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USC vs. Utah: Game time, TV schedule, radio, odds and more

USC vs. Utah: Game time, TV schedule, radio, odds and more

The winner of this game will have a firm hold on the Pac-12 Standings. The USC Trojans enter a hostile environment as a program desperate for a top 25 win to legitimize themselves as the top team in the loaded Pac-12 South standings. In a battle of two of the Pac-12's best rushers, Buck Allen and Devontae Booker, the running attacks will be largely featured on Saturday night. Expect the MUSS to be fully loaded, and the Trojans' road mentality will have to be focused and determined to play well right from the start. USC has some impressive road wins already, beating both Stanford and...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 24, 2014

USC Hoops Hosting Potential 'Program Changer' Brandon Sampson

Consensus four-star SG is taking official visit. The USC men's basketball team will have its second scrimmage of the preseason practice schedule on Saturday morning. Watching that scrimmage will be consensus four-star recruit Brandon Sampson, who is in town this weekend for an official visit. Sampson is a Class of 2015 shooting guard that is the top recruit in the state of Louisiana. He recently visited St. John's for an official and has also taken official visits to Cal and hometown LSU. UCLA is also in the mix. Similar to USC sophomore Julian Jacobs, the 6'4", 180-pound wing is the type...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 24, 2014

Five Reasons USC Will Lose at Utah

The Trojans are heading into a very tough game and atmosphere. The No. 20 USC Trojans head on the road for potentially their toughest game of the season, traveling to Salt Lake City to take on No. 19 Utah -- another of the five ranked Pac-12 South teams. Here are five reasons why the Trojans will be heading back to Los Angeles with their heads hanging: MUSS Field Advantage USC has traveled to Salt Lake City just once in the last 97 years. Rice-Eccles Stadium will be the most hostile environment the Trojans will play in this season. The MUSS, Utah's student section, will have the stadium...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 23, 2014

What to Watch This Weekend: College Football TV Schedule

Other than USC/Utah, here's what you should be checking out. Don't miss a thing in college football this weekend. With the Trojans out of town, you should be glued to your TV set all day. Here's the best games to catch on Thursday, Friday and each of the main Saturday time slots: Thursday night: Miami at Virginia Tech No Thursday night Pac-12 game this week, so normally, I'd tell you to watch East Carolina because it's unlikely you have and they have some talent, but unfortunately they are going to dominate a UConn program that still hasn't recovered since Randy Edsall left. Remember when...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 23, 2014

Top 2015 DL Prospect Expected to Enroll Early; USC in Mix

Could Trojans pull Hawaii prospect in early? Last night on Twitter, four-star defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule announced that he would be graduating from high school this December so that he would be ready for early enrollment. Excited to announce that I'll be graduating in December for early enrollment in college! #Blessed — Canton Kaumatule (@CantonKaumatule) October 23, 2014 USC has been looking at defensive line prospects since the Trojans will be especially thin in two years after the current crop of trench beasts -- Leonard Williams, Antwaun Woods, Greg Townsend Jr., Delvon...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 23, 2014
USC Hoops: Men Picked to Finish 10th in Pac-12

USC Hoops: Men Picked to Finish 10th in Pac-12

The USC men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 Conference, according to a poll of media members who cover the conference. The Trojans return only two starters -- both sophomores -- and have a team that features no seniors. To say the team is young would be a ginormous understatement. The team's captains are both sophomores, including Charlotte transfer Darion Clark. USC lost its top four scorers from last season after leading scorer Byron Wesley transferred to Gonzaga for his final year of eligibility. The Trojans also lost four seniors that combined to score 32.2...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 23, 2014

Wednesday Practice Report: Pullard Back, WRs Banged Up

Head coach Steve Sarkisian was very pleased with the USC Trojans' effort after Wednesday's practice. "I was really pleased with our energy that our guys brought today," Sarkisian said after practice. "They practiced really hard today." That's a great sign for the Trojans as they get prepped for a tough road trip to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Utes. "We have some natural leaders in that department that kind of set the tone for the way they practice -- Nelson Agholor, JuJu Smith, Buck Allen, Leonard Williams practiced his tail off, J.R. Tavai -- all those guys," Sarkisian said. "I...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 22, 2014

USC Women's Basketball Pac-12 Media Day

The season has finally begun for head coach Cynthia Cooper.
Conquest Chronicles Oct 22, 2014

Steve Sarkisian Talks About His CFL Experience

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was on the Seth Davis' Show on Campus Insiders and in this Bonus Cut clip, Sarkisian talked about his experience in the Canadian Football League. Sarkisian also talked about his decision-making process and several of his big life decisions, including leaving baseball at USC to pursue football at the junior college level and then choosing to go to BYU, a Mormon college, even though he is Catholic.
Conquest Chronicles Oct 22, 2014

SB Nation's Easy Call Previews USC/Utah and Other Week 9 Matchups

SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein previews and picks the biggest matchups of Week 9, including the USC Trojans' trip to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Utes. Even better, he does it while dining on delicious smoked meats from New York City's Mile End Deli. Do they deliver to Los Angeles because now I'm hungry.
Conquest Chronicles Oct 22, 2014

Leonard Williams Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist

This could actually be the year USC wins the Lott IMPACT Trophy. USC's top defensive prospect, big No. 94 Leonard Williams, has been named one of the 20 quarterfinalists for one of the most prestigious defensive awards in college football, boasted in the honor of legendary Trojan Ronnie Lott. Leonard Williams is currently second on the team in tackles, amassing 45 total in the first seven games, recording 5 tackles for loss, a team-high 4.5 sacks, and one picture-perfect interception against Fresno State. Williams made his presence most felt against Arizona, earning Lott IMPACT Player of...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 22, 2014
Tuesday Injury Report: Adoree' Practices; Bowman, Pullard Sit

Tuesday Injury Report: Adoree' Practices; Bowman, Pullard Sit

Despite destroying Colorado 56-28 on Saturday, the USC Trojans still had worries entering this week's practice schedule -- injury worries. Several key players came out of the game nicked up even though the Trojans substituted heavily in the second half. One of the biggest concerns was acquiesced on Tuesday when freshman cornerback Adoree' Jackson practiced. Jackson did not play after the first couple of series of Saturday's game because he re-aggravated his hip flexor injury on the Trojans' opening kickoff return. The injury occurred when he tried to leap over a diving defender. "Coming...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 21, 2014

USC vs. Washington State Football: Game Time & TV Information Announced

1:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks. On Monday, the Pac-12 announced the game times and TV network information for next weekend's conference matchups on Saturday, November 1. The Trojans' road trip to Washington State wasn't selected by FOX or ESPN with the Stanford/Oregon, Arizona/UCLA and Utah/Arizona State games also on the slate. Instead, the USC Trojans will take on the Cougars in an afternoon battle at 1:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks. The 1:30 p.m. matchup will be helpful for the Trojans since temperatures are predicted to dip down to as low as 34 degrees at night, but there is expected...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 21, 2014

Vegas Not Impressed By Colorado Win; USC & Buck Allen Hold Steady

Despite resounding win, Vegas odds stay the same for USC. Despite USC's 56-28 easy win over Colorado on Saturday, Vegas was not necessarily impressed. The Trojans' odds to win the national championship stayed steady at 75/1. Following the Ducks throttling of rival Washington, Oregon rose from 14/1 to 15/2. UCLA won a tight game with Cal and saw its odds rise from 100/1 to 75/1 -- equal with USC. Despite controlling their own destiny in the Pac-12 South, the Arizona State Sun Devils still sit behind USC and UCLA in the national championship odds. They currently have 100/1 odds, along with...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 21, 2014
Block U Q/A Preview: Ute Fans Now Have Their Wish In Ranked Showdown

Block U Q/A Preview: Ute Fans Now Have Their Wish In Ranked Showdown

We would like to thanks Shane Roberts for sharing his worthwhile insight. 1. The quarterback position has been back and forth to say the least, but coach Wittingham is going with Travis Wilson from the start. Should USC expect both QB's to play and what can Wilson do well against this defense? I'd expect to see both quarterbacks in some capacity, but unless Utah's offense is inept, Kendal Thompson will be put in for situational plays. Wilson is a sneaky good dual threat QB, but his main skill is slinging it around the yard. If Wilson gets the support from his receiving corps, then he will...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 21, 2014

JuJu Smith Establishes Himself as USC's #2 Receiver

Smith is second on the team with 26 receptions and 350 yards. When was the last time USC had a true freshman wide receiver that made an immediate impact? The two names that come to mind: Robert Woods in 2010 and Marqise Lee in 2011. Both would have outstanding careers at USC as each broke several school records. Will JuJu Smith be the next to join the group? Seven games into his freshman season, Smith has already shown why he was one of the nation’s top recruits coming out of high school and he finally got his first collegiate touchdown on Saturday against Colorado. John "JuJu" Smith’s...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 21, 2014

USC vs. Utah 2014 Game Week Stream

Breaking down all the news and notes around the USC Trojans/Utah Utes' 2014 matchup. The No. 20 Trojans (5-2, 4-1) look to continue their strong start in the Pac-12 South and will try to stay perfect against Utah in Pac-12 Conference history. The No. 19 Utes (5-1, 2-1) are looking to push their way to the forefront of the Pac-12 South. The USC Trojans moved to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll following their 56-28 throttling of Colorado yesterday afternoon. The Oregon Ducks moved up to No. 7 after beating up on rival Washington and following the losses by Baylor and Notre Dame. Mississippi...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 20, 2014

Marcus Martin Could Earn 49ers Starting Center Spot

San Francisco is without its starting center. The San Francisco 49ers didn't just lose the game at Denver. They also lost their starting center, Daniel Kilgore. Kilgore was carted off the field with a lower left leg injury in the Niners' 42-17 loss in Denver and it was revealed Monday during head coach Jim Harbaugh's afternoon press conference that Kilgore will undergo surgery and be placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list. That revelation opens up the possibility of former USC Trojan center Marcus Martin taking over the position in Week 9 when the 49ers play the Rams November 2...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 20, 2014

Cody Kessler Named Pac-12 Player of the Week After Record Day

Junior quarterback set a USC record with seven touchdown passes. Cody Kessler earned his third career Pac-12 Player of the Week award when he was named the conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. The USC Trojans lit up Colorado for 56 points on eight touchdowns and the first seven of those came from the right arm of Kessler. The redshirt junior from Bakersfield, Calif. threw for 319 yards on 19-of-26 passing to go along with the seven touchdown throws despite not playing in the fourth quarter. Cody Kessler led the USC offense to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, hitting Nelson...
Conquest Chronicles Oct 20, 2014

Trojans Adjust On Offense While Outclassing The Buffs

A couple new play calls, a few great deep balls from Cody Kessler, and big turnovers from the defense put this game away early. This is what we expected, right? A multi-faceted offense that spreads the ball around and can attack from the ground or the air, and a defense that cleans up the rest while making some big plays of their own. Cody Kessler set the school record with seven touchdown passes, and that is very symbolic of the way USC’s day went as the Trojans routed Colorado 56-28 at the Coliseum Saturday. There isn’t much to complain about after a victory like that, so let’s go...

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