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All Eyes on Adoree'

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ESPN.com's Travis Haney touted Adoree' Jackson as the No. 1 breakout player to watch in 2015 for all of college football. Haney adores his "jack-of-all-trades" game with the ability to make an impact on offense, defense and special teams.

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Jackson already announced his presence on the national scene as a Freshman All-American capped by his two touchdown performance in the Holiday Bowl.

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Photo Gallery: Women of Troy's Trying Weekend

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USC women's basketball has hit a bump in the road in the heart of Pac-12 play after Cal and No. 11 Stanford swept the weekend at Galen Center saddling the Women of Troy with a three-game losing streak.  USC is now 11-9 overall and 3-5 in conference with a road trip to Oregon State (Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) and Oregon (Monday at 5 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) next on the docket.

In Sunday's 71-60 loss to Stanford, Jordan Adams provided the brightest spot with one of the best games of her young career. The redshirt sophomore poured in 21 points and added 10 rebounds.

Here are the John McGillen photos:


Photo Galleries: Tennis Kicks Off in Style

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No. 1 USC men's tennis and No. 14 USC women's tennis advanced to the ITA National Team Indoors in New York on the strength of a pair of sweeps each over the weekend at Marks Stadium. The defending national champions took out Louisiana and Santa Clara, while the Women of Troy made easy work of Denver and Pepperdine.

Click here for the men's recap.

Click here for the women's recap.

Here are the John McGillen photos of the men (top) and women (bottom) in action:




3-Points: Oregon St. 59, USC 55

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The Trojans (9-10, 1-6) lose another tight road contest in Pac-12 play.

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A Game of Runs

The Beavers are undefeated in Gill Coliseum this season, and they played in front of their biggest crowd of the year today, but the Trojans did not succumb to the hostile road atmosphere. Instead, they answered every Oregon State run with a punch of their own. "I felt like the guys played hard enough to win," said head coach Andy Enfield, who was proud of his team's defense holding the Beavers to 39.2% shooting. "We've just got to make more shots." To Enfield's point, USC made just 34% from the field, but the Trojans had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds down by three, but failed to execute the play properly. The players were instructed to get a quick two or open three, but instead, Julian Jacobs' errant pass all but ended the game on a turnover.

Katin's Coming

Redshirt sophomore Katin Reinhardt has struggled this season living up to his sharpshooter reputation, but in Corvallis, he played his best all-around game as a Trojan. "As long as he plays hard, I don't care what happens on the offensive end," said Enfield before admitting, "Of course, we need his shooting." He provided much needed relief from distance making 4/6 three-pointers and scoring a team-high 17 points. He added 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 rebounds.

On the Precipice

Over its last five games, USC is 1-4, but Enfield could only find real fault in the second half against UCLA. Otherwise, he is proud of his team and preaching that wins will follow if the effort remains the same. "We are staying very positive with this team. They are young. They need development. They've shown improvement," said Enfield. "Sure, we're frustrated and we want to win more games, but when you lose, you have to pick your head up and keep getting better." USC returns home now to host Colorado (Thursday at 6:30 p.m.) and Utah (Sunday at 11:30 a.m.).

Here are the USC highlights featuring some eye-popping athleticism displayed by Elijah Stewart:


Quality Win Collection

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No. 5 USC men's volleyball is now 5-0 with three Top 12 wins after beating No. 3 UC Irvine in five sets Saturday night. The Trojans' most dramatic victory of the young season came courtesy of a diverse offensive attack featuring three players with double-digit kills centered around remarkably efficient middle blocker Robert Feathers.

Feathers, who clinched the match by combining with setter Micah Christenson to stuff the final Anteaters attack, had only 1 hitting error on 17 attempts. He hit a match-high .647 with 12 kills.

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USC is riding a tidal wave of momentum and confidence into its two-match home stand coming up next week against Long Beach State (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) and Cal State Northridge (Friday at 7 p.m.).

Here are captains Chris Lischke and Christenson breaking down the match:


3-Points: Oregon 75, USC 67

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The Trojans mount a 15-point comeback but ultimately fall to the Ducks in Eugene.

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Finding the Fight

Before the first TV timeout, the Trojans had already burned two timeouts and were trailing 16-2.  They went into halftime in a 44-31 hole looking like a team on the brink of getting blown out. However, USC burst out of the tunnel with effort and energy holding Oregon to 6/25 shooting in the second half and just 1/7 from three led by Julian Jacobs (16 points) who clamped down on the Ducks' leading scorer Joseph Young (6/20 shooting). Head coach Andy Enfield was proud of his guys for "playing their hearts out," but after Trojans evened the score at 61-61, they unraveled in the final five minutes.

In and Out

Freshman PG Jordan McLaughlin (14 points) settled the Trojans in the first half, and sophomore SG Katin Reinhardt (16 points) keyed the second half streak, but they ended up combining to shoot 9/31 from the field. And when the game was on the line, "For five minutes, we just couldn't put the ball in the basket," said Enfield about his entire team. USC shot 37.3% from the field for the game.

End Game Anxiety

The Trojans are now 1-5 in Pac-12 play with a tough game ahead at Oregon State (Saturday at 3 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks). Tonight, they proved that they have the competitive spirit to win conference games on the road, but they also showed their youth making poor decisions down the stretch. Tied 61-61, USC committed back-to-back unforced errors before going ice cold. On the other end, Oregon showed what it takes to salt away a victory making 18/23 free throws in the second half.

Here are the SnappyTV highlights:


Ready for the Big Time

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The NCAA has announced that women's sand volleyball will officially become its 90th championship sport starting in 2016, and the Women of Troy are set to be a dominant program on the beach. Going into its final season competing for an AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) title, USC women's sand volleyball is ranked No. 3 in the nation, according to the first ever DiG Magazine preseasonpoll.

"As a member of the AVCA sand committee, we have been working diligently to move forward and have sand volleyball become an NCAA championship," said USC head coach Anna Collier (pictured). "With the NCAA's announcement this week, it's validation, and a proud moment as everything we've worked so hard for--as individual staffs out there, and as part of this committee--has come to fruition. At USC, we are so proud to be a part of the immense growth of the sport and are looking forward to competing for that NCAA title in 2016."

Click here for more on the official NCAA announcement.

Under Collier, USC boasts back-to-back AVCA national pairs titles. Despite the graduation of Kirby Burnham, who featured on both national championship winning teams, the Women of Troy return All-American sophomore Sara Hughes.

Going into the 2015 season, which begins March 12, USC sits behind No. 1 Pepperdine and No. 2 Florida State.

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Time to Climb

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USC men's basketball is off to a 1-4 start in Pac-12 play, but the Trojans can make up some serious ground in the bunched conference standings if they can find their legs on the road this weekend. USC plays at Oregon (tonight at 8 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) and at Oregon State (Saturday at 3 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) after a week of practice since its last game.

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The Trojans could use a sweet shooting week from Katin Reinhardt who made 5/11 from three-point range on the recent three-game home stand. Here is the weekend preview graphic...

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Stay Hot

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No. 5 USC men's volleyball puts its undefeated record on the line at UC San Diego (Thursday at 7 p.m.) and No. 3 UC Irvine (Friday at 7 p.m.) this weekend.  The Trojans have already banked wins over No. 2 Pepperdine and No. 12 Stanford, but life on the road is always tricky in conference.

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Feeling good about his squad, head coach Bill Ferguson sat down with our David Foley for his weekly recap and preview.


Kessler Past and Future

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USC QB Cody Kessler has been nominated for the LA Sports Awards Greatest Moments of 2014 thanks to his seven touchdown passes against Colorado and six more in the win over Notre Dame.

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Kessler finished the season with 39 touchdown passes and only 5 interceptions setting off some Heisman hype heading into his senior year.  Sports Illustrated listed Kessler at No. 9 in its "Way-Too-Early" 2015 Heisman Watch List.

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