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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 […]

Roster moves making headlines this spring


The USC football team has only two weeks remaining in spring practice. The Trojans are primed to take on any opponent even though they are months away from kickoff. Many questions, however, still surround USC’s roster. Spring practice has not been the easiest transition for the USC football program. Injuries, transfers and multi-sport athletes have […]

NFL pro days don’t tell the entire story


Wednesday afternoon, dozens of NFL scouts were on campus to watch former Trojans work out in an effort to raise their positions in April’s draft. It’s really the last chance for these athletes to make an impression on the scouts and millions of dollars are at stake. However, I don’t buy it. Though it’s important […]

Defensive end Nick Perry opts for the pros


USC junior defensive end Nick Perry has declared for the 2012 NFL draft. It was announced that the 6-foot-3 defensive lineman would follow fellow junior offensive tackle Matt Kalil, opting to go pro. “We counseled Nick throughout his decision-making process and we stand behind him on this decision,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “He was […]

Game rewind: UCLA


The set up: USC, fresh off a monumental win in Oregon the week before, played host to its crosstown rival UCLA for the city championship. Technically, the Pac-12 South Division title was on the line. While the Bruins had already clinched their status as south “representatives” because of the Trojans’ bowl ban, an upset of USC and they would […]

Defense, running game propell Trojans past Huskies


When USC nearly faltered to Arizona on Oct. 1 at home, a number of defensive issues overshadowed whatever strides its offense had made. It marked the first time in school history it had given up more than 40 points in consecutive games. The 37 first downs allowed also marked a program first. But more than […]