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The War Room

As the season rolls on recruiting is heating up for the Trojans. This week in the War Room we have the inside scoop or which prospects this USC staff are after, including a diamond in the rough running back.... read more »

USC football morning report

Fact of the day: Utah is two points away from being undefeated this season. The Utes' lone defeat was to Washington State, 28-27, on Sept. 27. USC, ranked 20th, plays 19th-ranked Utah on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. The Trojans...... read more »

No. 20 Trojans travel to take on No. 19 Utes

USC will go up against a Utes squad that leads the nation in sacks this year.... read more »

USC vs. Utah Preview

The Trojans visit the Utes in a surprise battle of ranked foes jockeying for position in the Pac-12 South race.... read more »

UCLA 4th, USC 10th in Pac-12 basketball media poll

The media covering Pac-12 basketball aren't expecting much out of UCLA and USC. The media picked the Bruins to finish fourth and the Trojans 10th in the annual preseason poll. As expected, Arizona was far and away the top choice, receiving 31 of 32...... read more »

USC's defensive focus vs. Utah? Stop the run, obviously

LOS ANGELES – When USC’s defense was struggling earlier this season, Coach Steve Sarkisian sought to simplify things. He challenged the defense to stop “the obvious,” and the Trojans generally have done that the past four weeks. The obvious...... read more »

Sarao the marathon man

Marathon man Anthony Sarao played over 100 plays against Colorado. Keely Eure talks to the linebacker about getting ready for Utah.... read more »

Lots of challenges, lots of freshmen

One of the reasons a USC team can go to Utah feeling like it can take on the 19th-ranked Utes in their biggest-ever Pac-12 game in history is the Trojans have had freshmen like Toa Lobendahn and JuJu Smith step up and answer the bell.... read more »

USC is preparing for a noisy Rice-Eccles Stadium

Max Tuerk is ready for the noise. On Saturday, the crowd at Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium is expected to crank up the volume for the No. 20 Trojans with hopes of contributing to USC miscues. Two years ago, on USC's second play, center Khaled Holmes...... read more »

College football: What games 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 Texas (3-4) at No. 11 Kansas State (5-1) 9 a.m., ESPN It took Kansas State...... read more »

Video: Sark post-practice

Steve Sarkisian talks about special teams, Utah, Juju Smith and the Lobendahn family kitchen.... read more »

At Pac-12 men's basketball media day, Arizona faces two real questions

The last question during the Pac-12 Conference's men's basketball media day came from a woman sitting at the back of the room. "I'm Brandon Ashley's mom," the woman said. Ashley, the Arizona forward whose foot injury knocked him out near the end of last...... read more »

USC's Su'a Cravens is moving forward in his pursuit of greatness

Steve Sarkisian knew what he had seen on tape and in person but he sought another opinion, an additional set of expert eyes. So when USC began training camp in August, the Trojans' first-year coach asked former USC All-American safety Ronnie Lott for...... read more »

Football: QB Lars Nootbaar is having big season for unbeaten El Segundo

USC already has quarterback commitments from Ricky Town of St. Bonaventure and Sam Darnold of San Clemente, but there's another QB having a big season committed to the Trojans. That would be El Segundo's Lars Nootbaar, who has passed for 1,443 yards and...... read more »

USC basketball picked to finish 10th in Pac-12 by media

The USC men’s basketball team will look a lot different this season. They’ll have four incoming freshmen, two eligible transfers and a talented young point guard. But will that be enough to compete in the Pac-12? The Trojans won two conference games...... read more »

USC's Nelson Agholor hopes to build on best performance of his career

USC receiver Nelson Agholor twice caught two touchdown passes in a game before he hauled in a career-best three against Colorado. "It just shows things are going well in practice and effort is paying off," Agholor said. Agholor hopes to build on the...... read more »

USC football morning report

Quote of the day: "I used to like 'SC growing up. I probably put it as one of my favorite teams growing up. Being from [California], I just kind of take it personally cause they -- in high school they recruited me but they didn't say too much more when...... read more »

Trojans focus on slowing down Utah’s rushing attack

USC’s front seven is charged with stopping Utah running back Devontae Booker, who had 229 yards last week.... read more »

Pride, preparation help USC's Sarao endure

LOS ANGELES – USC linebacker Anthony Sarao has played more than 200 snaps the past two weeks, including special teams and plays nullified by penalty. He’s in great physical shape. But it’s Sarao’s mind that fuels his stamina and allows him to...... read more »

Video: Sark post-practice

Steve Sarkisian was pleased with the energy that USC's players showed on Wednesday and thinks his team has the right mindset for Utah.... read more »

'Playing with an attitude' at altitude

Heading off to a big road game against a fired-up fan base filling an opponents' stadium was always one of the great treats for Trojans football players. Is it getting that way again? We'll see Saturday in Salt Lake City.... read more »

Daniel relieved by injury news

Jacob Daniel was pleasantly surprised to receive news on Tuesday that a knee injury he sustained over the weekend was only a hyper-extension and not something more serious like ligament damage.... read more »

Longson adds big Pac-12 offer

For months, Kieffer Longson has had a top three of Utah, BYU and Ohio State but now with a new offer from UCLA the Bruins have emerged as a favorite as well.... read more »

Wednesday Instant Analysis

The Trojan defense will face another tough task this weekend, trying to stop the Utah ground game. Keely Eure and Dan Weber have all the latest news and notes from practice.... read more »

UCLA's Takkarist McKinley on Colorado: 'They try to chop block you'

UCLA defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley took a run-of-the-mill Pac-12 game and made it a little more interesting. McKinley, a freshman, has never played against Colorado, the Bruins' opponent this week, but he said he knows what to expect in Boulder...... read more »

Arizona, Utah have shifted the balance of power in the Pac-12

Utah lost at home to lowly Washington State earlier this season and Arizona needed 36 fourth-quarter points to defeat California, a team that went 1-11 last year, on a Hail Mary pass. So you might ask: When did the Utah and Arizona coaches get...... read more »

USC's 10 most unbreakable records

Find out which of the Trojans' many amazing records are most likely to stand the test of time.... read more »

USC's marching band is named the best in college football

The tune is unmistakable. USC fans love it. Opponents loathe it. Regardless of allegiance -- or how one responds to the playing of “Fight On” -- USA Today says there is no doubt that the Spirit of Troy is the best marching band in college...... read more »

An Up-Close Look: Chuma Edoga

Chuma Edoga is an elite offensive lineman in the 2015 class and you can see the new five-star in action from a sideline view here...... read more »

USC faces Utah team still searching for No. 1 quarterback

Utah is ranked No. 19 in the nation, but the Utes are still searching for a No. 1 quarterback. Travis Wilson will start on Saturday night against No. 20 USC, but Kendal Thompson also could play. The two-quarterback system is not ideal, Coach Kyle...... read more »

USC gears up for Utah’s sack-happy defense

The Trojans’ offensive line will face a tough task against the Utes’ front seven.... read more »

USC's Davis grasps importance of holding on to ball

LOS ANGELES – USC tailback Justin Davis’ fumbling problem isn’t for lack of trying. It’s a product of trying too hard. The sophomore has fumbled in each of the past two games and three times in the past four. He has four fumbles in all,...... read more »

Podcast: October 21

We look back at USC's win over Colorado, preview the Utah game and give an update on who's hot on the recruiting trail.... read more »

Utah ahead but one last look at CU

As much as the Trojans were looking forward to Saturday's matchup against Utah for first place in the Pac-12 South, it was hard not to look back at what Cody Kessler and his corps of receivers like JuJu Smith managed Saturday.... read more »

Trifecta in the South

One senior, one junior, and one sophomore are new five-star prospects on Scout…... read more »

USC record book numbers are all in Cody Kessler's favor

Cody Kessler's phone started buzzing shortly after he put his name in USC's record book. Kessler said former USC quarterbacks Matt Barkley, Matt Leinart and Mark Sanchez all sent congratulatory messages last weekend after he passed for seven...... read more »

Getting inside the college football playoff system

All I can say after spending a day in Texas portraying USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is: "Fight on! We [retroactively] did it!" Exhuming positive USC news from 2008 was not in the plan upon being granted a one-day membership on the College Football...... read more »

Tuesday Instant Analysis

The Trojans are busy getting ready for a tough road test against division rival Utah. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have all the news and notes from Tuesday's practice.... read more »

Former USC center Marcus Martin could start for 49ers

Former USC center Marcus Martin could earn a start for the San Francisco 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh announced Monday that starter Daniel Kilgore would be placed on season-ending injured reserve because of leg injury. Harbaugh said Martin, the 49ers’...... read more »

Despite victory, USC's College Football Playoff odds remain same

USC routed Colorado, but the victory did not change the Trojans' odds of winning the College Football Playoff. USC, ranked 20th, remains 75-1, according to the betting website Bovada. The Trojans are 5-2 overall, 4-1 in the Pac-12 Conference. On...... read more »

Kessler receives Pac-12 Player of the Week honor

The redshirt junior threw for 319 yards on his way to a USC-record seven scores.... read more »

USC begins preparation for top-20 battle

The No. 20 Trojans travel to Salt Lake City on Saturday to face the No. 19 Utah Utes.... read more »

Trojans' Kessler named Pac-12 Offensive Player of Week

USC quarterback Cody Kessler was named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week after setting a school record with seven touchdown passes against Colorado on Saturday. Kessler broke the previous mark of six set by predecessor Matt Barkley....... read more »

Plattenburg stepped up

A year ago, John Plattenburg was making plays on a high school football field in Texas. A year later, and Plattenburg finds himself starting for the USC Trojans on a sun drenched afternoon in Los Angeles.... read more »

Cody Kessler Named Pac-12 And Walter Camp National Offensive Player Of Week

For his school record-setting seven touchdown pass performance against Colorado, USC junior quarterback Cody Kessler was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, as well as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, the College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Week and National Quarterback of the Week and the... read more »

Visits locked in for Marshall

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star cornerback Iman Marshall announced he will officially visit Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma and Notre Dame before making his college choice on signing day.... read more »

USC could use a JuJu Smith encore when Trojans play Utah

USC receiver JuJu Smith turned in another big-production game at the Coliseum. Now the Trojans need the freshman to carry it over to on the road. The 20th-ranked Trojans play No. 19 Utah at Salt Lake City on Saturday night in a key Pac-12 Conference...... read more »

Kessler and Chen Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

LOS ANGELES - USC quarterback Cody Kessler and women's golfer Doris Chen were each named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 13-19, on Monday, Oct. 20.... read more »

LenDale White isn't backing off comments about USC, Pat Haden

LenDale White is holding his ground. The former USC tailback, who was escorted out of the Coliseum by game security personnel and Los Angeles Police Dept. officers after the Trojans' victory over Colorado, said Monday that Athletic Director Pat Haden or...... read more »

USC's Hayes Pullard: Justin Wilcox is a great defensive coordinator

USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox has been under pressure from Trojans fans. Linebacker Hayes Pullard doesn’t understand why. “I don’t know why everybody is giving him a hard time,” said Pullard, who has played under three defensive coordinators...... read more »