COLUMN: Memories are tinted cardinal and gold

Diehard sports fans are irrational. There is some unquantifiable and illogical aspect of sports that makes every passionate fan value sports way more than we probably should. Admittedly, I made my decision to attend USC partially based on the fact that I needed to be at the Coliseum on Saturdays in the fall. While the […]

COLUMN: Leicester’s story can inspire any sports fan

It may be long past March, but on Tuesday, the craziest Cinderella run in sports came to an end. Across the pond, English soccer club Leicester City hosted Spanish outfit Atlético Madrid in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, and the two teams played to a 1-1 draw, which knocked Leicester out of the […]

COLUMN: Collegiate athletes at Olympics deserve pay

On Monday, the latest UCLA star announced an early departure from the athletics program. It wasn’t for the NFL or the NBA Draft. Instead, it was redshirt freshman Mallory Pugh — a star forward for the U.S. soccer team who debuted in the Olympics at the age of 17 — making the headlines. On Monday […]

COLUMN: Trojans can put all their confidence in Darnold

Another spring football season is in the books for the Trojan Football program, and the future of the program is as bright as it has been in the last decade. In addition to having a wunderkind under center, the Trojans are continuing to stockpile depth and talent as they are finally recovering from the cost […]

COLUMN: Darnold is the type to live up to early hype

On Sunday, Las Vegas dubbed redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite, with USC’s signal caller opening as a 5-1 frontrunner at multiple sportsbooks. The announcement surprised few, especially around the campus that Darnold captivated last fall. Darnold had been the Heisman favorite for months on online betting sites (alas, I missed […]

COLUMN: Tri-nation World Cup is exciting prospect

On Monday, the soccer federations of Mexico, Canada and the United States unveiled a plan for an unprecedented bid — a proposition for a joint hosting between three countries for the 2026 World Cup. It’s always a risky move to propose something that’s never been done before. On one hand, this proposal could be the […]