice.... read more »

Tim Drevno is set to return to Stanford

The last time USC won at Stanford, Trojans offensive line coach Tim Drevno was coaching for the Farm. Drevno, a Stanford assistant from 2007 to 2010, said he remembers the 2008 game well. USC won, 45-23, scoring 35 unanswered points in the second...... read more »

Trojans offer S100 TE

Who has not offered junior tight end Isaac Nauta? Not too many schools haven't when talking national powers. USC added their name to his offer list Monday...... read more »

Steve Sarkisian, David Shaw say they're beyond last year's dispute

Stanford Coach David Shaw said Tuesday there is "no animosity whatsoever" between he and now-USC Coach Steve Sarkisian. Last season Sarkisian, then at Washington, accused Stanford of faking injuries to slow down his team's up-tempo offense. Stanford won...... read more »

Trojans move up to No. 14 in Associated Press and coaches' polls

USC's performance in its season-opening victory over Fresno State helped the Trojans move up one spot, to No. 14, in the Associated Press media poll and USA Today coaches' poll. In the media poll, top-ranked Florida State is followed by Alabama, Oregon,...... read more »

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian lining up his 2015 recruiting class

For the first time in three years, USC has a class of 25 scholarships available. The program was limited to 15 scholarships in each of the last three years because of NCAA sanctions, which ended in June.  Coach Steve Sarkisian finished strong last...... read more »

USC begins preparations for Pac-12 opener at Stanford

USC is set to return to practice Tuesday morning to begin preparations for Saturday's Pac-12 Conference opener at Stanford. The Trojans are feeling confident after their 52-13 victory over Fresno State at the Coliseum, but that game was long regarded as...... read more » Recruiting Blog

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Kartje: Oh snap! Time to exit bandwagons

The clock hadn’t yet struck noon in Los Angeles on the first Saturday of college football season, and already, the mass bandwagon exodus had begun. In Charlottesville, Va., UCLA’s offense was a mess, and social media was ablaze. Everything we...... read more »

The Peristyle Podcast

The Trojans opened the season in style against Fresno State. We chat with former USC great Ronnie Lott to get his thoughts on the game and Coach Harvey Hyde and Dan Weber answer your questions about the team.... read more »

USC in the NFL: making the cut

Tight end Xavier Grimble, defensive lineman George Uko and safety Dion Bailey were among USC juniors who opted to forgo their final seasons at USC to make themselves available for the NFL draft. At this point, it looks as if their gamble did not pay...... read more »

Hawkins still planning Oregon trip

Jaylinn Hawkins had a great start to his senior season with eight catches for 294 yards and four touchdowns in the opener and the four-star receiver is excited about things to come.... read more »

Stanford figures to slow down USC ... one way or another

In its first game with Steve Sarkisian as coach, USC ran a Pac-12 Conference-record 105 plays against Fresno State. Do not expect a repeat when the Trojans open conference play Saturday at Stanford. The Trojans and Fresno State both run no-huddle,...... read more »

Cody Kessler Named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

USC junior quarterback Cody Kessler has been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Fresno State.... read more »

USC quarterback Cody Kessler selected Pac-12 offensive player of week

USC quarterback Cody Kessler, who passed for four touchdowns in the Trojans’ season-opening, 52-13 victory over Fresno State, was selected Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the week. Kessler completed 25 of 37 passes for a career-best 394 yards....... read more »

USC freshman Jackson proves adept at multitasking

Adoree’ Jackson played on offense, defense and special teams in USC’s opener against Fresno State. But Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian hasn’t seen enough of the flashy freshman. “I’d like to see his role increase more,” Sarkisian said...... read more »

Woike: Shaw's tall tale shouldn't stop journalists from looking at the personal side of sports

Typical sportswriter, making something that happened to a person he’s never spoken to about himself. But that’s what I’m about to do with Josh Shaw and his fantastical lie about rescuing his drowning nephew. Instead of getting bogged down as to...... read more »

USC Football Heads To Stanford To Open Pac-12 Play

The first Pac-12 game of 2014 is a dandy: No. 15 USC goes on the road for the first time this year and faces 2-time defending Pac-12 champion No. 11 Stanford. The Cardinal is Troy's oldest rival (the first game was in 1905). Last year's game saw the Trojans pull out a thrilling last-second victory over No. 5 Stanford, as USC fans rushed the Coliseu... read more »

USC's Adoree' Jackson could see even more action against Stanford

Adoree' Jackson is probably going to become busier. USC's multitalented freshman contributed on offense, defense and special teams in the Trojans' 52-13 season-opening victory over Fresno State. And his role could become larger, especially on offense,...... read more »

In Photos: USC defeats Fresno State, 52-13

The Trojans ushered in the Steve Sarkisian era on Saturday afternoon following a chaotic week in Troy. USC’s 15th-ranked football team silenced all the whispers about senior cornerback Josh Shaw’s suspension and senior running back Anthony Brown’s departure by charging to a 52-13 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs. Photos by Ralf Cheung.... read more »

Newbie touchdowns

True freshmen Adoree Jackson and Bryce Dixon made significant contributions in their first collegiate game, including scoring a touchdown.... read more »

College football's opening weekend raises eyebrows

Getting a line on opening weekend was not easy. Selection committee members, as you read this, are rearranging all the postseason Post-it notes on their refrigerators. Texas A&M moved up near the freezer compartment, replacing down-by-carrots-now...... read more »

Zach Banner talks Fresno State

Redshirt sophomore right tackle Zach Banner made his first start Saturday night in the Coliseum. He chats with Shannon Reiffen about the victory.... read more »

College football: The week ahead

Five things to watch this week in college football: 1. Michigan State and Oregon play Saturday in Eugene and wouldn't mind meeting again Jan.1 at a national semifinal (Rose or Sugar bowl). Oregon could probably survive a close loss if doesn't lose again...... read more »

Photos: USC vs. Fresno State

True freshman tight end Bryce Dixon caught his first collegiate touchdown in the 52-13 win over Fresno State.... read more »

USC vs. Fresno State - Game Notes

USC improves to 17-8-1 when playing its first game under a new head coach (which includes interim head coach debuts by Ed Orgeron and Clay Helton last year). USC's last six head coaches of Paul Hackett (1998), Pete Carroll (2001), Lane Kiffin (2010), Orgeron (2013), Helton (2013) and Sarkisian (2014) won their debuts.... read more »

What we learned about USC in its win over Fresno State

Five things we learned from USC's 52-13 victory over Fresno State on Saturday: Playing through distractions USC Coach Steve Sarkisian should consider sending former coach Lane Kiffin a thank-you card for building a well-adjusted team that is resilient...... read more »

USC drubs Fresno State for the fun of it

LOS ANGELES – “That was fun.” Those were Steve Sarkisian’s first words to the media after his smashing debut as USC coach Saturday evening. He wasn’t the only one who said it. That last word, “fun,” wasn’t uttered too often around...... read more »

Miller: Trojans move on from adversity

LOS ANGELES – So this is the space where you’re supposed to read about how impressive the USC Trojans were Saturday in overcoming adversity, how inspiring they were in maintaining focus. I could have gone with that angle because it’s topical,...... read more »

Freshmen play like veterans in USC romp

LOS ANGELES – Although USC’s freshman pass catchers impressed throughout training camp, there was still a hint of uncertainty heading into their first game. Would they continue to perform? Or would they succumb to rookie jitters? The answer came...... read more »

Trojans muzzle Bulldogs in 52-13 rout

Quarterback Cody Kessler had a career night, throwing four touchdowns in the season opener.... read more »

Fresno State Instant Analysis

USC opened the season in spectacular fashion, taking down Fresno State 52-13. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber talk about the big win for Steve Sarkisian.... read more »

USC Thumps Fresno State 52-13 Behind Kessler's Four Touchdowns

Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and No. 15 USC finished with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach.... read more »

Pac-12 football: Cal holds off Northwestern, 31-24

Jared Goff threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, Jalen Jefferson had a key interception, and California hung on to beat Northwestern, 31-24, Saturday in a season opener at Evanston, Ill. The Golden Bears looked like they were on their way to an easy...... read more »

USC opener is a Sark easy one for new coach

The swatch of cardinal flew down the sidelines, arms pumping, feet skipping, play card flapping. In Saturday's brilliant homecoming parade, Steve Sarkisian was the prettiest of floats. He hugged helmets, smacked shoulder pads, leaped into the thick...... read more »

Focused Trojans romp past Fresno State in opener, 52-13

USC's new no-huddle offense moved up and down the field with speed and efficiency, veterans and talented freshmen adding spectacular accents. The Trojans' new defense was mostly stout and created opportunities. On Saturday at the Coliseum, the No....... read more »

USC routs Fresno State, 52-13, as freshmen shine

Distractions surrounded USC all week as the Trojans prepared for Saturday's opener against Fresno State at the Coliseum, but there was no sign of trouble once the game began. USC ran 104 plays for 702 yards and seven touchdowns as the Steve Sarkisian...... read more »

Adversity is nothing new for Trojans

LOS ANGELES – Been there, endured that. For better or worse, the USC football team has been down this dark alley before. Well, maybe not exactly like this, but close enough. Off-the-field turmoil has been an almost constant companion for the...... read more »

USC vs. Fresno State: Who has the edge?

Breaking down No. 15 USC’s matchup against Fresno State at the Coliseum (Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Fox/11): OFFENSE Although both teams will play an up-tempo style, expect USC to emphasize the run to set up big plays downfield. The Trojans rushed for...... read more »

USC AD Pat Haden: 'We're going to survive this'

USC athletic director Pat Haden addressed the school’s recent controversies involving Josh Shaw and Anthony Brown in a phone conversation with the Register. Here’s some of what Haden had to say: (on comparing this week to last season’s turmoil)...... read more »

Police investigating Josh Shaw in possible domestic dispute

On Friday, police said they were investigating whether USC football player Josh Shaw and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute last weekend. “It initiated as a burglary investigation,” Los Angeles police Officer Sally Madera said....... read more »

USC's Steve Sarkisian hopes fans can embrace break with tradition

There is a certain traditional look to USC football. Traveler, the white horse, races down the sidelines during home games, right past the iconic USC song girls. The Trojans marching band performs "Fight On" after every USC first down. And fans need a...... read more »

Matt Leinart calls Josh Shaw situation 'embarrassing'

Matt Leinart won the Heisman Trophy and led USC to two national titles. He's a proud Trojan. But this week on Fox Sports 1, the former team captain called the Josh Shaw situation "embarrassing." Shaw's fabricated story and the school's decision to...... read more »

Q&A with Fresno State Collegian sports editor

The sports editor of Fresno State’s Collegian gives us his take on Saturday’s game.... read more »