I thought it was stupid. I was standing on the steps of the Physical Education building, overlooking Cromwell field. It was my freshman orientation, and I was stuck there, surrounded by people I didn’t know, being forced to perform that outrageously obnoxious two-finger-V-thing as a 10-piece segment of the Trojan Marching Band blared Tribute to […]
I never thought I’d see a coach get fired for making his players practice too much. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 is a day I will never forget. It was the day that USC baseball coach Frank Cruz had his “contract terminated” for reportedly violating the NCAA’s Countable Athletically Related Activities. For the record, according to […]
Frank Cruz has been coaching at USC since 1993 and became head coach in
The news of Frank Cruz’s firing on Wednesday marked the latest occurrence in USC baseball’s steady decline into irrelevance, following a generation of dominance over the college baseball landscape. Here’s something that I’m betting most current USC students don’t know: USC’s baseball program is generally considered to be the most dominant in the history of […]
Members of the USC baseball team try to stay focused in the absence of their coach.
As Tom Hanks famously said in A League of Their Own, “There is no crying in baseball.” But this is not about baseball. Little of the weekend of March 16 was about baseball for the USC baseball team. In the early morning of Saturday, March 17, just hours after the team was swept in a […]
Despite strong pitching from freshman Stephen Tarpley, USC fails to put runs on the board.
After getting swept over the weekend, USC gets 13 hits against Cal State Bakersfield.
All season, throughout the ups and downs, USC baseball coach Frank Cruz has said that his players are fighters. And after looking lifeless in a three game sweep at the hands of No. 21 Arizona State over the weekend, Cruz stood by his claim. “We’ll be fine,” said Cruz following the Sunday finale. “We’ll bounce […]
Frank Cruz and USC lose all three games against Arizona State in Tucson.