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2015 USC Football: The Latest and Greatest links from around the web forAugust 29, 2015

We search for the latest and greatest USC Trojans stories from around the web so that you don't have to. We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links. Tyler Brett writes that Greg Townsend Jr. is healthy and ready to step up for the defensive line. Shotgun Spratling at Scout continues his 30 Key Trojans series. With Tre Madden and Claude Pelon. The Ripsit Blog would like you to get to know Cody Kessler and the Women's volleyball team. WeAreSC has their eye on some Freshman who could make an impact this football season. The Daily Trojan reports on the Women's Soccer team looking to rebound...
Conquest Chronicles 18 hours ago

2015 USC Football: Greg Townsend Jr. Stepping Into Spotlight for USC Defense

Greg Townsend is healthy and set to have a great season. When Greg Townsend Jr. committed to the USC Trojans back in the class of 2011, he was a highly touted prep All-American defensive lineman with an impressive football heritage as the son of former NFL All-Pro Greg Townsend. But the fifth-year senior has yet to capitalize on that massive potential over the last four seasons, suffering a number of setbacks and injuries. Will 2015 finally be the year he steps into the spotlight for the Trojans? Looking back at Townsend's run at USC, you see a young man running into a series of unfortunate...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 28, 2015

2015 USC Football: The Latest and Greatest links from around the web for August 28, 2015

We search for the latest and greatest USC Trojans stories from around the web so that you don't have to. We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links. Fox Sports is reporting some potentially good news for walk-on Jake Olson. The Daily Trojan writes that Justin Davis and Tre Madden may have a great year. Scout is reporting that Velus Jones will visit SEC schools even though he's committed to USC. Reign of Troy is expecting great things from the linebackers. Women's soccer head coach Keidane McAlpine reviews the first two games of the season over at the Ripsit Blog.The Ripsit would also like...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 27, 2015

2015 USC Football: The Latest and Greatest links from around the web for August 27, 2015

We search for the latest and greatest USC Trojans stories from around the web so that you don't have to. Great news! We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links. Gary Paskwietz of WeAreSC.com shared the projected depth chart reminding us all just how nice it is to actually have depth. Paskwietz also examines some of the position battles as well. If you did not have the chance to catch practice on Wednesday, here is your opportunity to catch up. Reign of Troy shared their notes, as did the Ripsit Blog and WeAreSC.com. Scout is reporting that Coach Sark wants to get the run game back on track...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 26, 2015

Sarkisian is moving on: The Latest and Greatest USC links from around the web

We search for the latest and greatest USC Trojans stories from around the web so that you don't have to. Great news! We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links. Steve Sarkisian addressed the media regarding Salute to Troy and Cravens and Kessler added their thoughts as well. Part of Sark's punishment apparently involved up-downs. We are SC and Scout also provided their reactions to the apology as well. Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports has some bad news for those that want Sarkisian to be fired. The Spirit of Troy and the Stanford band exchanged barbs over twitter. Heather Dinich at ESPN predicts...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 26, 2015

USC Trojans in the NFL: Taylor Mays will reportedly sign with the Oakland Raiders

Ian Rapoport has sources saying USC Trojan alum Taylor Mays will sign with the Oakland Raiders Former USC stand-out safety and two-time All American Taylor Mays will sign with the Oakland Raiders according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Mays will once again be working with Ken Norton Jr. Safety Taylor Mays is headed to the #Raiders, source said. Back with Ken Norton, Jr. from his USC days.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 26, 2015 This will make three teams since March for Mays, who was released from the Minnesota Vikings in March, and then the Detroit Lions last week. Between the...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 25, 2015

Opinion:The Spirit of Troy Calls Out Stanford Band

Michael Mahan shares his opinion -- like many people he is not the biggest fan of the Stanford Band Year in and year out, the Stanford band has acted like one of the most classless institutions in all of college football. After all, not many marching bands have an entire section devoted to "controversies" on their Wikipedia page. But they are especially adept at finding new ways to demonstrate their apparent football-Napoleon complex every time they perform in the Coliseum. Their "irreverent" shtick rears its ugly head every other year to a full chorus of boos from Trojan fans, seemingly...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 25, 2015

Steve Sarkisian Addresses Media following Salute to Troy Events

Coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the media for the first time since the Salute to Troy event, Cody Kessler and Su'a Cravens also addressed the media. Coach Sark, apologized to just about everyone he could think of from the media, to the University President to the donors and boosters as well as his children for his behavior that resulted from mixing alcohol with his medication. He said he is going to get treatment, and swore off alcohol for the season. He also cleared up some of the more exaggerated rumors about allegedly encouraging a culture of drinking among his players. Only coaches...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 25, 2015

2015 USC Football:The Latest and Greatest links from around the web for August 25, 2015

We search the web for the latest and greatest USC Trojans stories from around the web so that you don't have to. Great news! We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links. The fallout from Salute to Troy continues to roll in and it seems like everyone has something to say. Max Meyer of Reign of Troy thinks USC has a maturity problem. Dustin Jacobs of Reign of Troy went so far as to say that it is obvious to him that Sark's alcohol problems result from the pressures of the job. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times thinks Sark has "gone up in flames". Steve Bisheff of WeAreSC.com says the blame also...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 24, 2015

The sky is the limit for Cody Kessler in 2015

After breaking several school records in 2014, Kessler is a candidate for virtually every award and will look to become the third USC quarterback to win the Heisman. Cody Kessler had a good 2014 season. Cody Kessler had a fantastic 2014 season. If you look at the numbers he put up, you wonder how he didnt win any awards. He completed close to 70% of his passes and set school records in four categories and tied school records in two. Now with his favorite target Nelson Agholor gone to the NFL, can Kessler repeat his success from a year ago or possibly get even better? The answer with ease is...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 24, 2015

2015 USC Football:The Latest and Greatest links from around the web for August 24, 2015

We search the web for the latest and greatest USC Trojans stories from around the web so that you don't have to. Great news! We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links. The Associated Press Preseason Rankings came out and the Trojans are ranked 8th. CBS Sports shares five things you should know about the latest AP Poll and Reign of Troy points out that despite the 2012 debacle, the Preseason AP Poll has been a fairly decent indicator of where the Trojans will finish. Coach Sark has apologized for his behavior at Salute to Troy and Greg Katz of WeAreSC wonders if the apology will be...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 23, 2015

2015 preseason Associate Press Poll released: USC ranked 8th

Several Pac-12 teams found their way into the rankings with USC landing at number 8 right behind Oregon. We thankfully only have 1 more Saturday without college football until Christmas time. The Trojans' preseason rankings continue to fluctuate between a top 15 team to a playoff team and the preseason Associated Press Poll is no different with USC ranked right in the middle of that range at number 8. The Trojans are ahead of Notre Dame (11th), UCLA (13th), Arizona State (15th) Stanford (21st), and Arizona (22nd). Utah is near the top of the others receiving votes category. The AP poll...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 23, 2015

Andre De Grasse ties for bronze in the 100M Dash at the IAAF World Championships

Grasse tied for third with Baylor sophomore Trayvon Bromell after a photo finish could not separate the runners. USC Track and Field sprinter Andre De Grasse concluded his 2015 season by competing against the world's best sprinters in the 100M Dash final at the IAAF World Championships early this morning in Beijing. De Grasse, the Canadian and NCAA Champion in the 100M, qualified fourth for the final after running 9.96 in the semifinals, second to Usain Bolt. The Canadian star finished tied for third in the finals with Trayvon Bromell after a photo finish could not declare separation...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 22, 2015

2015 USC Football: The Latest and Greatest links from around the web

Here are some of the best USC Trojans links from around the web. Great news! We are expanding! . . . Now onto the news. The Daily Trojan writes that freshman will add noticeable and desperately needed depth to the defensive line. Do the Trojans have an escalating problem with losing out on elite quarterback recruits? Fansided suggests this might be the case. Our friends at Pacific Takes are very high on USC winning the Pac -12 South. Tyler Vaughns commitment to the Trojans bumped the whole class up in the 24/7 rankings. Fox Sports suggests that the Trojans do have the talent to make the...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 22, 2015

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Do you love USC sports? Want to help build a community on one of the best platforms on the web? Come join our team. Conquest Chronicles needs more voices to contribute to our community. It is my favorite time of year; football season is almost upon us. While I absolutely love college football, that also means things get very busy for us in the Fall. Conquest Chronicles is a community-driven site. We love writing about USC and are passionate about our school but there are just too many great things happening for us to cover it all. Maybe you are looking to start your career in digital...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 21, 2015

Five Star QB Tate Martell Commits To Texas A&M

The top ranked Dual Threat Quarterback in the 2017 class was deciding between the Trojans and Aggies. Just hours after Ricky Town announced he would be transferring from USC, the Trojans lost out on another top rated quarterback. Tate Martell, an incoming junior at Bishop Gorman High School (NV),  was deciding between USC and Texas A&M. On Wednesday morning, he announced his decision to join the Aggies via Twitter: I'm excited to announce that I'm committing to Texas A&M University. #GigEm pic.twitter.com/oA8Fhv5Yto — Tate Martell™ (@TheTateMartell) August 21, 2015 As a...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 20, 2015

USC FOOTBALL HISTORY: 100 Years Before Reggie Bush, There Were the Caley Brothers

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana For the first time in five years, USC will field a roster not decimated by sanctions in 2015. The fallout from the Reggie Bush-fueled NCAA witch hunt is all but gone, and the Trojans can finally get on with their collective football life. But as they move forward from sanctions, it's important not to forget their past. Otherwise they run the risk of repeating it, which is exactly what they've been doing for more than a century. While 2010's NCAA penalties were easily the worst ever imposed upon the...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 19, 2015

USC Football 2015: Tight End Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick will miss season

Cope-Fitzpatrick will miss another season of football because of academic issues. In case you have not heard enough stories about the USC Trojans' tight ends this offseason, here is one more. Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick will not play this season due to academic issues. Coach Sark has said he needs to focus on his academics. This is the second season he has missed due to academics. USC TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick will not play football this season to focus on academics, per @CoachSark. — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) August 19, 2015 Tight End Bryce Dixon is no longer with the team due to legal...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 19, 2015

2016 USC Trojan Recruiting: Blue-Chip Wide Receiver Tyler Vaughns commits to USC

Tyler Vaughns commits to the University of Southern California. Tyler Vaughns just announced that he has committed to #USC. https://t.co/QcPq78xmnS pic.twitter.com/NWNI3K4DxR— Chris Swanson (@ChrisPSwanson) August 19, 2015 2016 Blue-Chip wide receiver Tyler Vaughns announced his commitment to the USC Trojans. The Trojans had been the leader for quite some time so this is not entirely shocking but Vaughns had offers from several other schools. The Bishop Amat product had been considering SEC schools including Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in addition to the Trojans. Vaughns is a smooth...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 19, 2015

NCAA Football Player Safety: Former Cal Bears player discusses his experiences with injuries

One of Conquest Chronicles best contributors, Trajuan Briggs, shares his experiences dealing with injuries as a Division I college football player in light of the Bernard Hicks lawsuit against Cal. Four long quarters fill with 60 minutes. You put your body at risk every second you play. Every down you embark on could possibly be your last. Every hit you make or take can damage you mentally or physically. Despite the dangers, you only think one thing: Every stop or touchdown I make will get my team that closer to victory. This is the difference between being the Alpha dog or the puppy with...

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