You Done Good, Dhillon

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USC junior forward Samer Dhillon was one of just five players in DI college basketball named to the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team announced on Tuesday. Dhillon, a human biology major with a laundry list of philanthropic activities, fits every qualification for the honor, which recognizes an impressive group of student-athletes who demonstrate a commitment to their communities.

Click here for more on Dhillon and the Allstate NABC Good Works Team.

Busy even outside of his hectic basketball schedule, Dhillon is the co-founder of the first-ever USC mobile health clinic, is the CEO of Quest Investment Firm and spent the offseason doing Alzheimer's research for the Keck School of Medicine. Click here to read a feature on the Trojan, who may be the most fascinating man in college basketball.

Joining Dhillon on this year's Good Works Team are Kyler Erickson (Omaha), Anthony Gill (Virginia), Jeff Laidig (Belmont) and Shavon Shields (Nebraska). They will be recognized during the 2016 NABC Convention and the 2016 Men's Final Four in Houston, Texas.

10 for 100

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As the Pac-12 continues to roll out its all-century teams, USC men's swimming and diving littered the conference's selections for its sport with 10 Trojans led by "Coach of the Century" Peter Daland.

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In addition to Daland, USC's selections included Brian Earley on Platform, Steve Furniss, Erik Vendt and Dave Wharton in the IM, Bruce Furniss and Joe Bottom in Freestyle Sprints (50-200), Lenny Krayzelburg and John Naber in the Backstroke, Murray Rose in Freestyle Distance and current Trojan head diving coach Hongping Li on 1-meter.

#USCtotheNFL 2016 Season in Review

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The Best

Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals

Palmer-up.jpgWhile the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner did not reach his Super Bowl goals, he still enjoyed a career season at the age of 36. Palmer set Arizona's franchise record by tossing 35 touchdown passes to go along with 4,671 yards passing. The Cardinals went 13-3, losing the NFC Championship Game to Carolina, and Palmer was one of three players to earn a first place vote for NFL MVP.

Pro Bowlers

Clay Matthews, LB, Packers - 49 solo tackles and 6.5 sacks (5th Pro Bowl in 6 seasons)

Tyron Smith, LT, Cowboys - Started 79 of 80 games in his career (3rd consecutive Pro Bowl)

Ryan Kalil, C, Panthers - 1st Team All-Pro led Carolina to the Super Bowl (5th career Pro Bowl)

Jurrell Casey, DT, Titants - 34 solo tackles and 7 sacks en route to 1st career Pro Bowl


Malcolm Smith, LB, Raiders - 100 solo tackles, 4 sacks and 4 forced turnovers in 16 starts

Everson Griffen, DE, Vikings - 34 solo tackles and 10.5 sacks for a playoff team

Brian Cushing, LB, Texans - 63 solo tackles, 3 PDs and a forced fumble in 16 starts

Rey Maualuga, LB, Bengals - 43 solo tackles, 4 PDs and an INT in 15 games


williams-LW.jpgLeonard Williams, DE, Jets - Started 15 of 16 games and made 29 solo tackles and 3 sacks

Buck Allen, RB, Ravens - 137 carries for 514 yards plus 45 catches for 353 yards and 3 total TDs

Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles - 23 catches for 283 yards and 1 TD

Hayes Pullard, LB, Jaguars - 19 tackles in 8 games plus a blocked punt

Josh Shaw, CB, Bengals - 15 tackles and a PD

J.R. Tavai, OLB, Titans - 2 solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 4 games

Best of the Rest

Frostee Rucker, DE, Cardinals - 20 solo tackles, 3 sacks, a forced fumble and a safety in 13 starts

T.J. McDonald, S, Rams - 38 solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 11 starts

Jordan Cameron, TE, Dolphins - 35 catches for 386 yards and 3 TDs in 16 starts

Robert Woods, WR, Bills - 47 catches for 552 yards and 3 TDs in 14 games

Nickell Robey, CB, Bills - 38 solo tackles, 4 PDs and a sack in 16 games

Matt Cassel, QB, Cowboys - 1,276 yards passing and 5 TDs in 9 games

Kalil-Matt.jpgRhett Ellison, TE, Vikings - 11 catches for 124 yards and a TD in 15 games (9 starts)

Marqise Lee, WR, Jaguars - 15 catches for 191 yards and a TD in 10 games

Devon Kennard, LB, Giants - 36 solo tackles, 4 PDs and an INT in 9 starts

Mark Sanchez, QB, Eagles - 616 yards passing and 4 TDs in 4 games (2 starts)

Matt Kalil, LT, Vikings - Started all 64 games in his NFL career

Marcus Martin, C, 49ers - Started 14 games this season

Shareece Wright, CB, Ravens - 34 solo tackles and 5 PDs in 11 games

Nick Perry, OLB, Packers - 16 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 14 games

Dion Bailey, S, Seahawks/Jets - 16 solo tackles, 2 PDs and 0.5 sacks in 7 games

Khaled Holmes, C, Colts - Career-high 7 starts

Mike Morgan, LB, Seahawks - 7 solo tackles and a sack in 14 games

Allen Bradford, LB, Falcons - 6 tackles in 6 games

One City, One Team

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For 364 days out of the year, USC and UCLA don't have much in common. But on the annual Super Bowl Spirit Day, a community outreach event co-hosted by Trojan and Bruin football players, everyone is on the same team. Last Friday, USC football players joined their counterparts from across town to encourage and exercise with local children from 186th Street Elementary School in the 11th annual edition of the event.

Click here for a complete recap of Friday's fun.

"The students are so excited to see the student athletes. It lets them know that dreams do come true," explained Marcia Sidney-Reed, principal of the 186th Street school. "The athletes are speaking the same language our teachers are speaking; we want them to stay in school, listen to their teachers and do their homework. We're able to show them the student athletes who had to study hard to get to where they are today, so our children can then see that they can do this as well."

Be sure to follow @TrojanOutreach for news, photos and a behind-the-scenes look at USC athletes giving back to their community.

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A Champion Already

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The always-inspiring Jake Olson was named one of six finalists for the Rare Disease Champion Award for his work educating others about retinoblastoma, the cancer that took his eyes. Vote for Olson now through through February 17.

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His incredible success as a student-athlete is motivation to all that know his story, but he has also started a foundation that raises funds to provide blind children with the technology to be academically successful and has authored two books.


#USCBHM: Sam Cunningham 2016

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Kicking off the second year of #USCBHM, a project dedicated to celebrating USC Athletics' proud African-American heritage, former Trojan fullback Sam Cunningham sits down to discuss this year's highly anticipated match-up between USC and Alabama 46 years after he and his teammates first took on the Crimson Tide in Birmingham.

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5-0 And Ready to Go

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Back-to-back home wins for the USC men's tennis team last Saturday have the Trojans feeling confident headed into ITA National Indoor competition this week. USC took down Grand Canyon and Loyola Marymount, 6-1, on a beautiful day at Marks Stadium in which the entire 11-man team shared a piece of the action. The Trojans are now 5-0 this season.

Click here for a complete recap of the doubleheader.

USC claimed the doubles points in both of the matches on Saturday thanks to efficient and outstanding performances from the duos of David Laser and Logan Smith, Thibault Forget and Tanner Smith, Max de Vroome and Jack Jaede and Lasser and Smith. Freshmen Smith and Jaede each played against both Grand Canyon and LMU, and each walked away with a pair of singles wins at the conclusion of the doubleheader.
Looking to continue their hot start, the Trojans travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday where they will begin play in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships that run through Tuesday, February 15. To stay up to date on all USC men's tennis news, follow @USCMensTennis!

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#Get2Know: Julian Jacobs

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USC men's basketball's Julian Jacobs leads the Pac-12 in assists, but when he's not dishing out passes, he's serving himself bowl after bowl of cereal. Get to know the Trojans' junior point guard...


Ups and Downs

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The USC men's volleyball team secured its second win of the 2016 season on Saturday thanks to 12 kills from Alex Slaught and 11 kills apiece from Tommy Leonard and Jon Rivera. The Trojans took down UC San Diego on the road in four sets (25-19, 26-24, 19-25, 25-22), finishing with six aces and eight blocks.

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The Trojans are in the midst of a steep learning curve this year, currently possessing a 2-8 overall record and a 2-6 mark in conference play. As new head coach Jeff Nygaard works to instill a new mentality and new identity in his team, USC expects to endure more of both ups and downs this season.

Next up, the Trojans return to Galen Center to host Cal State Northridge on Wednesday (8 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks) and Long Beach State on Friday (7 p.m. PT). Follow @USCmensvolley for more on the USC's journey this season.

Challenged on the Coast

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The No. 4 USC women's tennis team traveled across the country last weekend for two challenging matches against South Florida and No. 3 Florida. Victorious over the Bulls in a 6-1 win on Saturday, the Trojans fell to a tough Gator team on Sunday, 7-0.

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Click here for a recap of USC's loss to Florida on Sunday.

The duos of Jessica Failla and Zoe Katz and Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith helped secure the doubles point and give the Women of Troy a head start on Saturday. All four doubles competitors went on to win their singles matches in two sets, and Madison Westby emerged victorious from her match in three sets to give USC the dual match win over South Florida.

On Sunday, USC struggled against a Florida team that boasts ranked players at every position in the lineup. After winning the doubles point early, the Gators continued to gain momentum with five consecutive two-set victories. Only Smith was able to take her match to three sets.

Now possessing a 3-2 overall record on the year, the Women of Troy have over a week to rest and reset before hosting Cal at Marks Stadium on February 19 (1:30 p.m. PT).