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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 […]

Trojans need a freshman sensation


For more than 50 years, the USC men’s basketball team called the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena home. A landmark on its own, sure, but over time, the facilities were hardly up to par with other top-notch arenas around the country. To put it bluntly, if I were a recruit, I definitely wouldn’t be signed […]

High flying ex-Trojan DeRozan on display


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … DeMar DeRozan? Not quite. But for this weekend, he will have to do. Nobody is going to mistake the former USC basketball star for Superman. Nobody will even mistake him for Super Dwight. But on Saturday night, DeMar DeRozan will have me watching the slam dunk competition […]