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Woods is back on top of his game


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If Saturday’s contest against Syracuse taught us anything, it’s this: Not even rain delays and thunderstorms can slow down USC’s dynamic passing attack. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley failed to finish with his typical 300 passing yards, but he did manage to throw six touchdowns against the Orange. Three of those scoring […]

No. 2 USC ekes out a 42-29 victory over the Orange


After Saturday’s 69-minute weather delay, the Trojans exploded for 28 points in the second half. Behind a career-best six touchdown passes, senior quarterback Matt Barkley led the Trojans to a 42-29 win over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

College athletes deserve a fair share


In some ways, senior quarterback Matt Barkley gets a raw deal. It’s not just the astronomical expectations he shoulders with aplomb -— expectations so high that many question why his completion percentage wasn’t higher in last week’s game against Hawai’i in which he threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns — or the reality that, […]

USC can’t trust the NCAA to act fairly


Last Saturday was a day of celebration: College football had finally returned, and USC was back to its winning ways. The Trojans trounced Hawai’i 49-10 in its first season of bowl eligibility in two years since the NCAA dropped the hammer on them after the Reggie Bush investigation. USC was ranked No. 1 in the […]

USC receiver named Pac-12 Player of the Week


One of the key performers for the Trojans in their 49-10 victory over the Hawaii Warriors on Saturday was sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee, who was named a Pac-12 Player of the Week alongside UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin and Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer. In one of his most impressive performances during his tenure at USC, Lee […]