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The Trojan basketball teams had very different weekends. The women's basketball team defeated Cal 61-47 at home on Sunday, while the men's basketball team lost to Oregon State 85-70 on the road. Meanwhile, Trojan football alum and current NFL defensive Tackle for the Tennessee Titans Jurrell Casey will be headed to the Pro Bowl in the wake of the Carolina Panthers victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
From around the web, the LA Times writes about how USC's focus on special teams helped pave the way for Soma Vainuku's path to the Senior Bowl. In other recent football player news, Fox Sports reports that offensive lineman Zach Banner will be returning to USC for his senior year, crediting head coach Clay Helton's continued presence at USC as a big reason why.
Some interesting local developments include the LA Times writing about the residential complex that USC plans to build ahead of the 2024 Olympics, which could potentially house members of the media as well as Olympic officials.