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USC playing for veteran leaders Pullard, Telfer

LOS ANGELES – It’s reasonable to wonder what USC is playing for in its regular-season finale against Notre Dame on Saturday, considering it has four losses on its ledger. The most popular answer: Hayes and Randall. Linebacker Hayes Pullard and...... read more »

USC football morning report

Quote of the day: "Look at me, I like it all!" -- USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, on his favorite Thanksgiving dish  USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum. The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference after a 38-20 defeat...... read more »

Saying goodbye to seniors and 1 more

As Hayes Pullard and Co. prepare to say goodbye as Trojans with the Notre Dame game Saturday, USC will almost certainly be saying so long to at least one more special Trojan -- Leonard Williams.... read more »

Moura: USC's Bowman knows what he's thankful for

LOS ANGELES – To Gerald Bowman, Thanksgiving brings back memories similar to those of many other 25-year-olds in America: childhood, family, overeating, being told to be thankful. To the USC senior safety, who plays his last regular-season game...... read more »

USC vs. Notre Dame preview

Game 12: ‘Come on Baby, Won’t You Show Me What You Got? I Want Your Salvation’... read more »

Wednesday Instant Analysis

The Trojans continue to get ready for the regular season finale against Notre Dame. Dan Weber and Keely Eure have the latest news and notes from practice.... read more »

Photos: USC hoops vs. CSUF

The Trojans improved to 3-3 on the season with a win over Cal State Fullerton.... read more »

Miley Cyrus starter kit available at the USC bookstore

Miley Cyrus turned heads this month when she was photographed kissing USC student Patrick Schwarzenegger and wearing Trojans gear in the end zone suites at the Coliseum. Now, the USC Bookstore is making it easy to be just like Miley. Apparel Cyrus...... read more »

USC seniors anticipate their last game at Coliseum

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard wore his Crenshaw High jersey during practice Wednesday. The day before, tight end Randall Telfer wore his jersey from Rancho Cucamonga High. They and other Trojans seniors were taking part in a USC tradition — honoring...... read more »

Know your foe: Notre Dame publisher Tim O'Malley stops by to answer five questions regarding Saturday's contest against Notre Dame.... read more »

USC recruiting update: Recruits attend Wednesday's practice

Southland high schools were out of session Wednesday, allowing recruits to attend USC’s midday practice. Ventura St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town, who signed a financial-aid agreement and will enroll in January, attended practice for the second...... read more »

Agholor looks to bounce back

USC's star junior wideout Nelson Agholor is looking to bounce back with a big performance against Notre Dame.... read more »

Looking back at The Comeback

We look back at 1974's epic game between USC and Notre Dame.... read more »

USC football morning report: Recent history gives Fighting Irish nod

Fact of the day: USC has defeated Notre Dame in 12 of the last 15 games, but the Fighting Irish have won three of the last four.  USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum. The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference...... read more »

Matt Leinart is going back to college to lead the Trojans on Saturday

Matt Leinart, who led USC to two national titles, will return to his glory days on Saturday when he leads the Trojans out of the Coliseum tunnel before they play Notre Dame. Before the season, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner acknowledged his fondness for...... read more »

Kessler, USC offensive line strive to work in concert

LOS ANGELES – It’s no secret that USC’s offensive line struggled against UCLA. If the unit doesn’t play better, the Trojans are in danger of ending the regular season on a two-game losing streak. Cody Kessler suffered the consequences last...... read more »

Defense helps USC hold off Cal State Fullerton

LOS ANGELES – USC learned a valuable lesson Tuesday night: Even if you don’t shoot the ball well, consistent defensive effort can help you win. USC withstood a late rally to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 53-49, in front of 2,297 at Galen Center....... read more »

Irish 'opportunity' for SC's young guys

Notre Dame coming to the Coliseum Saturday in this matchup of 7-4 teams trying to right themselves may be just what the Trojans need to send off the seniors the way they deserve, the underclassmen say.... read more »

USC starts second half strong, gets stops at end to defeat Fullerton

USC nearly blew a 14-point second-half lead but held on to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 53-49, on Tuesday night at the Galen Center. With less than two minutes to play, the Titans had slashed USC's once-comfortable lead to only two points. But the...... read more »

Podcast: November 25

We recap USC's tough loss to UCLA, look ahead to the Notre Dame game, and get the latest recruiting news.... read more »

USC quarterback Cody Kessler aiming for first rivalry-game victory

Cody Kessler is still seeking his first rivalry-game victory as USC's starting quarterback. The junior came up short against UCLA and Notre Dame last season, and the Trojans suffered another loss against UCLA last week. So Kessler is preparing for...... read more »

UCLA FYI: Mixed news on injury front

UCLA received good news on the injury front Tuesday when defensive backs Ishmael Adams and Priest Willis returned to practice. Then the news took a downturn. Receiver Thomas Duarte hobbled off the field and headed to the locker room with an injured...... read more »

Tuesday Instant Analysis

USC started its final week of regular season practice, getting ready for Notre Dame. Dan Weber and Ryan Abraham have the latest news from Howard Jones Field.... read more »

UCLA rises to No. 8 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

UCLA's win over crosstown rival USC last weekend helped move the Bruins to No. 8 in Tuesday's College Football Playoff rankings. UCLA has two weekends to reach the No. 4 playoff spot. If the Bruins beat Stanford on Friday, they will advance to the...... read more »

Justin Davis is ready for another chance against Notre Dame

USC tailback Justin Davis said last season’s 14-10 loss at Notre Dame was “one of the worst moments of my life.” Davis rushed for 12 yards in two carries before he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. “I’ll remember it until I die,” he said. ...... read more »

Trojans' Nelson Agholor still impresses Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly

Notre Dame recruited USC receiver Nelson Agholor, and Fighting Irish Coach Brian Kelly remains impressed. “As good as there is out there,” Kelly told reporters Tuesday. Agholor caught six passes for 89 yards last season in USC’s 14-10 loss to the...... read more »

USC recruiting update: Official visit weekend against Notre Dame

USC this weekend is to host out-of-state recruits on official visits for the regular-season finale against rival Notre Dame. Tim Settle, a 6-foot-2, 339-pound defensive lineman from Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson High, tweeted about his trip. “USC...... read more »

Robert Woods has career game in Buffalo Bills' victory

Former USC receiver Robert Woods was a one-man highlight reel in the Buffalo Bills’ 38-3 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night at Ford Field. The second-year pro caught a career-high nine passes for a 118 yards. Quarterback Kyle Orton...... read more »

USC football morning report: Notre Dame just wants to win

Quote of the day: "They're excited to play USC, but I think they just want to win a football game." -- Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum. The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference...... read more »

Q&A Cravens excelling on the big stage

Sophomore linebacker Su’a Cravens sees USC as a key stepping stone to the NFL.... read more »

Trojans ready to face off against the Irish

USC has lost two in a row to Notre Dame, including a tough 14-10 defeat in 2013.... read more »

Q&A with The Observer’s football reporter

The football beat writer for Notre Dame's student newspaper gives his take on this Saturday's game.... read more »

Weekly Top 25 CBB Rankings: Week 1

Recap on how the Trojans performed in their first tournament of the season and the top-25 teams in the country.... read more »

USC and Notre Dame are in the same leaky boat

Notre Dame, out of the hunt for a major bowl bid with a record of 7-4, is trying to finish the regular season with a confidence-building victory. The Fighting Irish share a lot in common with 7-4 USC, which was still recovering Monday from its loss to...... read more »

Receiver Sam Handler stands up for UCLA logo despite knee injury

An injured walk-on receiver became a part of UCLA football folklore by standing his ground Saturday before the Bruins' 38-20 win against rival USC at the Rose Bowl. Sam Handler suffered a season-ending knee injury during training camp, but he became the...... read more »

The Peristyle Podcast

We received a record number of questions following the Trojans embarrassing loss to the Bruins. Coach Harvey Hyde, Dan Weber and Ryan Abraham break the game down from every angle.... read more »

Trojans' Javorius Allen still in the race to lead Pac-12 in rushing

USC tailback Javorius Allen is now playing catch-up for the Pac-12 Conference rushing title, but he does not need to make up a large margin to accomplish the feat. Conference leader Paul Perkins of UCLA, Utah’s Devontae Booker and Allen are separated by...... read more »

Photos: USC vs. UCLA

Photos from the Rose Bowl with USC taking on UCLA in the city championship.... read more »

Sarkisian: UCLA loss isn't defining moment for USC

Steve Sarkisian knows that no game means more to USC fans than the UCLA game. He grew up in Torrance rooting for the Trojans and coached at the school for seven seasons before becoming the head coach last December. So Sarkisian understands the...... read more »

Kessler looking for answers

USC quarterback Cody Kessler discusses the Trojans failures at the Rose Bowl.... read more »

USC off target in loss to Penn State

CHARLESTON, S.C. – — If USC was going to beat a team like Penn State, it figured the Trojans would have to have a good shooting day. They didn’t get it. But they almost won anyway. D.J. Newbill came through with 16 of his 22 points in the...... read more »

USC has no answer for Hundley, UCLA

The Bruins led by as many as 24, eventually securing a 38-20 win at the Rose Bowl.... read more »

USC Football Hosts Notre Dame In Classic Intersectional Rivalry

USC welcomes Notre Dame to the Coliseum on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend for the 86th rendition of the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football. Both teams, with identical 7-4 records, are looking to bounce back from tough losses last week and get it position for the post-season. It is USC's 1,200th football game. The Trojans have los... read more »

'We're better than we played,' USC Coach Steve Sarkisian says

USC has not defeated UCLA since 2011, when the Trojans humiliated the Bruins, 50-0. Since then, the Bruins have repeatedly embarrassed USC and shifted the momentum in the series. Despite a 38-20 defeat that extended the Trojans' losing streak...... read more »

USC loses to Penn State in fifth-place game of Charleston Classic

If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, Coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest plays. Newbill came through with 16 of his 22 points in the second half in the Nittany Lions' 63-61 win over USC...... read more »

Jackson discusses the loss

True freshman cornerback Adoree Jackson has been one of the bright spots for this USC defense.... read more »

UCLA dominates for third straight win against USC, 38-20

PASADENA – By the time it was over – by the time UCLA had finished bludgeoning USC – the conclusion was inescapable: Jim Mora, Brett Hundley and the Bruins still own this town, at least for now. UCLA’s 38-20 victory in front of 82,431 fans...... read more »

UCLA blows out USC 3 straight

UCLA beat up on USC's unprepared-to-play Trojans in every way you can in romping to a third straight onesided win,38-20, in a Crosstown Rivalry that is becoming less so with each new USC coach.... read more »

Miller: Hundley, Bruins make a statement yet again

PASADENA – He has been historically good against USC, which, of course, is the shortest distance to the heart of anything UCLA. Brett Hundley is now 3-0 when paired opposite what is the personification of evil around here, the Trojans, who used to...... read more »

UCLA pass rush overwhelms USC

PASADENA – Black war paint spread wildly across Eddie Vanderdoes’ face, slopped on in no particular pattern, combined with sweat and dirt. This was the face of UCLA’s front line – in all its gritty and vicious glory – a face that, after...... read more »