USC displays improved run game, red zone offense in spring game

Redshirt freshman quarterback Miller Moss delivers a pass through traffic during USC’s spring game Saturday. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) New football Head Coach Lincoln Riley said he wanted to make Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum a “mecca of college football.” His team’s goal at its spring game Saturday was simple: prove it was making strides […]

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Soccer in the States: My last ditch pitch for you to watch the USMNT

Wow, we’ve made it to the finale. It feels like just yesterday I was previewing the United States Men’s National Team’s chances of winning its first match in World Cup Qualifying. Now, I write this knowing for certain that the U.S. is back in the biggest sporting competition on planet Earth. Feels good, doesn’t it?  […]

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Women’s basketball recruit hospitalized after shooting Saturday night

USC women’s basketball commit Aaliyah Gayles was hospitalized Saturday night after being shot at a house party in North Las Vegas, USC Athletics confirmed Monday.  Gayles sustained non-life-threatening injuries along with three other victims after shooting broke out at about 11:15 p.m., the North Las Vegas Police Department said in a statement to the Daily […]

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Soccer in the States: Rejoice! We’ve qualified for the 2022 World Cup

Hold the front page, hold the back page. The United States Men’s National Team is going back to the World Cup.  It was a long arduous journey, but on March 30, the U.S. qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. You best believe I’m smiling ear to ear while writing that.    I’m […]

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Soccer in the States: Reflecting before USMNT’s last World Cup Qualifying games

Oct. 10, 2017: The final whistle sounds, and the United States Men’s National Team players drop to the ground in defeat after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. A younger Adam Jasper, along with his two brothers, do just the same in their living room. We all cried that night.  Today: The USMNT […]

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Talkin’ Troy S8E3: Men’s basketball vs UCLA March Madness game

Sports editors Anthony Gharib and Adam Jasper record a special episode from Las Vegas. They reflect on last night’s win against the Washington Huskies and the upcoming game against the Bruins. The post Talkin’ Troy S8E3: Men’s basketball vs UCLA March Madness game appeared first on Daily Trojan.

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USC survives barrage of turnovers, defeats Washington 65-61 in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals

Junior guard Boogie Ellis dribbles the ball during USC’s game against Washington on Feb. 17. Ellis led the Trojans in scoring against the Huskies Thursday night. (Polina Past) Head Coach Andy Enfield needed to patch some holes heading into the second half with the Trojans down 3 against Washington.  First and most evident: Stop graduate […]

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UCLA outlasts USC to break Trojans’ rivalry winning streak 

Junior forward Isaiah Mobley dribbles at the 3-point line against UCLA Saturday night. The Trojans’ leading scorer had 20 points and 8 rebounds in USC’s 75-68 loss to the Bruins. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) For the fans Saturday night, every bucket was life or death. Pauley Pavilion transformed into a library when USC scored, […]

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Weston McKennie’s absence forces USMNT to get creative

Red alert! Red alert! It’s happening.  In my previous column, I examined both optimistic and pessimistic outlooks on the United States Men’s National Team’s chances of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Here’s the first line of pessimism, forecasting a repeat of 2017’s failure: “The perfect storm is upon us. Brace for impact. It happened […]

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No. 2 Arizona blows away No. 16 USC

Redshirt senior forward Chevez Goodwin shields the ball from Arizona defenders. He finished the game with 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) USC’s momentum was stifled right from the tip-off Tuesday night.  Following the narrow victory over Oregon Saturday evening, cemented by senior guard Drew Peterson’s three-pointer in the […]

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