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Trojans tame Bulldogs to reach 10-win mark


USC vanquished its postseason demons from a year ago in a game filled with aggressive play-calling, passing prowess and sideline dances, as the Trojans (10-4) staked out an enormous first-half lead before cruising to the finish line in a 45-20 victory over Fresno State (11-2). After getting embarrassed by Georgia Tech 21-7 in last year’s […]

Kiffin, QBs waste talented roster


After another stalled drive against Washington State, USC’s star wide receiver, junior Marqise Lee, who will almost certainly be nabbing passes from an NFL quarterback a year from now, stormed off the field. He yanked off his helmet and screamed in frustration in the direction of the stands that were once filled with cheers but […]

Despite struggles, 2013 class will be fine


Let’s get this out of the way now: The recruiting season is going to turn out OK for USC. Come Wednesday, national signing day, the school is going to announce a recruiting class that will, naturally, be ranked near the top of essentially every national ranking possible. So exhale. It’ll be fine. It always is. […]

Coach Kiffin’s apology tour far from sincere


I’ve been a little under the weather lately, to be quite honest. It’s flu season, and on a college campus that kind of stuff spreads pretty quickly. Everyone’s coughing or sneezing or chugging DayQuil. The flu can kind of get to your brain, too, and mash things up a little. Sometimes it’s hard to tell […]

Te’o case a cautionary tale for college athletes


It’s been quite the whirlwind in the world of social media this past week, especially in the collegiate ranks. Last Wednesday, Deadspin reported that Notre Dame’s star linebacker Manti Te’o had been involved in a massive hoax that took place over the phone and in the Twittersphere. Te’o became the face of college football in […]

Football team needs a new group of leaders


It’s been more than two weeks since USC finished its disastrous 2012 season. But the news just keeps getting worse. On Wednesday, ESPN Los Angeles reported that sources told them a fight took place after the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech 21-7 in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. An anonymous player said the scene […]

Firing of O’Neill is bad news for Kiffin


On Monday morning, I was woken up by the sound of my phone vibrating. Still groggy, I picked it up and was immediately snapped out of my daze: men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill had been fired. My initial thought was how strange the timing seemed: After all, the team had just won a game, something […]