The Bottom Line: Female athletes deserve equal pay


I knew that I wanted to cover soccer, so when I found out the school didn’t have a men’s team I thought I had lost my best opportunity. However, I have now realized that I was guided by an ignorant and misogynistic thought process. I was wrong. Very wrong.

Extra Innings: The other USC fall sports don’t get attention


The most anticipated sports of fall (besides football) include women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s water polo. Yet, the average USC fan does not attend these teams’ matches, and therefore are unaware of their accomplishments and dominance in their respective sport.

T-Time: Darnold’s mentality sets him apart


He’s not the perfect archetype of an NFL quarterback, but Darnold’s mental fortitude separates him from the pack. It’s the same characteristic that enabled him to mount a 14-point fourth quarter comeback in the 2017 Rose Bowl and lead a game-tying drive against Texas with under a minute left. He has the it factor.