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USC women’s soccer team headed to the postseason


The USC women’s soccer team received its fifth straight bid into the postseason Monday, when the field for the 2009 NCAA tournament was announced. The Women of Troy (12-6-2) will take on Oklahoma State (15-7-0) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. USC defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in Stillwater, […]

Taylor Mays is a semifinalist for Bednarik and Thorpe


In his four years at USC, Taylor Mays has picked up plenty of superlatives. On Wednesday, the senior safety made the cut for two awards that would further add to his resume. Mays was named a semifinalist for both the Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive player in college football, and the Thorpe Award, […]

USC drops to No. 12 in BCS rankings


The Trojans may have been shocked after getting dismantled by Oregon on Saturday, but their subsequent dropp in the BCS standings couldn’t have come as much of a surprise. After getting rocked 47-20 in Autzen Stadium, USC fell from No. 5 to No. 12 in the BCS rankings. Oregon now has the inside track to […]

Pac-10 referee suspended for missed call


A Pac-10 official who worked the USC-Oregon State game Saturday was suspended by the conference for missing an obvious facemask penalty, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday. The official, whose name was not released by the Pac-10, was suspended one game for failing to throw a flag after USC safety Taylor Mays seemed to rip the […]

USC jumps two spots in BCS rankings


USC is ranked No. 5 in the BCS standings, two positions higher than a week ago. After the Trojans 42-36 win over Oregon State on Saturday,  they moved past Cincinnati and Boise State in the standings, although neither team lost. Cincinnati defeated Louisville 41-10 and Boise State dismantled Hawaii 54-9. USC (6-1) is the highest […]

Top recruit’s change of heart may open door for USC


Cassius Marsh, a highly touted defensive tackle from Oaks Christian High School, has decommitted from Cal. While Marsh was unwilling to provide a precise reason for this surprising decision, college football insiders speculate that Cal’s lackluster season thus far was a pivotal factor. Cal’s loss is potentially USC’s gain, although the Trojans will have to […]

In review, officials missed call at Notre Dame


Notre Dame’s fake field goal had USC reeling Saturday. It’s now apparent the officials were confused too. The Pac-10 coordinator of football officials David Cutaia told the Los Angeles Times that the crew who worked the game at Notre Dame made a mistake in not calling a penalty on the Fighting Irish’s fake field goal. […]