Recruiting the future never stops with Kiffin

In the midst of an up-and-down campaign on the field for his football team, USC coach Lane Kiffin is quietly doing what he does best off of it: recruiting. With scholarship reductions set to kick in once the NCAA decides on USC’s sanctions appeal, this year’s recruiting season might be the Trojans’ last chance to […]

USC must set sights on a new foe next season

As the final seconds ticked off on the Coliseum scoreboard’s clock on Saturday, the Trojan faithful who remained in their seats had perhaps just witnessed the end of an era. Some might argue that USC’s run as the West Coast’s top dog ended well before Oregon’s 53-32 comeback win, but the reality remains the same: […]

A desperate plea to our visiting President

Dear President Obama, I know you’re a busy man. Leading our nation is no small task. With midterm elections, two wars and a struggling economy on your plate, you could be forgiven for not grabbing a copy of the Daily Trojan today. But here’s guessing you’re the type of guy who picks up a newspaper […]

Stanford game a fork in the road for Trojans

Gen. George S. Patton, who led U.S. forces during World War II, experienced some crushing defeats in his career. His ability to recover after a loss, however, made him an icon of military leadership. “Success is how high you bounce after you hit the bottom,” Patton once said. During the last nine years, USC built […]

Sanctions won’t kill Trojans financially

Follow the money. That was the directive given by the mysterious Deep Throat to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in the film version of All the President’s Men, the account of how two journalists uncovered one of our nation’s most infamous political scandals. Although the recent NCAA sanctions on USC athletics pale in comparison to […]