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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 »

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 »

Anthony Brown quits the football team

The senior running back accused head coach Steve Sarkisian of being a racist.... read more »

Trojans ready for rematch with Bulldogs

Head coach Steve Sarkisian enters his first game after a week of off-the-field issues.... read more »

The War Room

Big War Room this week with the inside scoop on the Josh Shaw and Anthony Brown controversies, the very latest on USC football recruiting and a look ahead at some of the newcomers expected to make impacts on the Trojan basketball team.... read more »

USC vs. Fresno State Preview

Steve Sarkisian’s Trojans start 2014 where they left off – against intriguing Fresno State.... read more »

USC, Sarkisian under siege as controversies swirl

LOS ANGELES – About 45 minutes after addressing one controversy Thursday morning, Steve Sarkisian entered the media workroom at Heritage Hall to discuss another. The first-year USC coach looked drained. It’s been that kind of week. With the Josh...... read more »

USC football's fresh start quickly meets with controversy, distraction

This was supposed to be a back-to-the-business-of-football season for USC. NCAA penalties were in the past. Unpredictable Lane Kiffin was out as coach. Steve Sarkisian was ready to make his debut at the controls of a new-look, nationally ranked team....... read more »

USC football: Cornerbacks will be in the spotlight

USC's secondary quickly went from seasoned to somewhat inexperienced in the wake of Josh Shaw's suspension. But the Trojans might benefit in the long run if young players take advantage of the opportunity in Saturday's season opener against Fresno...... read more »

Thursday Instant Analysis

Despite all the distractions, Steve Sarkisian said the Trojans had a great week of practice. Dan Weber and Ryan Abraham break down Thursday's workout.... read more »

L.A. Country Club planning to host 2023 U.S. Open

All you see at the entrance on Wilshire Boulevard is a simple numerical address: 10101. Nothing to advertise the expansive clubhouse and championship golf courses behind the trees on either side of the driveway. The 1,500 members can speak of the facility...... read more »

College football on TV this Saturday

Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Penn State vs. Central Florida, in Dublin, Ireland 5:30 a.m., ESPN2 Celebrate...... read more »

Anthony Brown leaves team, apparently calls Steve Sarkisian a racist

One controversy cooled down a bit but another started heating up at USC on Thursday. Less than an hour after he answered questions about suspended cornerback Josh Shaw, USC Coach Steve Sarkisian announced that fifth-year senior Anthony Brown had quit...... read more »

LAPD details how USC's Josh Shaw became part of incident report

The Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday provided more details about how the name of USC football player Josh Shaw became part of an incident report over the weekend. The LAPD said that the window of a downtown apartment where Shaw’s girlfriend...... read more »

Steve Sarkisian says Josh Shaw could 'potentially' return to team

USC cornerback Josh Shaw, who was suspended indefinitely for lying about the cause of his recent ankle injuries, could "potentially" return to the Trojans this season, USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday. “Obviously, there are some things that...... read more »

Former NFL stars say Josh Shaw can overcome damage from puzzling lie

The lie that earned USC cornerback Josh Shaw an indefinite suspension could cost him a lot when it comes to his NFL future. Shaw, who fabricated a story about sustaining ankle injuries while heroically rescuing his nephew from a pool, will probably...... read more »

Trojans will try to move past Josh Shaw controversy in final practice

Members of the USC football team will attempt to put the Josh Shaw controversy behind them Thursday when the Trojans practice for the final time in preparation for Saturday’s opener against Fresno State. On Wednesday, Shaw admitted to school officials...... read more »

In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat

We so badly wanted to believe it. During a time when so many of our football players are running the streets creating chaos, we so badly wanted to believe in the one who jumped from a balcony to save a life. This was not a football player who...... read more »

Trojans focused on football as Bulldogs loom

Head coach Steve Sarkisian was proud of his team’s play after an up-tempo practice.... read more »

Shaw admits to fabricating injury story

USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw was mentioned in a police report late Saturday.... read more »

USC's Shaw admits he made up hero story

LOS ANGELES – The heroic tale of USC cornerback Josh Shaw rescuing his nephew from drowning turned out to be a lie. What exactly happened that night, causing Shaw to injure both of his ankles, remains unclear. Shaw admitted to school officials...... read more »

A story better left untold -- by everyone

Josh Shaw's false tale of his weekend injuries will keep him from coming back to the USC football team for the indefinite future. But it didn't have to go down ths way.... read more »

USC cornerback Josh Shaw suspended indefinitely

Senior cornerback and co-captain Josh Shaw has been suspended from all football activities indefinitely after he admitted about lying about the nature of the ankle injuries he sustained on Saturday night. On Sunday, USC Athletics released a statement saying that Shaw was out indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains because he leapt from... read more »

Josh Shaw story a fake

USC and Josh Shaw released statements admitting that the "hero" story disseminated on Monday by the university was a "complete fabrication."... read more »

Josh Shaw admits he lied and is suspended by USC but questions remain

Josh Shaw, a hero for a matter of hours, is now known for a lie. With the Trojans' opener against Fresno State just days away, the USC senior football team captain Wednesday told school officials he fabricated a story about rescuing a nephew in a pool...... read more »

Who is Josh Shaw? A look at the fifth-year USC cornerback

Josh Shaw, a bullet-point biography: Team: USC football Year: Redshirt senior Major: Sociology Position: Cornerback/Safety Height: 6 feet 1 inch Weight: 200 pounds Birthdate: March 27, 1992  Hometown: Palmdale, CA High School: Palmdale...... read more »

All quiet at Palmdale home of Josh Shaw's family

It was all quiet in Palmdale on Wednesday at the home of USC football player Josh Shaw's family. Shaw, a senior team captain, was heralded as a hero this week after USC publicized his account of rescuing a young nephew from a swimming pool. However,...... read more »

Wednesday Instant Analysis

Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have the very latest from USC on the Josh Shaw situation and share their thoughts on how this distraction is impacting the team.... read more »

USC in 'holding pattern' in Shaw situation

Update: USC says Josh Shaw admitted he lied about how he was injured. Click here for the latest. Surrounded by about a dozen TV cameras and at least twice as many reporters, USC coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the Josh Shaw situation after the...... read more »

College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...... read more »

Kickoff 2014: USC Season Outlook

KEYS TO THE SEASON OFFENSE: Offensive line, offensive line, offensive line. Did we mention the offensive line? The Trojans are stocked at tailback. They’re loaded at receiver. Their top two tight ends are dangerous downfield threats. Their...... read more »

Kickoff 2014: Pac-12 offenses are fast, furious

Welcome to the era of Student Body Right Now. USC, ancestral home of pulling linemen and power sweeps, has joined UCLA and many other college teams in speeding up offensive football. Farewell, player huddles. May you live forever in grainy online...... read more »

Kickoff 2014: USC's Agholor mimics his predecessors

LOS ANGELES – In his never-ending mission to improve as a football player, Nelson Agholor attended a Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice in his hometown in the offseason. The USC junior figured that if he could bring “the mentality of a professional”...... read more »

Kickoff 2014: Pac-12 Outlook

ARIZONA Last season: 8-5, 4-5 Pac-12 (Advocare V100 Bowl vs. Boston College; won, 42-19) Coach: Rich Rodriguez (At Arizona: 16-10, Overall: 136-94-2) Playmaker: After tearing his ACL before last season, talented wideout Austin Hill will step in as...... read more »

Kickoff 2014: Pac-12 Staff Predictions

How do some of our staff writers and columnists see the Pac-12 race unfolding? Take a look. Ryan Kartje NORTH 1. Oregon 2. Stanford 3. Washington 4. Oregon State 5. Washington State 6. Cal SOUTH 1. UCLA 2. Arizona State 3. USC 4. Arizona 5. Utah 6....... read more »

Senior preps for Fresno State

Senior tight end Randall Telfer comes into the season healthy and ready to contribute as the Trojans get ready for Fresno State.... read more »

Steve Sarkisian says Josh Shaw situation in hands of campus authorities

USC is only a few days from Saturday’s opener against Fresno State at the Coliseum, but on Wednesday, the day after his heroism was brought into question, Trojans cornerback Josh Shaw continued to be the focus. Coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the Shaw...... read more »

Special teams unit aims for consistency in 2014

The often overlooked group features a number of vets as well as fresh young talent.... read more »

Trojan linebackers enter 2014 in state of transition

Redshirt junior Jabari Ruffin was expected to start but sustained a knee injury.... read more »

USC continues preparing for Fresno State

Despite the distractions, the Trojans seemed focused at Tuesday morning’s practice.... read more »

Podcast: Fresno State preview

The Trojans open the 2014 season Saturday against Fresno State. Check out our game preview from the Bulldogs perspective with BarkBoard.com reporters Josh Webb and Jackson Moore.... read more »

Questions arise about USC cornerback Josh Shaw's heroics

It was only two days ago that USC and much of the local media portrayed Josh Shaw as a hero. The college football player was credited with leaping from a second-floor balcony and, despite two injured ankles, crawling to rescue his young nephew from a...... read more »

UPDATE: Shaw’s cause of injury under investigation

The story behind USC senior defensive back Josh Shaw’s recent ankle injury took a bizarre turn today, as the validity of his version of events came into question. Head coach Steve Sarkisian announced at practice this morning that the athletic department had received several calls questioning Shaw’s claims that he suffered two high ankle sprains [&#... read more »

Josh Shaw controversy at USC poses early test for Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian tried to smile, but it didn't come easy, the sweat beading on his forehead as he cooked in a campus patio chair while wearing a USC hoodie on a warm August afternoon. "And it's only Tuesday," Sarkisian said with a grin. There were...... read more »

Tuesday Instant Analysis

Head coach Steve Sarkisian raised questions Tuesday about the validity of the Josh Shaw story released by the university Monday night. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber discuss this crazy turn in Instant Analysis.... read more »

Dixon getting settled

True freshman Bryce Dixon has been thrust into the limelight since arriving on campus. He could play a key role in the Trojan offense this season.... read more »

Josh Shaw's heroics draw praise from Trojans and opponents

Josh Shaw’s heroic act of saving his nephew from drowning in a swimming pool drew praise on Twitter from USC teammates, former Trojans players and opposing coaches. Shaw suffered ankle injuries when he leaped from a second-story balcony and landed on...... read more »

USC cornerback Josh Shaw rescues nephew, faces new obstacles

The ankle injuries USC cornerback Josh Shaw suffered when rescuing his 7-year-old distressed nephew from a pool are the latest obstacles the Trojans captain will have to overcome. Shaw, a fifth-year senior, played his first two seasons at Florida before...... read more »