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USC can’t remain absent in March


Following UCLA’s 83-63 loss to Minnesota in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night, USC redshirt junior forward Ari Stewart tweeted the following: “UCLA about to be right back in L.A. with us,” he said. On the one hand, it served as an entertaining, harmless jab at the Trojans’ crosstown rival, which […]

Firing of Cruz a step too far by Haden, USC


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 […]

USC baseball reeling in wake of Cruz firing


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 […]