Brian Banks, the former Long Beach high school football prodigy falsely accused of raping a classmate, today got a second chance at his NFL dreams.
After spending nearly a decade fighting the charge unsuccessfully, the 26-year-old was released from jail and hit the field last year in an attempt to ... More >>
Pete Carroll, the same football coach who recruited Los Angeles High School football star Brian Banks to the USC team one decade ago, is reportedly giving the 26-year-old a second chance after 10 years fighting a false rape conviction.
Carroll coaches the Seattle Seahawks now, and has granted the N ... More >>
PR NewswirePaula Deen with roses
Update: When the folks at Pasadena Star-News contacted The Weekly's Jonathan Gold, a longtime Pasadena resident, for a comment about the recent naming of Paula Deen as Grand Marshal of the 2011 Rose Parade, Gold was less than enthusiastic:
"Paula Deen? That ... More >>
Former USC Coach Pete Carroll on Thursday decried the recently announced NCAA sanctions against his former football program, saying via YouTube that he's "shocked and disappointed" by the body's findings in regards to the team he ran, findings that included possible special treatment -- inclu ... More >>
Last Friday was National Donut Day, and while we can't think of a better time to abandon our diets, sometimes the love for donuts can be taken too far. Case in point: ESPN reports that Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Golden Tate apologiz ... More >>
petecarroll.comPete Carroll.If it wasn't official, it sure sounded like it Sunday as several news outlets reported that USC football Coach Pete Carroll was leaving town to take over the top coaching job for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.
It wasn't the reported $32.5 million that likely sent Car ... More >>
Orange County high school graduate Matt Barkley has been picked by USC Trojans footballcoach Pete Carroll to be the team's next quarterback. Barkley, who will follow in the immediate footsteps of Mark Sanchez, is believed to be the first freshman QB in Trojan history, reports Associated Press. While ... More >>
Jeff CowanLakers fans: Storm Troopers and Transformer Bumble BeeLos Angeles doesn't really do civic pride. We're too aloof and jaded for that sort of thing. We're a secular, sunglasses indoors, windows up, bowling alone type of town (except that when we bowl, it's usually at some swanky alley with a ... More >>
Today's Daily Trojan publishes a story, unconfirmed by the University of Southern California, that superstar football coach Pete Carroll "is not only the highest paid employee at USC but at any private university in the country." The DT bases its piece on a report issued by the Chronicle of Higher E ... More >>
The gay, USC-themed blog known as the Boi from Troy decisively trounced today's L.A. Times when it came to headlining the Trojans' impressive 34-24 Rose Bowl victory over Penn State. "Friday Morning QB: Three-Pete Edition" quipped BFT's blogger, alluding to the third consecutive Rose Bowl title ... More >>
USC fullback Stanley Havili will not suit up for Thursday's Rose Bowl face-off between the Trojans and Penn State. An Associated Press report said coach Pete Carroll made the announcement after Tuesday's practice, citing Havili's "academic ineligibility." USC Athletic Department spokesman Tim Tessal ... More >>