Covering the Beat


USC football never suffers from a lack of coverage thanks to all the dedicated media representing LA's newspapers and networks plus the national websites, but after a flurry of changes, the beat writers need their own transactions column. 

Gary Klein (LA Times) and Scott Wolf (Daily News) remain the constants, but Klein's work will now be complemented by Lindsey Thiry who is running USC Now, the paper's new Trojan blog.  Michael Lev, who left the USC beat for a couple years to cover the NFL, has returned to handle the day-to-day Trojan news for the Orange County Register as Rich Hammond moves on to follow the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

On the web, Ryan Abraham has taken from to, and he will maintain his staff under the new umbrella company.  Adam Maya, a USC alum, will join Chris Swanson on the beat for Rivals' new USC site,  Garry Paskwietz continues to lead, which is ESPN's USC site, as does Scott Schrader with

Of course, you can always get comprehensive USC football coverage with behind-the-scenes access right here on the RipsIt Blog as well as the Trojan social media network which includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.



Scott Wolf is terrible, he always pokes at the coaching staff and deserves to have his degree and credential revoked. Never a positive thing to say about the program. Always petty opinionated statements and little factual information.

I can't wait to fly to la. to see some u.s.c. football games!!!

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