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Cody Kessler Leads "The Pac" For The 2015 Heisman Trophy

The Las Vegas Insiders have spoken, and redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler returns to campus as the leading candidate to win the 2015 Heisman Trophy, among eligible Pac-12 players. Following a record-breaking campaign, throwing for 39 touchdowns to just five interceptions with a nearly 70-percent, Kessler has emerged as one of the best players in the Pac-12 heading into this upcoming season. We talk about Heisman moments a great deal, and Kessler could have his crack at the national spotlight with an enhanced Pac-12 schedule featuring flex games against Washington and Oregon, the...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 30, 2015

USC Drops Heartbreaker to Colorado, 98-94 in 3OT

Katin Reinhardt dropped a career-high 35 points, including nine three-pointers, but Askia Booker one-upped him with 43. Los Angeles native Askia Booker had quite the homecoming on Thursday night at the Galen Center in quite an amazing college basketball game. The senior point guard scored 43 points, as his Colorado Buffaloes outlasted the USC Trojans 98-94 in triple overtime. Booker one-upped his fellow LA native Katin Reinhardt, who led USC with a career-high 35 points, but fouled out in the third overtime. Down by three points with 10 seconds left after a clutch jumper by Booker, USC went...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 29, 2015

The USC Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX

USC will be plastered all over the Super Bowl when the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots. There are 16 former Trojan coaches, players and graduate assistants on the Seahawks roster and staff. While no Patriots rock the Cardinal and Gold, there is plenty of USC blood to go around from the defending Super Bowl Champions. USC Seahawks In The Super Bowl Mike Morgan, Linebacker 2006-10 Malcolm Smith, Linebacker 2007-10 Anthony McCoy (injured reserve), Tight End 2006-09 Dion Bailey (on practice squad), Linebacker and Safety 2010-13 Allen Bradford (on practice squad), Tailback...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 29, 2015

USC Basketball Hosts Colorado and #11 Utah

The Trojans have lost four straight, but are playing better basketball as of late. In their road trip to Utah and Colorado, USC was outscored by a combined 45 points. As much as USC basketball fans may hate to hear it, the team is showing signs of progress despite a four-game losing streak. The problem, however, is that those signs aren't translating into wins...yet. After falling to both Oregon schools last week on the road by a combined margin of 12 points, the USC Trojans (9-10, 1-6 Pac-12) return home to host the Colorado Buffaloes (10-9, 3-4) and No. 11 Utah Utes (16-3, 6-1) on...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 29, 2015

National Signing Day Stream 2015: USC's Full Recruiting Class

The USC Trojans can now recruit an entire crop of talent, and are steadily climbing up the rankings on national recruiting websites. Check out all the latest recruiting news heading into what should be a loaded National Signing Day. Five star linebacker Osa Masina is the latest elite prospect to commit to USC. After watching his highlights, Masina is probably my favorite prospect thus far. His combination of size (6'3", 230 pounds) and speed is the first thing that stands out, but his natural feel for the game is so fun to watch. Osa Masina is very physical and isn't afraid of...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 28, 2015

Frostee Rucker says USC in the Key & Peele Super Bowl Show

Five Pac-12 players made guest appearances in the Key & Peele Super Bowl show, including USC's own Frostee Rucker. The Arizona Cardinals defensive end played the role marvelously, adding to an already humorous skit. Check out Frostee Rucker in the East West Bowl 3 over on Comedy Central.
Conquest Chronicles Jan 28, 2015

How Hayes Pullard Projects To The NFL

Hayes Pullard was damn good in his time with the Trojans, but the NFL will give him a new kind of challenge. Hayes Pullard has been a consistent defensive force for the USC Trojans during the past four years. But while his leadership and steady role on the defense was invaluable to USC through numerous coaching changes, his transition to the NFL will present a new type of adversity he probably has never faced before. No longer will he be able to hold his own on the field purely due to a combination of strength and athleticism. He'll have to play more man coverage and probably almost...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 27, 2015

USC School of Cinematic Arts Alums Are Finalists In Doritos Commercial Contest

Two alumni groups from USC's School of Cinematic Arts are finalists in Doritos' "Crash the Super Bowl" contest, which has been pared down to 10 finalists for a premiere spot on Super Bowl XLIX this weekend. The first commercial, Middle Seat, which was crafted by USC graduates Scott Zabielski, Genevieve Younce Zabielski, Chris McKinley, Andrew Huebscher, Jason Cochard, and Shelley LaRue, depicts one man's quest to keep the middle seat in his airplane aisle empty. In the other finalist, Lemonade Stand, created by Dave Horowitz, who is also known for his work on Inception and Pirates of the...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 27, 2015

Salesian High School DT Kevin Scott Taking USC Official Visit

The Trojans are still in the running for the local product. Three-star defensive end Kevin Scott will be taking an official visit on Tuesday. The Bishop Mora Salesian High School product, who once was rumored about enrolling as a blue shirt, has placed the USC Trojans back into the discussion for his services in the 2015 recruiting class. My Top 5 #Miami #olemiss #purdue #SDSU #USC pic.twitter.com/uIQJhaAwTa — BIG KEV (@55_kev) January 27, 2015 The USC Trojans offered Scott very late in the process, January 19th to be exact, and welcomed the defensive end to campus for an...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 24, 2015

USC Goes Cold Down The Stretch, Falls to Beavers, 59-55

Oregon State held the Trojans to just 10 points over the final 12-plus minutes and held on for the win at home. USC scored just 10 points over the final 12:25 of the game and the Oregon State Beavers held on for a 59-55 win over the Trojans on Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. It is the fourth straight loss for the Trojans (9-10 overall, 1-6 Pac-12), while the surprising Beavers under first-year head coach Wayne Tinkle improved to 14-5 and 5-2. They are a perfect 12-0 at home. On a day when they honored his father for a 58-point performance against USC in 1990, Gary Payton...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 24, 2015

Adoree Jackson Named Breakout Player To Watch For 2015

Jackson embodies the multi-purpose athlete for USC Trojan Athletics. This electric two-way standout could be in for an even more impactful 2015 season. After starting every game at cornerback last season and catching three touchdowns on offense, Adoree' Jackson showcased a brief glimpse into what can transpire when the five-star athlete was making plays on the field. What everyone is salivating over is the talent Jackson has, and the impending growth that will take place after another offseason under head coach Steve Sarkisian. After emerging into one of the top cover corners in the Pac-12...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 23, 2015

Osa Masina Might Be Best Trojan Linebacker in Recent Memory

Osa Masina's combination of athleticism, physicality, and instincts gives the Trojans a luxury they haven't had in awhile--and may change their entire defense. Five star linebacker Osa Masina is the latest elite prospect to commit to USC. After watching his highlights, Masina is probably my favorite prospect thus far. His combination of size (6'3", 230 pounds) and speed is the first thing that stands out, but his natural feel for the game is so fun to watch. Osa Masina is very physical and isn't afraid of contact, which is obviously important for a linebacker, but not just for the...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 23, 2015

USC Lands Five-Star Linebacker Osa Masina

Five-star linebacker Osa Masina selected the USC bucket hat on Friday, formally announcing his commitment to the USC Trojans in front of family, friends and reporters at Brighton High School's winter assembly. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Masina is considered the 35th-best prospect in the country by the 247Sports Composite and one of the most athletic linebackers in the country. USC now has eight players in the Scout Top-100, the most of any school in the Pac-12, and 13 four-star prospects on the board. Masina expressed plenty of Trojan love this morning at this announcement when the...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 23, 2015

USC Falls Behind Early, Loses 75-67 at Oregon

The Trojans fell behind 16-2 in the first four minutes, battled back to tie it at 61 with 5:40 to go, but Oregon pulled away late. The USC Trojans won the final 35:34 over the Oregon Ducks 65-59. Unfortunately for them, however, they fell behind 16-2 early and Oregon held on for a 75-67 victory on Thursday night in Eugene. USC did tie the game briefly at 61-61 with 5:40 to go, but they didn't score again for nearly five minutes and never led all night. Joseph Young led all scorers with 19 points for the Ducks, despite shooting just 6-of-20 and 3-of-12 from three-point range. Jordan Bell...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 22, 2015

USC Basketball Travels to Face Oregon Schools This Week

The Trojans are looking for their first road win in conference play and their first win over Oregon since 2009. They are coming off a 1-2 home stand. This week, the USC Trojans men's basketball team (9-8, 1-4 Pac-12) will play its first road games in nearly three weeks, as they travel to face the Oregon Ducks (12-6, 2-3) and the Oregon State Beavers (12-5, 3-2) on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. PST and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. PST. The Trojans are coming off a three-game home stand in which they defeated California (71-57), before losing to Stanford (78-76) and UCLA (83-66). Aside from the second half...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 22, 2015

Senior Bowl 2015: Josh Shaw Makes His Case For The NFL

Shaw is currently projected a third-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com
Conquest Chronicles Jan 21, 2015

Rahshead Johnson Will Reportedly Transfer

True freshman wide receiver/cornerback Rahshead Johnson plans on transferring from the University of Southern California, Adam Maya of TrojanSports.com reported on Tuesday. Johnson did not play in a game last season as the four-star wide receiver redshirted this past season. Rahshead Johnson confirmed that he is transferring from #USC. The freshman played receiver & cornerback while redshirting this past season. — Adam Maya (@AdamJMaya) January 21, 2015 The Compton, California native began Fall practice as a two-way player hoping to crack into the lineup, much like the way John...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 20, 2015

Chuma Edoga Can Be As Good As He Wants

Chuma Edoga has the potential to be the one of the next USC offensive line first rounder if he can prove he has the technique necessary for the next level. As of last week, five-star offensive tackle Chuma Edoga has officially begun his USC career with his first semester of classes. While he may not see much playing time in his first season with the Trojans, his high school tape from McEachern HS in Georgia is quite impressive, and he will almost definitely be a mainstay of the USC offensive line in the near future. From watching his highlight tape, Edoga is a good-lookin' prospect who...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 20, 2015

Former USC DL Armond Armstead Settles Part of Toradol Lawsuit

Former Trojan settles with pharmaceutical company for $20,000. This comes for the City News Service wire services: Former USC defensive end Armond Armstead, who filed a lawsuit alleging team doctors gave him painkillers that caused a heart attack and damaged his potential as an NFL player, tentatively settled the part of his case against a pharmaceutical company for $20,000. Armstead, 24, sued USC in August 2012, alleging that Dr. James Tibone and other USC doctors irresponsibly treated him while he played for the Trojans, requiring him to take Toradol several times without informing him...
Conquest Chronicles Jan 19, 2015

Leonard Williams Opens As Top NFL Draft Prospect

Daniel Jeremiah thinks very highly of this Trojan stalwart. Leonard Williams, USC's most heralded draft prospect since Reggie Bush, has been ranked the No. 1 prospect in the 2015 draft class according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com. While this board is not a Mock Draft polling prospective NFL General Managers, Jeremiah is strictly judging these players based off his own evaluations. Topping the list of talented player is Leonard Williams, the two-time All-American who had 80 tackles this season, 9.5 for losses, with a team-high seven sacks. He also forced three fumbles, nabbed an...

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