Trojans stumble in conference opener


The bleeding hasn’t stopped for the USC men’s basketball team. Opening Pac-12 play against California at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, the Trojans (5-9, 0-1) outscored the host Golden Bears by eight points in the second half, but were nonetheless outdone in the final moments, falling 53-49. Trailing by one point with less […]

Women of Troy unable to maintain momentum in Pac-12 opener


After a month on the road, the Women of Troy returned to the Galen Center Thursday night to host fourth-ranked Stanford. The Cardinal defeated USC 61-53 causing the Women of Troy to lose its first conference game and to fall to 5-6 overall. “It’s getting frustrating when our team is playing well but still comes […]

Jayhawks too much to handle for Trojans


A year ago in Lawrence, Kan., the USC men’s basketball team was narrowly edged by the host Jayhawks by two points following a late 3-pointer from guard Josh Selby with 26 seconds left in the game. Thursday’s rematch wasn’t as close. USC finished with a season-low 13 points in the first half before eventually falling […]

‘Perfect Trojan’ label not farfetched for Barkley


Plenty of adjectives describe USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley. Following a season in which he threw for 3,528 yards, along with 39 touchdown passes, the third-year signal caller has received his fair share of praise over the last month. But on Thursday, as Barkley announced he would return to school for his senior season – […]

Matt Barkley chooses ‘one more year’ with Kiffin


Trojan football fans had to anxiously wait until Matt Barkley’s press conference at 1 p.m. on Thursday to learn that the junior quarterback would return for his senior season, forgoing the opportunity to enter the NFL draft. USC football coach Lane Kiffin discovered Barkley’s fate a day earlier, but only after enduring a painfully long […]

Women of Troy defeat Pepperdine in overtime


The USC women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak after defeating Pepperdine 75-71 in overtime on Wednesday. USC is 18-0 all time against Pepperdine, with the series dating back to 1977. Pepperdine shot eight 3-pointers in the first half, giving the Waves a 42-35 lead at halftime over the Women of Troy. In the […]

USC safety T.J. McDonald to remain at USC


USC junior safety T.J. McDonald announced Wednesday that he will return to school for his senior season, forgoing the opportunity to declare for the NFL draft. McDonald, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2011, had been projected as a possible second round pick in next April’s draft had he chose to declare. “We have an opportunity […]

Senior guard Jacki Gemelos will undergo fifth ACL surgery


USC senior guard Jacki Gemelos will have a fifth ACL reconstruction surgery in early January. Gemelos suffered the injury to her left knee during the Dec. 18 contest against Texas A&M. Gemelos has sustained multiple knee injuries in her career at USC. The McDonald’s All-American has been a top player for USC since her full-time […]

Trojans trounce TCU, snap three-game losing streak


The Trojans ended a three-game losing streak and eclipsed their previous season-high of 66 total points in a 83-59 victory over Texas Christian University on Monday. Everything may supposedly be bigger in Texas, but nobody on TCU (7-4) could stop the smallest player on the court. Five-foot-seven sophomore guard Maurice Jones bobbed and weaved his […]