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USC drops to No. 12 in BCS rankings


The Trojans may have been shocked after getting dismantled by Oregon on Saturday, but their subsequent dropp in the BCS standings couldn’t have come as much of a surprise. After getting rocked 47-20 in Autzen Stadium, USC fell from No. 5 to No. 12 in the BCS rankings. Oregon now has the inside track to […]

Bradford is fulfilling his promise


Allen Bradford was ready to quit. The bruising redshirt junior USC running back admits he considered transferring multiple times when it seemed he wasn’t working his way into the rotation. But the words of his father, Keith, always stayed with him. “My dad told me, ‘Life’s gonna get hard — you can’t run from it,’” […]

The time has come, Lou Holtz must go


I live for college football Saturdays. It’s during those 14 Saturdays, when the 90-degree heat gives way to the 30-degree snow (at least in my hometown of Chicago), that life is as beautiful as the Italian opera singers in The Shawshank Redemption. Like the prisoners, I stop and soak it all in. But there is […]

Stafon Johnson in surgery after weightlifting accident


USC running back Stafon Johnson is undergoing surgery on his throat after a weightlifting accident Monday morning. Johnson was bench-pressing in the Heritage Hall weight room when the bar slipped from his right hand and landed on his throat, according to USCripsit.com, USC’s official athletic site. “It was an unfortunate accident and Stafon is getting […]