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Quiet offseason bodes well for USC


On Nov. 26, UCLA’s trendy all-white uniforms trudged off the Coliseum field — stained beyond recognition with dirt and embarrassment — and an endless stream of USC players lined up to conduct the Trojan Marching Band. At that moment, most USC fans wished the 2012 season could start the following Saturday. Instead, USC fandom entered […]

Penn State’s Silas Redd to transfer to USC


USC’s somewhat murky situation at running back is finally gaining some clarity. As was widely expected, Penn State junior running back Silas Redd has decided to transfer to USC, immediately boosting a backfield that was lacking depth, according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon. Dave Ruden of the Stamford Advocate first reported the story. USC has […]

Matt Barkley among 34 named to O’Brien watch list


USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley was named to the Davey O’Brien Award preseason watch list, the Davey O’Brien Award Foundation announced Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation’s best quarterback. Thirty-four players were named to the list, including two others from the Pac-12: Washington’s Keith Price and Washington State’s Jeff Tuel. Last season, […]

Khaled Holmes among 51 named to Rimington Trophy watch list


Senior center Khaled Holmes has been named to the Rimington Trophy preseason watch list, the Rimington Trophy committee announced Tuesday. The award, which is annually given to the best center in college football, will be presented in December. Fifty-one players were named to the watch list for the 2012 season, including five players from the […]

Barkley among four Trojans named to Maxwell Award watch list


Senior quarterback Matt Barkley, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee, senior tailback Curtis McNeal and junior wide receiver Robert Woods have been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. The four USC players named to the list is more than any other school. Arkansas, Clemson and Oklahoma each have three […]

July marks the best of Trojan athletics


Until we meet again, USC. Wednesday marked the last night of production of The Daily Trojan for the spring semester, which means the semester is coming to a close. We all know what that means for students: Finals. Summer vacation. Job-hunting. But for many USC students, alumni and fans, the end of the semester means […]

USC QBs dominate college football


As the 2012 football season rapidly approaches, I can only think about what kind of USC team will exit the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel Sept. 1. Immense buzz is circulating the USC campus because of Heisman hopes and the possibility to play in a BCS bowl game. It is undeniable that USC is one […]

2012 USC Trojans need to win big


We don’t have to look far for storylines from this year when it comes to USC’s athletic program. The overwhelming sentiment on campus remains: The football dynasty is back at last. In the aftermath of two disappointing nine-and-eight win seasons in 2009 and 2010, respectively, the departure of beloved coach Pete Carroll and sanctions levied […]

One Fan’s Spring Game Experience Puts Things In Perspective


The highlight of Saturday’s spring game did not involve football. It wasn’t the touchdown that senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw to sophomore receiver Marqise Lee in the corner of the end zone. It wasn’t the pair of interceptions that senior cornerback Isiah Wiley made either. No, it happened when the Trojans stood around with their […]