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Amid downturn, USC still deserves support


Well, this was not part of the plan. Before the season began, one could imagine what the Thursday before the Oregon game would be like: the campus buzzing with excitement, students posting pictures of the ESPN College GameDay crew setting up in front of the Coliseum and cardinal and gold scattered across campus in support […]

Terrell named to top 100 players list


USC junior guard J.T. Terrell was named No. 98 on CBS Sports’ list of the top 100 NCAA basketball players on Monday. Terrell, who was recruited to Wake Forest as a freshman, joins this year’s squad as a transfer in an effort to improve on last year’s 6-26 record. Terrell most recently played for Peninsula […]

Trojans can reclaim national spotlight


Most coaches would prefer that their teams fly under the radar. The idea that their players are not getting the recognition they deserve creates an “us against the world” mentality that most teams thrive on. At USC, this is most certainly not the case. Arguably the premier sports team in Los Angeles, the Trojans have […]

Trojans’ bye week is a good thing for fans


The night of Stanford’s latest upset victory over USC is not my fondest memory. After missing our return flight to Los Angeles that night, fellow editor Michael Katz and I slept over in San Francisco International Airport, sprawling out on a couple of benches beside a 24-hour Subway. Though sleeping beside vats of tuna fulfilled […]

Khaled Holmes set the tone against California


In the waning moments of USC’s 27-9 victory over California on Saturday, the “Twitterverse” exploded with harsh commentary.   No, it wasn’t about senior quarterback Matt Barkley’s pair of interceptions. It wasn’t about the team’s nearly 300 rushing yards or the fact that the defense didn’t give up a single touchdown. No, most of the […]

Jovanovic joins Trojan basketball


Jovanovic can bring to the Trojans his wide array of post moves and a shooting touch vaguely reminiscent of Orlando Magic player and former Trojan star Nikola Vucevic, also an international recruit.

A weekend guide to college football


USC’s archrival Notre Dame faces Navy in Dublin, in the Emerald Isle Classic on Saturday. Former Trojan running back Amir Carlisle, who transferred to the program last January and is eligible to play immediately after his hardship waiver was approved, will not play in the game due to injury. The Fighting Irish will also be […]