Micah Croom is USC’s Renaissance man

Redshirt senior inside linebacker Micah Croom forced a fumble on a kickoff against Washington State Sept. 18, making him one of six players to have forced a fumble for USC this season. (Photo courtesy of USC Athletics) Prior to the start of USC’s 2020 football season, guest speakers in a Zoom meeting spoke to the […]

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Predictions for the 91st annual rivalry matchup

The Trojans lined up during their game. USC is 4-5 this season, but have defeated the Bruins the past two seasons after losing 34-27 in 2018. The Trojans will start freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart because junior quarterback Kedon Slovis is injured. (Amanda Chou | Daily Trojan) Adam Jasper, Sports Editor Prediction: UCLA 41, USC 31 […]

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Su’a Cravens Q&A: from gridiron to radio

(Photo courtesy of USC Athletics, Design by Iris Leung) Former USC linebacker Su’a Cravens joined USC football’s radio broadcast show for the 2021 season. Cravens met with the Daily Trojan to share his thoughts on his new job, his transition from player to media member and what USC football can do to get back to […]

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Bohn emphasizes collaboration as a key to athletic success

USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn at his introductory press conference in 2019. He will enter his third season as AD this fall. (Photo courtesy of Ling Luo) With the fall season approaching for many of USC’s athletic programs, the Daily Trojan met with Athletic Director Mike Bohn to discuss the department’s progression. This interview was […]

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Playing for profit: Kyle Larson’s dominant run reveals hypocrisy in NASCAR

So, NASCAR is in an odd place right now. In the last year or so, the sport has increased its efforts to promote social justice initiatives. Through this year of supposed progress, NASCAR’s main selling point was its commitment to racial equity and diversity within the sport.  The only Black driver in NASCAR’s top division, […]

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Playing For Profit: What is happening with the sport of boxing?

Is anyone else worried about the sport of boxing? Was Sunday’s joke of a “prize fight” enough to help fans realize how far the sport has fallen? I find it hard to believe the best fights boxing has to offer involve an out-of-shape Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson sweating on each other for half […]

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Playing For Profit: Shannon Sharpe might just have changed sports journalism

Shannon Sharpe and Julio Jones could very likely have changed the way rumors spread in professional sports, forever. In case you haven’t heard by now, the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Jones is not happy with the franchise. The 10-year NFL veteran has spent his entire career in Atlanta, Ga., but rumors have circulated this entire […]

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Playing for Profit: Super League is the beginning of the end for domestic league soccer

I almost don’t even know where to start with this. Twelve of the top soccer clubs in Europe announced the formation of a “Super League” Sunday.   The competition will take place midweek, effectively replacing the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and eventually, domestic league football. The Super League will feature 20 teams; the 12 founding […]

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USC to allow fans at football’s annual Spring Showcase

Saturday’s Spring Showcase will mark the first time USC has played in front of fans at the Coliseum since November 2019. (Daily Trojan file photo) USC announced Monday that approximately 5,000 fans can attend this Saturday’s football Spring Showcase at the Coliseum. Other outdoor spring sports events will be open to a limited number of […]

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Playing for Profit: Jersey sponsorships shouldn’t go the highest bidder

The Los Angeles Galaxy are one of, if not the premier brand in U.S. soccer. Their jerseys are also sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition, a company that might be a pyramid scheme. Imagine if the Galaxy, and other sports teams, were sponsored by companies that actually meant something to the communities they represent? How many Angelenos […]

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