Fontan tears ACL, likely out for season

Senior guard Jio Fontan was supposed to be the unquestioned leader for the USC men’s basketball team this year. Now, he’s out for the season. “It’s a blow for our team,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a huge blow for our team.” After landing awkwardly in an exhibition game in […]

March still trumps the BCS chaos every time

Every college football season for the past 10 years has featured a thunderstorm of complaints about everybody’s favorite whipping boy, the Bowl Championship Series. When fans, coaches and sports writers complain about the lack of a playoff system in college football, they immediately point to March Madness as the gold standard for determining a true […]

Uncertain future for Trojans’ athletics

For all you underclassmen Trojans fans, a word from the wise: brace yourselves. I know basketball season just ended and spring football practice is just beginning, but recent action in both sports are bad omens for next season. The most recent bad basketball news came over the weekend when junior forward Nikola Vucevic decided to […]

Vucevic’s decision to leave is logical after all

Nobody fantasizes about playing basketball for USC.  They don’t long for the Galen Center, or Kevin O’Neill, or the “Trojan Fever” fanatics or being frontcourt mates with Alex Stepheson. What college basketball players fantasize about is being selected by one of 30 NBA teams in the annual June draft, which subsequently ushers in multi-million dollar […]

USC basketball and I are now on the rocks

There comes a time in every relationship when the obvious question arises: Can I see this lasting? I recently had to face this daunting question and make an inquiry into the depths of my sports-loving soul. My relationship, however, has nothing to do with another human being, but rather the USC men’s basketball team. How […]