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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Pac-12 football roundup: No. 9 Notre Dame holds off USC 30-27

Tony Jones Jr. rushed for a career-high 176 yards and Jonathan Doerer kicked three long field goals as No. 9 Notre Dame held off longtime rival Southern California 30-27 Saturday …


USC’s defense feels refreshed for No. 9 Notre Dame

Christian Rector really needed a week off. Sure, Rector played in Southern California’s last game against Washington, but the defensive end never felt like himself because of an injured ankle, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Salvon Ahmed leads No. 17 Washington past No. 21 USC 28-14

Salvon Ahmed rushed for a career-high 153 yards including an 89-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and No. 17 Washington beat No. 21 Southern California 28-14 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Matt Fink gets turn to start as No. 21 USC faces No. 17 Huskies

USC put its season back on an upward trajectory after an upset of Utah last week.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

QB Matt Fink likely to start for No. 21 USC with Kedon Slovis still out

Quarterback Kedon Slovis is in the concussion protocol for No. 21 Southern California, increasing the likelihood of Matt Fink making his first career start at No. 17 Washington this weekend.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Top 25 football roundup: Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah 30-23

Fink, a junior who nearly transferred last spring, went 21 of 30 with three touchdown passes for USC after taking over when freshman Kedon Slovis left with an undisclosed injury …


Big man’s game: USC needs more from O-line vs. No. 10 Utah

Southern California coach Clay Helton has no illusions about where the Pac-12 South showdown Friday against No. 10 Utah will be decided.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Washington State rises two places in Associated Press Top 25, Washington falls after loss to Cal

Washington State climbed two spots to No. 20 and jumped ahead of a Pac-12 rival in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup:

Freshman Kedon Slovis passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns in an excellent debut start, and Southern California rolled to a 45-20 victory over No. 23 Stanford in Los Angeles …


Stanford QB K.J. Costello to miss game against USC

Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello will miss the 23rd-ranked Cardinal’s Pac-12 opener against Southern California with an injury. Coach David Shaw said Costello had been ruled out of the game against …


USC’s Drake Jackson determined to show ability to finish plays

Southern California defensive end Drake Jackson had an impressive debut with three tackles, 1 1/2 tackles for loss, and 1/2 sack against Fresno State. The freshman could have had so …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

Pac-12 football roundup: No. 16 Auburn rallies to stun No. 11 Oregon

Auburn true freshman quarterback Bo Nix threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 9 seconds remaining, and the 16th-ranked Tigers opened the season with a 27-21 comeback win …


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, …