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USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

WINNERS Jaxson Dart In an awful season, he emerged pretty much unscathed. Miller Moss He finally got a chance and made the most of it. The McKay Center There’s a real chance to clean house the right way and rid the football program of some of the characters that helped Clay Helton create this mess. USC recruiting Elias Ricks, Domani Jackson and Malachi Nelson were … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

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Sunday Notes: USC Narrowly Loses To Cal

The NCAA men’s water polo championship was today and USC narrowly lost to Cal, 13-12 in Westwood. USC led 12-11 with 2:29 left but Cal tied it and then scored the winning goal with 28 seconds remaining. Linebacker David Bailey of Mater Dei committed to Stanford over USC late Saturday night. Linebacker is one of those positions USC needs help, like offensive and defensive line. … Continue reading Sunday Notes: USC Narrowly Loses To Cal

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A USC-Cal History Lesson

I always think of Sam Barry when USC plays at Cal, so it’s worth retelling this story. If you ever attended at USC-Cal game at Berkeley, you experienced walking up the hill to Memorial Stadium. On Sept. 23, 1950, Barry died of a heart attack while he walked up a hill west of Memorial Stadium. Barry was scouting the Santa Clara-California game for USC. He … Continue reading A USC-Cal History Lesson

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Did USC Really Have To Play Cal Tonight?

Talk about an anti-climatic game. It feels even less necessary today than when the game was rescheduled. Some USC fans suggested the Trojans should have pulled a UCLA and taken a forfeit like the Bruins did with Washington this weekend in basketball. But remember, USC was desperate to be bowl eligible and forfeits do not count as a victory for bowl purposes. So USC needed … Continue reading Did USC Really Have To Play Cal Tonight?