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Fans boast insatiable appetite


Understand this: Kickoff between USC and Washington was scheduled for 12:45 p.m. It was in Los Angeles. Weather reports indicated rain was on the horizon. None of those circumstances exactly forecasted a strong turnout from the Trojan faithful, as later indicated by the announced attendance of 64,576 — the lowest number for a homecoming game […]

Four burning questions: Washington


How will Chris Polk fare against the USC defense? By any standard, Washington running back Chris Polk is having a phenomenal season. The former USC commit has run for over 100 yards in seven of the Huskies’ nine game this year, and he currently owns the school record for most career games with at least […]

Video interview: Kiffin


USC coach Lane Kiffin speaks after Tuesday's practice about the upcoming game against Washington and the team's current state.

Questionable calls undermine Pac-12


It’s getting harder and harder to believe USC isn’t getting the raw end of the deal. I’ll admit that through all of the proceedings and transgressions in the last year-and-a-half I’ve been quick to justify the NCAA and other groups’ treatment of the Trojans’ football program, trying to maintain a stance that the treatment is […]

Character evident in spite of tough loss


USC’s thrilling, triple-overtime showdown against Stanford ended with applause — not after a last-second game-winning field goal or a goal line stand from an oft-maligned defense. It came after a fumble from Curtis McNeal, the junior tailback who rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries Saturday. Hordes of cardinal and […]