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In evaluating O’Neill, look past the 16 losses


Plain and simple, USC coach Kevin O’Neill has been one of the unluckiest coaches in college basketball over the past three years, since taking over at USC in June 2009. After winning the Diamond Head Classic and the first two games of Pac-10 play during his first season at USC, O’Neill’s squad was slapped with […]

Vucevic proving doubters wrong


The “one more year” chants echoing throughout the Galen Center on Senior Night and the smile breaking across Nikola Vucevic’s face as he prepared himself at the foul line told me everything I needed to know. Vucevic leading the Trojans as a junior was merely a pleasant wish; his final home victory was the perfect […]

Draft defections give USC an edge in Pac-12


After the USC men’s basketball team was ousted in the First Four of the NCAA tournament, I thought there was a slight possibility it could lose junior forward Nikola Vucevic to the NBA after a stellar season. After all, who would blame him? I’d probably get tired shouldering USC’s inconsistent offense and facing constant double […]

USC’s nonconference schedule the right call


In every level of athletic competition, there is one core tenet coaches use when looking toward the future: To be the best, you have to beat the best. The USC men’s basketball team turned a corner in that regard with wins over non-conference foes like Texas and Tennessee in 2010, though the challenge of taking […]

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 […]