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USC edges Washington State for much-needed win with late blocked field goal

A blocked field goal and a high-scoring offense helped USC edge Washington State 39-36 at the Coliseum on Friday.
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Live blog: USC-Washington State

Follow along as USC takes on Washington State at the Coliseum, looking to avoid a third straight loss.

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Featured: Volleyball

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Volleyball sweeps UCLA in conference opener

The Women of Troy beat the Bruins in three sets at Galen Center Wednesday.
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Women’s volleyball to face Bruins in Pac-12 opener

The Trojans have had a solid season so far, but will soon face tough conference teams.
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Volleyball preps for San Diego opponents

The Women of Troy will travel south to face off in the SDSU/USD Challenge.

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Writing was on the wall for upset


All signs pointed to it. A week after a huge emotional win, a week of practice swirling with uncertainty, all leading up to a road game against a team nobody thinks has a shot. Smelled like trouble. Looked like trouble.

The writing was on the wall for a USC letdown


All signs pointed to it. A week after a huge emotional win, a week of practice swirling with uncertainty, all leading up to a road game against a team nobody thinks has a shot. Smelled like trouble. Looked like trouble. Man, was it ever trouble. In what has become a yearly occurrence for USC, the […]

Other sports trump football on campus


We know all the statistics and accolades. They are printed on cardinal T-shirts sold in the bookstore: seven consecutive 11-win seasons, BCS Bowls and Pac-10 Championships — not to mention the two national championships won in the middle of this decade. These stats seem to speak for themselves and declare USC football the best sport […]

Trojans won’t fail the ’Quizz this Saturday


USC has placed itself in a great position to run the table in the Pac-10 after winning a huge Ohio State game in its second contest of the season. Sound familiar? Well it should. Last year, the Trojans beat the Buckeyes 35-3 in Week 2 at the Coliseum and appeared to have passed their toughest […]

It’s too soon to crown Barkley


As a USC fan, it was alarming. When freshman quarterback Matt Barkley approached the huddle before the Trojans went for the two-point conversion late Saturday night, ESPN announcer Brent Musburger added a little bit of bravado to the already tense situation. “Right before your eyes, you’re watching a freshman grow up tonight, before a record-setting […]

USC’s schedule pays off for now


No matter how hard Pete Carroll tries to turn the focus forward to the upcoming game against Washington, Saturday’s classic against Ohio State might be the only thing USC fans talk about for some time. The tilt between top-10 teams was a rarity on a number of levels. Earlier in the fall, Carroll mused on […]