Posted November 01, 2012 on
USC sat atop the AP preseason football poll this year. The Trojans returned Heisman frontrunner Matt Barkley, a defense that returned key players at each level and star skill players at wide receiver, running back and tight end.
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So why is USC and its once-golden boy starting quarterback Matt Barkley struggling this season? Reign of Troy's Josh Webb, taking part in a Pacific Takes round table, put the blame on a lack of discipline.
"Additionally, Barkley has shown a tendency to look-in his receivers and
this has allowed defensive backs to anticipate his throws. These aren't
USC football players were on the practice field Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after a shooting on campus.
The Times has reported that Geno Hall, a former Crenshaw High football star, was critically injured in a shooting at a Halloween party, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
According to the report: "University officials...
It goes without saying that Matt Barkley's remark about "unfinished business" is going to remain just that -- unfinished.
The USC quarterback, who opted to return for his senior season rather than cash in on the NFL Draft, wanted one last chance to return his team to BCS prominence without the restraints of NCAA probation.
You had to appreciate his intentions, but...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Southern California's national championship dreams are dead, and Robert Woods believes it's because the Trojans have too much pride.
Stick with him here: The All-American receiver says pride and team togetherness are why 18th-ranked USC leads the nation in penalties.
When the Trojans (6...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks about Thursday's practice and the Trojans preparation for No. 2 Oregon this weekend.
Every tailgate at Arizona is it’s own little slice of heaven. Perfect weather, hot girls and cold beers make Tuscon a destination in the Fall. This past weekend was ever more special because the Wildcats were hosting the #9 USC Trojans. Despite a massive day by WR Marquise Lee (16 catches, 345 yards, 2 TDs), the Wildcats held on for a 36-33 win.
Honestly, who cares about the game...
Hit hard by injuries and a school-record 26 losses last season, the Southern California Trojans are eager to put the ugliness behind them and make a big turnaround led by point guard Jio Fontan.
The projected star of the program has mostly been off the court the last two seasons after transferring from Fordham. Fontan played just half a season in his USC debut, then missed all of...
Before the season started, this Pac-12 matchup was targeted as a potential top-five showdown and a game that would have major national title...
No. 4 Oregon at No. 17 USC
7:00 PM, Fox
Line: Oregon -7.5
Before the season started, this game was considered to be a preview of the potential Pac-12 title game and possibly affect the BCS Title game race.
Both of those things are still in play, but the stakes are higher for Oregon, as this is the first of three games that the Ducks play on the road in November, and the...