For Gysin, wisdom comes with age

USC outside hitter Jessica Gysin is 23 now, a sixth-year senior working on her master’s degree in political science. It’s been a long road to this point in her career, so let’s recap. She was a highly touted recruit coming into USC, garnering such honors as Gatorade State Player of the Year, Volleyball Magazine’s National […]

Williams not getting due credit

With the midpoint of the season in the rearview mirror, college football award speculation is in full swing. Let the complaining begin. Monday’s announcement of the semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award for quarterbacks drew a few surprised looks when USC’s Matt Barkley made the cut. For all of his accomplishments, Barkley has the fewest […]

Bradford is fulfilling his promise

Allen Bradford was ready to quit. The bruising redshirt junior USC running back admits he considered transferring multiple times when it seemed he wasn’t working his way into the rotation. But the words of his father, Keith, always stayed with him. “My dad told me, ‘Life’s gonna get hard — you can’t run from it,’” […]