USC’s top five sports moments of the year

It’s been a crazy year in college athletics. Scandals ran rampant across college football and college basketball. The NCAA tournament certainly defined madness. But amid all of this, it was clear the cardinal and gold still boasts some, if not most, of the top teams in the nation across all sports. So as the year […]

NCAA air balls UConn situation

As I watched the NCAA championship game, I could only shake my head in disbelief. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The entire Butler team could not put the ball in the basket, and, as hard as it is to believe, UConn wasn’t much better. But besides the lack of offensive efficiency both teams, […]

Predraft workouts do not predict success

Predraft workouts can make or break a player’s draft status, and a player’s stock can rise or fall in the months leading up to the big day. For those looking to eliminate any questions and cement their status as legitimate pro talent, a good showing can really create some buzz among the media and scouts, […]

USC looking to punch its ticket to the Big Dance

I pretty much wrote off the USC men’s basketball team a while back, thinking it had two chances at making the NCAA tournament — slim and none. But after defeating UCLA at the Galen Center in early January, I thought this year would be different. A weak conference coupled with the play of midseason transfer […]

Bright future for USC might be knocked out

A new decade means new beginnings, and for the USC men’s basketball program, it could only signal a change from the bitter, not too distant past. Following the resignation of former coach Tim Floyd in 2009, the USC basketball team was in shambles. Former guard O.J. Mayo was found to have received improper benefits and […]

Win reveals shift in L.A. power

Boy, it was a sight to witness. On display Sunday night was something reminiscent of what I’d normally see at a football game. A sea of cardinal and gold jam-packed the entire student section and proceeded to fill the upper decks. A raucous, standing-room-only Galen Center crowd screamed, shouted and cursed voraciously at the powder […]