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Los Angeles Times Jul 2, 2017

USC basketball completes its best recruiting week in years with another major commitment

Kevin Porter Jr., one of the top-rated recruits at shooting guard in the West, announced on Sunday that he has committed to USC, marking the Trojans’ third major commitment in the last week. The commitment of Porter, who is from Seattle’s Rainier Beach High, completes USC’s best week of recruiting...

High Hopes For Sam And Cam

USC QB Sam Darnold and LB Cam Smith were named Sporting News Preseason First Team All-Americans today.Sporting News deemed redshirt sophomore Darnold the best QB in the nation after a rookie season during which he posted 3,086 yards and 31...

Bennie's Back

On April 27, USC forward Bennie Boatwright dropped a highlight video announcing he'd return for his junior season at Troy.Since then, excitement surrounding the program has gone up and up as more Trojans announced they'd stay in school as well.Despite...

Trojan Town: Deontay Burnett

Trojan wide receiver Deontay Burnett was born and raised in Compton, Calif., just over 10 miles from USC's campus.In the first episode of our "Trojan Town" series, he explains how his L.A. upbringing made him who he is today and...

Trojan Made: Daniel Imatorbhebhe

While the typical college student spends the summer relaxing, USC tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe explained that the Trojans are waking up for workouts at 4:45 a.m. with one common objective: to win....

Best And Brightest

Two of USC's most impressive recent alumni were named USC's recipients of the 2017 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal today.Click here for the full release!Each year, the Pac-12 bestows the Tom Hansen Medal on the male and female student-athlete...

Trojans At The Top

Based on the votes of their peers, four USC football alums earned a spot on NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2017 list this year.Cowboys LT Tyron Smith was the highest-ranked offensive lineman on the list, coming in at No....
Los Angeles Times Jun 27, 2017

Vegas is betting on USC's Sam Darnold to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy

Sam Darnold entered last college football season as an unknown backup quarterback at USC. This year will be a bit different. Not only is Darnold the Trojans’ unquestioned starter at the position, he is also a Heisman Trophy favorite. In fact, several Las Vegas books have Darnold as the Heisman...
Los Angeles Times Jun 27, 2017

USC emerged from the draft season a winner. Are Trojans a top-10 team?

While Bennie Boatwright was exploring the NBA draft, he worked out alone as he pondered his decision. The rest of the team didn’t see him for a while. One day, someone sent out a text to the team’s group chat before a weight-training session, seeking a head count. Who was coming? A few minutes...
Los Angeles Times Jun 27, 2017

USC passes NCAA's exams with high academic progress rates

While many USC athletes were sitting down for the last of their spring semester final exams Wednesday morning, the athletic department was receiving its own grade of sorts from the NCAA. This one the Trojans can hang on the fridge. USC’s football and men’s basketball teams each posted all-time...
Los Angeles Times Jun 27, 2017

USC chooses caution over preparation in a quiet spring game

The most taxing portion of Sam Darnold’s Saturday came not during USC’s spring game at the Coliseum, which was not much of a game at all. USC’s starting quarterback threw six passes, handed off a few times, then stood for the rest of the afternoon on the sideline with his helmet in his hand. The...

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