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2014 Pac-12 Media Day Preview

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Head coach Steve Sarkisian, quarterback Cody Kessler and All-American defensive lineman Leonard Williams will represent the Trojans at Pac-12 Media Day, which is now a two-day event at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. 

Pac-12-Media-USC.jpgOn Wednesday (tomorrow), the USC trio will be center stage for a 40-minute Q&A starting at 10:50 a.m., which will be broadcast LIVE on Pac-12 Networks and streamed LIVE for FREE to everyone on Pac-12.com.  You can also watch via the embedded video player below.

On Thursday, the USC three will do various behind-the-scenes videos, interviews and promotional shoots for the upcoming season. 

The Trojan Family can follow Pac-12 Media Day and become a part of the action via social media.  Tweet @USC_Athletics your questions for Sarkisian, Kessler and Williams, and we will ask them the best ones.  We will also live tweet the event all Wednesday morning.

On our Instagram page, we will photo document the day as well as take your submissions using #pac12selfie.  The best fan content will be displayed at Pac-12 Media Day and on Pac-12.com.

Pac-12 Media Day starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday as conference commissioner Larry Scott addresses the gathered media and viewing public for his annual state of the union.  Plus, there will be a College Football Playoff Q&A at 1:30 p.m.



Micah, USA Oust No. 1

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The U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team led by current USC senior setter Micah Christenson knocked off No. 1 Brazil in four sets to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team's history.

Click here for the full story.

Fellow Trojans Murphy Troy and Tony Ciarelli contributed earlier in the competition, but only Christenson featured on the final roster.  In the match, he had 39 running sets and 62 still sets on 102 attempts plus two blocks.

Christenson (No. 11) is a world champion.
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2014 Football Media Guide

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The 2014 USC football media guide is now available for free download on USCTrojans.com.  The reference book is a one-stop shop for all the information on this year's Trojans with player and coach bios as well as historical statistics and facts.

Click here to download!

The hard cover books will be available soon for purchase at the Sports Information office inside Heritage Hall or the USC Bookstore.  To purchase by mail, please send $20 checks (made payable to USC Athletics) to 3501 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0601.

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40 Days and 40 Nights

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A milestone Monday in the Audi Drive to Kickoff...

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Jimoke Wedding

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Former USC head football manager Brian Wagner married his Trojan sweetheart Annie Faulkner over the weekend at Troy.  Wagner, who now works for the University of Washington athletic department, received a groom's cake recognizing his split Pac-12 allegiances, but otherwise, the wedding was all Cardinal and Gold.




Easy Being Green

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USC baseball alum Grant Green delivered the first walk-off hit of his young career for the Angels ending a dramatic Sunday in Anaheim. 

Click here for his post-game interview and Gatorade bath.

Green, who serves a utility role for Mike Scioscia, started at his natural shortstop position for the first time in the major leagues.  He saved the game ball from his first recorded out at shortstop, and then presumably from his game-winning single up the middle.


Leslie Love

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USC women's basketball great Lisa Leslie will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class.  The selection is inarguable given Leslie's legendary resume including four Olympic gold medals, three WNBA MVP awards, two WNBA championships and the 1994 Naismith National Player of the Year honor.

Click here for more on the 2015 class.

As an iconic leader of the Women of Troy, Leslie was a three-time All-American and left the program as the conference's all-time leading scorer (now third) and rebounder (now fourth).  She remains USC's career scoring, rebounding and shot blocking leader.

More symbolically, Leslie threw down the first dunk in WNBA history and continues to serve as one of women's basketball's greatest pioneers and ambassadors.

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#USCHero

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As has become a tradition at USC football games, we pay tribute to a serviceman or woman nominated by you, the Trojan Family.  If you have a candidate for the "Hero of the Game" on-field recognition, click here to nominate your hero.

We would also like photos of you and your heroes, please Tweet or Instagram the pictures using #USCHero, and we'll incorporate them into our video board promotion.  Thank you and Fight On.

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Women's Volley Season Tix

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USC women's volleyball is ready to light up Galen Center for another exciting season starting with Texas A&M on Thursday, September 11, and culminating in a crosstown showdown with UCLA on Friday, November 28.  In all, the Women of Troy play a dozen home matches against elite opponents like Florida, Oregon, Washington, Cal and Stanford.

Click here for season tickets!!

Fans can purchase season tickets to all 12 matches for just $50 which is a $37 savings off the cumulative ticket price.  Once again, the Women of Troy are expected to compete for the conference title led by junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio and reigning AVCA National Freshman of the Year Ebony Nwanebu.

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USA Men's Volley at Galen

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Team USA Men's Volleyball will take on Iran at the Galen Center (Saturday, August 9 at 7 p.m.) as part of a four-match swing through Southern California, including stops in Anaheim (August 13), San Diego (August 15) and UCLA (August 16).

Click here for more info.

The Americans are ranked No. 4 in the world thanks in large part to the contribution of two Trojans, setter Micah Christenson and outside hitter Murphy Troy (pictured).  Christenson is going into his senior year at USC, so Team USA is just a summer gig, while Troy is a former National Player of the Year for the Trojans.

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