| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:30 PM
There were barely four minutes left in a draining Thursday night when Pauley Pavilion was suddenly flush with something so strange, so foreign, players stared into the stands as if watching a miracle of nature.
It was noise. It was booming,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
USC opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Fresno State, one of six home games in a 12-game regular-season schedule, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans, under new Coach Steve Sarkisian, play at the Coliseum against Fresno State, Oregon State,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Tyrone Wallace had 14 points and eight rebounds as California won its fifth in a row and stayed unbeaten in the Pac-12 with an 82-56 victory over Washington on Wednesday night at Berkeley.
The Bears got off to a sluggish start before going on a 20-3 run...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:52 PM
This USC coaching hire is reminiscent of the Bowl Championship Series standings in November — what a difference a play, and a day, makes.
Like Auburn beating Georgia two weeks ago on a last-second Hail Mary, the sport's volatility never ceases...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Sep 26, 2013
Put away the running clocks. Silly season should be over — at least until Alabama hosts Chattanooga in late November.
It is ridiculous to think Ohio State could play a team so overmatched that the Buckeyes' backup quarterback could throw six...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:15 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football.
He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Oklahoma and Notre Dame tried their best, but it was remarkable, really, how much Saturday sunlight splashed on the Southeastern Conference.
It followed a week when the SEC unveiled "Book of Manning" with all its drippy-syrup Southern comfort and teary-...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:48 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. – Like many others before them, USC’s football Trojans traveled to the desert Saturday night in hopes of finding themselves.
They are still hopelessly, haplessly lost.
It was their first game in a truly hostile environment, ...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:11 PM
First, the good news for USC football fans.
The offense looked better.
The Trojans gained 527 yards, running for 247 as both Tre Madden and Justin Davis reached triple digits.
Yet, USC was still routed, 62-41, by Arizona State Saturday night at...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:38 AM
In the end, Lane Kiffin and USC administrators might have wished 2011 never happened.
The Trojans were coming off an 8-5 season in 2010, their first under NCAA sanctions that included the loss of 30 scholarships. However, the scholarship penalty was...