COLUMN: USC has improved but hasn’t yet arrived

It’s funny how sports can sometimes work as a metaphor for life — in that everything seems to balance out. For the USC men’s basketball team, it’s the fact that they are neither as good as their 14-0 start nor as bad as their recent losses against three top-ranked teams followed by a debacle at […]

COLUMN: ASU loss a massive blow for Trojans

Yeah, I’ll admit it. I was that guy on Sunday afternoon attempting to be the voice of reason to those anxiously huddled around the television screen. I was trying to pacify a situation that I had no clue would conclude so tragically. Despite a 10-point lead for the Trojans with 3:57 remaining in regulation against […]

COLUMN: Loyalty is a sticky subject in pro sports

We were sitting in the downtown Las Vegas Krispy Kreme when my friend Maddie received the unfortunate news via text alert on her phone. “Not Boogie!” The yelp of desperation came as somewhat to a surprise to me. Maddie is a sports fan, but she exists at a different intensity of emotion when it comes […]

COLUMN: Upcoming game vs. UCLA will show USC basketball’s worthiness

USC men’s basketball’s win over UCLA at home last month prompted nothing short of euphoria for Trojan hoops fans. It was the perfect storm: Not only had the Trojans toppled their archrivals, but it was also the fourth straight win over UCLA, a top 10 team with national championship aspirations. Coupled with football’s back-to-back blowout […]