1. The Pac-10: The Changing of the Guard

    Now that this decade is drawing to a close, it seems like the leadership of the Pac-10 is undergoing a significant change. Since 2000, three names have dominated Pac-10 football: Pete Carroll, Jeff Tedford, and Mike Belotti...

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  2. Stanford Poses a Big Concern for USC

    If today’s events hold true to form next Saturday, USC is likely to suffer its third loss of this season. Stanford laid 51 points on Oregon, the No. 8 team in the nation, in driving to a 51-42 upset victory...

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  3. The Worst Losses in USC Trojan Football History

    You know the old saying: it hardly ever rains in Southern California, but when it does rain, it pours. The same might be said of this year’s edition of the USC Trojans...

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  4. Ron Artest and Trevor Ariza: Trading Places, Part I

    By now, most fans know the story of how Ron Artest left the Houston Rockets to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Then, in a complete flip-flop Trevor Ariza, a Lakers’ free agent, signed with the Rockets...

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  5. Phil Jackson Benches the Lakers' Bench

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the Lakers Bench Mob. Just how bad are things? Things are so bad that Phil Jackson benched the bench last night in their game with the Oklahoma City Thunder...

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  6. USC-Oregon: Trojans Rebuilding Not Reloading

    There!  It’s official. By the count of 47-20, the votes are in. USC is rebuilding this year not reloading like all of the media hype had suggested. Surprised! I’m not. Back in late August I predicted that USC would lose two or three games this year...

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  7. USC-OREGON: In Defense of Pete Carroll's Defense

    The USC defense has been getting clobbered lately. No, not by Jimmy Clausen and Notre Dame, or Sean Canfield and Oregon State. But by the Los Angeles media as well as the ever-wise college football commentators on ESPN...

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  8. USC Trojans-Oregon Ducks: Trojans Limp into Autzen Stadium

      The Trojans will definitely try to put their best foot forward on Saturday, but it may be somewhat gimpy. What amounts to the biggest Pac-10 game of the year comes at a time when the Trojans are bruised and banged up...

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  9. Los Angeles Lakers: One Trouble Spot Ahead

    The T-shirts that the fans received read: A New Journey, Same Goal. The ceremony celebrating last year’s journey went off without a hitch. The game against the Clippers got the new journey off on the right foot, with a 99-92 win...

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  10. Los Angeles Lakers Opener: A New Journey, Same Goal

    Fans who attended last night’s opener with the Clippers received Lakers t-shirts with those words. It was ring night for the Lakers, a night when the team raised their 15th NBA Championship banner above the floor at Staples Center...

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  11. Tuesday's Ring Night for All the Lakers Except Ron Artest

    Tuesday night, a little after 7:00 p.m. at Staples Center, all of the Los Angeles Lakers will receive their 2009 NBA Championship rings. That is, all of the Lakers except for one starter. Ron Artest just joined the team as a free agent this past summer..

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  12. USC-Oregon State: Trojans Escape but Title Hopes Wane

    This game reminded many of the 2005 contest between USC and Fresno State, which the Trojans finally pulled out 50-42 on some last quarter heroics by Reggie Bush, the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner...

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  13. USC-Oregon State: Last Minute Adjustments

    In case you haven’t heard, USC benched their All-American center for Saturday. This week, Jeff Byers moved over from left guard to replace All-American candidate Kris O’Dowd at center. Butch Lewis will fill in at Byers’ left guard spot...

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  14. USC-Oregon State: How the Beavers Can Beat the Trojans

      It could be déjà vu once again when the 5-1 Trojans host the 4-2 Beavers of Oregon State.  Last year the Beavers upset the Trojans 27-21.     It was the second time in three years that Oregon State had turned the tables on USC...

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  15. Lakers-Nuggets: Lakers' Bench Pass First Test With Flying Colors

    The Lakers’ Bench Mob helped extend the Lakers preseason record to 6-1 with a 106-89 win over their 2009 Western Conference Finals opponents, the Denver Nuggets...

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  16. USC–Oregon State: Quiz Time for the Trojan Defense

    This year’s Trojan defense will get its toughest test of the season on Saturday when they face the Oregon State Beavers. Pass and they move a step closer to their eighth consecutive Pac-10 title and a possible shot at a national title...

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  17. Lakers-Nuggets: L.A. Bench to Be Tested

    So far so good. The Lakers’ bench, which had problems all last season including the playoffs, seems to be returning to their 2007-2008 form...

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  18. Lakers' Andrew Bynum On-TRACK for a Career Year

    Although the Lakers staff didn’t make a big deal about it, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one to voice his disappointment over the way the Lakers’ young $57 million-dollar man, Andrew Bynum, spent his summer...

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  19. USC: Pete Carroll Report Card: Notre Dame Edition

    Every week, Pete Carroll preaches three things: turnovers, penalties, and “It’s not how you start but how you finish.”   So, this report card is going to be short and to the point...

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  20. USC– Notre Dame: The Wheels Fall Off the Trojan Horses

    On a day when the top BCS hopefuls Florida and Texas had to hold off their rivals, Arkansas and Oklahoma respectively, USC would prevail as well...barely. With Florida and Texas it was touch ‘n go the entire game...

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  21. USC – NOTRE DAME: The Rivalry Is Back! The Irish Are Back!

    It was drama at its highest.  Nine seconds left in the game.  The score 34-27.  A USC penalty gave Notre Dame the ball at the USC four-yard line.     Jimmy Clausen, the No...

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  22. USC–Notre Dame: The Rivalry Is Back...As Well As the Irish!

    It was drama at its highest. Nine seconds left in the game. The score was 34-27. A USC penalty gave Notre Dame the ball at the USC four yard line.   Jimmy Clausen, the No...

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  23. USC – Notre Dame: USC's Real Rivalry Is Next Week

    The USC vs. Notre Dame game has been called the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football.  Actually, it used to be before Pete Carroll put his imprint on the annual matchup...

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  24. USC-Notre Dame: The Not-So-Special Special Rivalry

    It is hard to find a rivalry with such a storied tradition as USC vs. Notre Dame.  Both schools have alumni and ardent fans across the country.  Young boys grow up dreaming of playing for one of these great football traditions...

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  25. USC-Notre Dame and The Luck of the Irish: Beep! Beep!

    What luck!  College Football fans are in for a special treat this Saturday.  Two of the biggest rivalry games this year fall on the same day...

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