Shaw's photo appeared on the cover of the game program.
The programs, which also feature linebacker Hayes Pullard on the cover, were printed before the season, a USC official said. Shaw's image also was on the ticket for the Oct. 18 Colorado game.
USC officials declined to comment when asked their reaction to Shaw's comments in a story by The Times' Bill Plaschke that appeared in Thursday's editions of the Times and online.
Shaw was suspended the week of the opener against Fresno State for fabricating a story about how he suffered ankle injuries. In a story that appeared on USC's website, Shaw said he suffered high ankle sprains when he leaped from a balcony to save a young relative who was in distress in a swimming pool.
The story was picked up by media outlets, including The Times.
The next day, USC received phone calls from people questioning the veracity of Shaw's story. Shaw admitted a few days later that he made up the story.
Shaw told Plaschke that he jumped from a balcony of a downtown apartment complex after he saw that police had arrived to investigate an argument he had with his girlfriend. He said there was no domestic violence.