Barkley, Lee named Player of the Year semifinalists

USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley and sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee were named to the Walter Camp Foundation’s 15-player “Watch List” for the Walter Camp Award, which is given to college football’s Player of the Year. Barkley and Lee are two of four Pac-12 players on the list, the most for any conference, along with […]

NCAA grants Oraby eligibility

The USC men’s basketball team received a big boost right before the season opener against Coppin State, when 7-foot-two-inch transfer center Omar Oraby was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA. Hardship waivers are requested when a player wishes to override the standard one-year waiting period for transfers due to mitigating personal circumstances. USC applied […]

Troubled Trojans have chance at redemption

Few athletic programs earn dual acclaim for their football and men’s basketball teams. To wit, Florida, Ohio State, Texas and Notre Dame are the only universities that really qualify. Without question, USC’s path to improving its basketball program and joining their ranks is littered with obstacles — some endemic, most brought on by poor management […]

Chip Kelly might be Pac-12’s best coach

For those of you who can’t get enough of Lane Kiffin, another cantankerous coach sporting a visor will occupy a Coliseum sideline this Saturday: Oregon’s Chip Kelly. Of course these days, the visor and surly personality might be the only similarities these two share. To say Kelly came out of nowhere is a bit generous. […]