| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:28 AM
All four teenagers arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a USC graduate student will be charged with murder as adults despite two of them being minors, sources said.
Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old engineering student from China, was beaten with a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:47 PM
USC receiver Darreus Rogers made only one inquiry — and then he went to work.
Former coach Lane Kiffin declared in 2010 that no player would wear Nos. 1 or 43 until they demonstrated they were worthy of donning the numbers worn by All-American...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Leonard Williams saw the projections and heard the talk.
USC's junior defensive lineman is regarded as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft. One way-too-early prognostication had him going No. 1 overall.
Williams said Wednesday he has put the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The mother of the USC graduate student killed near campus last week could barely stand as relatives addressed reporters for the first time Thursday outside an Alhambra funeral home.
Jinhui Du, dressed in black and shaded by large sunglasses, kept crying...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Stafon Johnson, looking a little bigger than he did in his playing days as a standout running back at Dorsey High and USC, still knows how to twirl a football and show off his hand-eye coordination for his teenage pupils hoping to run and score touchdowns...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:53 PM
This week the New York Times ran an obituary of one of its own, Kenneth Noble. Noble closed his professional career as a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkeley. He had started that...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:20 PM
It did not approach Pete Carroll-era standards, but the crowd of fans that lined the sideline at USC's Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field for the start of training camp Monday hearkened to pre-NCAA sanction days.
USC, which ended four years of probation...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:08 PM
After a week of training camp practices, USC players will wake up Saturday to something relatively novel:
A day off from workouts.
It is the first of four scheduled off days for the Trojans before their Aug. 30 opener against Fresno State.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:07 PM
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian is keeping Adoree' Jackson busy.
During the Trojans' first three training-camp practices, Jackson played cornerback, wide receiver and also returned kicks.
On Thursday at the Coliseum, the freshman's workload increased when...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Four teenagers were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a USC graduate student, who law enforcement sources said may have tried to escape his attackers only to be assaulted again.
More details about Xinran Ji's death emerged as...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:01 PM
For decades, epidemiologists have recognized that the highest rates of schizophrenia occur in children born in the winter and spring, about nine months after flu season. This pattern led researchers to examine the role that viral infections might play...