Brady McCollough is a sports enterprise reporter for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on national college football and basketball topics. They take for granted that people will keep showing up and keep donating. Over the last few years, Rebeil could see that the athletic department was going for more of an NBA vibe with the game experience. Just days after his controversial choice to retain Helton in late November, Swann signed his name to a decision that was far less public but perhaps harder to explain: He removed the Song Girls from USC home basketball games for the rest of the season. Brady McCollough Staff Writer. She relished the hour work weeks just as much as the rewarding trips to USC road football games and bowl games. She said she later was told that the athletic department thought the Song Girl alums wanted to perform at the game as they had at the football homecoming game.