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The USC Trojans’ dream season has run off the rails, but while the three-loss Trojans won’t be in the BCS title game, they still have a shot to end the year in Pasadena in the Rose Bowl.
To get there, they’ll have to put their focus back on the field and away from the hype and distractions that have turned their once-promising season into a disappointment.
The Trojans host the Arizona State Sun Devils at home this afternoon. USC lost badly in Tempe early last season, and they’ll be looking to redeem that loss, as well as the entire 2012 season.
The Trojans haven’t lost three games in a row in more than a decade, but they won’t get an easy win over the Sun Devils, who are seeking to avoid a four-game losing streak.
The biggest area in which USC needs to improve is, obviously, defense. The Trojans surrendered 1,318 yards and 97 points in their last two games, losses to Arizona and Oregon. The defensive line, which had been strong until recently, allowed the Ducks’ Kenjon Barner to rus...
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According to one L.A.-based sportswriter, because of "an array of distractions and ethics dilemmas," USC A.D. Pat Haden could opt to cut Lane Kiffin loose at season's end.
After yielding an atrocious 730 yards of offense in last week’s 62-51 loss to Oregon, embattled University of Southern California (USC) head coach Lane Kiffin is under intense scrutiny to axe the team’s defensive coordinator, his 72-year-old father, Monte. The … Continue reading →
Southern California: In the matter of the curiously, and criminally (in terms of NCAA rules) deflated footballs and coach with the over-inflated sense of self, the question is not whether we can believe Lane Kiffin – we already know that we cannot – but whether we should here.
On Wednesday USC reported that it had fired a student manager who deflated footballs that the Trojans’...
If No. 21 Southern California even hopes to think about a big finish to its disappointing season, the Trojans realize they must improve on defense.
After the worst defensive game in USC history last week, almost anything at all would be an improvement Saturday against Arizona State.
USC (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) hosts the slumping Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3) in what's essentially an elimination...
Sportswriter Jonathan Mathis stays true to his teams, and I can know that. He’s written with us on FootBasket.com and is now trying to get into the YouTube game with his controversial videos. It looks like Mathis finally got his first, big viral video when he went on an epic rant over the USC Trojans after their loss to the Oregon Ducks last week.
Mathis went on for a good...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin's postgame press conference after USC defeats ASU 38-17, improving to 7-3 overall and 5-3 in the Pac-12.
USC freshman defensive tackle Leonard Williams had a standout game for the Trojans as he grabbed the first interception of his career. Williams spoke with FOX Sports NEXT following the Trojans' 38-17 win over ASU.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley, tailback Curtis McNeal, and safety T.J. McDonald speak with the media following the Trojans 38-17 win over Arizona State.
Southern California center Omar Oraby had his hardship waiver petition approved by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in the Trojans' season opener on Friday night.
The school says it was notified by the NCAA on Thursday that Oraby is eligible immediately. The 7-foot-2 center from Egypt transferred to USC in September after playing two seasons at Rice. He averaged 6.0 points...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California center Omar Oraby (ore-ROB-ee) had his hardship waiver petition approved by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in the Trojans' season opener on Friday night.
The school says it was notified by the NCAA on Thursday that Oraby is eligible immediately. The 7-foot-2 center from Egypt transferred to USC in September after playing two seasons...
LOS ANGELES - In a game that saw a total nine turnovers, uncharacteristic penalties and a tremendous defensive effort, the USC Trojans proved to be too much for the Arizona State Sun Devils to handle in the Los Angeles Coliseum, beating the Sun Devils 38-17.