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  • Freshmen Adoree' Jackson, JuJu Smith are impressive in USC scrimmage

    Freshmen Adoree' Jackson, JuJu Smith are impressive in USC scrimmage
    It was a controlled scrimmage and the would-be tacklers were members of the scout team. So USC coaches took the opportunity to get their first real look at freshmen Adoree' Jackson and JuJu Smith as kick returners Monday night at the Coliseum. The...
  • Trojans still working on their fast-paced offense, 3-4 defense

    Trojans still working on their fast-paced offense, 3-4 defense
    As USC completed a Saturday afternoon practice at the Coliseum, Coach Steve Sarkisian gathered his players at about the 20-yard line near the peristyle end of the stadium. Sarkisian reminded the Trojans that in exactly two weeks they would probably be...
  • Chris Hawkins is ready to contribute at USC after redshirt season

    Chris Hawkins is ready to contribute at USC after redshirt season
    Chris Hawkins arrived at USC in January 2013, part of a group of early-enrolling freshmen intent on getting a jump on their careers. Safeties Su'a Cravens and Leon McQuay III, tailback Justin Davis and receiver Darreus Rogers all earned playing time...
  • Several freshmen could see significant action for USC this season

    Several freshmen could see significant action for USC this season
    USC visited the Coliseum on Wednesday night to scrimmage and gauge its progress with less than three weeks before the Aug. 30 opener against Fresno State. Several players, including receiver Nelson Agholor, were held out to avoid injury, and to let...
  • USC's Steve Sarkisian trying to speed things up on offense

    USC's Steve Sarkisian trying to speed things up on offense
    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...
  • 4 teens plead not guilty to murder in USC student's beating death

    4 teens plead not guilty to murder in USC student's beating death
    More than 150 students, friends and supporters, many of Chinese descent, flooded a downtown Los Angeles courthouse Tuesday as four teenagers pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the beating death of a USC graduate student. A deputy stood on a bench...
  • Trolling for university presidents is profitable niche for Dallas headhunter

    When it comes to filling the highest posts of higher education, Bill Funk is the reigning king of the hill. The 64-year-old principal of R. William Funk & Associates in Dallas has placed a new president or chancellor nearly every month for the last two...
  • USC tailbacks give early buy-in to Steve Sarkisian's one-back offense

    USC tailbacks give early buy-in to Steve Sarkisian's one-back offense
    USC tailbacks did not need friends, family members or reporters to point out the situation. They all knew Coach Steve Sarkisian took over the Trojans program after a final season at Washington that featured a fast-paced offense with one distinguishing...
  • The Times' 'Super 16' countdown: No. 15 Mississippi

    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. 15 Mississippi: This is what we mean when we say Southeastern Conference teams...
  • USC quarterback Cody Kessler recovers from injury scare

    USC quarterback Cody Kessler recovers from injury scare
    USC quarterback Cody Kessler nimbly dropped back to pass, rolled out to his right and left and sprinted from drill to drill. Kessler's mobility Friday morning was a far different look than Wednesday night, when he lay prone on the Coliseum turf during...
  • Warren Bennis dies at 89; USC professor was expert on leadership

    Warren Bennis dies at 89; USC professor was expert on leadership
    Long before Warren Bennis became a world-renowned expert on leadership and a much-honored USC business professor, he was an infantry officer during World War II in Europe, where he started to hone his ideas about leadership being most effective when it...
  • Protecting innocence to quash crime

    Protecting innocence to quash crime
    A few weeks ago, I watched LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger salute the largest-ever graduating class of teenage cadets in a ceremony at USC's Galen Center, where he congratulated them for their commitment to public service. Last week, Paysinger was...