Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 23 Southern…
Pat Haden, who will officially step down as USC’s athletic director on June 30, used his position on a foundation to enrich himself and his family while he also funneled a vast majority of scholarship money towards USC and away from other schools, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.
The California Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA, declining to review the 2nd District Court of Appeal’s December decision allowing former USC football assistant coach Todd McNair’s lawsuit against the NCAA to proceed. McNair is likely to win at least a part of his lawsuit, which in its course will reveal a trove…
USC athletic director Pat Haden was hospitalized after he felt lightheaded on campus near Heritage Hall today. An ambulance took Haden to his doctor.
Pat Haden will step down from his role as Trojans athletic director on June 30, according to a USC alumni email sent by school president C.L. Max Nikias.
Owen Hanson, who was a volleyball player and walk-on tight end at USC a decade ago, ran a massive international drug smuggling ring, federal authorities claimed in an indictment unsealed Thursday. Hanson was one of 22 people charged with a slew of offenses, including racketeering, drug trafficking, and money…
Police arrested former LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao and former USC tight end Bryce Dixon on Tuesday in connection with multiple robberies in Los Angeles County.
Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, just a few months removed from being fired apparently due to his alcohol abuse problems, is looking to find his next job as an NFL quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter
Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, who was fired by USC after his continued struggles with alcoholism led him to be placed on leave, is now suing the university for at least $12.6 million in damages.
Clay Helton has been serving as USC’s interim head coach for a few weeks now, and the school surprised a lot of people this morning when it decided to sign him to a multi-year contract and keep him as the head coach going forward. USC fans who were dreaming of Chip Kelly may be disappointed, but the players sure seem…
Steve Sarkisian is no longer the USC Trojans’ football coach, and he has reportedly checked himself into a rehab facility outside of California. But according to ESPN’s Joe Schad, athletic director Pat Haden didn’t fire Sarkisian as smoothly as he could have.
USC football coach Steve Sarkisian said he’d take a leave of absence yesterday after showing up to practice “in no condition to work” Sunday, but athletic director Pat Haden made the decision today to fire Sarkisian outright.
A recent string of incidents punctuated by a leave of absence to seek treatment have made it pretty clear that USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has a problem with alcohol. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, those problems extend all the way back to his tenure at Washington, where he was the head…
This afternoon, USC football coach Steve Sarkisian apparently got sent home from practice, after showing up “in no condition to work.” Sarkisian is halfway through his second season with the Trojans. He has since been asked to take a leave of absence.
After Saturday’s Stanford-USC football game, one lucky guy got to race Will Ferrell on the field. The result was a photo finish.
USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, who is in a bit of trouble after getting hammered drunk and talking some shit at a team event, spoke to reporters this morning and explained his public drunkenness. According to Sark, it wasn’t the booze that had him acting silly, it was the meds he was on.
At last night’s Salute To Troy, USC coach Steve Sarkisian reportedly got wasted and yelled a whole bunch of profanities before getting pulled off the stage by athletic director Pat Haden. He issued an apology this morning:
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 11 USC.
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.
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?