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Fontan, Wise named MVPs

Seniors Jio Fontan and Eric Wise were named team MVPs following the USC men’s basketball team’s annual end-of-season awards banquet held Tuesday night. Wise, a 6-foot-6 forward, led the Trojans in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game in his lone season with the program after transferring from UC Irvine following his junior season with the Anteaters. He […]

Fab five reunited for one night

While the Michigan Wolverines may have lost to the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game, they can take solace in the fact that the school’s Fab Five took a big step toward reconciliation by all attending the game. Four of the five members – Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson […]

Can A Resurgent Star Be The One to Topple The Miami Heat?

“All he can do is score. Low percentages. He’s going to jack up thirty shots a game and get you seven rebounds a game if you’re lucky. Get ready to tank your percentages and sacrifice virtually every other category.” That was me last October, talking to my little brother during one of our eight team […]

Four reasons to watch baseball

People these days don’t like baseball. Maybe that’s not entirely true, but America’s favorite pastime—and its first—has certainly taken a backseat to the fast-paced, media juggernauts that are football and basketball. Sure, baseball is slow. Those foreign to the game pick up on a seeming lack of action and an overabundance of “in-between” time. Baseball […]

Peter Lockwood’s Guide to the 2013 MLB Season

I’ve spent a large portion of my life searching for a forum through which I can unleash my biased and irrational opinions on the sports world. Thanks to the Daily Trojan, I now have that medium. You might disagree with my views, but I’ll do my best to keep my personal biases out of my […]

The Clippers flying under the radar

While the purple and gold have dominated the headlines this season, the red and blue have done something more important: win basketball games. The Los Angeles Clippers (49-26) are primed to win their first Pacific Division title and the most games in franchise history this season – the franchise record is 49 wins – but […]

Lakers On Target To Miss Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having to fight for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference. Despite their mediocre record this season, coverage of the Lakers has not been lacking, with a litany of talking points about the team dominating the headlines every week. Such […]

Monte Kiffin to resign after bowl game

USC assistant coach Monte Kiffin will resign following the Trojans’ bowl game next month, the university announced through a statement Thursday night. Kiffin intends to “pursue opportunities” in the NFL, where he had previously spent 26 years as an assistant, including 12 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as defensive coordinator, according to the statement. […]

Lee headlines Pac-12 awards for Trojans

Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee and freshman defensive end Leonard Williams received recognition from the Pac-12 yesterday, with Lee winning Offensive Player of the Year in the conference and Williams taking home the Freshman Defensive Player of the Year award. The awards, in conjunction with All-Conference First Team recognition given to Lee and senior center […]

Barkley, Lee named Player of the Year semifinalists

USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley and sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee were named to the Walter Camp Foundation’s 15-player “Watch List” for the Walter Camp Award, which is given to college football’s Player of the Year. Barkley and Lee are two of four Pac-12 players on the list, the most for any conference, along with […]