•USC women's basketball team, under first-year Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, ended a seven-year absence from the
•USC's baseball program, under first-year coach Dan Hubbs, stayed in contention for an
•USC women's soccer team, under first-year Coach Keidane McAlpine, qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. The Trojans finished 12-6-3 after losing to Pepperdine on penalty kicks in the first round.
•Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler passed for a school-record seven touchdowns in the Trojans' 56-28 victory over
•Trojans tailback Javorius Allen rushed for more than 100 yards in six consecutive games, the first USC player to do it since Marcus Allen during his
•The Trojans' football team concluded the regular season with a 49-14 rout of rival Notre Dame, then downed Nebraska, 45-42, in the
•USC's men's basketball team, under first-year Coach
•In late August, USC published on its website a heroic account of football player
•Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott fined Athletic Director Pat Haden $25,000 for "inappropriate sideline conduct" during the Trojans' 13-10 football victory at Stanford. Haden interacted with game officials after Sarkisian summoned him from the press box to the field.
•Three weeks after losing at Boston College, USC lost to
•USC lost to UCLA in football for the third year in a row. The Trojans mostly contained the running ability of Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley, but receivers broke free for long gains because of poor tackling. Kessler was sacked six times.