Tag Archive for: orange bowl

Writing as Mom’s eyes, ears

Mom didn’t react well to the adriamycin, or the cytoxan. This was Jan. 4, 2005, a Tuesday. My dad was carrying my mother as they slammed through the front door of our Burbank home. She was having difficulty even standing alone, and so he walked her through the house and onto the bed. This Tuesday […]

Preseason hype does not equate to wins

Oh, the difference a year makes. A year ago, USC ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press’ preseason college football poll. In USA Today’s poll, the Trojans were absent because of sanctions. One 10-2 season and one upset of Oregon later, the Trojans now rank in the top three in every preseason poll imaginable, including […]

Trojans hope NCAA appeal is not fruitless

During all the hooting and hollering erupting from the NCAA bowl season, USC was conspicuously silent. The Trojans, muzzled by NCAA sanctions, have known since the summer that no matter how well they performed this year, they would be sitting at home during the postseason. It must have been hard watching Stanford smash Virginia Tech […]