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Future looks bright for Trojans
According to ESPN's Recruiting Nation, USC has the Pac-12's 2nd-best recruiting class coming in. The Trojans also rank 10th nationally, two spots behind fellow Pac-12 member Stanford.
USC rises to No. 21 in ESPN rankings
That's a jump of five spots following its 40-21 win over UCLA. Next up for the Trojans and full-time head coach Clay Helton is Saturday's Pac-12 title game against Stanford. Power Rankings
Rewind: Kobe Bryant's 81-point night
Take a trip back to Jan. 22, 2006 when Stuart Scott brought us all the highlights of Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance against the Raptors.
Dwight Howard's thoughts on Kobe Bryant
It's no secret Howard and Bryant have a somewhat frosty relationship. So when asked if he had learned anything from his former teammate, Howard laughed and said: "Awww man. We're going to go to the next question." But he also praised Kobe saying "[He's] one of the greatest to play the game."
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
USC made it official Monday that Clay Helton will become the Trojans head coach, dropping his "interim" tag. So his status will be secure in advance of PAC-12 title game against Stanford. Interesting call from embattled athletic director Pat Haden. Helton has players support and he projects stability. He's not a young hotshot type like Kiffin and Sarkisian. On the other hand, he's not a choice that will energize the fan base, which was hoping for a big name. First question is how team handles business vs Stanford. Second is how Helton deals with a staff he inherited.
Clay Helton, USC sign multi-year deal
USC AD Pat Haden announced a multi-year agreement with Helton, who guided the Trojans to a 5-2 record as interim head coach this season. USC is playing Stanford Saturday in the Pac-12 title game.
The USC Trojans hired Clay Helton as their head coach, signing him to a multiyear deal Monday after he guided the school to a 5-2 mark as the interim coach.
With Kobe Bryant announcing that he'll retire at the end of the season, we look back at some of his special moments against the Celtics.
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One started high but got tripped up. The other stumbled early before finding its form. USC's and Stanford's different roads will converge on Saturday.
Stanford and USC are prepping for the Pac-12 championship game and eight other teams are patiently waiting to hear their bowl destinations.
The Trojans are 5-2 this season and Pac-12 South champs under interim coach Clay Helton. Would a Pac-12 title be enough to earn him the permanent job?
Kobe great ... but not top 10 of all time
Kevin Pelton understands why many people place Kobe Bryant in that high historical strata. But Pelton cites metrics that indicate otherwise. Not top 10 (Insider)
Julius Randle was sad that his "idol" Kobe is retiring while Jordan Clarkson reflected on his first game playing with Bryant.
Running back Stephen Carr, who is headed to USC in 2017, turned in another sensational performance over the weekend.
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