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2015 Pac 12 Media Day: USC Highlights

Didn't have time to watch the entirety of Pac 12 Media Day? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We went ahead and compiled the best videos from Pac 12 Media Day. Fall camp starts soon, and it is almost football season. In the meantime, enjoy these highlights. Steve Sarkisian sits down with Matt Leinart and the PAC 12 Network team: (Video from the Pac 12 Network) Cody Kessler and Su'a Cravens speak with the PAC 12 Network crew: (Video from the Pac 12 Network) Coach Sark's press conference: (Video from Marin Media) Cody Kessler's press conference: (Video from Marin media) ...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 1, 2015

2015 USC Football: Trojans Will Hold Open Practices

With fall camp underway starting August 8th, the Trojans announced 12 practices will be open to the public. USC football fall camp will take place in little over a week; something Trojan fans have been patiently waiting for. The Trojans will take the field August 8th at 6:30p.m. USC will be holding some of their practices on campus and are inviting the public to come and support. Fans will be given the opportunity to watch the Men of Troy compete, and get ready for their season opener against Arkansas State. Fans this is the best chance to come out and see your beloved Trojans prepare,...
Conquest Chronicles Aug 1, 2015

USC Football: Join the SB Nation and Conquest Chronicles team

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. We are always looking for new voices and perspectives. 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 fan driven community that thrives on community participation. We love writing about USC and are passionate about our school but there are just too many great things...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 31, 2015

Pac-12 Media Day: Su'a Cravens wants to teach the young guns around him

Losing Pullard and Williams will be tough on a defense that ranked in the middle of the pack in 2014, but Cravens is confident that this year's group can be better. BURBANK- USC hybrid linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens remembers when he was mentored by Dion Bailey, Devon Kennard, and Marqise Lee when he arrived on USC's campus in 2012. Now, with the departures of co-captains Hayes Pullard and Leonard Williams, Cravens wants to become one of the vocal leaders on defense and help those around him. "Im taking on the leadership by not focusing on just my game, but also on those around me,...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 30, 2015

Pac-12 Media Day: David Shaw is happy that people have doubted his Stanford team

2014 was the first time since 2009 that Stanford had less than 10 wins but Kevin Hogan made a big move and decided to return for his senior season. BURBANK- Although Stanford had their first season with under 10 wins since 2009 last year, the Cardinal ended the season on a three-game winning streak and head coach David Shaw said they can take that momentum into the 2015 season, especially quarterback Kevin Hogan. "The way he (Hogan) ended the season last year was as well as any quarterback in the country," Shaw said. Hogan decided in mid-January to return for his fifth season. Stanford lost...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 30, 2015

Pac-12 Media Day: New quarterback for Jim Mora and his UCLA Bruins

The Bruins have beaten the Trojans three straight years but Brett Hundley heading to the NFL leaves a huge hole at quarterback. BURBANK- Brett Hundley is gone. A new quarterback will start for the Bruins in week one against Virginia but head coach Jim Mora says whoever it is, they will have an easier path than Brett Hundley had three years ago. "Whoever is taking snaps from Jake (Brendel) can depend on those around them more than Brett had three years ago," Mora said. UCLA is returning running back Paul Perkins, who rushed for 1,575 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 along with their...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 30, 2015

Pac-12 Media Day: Todd Graham has brought ASU back to a national contender

Arizona State is coming off of back-to-back 10 wins seasons for the first time since 1972-73. BURBANK- Arizona State head coach Todd Graham has transformed his Sun Devil football team into a national championship contender since taking over the job in 2012. At one point in 2014, the Sun Devils were in the top five in the polls but faltered down the stretch. However, they ended the season on a high note with a 36-31 victory over Duke in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Graham, entering his fourth season at the helm with a 28-12 record and two bowl victories, said that his 2015 team is the best one he...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 30, 2015

Pac-12 Media Day: Larry Scott says the Pac-12 has the toughest schedule in the nation

BURBANK- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott firmly believes that the Pac-12 conference is the best of the nation and that the 12 teams in the Pac-12 have the toughest road to the college football playoff championship game. Opening the 2015 Pac-12 Media Day at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Scott believes that the Pac-12 "is getting there" with regards to national recognition but still deserve more. "We remain the only conference in the nation to play nine conference games and a conference championship game," Scott said. In 2014, the Pac-12 tied a conference record with six bowl wins and led...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 29, 2015

Everything you need to know about Pac-12 Media Day

The annual event takes place on Thursday and Friday at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. We are getting close to the 2015 NCAA Football season. Before we get to fall camp, which begins in a couple of weeks, head coaches from each Pac-12 school along with two players from each team will speak at Pac-12 Media Day tomorrow and Friday at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Pac-12 Network will live broadcast the event both days beginning at 9 A.M. PT. USC Head Coach Steve Sarkisian, quarterback Cody Kessler, and linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens are scheduled to talk to press at 10:50...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 25, 2015

Junior Seau's Family Prevented from Speaking at Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

After finding out Seau will be inducted in the Class of 2015 Hall of Fame at the Super Bowl, his family has been denied the opportunity to give a speech on his behalf. Back in January, the NFL announced the Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. This year's class features memorable names, such as Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Will Shields, and the late Junior Seau. The 2015 class will be inducted in the Hall of Fame August 8th, and even though this is an exciting time in sports history, it's also a rough patch for a particular family. Like many that have been inducted in the Hall of Fame, one...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 21, 2015

USC Football to host Rice in 2022

It will be the fourth all-time meeting between the schools. USC Football announced this morning that they will host the Rice Owls on September 3rd, 2022 at the LA Coliseum. The schools last met on September 18, 1971 with the Trojans shutting out the Owls, 24-0. The Trojans have never played a team from the Conference USA. USC played Louisiana Tech in 1999, 14 years before the Bulldogs joined the Conference USA.
Conquest Chronicles Jul 20, 2015

Five years later: Sanctions against USC increased before they were handed down

USC is done talking about the NCAA sanctions, but Todd McNair's lawsuit brings out more unethical judgement by the NCAA. During June of 2010, the USC Football program was going through a change. The Trojans were coming off of a 9-4 season and Lane Kiffin was the new head coach after Pete Carroll left to take over as head coach for the Seattle Seahawks. Although there was a coaching change, expectations remained high even though a dark cloud hovered over Los Angeles, the NCAA. On the morning of June 10th, 2010, breaking news in sports as the NCAA hits USC with sanctions as a result of "lack...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 17, 2015

USC Football Recruiting: Trojans pursuing Jordan Parker, but should they?

The 4-star defensive back decommitted from UCLA yesterday, what does it mean for USC’s 2016 class? Jordan Parker, the 13th best cornerback in the country according to 247Sports composite rankings, came to his senses recently and decommitted from UCLA. The 4-star recruit announced his decision via twitter: pic.twitter.com/xw7fevVVbb — 4⃣ (@_2FOE) July 15, 2015 The decision to reopen the recruiting process doesn't preclude him from choosing UCLA in the future, but they're clearly no longer the favorite to land the Pittsburg High product. The news isn't exactly shocking given...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 16, 2015

USC Lands on 2016 Highly Recruited Receiver's Top Ten List

On Tuesday Dylan Crawford announced via Twitter USC is in his top ten schools. USC has made another top recruit list when it comes to choosing schools. On Tuesday, class of 2016 wide receiver Dylan "Kekoa" Crawford announced USC as one of his top ten 10 schools to take his talents to. Crawford already a California native (St. Francis HS), has the Trojans listed along with Miami, Tennessee, Michigan, Stanford, and other Pac-12 schools. Crawford is one of the best receivers in his 2016 class and has been a highlight reel in high school. Matching up against some heavy competition...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 16, 2015

USC Football 2015: Kessler named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch list

Senior Cody Kessler named to Wuerffel Trophy Watchlist Senior Cody Kessler named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch list. The Wuerffel Trophy is awarded "to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement." Kessler adds the Wuerffel Trophy watch list along with Maxwell Award watch list. In 2014, Kessler quietly put together a record-breaking season in his first year working with Coach Sark's offense. This season, Kessler already has the best odds of anyone in the Pac 12 to win the Heisman Trophy. Matt Barkley won the Wuerffel...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 15, 2015

USC Trojans name new assistant track and field coach

Adoree’ Jackson will have a new long jump coach Adoree' Jackson will have a new long jump coach. The Director of the Track and Field Program Caryl Smith Gilbert announced yesterday the hiring of Sheldon Blockburger. USC brings in Sheldon Blockburger to coach jumps and multi-events! Release: http://t.co/RplEwHBDQK pic.twitter.com/zo6w916z57 — @USC_Track_Field (@USC_Track_Field) July 14, 2015 Blockburger coached at Arizona for 10 seasons, and another 15 seasons at Cal Poly prior to that. Blockurger has coached 13 NCAA titles, 30 conference championships, and 54 All-Americans in his...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 15, 2015

Four Star 2016 DT to officially visit USC

Jordan Elliott announces Tuesday he will visit USC this fall. One of the best defensive tackles in the country and 4-star recruit Jordan Elliott announced yesterday that he would be taking an official visit to sunny California this fall. Elliott, reigning out of Houston Texas (Westside high school), has decided he will visit USC along with Alabama, Texas, LSU, and Michigan. Jordan Elliott tweeted USC as one of his five official visits Tuesday afternoon. Jordan committed to the University of Houston in May, saying that he wanted to be apart of building a program in his...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 15, 2015

Trojans in the Pros: Boxberger returns to Cincinnati as an All-Star

Boxberger warmed up in the bottom of the second of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game but did not enter the game. Tampa Bay Rays closer and USC alum Brad Boxberger returned to the place where his professional career began last night. Boxberger, a first-time All-Star, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds with 43rd pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. However, he never got to pitch at Great American Ball Park as he was one the pieces that the Reds sent to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Matt Latos during the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings. After two years with the Padres, Boxberger was again on the move, this...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 14, 2015

USC Football 2015: Adoree’ Jackson named to Thorpe Award Preseason Watch list

You can add Jackson’s name to another preseason award watch list, this time for best defensive back The sky-high expectations for Adoree' Jackson rose a little more as it was announced that he is one of 42 defensive backs in the nation to make the Jim Thorpe Award 2015 preseason watch list. The Thorpe Award is given to the nation's best defensive back. Jackson can also be found on the 2015 preseason watch lists for the Hornung Award, The Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Award. This is in addition to a fine track and field performance in the spring and a football all-American in...
Conquest Chronicles Jul 10, 2015

Trevon Sidney commits to USC

The Class of the 2016 becomes scarier for USC as they add another offensive weapon. The Trojans' 2016 recruiting class just becomes scarier and stronger by the commitment of Trevon Sidney. Today at The Opening Finals, Trevon Sidney committed to USC over Notre Dame, Tennessee, UCLA, Washington, and Wisconsin. The 5'10 160 pound athlete plays cornerback and receiver at Bishop Amat High School, but USC recruited him primarily as a receiver. Sidney will join a special group of receivers led by wide receivers coach Tee Martin. Sidney's speed, route running, and willingness to fight for the ball...

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