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Exclusive Spring Poster

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There's only one way to get your hands on the exclusive USC football chrome helmet poster, and that's by attending Saturday's Spring Game. Plus, you can get your FREE poster signed by the players and coaches during the post-game autograph session.

Click here for all the Spring Game info!

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Cody & Co.

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Just two days until the Spring Game and still months away from the start of the season, all eyes are already on USC quarterback Cody Kessler and his offense. After a phenomenal 2014 campaign, the expectations for the veteran leader are high. With an offensive supporting cast that includes JuJu Smith, Adoree' Jackson, Justin Davis and others, it's not difficult to get excited about the possibilities of the upcoming year.

The Pac-12 Network team of Mike Yam, Curtis Conway and Yogi Roth discussed what they are looking forward to seeing in this weekend's Spring Game.

Rivalry Ready to Rock

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The "Ultimate Rivalry" is set to sparkle on the baseball diamond this weekend as No. 6 USC hosts No. 7 UCLA in a pivotal three-game series with more than bragging rights on the line. Along with the SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup points, the winner will ascend to the top of the Pac-12 standings.

Dedeaux Field will take center stage on Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. It's been more than a decade since USC baseball played in a series this big, so come be a part of it.


Swimming Salute

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Written by Sarah Bergstrom, USC blog contributor

The USC men's swimming and diving team had another remarkable year, claiming the Pac-12 Championship for the first time since 1979 and winning two relays in the NCAA Championship for the first time since 1977. In recognition of this success, nine-year head coach Dave Salo was named the 2015 Pac-12 Men's Swimming Coach of the Year, while Ralf Tribuntsov was named the 2015 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year.

The freshman from Estonia swam the opening leg of USC's Pac-12 title-winning 400y medley and 400y free relays, and recorded top five finishes in the 100 fly, 100 back and 100 free. Tribuntsov was also a member of the national champion 400y free relay team.

Salo is the first Pac-12 Men's Coach of the Year for USC since Peter Daland in 1990.
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Meet Nico Falah

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Name: Nico Falah
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Position: OL

Year: RS Sophomore

Age: 20

Size: 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds

High School: St. John Bosco (Bellflower)

Scouting Report: After a quiet first two years, Falah has come out of the woodwork and presented the coaching staff with another valuable weapon on the offensive line. In 2015, the redshirt sophomore will compete for a significant role in the deep unit, primarily at the left tackle position. He's put on 30 pounds since arriving at USC, which he wears well on his athletic frame.

Prep Career: As a senior offensive tackle at St. John Bosco, Falah's honors included Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team and Orange County Register Fab 15 second team amongst a host of others. He redshirted his first season at USC in 2013 and served as a backup offensive tackle last year, with playing time in games against Fresno State, Colorado and Notre Dame.

Spring Ball: Head coach Steve Sarkisian has been quick to highlight Falah's performance through spring, consistently using him as an example of a player who is finally reaching his full potential. The redshirt sophomore has found his niche at left tackle this spring and credits his development to new offensive line coach Bob Connelly as well as an increase in confidence this offseason. Heading into the fall, the Trojans will presumably continue to rotate fresh bodies into the offensive line, which should give Falah even more of an opportunity to show his improvement.

Sark on Falah: "I think Nico is a classic example of a guy who is continuing to work and he's getting better and he's gaining confidence, not only on the field but off the field."

Here is Falah with our Grace DeWitt...

Trojans Live - Spring Game Preview

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On Wednesday night's Trojans Live, head coach Steve Sarkisian previewed the USC Spring Game (video below), which is this Saturday at 3 p.m. inside the Coliseum. Trojans Live will be broadcasting from the field at the Coliseum from 3-5 p.m. on The Beast 980, the Pac-12 live stream and the video board, welcoming USC legends, coaches and players to the show.

Also this weekend, No. 6 USC baseball hosts No. 7 UCLA on Friday (3 p.m.), Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Sophomore Jeremy Martinez and senior Dante Flores joined Trojans Live to preview the series.

Finally, No. 1 USC women's tennis will be home for matches against Utah (Friday at 1:30pm) and Colorado (Saturday at Noon). Senior Zoe Scandalis and freshman Madison Westby explained why this Women of Troy team has been so dominant this season.


Spring Game on Saturday

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The USC Spring Game is this Saturday at 3 p.m. inside the Coliseum. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the gate.

Click here for more info!

Among other giveaways, all fans will receive an EXCLUSIVE poster and can line up for post-game autographs. Plus, the first 5,000 fans will take home a set of 12 football trading cards.


Meet Matt Boermeester

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Name: Matt Boermeester
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Position: PK

Class: RS Sophomore

Size: 6-foot, 185 pounds

Age: 20

Junior College: Saddleback JC (Cathedral Catholic HS)

Scouting Report: The left-footed kicker, fresh off of his redshirt year, brings in a big leg for the Trojans in 2015.

JC Career: He hit 11-of-13 field goals and 43-of-48 PATs as a freshman at Saddleback Junior College. His longest made field goal was from 43 yards out. Boermeester was named to the 2014 All-Southern California Football Association Southern Division second team.

Spring Ball: Boermeester is in a two-horse race against redshirt junior kicker Alex Wood for the starting place kicking job and kickoff duties. The two have competed throughout spring ball and the starter will likely be named during fall camp.

Sark on the kicking competition: "They're striking the ball well. Both of them are. The operation is really key and we're fortunate to have our snapper and holder coming back. That helps new kickers coming in and allows them to focus on their job."

Here is Boermeester with our Sarah Bergstrom...


Fantastic Four

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Written by Sarah Bergstrom, USC blog contributor

Not many schools can boast Hall of Famers in all four major collegiate sports, and even less can accomplish the feat in one year. In just the first three months of 2015, USC has done just that, with Randy Johnson, Junior Seau, Lisa Leslie and George Raveling cementing their places in Cooperstown, Canton and Springfield.


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Coast to Coast Commanders

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Written by Sarah Bergstrom, USC blog contributor

USC track & field dominated across the board and across the country last week as a host of Trojans competed in the Florida Relays in Gainesville and the California Collegiate Invitational in San Diego. Nine USC student-athletes posted school all-time Top 10 marks between the two meets, and the Trojans swept the Pac-12 Athlete of the Week Honors thanks to the performances of Andre De Grasse, Deanna Hill, Conor McCullough and Tera Novy.

Click here for a complete recap of the Trojans' showing at the Florida Relays and California Collegiate Invitational.

USC opened up the Florida Relays on Friday in fantastic fashion with 15 Trojans posting personal records. Senior BeeJay Lee took second in the men's 100m in a blazing fast time of 10.09 and De Grasse placed third with a PR of 10.11. De Grasse's time moved him into eighth place on USC's all-time list. The duo now have the two fastest legal college 100m dash times in the country this season.

De Grasse also secured a spot in the USC all-time top 10 in both the 200m and 4x100m relay earning him Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors. His PR of 20.20 in the 200m, the fastest time in the country this season, vaulted him to fourth on the school's all-time list. The junior then ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay which finished first among college teams in 38.97. The mark is eighth on USC's all-time list and is the fastest Trojan time in the event since 2005.

The freshman Hill, who was named the Pac-12 Women's Track Athlete of the Week, was the top college runner and second overall in the 200m dash with a PR of 22.88. Her time is the fastest in the country by a college runner this year and ties her for eighth on USC's all-time list. She also set a PR in in the 100m of 11.44 and ran the lead off leg for the team's winning 4x100-meter relay which clocked a time of 43.85.

Fellow freshman Randall Cunningham (pictured) rounded out the action for the Trojans in Florida on Saturday, finishing second in the high jump with a mark of 7-4.25 which moved him into fifth on USC's all-time list and just a quarter of an inch away from the school's freshman record.

Back home in California, a duo of throwers dominated for the Trojans with McCullough winning the men's hammer throw with a mark of 233-7 and Novy winning both the discus and shot put competitions with throws of 182-10 and 45-4.25 respectively. McCullough's winning throw is the best in the country this year and moved him to fifth on USC's all-time list. The pair were named the Pac-12 Men's and Women's Field Athletes of the Week.

The men's team is currently ranked No. 5 and the women's team is No. 7 in the most recent USTFCCCA rankings announced on Monday. Next up, a handful of Trojans will compete in the Jim Click Shootout on April 11 in Tucson before heading to the annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. from April 16-17.

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