Two of the L.A. areas most successful high school football programs will meet Saturday for the SIF Southern Section championship.
While this year's version of the USC-Notre Dame rivalry has huge implications for the Irish, the Trojans are reduced to playing spoiler.
Wes Horton's father went to UCLA, which gives USC defensive end Wes Horton a great appreciation for playing, and emerging victorious, in the crosstown rivalry game.
With all the mini-controversies swirling around Lane Kiffin this season, Saturday's showdown with UCLA could have far-reaching implications.
With UCLA on the rise and both teams fighting for a spot in the Pac-12 title game, this year's USC-UCLA game could turn out to be a classic rivalry shootout.
A big win over Arizona State, led by the beleaguered defense, has USC feeling good heading into a huge showdown with rival UCLA.
Steve Bisheff writes that many L.A. families, including his own, are divided during USC-UCLA week.
Kyle Williams looks at the keys for USC as it tries to put the finishing touches on a 10-win season and another win over UCLA.
Not only does the USC-UCLA rivalry divide Los Angeles, but it also divides the households of some players.
With USC and UCLA about to butt helmets again, Greg Katz recalls some of his more poignant memories of the series.
This week's Roundtable discusses the panel's favorite memories from the USC-UCLA rivalry.
Steve Bisheff shows wariness of UCLA, hopes for a Stanford-Boise State bowl showdown and sings the praises of Jim Harbaugh.
While Notre Dame and UCLA are the traditional rivals for the Trojans, no team has given USC more problems than Oregon during the last 15 years.
With two consecutive last-second defeats to Washington, USC can't afford to look ahead to Oregon and get "trapped" by the Huskies.
The importance of a USC-ND game is measured at the end of the season. Therefore, the blowouts of 1974 and 1977 - and the national championships that followed - are integral parts of the rivalry's lore.
USC is looking to resume its mastery over Notre Dame, which broke an eight-game losing streak to the Trojans last season