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Volleyball preps for Pac-12 teams stocked with talent

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The Trojans will face a swath of top-ranked programs in conference play this season.
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Trojans pivot focus to undefeated Bears

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After a narrow victory over the Longhorns, the Trojans hit the road for the first time.

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Volleyball preps for Pac-12 teams stocked with talent

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The Trojans will face a swath of top-ranked programs in conference play this season.
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Women’s volleyball earns three wins over weekend

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This past weekend, the women’s volleyball team traveled…
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Women’s volleyball team announces 2017 schedule

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The Trojans are seeking their 17th straight NCAA berth with head coach Mick Haley.

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Women’s soccer rallies for pair of weekend victories


This past week, the women’s soccer team tallied two wins — topping Loyola Marymount University and the University of San Diego. Both victories were in comeback fashion, which improved the Trojans’ overall record to 6-1. On Friday, No. 12 USC began its three-game stretch against Loyola Marymount. The Lions entered the game with a 4-2-1 […]

Men’s water polo runs win streak to nine


Rounding off another perfect weekend, the second-ranked men’s water polo team continued its winning run to advance to 9-0 on the season after facing No. 15 Cal Baptist and MIT on Saturday and Santa Clara and No. 6 Long Beach State on Sunday. Despite facing two top-ranked teams, the Trojans were not fazed and continued […]

Cross country competes at UC Riverside Invitational


The women’s cross country team took on the 37th annual UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday in Riverside, Calif., competing in both the 6K invitational race and 5K open race and taking 25th out of 29 teams in the 6K and 18th out of 27 teams in the 5K. The race was the Trojans’ second of […]

Women’s volleyball beats Oklahoma to cap road trip


This past weekend at the Maryland Challenge, the women’s volleyball team improved its record to 8-3 with a four-set victory over Oklahoma (25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20).  The Trojans were ranked 18th when entering the match, whereas Oklahoma was unranked. Against Oklahoma, the Trojan offense experimented with a new player in the mix: sophomore opposite hitter […]

Freshman running back Stephen Carr is raring to go


Standing at 6 feet and weighing 210 pounds, running back Stephen Carr sure doesn’t look like a freshman. As we’ve learned the past two weeks, he doesn’t play like one either. A four-star recruit from Summit High School in Fontana, Calif., Carr turned heads in his first two games in a USC uniform. Carr ran […]

Cross country prepares for tough Pac-12 conference


With new head coach Patrick Henner at the helm, the women’s cross country team will look to build toward future success in the 2017 season. The Trojans opened their season on Sept. 1 at the Pepperdine Invitational, placing fourth out of six teams. Junior captain Amber Gore led the team with a 14:48.61 second-place finish. […]

Third-straight home game offers redemption


Discussing Saturday’s matchup against Texas without invoking the legendary 2006 Rose Bowl proves to be an impossible task. FOX (the network airing the contest) released a stirring promo complete with images of Vince Young’s championship-winning touchdown and words about unfinished business between the two schools. In the lead-up to Saturday, The Los Angeles Times ran […]

Water polo heads north for weekend tournament


Currently undefeated, the men’s water polo team looks to add four more games to its win column as the Trojans head up north for the Aggie Roundup where they will take on No. 15 Cal Baptist and unranked MIT on Saturday, and Santa Clara and No. 6 Long Beach State on Sunday. While the Trojans […]

Men’s tennis begins busy fall season


This week, the sixth-ranked men’s tennis kicked off its fall tournament schedule at the Claremont Futures Tournament in Claremont, Calif., as USC looked to earn wildcard spots in the Claremont Pro Futures Tournament. Trojan juniors Jack Jaede and Laurens Verboven surpassed the qualifying round and competed in the main draw on Wednesday. Both entered the […]

Women’s soccer looks to extend win streak to four


After a dominant home stand this past weekend — comfortably defeating Santa Clara and Iowa State — the No. 12 women’s soccer team goes back on the road, looking to bolster its record against Loyola Marymount and San Diego.    Loyola Marymount (4-2-2) also played a weekend home stand this past week, hosting UC Irvine […]

Trojans deal with injuries in Wednesday’s practice


On Wednesday, the Trojans continued game preparation for this weekend’s tilt with Texas, as they strategized for the Longhorns’ high-octane offense and focused on rehabbing key players. Defense prepares for high-powered Texas offense After practice, head coach Clay Helton pointed to the Longhorns’ 58 percent third down efficiency rate as a major ingredient for their […]

USC run game bolstered by both old and new talent


There were many question marks surrounding USC after its season-opening scare against Western Michigan. In particular, the Trojan defense seemed to have trouble keying in on the Broncos’ rushing defense. WMU out-rushed USC 263 yards to 232 — even as the running back duo of junior Ronald Jones II and freshman Stephen Carr averaged more […]

USC turns focus to redemptive Texas game


Coming off of a statement 42-24 win against Stanford, the Trojans will look to continue their strong start to the season when Texas comes to town on Saturday. With an impressive performance against a competitive Pac-12 rival behind them, the Trojans stay at home for the third week in a row to take on another […]

Women’s soccer returns home, notches two victories


Going into this past weekend, women’s soccer head coach Keidane McAlpine and his team knew what they needed to improve on: bringing the energy — especially in the first half — and capitalizing on early opportunities. With those objectives, the women’s soccer team beat both Santa Clara and Iowa State at home. On Friday, the […]

Daniel Imatorbhebhe to be out indefinitely


In the weeks leading up to the season, head coach Clay Helton remained optimistic that redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe would return to the field at full strength. However, the former Florida transfer’s leg injury has failed to improve as expected, and for now, he will be shut down until further notice. After sitting […]

Concern is real for Dodgers’ tailspin


Sometimes an answered prayer can be a curse, not a blessing. It was only a few weeks ago that I had some great concerns about the state of my Los Angeles Dodgers. I was terrified. The club was coming off of a historic 52-9 run over a 61-game stretch. The bats were blazing, pitching was […]

USC reclaims No. 4 rank after dominant win


In the final drive of the second quarter, redshirt quarterback Sam Darnold finally came alive. It wasn’t that his night had been subpar — he threw a perfect first half, consistently hitting his receivers and buying time in the backfield to keep busted plays alive. But when he opened the final drive of the half […]

Water polo defends home pool with Stanford victory


Thirteen seconds. That was all the No. 2 men’s water polo team needed to prove that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with this season as freshman Driver Marko Vavic scored, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement. In those 13 seconds, the team established a lead it would hold […]

Win proves Trojans are worth all the hype


What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, in the aftermath of the Trojans squeaking by Western Michigan to open the season, their national championship hopes were dashed, redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold was no longer a Heisman trophy candidate and Stanford was going to march into the Coliseum to pummel them in Week […]