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Pac-10 referee suspended for missed call


A Pac-10 official who worked the USC-Oregon State game Saturday was suspended by the conference for missing an obvious facemask penalty, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday. The official, whose name was not released by the Pac-10, was suspended one game for failing to throw a flag after USC safety Taylor Mays seemed to rip the […]

USC jumps two spots in BCS rankings


USC is ranked No. 5 in the BCS standings, two positions higher than a week ago. After the Trojans 42-36 win over Oregon State on Saturday,  they moved past Cincinnati and Boise State in the standings, although neither team lost. Cincinnati defeated Louisville 41-10 and Boise State dismantled Hawaii 54-9. USC (6-1) is the highest […]

Top recruit’s change of heart may open door for USC


Cassius Marsh, a highly touted defensive tackle from Oaks Christian High School, has decommitted from Cal. While Marsh was unwilling to provide a precise reason for this surprising decision, college football insiders speculate that Cal’s lackluster season thus far was a pivotal factor. Cal’s loss is potentially USC’s gain, although the Trojans will have to […]

In review, officials missed call at Notre Dame


Notre Dame’s fake field goal had USC reeling Saturday. It’s now apparent the officials were confused too. The Pac-10 coordinator of football officials David Cutaia told the Los Angeles Times that the crew who worked the game at Notre Dame made a mistake in not calling a penalty on the Fighting Irish’s fake field goal. […]