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Trojans Stumble Late, Overcome Pepperdine Waves

A week and a half after their crushing 73-72 loss to #4 Oklahoma, the Trojans were back on the court to take on the Pepperdine Waves, Monday night. With over a 20 point lead going into the half, the well-oiled Trojan machine developed a little rust in the second, as Pepperdine played on USC’s mistakes […]

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Puerto Rico Rip Off

The #19 USC mens’ basketball team suffered their first loss at the hands of Seton Hall, 63-61, in the Puerto Rico Tip Off. Despite the Trojans leading 48-23 at the half, the Seton Hall Pirates managed to outplay USC in the second, retaking the lead with 7:43, and then again with 1:42 left on the […]

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Running Game Diary: Trojans and Pirates in Puerto Rico

Before I begin today’s Running Game Diary, I can’t help but feel like something’s missing. And if you’re a USC fan who’s been following the news lately, you’re probably feeling the same way. Alex Stepheson, the 6’9” forward transfer from UNC was denied a transfer waiver by the NCAA on Wednesday, preventing him from playing […]

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1st Impression of DeMar DeRozan

(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) First off this team is Taj Gibson’s. He lead the Pac-10 last year in blocks, but still had an off year all around. This year he should dominate. Additionally, the offense cannot function without Daniel Hackett. Ok onto DeMar: 1) excellent body control 2) very level headed 3) does not need touches […]

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T-Wire Running Game Diary: USC @ Stanford

What’s up, Trojan Fans! Welcome to the first ever TrojanWire Running Game Diary. The 901 Bar and Grill was gracious enough to let me watch the game here, since the VS channel isn’t available with the university housing cable package ($50,000 a year and I can’t even watch all the away games???).

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Thursday Hot Links

Football The Trojans are learning that playing is also an art form. [WeAreSC] A few weeks ago, Kurt Streeter argued that USC should stop honoring convicted felon O.J. Simpson. Notice anything different yet? [LA Times] Rey Maualuga: One part manimal, one part mensch. [Trojan Wire] 49er interim head coach Mike Singletary is fast-tracking Chilo Rachal. […]

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Azusa Pacific @ USC Pics

In lieu of finishing up the Oregon State preview, I decided to head down to the Galen Center and check out the Trojans preseason exibition game against Azusa Pacific. Pretty empty for tonight’s game, but its great just to see a game at Galen again! It is really amazing where Floyd has taken this program […]

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Johnson doesn’t get the point

Nothing good seems to happen to USC point guards in the offseason. Two years ago, Ryan Francis was fatally shot in his hometown of Baton Rouge, La., and Gabe Pruitt was declared academically ineligible for the first semester. Last year, Daniel Hackett suffered a broken jaw that may or may not have been the result […]

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DeRozan Passes the Test

Demar DeRozan is saying au revoir to Europe and hello to USC. DeRozan (Compton Dominguez High), one of the top basketball prospects to enter the NCAA in ’09, has received a qualifying ACT score and will play for the Trojans, according to FOXSPORTS.com. There was some question as to whether DeRozan would be academically eligible […]

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USC Basketball Roster 2008-09

With Nikola Vucevic and Leonard Washington coming to USC, that means the Trojans have reached the NCAA basketball scholarship limit for next season. Any additional signings would require a transfer or a player renouncing his scholarship. Here’s a class-by-class breakdown of the 13 scholarships and current walk-ons for 2008-09. SENIORS 1. RouSean Cromwell 2. Keith […]

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USC Awards Night, Mayo MVP

Here’s the list of award winners from Monday night’s USC basketball banquet. Here’s the USC announcement of the awards, highlighted by the MVP Award that went to freshman O.J. Mayo. LOS ANGELES – The USC men’s basketball team which went 21-12 and made the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season, held its annual awards […]

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