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Rebuilding not on Trojans’ agenda


Several words come to mind when looking back on top-ranked USC’s exit as a semifinalist from the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament last May: Premature, unsatisfying, disappointing. Ask anyone related to the team and they’d say even these words remain a severe understatement. Losing to a fourth-seeded, 14-loss UC Santa Barbara team was not the ending […]

Foundation for men’s volleyball set in place


Four of the country’s top prep volleyball players — Tyler Cundiff, Ben Lam, Robbie McKnight and Austin Rysyk — will join USC for the 2012 season, USC coach Bill Ferguson announced on May 19. The new class features state and club champions, players selected to be part of the national team’s pipeline of talent and […]

Volleyball deserves more fan support


The USC men’s volleyball team, has a rich tradition of success, including four NCAA championships and 12 Final Four appearances. Over the last couple years, USC coach Bill Ferguson has directed the USC men’s volleyball team back to the top of the collegiate volleyball hierarchy; his teams have been synonymous with the word “success.” In […]

Volleyball lessons for men’s basketball


The USC men’s basketball team is struggling. The USC men’s volleyball team is not. Yes, the top-ranked men’s volleyball team lost its first game of what was a perfect season over the weekend, a five-set heartbreaker to Pepperdine. But the mild setback didn’t shake the college volleyball world. The Trojans are still the No. 1 […]