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November 26, 2011 | By Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
USC 50, UCLA 0 (13:56 left in fourth quarter) Before the start of the fourth quarter, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel collected his players in a circle on the field and appeared to issue a challenge. It didn't make any difference. USC scored three plays later on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley to Robert Woods, putting the Trojans within striking distance of their record 79-0 rout in the series' first-ever game in 1929. It was Barkley's sixth touchdown pass of the game, tying the school record he set earlier this season, and his 39th scoring pass of the season, breaking the Pac-12 Conference record.
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November 20, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Something has to give after an opponent finishes the half by hitting its final 11 shots, right? Well, only slightly. Illinois managed to overwhelm USC on Monday in nearly every department, winning, 94-64, at the Maui Invitational, handing the Trojans their first loss of the season. It was more points than USC allowed in any game last season. Brandon Paul led Illinois with 26 points, hitting six three-pointers, added six rebounds and two steals. For USC, Eric Wise had 13 points, J.T. Terrell 11 and Jio Fontan 10. USC reserve center Omar Oraby, who had a combined  21 points and 12 rebounds in the first two games, was limited to two points and one rebound in five minutes of action and did not play in the second half.
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December 24, 2010
USC next vs. Washington, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Galen Center ? The Trojans open Pacific 10 Conference play against the team favored to win the league. The Huskies are led by junior guard Isaiah Thomas (15.8 points a game). USC won both meetings last season, including beating the Huskies by 26 points at home. ?Baxter Holmes
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March 4, 2011
USC next at Washington, Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net ? USC's Pacific 10 Conference season is bookended by Washington, which beat the Trojans, 73-67, in overtime in Los Angeles in December. The Huskies are 13-1 at home entering Thursday. ? Baxter Holmes
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August 26, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
For Lane Kiffin and USC, fallout from the Reggie Bush scandal continues to be a pain in the asterisk.… It's somehow apt that the Trojans were asked to return the Grantland Rice Trophy after being stripped of the 2004 Football Writers Assn. of America national championship.… Grantland Rice was the legendary early 20th century sportswriter who penned these famous words: "When the great scorer comes/to mark against your name/He'll write not 'won' or 'lost'/but how you played the game.
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October 25, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
  Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne gave an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout today. Their chats are featured on the Sports Now blog each Thursday, usually at 11:30 a.m., if you want to catch them live. Among the topics covered: --The panel addresses, in a lively debate, the Trojans switching players' numbers during a game against Colorado to gain an advantage on special teams and possibly to try to confuse upcoming opponents.
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December 23, 2011
at California, Thursday, Haas Pavilion, 6 p.m. — The Golden Bears (10-2), picked in the preseason to finish No. 2 in the Pac-12 Conference, play at Nevada Las Vegas on Friday before facing USC. California has three players scoring in double figures, led by Allen Crabbe (16.1 points a game).
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January 28, 2010
USC tonight AT OREGON STATE When: 5:30. Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore. On the air: Radio: 710. Records: USC 12-7 overall, 4-3 in Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 8-11, 2-5. Update: The Trojans will be trying for their first road win outside of Los Angeles -- they defeated UCLA by 21 points at Pauley Pavilion earlier this month. While USC is coming off a 26-point win over Washington and is in a five-way tie for second in conference play, Oregon State is reeling from three consecutive losses and is tied for last with Oregon.
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February 23, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
It was just one word, one brief thought from a dreamy kid about an upstart university, seven taps on a rattling typewriter, one word stuck deep in the first sentence of a thick first paragraph. But for both the school and the sports columnist, it was one word that changed their worlds. His name was Owen R. Bird, he was 25, and he had been with the Los Angeles Times barely five months when one of his influential readers made an unusual request. He was asked by Warren Bovard, USC's athletic director, to end the circus of monikers given the school's athletic teams — Methodists, Wesleyans and Cards — and find one powerful nickname that would stick.
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January 28, 2011
USC next at Arizona, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. PST. Prime Ticket ? USC lost in a double-overtime thriller in Tucson last season, and it returns to face the Wildcats, who feature three former USC commits in Derrick Williams, Solomon Hill and Lamont Jones. ? Baxter Holmes
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