5:09 AM EST, Sun December 04, 2016
Los Angeles Times 5 hours ago

Path to soccer title game came after USC players decided to take a knee

Despite all that Keidane McAlpine has accomplished with the USC women’s soccer team this season — winning 18 games and a spot in Sunday’s NCAA championship game for just the second time in school history — he says one of his proudest moments as a coach was a private one that took place in a locker...
Orange County Register 5 hours ago
Final: USC wins eighth in a row, beating BYU, 91-84

Final: USC wins eighth in a row, beating BYU, 91-84

LOS ANGELES — For the early part of the night, USC was in a funk. Facing BYU in the second game of the first ever Hoophall L.A. showcase at Staples Center, the Trojans began by missing 16 of their first 17 shot attempts. Frustration seeped in...
Los Angeles Times Dec 3, 2016

USC advances to College Cup final with 1-0 win over Georgetown

Katie Johnson’s goal in the 60th minute Friday gave the USC women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Georgetown and put the Trojans in the College Cup final for the second time. USC (18-4-2) will face West Virginia on Sunday at Avaya Stadium. The Mountaineers defeated North Carolina, 1-0, in the...
Los Angeles Times Dec 3, 2016

USC to the Rose Bowl? Examining how Colorado's loss affects Trojans' chances

In the waning seconds of USC's 21-17 win over Colorado earlier this season, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made a crucial third-down reception and had nothing ahead of him but the end zone. He could've walked in for the score. Instead, he took a knee at the 14-yard line. It was the right decision,...
Los Angeles Times Dec 2, 2016

USC gets its third big test of season with a big hole in its lineup

USC has spent the last two days of practice confronting an uncomfortable reality. The Trojans’ best offensive player, forward Bennie Boatwright, is expected to miss six weeks because of a sprained knee ligament. But Coach Andy Enfield said he hasn’t agonized over how USC (7-0) will fill Boatwright’s...
USC women's soccer team edges Georgetown to reach NCAA title match

USC women's soccer team edges Georgetown to reach NCAA title match

SAN JOSE – Seventh-ranked USC defeated No. 5 Georgetown, 1-0, on a goal by senior Katie Johnson in the 60th minute of their NCAA semifinal on Friday night to advance to the NCAA Women’s College Cup final. The Trojans (18-4-2), who won the...
Down Under brothers look to put USC water polo back on top

Down Under brothers look to put USC water polo back on top

LOS ANGELES – With a 9-6 victory over UCLA in the MPSF tournament championship game last month, USC’s men’s water polo team ensured its return to a familiar setting. The Trojans earned an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, their 12th...
USC basketball team looks to pick up slack for injured Bennie Boatwright

USC basketball team looks to pick up slack for injured Bennie Boatwright

LOS ANGELES – Earlier this week, USC improved on its best start in 16 years with a win at San Diego. “A win’s a win,” junior guard Jordan McLaughlin said. “You want to win as many as you can. It was a good win for us overall.” But the...
Los Angeles Times Dec 1, 2016

USC's Bennie Boatwright to miss six weeks with sprained knee

A few minutes after USC forward Bennie Boatwright injured his left knee against San Diego on Wednesday evening, he tried to lift himself off the trainer’s table. He sat up, then gingerly tried to stand upright. When his left leg reached the floor, he recoiled, and quickly lay back down. The injury...
USC's Bennie Boatwright expected to miss six weeks with knee sprain

USC's Bennie Boatwright expected to miss six weeks with knee sprain

USC forward Bennie Boatwright was diagnosed Thursday with a Grade II sprain in the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, a school spokesman said. Boatwright underwent an MRI earlier in the day. He is expected to miss six weeks, a timetable...

Leventhal Stat of the Week - End of Regular Season

USC's 45-27 victory over Notre Dame was the latest of eight straight wins for the Trojans, marking the longest win streak for USC since the 2008-09 seasons.USC's last loss came on Sept. 23 at Utah, in freshman QB Sam Darnold's...

Finally Time for the Final Four

Tomorrow, USC women's soccer faces fellow two-seed Georgetown in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.It's been a long road for the Trojans, who lost their first two games before setting a school record with seven straight shutout wins and...

USC backup QB Browne says he's leaving Trojans

USC backup QB Browne says he's leaving Trojans

Final: Chimezie Metu's 19 points lead undefeated USC past San Diego, 76-55

SAN DIEGO – Chimezie Metu had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Elijah Stewart had 15 points to lead undefeated USC to a 76-55 victory over San Diego on Wednesday night. De’Anthony Melton added 14 points for the Trojans (7-0), who led the whole way...
Los Angeles Times Dec 1, 2016

USC defeats San Diego but loses Bennie Boatwright to injury

Chimezie Metu had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Elijah Stewart had 15 points to lead undefeated USC to a 76-55 victory against San Diego on Wednesday night.  De'Anthony Melton added 14 points for the Trojans (7-0), who led the whole way in beating the Toreros (2-5) for the second straight season. ...

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