| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 11 USC:
What Steve Sarkisian is trying to do in his first year at USC should not...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pac-12 football has relentlessly tracked the Southeastern Conference for years — almost like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
The pursuit produced its share of botched ACME dynamite explosions, but could the SEC finally be cornered?
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was absent from the annual “Salute to Troy” event Saturday night on campus.
Haden had been hospitalized twice in the last two days because he was not feeling well, a person with knowledge of the situation...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 11:28 AM
USC is ranked No. 15 in the preseason Associated Press media poll, which was released Sunday.
Florida State is the top-ranked team, Alabama second, Oregon third, Oklahoma fourth and Ohio State fifth.
UCLA is ranked No. 7.
Los Angeles Times reporters...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:09 PM
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian breaks down tape of practice each night with his eyes on the screen and a stopwatch at hand.
Sarkisian meticulously clocks the time the offense takes between plays.
The Trojans' new fast-paced, no-huddle offense is designed...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Aug. 30: Fresno State, 4:30 p.m.
Steve Sarkisian watched from the press box last December as the Lane Kiffin-Ed Orgeron-Clay Helton era ended with a victory over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. Now, Sarkisian debuts as USC's coach...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Those of us thinking it would take something Biblical to reboot L.A.'s crosstown football rivalry got to check "flood" off the list after UCLA's Pauley Pavilion was turned into an aquarium by a busted pipe on Sunset Boulevard.
There hasn't been so...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The tumult of last season is a memory.
New USC Coach Steve Sarkisian indoctrinated Trojans players into his fast-paced, no-huddle offense during spring practice, leaving them little time and energy to reflect on the upheaval that occurred during Lane...
| 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
This wasn't the kind of shutout University of Texas football fans had in mind.
For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the NFL draft.
That's right, Texas is in another depression.
In fact, it wasn't a great...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Tony Orlando may have had the best line on impending prison release: "I'm coming home, I've done my time."
USC returns home Tuesday, and it's a new dawn. Tie a yellow ribbon around the old Felix Chevrolet sign.
USC won't forget what the NCAA so...