Writing as Mom’s eyes, ears

Mom didn’t react well to the adriamycin, or the cytoxan. This was Jan. 4, 2005, a Tuesday. My dad was carrying my mother as they slammed through the front door of our Burbank home. She was having difficulty even standing alone, and so he walked her through the house and onto the bed. This Tuesday […]

Women of Troy’s prospects uncertain

Fresh off a Women’s National Invitational Tournament run, the USC’s women’s basketball team garnered much attention in the preseason, as they landed in the preseason Associated Press top-25 poll for the first time since 2006. USC was also picked to finish second in conference behind Stanford, according to a Pac-12 coaches poll. But for the […]

Taking a look at the Gilbreath-Corral legacy

Cheryl Miller, Lisa Leslie, Tina Thompson, Cynthia Cooper, Paula and Pam McGee. Those names put USC women’s basketball on the map, and back in the 1980s, you could synonymously link the program to major success: back-to-back NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984, five Pac-10 conference titles and four appearances in the Final Four. All six […]

Women of Troy look tournament-worthy

Résumés don’t lie. Well, not most of the time. Through the first 17 games of this season, the USC women’s basketball team has compiled a 10-7 overall mark in spite of playing the third- toughest nonconference slate in the country, according to The Women of Troy, who are 5-2 in Pac-12 play, are also […]

Women of Troy fighting setbacks

It happened almost in an instant. A promising career derailed yet again by another injury.  Senior guard Jacki Gemelos tore  her anterior cruciate ligament against Texas A&M back in mid-December. Another season lost, another surgery and another year of rehab. This was supposed to be the year the USC women’s basketball team took the next […]

Senior guard Jacki Gemelos will undergo fifth ACL surgery

USC senior guard Jacki Gemelos will have a fifth ACL reconstruction surgery in early January. Gemelos suffered the injury to her left knee during the Dec. 18 contest against Texas A&M. Gemelos has sustained multiple knee injuries in her career at USC. The McDonald’s All-American has been a top player for USC since her full-time […]