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Conquest Chronicles 59 mins ago

USC Men's Hoops Defeats Boston College

The Trojans closed things out, it just wasn't pretty down the stretch. The USC Trojans are now 2-0 in true road games, running past a tough Boston College squad that battled for 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon. Led by an outstanding personal performance from Elijah Stewart, scoring 22 points of 10-of-11 shooting from the field, the young Trojans slithered through a last-second rally to defeat the Eagles. Boston College scored eight points in the span of 15 seconds, something that would make Reggie Miller be proud, but Katin Reinhardt nailed two free throws with 10.5 seconds left to secure...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 19, 2014

Issac Whitney Under The Radar Video Profile

USC's newest commit can make plays all over the field. Recruiting guru Tee Martin found himself an instant playmaker in Riverside City College WR Issac Whitney, who announced on Thursday that he will be attending the University of Southern California. Thanks to Under The Radar Sports Highlights, we get an inside look at Whitney's training sessions and college career. Whitney's recruitment moves USC's 2015 class, which can bring up to 24 players, to the No. 8 overall spot in the nation according to 247sports.com. On average, the Trojans' are landing some of the best recruits (18 and counting)...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 18, 2014

USC Football Banquet: Leonard Williams Named Trojan MVP

The banquet wrapped up a wild 2014 regular season campaign. Most Valuable Player: defensive end Leonard Williams Most Inspirational Player: tight end Randall Telfer Trojan Way Leadership Award: quarterback Cody Kessler Trojan Commitment Award: inside linebacker Hayes Pullard Linemen of the Year: center Max Tuerk (offense), defensive end Leonard Williams (defense) Perimeter Players of the Year: wide receiver Nelson Agholor (offense), safety-outside linebacker Su’a Cravens (defense) Special Teams Player of the Year: outside linebacker Quinton Powell Service Team Players of the Year:...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 17, 2014

Leonard Williams Deserves to Declare for the National Football League

Williams will follow his heart while making this crucial decision. Forget National Signing Day, the USC coaching staff has their biggest targets on the field right now. The largest prospect, is junior defensive end Leonard Williams, who will follow his heart before making a decision on his future. Leonard Williams is a smart man, evaluating all his options and see what's best for his future. But once Williams looks through some of the NFL Draft evaluations and recognizes what he already has in terms of an NFL frame, things will become clear. With @LWtrojan94 at No. 3 RT @ESPNCFB: Here's...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 16, 2014

Leonard Williams, Nelson Agholor and Su'a Cravens Named AP All-Americans

The Associated Press released their All-American teams and three of the most talented Trojans on the roster were honored amongst the nation's best. Among the list loaded with Pac-12 talent, some of USC's top potential draft picks (both this year and next) positioned themselves as some of the best players in the nation. Led by Second Team All-American Leonard Williams, USC's defense was well represented on the esteemed list. Williams was placed behind Malcolm Brown (Texas) and Danny Shelton (Washington), who were named First Team honors. Although keep in mind, Williams was honored as a...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 15, 2014

USC Women's Basketball Wins An Improbable Thriller, 101-99

The Women of Troy (7-2) needed every ounce of effort to win this highly-entertaining game. Seconds after one of the most dramatic games of the season for the Women of Troy, second-year head coach Cynthia Cooper said it best: "This one sure made me earn every dollar of my paycheck." Forced to overcome a 11-point second half deficit, after building double digit lead of their own mid-way through the first, the Women of Troy played their most inspired game of the season beating the Sacramento State Hornets, 101-99. That score really says it all, defense was highly optional on Sunday afternoon...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 13, 2014

Trojans Battle Semester Finals and Bowl Game Preparation

See how players are managing their time during a stressful week.
Conquest Chronicles Dec 12, 2014

USC Commit Clayton Johnson Recruiting Profile

Scout.com shares more on what makes Clayton Johnson so special
Conquest Chronicles Dec 10, 2014

The Best and Worst Pac-12 Bowl Game Swag Bags of 2014

Lots and lots of swag being handed out. Each year the NCAA allows each bowl game to award 125 players from each school up to $550 worth of gifts. Similar to the gift bags given out at award shows, players are given "swag bags" from the individual bowl games. But that doesn't mean that all swag bags are created equal. We decided to check into the Pac-12 teams that are headed to bowl games and see what exactly they'll be pulling from their free gift bag when they head to the pre-game festivities in cities such as San Diego, San Antonio, Las Vegas and El Paso. Below is a list of the best and...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 8, 2014

USC 3-Pointer: Trojans Outlast Utah State, 89-84

Three Trojans tied or set career highs in points. The USC Trojans missed six straight free throws down the stretch, but escaped with a victory over Utah State thanks to a season-high 89 points and career highs from Nikola Jovanovic, Jordan McLaughlin and Luis Gavrilovic. In a battle of big men, Utah State redshirt freshman forward David Collette was the real standout Sunday afternoon at the Galen Center. Collette made all eight of his first half shots on his way to a career-high 32 points (12 of 16) and 14 rebounds. But Jovanovic dropped 23 points and got the last laugh, knocking down a...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 7, 2014

USC Accepts Bid to 2014 Holiday Bowl

USC will square off against the Nebraksa Cornhuskers in the 2014 Holiday Bowl USC will play in the 2014 National University Holiday Bowl for the first time in program history. The Trojans will face the Big Ten's Nebraska Cornhuskers on December 27 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. USC was a rumored choice for the Holiday Bowl for some time based on proximity, national interest and the opportunity for a large traveling crowd. The Trojans finished 8-4 overall under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, and 6-3 in the Pac-12 South, tying for second place. In this year’s final College...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 7, 2014

2014 Holiday Bowl Preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers

The meeting between the two schools will be the fifth all-time but first bowl game. USC is 3-0-1 in those games. Nebraska Cornhuskers: (9-3, 5-3) It was just announced the USC Trojans will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the National University Holiday Bowl on December 27th in San Diego. This will be Nebraska’s fourth appearance in the Holiday Bowl and third since 2009. Talk about consistency, Nebraska has had at least nine wins in the past seven seasons, yet they made the shocking move and fired head coach Bo Pelini last Sunday. Season Overview: Nebraska’s 2014 season was simple:...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 7, 2014

USC Women's 5-Game Win Streak Snapped at Saint Mary's

Trojans shot just 32 percent from the field. The USC women's basketball team was ready for a little revenge against Saint Mary's after a 71-55 loss last season. The Women of Troy (5-2) were also looking to collect their sixth straight victory. But it wasn't meant to be for the Trojans. The Gaels (6-1) jumped out to an early lead and the Women of Troy shot poorly from the field all night, falling 64-58 at McKeon Pavilion Saturday evening. Saint Mary's pushed its lead to 10 points in the first half, but Courtney Jaco knocked down a 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds remaining to trim the...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 7, 2014

USC Basketball vs Utah State: What to Watch, TV Schedule, Odds and More

The Trojans (5-3) try to build on their winning streak with a non-conference game against the Utah State Aggies (3-3) on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The USC Trojans are off to a 5-3 start after winning three straight games, including a big road victory over New Mexico at The Pit and following it up with a strong double-digit victory over the international-flavored LMU Lions. Freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin put together his most complete game of his young career, scoring 18 points (6-for-10), dishing out seven assists, grabbing four rebounds and swiping three steals. USC will try to build on...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 7, 2014

USC Water Polo To Defend Dynasty Against UCLA

After defeating Stanford in OT, the Trojans will go for a seventh straight NCAA title today against a Bruins squad that has defeated them three times this year. Brace yourselves. Jovan Vavic is trying to cast some postseason magic again. Somehow, the USC men's water polo team found a way to yet again come up with the clutch goal at the biggest moment. Yesterday, in the NCAA national semifinals at UCSD, the Trojans went to sudden death overtime against the Stanford Cardinal. After a back-and-forth affair that remained tied going into the fourth quarter, Stanford knocked in a go-ahead goal...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 7, 2014

USC Back in the AP Poll Top 25

Trojans slide back into the rankings at No. 24. The USC Trojans are back in the AP Top 25 Poll, sitting at No. 24. After dominating Notre Dame last weekend, USC practiced Saturday and watched the final week of the regular season along with the championship games being played in some conferences as well. The Trojans jumped into the top 25 thanks to Oklahoma's overtime loss to rival Oklahoma State in the Bedlam game. No other ranked team fell out of the top 25 and USC's impressive victory last weekend proved to be enough to jump over Nebraska, who just fired Bo Pellini despite a solid 9-3...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 6, 2014

USC Hosts Official Visits This Weekend

Steve Sarkisian, Tee Martin and company will be tracking down some talented prospects at the John McKay Center. The Trojans are awaiting the final announcement of their bowl game selection, but one thing we know for certain is that many of the highest-rated recruits on USC's watch list are here on campus over the weekend. Many of the Trojans' top commits were playing last night in High School playoff games, but some key prospects were seen on USC's campus for official visits this weekend. Among the many players expected, five marquee prospects were seen this morning at football practice...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 5, 2014

Chris Clark, No. 1 TE Recruit, Decommits From Michigan, Plans Visit to USC

Can the Trojans bring in a player at a position of need? Five-star tight end Chris Clark announced on Twitter Tuesday he was decommitting from Michigan: pic.twitter.com/yRBv81Sosu — Chris Clark (@Clark8Chris) December 2, 2014 The announcement came shortly after head coach Brady Hoke’s dismissal, as well as an in-home visit from USC’s offensive coordinator Clay Helton and tight end coach Marques Tuiasosopo. Clark has also shared on Twitter that he’s not messing around and his choices have been narrowed down to five: So it doesn't get hectic wanna make it public only...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 4, 2014

Pair of USC Assistants Could Be Potential Head Coaching Targets

USC could see an offensive assistant and its defensive coordinator take head coaching jobs at nearby schools. The regular season has concluded in Troy, which means USC will await to see which bowl game it is headed to. However, head coach Steve Sarkisian may see a pair of assistants bolt for head coaching jobs before the season even comes to a conclusion. UNLV is looking for a new head coach after the Rebels and Bobby Hauck parted ways. A name that has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the job is USC receivers coach and passing game coordinator Tee Martin. Most remember Martin...
Conquest Chronicles Dec 4, 2014

Coach Orgeron Very Interested In Nebraska Coaching Position

Could Ed O be back on the coaching market after taking the year off? Ed Orgeron might just now be ready to leave his home in Louisiana and return as a Division-I coach. That destination may in fact be Nebraska, who just hired the once Trojan assistant coach Mike Riley as their newest head coach. The former USC interim head coach has said that he's waiting for the right opportunity to coach again, and by all reports, Ed Orgeron would be interested in joining Riley's staff over at Nebraska. Orgeron's name has been connected with some smaller jobs over the last year, but he has not emerged as...

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