Ambles returns to practice Markeith Ambles returned to the practice field Tuesday ­— sort of. The wide receiver spent the morning practice running and doing disciplinary drills in what was just the latest in a string of punishments for the sophomore. Ambles missed Saturday’s practice at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and offered no excuse […]

Coliseum can learn from Dodgers’ ordeal

One stadium’s misfortune could be another stadium’s opportunity. With less than five months until the Trojans take the field against Minnesota on Sept. 3 for their 2011 home opener, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum commission and USC have a chance to create their own silver lining in the aftermath of the altercation outside of Dodger […]

Essentials to take along on the Coachella journey

Thursday night. You’ve pulled the tent out of mothballs, tackled those term papers a week early and assembled a playlist that includes Lauryn Hill, Sven Väth and that song about Barbara Streisand. “I’m ready,” you think. Ready to hit the highway, slather on the sunscreen and lose your best pair of wayfarers at this year’s […]

Record Store Day proves true value of buying records

I steal music. Most people reading this probably do too. I’m not saying it’s right, but I rarely feel guilty. Much of my generation has fallen into the easy routine of downloading music for free. As a result, record release dates mean nothing, as albums leak weeks in advance. Yet while the Recording Industry Association […]