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Trojans want to take the emotion out of it vs. Bruins

LOS ANGELES – One of the trickiest aspects of any rivalry game – particularly one in which the combatants are separated by 13 miles – is keeping one’s emotions under control. USC sophomore Su’a Cravens believes the Trojans’ inability to...... read more »

Mora values time spent with Sarkisian

LOS ANGELES – If it weren’t for USC coach Steve Sarkisian, Jim Mora might never have become UCLA’s coach. It’s an odd twist in a long story that led them here, where they’ll square off Saturday for the first time as rival coaches – the...... read more »

USC vs. UCLA Preview

It’s “The Next Episode” between USC and UCLA, but more than just bragging rights are on the line.... read more »

Video: JuJu Smith interview

True freshman wide receiver JuJu Smith turns 18 years old on Saturday. Shannon Reiffen talks to JuJu about his first rivalry game against UCLA.... read more »

Every body helps but it will take eyes too

Trojans aim to make it a team game in taking on Brett Hundley and the UCLA Bruins' offense Saturday. One set of eyes or one "spy" guy won't be enough to pull that off.... read more »

Trojans fall to Akron, 66-46, in Charleston Classic

CHARLESTON, S.C. – After falling behind by 17 points in the first half against Akron on Thursday, USC went on a 10-0 run to get back in the game. But Antino Jackson hit two straight 3-pointers to give the Zips back their comfortable lead on their...... read more »

Video analysis: USC-UCLA

The crew analyzes USC-UCLA, forecasts what role Josh Shaw will play and offers score predictions for Saturday.... read more »

Trojans concerned about stopping UCLA running back Paul Perkins

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley’s running ability isn’t the only thing on USC’s mind. When the Trojans play the Bruins on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, they must also control running back Paul Perkins. Perkins has averaged 117.2 yards a game and has...... read more »

NFL scouts share notes on USC and UCLA draft prospects

NFL scouts study and scribble, dissect and debate. The objective is as simple as the job is complex: to find Saturday players who could best get the job done on Sundays. Those evaluators will be sprinkled throughout the Rose Bowl press box Saturday when...... read more »

Wilcox on Shaw, UCLA

USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox talks about Josh Shaw and UCLA.... read more »

UCLA Coach Jim Mora takes level-headed approach to USC game

There is no doubt that UCLA Coach Jim Mora can be volatile. Mora chewed out his coaching staff during a practice in training camp two years ago, and he also has thrown his entire team off the practice field. But his players shouldn't expect a...... read more »

A viewer's guide: What college football games to watch this weekend

Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Indiana (3-7) at No. 6 Ohio State (9-1) 9 a.m., Big Ten Network (BTN) Indiana...... read more »

USC's receiver Nelson Agholor is not UCLA's only worry

When UCLA plays USC Saturday, the Bruins will certainly be aware of receiver Nelson Agholor. The standout receiver has 82 receptions for 1,079 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Bruins’ defensive back Ishmael Adams compared him to former USC...... read more »

USC falls hard to Akron, 66-46

Kwan Cheatham had 15 points and Pat Forsythe added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Akron past USC, 66-46, in the opening game of the Charleston Classic on Thursday. The Zips took a double-digit lead in the first half and held off the Trojans to beat...... read more »

UCLA Coach Jim Mora respects USC players ... all of them

Caution is what UCLA Coach Jim Mora stressed to his team this week when discussing USC publicly. He certainly has practiced what he preached heading into Saturday’s game. When asked what Trojans players worry him, he launched into a USC roster...... read more »

USC football morning report

Quote of the day: "This is my home. It means everything to me to play for USC. To quote Tupac: 'To live and die in L.A., it's the best place to be.'" -- Antwaun Woods, USC defensive tackle  USC, ranked 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings,...... read more »

Trojans welcome back Shaw as UCLA looms

Senior defensive back Josh Shaw returned to practice, but his role is still unclear.... read more »

Reinstated Josh Shaw seeks to regain his form, role

LOS ANGELES – He smiled and laughed with his teammates. He turned and ran with receivers. He sprinted downfield to cover kicks. Josh Shaw was back on the USC practice field Wednesday, finally able to play football and put a bizarre and trying...... read more »

Peristyle Podcast: UCLA Preview

It is rivalry week on the Peristyle Podcast so we welcome on Dave Woods, beat reporter from to get his thoughts on this critical matchup between USC and UCLA.... read more »

Photos: Josh Shaw's return

Senior cornerback Josh Shaw works out at practice for the first time in nearly three months.... read more »

Information For Fans Attending USC-UCLA Football Game At Rose Bowl

Fans going to the USC-UCLA football game this Saturday (Nov. 22) at 5 p.m. PT at the Rose Bowl should plan their trip in advance, suggest officials from the Rose Bowl and UCLA Athletics.... read more »

Distraction? What distraction?

With the return of Josh Shaw 10 games into the season and in the middle of UCLA week, the trick for the Trojans was to welcome Josh back and not take their eyes off Saturday's game. It looks like they may have done just that.... read more »

Five in play for Kirkland

Four-star middle linebacker and former Michigan commit Darrin Kirkland of Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central breaks down his new top five, upcoming visits and decision timeline.... read more »

Josh Shaw returns to practice for USC

Josh Shaw took direction from several coaches. He also shadowed teammates. Then the USC cornerback became fully immersed in his first USC football practice in nearly three months. Shaw, who was reinstated from a suspension, worked Wednesday with the...... read more »

Wednesday Instant Analysis

It was Josh Shaw day at USC football practice. Dan Weber and Ryan Abraham have all the latest news and notes for you.... read more »

Wicker plans all five visits

Joseph Wicker has moved from defensive end to defensive tackle for his senior season and he's become a different player.... read more »

Samuel recaps tremendous week

No recruit is hotter in the West than Colin Samuel as he has landed offers from major programs across the country and the scope of his recruitment has changed dramatically in just the last few days.... read more »

HD Video: Josh Shaw returns

Senior cornerback Josh Shaw returned to practice Wednesday morning. Here is video of Shaw warming up and in special teams drills.... read more »

Rating college football's current biggest rivalries

The key to a college football rivalry is not pageantry, or the vitriol, or the goofy bucket, bell, ax or milk can at stake. The important part is that both teams have to know they're in it. Can Baylor think it is in a rivalry with Oklahoma even if the...... read more »

USC's Josh Shaw could be a difficult evaluation for NFL scouts

NFL scouts could have a difficult time evaluating USC cornerback Josh Shaw. Shaw practiced Wednesday for the first time since his August suspension for fabricating a story about how he suffered ankle injuries. He missed 10 games. But with at least...... read more »

Top 10 USC vs. UCLA

We sift through the rich history between the Trojans and Bruins to pick the games that mattered most.... read more »

Miller: USC QB Kessler not playing games

LOS ANGELES – It finally is happening now. After only 29 touchdowns, 2,919 yards and a passing efficiency rating bettered nationally by only three players, one of whom is emerging as the clear favorite to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Finally, in...... read more »

Javorius Allen Named Semifinalist For Doak Walker Award

USC junior tailback Javorius "Buck" Allen has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's top tailback.... read more »

Josh Shaw is welcomed back to practice by Trojans

USC cornerback Josh Shaw, who was reinstated from a suspension, returned to practice Wednesday, and worked with the defense and special teams as the Trojans continued preparations for Saturday’s game against UCLA. Shaw was reinstated Tuesday after...... read more »

USC football morning report: Josh Shaw returns

Quote of the day: "I've welcomed Josh Shaw back to the team. I'm now in the process of evaluating how Josh can contribute to the team's success." -- USC Coach Steve Sarkisian USC, ranked 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings, plays No. 9...... read more »

Lev: The time had come for Josh Shaw to return

This was not the way I expected the final chapter of the Josh Shaw saga to play out. I’m glad I was wrong. The USC cornerback’s punishment – missing almost his entire senior season – never fit his crime. Not that he ever committed one, at...... read more »

Josh Shaw reinstated prior to UCLA game

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian didn’t say whether Shaw would play at UCLA.... read more »

USC tries for business as usual during UCLA week

LOS ANGELES – One of the big challenges for USC and UCLA this week is to treat Saturday’s crosstown clash as if it were any other game – even though it’s not. Former coach Pete Carroll tried to ensure his Trojans teams prepared the same for...... read more »

Terrell Thomas on Josh Shaw

Former USC and NFL cornerback Terrell Thomas weighs in on a potential return for Josh Shaw.... read more »

Josh Shaw returns

After 10 weeks having been suspended for a "code of conduct" violation, Josh Shaw will be returning to the USC football team. How this will happen is still to be determined after he's missed so much time.... read more »

Alabama rolls to No. 1 in playoff rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide. Alabama jumped from fifth to first after handing previously undefeated and top-ranked Mississippi State...... read more »

USC reinstates suspended CB Josh Shaw

In a somewhat surprising development, USC reinstated suspended cornerback Josh Shaw late Tuesday afternoon. News emerged Monday that the Los Angeles County District Attorney would not file charges against Shaw after an incident in late August...... read more »

USC reinstates Josh Shaw to team as inquiries over fabricated story end

With its most important game of the season only days away, USC on Tuesday announced it had reinstated cornerback Josh Shaw, who had been suspended since before the opener for fabricating a story about how he suffered injuries. The Los Angeles County...... read more »

Talking not to trash

No one is saying anything anyone can take the wrong way this Rivalry Week as USC's Trojans approach Saturday's UCLA game very carefully . . . and respectfully.... read more »

Nelson Agholor has had a big hand (or two) in USC's success

USC's Nelson Agholor goes into Saturday's game against UCLA riding a hot streak. The junior has amassed more than 200 yards receiving in two consecutive games. This week, he was selected as a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to...... read more »

Southland high school football coaches divided on outcome of USC-UCLA

It seems like everybody around Los Angeles this week has an opinion about which football team will win Saturday evening's crosstown rivalry game between UCLA and USC. Columnist Eric Sondheimer polled 10 coaches who guide some of the Southland's best...... read more »

Tuesday Instant Analysis

USC is getting ready for the showdown with UCLA. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have all the news and notes from practice, including the latest on Josh Shaw and Bryce Dixon.... read more »

It's UCLA vs. USC, but really it's all about the Bruins

With all the subtlety of a Jim Mora stare or a Steve Sarkisian chest bump, the crosstown rivalry narratives are upon us. One team is trying to overcome its demons. One team is trying to fulfill its potential. One team is fighting to find its niche in...... read more »

Trojans ranked No. 19 in College Football Playoff poll

USC made its first appearance in the College Football Playoff poll, which was released Tuesday. The Trojans are ranked 19th. Alabama is ranked No. 1, followed by Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. USC plays No. 9 UCLA on Saturday at the...... read more »

UCLA-USC game could produce Pac-12 Conference rushing champion

A Pac-12 Conference football title could be on the line Saturday when UCLA and USC play at the Rose Bowl. The Pac-12 rushing title, that is. The Trojans' Javorius "Buck" Allen averages 118.4 yards per game to lead the conference. He received a...... read more »