Jingle all the way to the Rose Bowl

As you may or may not know, this is the last Daily Trojan issue of the semester. It’s been a wild, crazy, bacon-wrapped-hot-dog-filled ride, but all good things must come to an end (right Pete Carroll?). With that in mind, this is the last chance to print something about the current football season. It seems […]

It’s time to break the curse of Corvallis

These days, nobody is immune from curses. There’s the Curse of the Bambino, which affected the Boston Red Sox for 86 years. Then there’s the Unforgivable Curses, which did not come from Harry Potter but actually that YouTube guy who just wanted a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries. Anybody in theater knows about the […]

USC twirler makes her dream come true

It’s halftime at a USC football game at the Coliseum, and some students are heading up the aisle to get some snacks. They stop when a fire erupts. Looking back toward the field, they see flames tossed high into the sky, standing out against the backdrop of the night. The Olympic torch that rests at […]

Victory lies with Trojans’ offense

In sports circles everywhere, it’s widely known that defense wins championships. The problem for USC is that there is no championship to be won, and the defense has played that way for a large part of this season. Sure, the Trojans’ defense is coming off its most dominating performance yet, strangling a Cal team that […]

California budget woes hurt athletics

Everyone knows it. The state of California is a mess. Voters can’t decide if they want to legalize same-sex marriage, pot or both; the only news I hear about Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown comes from slanderous negative advertisements; and it has rained for the last week. I forget what the sun looks like. Oh […]

NCAA made a point with Trojans

USC is the first case of a school receiving major penalties because of illegal activity regarding agent-player relations. But as the SI report shows, this activity has been going on for at least 20 years, most likely longer.

Pac-10 depth good for USC

For the second straight week, ESPN’s College GameDay will feature a matchup with a Pac-10 team. For the second straight week, USC is not that team. In the previous decade, this would have been unthinkable. Pete Carroll invaded the Pac-10 and the Trojans were soon lords of the empire. Only a few times during USC’s […]

New coach, same story: lots of penalties

Discipline. That would be one of the first words that comes to mind when thinking of the difference between former USC coach Pete Carroll and his successor Lane Kiffin. From his first practice in the spring, Kiffin made sure players touched every line during sprints, paid full attention during practice and adhered strictly to the […]

Who says Trojan fans aren’t excited?

As if USC fans didn’t need any more abuse after an offseason of being dragged through a ditch on the back of a carriage drawn by horses that just ate a can of beefareeno, this comes as a preview to USC’s first game at the Coliseum this weekend: opened up an article about the […]