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Orange County Register Sep 20, 2017
Steadied by Sam Darnold, USC increasingly no stranger to second-half comebacks

Steadied by Sam Darnold, USC increasingly no stranger to second-half comebacks

LOS ANGELES — It has been a recent phenomenon. In three of USC’s past four victories, stretching to last January’s Rose Bowl win, its offense has been forced to overcome late deficits. Against Penn State? The Trojans trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter. In this season’s opener against Western Michigan? They fell behind […]
Orange County Register Sep 18, 2017
Orange County’s girls tennis athletes of the week: University’s Sasha Iraniha, Kayla Agustin

Orange County’s girls tennis athletes of the week: University’s Sasha Iraniha, Kayla Agustin

The Register’s girls tennis athletes of the week for Monday, Sept. 19. SASHA IRANIHA & KAYLA AGUSTIN UNIVERSITY The senior captains swept at No. 1 doubles to help the Trojans push Campbell Hall of North Hollywood, ranked No. 1 in CIF-SS Division 1. Campbell Hall won on games, 81-80, after the teams were tied in […]
Orange County Register Sep 18, 2017
USC’s defense withstands rash of injuries in win over Texas, but road tests await

USC’s defense withstands rash of injuries in win over Texas, but road tests await

USC pulled off the victory over the Texas Longhorns in overtime on Saturday but the Trojans had their share of injuries throughout the game
Orange County Register Sep 17, 2017
USC escapes despite coaching miscues

USC escapes despite coaching miscues

There are times you can argue a mannequin standing on a sideline would do less damage than a coach. Especially at USC. It's the best possible answer to explain how an elite Trojans team could be pushed to the limit by a Texas team forced to start a true freshman backup quarterback Saturday at the Coliseum.
Los Angeles Times Sep 17, 2017

USC linebacker Porter Gustin's return from toe surgery is short-lived

Porter Gustin tore off the left edge of USC’s defense late in the first half on Saturday, blew past his blocker and crunched Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Then he lined up for second down and did it again — another sack. He nearly did it a third time in a row on third down, but a teammate beat...
Orange County Register Sep 16, 2017
University finds a way past Calvary Chapel

University finds a way past Calvary Chapel

IRVINE – University was missing six injured starters, including junior quarterback Thomas Keeling, for Friday night’s nonleague game with Calvary Chapel at University High. So Coach Mark Cunningham had to adjust his lineup to come up with a winning combination. The Trojans, with senior Tristan Lucas leading the way at quarterback, defeated Calvary Chapel, 43-14. […]
Los Angeles Times Sep 15, 2017

How USC and Texas match up in a rematch of the 2006 Rose Bowl Game

No. 4 USC (2-0) vs. Texas (1-1) Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Coliseum. TV: Fox. Radio: 710 Marquee matchup USC running backs Ronald Jones II and Stephen Carr against Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson: Jones and Carr have been perhaps college football’s best running back duo. They’ve been difficult to tackle:...
Los Angeles Times Sep 15, 2017

USC looking to stick with reclaimed smash-mouth style against Texas

USC reprised a classic late in the third quarter of its opener two weeks ago. With two men in the backfield, the Trojans’ center and right guard pulled to the left side, forming the core of a phalanx of blockers. The running back swept in behind them. USC was essentially running John McKay’s offensive...
Orange County Register Sep 14, 2017
How Deontay Burnett developed into USC’s No. 1 receiver

How Deontay Burnett developed into USC’s No. 1 receiver

After a steady stream of four- and five-star recruits starred for the Trojans, the former Serra High standout who drew less interest because of his size has become Sam Darnold's go-to target.
Los Angeles Times Sep 14, 2017

Nearly passed over by USC, Uchenna Nwosu is now one of the Trojans' most disruptive defenders

Robert Gill was coaching Harbor City Narbonne High’s linebackers in 2012, a side gig while he also worked in maintenance services at USC.Gill has worked at USC for more than three decades now. Work long enough on campus, he said, and a man gets to know people. People like then-interim coach Ed...
Orange County Register Sep 14, 2017
Girls tennis preview: Top five Orange County teams to watch in 2017

Girls tennis preview: Top five Orange County teams to watch in 2017

The Register’s Orange County girls tennis preview: TOP FIVE TEAMS TO WATCH 1.Corona del Mar: Loaded Sea Kings return co-player of the year Danielle Willson and added standout transfers Annika Bassey and Kristina Evloeva. 2. University: The Trojans, Division 1 semifinalists in 2016, recently edged Dana Hills on a tiebreaker after the teams tied sets, […]
Los Angeles Times Sep 13, 2017

Injuries to Porter Gustin, Marlon Tuipulotu and John Houston Jr. hobble USC's defense as it prepares for Texas

USC could be without multiple starters on its defensive front seven this week as it prepares to face Texas’ high-octane offense. Linebacker Porter Gustin and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu are both doubtful to play on Saturday, and linebacker John Houston Jr. has been held from practice this...
Los Angeles Times Sep 13, 2017

USC-Texas revisited: LenDale White and what happened after fourth-and-two

Today: Trojans running back LenDale White, the final installment in a four-part series revisiting the 2006 Rose Bowl game between USC and Texas. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. LenDale White rips open a pack of cheap cigars, packs in some green leaves and rolls a blunt. Marijuana is legal in Colorado,...
Los Angeles Times Sep 11, 2017

Stephen Carr is creating a good problem for USC: competition at running back

USC running back Stephen Carr says he is built for the open field. He calls it his “specialty.”After USC’s win over Stanford on Saturday, when he found the open field often, he described what he thinks about when he is one-on-one with a defender:"Let's see what this highlight's gonna be like.” ...
Los Angeles Times Sep 11, 2017

USC to shut down tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe because of a leg injury

When USC coach Clay Helton spoke with tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe recently, they did not talk about Imatorbhebhe returning quickly to the field from a leg injury. Instead they discussed a topic that does not foretell a particularly speedy recovery. They talked about linebacker John Houston Jr....

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