| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Welcome back to the USC Now mailbag, where you're still asking about USC's 37-31 defeat by Boston College and are already worried about the 2016 game against Alabama.
Let's get to it.
Farzad asks: When is [USC Coach Steve Sarkisian] going to...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:54 PM
You can't fault the University of California's official team store for wanting to get out ahead of the team's stupendous road upset over Arizona on Saturday night.
The store seized on "victory" to offer fans a 25% discount on hats.
Cal went 0-9 in the...
| 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 30, 2014
| 9:38 PM
USC's new no-huddle offense moved up and down the field with speed and efficiency, veterans and talented freshmen adding spectacular accents.
The Trojans' new defense was mostly stout and created opportunities.
On Saturday at the Coliseum, the No....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Getting a line on opening weekend was not easy.
Selection committee members, as you read this, are rearranging all the postseason Post-it notes on their refrigerators.
Texas A&M moved up near the freezer compartment, replacing down-by-carrots-now...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
This was supposed to be a back-to-the-business-of-football season for USC.
NCAA penalties were in the past. Unpredictable Lane Kiffin was out as coach.
Steve Sarkisian was ready to make his debut at the controls of a new-look, nationally ranked team....
| 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 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 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...