Tag Archive for: athletic department

The trouble with shrinking media access

When USC instituted a new football practice policy in August barring media members from reporting injuries, it joined a number of its Pac-12 counterparts in the clampdown of information in the name of maintaining a competitive advantage. USC now prohibits the reporting of injuries observed during in-season practices — much like conference foes, such as […]

Athletic programs don’t deserve blame

We begin this academic year boasting a football team poised to sweep the national championship and bring in millions of dollars for USC. But even on our spirited college campus, many students challenge the merit of athletic programs, adding to a growing debate over the place of athletics in an academic atmosphere.   Across the […]

Returning for more

John K. McKay returned to USC this year to oversee the athletic department he once played for.