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Suspect charged with murder of Joe McKnight


The man who allegedly shot and killed former USC running back Joe McKnight was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday, according to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s office.

Updated: Former USC student-athletes allegedly received improper benefits


A former Los Angeles County appraiser allegedly provided thousands of dollars worth of impermissible benefits to two former USC student-athletes, according to a report released Saturday by the Los Angeles Times. The Times, under the California Public Records Act, obtained emails from the Los Angeles County’s assessor’s office, suggesting that Scott Schenter provided former running back Joe […]

Pro recap — week 9


Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (Bush had a second consecutive great week, touching the ball 16 times for 142 yards and a score in a shocking 31-3 Miami victory against the Chiefs.) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (20/39, 253 yards) Kansas City wide receiver Keary Colbert (one catch, five yards) Atlanta Falcons offensive […]

Pro recap: Week 7


The following former Trojans registered action in the NFL on Sunday:   • New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (18/33 passing, 173 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 27-27 home win over the San Diego Chargers) • NYJ running back Joe McKnight (three carries, 11 yards; three kickoffs, 79 yards; one punt return, seven yards) […]

Recruiting stars don’t always align right


Recruiting is the lifeblood of every college football program. With national signing day coming up Wednesday, prepare to hear the recruiting news spewing across every sports media platform. You’ll hear which team has the best incoming class, which teams missed out, which teams did the best at what positions and so on. Your appetite for […]

After the ‘Thrill’ is gone from the pages


When I first took this column two and a half years ago, I envisioned saying goodbye in a three-part series. The first would be a detailed look at the birth of the column. Part two would be a retelling of its life. Part three would be an in-depth look at its title, “Thrilla on Manilla […]