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  1. The D gets the better of the O

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- By now, it's a time-honored cliche. The first few weeks of any football season, a team's defense is almost always ahead of a team's offense, coaches say. Defense is more about reacting than about doing; offensive timing takes longer...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  2. Turnovers make enough of a difference

    Pedro Moura

    Sometimes, two is all it takes. Safety T.J. McDonald's two first-quarter interceptions on back-to-back drives were a big factor in the Trojans' eventual 48-41 win over Arizona on Saturday, cutting short two burgeoning Wildcat drives in USC territo...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  3. White team takes 6-0 lead at end of first quarter

    Pedro Moura

    USC's White team, or its defense, has taken a 6-0 lead here in the Spring Game at the Coliseum by virtue of an unusual scoring method. The defenders get three points every time the offense, or Cardinal team, misses a field goal. And placekickers A...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  4. Game time announced for USC-Notre Dame

    Pedro Moura

    USC will take part in the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium in 21 years when the Trojans face the Irish at 7:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 22, Notre Dame announced Wednesday. "We are very excited about the opportunity to play host to a home night game,"...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  5. Halftime update: USC 28, WSU 13

    Pedro Moura

    It hasn't been pretty, but USC has managed to take a commanding 28-13 lead over Washington State through the first half at Martin Stadium. The Trojans allowed a touchdown to the lowly Cougars on their first drive of the game, then responded quickl...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  6. USC-related highlights from Pac-10 media day

    Pedro Moura

    PASADENA, Calif. -- We've got plenty of notes and quotes from today's scorching media day event at the Rose Bowl. While Lane Kiffin and Matt Barkley were not the last pair to take the podium -- for the first time in a long time -- they were certainly...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  7. Jordan Campbell to transfer

    Pedro Moura

    The first domino has fallen. USC redshirt junior linebacker Jordan Campbell has become the first player to defect from the land of Troy and take advantage of an NCAA-regulated free-transfer policy for juniors and seniors, telling ESPNLosAngeles.co...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  8. Baseball: Kreuter's walk-off double wins it in the ninth

    Pedro Moura

    USC continues to find ways to win. Tuesday against UC Irvine, the Trojans used a ninth-inning rally for a come-from-behind win. Friday, they used a strong pitching performance from Ben Mount and timely hitting to take the first game of a weekend s...

    Blog | May 08, 2010
  9. Final: USC 66, Cal 63

    Pedro Moura

    In what was a hyper-tense game through and through, but USC prevailed over California on Thursday night at the Galen Center, 66-63. The Trojans had trailed by 13 in the first half, only to go on a monster 25-0 run to take a 12-point lead, 42-30, w...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  10. USC up 50-44

    Pedro Moura

    Talk about a change of momentum. Down 30-17 in the first half, USC went on an amazing 25-0 run to turn the tables and take a 42-30 lead early in the second half. Since then, Cal's Jerome Randle has managed to keep his team in the game, scoring ...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  11. The Aaron Corp story

    Pedro Moura

    With Aaron Corp officially out at USC and headed to Richmond of the Football Championship Subdivision, we thought it would be pertinent to take a look back at Corp's short-lived career with the Trojans. Here we go. Corp first enrolled at USC in...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  12. Stanford grabs a 21-13 lead

    Pedro Moura

    With 6:53 left in the first half, Stanford's Landry Fields has begun to take over. He's made consecutive shots for the Cardinal and has a game-high six points so far. USC coach Kevin O'Neill has substituted some, leaving Leonard Washington and ...

    Blog | January 06, 2010