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Cal's defense rises up, hands USC fourth straight loss

Dec. 05, 2021 03:20 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Trey Paster scored on a 55-yard fumble return in the second quarter, California’s defense made a clutch stop near the goal line, and the Golden Bears held off Southern California 24-14 in the season finale for both teams. Christopher Brooks...

USC, Cal wrapping up season after earlier postponement

Dec. 02, 2021 13:06 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — USC will play its final game of the season Saturday in Berkeley, but the Trojans won’t have Lincoln Riley calling plays from the sidelines. Riley, who was hired this week after five years at Oklahoma, is trying to settle in and set up shop in...

Arizona hires UCLA assistant Nansen as defensive coordinator

Dec. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired UCLA defensive line coach Johnny Nansen as its defensive coordinator. Nansen replaces Don Brown, who left to become the head coach at Massachusetts. Nansen spent the past two seasons coaching the Bruins'...

Riley gets first look at USC as Trojans try to keep focus

Nov. 30, 2021 23:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is playing for two coaches this week. There is Lincoln Riley, the splashy new hire tasked with restoring the Trojans atop their historic perch at the pinnacle of West Coast college football, and Donte Williams, the interim coach...

Lincoln Riley eager to return USC Trojans to winning ways

Nov. 29, 2021 21:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standing on the top rim of the venerable Coliseum on a 76-degree autumn Monday, Lincoln Riley took a glance behind him at the Los Angeles panorama stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood sign to the gleaming downtown skyscrapers. “Wow. Is...

USC hires coach Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma

Nov. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EST

Southern California desperately wanted a marquee head coach after more than a decade of underachievement and embarrassment. The Trojans landed one of the biggest, brightest names in the game. USC hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley on Sunday in a stunning...

Southern California has hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley as football coach

Nov. 28, 2021 20:23 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley as football coach.

No. 13 BYU squanders lead, rallies to beat USC 35-31

Nov. 28, 2021 04:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brigham Young isn't used to having to rally from behind, yet the 13th-ranked Cougars were able to come back after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half against Southern California on Saturday night. Jackson McChesney’s 7-yard TD run with 3:57...

UCLA runs past Cal 42-14 to wrap up 8-win regular season

Nov. 28, 2021 03:28 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Rose Bowl was chilly, and the crowd was fairly sparse. The UCLA Bruins still celebrated their regular season-ending victory over California to honor the seniors who persevered through their difficult four-year transformation into a winner. ...

UCLA, Cal looking to avoid hangovers from rivalry game wins

Nov. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA is bowl eligible and has secured its first winning season since 2016. The Bruins have one more goal going into their regular-season finale against California on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl — not having a letdown after a huge win over...