New USC arena looking good

Updated: June 5, 2006, 12:42 PM ET
LOS ANGELES -- I have seen facilities all over the country. I have been given tours of countless practice gyms, pro and campus arenas. Each time, the person giving the tour sells the facility as clearly one of the best in the country.

But rarely have I been to a place that needed one of these athletic temples as much as USC.

For years, the Trojans have been playing at the decaying L.A. Sports Arena. There have been a few token games over the years at the old Forum, too.