In search of storylines during a USC bye week

Today is a tough day for columnists. It’s the Thursday before an open Saturday and after a statement Saturday. In laymen’s terms: USC doesn’t play this Saturday. And last Saturday, the Trojans silenced all the critics. Can the defense handle the Heisman front-runner Jahvid Best? Yes. He’s now on the Heisman backburner. Can the offense […]

Q&A: The Pac-10

Football writer Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz breaks down the Pac-10. With the potential return of LeGarrette Blount, will Oregon be able to contend with USC for a Pac-10 championship this year? Pundits change their minds about Oregon more often than the Ducks change their uniforms. After the Boise State debacle, the multicolored crew seemed destined for a […]

You don’t need a canvas to make art

Sports are an art. They really are. Sometimes we lose sight of that, with our focus as fans going toward making the playoffs or qualifying for the national championship game. We forget why we were attracted to sports in the first place. Plain and simple, it’s because the things athletes can do with their feet, […]