Women’s hoops begins a new era


The line of reasoning for hiring Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as USC’s next women’s basketball coach is pretty simple. She’s an alumna and a “USC basketball icon,” as Athletic Director Pat Haden put it last Thursday when the hire was announced. That is, of course, true. If there was a Mount Rushmore for USC women’s basketball, Cooper-Dyke’s […]

Trojans’ comeback falls just short


USC head coach Dan Hubbs calls them “nothing outs,” and it’s tough to describe in words exactly how frustrated they make him. The Trojans may have only had six hits in Sunday’s rubber match against No. 15 Arizona State, but that didn’t mean they lacked chances to score. And at no time did they have […]

Women of Troy cruise through weekend doubleheader


Entering a weekend doubleheader against junior college foes, the No. 4-ranked USC women’s sand volleyball team performed up to its coach’s expectations on Saturday in Santa Barbara, as the team swept both matches Santa Barbara City College and Fullerton College. “We were using these matches in order to gain some experience on the beach for […]

Women of Troy clinch second-straight Pac-12 crown


The USC women’s tennis team visited Eugene, Ore., on Sunday with one goal in mind: clinching the Pac-12 championship. With an impressive performance in singles play, the Women of Troy emerged with their Pac-12 record unblemished and a second consecutive conference championship secured. In the only matchup this year between the Women of Troy (20-2, […]

Kessler shows he’s the man for the job


When handicapping Arizona State’s three-way quarterback competition last fall, most onlookers narrowed their gaze to strong-armed sophomore Mike Bercovici and fleet-footed freshman Michael Eubank. Redshirt junior Taylor Kelly only entered the discussion as the safe, yet altogether vanilla, fallback — a game manager who could split the difference between the other two quarterbacks’ strengths. Coming […]