Tag Archive for: season opener

The Office season premiere brings new possibilities

Marking its ninth season on the air, NBC’s hit comedy The Office premiered to its lowest season-opener ratings ever on Thursday, a 46% drop from last year. More notably, the series’ last first episode began to breed speculation on how the mockumentary is going to end its successful run. But after nine years of used material, what […]

USC can’t afford to cut this game close

Saturday’s opener against Hawai’i is intended to be a tune-up, a blowout against a team unable to match USC’s firepower. A quick eye test during warm-ups will betray an undersized Hawai’i squad that the Trojans should simply out-talent. Sound familiar? The Sept. 3, 2010, game against Hawai’i was played under a similar narrative, only to […]

USC to pay tribute to Seau at season opener

During Saturday’s season opener against the Hawaii Warriors, USC will honor deceased All-Pro linebacker and former Trojan Junior Seau by distributing upwards of 80,000 wristbands in remembrance of his life and football career. The wristbands say “Trojan Pride 55,” a reference to Seau’s jersey number while a member of USC’s football team. Seau passed away […]

Stat to watch: fourth quarter scoring differential

During the last five seasons, USC has outscored its opponents in each of the first three quarters over the course of a season, sometimes by a decisive margin. The results, however, vary when studying the Trojans’ performance in the fourth quarter. From 2006 to 2008, USC never lost the fourth quarter battle. During that span, […]

Live Blog: USC vs. Minnesota

We’re live here at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for No. 25 USC’s season opener against Minnesota. Be sure to follow our live blog for in-game updates, as well as our Twitter account @DT_Sports.