Soccer in the States: Men’s National Team can’t lose focus in its next games

As I reflect on the state of the United States Men’s National Team in its quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, an iconic press conference quote from the late Kobe Bryant after going up 2-0 in the 2009 NBA Finals circulates in my mind: “What’s there to be happy about? Job’s not finished.” […]

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Anthony on LA: I was wrong, and I’m here to address it

Junior forward Isaiah Mobley posted 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in USC’s Jan. 15 loss to Oregon. The Trojans currently sit at No. 16 in the AP Poll with a 14-2 overall record. (Patrick Hannan | Daily Trojan) Last week, I wrote the usual installment of my column — “on all things Los Angeles […]

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Anthony on LA: This is the year for men’s basketball to win the Pac-12

As the seconds ticked away into the New Year, people hoped 2022 would be different than the last two years.  Six days in and it was just like any other — No. 5 men’s basketball looked like a threat as they beat UC Berkeley on the road in its first game in 19 days due […]

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NFL Winners and Losers: Week 12 gave us curses, gossip and everything in between

I know, I know, Lincoln Riley is coming to USC, Brian Kelly is going to LSU, Michigan beat Ohio State for the first time in forever and it feels like everything that happened in America’s biggest sport happened in the college landscape. But the NFL marched on for another week as well and delivered some […]

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Press Play to Start: ‘Katamari Damacy’ reminds us of what makes esports so great

It’s finally the end of the semester. Who would’ve thought that we would make it this far? Looking back, there were so many uncertainties and obstacles we had to face. I am sure you, dear reader, also had your own hurdles to overcome. So be sure to pat yourself on the back for all that […]

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Pro Prose: The battle for the West is heating up

The Suns are on fire. The Warriors won’t stop winning. The two best teams in the NBA will put their win streaks on the line when they face off Tuesday in Phoenix.  Both teams have had exceptional starts to their seasons. The Suns have won their last 16 games after starting the season with a […]

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Yoav’s Top-10: Ten things I loved in an up-and-down two weeks for USC sports

We’re back on USC sports just in time for a rundown of the basketball team’s strong start and the aftermath of football’s rivalry game Saturday. Wishing our readers a great Thanksgiving, but before we can get to break, let’s break down USC sports. Gary Bryant Jr. steps up In a game with few bright spots, […]

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Anthony on LA: Jaxson Dart starting is what we’ve all been waiting for

Freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart carries the ball during USC’s game against Arizona. Dart has thrown for 198 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in the two games he’s been back. (Patrick Hannan | Daily Trojan) When freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart entered the game against Arizona three weeks ago, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum noticeably exploded. The […]

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Soccer in the States: U.S. Men’s National Team is giving us hope once more

In my time spent watching the United States play soccer, the team has fallen flat plenty. I’m used to watching an otherwise promising nation flop on the biggest stages. This instilled sense of pessimism is ingrained into my mind, and it creates a massive cognitive dissonance when things actually go the U.S.’ way.  There’s no […]

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Money Talks: What do schools earn from participating in March Madness?

Although March is a few months away, the tip-off of the college basketball season has me excited again for one of the greatest postseason tournaments in sports.  Unlike its restrictive football counterpart, March Madness includes a wide array of teams in each conference. Nowhere else would I get to see teams like Oral Roberts and […]

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