USC hires Steve Sarkisian as head coach

The USC football head-coaching search is over – and once again, the Trojans will be led by a disciple of former head coach Pete Carroll. Former Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian, who oversaw the development of two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks under Carroll alongside former USC head coach Lane Kiffin, has accepted the position and […]

Habit forming

 The Habit food truck, brought to campus by USC Hospitality and USC Athletics, offered students free burgers, fries and drinks in McCarthy Quad to promote the women’s lacrosse team’s first game. The inaugural game takes place this Saturday against Northwestern University at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

July marks the best of Trojan athletics

Until we meet again, USC. Wednesday marked the last night of production of The Daily Trojan for the spring semester, which means the semester is coming to a close. We all know what that means for students: Finals. Summer vacation. Job-hunting. But for many USC students, alumni and fans, the end of the semester means […]

USC revives the ‘student-athlete’

I have a confession to make. For four years now, I have been trying to mask the obvious with every key stroke and article produced. But before entering the campus walls in August 2008, I had no love or, for that matter, respect, for the USC athletic program. I didn’t grow up going to the Coliseum […]

2012 shaping up to be special

USC athletics is on the rise. Though there has never been a significant drop off in the land of Troy, it is undeniable that there has been a recent surge. USC currently boasts several national championship-caliber programs. In 2011, two programs hoisted the national championship trophy over their collective heads — men’s tennis and men’s […]

Title IX’s impact is still being felt at USC

On March 10, the women’s sand volleyball team played its inaugural match. Sand volleyball, USC’s newest sport, is USC’s 12th women’s athletic team. The inaugural match was timely because of the recent celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Commonly referenced in regards to equality in women’s athletics, many overlook Title IX’s initial purpose. […]