USC’s somewhat murky situation at running back is finally gaining some clarity. As was widely expected, Penn State junior running back Silas Redd has decided to transfer to USC, immediately boosting a backfield that was lacking depth, according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon. Dave Ruden of the Stamford Advocate first reported the story. USC has […]

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USC is pursuing Penn State running back Silas Redd, according to multiple media reports. ESPN’s Joe Schad first reported Monday night that the Trojans had notified Penn State of its interest in Redd, a 5-foot-10 junior from Norwalk, Con. Redd rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns for the Nittany Lions last season. USC coach […]

In a statement Monday, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden urged all fans to remember the victims affected by the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, calling the ordeal “unfortunate and tragic.” Earlier, the NCAA announced penalties against Penn State, including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban, as […]

USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley was named to the Davey O’Brien Award preseason watch list, the Davey O’Brien Award Foundation announced Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation’s best quarterback. Thirty-four players were named to the list, including two others from the Pac-12: Washington’s Keith Price and Washington State’s Jeff Tuel. Last season, […]

Two men charged in the killing of two USC graduate students pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all charges. Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, were arrested in May for the deaths of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, graduate students studying electrical engineering. Qu and Wu were 23. Barnes and Bolden are being held without […]

USC junior wide receiver Robert Woods has been named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. announced Tuesday. The award, which annually honors college football’s most outstanding receiver, is named after Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the pro and college football halls of fame. In his 14-year career with […]

Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, senior center Khaled Holmes, senior defensive end Wes Horton and sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard were named to the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Rotary Club of Houston announced Monday afternoon. The award is presented each year to the best lineman or linebacker in college football. Last year’s winner […]

The preseason accolades keep growing for sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey. The Lakewood, Calif., native has now been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, the Butkus Foundation announced Monday. The list is made up of 51 candidates for the award, which annually honors the nation’s top linebacker. A season ago, Bailey finished with […]

Senior safety T.J. McDonald and junior cornerback Nickell Robey have been named to the Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list, the Jim Thorpe Association announced Friday. The Thorpe Award recognizes the best defensive back in college football. An eventual winner will be selected from three finalists at The Home Depot College Football Awards show on […]