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November 9, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
USC Basketball Roster Starters Dewayne Dedmon, 7-0, Jr., F: Struggled with expectations and injuries, but an off-season spent working on his jump shot and low-post game should pay off. Plus, he's healthy. Eric Wise, 6-6, Sr., F: Set records at UC Irvine but decided to transfer. Lost more than 30 pounds while sitting out. Omar Oraby, 7-2, Jr., C: Transfer from Rice is a skilled shot-blocker and scorer who on Thursday was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA, making him immediately eligible.
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March 25, 2014 | By Gary Klein
After taking a week off for spring break, USC's football team resumes spring practice Tuesday on campus at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field. The Trojans have 12 workouts remaining, including a scrimmage at the Coliseum on April 19. First-year Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff spent the first three practices implementing new offensive and defensive schemes. USC is adopting the fast-paced, no-huddle offense that Sarkisian ran last season at Washington. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is installing a hybrid 3-4 scheme.
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January 21, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
Would a reasonable person confuse a USC logo on a garnet-and-black ball cap in Columbia, S.C., with the same letters on cardinal-and-gold sportswear worn by a Trojans fan at the Coliseum? Apparently so, a federal appeals court has decided in rejecting a petition from the Palmetto State to use the letters on baseball team clothing for the University of South Carolina Fighting Gamecocks. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a decision last year by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office review board to recognize the University of Southern California's century-old claim to the logo letters.
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December 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Recently terminated USC head football coach Lane Kiffin and his wife, Layla, have listed their home in Manhattan Beach at $6.995 million. The couple bought the house last year for $5.5 million. The upscale beach city has long been popular with college and professional coaches and athletes, in part because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport and professional training facilities. Tuscan-inspired in Pacific Palisades The 7,308-square-foot contemporary Craftsman, built in 2002 and since updated, sits on nearly a half-acre at the end of a cul-de-sac.
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July 31, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC was once again the choice in a Pacific 10 Conference football preseason poll, it was announced at Thursday's media day. The Trojans, who have won or shared the last seven conference championships, were the leader by a landslide, getting 28 of 32 first-place votes. Here's some more USC football news, one week before the Trojans are scheduled to open camp: No pressure?
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November 2, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Until a few weeks ago, USC's secondary was derided as perhaps the Trojans' weakest link. But going into next Saturday's game at California, the unit continues to show noteworthy improvement. USC defensive backs intercepted three passes Friday in the Trojans' 31-14 victory over Oregon State, which entered the game as college football's most productive passing offense. It was the second week in a row that USC picked off three passes, raising its season interception total to 13. The Trojans were ranked eighth nationally in interceptions going into Saturday's games.
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November 12, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Andy Enfield isn't afraid to shake things up. He had a brand new starting lineup Tuesday night against Cal State Northridge, and most notable on the bench was J.T. Terrell, who had led the Trojans with 20 points in an opening loss to Utah State. The shake-up didn't work immediately. USC fell behind quickly in its home opener against the Matadors, but the Trojans eventually found some rhythm and won their first game under Enfield, 95-79, at the Galen Center. It was the most points USC scored in a game since the 2007-08 season.
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August 2, 2013 | By Gary Klein
A year ago, USC was the preseason toast of college football, a program with the sport's most experienced quarterback and expectations of winning a national title. It's a different scenario heading into Saturday's first training camp practice. Embattled Coach Lane Kiffin and his players are eager to put behind them seven months spent answering questions about the Trojans' fall from preseason No. 1 to a 7-6 record in 2012. Matt Barkley, a four-year starter at quarterback, is now a rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles, trying to win a starting job under former Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
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August 6, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Most of the pieces appear to be in place. An experienced Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback. Two of the best receivers in college football. A 1-2 punch at tailback courtesy of Penn State. A schedule that seems perfectly manageable. So what could go wrong for USC, which opens training camp Monday ranked third in the USA Today preseason coaches' poll? Injuries, of course, especially if one befalls senior quarterback Matt Barkley. USC begins the first of three seasons with only 75 players — 10 fewer than the standard annual limit — so depth could become a major issue.
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October 15, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC's Trojans go up against their one-time ball boy today, hoping to keep Bill Walsh's team in the downward spiral that has generated an upward spiral of second-guessers and the first rumblings of discontent in Walsh's second Stanford era. In 1945, Walsh was a 14-year-old ball boy for the football team at USC, scant blocks away from his home, at Vermont and Gage.
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November 17, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC is back in the rankings. Voters in the Associated Press media poll rewarded the Trojans for their 20-17 upset victory over Stanford on Saturday by ranking them No. 23 in the weekly poll released Sunday. Reporters for The Times do not vote in polls. Alabama became only the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking for 13 consecutive weeks to open a season. Florida State remains No. 2, but Baylor moved ahead of Ohio State to No. 3. Oregon rounds out the top five. Only two teams have had longer runs at No. 1 to open a season than the Crimson Tide: USC in 2004 and Florida State in 1999.
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November 12, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Andy Enfield isn't afraid to shake things up. He had a brand new starting lineup Tuesday night against Cal State Northridge, and most notable on the bench was J.T. Terrell, who had led the Trojans with 20 points in an opening loss to Utah State. The shake-up didn't work immediately. USC fell behind quickly in its home opener against the Matadors, but the Trojans eventually found some rhythm and won their first game under Enfield, 95-79, at the Galen Center. It was the most points USC scored in a game since the 2007-08 season.
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November 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
USC has introduced a new mascot to hang with Tommy Trojan during basketball. His name … wait for it … is Traveler. Yes, Traveler for USC basketball games . Apparently “Airball,” “Brick” and “Double Dribble" were taken. The horse costume will be at men's and women's basketball games this season. Some might also point out that USC having a mascot named for a violation is not the best PR move. Introducing our new @USC_Hoops and @USCWBB mascots… Tommy and Traveler!
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November 2, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Until a few weeks ago, USC's secondary was derided as perhaps the Trojans' weakest link. But going into next Saturday's game at California, the unit continues to show noteworthy improvement. USC defensive backs intercepted three passes Friday in the Trojans' 31-14 victory over Oregon State, which entered the game as college football's most productive passing offense. It was the second week in a row that USC picked off three passes, raising its season interception total to 13. The Trojans were ranked eighth nationally in interceptions going into Saturday's games.
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November 1, 2013 | By Gary Klein
There will be an “Orange Out” tonight by Oregon State fans at Reser Stadium, but USC will still have a presence. In the stadium elevator. Rick Switzer, a supervisor for guest services at Oregon State, said he has operated the elevator on game days for seven years and he wallpapers his workspace with photos and covers of old game programs. Among them is the 1967 Oregon State-USC program. The Beavers upset the top-ranked Trojans, 3-0, at what was then Parker Stadium. There also is the 1957 Oregon State-USC program (seen in picture above)
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October 28, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's Nov. 9 game against California at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley will kick off at noon and be televised by Fox, the school announced. The Trojans are 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-12 Conference going into Friday night's game against Oregon State at Corvallis. The game against the Beavers kicks off at 6 p.m. PDT and will be televised by ESPN2. USC has not won at Reser Stadium since 2004. Oregon State has defeated the visiting Trojans in 2006, 2008 and 2010.  Kickoff times for USC's remaining scheduled home games against Stanford, Colorado and UCLA have yet to be determined.
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September 26, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC this week filled the racks of its campus bookstore with No. 7 replica jerseys. The number is worn by freshman quarterback Matt Barkley. It also represents the consecutive number of times USC has won the Pacific 10 Conference title, appeared in Bowl Championship Series bowl games and finished in the top four of the Associated Press media poll. However, those streaks are in jeopardy after USC's loss last week at Washington. The Trojans, as they always do after stumbling against previously unranked conference opponents, are expected to rebound tonight with a victory over Washington State, a 45 1/2 -point underdog at the Coliseum.
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October 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein
The NCAA released national Graduation Success Rates on Thursday for athletes who entered school from 2003 to 2006, and USC's football program had a 53% graduation rate, which ranked 11th in the Pac-12 Conference. Dr. Magdi El Shahawy, a senior associate athletic director who oversees USC's Student-Athlete Academic Services, told the school's website that many of the players who were NFL draft picks during that time left school before completing their degrees. Some have returned to finish their degrees, he said.
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October 23, 2013 | By Gary Klein
As USC prepares for Utah, Trojans offensive linemen are working this week to eliminate the kind of holding penalties that plagued the team in its 14-10 loss at Notre Dame. USC was penalized 11 times for 95 yards, including four holding penalties by offensive linemen. "Our coaches have really emphasized keeping our hands inside," said center Marcus Martin, who did not commit an infraction. "We're working on becoming fundamental offensive line technicians. " Quarterback Cody Kessler said he does not criticize linemen in the huddle for committing penalties.
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