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32mKyle Bonagura

Five things to watch: No. 22 UCLA at USC

Trojans senior QB Cody Kessler looks for his first win in the rivalry; USC has to stop Bruins freshman QB Josh Rosen and block DL Kenny Clark.

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2hDavid Schoenfield

Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

A look at five possible free agent destinations for Justin Upton, yet don't be surprised if Upton provides his own surprise with his decision.

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Payton will face test vs. Trojans

Todd McShay is eager to see how UCLA wide receiver Jordan Payton, who comes off two standout performances, will fare on Saturday against USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson. Players with something to prove (Insider)

USC band announces special guest

Legendary guitarist Slash will join the Trojans' band in playing the national anthem ahead of Saturday's "Battle for Los Angeles" vs. UCLA (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN). The former Guns N' Roses star is the first guest artist to accompany the band. Also set to be present during halftime's Star Wars performance? Luke Skywalker himself -- actor Mark Hamill.

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USC shocks No. 20 Wichita State

USC pulled off the 72-69 upset after Wichita State's Zach Brown just missed this desperation 3-pointer at the horn.


Baker with the huge block vs. USC

Wichita State's Ron Baker can shoot it with the best of them. USC learned the hard way he can play defense too. (Live on ESPN2)

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