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Andre Heidari among 30 named to the Lou Groza Award watch list


Sophomore kicker Andre Heidari has been named to the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award preseason watch list, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Wednesday. The award, which is annually given to the nation’s best collegiate placekicker, will be presented by the Orange Bowl Committee on Dec. 4. Thirty players were named to the watch […]

Practice makes perfect


The USC football team practices Tuesday afternoon on Howard Jones Field. This was the team’s first practice since spring break. The Trojans are ranked No. 1 in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25. See Page 11 for Pigskin Notes from Tuesday’s practice.

GameDay provides false sense of hope


Early Saturday morning, hordes of dedicated USC fans and handfuls of Stanford’s faithful will trudge down Trousdale Parkway, across Exposition Boulevard and around the Rose Garden to wait patiently outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s peristyle — maybe even in the rain — before ESPN personnel shepherd them into a gated area behind the set […]

Coaches don’t deserve all scrutiny, blame


USC-Notre Dame just doesn’t have the same kick to it anymore. With both teams at relative low points, the bad blood in the rivalry doesn’t quite boil like it used to (at least on the West Coast, anyway — South Bend might be a different story). Sure, the game will receive plenty of attention with […]