Scouting report: Three UCLA players to watch

Junior running back Zach Charbonnet carries the ball during a UCLA game. Charbonnet has 864 total rushing yards this season, the highest total of his collegiate career. (Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff) Rivalry week is upon us. As the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is host to the 91st edition of USC vs. UCLA, here are some […]

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Road to Revival: Carmelo Anthony’s play elevates the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony was out of a job just two years ago.  Yes, Carmelo Anthony.  A 10-time All-Star, the ninth all-time leading scorer in the NBA and a six-time All-NBA selection was not picked up by a single team for an entire year when he was released in 2019 after 10 games […]

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Evan Mobley and DeMar DeRozan lead standout Trojans in NBA

Former Trojan Evan Mobley averages the third-highest points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers with 13.6. He had 23 points against the Lakers Friday. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) The NBA possesses a completely different outlook this season. Referees are striking down on foul-baiting; offenses are struggling to score at the high caliber we have […]

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Road To Revival: Even with Russell Westbrook’s poor debut, the Lakers will be just fine

Point guard Russell Westbrook’s final statline in his Los Angeles Lakers debut: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4-13 from the field, 0-4 from the three-point line and 3 turnovers.  The Lakers probably got the worst version of “Westbrick” possible.  During the Lakers season opener against the Golden State Warriors, I wanted to hide my […]

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Trojans have inconsistent outings in NFL Week 5

Former receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has struggled to find his footing in his lone season with the Detroit Lions. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan file photo) Despite a 3-3 season, USC managed to maintain its talent development pipeline to the NFL, with 29 total Trojans currently on a roster. Let’s take a look at how […]

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Carson Palmer to be honored Saturday

Carson Palmer throws the ball during a 2002 game. In his Heisman winning season, Palmer threw for 3,639 yards and 32 touchdowns. He was selected No. 1 overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. (Image courtesy of USC Athletics) USC legend and former quarterback Carson Palmer, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame […]

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USC darts over Washington State in comeback victory

After falling down 14-0 early in the game, USC stormed back with multiple turnovers forced by the defense. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) A third quarter surge on the shoulders of an unlikely hero in backup freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart propelled the Trojans to a 45-14 comeback victory Saturday against Washington State.  “The guys played […]

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Road To Revival: What Westbrook means for the Lakers

Russell Westbrook is a stat-padder, loaded with flaws too substantial to overcome. Anthony Davis is soft and unable to stay healthy. LeBron James is washed, sent packing after the first round of the playoffs for the first time in his career. Carmelo Anthony is incapable of contributing to winning basketball, too selfish before and too […]

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