November 9, 2012 |
Nightmares aren't wiped out in 40 minutes. But you have to start somewhere to ease, if not erase, the memory of a school-record, 26-loss season. The USC men's basketball team took that initial step in the opener against overmatched Coppin State, winning, 87-73, on Friday night at Galen Center. Center Omar Oraby and guards Byron Wesley and J.T. Terrell combined for 50 points for the Trojans, and the 7-foot-2 Oraby, a transfer from Rice, immediately showed his ability. He had 16 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.
September 7, 2013 |
USC's streak of 15 consecutive wins in home openers is over. Washington State defeated the Trojans, 10-7, at the Coliseum in what was also a Pac-12 Conference opener. USC was held to less than 10 points for only the fourth time in 143 games. The Trojans' final five possessions ended this way: Blocked field goal, missed field goal, failed fourth-down play, punt, interception. USC (1-1) wasted a 150-yard rushing performance by tailback Tre Madden, who carried 32 times.
February 18, 2010
USC tonight AT WASHINGTON When: 7:30. Where: Bank of America Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830/1260. Records: USC 15-9 overall, 7-5 in Pacific 10; Washington 17-8, 7-6. Update: The Trojans have won three straight, all at home, but now head to Seattle to face the Huskies, a team that is 16-1 at home. USC is 1-6 on the road, with the only win coming in Westwood against UCLA. The Huskies are led by Quincy Pondexter, who averages 20.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
November 6, 2011 |
Nick Holt wasn't trying to be flip or funny. Based on his experience, Washington's defensive coordinator was just calling it the way he saw it. "I'd rather play USC than Oregon, quite honestly," Holt told reporters on Saturday night after Oregon defeated the Huskies, 34-17. With the Huskies coming to the Coliseum on Saturday, Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian said, "we have to get right and get right fast. " Count on Sarkisian and Holt to have the Huskies prepared.
November 15, 2012 |
UCLA took a big stand this week … in private. Athletic department officials told USC that the drum major for its band could not stick his sword in the Rose Bowl turf. The news leaked and consequences will follow. --Gophers are no longer in danger of being impaled at the Rose Bowl one Saturday every other year. PETA applauds. Minnesota ends boycott, schedules game with UCLA. --Rose Bowl officials do not have to spend thousands of dollars to resod after USC game. Economy suffers.
October 30, 2012
Raising the flag USC is the most penalized team in major college football this season. The Trojans are being flagged nearly twice as often as last year's team and are at a pace that would threaten the wrong kind of school record. A look at USC's recent history of penalties: Year; Games; Penalties; Yards; PenPerG; YardsPG; Rank/Teams; Record; Coach 2000; 12; 113; 977; 9.4; 81.4; 106/114; 5-7; Paul Hackett 2001; 11; 74; 627; 6.7; 57.0; 46/115; 6-6; Pete Carroll 2002; 13; 91; 760; 7.0; 58.5; 61/117; 11-2; Carroll 2003; 13; 69; 634; 5.3; 48.8; 16/117; 12-1; Carroll 2004; 13; 72; 600; 5.6; 46.2; 27/117; 13-0; Carroll 2005; 13; 93; 827; 7.2; 63.6; 70/117; 12-1; Carroll 2006; 13; 81; 652; 6.2; 50.2; 81/119; 11-2; Carroll 2007; 13; 106; 967; 8.2; 74.4; 111/119; 11-2; Carroll 2008; 13; 103; 948; 7.9; 72.9; 114/119; 12-1; Carroll 2009; 13; 90; 798; 6.9; 61.4; 88/120; 9-4; Carroll 2010; 13; 92; 792; 7.1; 60.9; 98/120; 8-5; Lane Kiffin 2011; 12; 71; 600; 5.9; 50.0; 63/120; 10-2; Kiffin 2012; 8; 82; 677; 10.3; 84.6; 120/120; 6-2: Kiffin Source: NCAA website; USC.
February 6, 2013 |
USC announced that it had received national letters of intent from six players Wednesday. They are: Nico Falah, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman from Bellflower St. John Bosco High. Khaliel Rodgers, a 6-2, 215-pound offensive lineman from Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md. GRAPHIC: USC recruits Michael Hutchings, a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker from Concord De La Salle High. Quinton Powell, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker from Mainland High in Daytona Beach, Fla. Steven Mitchell, a 5-10, 180-pound receiver from Mission Hills Alemany High.
September 27, 2012
Would anyone have predicted that the UCLA and USC football teams would have identical 3-1 records after the first four games of the college football season? Join us for a Google+ hangout starting at 11:30 Pacific time when USC writer Gary Klein, UCLA writer Chris Foster and national football columnist Chris Dufresne have a roundtable discussion on the locla college football scene. Topics could include: Does USC have a chance to win the national title? Does Matt Barkley have any hope of winning the Heisman Trophy?
December 18, 2013 |
J.T. Terrell will be available Thursday when USC's basketball team plays Long Beach State, Coach Andy Enfield said Wednesday. The senior guard has missed the Trojans' last six games because he was academically ineligible. Enfield said that Terrell, who led the Trojans in scoring during the Pac-12 season last year, will be eligible the rest of his the season. Because Terrell has not been not practicing with the team, Enfield said it was unlikely he would be ready to play against Long Beach on Thursday.
April 27, 2014 |
For the first time since 2005, USC won a three-game series over UCLA this past weekend, sweeping the three games. It gives the Trojans (24-17, 12-9) a nine-game winning streak. Leading the way have been a group of former Southland high school standouts. Jake Hernandez, a Los Osos grad, leads the Trojans in hitting with a .367 batting average. Freshman Jeremy Martinez (Mater Dei) is at .324, and Loyola grad Kevin Swick is at .321. Kyle Davis, a sophomore from Garden Grove Pacifica, has become the standout closer.