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Trojans top Sun Devils 38-17


USC coach Lane Kiffin described it as continued “bad karma” in a week replete with controversy after a student manager was fired for deflating game balls during the first half of last Saturday’s defensive debacle against Oregon. Only 45 minutes before kickoff, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee entered Kiffin’s office with a swollen face after […]

Practice Notes: Aug. 30


No. 25 USC has begun preperations for its season opener Saturday against Minnesota. Redshirt junior guard Abe Markowitz and redshirt sophomore wide receiver De’Von Flournoy missed practice, while freshman runningback Amir Carlisle had to leave early. Coach Lane Kiffin said he is expected to be back tomorrow. Kiffin said on injuries, “We’re relatively healthy for […]

Trojans picked to finish first in Pac-12 South


High expectations have returned to Los Angeles. Despite finishing just 8-5 a season ago, good for third place in the Pac-10, USC was picked to win the South division in the conference’s annual preseason media poll. Tallying 230 points, the Trojans edged Arizona State, which narrowly finished second with 207 points. “With so much stuff […]