ESPN's Hollywood-Style Sam Ponder Camera Angle Was Weird

For Samantha Ponder's halftime interview last night with USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, ESPN used an approach rarely seen in television: a long lens, with shallow depth of field. It looked less like live sports programming—and more like Hollywood. » 12/28/14 10:15am 12/28/14 10:15am

What Is This Nebraska Fan Doing?

ESPN cameras caught this Nebraska fan discussing something loudly with an entire section of USC fans tonight in San Diego at the Holiday Bowl. The Trojans have had a decent lead most of the game, so this 'Huskers fan couldn't possibly be taunting.. could he? » 12/27/14 11:37pm 12/27/14 11:37pm

USC DB Josh Shaw Explains Why He Made Up That Drowning-Nephew Story

USC defensive back Josh Shaw was the inspirational story of the moment when the school claimed back in August that he'd sprained both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning 7-year-old nephew. Within a few days it had become clear that everything about the story was fake, except for the sprained ankles. It… » 11/13/14 2:02pm 11/13/14 2:02pm

LenDale White Kicked Out Of USC Game, Calls AD Pat Haden "Coward"

Former NFL running back and USC alum LenDale White was having a good time at the Trojans' game against Colorado, until he wasn't. White says he was kicked out of the Coliseum during after Saturday's game; he also had words for athletic director Pat Haden and the program. » 10/19/14 10:00am 10/19/14 10:00am

Former Player Sues USC And Lane Kiffin

Brian Baucham, who played cornerback from the Trojans from 2008-2012, filed suit yesterday against USC and then-coach Lane Kiffin, alleging they forced him to play in a game when he was already ill, causing him to suffer "cardiopulmonary damage, as well as brain injury with neurocognitive deficits." » 9/23/14 10:03am 9/23/14 10:03am

Stanford Refuses To Beat USC

Seven times, Stanford ventured inside the USC 35-yard-line, and in those seven trips, they picked up an average of 1.43 points. Advanced metrics say that is bad. They fumbled four times, all in USC territory, and lost two of them. In fact, the game ended when Stanford fumbled one last time inside the USC 35. » 9/06/14 7:08pm 9/06/14 7:08pm

USC AD Pat Haden Runs Down To The Field To Yell At Officials

Far be it from me to tell Pat Haden how to do his job, but it has to be difficult to ask student athletes to not react to things childishly and emotionally when you're running down to the field because you just have to yell at an official for a call you didn't like. » 9/06/14 6:35pm 9/06/14 6:35pm

According to someone at the building Saturday night, USC defensive back Josh Shaw got into an argument with his girlfriend, the two went their separate ways, someone else called police, and when Shaw returned to the apartment, he saw police and jumped off his girlfriend's balcony. [Los Angeles Daily News] » 8/29/14 1:39pm 8/29/14 1:39pm

Anthony Brown Says USC Coach Called Him "All Types Of Fuck Words"

Earlier, we told you about former USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team very suddenly and then took to Instagram to accuse head coach Steve Sarkisian of being racist. TMZ has since gotten in touch with Brown, who provided them with some choice quotes. » 8/28/14 5:44pm 8/28/14 5:44pm

Josh Shaw's Lawyer Confirms Balcony Fall

There's a whole lot of confusion on what actually happened to USC DB Josh Shaw, who sprained both ankles in some sort of incident on Saturday. Well, here's one piece of the puzzle, filled in. » 8/28/14 9:39am 8/28/14 9:39am

USC: Josh Shaw Admits He Made Up Drowning Nephew Story

TMZ: Cops Talked To Shaw About Report Of Guy "Shimmying" Down Building

TMZ's headline says "USC's Josh Shaw—Named In Burglary Report," but the takeaway is that police talked to Shaw about a report of a guy climbing down the side of a building Saturday night. » 8/26/14 6:45pm 8/26/14 6:45pm

USC And Steve Sarkisian Are Now Walking Back Josh Shaw's Heroic Story

Yesterday, USC released a report that Trojans defensive back Josh Shaw had sprained both of his ankles while rescuing his 7-year-old nephew at a family party Saturday night. This morning, however, head coach Steve Sarkisian said that he had received reports disputing Shaw's account. » 8/26/14 2:48pm 8/26/14 2:48pm

USC: Trojans DB Out After Leaping From Balcony To Save Drowning Nephew

USC defensive back Josh Shaw is recovering from his injuries after jumping from a second-floor balcony window at a family party Saturday night to save his drowning 7-year-old nephew, according to the Trojans. » 8/25/14 7:00pm 8/25/14 7:00pm

If You Talk Shit About USC's AD, His Nephew Will Smarm Your Ass To Death

USC's athletic director, Pat Haden, has been taking some heat lately. With his school's football program still reeling from the Lane Kiffin disaster, Haden gave the head coaching job to University of Washington's Steve Sarkisian, whose career Pac-12 winning percentage is .539. Kiffin's was .586. Understandably, a lot… » 12/06/13 1:45pm 12/06/13 1:45pm

Jonathan Martin Is A Pussy: Your Stanford-USC GameDay Sign Roundup

Well, this was bound to happen when you take the College GameDay crew to USC for a game against Stanford. Jonathan Martin, who met with the NFL yesterday to discuss the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins bullying issue, is a Stanford man and so the Trojan faithful had plenty of Martin-themed signs to share this morning.… » 11/16/13 11:45am 11/16/13 11:45am

Impostors Posing As USC Reps Reach Out To Potential Football Coaches

So you know those reports that say USC has reached out to Tony Dungy and (possibly) Jack Del Rio to replace Lane Kiffin? Yeah, well, those overtures never happened. Oh, someone claiming to be from USC did call Dungy and a member of the Denver Broncos coaching staff. Whoever it was just wasn't actually someone with… » 10/07/13 7:04pm 10/07/13 7:04pm

R.I.P., Lane Kiffin's Career As USC Head Coach (2010-2013)

We won't have Lane Kiffin to kick around anymore, and that makes us a bit sad. We're gonna send Kiffykins out with a bang in the only way we know (and the only way you expect). » 9/30/13 1:20pm 9/30/13 1:20pm