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The time is now for Trojans to shine


More than an hour after USC’s triple-overtime defeat against Stanford on Oct. 29, senior defensive tackle Christian Tupou lingered around an empty Trojans’ locker room. As he put on his street clothes and finally headed out into the Los Angeles night, USC’s venerable defensive leader did something few are prone to do following a heartbreaking […]

Trojans could get last laugh in Oregon


Elite college football programs show unwavering class and respect in defeat and victory. For Oregon, most of its players are doing their part. In fact, all but one of Oregon’s players appear to carry themselves with an elegance appropriate for a team that has a shot to play in consecutive BCS national championship games. But […]

USC and Oregon a clash of cultures


When USC and Oregon meet on the football field Saturday night in Eugene, Ore., there will be more on the line than the Ducks’ recently reinvigorated BCS title hopes. The future of the Pac-12 conference is at stake. The Trojans and Ducks have combined to win the last nine conference titles and Oregon is in […]

Recruiting Roundup


“Black mamba” bites USC, chooses Oregon Rumors swirled last weekend about a secret visit longtime Trojan commit De’Anthony Thomas took to the University of Oregon. Then pictures appeared online with Thomas in Oregon gear from head to toe, putting even more fuel on the fire. Thomas, who according to Rivals.com is the No. 1 athlete […]