May 17, 2012 |
USC continued to build depth in its future running back corps Thursday when Justin Davis of Lincoln High in Stockton announced he would play for the Trojans in 2013. The 6-foot, 195-pound Davis is the second tailback in 48 hours to commit to the Trojans. Ty Isaac of Joliet Catholic in Joliet, Ill., announced Tuesday that he would attend USC. High school players cannot sign letters of intent until February. Davis, who chose USC over Cal and Washington, rushed for 2,380 yards and 36 touchdowns as a junior last season.
July 24, 2012 |
In the wake of NCAA sanctions the give Penn State players the opportunity to transfer without penalty, USC is pursuing Nittany Lions running back Silas Redd. The Trojans contacted Penn State about their intent to recruit the 5-foot-10, 200-pound junior, who rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns, said a source with knowledge of the situation. The source requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. ESPN reported USC's interest in Redd on Monday night.
January 7, 2012 |
USC tailback Amir Carlisle is transferring to Notre Dame, his father told the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune. Carlisle, a freshman last season, was slowed by ankle and knee injuries but played in eight games. He rushed for 118 yards in 19 carries and had seven receptions, one for a touchdown. Under NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out next season and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Duane Carlisle told the Tribune that his son's move "definitely was a family decision.
September 4, 2013 |
USC safety Josh Shaw got a surprise when he walked into the McKay Center this week. Hanging on his shoulder pads inside his locker was jersey No. 6. "I started jumping up and down," Shaw said Wednesday. Shaw, a transfer from Florida in spring 2012, wore No. 26 last season and in this season's first game. He requested the change to No. 6 last spring. The single digit holds special significance for Shaw because of his relationship with former Trojans safety T.J. McDonald.
November 14, 2008 |
The Orange Lutheran Lancers secured a share of their third consecutive Trinity League title after defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei, 24-21, Thursday at Santa Ana Stadium when Parker Flynn made a 43-yard field goal with two seconds left. It was also the third consecutive year Lutheran, 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the Trinity League and ranked No. 8 in the Southland by The Times, defeated No. 5 Mater Dei (7-3, 4-1).
April 20, 2012 |
USC will try to bounce back from two years of NCAA-mandated bowl bans to the top of college football next season. Times college football reporter Gary Klein chatted with Noah Coslov of Cinesport about the Trojans' prospects. Amongs the topics covered: The scholarship limit improsed in the sanctions could hurt the team's depth for the next two or three years. The offense is very thin at tailback, with only Curtis McNeal a seasoned performer and D.J. Morgan having limited experience.
October 20, 2012 |
To borrow a bit of Grantland Rice, the Coliseum was outlined in a blue-gray October sky when Lane Kiffin retired his horses to the stable. And this happened pretty early in the second half against Colorado. By then, the USC football coach didn't need his A-team anymore. Their Saturday was done, just like Colorado, which barely put up a fight in its 50-6 loss to No. 11 USC. The Trojans improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in Pac-12 Conference play while setting a slew of records in the process.
September 12, 2009 |
The film session that awaits Los Angeles Crenshaw High's defensive players in the coming days could get ugly, with one exception. Top-ranked Crenshaw stopped Norco on a crucial fourth down in the fourth quarter Friday night on the way to pulling out a 47-44 victory in which host Crenshaw gave up 487 rushing yards. "When we needed to stop them, we stopped them," Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett said. "We showed character at the end." Norco, ranked No. 22 in the Southland by The Times, had pulled to within 47-44 late in the third quarter on Kelsey Young 's 66-yard touchdown run and was driving again when it faced a fourth-and-four situation at the Crenshaw 12-yard line.
September 18, 2009 |
No. 4 Westlake Village Oaks Christian (2-0) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline (2-0), 7 p.m. , ESPNU -- A victory at Skyline might temporarily silence those who contend that Oaks Christian feasts on a weak nonleague schedule. The Totems are two-time defending Washington state champions who have won 30 consecutive games and feature Brigham Young-bound quarterback Jake Heaps. A triumph would give Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell his 200th coaching victory in 22 years at the high school level.