Game-time updates: USC-Hawaii

LOS ANGELES -- We're just about set to go here at the Coliseum for the USC Trojans' 4:30 p.m. PT game against Hawaii. Here are a couple of last-minute things worthy of an update before kickoff:

  • The Trojans have long resisted making alterations to their uniforms while programs across the country have given in, but USC is allowing its players something interesting this season. Every player's cleats and socks are now cardinal-and-gold colored and quite reflective in the Los Angeles sun.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers public address announcer Eric Smith is the new Coliseum PA guy for the Trojans, beginning today. He was the school's top choice from a pool of potentials who auditioned during USC's Spring Game in April.

We'll have more from the Coliseum after today's game.