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College Football Pick’em: Week of 11/2


Boy oh boy, last weekend was a surprising ending to an already shocking month. Here’s quick summary of all that happened in October: Michigan’s disastrous punt that Michigan State returned for a touchdown as time expired. Miami’s controversial eight-lateral kickoff return that was returned for a touchdown as time expired. Georgia Tech’s blocked kick six […]

College Football Pick’em: Week of 10/5


Almost halfway into the college football season, some things are starting to become quite clear — namely that every single team is vulnerable in some way, shape or form. Last weekend was a case study of this as previously unbeaten teams Ole Miss, Georgia, Notre Dame, and UCLA all lost. Cal is undefeated, Florida is […]

College Football Pick’em: Week of 9/14


After last weekend, it’s official: The regular season college football machine is firing on all cylinders as we chug on toward Week 3. Well, unless you’re Auburn or Notre Dame, who are probably thanking their lucky stars right now they limped through last weekend’s games. And oh no, now there are “just” seven Southeastern Conference […]

Fall, spring at USC filled with highs, lows


As the 2012-13 school year comes to a close, it is only natural for students to reflect on their time at USC. For seniors about to embark on the next phase of their lives, the most common thought is most likely along the lines of “where did the time go?” For underclassmen, time might not […]

MLB’s Finest Pitchers Slumping Early


April is when baseball players and teams stumble to find their footing, but it is also an opportunity to get away with early mistakes. So there’s time to remedy all the wrongs that have been committed—of which there are many. The theme of this young season: Down goes Goliath. In recent years, glory in the […]

Boston bombing reveals America’s character


There are times in life when we are no longer divided by a city, but united by our nation. Yesterday was one of those times. When two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 100 people, Americans were stunned and in disbelief. How could this happen? […]

Four reasons to watch baseball


People these days don’t like baseball. Maybe that’s not entirely true, but America’s favorite pastime—and its first—has certainly taken a backseat to the fast-paced, media juggernauts that are football and basketball. Sure, baseball is slow. Those foreign to the game pick up on a seeming lack of action and an overabundance of “in-between” time. Baseball […]