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Can Haden turn USC’s basketball program around?


AD Pat Haden has promised to turn the USC men’s basketball program into a winner — and we should believe in him.  When the Trojan basketball team was defeated by No. 6 Arizona on Saturday, it definitely hurt. USC is a school accustomed to high standards in all facets of performance, be they academic, artistic […]

Cantu has little time to fix his team’s ills


The transition was never going to be seamless. That was quite evident last Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., as the USC men’s basketball team was run off the court by No. 8 Arizona in front of a sold-out McKale Center crowd. Less than 10 minutes in, the Trojans trailed 18-4, plagued by six quick turnovers. Things […]

Kiffin takes a chance in DC hire


With national signing day fast approaching, USC coach Lane Kiffin crossed off the most glaring issue of the offseason this past week when he officially named Clancy Pendergast his new defensive coordinator. Prior to a report on Pendergast’s impending hiring, little had been reported regarding possible candidates or coaches that had interviewed with Kiffin for […]

Trojan fans undersold severity of USC’s issues


I’m sorry, really. We at the Daily Trojan — the editors, the writers, the columnists — along with seemingly every other media outlet and the rest of the country bought into USC’s hype this season. We got sucked up into everything, the whirlwind of the offseason, with the free agent-like addition of running back Silas […]