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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 […]

Trojan success starts on the track


Speed kills. Just ask the rest of the Pac-12. Over the years, the conference has been known for high flyers, the deep pass and lots and lots of points. Then, Chip Kelly came to Oregon and things changed. Speed wasn’t the only attribute that mattered; raw athleticism combined with speed was the only way to […]

Marqise Lee earns MVP of practice


The announcement took all of 30 seconds to say, but the ramifications are still being felt. Ever since senior quarterback Matt Barkley declared his intention to return to school for his senior season on national television, USC has been lauded as the preseason favorite to win the national championship. When the “experts” talk of such […]

Marquee signings mean little for 2012


For a lot of college football fans, Wednesday was the beginning of a new season. Yes, signing day often signifies the start of greatness or the start of a downward trend for teams, whether they play in the SEC, the Big-10 or the Pac-12. Signing day has become a nationwide phenomenon. ESPNU started its coverage […]

The time is now for Trojans to shine


More than an hour after USC’s triple-overtime defeat against Stanford on Oct. 29, senior defensive tackle Christian Tupou lingered around an empty Trojans’ locker room. As he put on his street clothes and finally headed out into the Los Angeles night, USC’s venerable defensive leader did something few are prone to do following a heartbreaking […]

Fans boast insatiable appetite


Understand this: Kickoff between USC and Washington was scheduled for 12:45 p.m. It was in Los Angeles. Weather reports indicated rain was on the horizon. None of those circumstances exactly forecasted a strong turnout from the Trojan faithful, as later indicated by the announced attendance of 64,576 — the lowest number for a homecoming game […]