Defense still has plenty of swagger


With time to kill before “Salute to Troy” and fall camp wrapping up, a horde of freshmen and their parents flocked to Howard Jones Field on Saturday to catch a glimpse of this football team everyone’s been making such a fuss about. There were the diehards who could spot any player, even the incoming freshmen, […]

Tarnished basketball program needs spirit of Coliseum


TGIFS — Thank God it’s Football Season. Thank God we have football season to numb our senses, tunnel our vision and help us forget about life outside the Coliseum. Because once December comes knocking, we will look outside the structure that hosted the grandest sporting event in the world — where hope, joy and optimism […]

Thin margin of error could keep USC sharp


In the constantly evolving world of college football, how long can one team so fixed in its ways stay on top? Every year the Trojans must endure a roster overhaul, a change that requires USC coach Pete Carroll to tinker his style ever so slightly. But when the philosophy remains the same year in and […]

In only a decade’s time, Carroll has built a juggernaut


Before the new millennium hit, I wondered how people would refer to the first decade of the next century. People could easily call on “the ‘80s” or “the ‘90s” to sum up an entire decade of culture and history in a few short words. Just hearing the words “the ‘60s” immediately makes me think of […]