Tag Archive: The Trojan Empire

Dec 28

Eddie Vanderdoes reopens recruitment


From “first come, first serve”, to the incredible shrinking class, Southern California exemplifies the fluctuation and instability of recruiting. It wasn’t long ago that USC had 18 commitments for 2013, with the group rated as the top incoming class in the nation. Then came November, and the decommitment of Max Redfield. By early December, it …

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Oct 04

Preview: USC at Utah


The Trojans will meet the Utes in a game previously promoted as the greatest event in Utah football history. A lot has changed since then, beginning with a Southern California loss to Stanford and fall from the top 10. Instead of facing the No. 1 team in America, the Utes will face a thirteenth ranked …

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Jul 25

Media picks USC to lead the Pac


The Pac 12 will have a new look in 2012, with four new coaching additions to the west coast league.  And according to a media vote, the conference also gains a new top-dog, believing stability will reign supreme. 102 voters picked USC to win the Pac 12 championship game and end Oregon’s 3-year run as …

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Jul 14

2013 class grows bigger and brighter


For those waiting to see the negative effects of NCAA mandated scholarship reductions, the wait becomes longer.  The Trojans have yet to hit a snag on the recruiting trail, and continue to stockpile quality for what they will lack in quantity. Wednesday exemplified the effort and focus of the coaching staff, as three big body …

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Jun 16

Pac 12 Networks scheduled for August launch


The Pac 12 announced an early schedule of games that will appear on its network beginning in August.   As expected, the first three weeks will give subscribers a west coast bakery tour, with no meat on the platter, but plenty of cupcakes to satisfy your sweet tooth. The better matchups of the early weeks …

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Feb 06

Joe Barry will kick it up a notch


The 2011 Trojans possessed a unit of linebackers that stood out among the rest. Two of three starters received freshman All-American honors, which is a credit to Joe Barry and his ability to accelerate progress and transform inexperienced youth to veteran performers. Looking forward, we were projecting continuity and the same results for incoming Scott Starr [...]

Jan 16

2012 USC Football Schedule


The USC football program took great strides in 2011, finishing with ten victories and a top-10 ranking in an NCAA shortened campaign. The new year comes without season restriction, enabling the Men of Troy to travel a road without end and reach for the ultimate prize. With the Pac 12 release of the 2012 football schedule, we can eye the obstacles upon that course to determine whether it’s one flowing with difficulty or ease.[...]

Oct 13

Empire Picks- Week 7


This week features another Thursday night game for the Pac 12, as well as a collision between north and south favorites. Arizona gets a much needed week off to regroup after the firing of Mike Stoops, and Colorado will make another attempt to end its misery on the road.
Pac 12

USC @ Cal
Line: USC -3
Prediction: USC suffered its only loss this season on the road, and will wear [...]

Sep 30

Four Trojans nominated for 2012 Pro Football Hall


The Pro Football Hall of Fame houses more representatives from Southern California than any other school. A record eleven Trojans are enshrined in the palace of football past, and with the preliminary list of 2012 nominees announced today, there is potential for that number to swell.

2012 Hall of Fame Nominees

WR, Keyshawn Johnson [...]

Aug 01

Pac 12: Birth of a Network


Phase one of Larry Scott’s vision was to increase conference membership. This was completed with the additions of Colorado and Utah in 2011, with further growth still pending. That enacted phase two, which is to promote the new Pac 12 conference by making it easily accessible to a broader audience. That model was laid out on Wednesday, and with it a network was born. [...]

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