1. USC Meets Hollywood: Talent Management 101

    Considering its location near the entertainment capital of the world, it is only fitting that USC would have a star-studded football team...

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  2. USC-California Football: Keys to Game Nine

    The big question this weekend is which Cal Bears team will show up at USC Saturday. Will it be the Cal Bears that embarrassed themselves at Maryland and Arizona? Or will it be the Cal ...

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  3. USC Fans, Get Over It Please!

    Over on the USC boards, some are wondering how one team can completely outplay another, 56-0, and drop two spots in the BCS rankings. Of course, some of us realize the answer is simple...

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  4. LAKERS KOBE BRYANT, MVP AGAIN

    Okay, I know it’s just three games into the season. A little early to be picking the NBA’s MVP. Yes, but...last night’s game in Denver’s Pepsi Arena may have been a harbinger of things to come...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about over 6 years ago 1,793 reads 19 comments

  5. This Week’s Top 25 and the Latest Pops and Drops

    POPS and DROPS: Last week, I had Penn State at No. 2 and not Alabama, which was at No. 4 and Florida ahead of them at No. 3. So, with the Texas loss, Penn State pops up to the top of the list by default...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about over 6 years ago 995 reads 19 comments

  6. USC-Washington: Trojans Pitch Another Shutout

    The class act that Ty Willingham is deserves a much better fate than has been dealt to him both at Notre Dame and Washington. His winless Huskies (0-7) going up against the No...

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  7. USC GAME 8: Washington Huskies Preview

    This Saturday the Trojans welcome the Washington Huskies to the Coliseum. 0-and-7, what more can I say? The Huskies are the only winless team in the Pac-10...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about over 6 years ago 364 reads 1 comments

  8. The Lakers Start Title Run: 2-and-0

    With the bitter memory of their NBA Title defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics still fresh in their minds, the Los Angeles Lakers opened the new season with two impressive wins...

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  9. My New Top 25 and This Week’s Pops ‘n Drops

    There are no changes in my top four. Last week I had a one-loss Florida (3) ahead of a no-loss Alabama (4), and I maintain my ranking this week, especially considering the trouble Alabama had ...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 118 reads 1 comments

  10. USC-Arizona: Defense Wows, Offense Struggles

    The real question at the start of the showdown in the desert tonight focused on a game the Trojans played a month ago...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 304 reads 1 comments

  11. USC-ARIZONA: Trojans Are Upset Bound For Tucson

    Forget the 14-point spread in favor of USC for next Saturday’s game with Arizona. The only numbers you need to remember are 201-53 and 15-3. Although the Wildcats have lost two games, 36-28 to New Mexico and 24-23 to Stanford, both loses were away..

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 939 reads 14 comments

  12. USC Blowout: Calling Out the Media

    A number of commentators on this board have accused USC of being loved by the national media. That may be true. On the other hand, they certainly have their detractors as well. Saturday’s game against Washington State is a case in point...

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  13. The New Top 25: Steady As She Goes

    For the first time since the start of the season, the top six spots did not change. But there was a lot of upheaval below them. POPS: Popping into the Top 25 this week are Boston College, Georgia Tech, and Northwestern...

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  14. USC Blows Out Washington State, 69-0...DEFENSE!!

    The Trojans started off pretty much as expected. Using the right side of the line where Nick Howell was filling in for Butch Lewis, they drove 77 yards in five plays. Mark Sanchez ended the drive, hitting Patrick Turner on a 23-yard touchdown pass...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 371 reads 10 comments

  15. USC Game 6 Preview: Washington State Cougars

    USC: 4-1 (Pac-10 2-1) WSU: 1-6 (Pac-10 0-4) Location: Pullman, WA Time: 12:30 PT Media: FSN Spread: USC –42 points...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 324 reads 0 comments

  16. The New Top 25: The Sooners Stoop Down

    Are you getting tired of this like I am? I know college football is exciting, but couldn’t we have just one week when there are only a couple of upsets and not a whole slew of them? It seems like every week I have to change the entire Top 25...

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  17. USC Defense Shuts Out Arizona State, 28-0

    On a day when USC could have been beaten, the Arizona State offense was not up to the task. On a day when the USC offense would commit five turnovers, including four consecutive ...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 363 reads 4 comments

  18. This Week’s Top 25 and College Football’s Pops and Drops

    Senior Writer Paul Peszko takes a look at who popped and who dropped in his Top 25 for this week. (...) indicates last week's rank. POPS Popping up, all with decisive victories, were Missouri, Penn State, Florida, Texas Tech, USC, and BYU...

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  19. USC–Oregon: Open Duck Season at the Coliseum

    The first quarter wasn’t pretty at all for USC. It was deja vu. Like Groundhog Day, the Trojans seemed to be reliving their dramatic implosion last week against Oregon State...

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  20. USC Game No. 4: Oregon Ducks Preview

    You can fool me once, but you can’t fool me twice. Well, last week, Mike Riley fooled Pete Carroll for the second time in a row at Oregon State, 27-21, dropping the Trojans from their No...

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  21. The New College Football Top 25: Guess Who's Out of the Top 10?

    For the first time this season, USC and Georgia are no longer in the top 10. In fact, USC, the former No. 1, has dropped all the way down to No. 11 with a 27-21 loss to a two-loss Oregon State team...

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  22. USC-Oregon State: Beavers Dash Trojans' Title Hopes 27-21

    For the second consecutive time, the No. 1-ranked USC Trojans went up to Corvallis and were upset by the Oregon State Beavers...

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  23. USC-Oregon State: Beavers Look to Passing Game in Upset Bid

    Coached by Corvallis native Mike Riley, the Oregon State Beavers are 1-2 this season, upset by Stanford, 36-28, in their opener and then run over and trampled by Penn State, 45-14, before beating a very weak Hawaii Warriors team two weeks ago, 45-7...

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  24. WEEK 4: Pops 'n Drops and My Top 25

    Week Four of the 2008 College Football Season ended about an hour ago. Here are the POPS and DROPS and the Top 25 as I see them. ( ) The teams rank in my Week Three poll...

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  25. USC Not No. 1: What Is Scott Wolf Thinking?

    That’s right. Scott Wolf doesn’t think USC deserves to be Number One. So who is Scott Wolf? First of all, he is a USC alumnus. Secondly, he is a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News and is the USC beat writer...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about almost 7 years ago 1,362 reads 10 comments