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Former Trojan Cushing suffers torn ACL


Former Trojan standout linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a torn ACL during a Monday night contest between the Houston Texans and the host New York Jets in East Rutherford, NJ. Injuries in professional football are certainly commonplace, but Cushing’s injury in particular brings with it a fair amount of scrutiny because it occurred due to a […]

City Council green-lights stadium plan


The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Friday the plans to build a $1.2 billion NFL stadium in Downtown, in turn reaffirming the city’s desire to once again have a professional football team, according to the Los Angeles Times. If all goes as planned, Farmers Field would open in 2017. The council approved the plan […]

Veteran coach turning D-Line into strength


During the latter days of training camp, Ed Orgeron stood near the corner of Howard Jones Field, arms crossed and carrying a slight grin. He knew the answer to the question, but he cared not to say, really, or even elaborate much. “You’re sandbagging a little, aren’t you?” a reporter asked. “You guys are better […]

USC to pay tribute to Seau at season opener


During Saturday’s season opener against the Hawaii Warriors, USC will honor deceased All-Pro linebacker and former Trojan Junior Seau by distributing upwards of 80,000 wristbands in remembrance of his life and football career. The wristbands say “Trojan Pride 55,” a reference to Seau’s jersey number while a member of USC’s football team. Seau passed away […]

Avoiding injury bug is the key for USC season


USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Sunday that media members would no longer be allowed to report practice injuries of any sort, saying it put USC at a competitive disadvantage. So the general public will no longer know which Trojans sat out practice, which ones appeared to be hurt or which ones spent their day on […]

Norm Chow suffers little success post-USC


Hawai’i knows that when it enters the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, the steady stream of boos from the sold-out crowd will be the least of the team’s worries. USC is favored by close to 40 points with a potent offense capable of decimating an inexperienced Warriors squad. This isn’t the same Hawai’i of […]