Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans celebrates his touchdown pass to Adoree' Jackson #2 of the USC Trojans to take a 31-7 lead over the Fresno State Bulldogs during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

USC’s Kessler Misses Part Of Workout With Toe Procedure, Will Play Saturday

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.

09/02/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

09/02/2014

USC wide receiver Darreus Rogers makes a catch in front of Fresno State linebacker Karl Mickelsen during the Trojans' 52-13 win over the visiting Bulldogs at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday/ (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

USC Debuts Up-Tempo Offense In 52-13 Victory Over Fresno State

Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian’s debut as the Trojans’ head coach.

08/30/2014

USC coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday that it was possible suspended cornerback Josh Shaw could return to the team before the end of the season.(credit: CBS)

USC Fans React To Turmoil As Season Kicks Off

With one player indefinitely suspended after lying about how he sustain injuries, and a second quitting after calling the Trojans’ new coach a racist, USC’s football team has seen its share of turmoil before the kickoff of its 2014 season.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2014

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, left, tries to evade Virginia's Tim Harris during the first half of Saturday's 28-20 Bruins win in Charlottesville, Va. (credit:  Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Defensive Scores Carry UCLA To 28-20 Win Over Virginia

The Bruins scored three touchdowns off Cavalier miscues in the second quarter en route to season-opening victory.

08/30/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 12: Jameis Winston #5 of the Garnet team reacts to a pass against the Gold team during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Heisman Watch: College Football’s Top Contenders And Sleepers

College football’s top players compete for the Heisman Trophy. Here are the contenders as well as a few sleepers.

08/28/2014

A statue of Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is seen outside of Beaver Stadium on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Joe Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Scandals In College Athletics That Damaged Universities

We take a look at five college athletics scandals to damage a university’s reputation.

08/27/2014

Josh Shaw of the USC Trojans celebrates against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

USC’s Shaw Suspended After Admitting To Lying About Injuries, Rescue

USC cornerback and recently named team captain Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about how he sprained both his ankles last weekend, saying that his original story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew was a lie.

08/27/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Running back Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles runs with the ball against the Auburn Tigers during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

College Football Spotlight: 10 Thoughts For The 2014 College Football Season

Forget much of what you know about college football. The chase for one of the four playoff spots begins this weekend with a handful of high-profile games.

08/26/2014

Josh Shaw of the USC Trojans celebrates against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

USC Team Captain Injures Both Ankles Saving Nephew From Drowning

Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool.

08/25/2014

USA Basketball Men's National Team Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Stephen Curry #43 listen to Lt. General Robert Caslen Jr. speak on August 18, 2014 at West Point in New York, New York. (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Army Grad Coach K Returns To West Point With USA Team

Krzyzewski returned to his alma mater on Monday with the U.S. national team, which toured the campus, ate lunch with cadets in the mess hall and held an open practice for military personnel and families.

08/18/2014

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USC’s Goal: Get Back To Normal Under Sarkisian

Cody Kessler’s head has finally stopped spinning after a Southern California season featuring four head coaches, interminable drama and — somehow — 10 victories.

08/12/2014

Jordan Payton #9, Brett Hundley #17 and Torian White #77 of the UCLA Bruins celebrate a touchdown for a 23-13 lead during the third quarter against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Rose Bowl on August 31, 2013 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Is Packed With QB Talent, Title Contenders

The West Coast’s power conference was ranked as the nation’s best top-to-bottom league last year, and it’s even more stacked this fall.

08/04/2014

Andre Heidari #48 of the USC Trojans has his field goal blocked by Sheldon Price #22 of the UCLA Bruins during the fourth quarter at Rose Bowl on November 17, 2012 in Pasadena, California. UCLA won 38-28. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

UCLA Ranked No. 7 In USA Today Preseason Poll; USC No. 15

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) – Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in […]

07/31/2014

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UCLA: Pauley Pavilion Needs New Floor, Will Be Open For Basketball Season

Meanwhile, six workers were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes Wednesday evening.

07/30/2014

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Theo Riddick #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gives Jawanza Starling #29 of the USC Trojans a stiff arm as he carries the ball during a 22-13 Notre Dame win at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

No. 1 Notre Dame vs. USC

Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.

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