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Trojans move up to No. 9 in BCS standings

The Trojans are ranked No. 9 in the latest BCS standings released on Sunday. The Trojans moved up one spot from No. 10 following South Carolina’s 44-11 defeat against the Florida Gators. USC, meanwhile, earned an impressive 50-6 victory over the Pac-12’s last place team, the Colorado Buffaloes. Two Oregon teams still rank ahead of […]

Trojans No. 10 in BCS rankings

USC (5-1) sits at No. 10 in the initial BCS rankings released on Sunday. The Trojans are one of four Pac-12 teams represented, which also includes No. 3 Oregon (6-0), No. 8 Oregon State (5-0) and No. 20 Stanford (4-2). Similar to last year’s rankings, the top two teams are from the SEC, with No. […]

Former Trojan Cushing suffers torn ACL

Former Trojan standout linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a torn ACL during a Monday night contest between the Houston Texans and the host New York Jets in East Rutherford, NJ. Injuries in professional football are certainly commonplace, but Cushing’s injury in particular brings with it a fair amount of scrutiny because it occurred due to a […]

Terrell named to top 100 players list

USC junior guard J.T. Terrell was named No. 98 on CBS Sports’ list of the top 100 NCAA basketball players on Monday. Terrell, who was recruited to Wake Forest as a freshman, joins this year’s squad as a transfer in an effort to improve on last year’s 6-26 record. Terrell most recently played for Peninsula […]

USC moves up in latest polls

Following USC’s 38-28 victory over the Utah Utes on Saturday, the Trojans moved up to the No. 11 spot in the Associated Press top-25 poll and the No. 9 spot in the USA Today Coaches’ poll. USC was previously ranked No. 13 and No. 12, respectively. USC’s win, while not dominant, was boosted by the […]

Vavic wins Player of the Week award

Junior Nikola Vavic won his second Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week award in the last three weeks as he led the top ranked Trojans to the SoCal Tournament title this past weekend. His career high six goals against the sixth ranked University of California Santa Barbara Gauchos in the final sparked the […]

National Football Foundation names Barkley William V. Campbell Trophy semi-finalist

USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley was selected as one of 147 candidates for the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Awards. The same 147 candidates also comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, which acknowledges an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Nominees for the award, which are […]

USC adds Fresno State to 2014 football schedule

Only four games into the current football season, USC Director of Athletics’ Chair Pat Haden already has an eye on the future, announcing USC will add Fresno State to the football schedule in 2014. The game holds special meaning for Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin, as he played quarterback for the Bulldogs from 1994 to […]

Officials credit Trojans with nine sacks in win over Cal

No. 13 USC beat the California Golden Bears 27-9 on Saturday, largely because of a strong performance from defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin’s unit. In total, the defense registered nine sacks. Originally credited with seven, the number was later upgraded after the conclusion of the game. The nine sacks were USC’s highest total since 2007 against […]