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UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Bill Plaschke: In wake of scandal, USC’s Lynn Swann needs to go

When Lynn Swann was hired out of nowhere to become USC’s athletic director in April 2016, his lack of major college administrative experience was brushed away with a promise.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Washington holds off USC 78-75 in Pac-12 quarterfinals

Jaylen Nowell scored 24 points, David Crisp added 18 and Washington held off a late charge to beat Southern California 78-75 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Huskies led …


New OC Graham Harrell sees sunny days ahead for USC’s offense

Graham Harrell has begun work in one of the most scrutinized jobs in college football this season. Southern California’s new offensive coordinator is installing his version of the Air Raid …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

USC opens hot, outlasts Washington State to finish line for 93-84 victory

Even in a few of their worst losses this season, the Washington State Cougars have usually played 15-20 minutes of spirited basketball before watching a taller, stronger and more skilled …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Matt Calkins: The Huskies just keep winning, and there’s no reason for it to stop any time soon

Advanced apologies for the jinx, but the Washington men’s basketball team looks like the class of the Pac-12 Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Noah Dickerson leads way as Washington continues unbeaten in Pac-12

Noah Dickerson scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Matisse Thybulle added 17 points and six steals, and Washington never trailed in beating Southern California 75-62 on Wednesday night for …


USC’s Nick Rakocevic still developing as force in the middle

Southern California’s Nick Rakocevic is making a strong case to be regarded as one of the Pac-12’s most improved players this season. The junior center leads the conference with nine …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Ex-USC basketball assistant Tony Bland pleads guilty in corruption case

Former University of Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland has pleaded guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

USC keeping Helton after 5-7 season, but changes promised

Clay Helton will remain USC’s head coach despite presiding over the Trojans’ first losing season since 2000, USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced Sunday.


No. 13 USC tops 19th-ranked WSU in four sets

Emily Baptista totaled 17 kills and 15 digs and Jasmine Gross added 10 kills with a .538 attack percentage to propel No. 13 Southern Cal (19-8, 11-5) to a 25-18, …


Pac-12 Conference: Elite players, teams lacking heading into season

Whenever Pac-12 football needs to feel good about itself, all it has to do is look across the hall at Pac-12 basketball.


USC defense looks to lead given uncertainty at quarterback

It is still not clear whether freshman JT Daniels or redshirt freshman Jack Sears will start at quarterback for Southern California against Arizona State on Saturday. Daniels remains in concussion …


Washington State’s Mike Leach sent text messages to Pac-12 executives voicing frustration about controversial no-call

Through a public records request, Yahoo Sports has extracted text messages from the cell phone of the WSU coach, sent to various Pac-12 executives, that underline Leach’s frustration with a …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Cougars’ women’s volleyball outlasts USC in five sets

Jocelyn Urias’ kill was the fifth-set match-winner as the No. 23 Washington State women’s volleyball team outlasted 14th-ranked USC, 25-16, 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 18-16, Friday night at Bohler Gym.


USC’s Porter Gustin has surgery, should be ready for NFL workouts

Southern California outside linebacker Porter Gustin underwent surgery to repair a broken ankle. Gustin is looking at a four-month recovery after having a metal plate and screw inserted in his …


USC LB Porter Gustin’s season is over due to ankle injury

Southern California linebacker


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Washington State soccer’s comeback attempt falls short in 3-2 loss to No. 2 USC

Leah Pruitt had a goal and an assist to lead second-ranked USC to a 3-2 victory over No. 19 Washington State on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Washington State women’s soccer moving to an elite neighborhood

A month into the season, the Washington State soccer team was off to a record start and had already equaled its win total from a year ago when the Cougars …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Pac-12 commissioner: Errors made in replay review procedure

The Pac-12 will make immediate changes to how video replay reviews are handled after Commissioner Larry Scott admitted procedural mistakes were made when a targeting foul was not called during …


Pac-12 Commissioner seeks to clarify targeting comments

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is clarifying comments he made about the controversial non-call for targeting late in last Friday’s game between Washington State and USC. USC’s Porter Gustin made helmet-to-helmet …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Larry Scott: Controversial hit from USC-Washington State game was ‘very, very close’ to targeting

Porter Gustin’s controversial hit on Gardner Minshew was worth an extra look, but the helmet-to-helmet collision did not warrant a targeting penalty, Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott told the Associated …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Washington State was trying out ‘different technique’ when game-tying FG was blocked

Early on in Friday’s game, USC diagnosed a tendency in Washington State’s field goal protection when the Cougars lined up a 50-yard kick for Blake Mazza. So the Trojans adjusted …


Washington State’s Mike Leach declines to comment on Porter Gustin’s vicious hit, but suggests reporters take deeper dive

Like everyone else, Mike Leach replayed Porter Gustin’s controversial hit on Gardner Minshew while he reviewed game tape from Washington State’s 39-36 loss to USC Friday night at Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State could’ve used mulligan three times during final drive of narrow loss to USC

Spending 15 minutes inside Washington State’s interview tent following the game, you didn’t get the sense the Cougars (3-1, 0-1) were ready to view their first loss of the 2018 …


USC escapes Coliseum with 39-36 win over Washington State after blocking late field goal

At one point early in the third quarter, Washington State held a 13-point lead at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC’s 17-game home win streak was on the fritz and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:56 p.m.

Difference makers: JT Daniels shines in second half of USC’s victory over Washington State

Difference makers from USC’s 39-36 victory over Washington State


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 12:24 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN seems to favor Hollywood in USC’s win over Washington State

It took four games, the first three of which they won, but the Washington State Cougars finally made the television big time. All it took was a game at USC. …


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum more than half full for Washington State, USC game

The Coliseum may not have drawn record numbers, but it was still more than half-full for a Pac-12 duel against the Cougars.


USC racks up the rushing yards early, but loses steam late in first half against Washington State

Stephen Carr broke away for a long 50-yarder and Vavae Malepeai capped the drive with a strong 3-yard touchdown. Then, quickly as it arrived, the Trojans’ run game disappeared into …