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Haden meets with NCAA, discusses football sanctions


USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and Vice President for Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts met with National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert Wednesday following the NCAA’s announcement that it would reduce sanctions against Penn State. “After learning of the NCAA’s actions on Tuesday regarding Penn State and the lessening of the sanctions that were imposed on that institution, when […]

Defense faces first real test in Aggies


Don’t believe everything you read. At least, that’s how the saying goes. Because if you read statistics about USC’s defense in 2013, you would believe that the Trojans had one of the top defensive units in all of college football. So far this season, USC ranks eighth in the nation in points per game allowed […]

Early conference games are not ideal


It always used to go something like this: USC would play two or three nonconference games and then shift over to conference play, not facing an opponent outside of the Pac-10 for the rest of the season, save for Notre Dame. It had a sort of fluidity to it. Though those nonconference games counted in […]

NCAA gets it wrong yet again


June 10, 2010 is when it all started. That was the day the NCAA handed down some of the stiffest and most stringent penalties of all time in its sanctions against the USC football program. That was when I became skeptical about the integrity and questionable motives of the NCAA as an institution. Looking back, […]