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College Football Pick’em: Week of 11/16


The college football season is quickly drawing to a close, but fear not, fans, we’ve got plenty of good matchups to tide us over until bowl season. With Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State each playing teams of consequence and finally getting to the backloaded schedules of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Baylor, we should […]

2013 class flies under the radar


When the dust finally settled on national signing day, there was plenty to talk about. Between watching ESPN’s all-day coverage and scrolling through thousands of Twitter posts, there was never a dull moment in tracking the decision-making process of the nation’s top high school football players. National signing day has been in existence for decades, […]

Undefeated No. 12 Ohio State mirrors 2010 USC team


During the last four weeks, the parallels between 2012 Ohio State in its first season of sanctions and 2010 USC were becoming a little too eerie. Both teams fumbled through their first four games, narrowly beating teams they should have obliterated and shakily clinging to their undefeated status, with pollsters still pinning them around the […]

Oraby transfers to USC


Omar Oraby, 7-foot-2 junior center,  has decided to make a verbal commitment to transfer from Rice to USC. Oraby intends to enroll in classes on Friday and start classes on Monda. He also plans to seek out a hardship waiver so he can play this season. A hardship waiver helps grant a person an exception to […]

Recruiting Roundup


“Black mamba” bites USC, chooses Oregon Rumors swirled last weekend about a secret visit longtime Trojan commit De’Anthony Thomas took to the University of Oregon. Then pictures appeared online with Thomas in Oregon gear from head to toe, putting even more fuel on the fire. Thomas, who according to Rivals.com is the No. 1 athlete […]

If I were Pat Haden, if I were USC’s AD


Earlier this week, a buddy of mine alerted me to the fact that seven of the eight Pac-10 softball teams are in the preseason top 25. My first reaction was not one of admiration, but of disappointment that there are eight softball teams in the Pac-10. Then, I realized that if USC did have a […]

Trojans hope NCAA appeal is not fruitless


During all the hooting and hollering erupting from the NCAA bowl season, USC was conspicuously silent. The Trojans, muzzled by NCAA sanctions, have known since the summer that no matter how well they performed this year, they would be sitting at home during the postseason. It must have been hard watching Stanford smash Virginia Tech […]