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Pick Six: USC’s Clay Helton leads coaches on hot seat entering 2019

Clay Helton avoided the axe after the Trojans went 5-7 last season, much to the chagrin of a good chunk of the fan base.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Former USC cornerback Trey Davis now at Washington State, practicing with Cougars

Trey Davis, an ex-USC cornerback who spent the spring with the Trojans, has transferred to Washington State and was on the practice field with the Cougars Friday on the first …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Grad transfer Derryck Thornton, who visited Gonzaga, commits to Boston College

Gonzaga’s opening in the backcourt remains open. The Zags have been looking to add another veteran guard but it won’t be USC graduate transfer point guard Derryck Thornton. Thornton has …


United Airlines, USC agree to modify L.A. Coliseum naming deal

United Airlines and the University of Southern California have reached a new naming rights agreement for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to resolve criticism that putting a corporate name on the …


Emotional ex-USC basketball coach avoids prison after plea

Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. Bland was the first of four assistant …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods says Gonzaga in his top three

North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods lists Gonzaga among his top three schools. Woods told The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina, that he’s also considering South Carolina and Michigan.


USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton has Gonzaga on five-school list

Gonzaga is one of the schools on USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton’s list.


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 …