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Trojans have sense of familarity with ASU


Technically, every game counts. And technically, USC has already started its conference schedule (and is 0-1). But the preseason is over. This, of course, is a lie. There is no preseason in college football. Week one is week one, and the games all count just the same in the annals of history. But still … […]

Enfield turning cynics into believers


In the midst of all the excitement surrounding the hiring of USC men’s basketball coach Andy Enfield, I remained a bit wary. As the old saying goes, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. This time I wanted to remain impervious to the standard optimism associated with a new hire, […]

Defense faces first real test in Aggies


Don’t believe everything you read. At least, that’s how the saying goes. Because if you read statistics about USC’s defense in 2013, you would believe that the Trojans had one of the top defensive units in all of college football. So far this season, USC ranks eighth in the nation in points per game allowed […]

Offense roars to life as Trojans cruise


Through USC’s first two games, one thing has been clear: no matter how poorly the offense plays, the defense can be dominant enough keep the team in the game. On Saturday against Boston College, the Trojan defense again delivered, but this time the offense finally broke through. Instead of finding itself in a close game, […]

Kiffin, QBs waste talented roster


After another stalled drive against Washington State, USC’s star wide receiver, junior Marqise Lee, who will almost certainly be nabbing passes from an NFL quarterback a year from now, stormed off the field. He yanked off his helmet and screamed in frustration in the direction of the stands that were once filled with cheers but […]

Energetic tunes to help students bounce back


Back in the day when I was 13 years old and just learning how to use iTunes, I would obsessively burn mix CDs for my friends. Graduation party? Mix CD. Birthday? Mix CD. Sad friend? Mix CD. I was clearly a creative teenager. But honestly, not much has changed, since one of my favorite pastimes […]

Kiffin’s playcalling is becoming a hindrance


When USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced in July at Pac-12 Media Day that he’d be calling plays for the upcoming 2013 season, it made sense to me. Sure, USC fans desperately wanted Kiffin to absolve himself of playcalling duties. But after last season’s 7-6 debacle, Kiffin knew that another disappointing campaign would result in […]

No. 25 USC shocked by Washington State in dismal offensive showing


For the second consecutive week, USC’s defense dominated, creating turnovers and sacks just when it seemed the opposition was close to putting points on the board. But on Saturday, the Trojan offense offset all of these positives created by their counterparts on the other side of the ball en route to a 10-7 defeat at […]