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  • USC Jan 19

    USC Women Upset Previously Unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in Double OT

    Anytime Southern California beats UCLA it is special. The fact that the Trojans upset the nation’s only remaining unbeaten team in Division I women’s basketball on Friday night made it that much sweeter. Aliyah Jeune and Alissa Pili both posted double-doubles and came up big in double overtime as the Trojans rallied for a 70-68 victory over the seventh-ranked...

  • USC Jan 15

    USC Fires Three Athletic Officials After Admissions Scandal

    The athletic department came under fire after it was revealed wealthy parents paying coaches to get their children enrolled in the university even if they had never played the sport. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

  • USC Jan 13

    USC Beats UCLA, 74-63, in Rivalry Game

    Nick Rakocevic is a senior, so time is running out for him to enjoy beating UCLA. He got a chance to savor such a win with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Southern California, a 74-63 victor over the Bruins on Saturday night. It was the Trojans’ seventh win in eight games. “I really wanted this bad,” Rakocevic said. “It…

  • USC Jan 1

    Former USC Quarterback Matt Leinart Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

    Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart was among four inductees into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Wednesday. Leinart was the MVP of the 2004 Rose Bowl Game, throwing three touchdown passes and running for a fourth score in the Trojans 28-14 victory over Michigan that gave them a share of the national championship. Leinart completed 29 of 40 passes for…

  • USC Dec 29, 2019

    USC Fires Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coach

    The USC Trojans have parted ways with defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and special teams coordinator/tight ends coach John Baxter, school officials announced Saturday. “I want to thank Coach Pendergast and Coach Baxter for their dedicated service and efforts,” head coach Clay Helton said. “However, in evaluating our team’s performance this year and after consulting with AD Mike Bohn, it...

  • San Diego Dec 28, 2019

    Iowa Embarrasses USC, 49-24, in Holiday Bowl

    Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception — all in the second quarter — to lead No. 19 Iowa to a 49-24 victory over No. 22 Southern California in the Holiday Bowl on Friday night. Senior Nate Stanley threw two touchdown passes and the Hawkeyes (10-3) won their fourth straight game for…

  • homeless Dec 21, 2019

    USC Students to Help Homeless at Shelters

    A new class at USC will give students hands-on experience with LA’s streets of shame. John Cádiz Klemack reports on the NBC4 News on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

  • Santa Ana Dec 18, 2019

    Reunion Between High School Friends Saves One of Their Lives

    A man’s homecoming princess ended up saving his life when he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.

  • Santa Ana Dec 18, 2019

    40 Years After They Were Homecoming Prince and Princess, She Saved His Life

    It’s no fairy tale, but it sure sounds like one. Four decades after they were crowned homecoming prince and princess, a true storybook ending came to life when the princess came to the prince’s rescue, donating one of her kidneys to her friend to save his life.

  • USC Dec 14, 2019

    USC Receives Notice From NCAA in College Corruption Case

    Southern California’s basketball program has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA following a federal investigation into corruption and bribery in the sport. The school said in a statement Friday night it has “cooperated with the NCAA since it first became aware of the issues” raised in the notice, and it “looks forward to an expeditious resolution of...

  • USC Dec 8, 2019

    USC to Face Iowa In Holiday Bowl

    USC will face Iowa in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at SDCCU Stadium in a matchup of teams on three-game winning streaks with victories in five of their last six games, organizers announced Sunday. The Trojans (8-4) opened the season with two victories, then lost three of their next four games, with two of the losses coming by three…

  • Nov 3, 2019

    Clay Helton’s Last Stand? No. 7 Oregon Wallops USC, 56-24, at the Coliseum

    USC head coach Clay Helton has been on the hot seat for over a year, with a new athletic director looming, was the Trojans lopsided loss to the Oregon Ducks the final nail in the coffin?

  • Nov 1, 2019

    USC Student Group Opens Shelter for Homeless Peers

    A University of Southern California student organization dedicated to supporting the homeless will open a shelter Friday that will provide resources and a temporary home to for homeless college students.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    USC Releases Results of Sexual Assault Survey

    Roughly one in three female undergraduate students at USC say they have been the victims of sexual assault, according to a new survey. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    QB Matt Fink Likely to Start for No. 21 USC With Slovis Still Out

    Quarterback Kedon Slovis is in the concussion protocol for No. 21 Southern California, increasing the likelihood of Matt Fink making his first career start at No. 17 Washington this weekend.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Judge Dismisses Challenge to USC Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

    A judge Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed against USC by a student who sought to have the university’s student sexual misconduct policy declared unenforceable.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    At Scandal-Torn USC, Can Integrity Save Helton?

    Every week is a referendum on Helton, the fourth-year coach who has brought peace and professionalism to a program that has been lacking in those areas for about a decade.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    NewsConference: How to Win the Presidential Election

    Veteran political analysts Jessica Levinson is a professor at Loyola Law School and Dan Schnur teaches Political Communications at UC Berkeley and USC. They talk about President Trumps visit to California. Plus, the Democratic presidential race, especially Kama Harris.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    New President Takes Reins at Scandal-plagued USC

    Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Bill Allowing College Athletes to Sign Endorsement Deals Goes to Governor

    Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford.

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