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February 22, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
AT CALIFORNIA When: 5 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley. On the air: TV: Fox Sports 1; Radio: 710 Records: USC 10-16, 1-12 in Pac-12; California 17-9, 8-5. Update: USC hopes to end a losing streak of seven consecutive games despite being without its top scorer, junior guard Byron Wesley, who did not make the trip because of an unspecified violation of team rules. The Trojans have lost 12 of their last 13 games, including at Stanford, 80-59, on Thursday.
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April 10, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Kevon Seymour finished the 2013 season in style. The USC cornerback was selected defensive player of the game in the Las Vegas Bowl after deflecting a pass and making seven tackles in the Trojans' rout of Fresno State. The 6-foot, 175-pound junior from Pasadena built on the performance during the off-season and has been playing with a veteran confidence throughout spring practice. Seymour started on the left side last season, but with senior Josh Shaw sidelined while recovering from a stress fracture he also has played on the right.
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December 14, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
USC VS CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD When: 7. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV, Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 6-3, Cal State Bakersfield 5-5. Update: The Trojans have won six of their last eight games. USC had a season-high five players score in double figures in its last win, 78-62, over Boston College. Bakersfield has lost four in a row after putting together a five-game winning streak. This will be the first meeting between the two teams.
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Keyshawn Johnson Jr., a freshman receiver at Mission Viejo who's the son of the former NFL receiver, has added an offer from UCLA. It's his seventh offer. Florida State and Arizona State are among the schools who made early offers Also on Saturday, Scout.com reported that St. Francis sophomore receiver Dylan Crawford picked up an offer from USC. He caught 54 receptions and 10 touchdowns last season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 12, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
When: 7:30. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 10-13, 1-9 in Pac-12; Utah 16-7, 5-6. Update: USC has lost nine of its last 10 games, including a loss to the Utes in Utah, 84-66, on Jan. 16. Utah is coming off a home sweep of the Washington teams, first defeating Washington, 78-69, and then Washington State, 81-63. However, Utah is 0-6 on the road this season. Byron Wesley leads the Trojans with an average of 17.3 points a game.
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January 11, 2014 | By Gary Klein
When: 6. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 9-6, 0-2; Arizona 16-0, 3-0. Update: USC has been unable to stay with UCLA or Arizona State in losses to open Pac-12 Conference play. The Trojans missed open shots in Thursday night's 79-60 loss to Arizona State and continue to struggle at the free-throw line. However, Byron Wesley has played well. The junior swingman followed a strong effort against UCLA by scoring 20 points and taking a career-best 14 rebounds against Arizona State.
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January 26, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
  USC's basketball team battled back against Stanford at the end of regulation play Sunday to force overtime at the Galen Center. But that's when the Trojans' bid for a second consecutive Pac-12 Conference win came to a halt. Three-point baskets by Chasson Randle and John Gage in the five-minute overtime period spearheaded the Cardinal's 79-71 win over USC. BOX SCORE: Stanford 79, USC 71 (OT) "We played very hard today and had a chance to win," USC Coach Andy Enfield said.
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November 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Marcus Allen has seen enough. He's convinced. The 1981 Heisman Trophy winner from USC said Ed Orgeron has sufficiently proved he deserves to drop the interim title and become the Trojans' head football coach. Allen isn't part of any selection committee, but if he were, he would hire Orgeron. "From the depths of despair, from a program that was flat-lining, he has made a tremendous turnaround," said Allen, the first former player to talk to the team after Lane Kiffin was fired Sept.
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November 23, 2013 | By Gary Klein
BOULDER, Colo. - One unlikely dream scenario for USC ended, but another remained very much alive on Saturday night. The No. 23 Trojans' 47-29 victory over Colorado at chilly Folsom Field extended their winning streak to five games and increased the momentum for interim Coach Ed Orgeron's bid to become USC's permanent head coach. Tailback Javorius Allen rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Cody Kessler passed for two scores and the defense forced two turnovers as USC improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12 Conference.
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April 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Four months ago, Clay Helton was drawing up a postseason game plan and overseeing USC's staff as interim coach of the Trojans. He guided USC to a Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State in December, and was subsequently rewarded when new Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian retained him as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Helton has spent the last four weeks installing the fast-paced, no-huddle offense that Sarkisian brought from Washington. The 41-year-old Helton had run a no-huddle system as Memphis' offensive coordinator before Lane Kiffin hired him at USC before the 2010 season.
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April 3, 2014 | By Gary Klein
As USC reached the midway point of spring workouts Thursday, Coach Steve Sarkisian decided to shake things up. About an hour into the Trojans' eighth practice, players gathered in an end zone at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field for a competitive one-on-one drill. A dance contest. Players whooped and hollered as teammates squared off in the surprise competition as music blared from sideline speakers. "Guys have some moves and some guys don't," Sarkisian said. "I think some guys might listen to country music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Lonnie White, a former USC football player who worked for two decades as a Los Angeles Times sportswriter, has died. He was 49. White, who had a number of health problems over the last several years, died Saturday at Glendale Memorial Hospital, his sister Terri said. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, the NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball, high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter. His work was recognized several times in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest and he wrote the book "UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports.
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March 29, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Nelson Agholor briefly stopped to say hello to a couple of former teammates Saturday at the Coliseum. Former All-American receiver Robert Woods , now of the Buffalo Bills, was there to watch the Trojans go through their first scrimmage drill of spring practice. Marqise Lee , the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner and projected first-round NFL draft pick, also roamed the sideline. After exchanging pleasantries with both, Agholor went out and showed them that he was ready to step into the role as USC's next top receiver.
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March 28, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's scholarship football players are, in fact, employees with the right to unionize should get their attention. This issue has been bubbling for decades as major sports programs evolved from important but ancillary parts of a college's mission into powerful businesses enriched by multimillion-dollar TV contracts and merchandising revenue, all built on the labor of student-athletes who received no compensation beyond scholarships.
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March 27, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Just in case anybody wonders, Don King is alive and well. Actually, more so than ever. He is 82 going on 50. The hair doesn't quite stand on end in its salute to electrical shock treatments as it once did. That's because there isn't enough of it anymore. But the faded American flag jacket, and the big cigar that he just kind of chews on, and the five or six layers of jeweled necklaces, and the American flag tie, remain standard props. Also standard is the hilarious babble with which he promotes a boxing match from a podium.
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March 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Su'a Cravens made a bold debut last season. The USC safety intercepted a pass in the opener and went on to earn recognition as a freshman All-American. Cravens is aiming higher in 2014. He strives for first-team All-American honors. He seeks inclusion on the list for the Thorpe Award, presented annually to the top defensive back in college football. "I'm shooting for the stars," Cravens said Thursday. "You won't go anywhere if you don't. " The 6-1, 215-pound Cravens started all but one game and intercepted four passes last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Daniel Miller
Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television journalism. Her two predecessors worked in newspapers. Bay's selection concludes a lengthy search that was marred last year when the previously announced choice, a Northwestern University professor, turned down the USC job two days after accepting it. Bay, 50, is a senior editor at Huffington Post and a special correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV. She has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
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