Michael Pittman Jr. went 72 yards for a punt return touchdown on a play that faked out UCLA and ABC/ESPN’s camera operator as nearly every Bruin bit on a decoy punt return that opened the scoring in tonight’s battle of L.A.
The USC Trojans lost 30-27 to the Washington State Cougars on Sept. 29, and at the end of the game the Washington State fans rushed the field. During the chaos, USC defensive lineman Liam Jimmons was seen laying out one of the Washington State fans.
Four college basketball coaches have been arrested after being charged by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney with various counts of bribery and fraud. The arrests resulted from a nearly two-year investigation that examined the shady links between college basketball coaches and outside businesses, including agency firms,…
The 2005-06 USC Trojans were an unholy powerhouse that went on an 12-0 romp through college football only to be upended in the 2006 Rose Bowl by Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns. The Trojans later had to vacate all 12 wins from that season due to the Reggie Bush scandal, but, as Austin sports anchor Joaquin Sanchez…
In February the USC Trojans suspended placekicker Matt Boermeester indefinitely for what was called a “code of conduct issue.” The player’s status with the program was vague as the year went on, until last week, when the school finally confirmed Boermeester was off the roster. The reason Boermeester had been…
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USC quarterback Sam Darnold is enjoying the California heat before his second season at the helm, and it appears that he’s working on his form. Sort of.
Stevie Tu’ikolovatu was just drafted in the seventh round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after playing a year at USC, where he was the school’s 2016 defensive MVP and the MVP of the Rose Bowl. He also spent two months living out of a car and an SUV after he transferred from Utah—with his wife joining him after the first…
Matt Boermeester, a placekicker for the USC Trojans, has been suspended indefinitely while the university investigates him for a “code of conduct issue.”
National Signing Day brings out the stunts, and Levi Jones of Austin, Texas, had one of his own. The linebacker prospect announced his commitment to USC today with a performance that disappointed both Florida and Florida State fans. That’s something everyone can enjoy.
New USC commit Bubba Bolden made the most of his appearance in today’s high school All-American game by leaping over the long snapper, kicking the ball out of the hands of the holder, recovering it, and returning it for a touchdown. It’s enough to make thousands of southern Californians remember they’re USC fans.
It took a record-setting rookie from USC tearing out Penn State’s beating heart on national television, but I think bowl games might be good again.
Remember that story about a former USC football walk-on that the government alleges ran a drug smuggling ring? Rolling Stone’s latest features goes deep on the government’s case, and how Owen Hanson (allegedly!) became a drug kingpin. [Rolling Stone]
USC-Notre Dame has long been a dirty rivalry, so here’s Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery kicking USC’s Aca’Cedric Ware in the head just after Ware took a brain-scrambling helmet-to-helmet blow from Nicco Fertitta—one that got Fertitta ejected from the game.
Veteran referee Ron Cherry was unable to whistle USC’s Michael Hutchings for “giving him the business,” because the blow knocked Cherry completely out. He managed to leave the field under his own control, though we can’t imagine he’ll make it back.
USC’s woes continued tonight as the Trojans allowed Utah to drive 93 yards while eating up nearly all of the 5:37 remaining on the clock on the way to a Troy Williams touchdown pass to Tim Patrick, the fifteenth play in a remarkable series that featured two fourth downs and multiple penalties.
USC has stumbled into their football season by getting ground into powder by Alabama, losing big at Stanford, then capping off their 1-2 start with a nice little quarterback controversy. People in and around L.A. are not happy. Tonight, the first domino fell.
This past weekend, USC got stomped out by Stanford. That such a development is barely a blip on the radar is, as others have pointed out, alarming in an of itself from the USC perspective, and already first-year head coach Clay Helton appears to be cracking under the pressure.
USC linebacker Osa Masina has been charged with two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of rape following an investigation by the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. Sgt. Dan Bartlett, who headed the investigation for the department, confirmed the news Thursday. Masina’s bail for the Utah case has been set at…
USC left tackle Chuma Edoga was ejected just a minute into the Trojans’ game against Utah State after his dispute with an official got physical.