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USC vs. WSU Preview

Game 9: ‘Call Out the Instigators, Cause There’s Something in the Air’... read more »

Trojans ready to tangle with the Cougars

USC is aiming to contain Washington State’s unique, record-setting aerial attack.... read more »

Trojans' Sarkisian has a plan to reign in the rain

LOS ANGELES – Rain is in the forecast for Saturday’s game at Washington State, something USC coach Steve Sarkisian became accustomed to in five years with the Cougars’ top rival. Sarkisian came away from those experiences at Washington with a...... read more »

Johnston happy with USC

Clayton Johnston worked out at USC this summer, earned his offer and the four-star offensive tackle knew it was the place for him.... read more »

Rain could complicate USC's plan against Washington State

The last time USC played on wet turf it did not end well for the Trojans. Rain fell for about 90 minutes before USC's loss at Boston College in the second game of the season. The forecast calls for rain Saturday at Pullman, Wash., where the Trojans...... read more »

Wondering whether WSU weather will matter

Time to talk about Washington State, the weekend weather, and the players USC will take to the Palouse and whether they'll all be ready to play against the pass-happy Cougs. And just how pass-happy can they be if it's as cold and rainy as predicted?... read more »

Video: Sark post-practice Thursday

Steve Sarkisian discusses his secondary, his handling of the running backs, his kicking situation, and provides final injury updates for the Washington State game.... read more »

Steve Sarkisian, USC look for that finishing kick

Steve Sarkisian dropped to the ground, his legs and feet kicking, his left hand slamming the turf. "Catch the ball!" he yelled. "Catch the ball!" It was the middle of a USC practice this week, and the Trojans' first-year coach was imploring a...... read more »

College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

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 Duke (6-1) at Pittsburgh (4-4) 9 a.m., ESPNU Duke is already bowl eligible in...... read more »

Tee Martin's boys

Trojan wide receivers coach Tee Martin talks to Keely Eure about his group's progress this season.... read more »

USC recruiting: Coaches scheduled to attend Thursday night games

USC coaches will recruit at local high school games Thursday night, including Ventura St. Bonaventure at Westlake Village Westlake. St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town signed a financial aid agreement with USC. He is scheduled to enroll in January....... read more »

USC's Adoree' Jackson says he's playing with swagger

USC freshman Adoree’ Jackson has found his groove. Jackson played the first four games on offense, defense and special teams. But his focus has since narrowed to cornerback and special teams, which he said has given him more confidence. “I’m playing...... read more »

USC football morning report

Stat of the day: USC quarterback Cody Kessler has completed 70.2% of his passes, which puts him on pace to break the school season record. USC plays Washington State on Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The Trojans fell to 5-3 overall and...... read more »

Pass-happy Cougars present new challenge

Washington State’s Connor Halliday is on pace to set an NCAA passing yards record.... read more »

Trick or Trojan

Can you guess what Adoree’ Jackson’s favorite Halloween candy is? Sports editor Aubrey Kragen interviewed members of USC’s football team about their favorite Halloween costumes, candy and movies. Comment below or tweet us @dailytrojan to share your favorites!... read more »

USC's Toa Lobendahn set to tackle his next challenge

LOS ANGELES – Steve Sarkisian knew he might have something special in Toa Lobendahn when he visited the Lobendahns’ home in Cerritos. “They had a weight set in the kitchen,” the USC coach said. The Lobendahns have a power-clean set, a squat...... read more »

New USC left tackle

At USC football practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, true freshman Toa Lobendahn was taking the first team reps at left tackle.... read more »

Tezino hearing from Big 12 power

Oklahoma is showing a lot more interest in Kyahva Tezino and now the four-star linebacker is waiting to see if the Sooners will offer.... read more »

Hoping for chance to win at the end . . . not

Lots of ways to look at this USC team trying to bounce back Saturday in the Palouse at pass-happy Washington State as Steve Sarkisian wishes for another chance to show what his Trojans can do in finding a way to win at the end. But maybe not this week.... read more »

USC expects spiraling number of passes by Washington State's Halliday

USC anticipates a possible record-breaking performance by Washington State on Saturday. Tim Rattay of Louisiana Tech threw 68 passes against USC in 1999. Arizona's Nick Foles completed 41 passes against the Trojans in 2011. Washington State...... read more »

Video: Sark post-practice

Steve Sarkisian gives all the latest updates after USC's most recent practice.... read more »

Ross talks busy visit schedule

Ykili Ross finished the Riverside (Calif.) Poly win over Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde in grand fashion last weekend. The four-star picked off a desperation pass and instead of falling down he returned it about 65 yards for the final score.... read more »

Wednesday Instant Analysis

The USC defense will face a tough task in Pullman against a WSU squad that threw the ball 80 times last week. Keely Eure and Dan Weber have all the news from practice.... read more »

USC falls off College Football Playoff board, oddsmakers say

USC’s loss to Utah dropped the team off the board to win the College Football Playoff, oddsmakers say. Before the 24-21 defeat at Utah, USC was 75-1 to win the playoff, according to the betting website Bovada. The Trojans’ record is 5-3 overall, 4-2...... read more »

McLaughlin poised and present

Freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin is ready to usher in a new era of basketball at USC.... read more »

USC's JuJu Smith runs extra because of his love for football

USC freshman receiver JuJu Smith can’t get enough of football. When practices end, the 17-year-old is one of a few Trojans players who choose to run more. Smith, 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, doesn’t need extra conditioning. He said he runs because...... read more »

USC's Toa Lobendahn will start at left tackle against Washington State

USC freshman Toa Lobendahn is expected to start at left tackle for the first time Saturday against Washington State. Lobendahn, who has started every game at left guard, on Wednesday continued to work with the first-team offense at tackle in place of...... read more »

USC football morning report: Penalty problems

Stat of the day: With 8.8 penalties per game, USC ranks 118 out of 125 major college football teams. Seven of the 20 most-penalized teams are in the Pac-12 Conference. USC plays Washington State on Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The...... read more »

USC continues preparation despite injuries

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has yet to name a replacement at left tackle.... read more »

Lodge checks out LSU

Cedar Hill (Texas) Rivals100 wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge took his second official visit of the recruiting process over the weekend as he made his way to Baton Rouge. There was plenty to experience and Lodge took in as much as he could.... read more »

Sarkisian takes blame for USC's late-game woes

LOS ANGELES – Like a baseball team with an unreliable bullpen, USC has had major trouble closing games this season. The Trojans lost on the last play from scrimmage against Arizona State and the next-to-last play last week at Utah. It’s the...... read more »

Trojans back on their horse, head to Palouse

They've lost two games at the buzzer they shouldn't have and instead of enjoying 1st place in the Pac-12 South with a chance to clinch it the next couple of weeks, the 5-3 Trojans are just hoping for help as they play Washington State and Cal the next two weeks.... read more »

Another freshman, Toa Lobendahn, may start on USC offensive line

USC has not hesitated giving young offensive linemen responsibility this season. Two freshmen have started every game. On Saturday at Washington State there could be three. Freshman Toa Lobendahn on Tuesday was moved from left guard to left tackle —...... read more »

Tuesday Instant Analysis

The Trojans are playing around with the offensive line rotation after Chad Wheeler's injury. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have the latest from practice.... read more »

Pac-12 coaches see referees as one reason for increased penalties

The Pac-12 has become the most penalized conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision, as seven of the 20 most flagged teams are from the conference. There were issues this past week involving UCLA and USC. The Bruins had 14 penalties for 121 yards...... read more »

USC recruiting update: How the Trojans' record could affect recruiting

Every Tuesday we will feature a USC recruiting update. USC has lost twice in the final seconds, dropping the Trojans’ record to 5-3. Could three or more losses leave the Trojans stunned on National Signing Day? Two recruiting experts said USC’s...... read more »

Trojans linebacker Hayes Pullard a Butkus Award semifinalist

USC’s Hayes Pullard is among 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, presented annually to college football’s top linebacker. Pullard, a fifth-year senior, has a team-best 59 tackles, 2 1/2 for losses. The Trojans play Washington State on Saturday at...... read more »

USC prepares for second-straight road trip

The Trojans will attempt to rebound this Saturday against Washington State.... read more »

Guaranteed scholarships among Pac-12 reforms

The Pac-12 is taking advantage of the autonomy granted to the Power Five conferences by adopting sweeping reforms for its student-athletes, including guaranteed four-year scholarships. The conference announced the changes Monday. Here are the new...... read more »

Kartje: A little advice for College Football Playoff selection committee

It’s only a matter of time now, as we wait for a plume of white smoke to emerge from the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort in Grapevine, Texas, until we’ll finally have the faintest semblance of an idea of the direction the mysterious College...... read more »

NCAA struggles to make its case in court

The NCAA's appeal of an LA Superior Court decision to unseal the file in Todd McNair's lawsuit and allow 700 pages of testimony and emails become public, as California law requires, did not have an easy day in court Monday.... read more »

Hayes Pullard Named Butkus Award Semifinalist

USC senior inside linebacker Hayes Pullard has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's top collegiate linebacker.... read more »

Former USC Assistant Football Coach Jim Stangeland Dies

Former USC assistant football coach Jim Stangeland, who was on the staff of the Trojans' 1967 national championship team and also was the head football coach at Long Beach State and Long Beach City College, died on Saturday (Oct. 25) in Huntington Beach, Calif., of natural causes. He was 92.... read more »

Adoree' Jackson's big plays for USC can't soothe his disappointment

Adoree' Jackson showed hints of his playmaking ability during the first half of USC's season. He caught a touchdown pass in the opener against Fresno State. He broke up a pass in the end zone against Stanford and tipped another that resulted in an...... read more »

Kids Corner Kicks Off the Season in Style

Thousands of local kids enjoy a free tailgate before watching USC take down the Beavers.... read more »

Adoree' Jackson Named Pac-12 Special Teams Player Of Week

Cornerback Adoree' Jackson has been named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at Utah.... read more »

UCLA is looking for ways to cut down on penalties

UCLA and USC are separated by 13 miles of freeway. The area might be called Ground Zero for penalties in major college football. The Bruins and Trojans are among the most penalized teams in the nation. Both are members of the Pac-12 Conference, which is...... read more »

The Peristyle Podcast

It was another fourth quarter collapse for the Trojans, this time on the road in Utah. Ryan Abraham and Coach Harvey Hyde talk about what went wrong and answer your tough questions about the current state of the team.... read more »

NCAA: Unsealing Todd McNair documents would hurt future investigations

Three judges peppered an NCAA attorney with questions Monday about why the organization wants to seal hundreds of pages of internal emails and other documents in former USC running backs coach Todd McNair’s defamation lawsuit against it. Laura Wytsma...... read more »

USC vs. Utah photos and highlights

We have field level game photos and USC highlights from Salt Lake City.... read more »