| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
USC plays Washington State for the first time in three years Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference opener at the Coliseum. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines:
USC Coach Lane Kiffin once again declined to announce a starting...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:30 PM
LAS VEGAS — New USC Coach Steve Sarkisian could face penalties, including suspension, if allegations that an assistant on his Washington staff paid for private tutoring and online classes for a recruit are found to be true.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Long after nearly all USC players had left the practice field Monday, special-teams coach John Baxter oversaw and evaluated kick after kick by Andre Heidari and walk-ons Alex Wood and Craig McMahon.
With Heidari struggling, USC interim Coach Ed...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Keyshawn Johnson and Curtis Conway were there before.
Double-teamed. Physically and verbally challenged by cornerbacks. Shadowed by safeties and linebackers.
The former USC and NFL receivers know Marqise Lee's situation.
Lee, last season's...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The announcement that ESPN would be taking its rollicking GameDay show to North Dakota State this week should have been a tip-off to make weekend getaway plans.
The network packages these excursions as wholesome, public service peeks into the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:03 PM
vs. Boston College
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Galen Center.
On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 690.
Records: USC 5-3, Boston College 3-5.
Update: USC returns from the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament with one victory in three games, but the one...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I can understand why you don't read your own lousy newspaper, but USC is ranked No. 25 [by the Associated Press]. Don't worry, we will never accuse you of being a homer.
I realize it is old news, but your sports...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:53 PM
New USC Coach Steve Sarkisian will wait until spring practice to install the up-tempo, no-huddle offense he brought with him from Washington.
Trojans quarterbacks are already looking forward to it.
"I'm very excited," said starter Cody Kessler,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:16 PM
UCLA's Myles Jack was doing an interview, one of many since the freshman linebacker added running back to his chores and became a college football phenomenon.
Teammate Eddie Vanderdoes saw this as his cue.
"Man, we were walking on campus after the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:34 AM
UCLA Coach Jim Mora will go from Eugene, Ore., to Seattle after Saturday’s game to attend a memorial service for Washington Coach Don James.
James died at his home from the effects of pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 80.
Mora, who was a walk-...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A lot of people hate the Bowl Championship Series, but no conference needs it to go away faster than the Pac-12.
No league has been more tormented by its quartile quirkiness and, at times, outright chicanery.
The BCS would not have been possible...