Enviable spring locations for Trojans

The countdown has officially begun. Spring break is just days away, and many students have already mentally checked out of class and checked into vacation mode. Whether you’re heading on a cruise to Ensenada, Mexico, or simply lounging around Los Angeles next week, remember one thing: Most spring athletes aren’t getting a break. That’s right. […]

Referees just getting in the way of the game

Officiating is one of those things nobody likes. Seriously. When’s the last time you came away pleased with the refereeing in a game you were watching, praising the officials for a job well done? The officiating in Saturday’s USC-Arizona men’s game wasn’t too great, and controversy ensued. In their last game of the season, the […]

Women of Troy build on missed chances

Try to remember the most frustrating sports moment you have ever had — whether you were playing on the field, watching from the stands or just following the game on television. Try to remember just how depressing, upsetting and maddening that moment was for you, how nothing could shake the incident from your mind and […]

Combine ruled by perception not fact

Pete Carroll always used to joke that he refused to divulge Taylor Mays’ 40-yard dash time because no one would believe him if he did. I guess now we’ll never know the truth. The answer was supposed to be finally revealed once and for all Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. It looked […]

Trojans have nothing to be ashamed of

March is sneaky. The other day, it crept up behind me more quietly than Elmer Fudd, tapped me on my opposite shoulder and then laughed as I looked the other way. I couldn’t help but smile, as I was finally reunited with my good buddy. We walked to class together and discussed many things. I […]

Confidence, swagger must return to USC

Through six innings the score was tied. USC and UCLA were in the midst of a 1-1 pitchers’ duel on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The early season rivalry game was living up to its name. But then all too quickly it unraveled for the Trojans. Sophomore pitcher Ben Mount, who had pitched […]

Trojans could use an energy booster

Being tired sucks. Your outlook on everything changes. Your productivity, your efficiency, your excitement — they all go down. All you want to do is finish your day and get to sleep. But sometimes you can’t. Sometimes you’ve got class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., work until midnight and a few hours of homework […]

Omaha calling USC back to baseball’s elite

Before you go ahead and book your tickets for the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., let the season play out a little bit more. It is, after all, only four games old. But at 3-1, the USC baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better start — other than 4-0, of […]

Fate not fitting for departing seniors

When the USC men’s basketball team plays its final home game of the regular season Saturday against Oregon State, it will be the last time that three seniors take the floor at the Galen Center. There will undoubtedly be a pleasant celebration to honor the contributions that the departing players made to the program during […]

USC star turning her dreams into reality

Jennifer Song dreams of playing in the Masters Tournament. She insists it was just one of those extravagant dreams she had as a kid and, with some of the biggest names in women’s golf being turned away from Augusta National, it seems almost impossible today. But what’s surprising isn’t the fact that Song might just […]