USC announced this morning future games against Utah State in 2016, Western Michigan in 2017 and UNLV in 2019. This is part of a strategy to guarantee seven home games every year.
But at the same time it places more focus on the fact USC’s not quite playing as glamourous a schedule as in the past. Other than the neutral-field game against Alabama in 2016, the big nonconference opponents are Texas (2017-18) and BYU (2019-21-23).
I don’t know if I could imagine seeing 85 USC players wearing this at the same time. And I might be able to handle this design if the colors were reversed. But it’s part of a company called Deeyung Entertainment’s alternate helmet designs. You can check out every other teams helmets here.
The Trojans defeated Fresno State, 3-2, in 10 innings. Jeff Paschke and Marc Huberman pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief while starer Brooks Kriske struck out 10 in five innings. Catcher Garrett Stubbs went 2 for 3 and scored a run. Box score after the jump:
The NCAA lost another round in the Todd McNair case while the California Court of Appeal denied a motion for a rehearing. The NCAA is expected to file an appeal with the California Supreme Court. All of this means another 1-3 months before the confidential emails and documents ever get released.
Is there any way USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams drops past the No. 3 pick following his NFL combine? Would a team take Williams over Marcus Mariota? Probably not in the quarterback-starved NFL. Plus no one wants to be accused of passing up a QB who might be a star. But it won’t really matter for Williams, who probably could skip USC’s Pro Day at this point.
I missed this Sunday night because I do not get the Pac-12 Network. But here are some Arizona State students reenacting the Hail Mary play from the Sun Devils victory over USC in football during their basketball game.
Now that UCLA will reportedly hire Tom Bradley as its defensive coordinator, who has the better coaching staff? Who would you take? Clay Helton/Justin Wilcox or Noel Mazzone/Bradley as your coordinators?
Kennedy Polamalu or Johnny Nansen (running backs)? Adrian Klemm or Bob Connelly (offensive line)? Tee Martin or Eric Yarber (wide receivers)? I could go on but here’s the the full USC staff. And here’s UCLA. And now you can vote.