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HD Video: Final Summer PRP

July 18 was the final day of player run practices. Go inside for highlights of all the action.... read more »

Tell about ready for visits

Marvell Tell is playing his recruitment very close to the vest, but he should have some visits planned sometime soon.... read more »

USC Football 2014 Pre-Season Notes

Here are the pre-season notes for the 2014 USC football team and a link to the 2014 media guide.... read more »

Hawkins looking at two trips

Jaylinn Hawkins has a pair of visits planned to Pac-12 schools and others have come calling, but he's not planning on making a decision soon.... read more »

Lucier-South figuring out plans

Keisean Lucier-South has a host of schools fighting for his services, and he is having a hard time narrowing down his list.... read more »

Down to five, Scarlett ready for visits

Cameron Scarlett has narrowed his extensive list to five schools, and his upcoming visits will likely decide the eventual winner.... read more »

Tre Madden is healthy, ready to go

Trojan running back Tre Madden started out 2013 with three-straight 100-yard games. Now Madden is healthy again and ready to get off to another fast start for the 2014 season.... read more »

Holiday planning official trips

Dechaun Holiday said it's still too early to name leaders but there are definitely some schools that are in really good shape as the four-star works on his official visit schedule.... read more »

Stanford nabs second four star wing in 2015

Stanford got its second Top 100 commitment in two weeks as Cameron Walker pledged to the Cardinal on Monday, reports Eric Bossi.... read more »

USC football summer workouts voluntary, but it doesn't feel that way

For much of June and July, USC is calm in the morning. A few students meander to summer classes, strolling next to a construction site where work won't pick up until later in the day. It's peaceful, really. But make a couple of turns and head past the...... read more »

Remembering radio's Jim Healy, the greatest mocker of them all

Twenty years ago today, somebody goofed and we've got to know. Actually, we knew. Jim Healy had died. There are still those in Los Angeles, a bit gray of beard and long of tooth now, who occasionally glance at their watches out of habit as the workday...... read more »

Wade talks about upcoming decision

Rick Wade was all set to commit to UCLA and then USC offered but after that has settled in it still looks like the Bruins are the team to beat.... read more »

B2G Elite: Jaylinn Hawkins highlights

Buena Park (Calif.) four-star wide receiver Jaylinn Hawkins has scholarship offers from all over the country. Check out his isolation highlights from the B2G Elite Camp.... read more »

Humphreys breaks down choice

Ben Humphreys had plenty of Pac-12 offers and other major offers across the country but it was an ACC up-and-coming school that landed his commitment over the weekend.... read more »

Darnold announces for the Trojans

San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Sam Darnold announced moments ago he'll play his college ball at USC.... read more »

Playbook practice recap, Friday

SCPlaybook practice recap, Friday: Dan Weber and Lindsey Thiry discuss USC's 15th - and final - player-run practice of the summer before fall camp opens on Aug. 4...... read more »

Former USC star Leinart finds new challenges, gives back

LOS ANGELES - Nine years ago, Matt Leinart strolled down the red carpet at the ESPYs on top of the world. In December 2004, he won the Heisman Trophy after throwing 33 touchdowns for USC. A month later, he led the Trojans to a thrashing of Oklahoma...... read more »

Football: QB Sam Darnold commits to USC

USC has picked up a second commitment from the quarterback position after San Clemente's Sam Darnold committed to the Trojans on Friday, Coach Jaime Ortiz said. Darnold is a highly regarded two-sport athlete who has come on strong this summer. He will...... read more »

Nick Saban closes SEC Media Days with his usual bang

Alabama Coach Nick Saban helped closed the circus-like, four-day, Southeastern Media Days on Thursday with a flurry of opinions, denials and shots across the bow. He praised his new offensive coordinator, you know, the guy USC athletic director Pat Haden...... read more »

Former USC DL Armstead retires from NFL

Former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead is retiring from the NFL at age 23, bringing an abrupt end to a football career that didn’t turn out the way he envisioned. The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that Armstead was retiring. He was...... read more »

Football: QB Ricky Town is excited about USC playing Alabama

USC-bound senior quarterback Ricky Town of St. Bonaventure was directing his team in a passing competition on Wednesday night at Burbank Burroughs, and he expressed excitement that the Trojans would be opening the 2016 season against Alabama at AT&T...... read more »

USC to play Alabama in Texas in 2016 opener

USC will open its 2016 football season with a game against Alabama in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3, the school announced Wednesday. The game, known as the Cowboys Classic, will be played at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and will feature...... read more »

UCLA football program is casting wider net in recruiting efforts

UCLA appears to have found a winning football recruiting strategy, one that has allowed the Bruins to climb in the Pac-12 Conference standings and the national rankings in the last couple of years. Coach Jim Mora and his staff are working hard to...... read more »

USC Football To Face Alabama In Arlington In 2016

The USC football team will open its 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Alabama in the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., in a Labor Day weekend neutral site game.... read more »

USC to play Alabama in 2016 Cowboys Classic

USC fans might be seeing former head coach Lane Kiffin sooner than expected. On Wednesday, USC announced that it would begin its 2016 season by playing in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3 against Alabama, where...... read more »

Football: Alemany receiver Desean Holmes commits to USC

Mission Hills Alemany receiver Desean Holmes has committed to USC, Coach Dean Herrington said. Holmes is considered one of the top receivers in Southern California. He's known for his catching skills and speed. Former Alemany receiver Steven...... read more »

USC Football Single Game Tickets On Sale July 15

Single game tickets for five of USC's six home football games of the upcoming 2014 season will go on sale on Tuesday, July 15. To purchase tickets, go to or call the USC ticket office at 213-740-GO SC (4672).... read more »

USC DL Bigelow out for season with ACL tear

Before the season could even start, it was over for USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow. The school announced Tuesday the redshirt freshman tore the ACL in his right knee doing non-contact drills at a voluntary player workout and is expected to miss...... read more »

USC football: Defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow has season-ending injury

USC defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow suffered a knee injury that will force him to sit out the 2014 season, the school announced. Bigelow, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound redshirt freshman from Elkton, Md., was injured during a voluntary player workout, the school...... read more »

Tamara Rood and Doyle Karr's son Will is a USC student in the band drumline. "Our corgi Ringo gets as excited as the rest of us for football season!"

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Following Pac-12's standard, NCAA releases new safety guidelines

Though most college football fall practices won't begin for another month, the NCAA is getting a head start on head injuries. The NCAA on Monday released new safety guidelines that limit full-contact football practices and set procedures for diagnosing...... read more »

Miller: However we define a hero, that's Louis Zamperini

Today, I have the chance to write about a hero. Finally. As a columnist normally residing in the Sports section, such opportunities don’t come along often. Despite what you might read. Louis Zamperini was a hero. He was an American airman, a...... read more »

War hero, Olympian Zamperini dies at 97

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. Zamperini’s death was confirmed by...... read more »

Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero

The government announcement of Louis Zamperini's death in World War II made headlines. Zamperini was the "Torrance Tornado," the tough kid turned track star who set a national high school record for running the mile. In 1936, he was known as "The Zamp,"...... read more »

USC coach Steve Sarkisian sells Washington home for $3.5 million

Whereas UCLA’s Jim Mora is just beginning the process of selling his home in Yarrow Point, Wash., USC’s Steve Sarkisian has already parted ways with his King County property. The Trojans head coach sold his house, also found across Lake Washington in...... read more »

Haden announces four-year scholarships for athletes

The USC athletic director’s announcement affects scholarship students in revenue sports including basketball and football.... read more »

USC Speed And Power Camp Set For Sunday

USC's Speed and Power Camp, featuring Trojan head strength and conditioning coach Ivan Lewis and his entire staff, is set for Sunday (June 29) on the USC campus. Visit to sign up.... read more »

USC to offer guaranteed four-year scholarships to football players and men's and women's basketball players

It’s not a paycheck, but it’s a guarantee, and quite possibly a valuable competitive edge. USC altered its policy Monday to ensure that all football players and men’s and women’s basketball players will never have scholarships pulled because...... read more »

Football Ticket Mini-Plans Now Available For 2014 Season

USC fans can now purchase mini-plans for the upcoming football season with packages starting at just $96, giving Trojans fans the ultimate flexibility to design a plan to fit their schedules.... read more »

USC Commits to Four-Year Scholarships For Football, Men's and Women's Basketball Student-Athletes

USC will offer four-year athletic scholarships to all scholarship student-athletes in the revenue sports of football and men's and women's basketball in lieu of the current practice of offering one-year renewable scholarships, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced today.... read more »

Former USC star Matt Leinart lists Manhattan Beach house for sale

Matt Leinart, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and Southern California football star, has called an audible on his Manhattan Beach home, listing the three-story residence for sale at $2.059 million. Nestled among a crowd of beach dwellings,...... read more »

USC recruits can make impact as early as this season

The editors at the Daily Trojan discuss the Trojans’ prospects this season with the incoming freshman recruiting class.... read more »

'Small ball' has big payoff for UC Irvine baseball and Mike Gillespie

Arms folded, Mike Gillespie slowly circles the dirt-meets-grass perimeter of the infield at UC Irvine's baseball stadium, pausing every few feet to monitor an intrasquad scrimmage from a different angle, with a different gaze, in a different glint of...... read more »

Coliseum On-Field Suites, Club Areas Introduced To Enhance Fan Experience At USC Football Games

Several enhancements to the fan experience at USC home football games--on-field suites and premium clubs located on the field and outside the Peristyle--will be introduced at the Coliseum in the upcoming 2014 season through a partnership between the USC athletic department and Legends, a global leader in hospitality and client services.... read more »

Whicker: League of their own may be next for top college conferences

Of all the USC athletic directors, Pat Haden is unquestionably the best who ever worked as the night guard at a San Pedro tuna company. “And no tuna was ever absconded on my watch,” he said proudly. This was not part of Haden’s Rhodes...... read more »

It's time for USC to move on, and move ahead, at end of probation

Tony Orlando may have had the best line on impending prison release: "I'm coming home, I've done my time." USC returns home Tuesday, and it's a new dawn. Tie a yellow ribbon around the old Felix Chevrolet sign. USC won't forget what the NCAA so...... read more »

Ex-USC assistant Todd McNair seeks vindication from Reggie Bush saga

Todd McNair is not coaching college or pro football, but the former USC assistant is trying to keep his hand in the sport. As the defamation lawsuit he filed against the NCAA three years ago makes its way through the court system, McNair is drawing up...... read more »

For USC athletics, NCAA sanctions are ending, but effects remain

USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free. Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete. “It's been a long four years,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said. It also...... read more »

USC football before and after Pete Carroll left

A look at USC’s football records in Pete Carroll’s last four seasons as coach, and the four years since he left: YEAR W-L CONF. POSTSEASON (BEFORE SANCTIONS) 2006: 11-2, 7-2; defeated Michigan, 32-18, in Rose Bowl 2007: 11-2, 7-2; defeated Illinois,...... read more »

Reggie Bush was target of NCAA's case against USC

The NCAA's case against USC largely centered on the relationship between Trojans running back Reggie Bush and would-be sports marketers Michael Michaels and Lloyd Lake. Bush's mother, brother and stepfather had lived in a San Diego-area home owned by...... read more »