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National TV provides recruiting opportunity


As much as the weekday trip to California has thrown off the Bay Area travel plans of USC students and alumni, it’s not all bad news for the Trojan football program. Thursday night’s game will be televised nationally, meaning a lot of eyes will be on USC coach Lane Kiffin’s crew. It’s not like USC […]

USC recruits overseas


USC uses the same strategies to interest quality students abroad as it does at home.

Foundation for men’s volleyball set in place


Four of the country’s top prep volleyball players — Tyler Cundiff, Ben Lam, Robbie McKnight and Austin Rysyk — will join USC for the 2012 season, USC coach Bill Ferguson announced on May 19. The new class features state and club champions, players selected to be part of the national team’s pipeline of talent and […]

Reliance on scouts caused by new bylaw


In an unsettling era — when arbitrary decisions are often rendered by college athletics’ governing body, unintended consequences tend to emerge. In 2006, the NCAA implemented a new bylaw originally enacted to allow it to exercise greater control over college football recruiting. Specifically, bylaw 13.1.8.9.4 prevents Football Bowl Subdivision coaches from attending any independent football […]