April 15, 2014 |
Cody Kessler, who led USC to 10 victories last season, was named the Trojans' starting quarterback, Coach Steve Sarkisian announced Tuesday. Kessler, a fourth-year junior from Bakersfield, held off a challenge from redshirt freshman Max Browne. Kessler passed for 20 touchdowns, with seven interceptions, last season. He finished the season with four touchdown passes in the Trojans' 45-20 victory over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. USC opens the 2014 season against Fresno State on Aug. 30 at the Coliseum.
January 18, 2013
Re "USC curbs access to help safety," Jan. 16 Your article came across as highly critical of USC's decision to close the campus to outsiders from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., as it is an apparent inconvenience to the public wishing to transgress its borders at will. The university sits on private property and has a right to control access. It further has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for its students, faculty and staff. If the surrounding community is threatening, local leaders should clean up the neighborhood so that it would not be necessary to shut out nearby residents.
November 11, 2010
Only in Hollywood could a screenwriter mine the rather unsexy topics of water and land rights in Southern California during the early 20th century and come up with one of the most beguiling, beautiful and arresting films of all time. Robert Towne, who wrote the screenplay for "Chinatown," screens the 1974 classic, which won the Academy Award for original screenplay. After the film, Towne will be joined by California historian Kevin Starr, and Mark J. Harris and Ted Braun, USC cinematic arts professors, to discuss the film's resonance with our sense of Los Angeles.
December 24, 2010
USC next vs. Washington, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Galen Center ? The Trojans open Pacific 10 Conference play against the team favored to win the league. The Huskies are led by junior guard Isaiah Thomas (15.8 points a game). USC won both meetings last season, including beating the Huskies by 26 points at home. ?Baxter Holmes
March 4, 2011
USC next at Washington, Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net ? USC's Pacific 10 Conference season is bookended by Washington, which beat the Trojans, 73-67, in overtime in Los Angeles in December. The Huskies are 13-1 at home entering Thursday. ? Baxter Holmes
March 7, 2012 |
UCLA staggered through the first 20 minutes, managing to overtake USC, 22-21, by halftime. The Bruins are playing without center Josh Smith, who has not left the bench for unknown reasons. A report on television said that Smith has a concussion. A UCLA sports information department official said he was unaware of any injury, but also said he did not know why Smith did not play. On the court, the Bruins stumbled through what may have been their worst half of the season. UCLA's David Wear missed a dunk.
November 26, 2011 |
USC 50, UCLA 0 (13:56 left in fourth quarter) Before the start of the fourth quarter, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel collected his players in a circle on the field and appeared to issue a challenge. It didn't make any difference. USC scored three plays later on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley to Robert Woods, putting the Trojans within striking distance of their record 79-0 rout in the series' first-ever game in 1929. It was Barkley's sixth touchdown pass of the game, tying the school record he set earlier this season, and his 39th scoring pass of the season, breaking the Pac-12 Conference record.
November 20, 2012 |
Something has to give after an opponent finishes the half by hitting its final 11 shots, right? Well, only slightly. Illinois managed to overwhelm USC on Monday in nearly every department, winning, 94-64, at the Maui Invitational, handing the Trojans their first loss of the season. It was more points than USC allowed in any game last season. Brandon Paul led Illinois with 26 points, hitting six three-pointers, added six rebounds and two steals. For USC, Eric Wise had 13 points, J.T. Terrell 11 and Jio Fontan 10. USC reserve center Omar Oraby, who had a combined 21 points and 12 rebounds in the first two games, was limited to two points and one rebound in five minutes of action and did not play in the second half.
February 19, 2010 |
USC walked into Bank of America Arena as if it owned the joint Thursday, made itself comfortable, then bullied and bloodied the Washington Huskies before stealing a rare road win it nearly gave away. Mike Gerrity hit a clutch jumper with 15.2 seconds left to put USC up 65-61. Following a timeout, two Washington players missed desperation shots, and Dwight Lewis grabbed a key rebound and secured the 67-64 win with two free throws. For USC (16-9 overall, 8-5 in Pacific 10 Conference)
December 23, 2011
at California, Thursday, Haas Pavilion, 6 p.m. — The Golden Bears (10-2), picked in the preseason to finish No. 2 in the Pac-12 Conference, play at Nevada Las Vegas on Friday before facing USC. California has three players scoring in double figures, led by Allen Crabbe (16.1 points a game).