USC junior defensive end Nick Perry has declared for the 2012 NFL draft. It was announced that the 6-foot-3 defensive lineman would follow fellow junior offensive tackle Matt Kalil, opting to go pro. “We counseled Nick throughout his decision-making process and we stand behind him on this decision,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “He was […]
Oakland Raiders principal owner Al Davis passed away Saturday, the team announced. He was 82. Davis helped shape the NFL as we know it today, playing an integral role in the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. A versatile talent, he goes down in history as the only person to work as a personnel assistant, scout, assistant […]
A number is worth a thousand words. Not any old, run-of-the-mill digit, mind you: It has to be a telling number, an insightful statistic that gets to the heart of the matter. As evidenced in the new movie Moneyball, statistics are an integral part of the modern sports landscape and, when properly studied and applied, can […]
Freshmen are eager to play in Saturday’s season opener at home against Minnesota.
Don’t be fooled by the sanction-imposed façade hovering over the USC football season because there is still plenty at stake in 2011. Sure, a bowl ban can diminish BCS title hopes or attendance numbers — as was evident by some of the sparse crowds at the Los Angeles Coliseum last year — but no longer […]
Backup quarterbacks live by this mantra: It’s just a play away. Just as the vice president is a heartbeat away from the presidency, the No. 2 signal-callers are one snap away from going from relative obscurity to having all eyes looking at them. There are those who never get the chance, those that history relegates […]
Thomas undecided in commitment to USC, Turene decommits and Gomez and Troy recognized for strong play
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 […]
The former tailback is seeking unspecified damages resulting from a weightlifting accident.
Report: Grimble might drop USC Four-star defensive end Jalen Grimble (Las Vegas), cousin of USC tight end Xavier Grimble, is reportedly reconsidering his final college destination, despite committing to USC nearly nine months ago. The Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro tweeted Monday afternoon that Grimble’s high school coach said he is leaning toward signing with Miami […]