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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The Medic: College sports are facing their last COVID-19 hurdles in the postseason

In my last column, I highlighted my reservations about starting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament without taking a one-week break after all the conference tournaments ended. Even though the NCAA ensured only players and personnel who tested negative throughout the start of March and during conference tournaments could go to Indianapolis, coronavirus cases began rising […]

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USC’s season comes to an end with Elite Eight loss to Gonzaga

Freshman forward Evan Mobley finished with 17 points after leading USC in scoring in the second half. (Photo courtesy of Jack Dempsey via Getty Images) In a tournament like March Madness, there are two sides of the coin — the dreamers and the dream crushers. In sixth-seeded USC’s first Elite Eight appearance since 2001, its […]

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USC trounces Oregon to advance to Elite Eight

Freshman forward Evan Mobley scored a below average 10 points, but logged six assists and eight rebounds to aid other double-digit scorers such as redshirt senior guards Tahj Eaddy and Isaiah White. (Photo courtesy of Jack Dempsey via Getty Images) March Madness puts the college basketball stars under the brightest lights, but, oftentimes, role players […]

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Talkin’ Troy S6E7: USC Sweet Sixteen preview versus Oregon

USC has made its first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2007! Deputy sports editor Anthony Gharib and sports editor Taylor Mills discuss USC’s upcoming matchup against the Oregon Ducks. They analyze the Trojans’ performance so far during this March Madness tournament and what it will take to continue their run. They then give a spring sports […]

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Trojans set to face off against Ducks, spot in the Elite Eight on the line

Redshirt senior guard Tahj Eaddy dropped 24 points against Oregon in the 72-58 win last month. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) As another week of March comes to a close, men’s basketball is on the brink of something truly special at the NCAA Tournament.  Sixth-seeded USC will face familiar Pac-12 foe seventh-seeded Oregon Sunday in […]

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USC dominates Kansas to advance to its first Sweet 16 since 2007

Sophomore forward Isaiah Mobley attempting a shot in USC’s 85-51 win over Kansas. Mobley’s four 3-pointers were a career high. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm | NCAA Photos via Getty Images) When sophomore forward Isaiah Mobley hit the first basket of the game, a 3-pointer to open his scoring, his shooting stroke was smooth and confident. […]

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USC overwhelms Drake in the first-round of NCAA Tournament

Freshman forward Evan Mobley dominated on both sides of the ball with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks in his March Madness debut. (Photo by Joe Robbins | NCAA Photos via Getty Images) Playing in an NBA arena during March Madness can make any college basketball player nervous. The lights are brighter; the stakes […]

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Talkin’ Troy S6E6: Trojans’ March Madness preview

Deputy sports editor Anthony Gharib and sports editor Taylor Mills preview the No. 6 seed USC Trojans’ first March Madness matchup against the No. 11 seed Drake Bulldogs. All that and the usual springs sports recap! Music by Joakim Karud. The post Talkin’ Troy S6E6: Trojans’ March Madness preview appeared first on Daily Trojan.

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It’s set: The No. 6 Trojans play No. 11 Drake Saturday

Freshman forward Evan Mobley was named second-team All American prior to the NCAA Tournament. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) Just two days before tip-off, the No. 6 seeded Trojans now know who they will face in the first round of the NCAA tournament: the Drake Bulldogs.  For the first time in four years head coach […]

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