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Why you shouldn’t skip the Sun Bowl


The setup is less than ideal. Playing in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, against a 6-7 team from the ACC? Not exactly somebody’s ideal New Year’s Eve plans. Throw in the fact that kickoff is set for 11 a.m. on the west coast and I’m starting to question just how many people will […]

A bowl bid still counts for something


Conference championship Saturday has come and gone. The BCS selection show came and went. What did both of these television programs have in common? Neither of them involved USC. If you had told me when the season began that USC would be playing Georgia Tech in a bowl game, I’d have guessed the Trojans got […]

NFL draft looms for pair of star Trojans


To me, awaiting word on whether USC will play in the Holiday Bowl or Sun Bowl carries about as much intrigue as the Chevron car races we’re forced to watch at every football and basketball game. Frankly, I don’t care, although it is entertaining to watch people go bonkers when the fire truck wins. I’ll […]

Lee headlines Pac-12 awards for Trojans


Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee and freshman defensive end Leonard Williams received recognition from the Pac-12 yesterday, with Lee winning Offensive Player of the Year in the conference and Williams taking home the Freshman Defensive Player of the Year award. The awards, in conjunction with All-Conference First Team recognition given to Lee and senior center […]

Making the case for patience with Kiffin


The whispers started with USC’s loss to Stanford in mid-September. They grew louder after the shocking upset loss at Arizona in late October. When USC Athletic Director Pat Haden indicated before the Notre Dame game that Kiffin would be retained for next season, no matter the result of the looming matchup versus the Fighting Irish, […]

Can USC compete for a BCS bowl in 2013?


Point: USC’s forgiving Pac-12 and non-conference schedule will allow the team to work out its kinks. After last season’s 50-0 demolition of UCLA put the finishing touches on a 10-2 campaign, there was plenty of optimism heading into the offseason. Visions of Matt Barkley, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee danced in the heads of USC […]

No. 1 Notre Dame, in a 22-13 win, keeps Trojans at bay


Given the opportunity to upset No. 1 Notre Dame in the 84th edition of the storied intersectional rivalry, USC flashed the talent and explosiveness that emboldened many preseason prognosticators to ticket the Trojans — not the Irish — for a date in January’s BCS national championship game in Miami. Unfortunately, the Trojans were once again […]