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Trojans’ early record is deceiving


It’s been a long detour from success for USC’s storied baseball team. Gone are the days of Mark Prior, Barry Zito and Ian Kennedy. Gone are the back-to-back national championships. Gone are winning seasons in general. With USC’s last postseason appareance in 2005, the past five years have not been kind to this USC squad, […]

USC is no stranger to replacing its stars


A big problem at any university is finding a way to maintain stability when it comes to marketing the faces of an athletic program. USC is no exception. Over the next 18 months, some of the finest athletes to ever don the cardinal and gold will walk up on a stage, receive their degrees and move […]

Trojans to play the role of the underdog


From entrance signs honoring the likes of Fred Lynn, Mark McGwire and Randy Johnson to the 12 national championship banners hanging so proudly as you step just a few feet inside the stadium to the Prior Plaza wall — which has 184 hanging plaques to commemorate every All-American and every major leaguer who has ever […]

Cruz looks to bring tradition back


Frank Cruz was sitting in his office overlooking the first base line at Dedeaux Field, squeezing a weathered, beaten up baseball in his right hand. “I’m quietly optimistic,” the Trojans’ second-year coach said of his team’s upcoming season, which begins Friday at home against Jacksonville University. He also knows he has every reason not to […]

Trojans ready to hit the diamond


Football season is over and basketball is less than a month away from post-season play. Now it is time to focus on America’s pastime: baseball.  The 2012 USC baseball season is around the corner. The Trojans are preparing to take the field at Dedeaux on Feb. 17 and have their eyes fixed on Omaha, Neb. […]