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Sports SCene: Episode 4

In this episode of Sports SCene, our hosts break down USC men's volleyball, we talk to women's lacrosse in the studio, and travel around the U.S. with USC sports. 

The Trojans are traveling all across the country this week, and the latest edition of Sports SCene takes you inside all the comings of goings of USC Athletics.  

The No. 3 men's volleyball team is still tied for first in the MPSF, as the Trojans head up to No. 8 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, and No. 11 UCLA on Sunday. The Trojans split two matches with BYU last week, but welcome the challenge of playing two Top 15 teams. 

"I think we play in probably the toughest conference," said senior setter Micah Christenson. "Every night we have to go out there and know that we're gonna be tested." 

The women's lacrosse team is heading to the East Coast for a 2 game road trip as they face Stony Brooke and Marist this weekend. Sophomore attacker Michaela Michael joined us in studio to talk about how they're preparing for this weekend's games and the rest of the lacrosse season. 

"These are some of our biggest games. We haven't won a game on our East Coast trips yet, so winning a game on these trips would be huge," said Michael. 

Meanwhile, the NFL Combine starts this week, and there are 7 USC Trojans heading to Indianapolis. In this week's Trojan Hoarse, correspondent Jeremy Bergman breaks down the Trojans in the Combine and gives some early NFL Draft analysis, including a few surprises. 

"Somebody to look out for in the first round is Josh Shaw," said Bergman. "I'd like to see if Josh Shaw can maybe show the NFL execs how well he played in 2013...I think maybe he could sneak in." 

The Trojans are traveling all around the U.S. this weekend. The men's volleyball team is in Santa Barbara, the men's basketball team is heading to Arizona to take on the top Pac-12 team, the 12th ranked women's tennis teams heads to Cal, while men's swimming heads to Utah, and women's lacrosse goes to the East Coast to take on Stony Brook. is now showing recruitment information for 6th graders, much like Lane Kiffin who recruited a middle schooler while head coach at USC. 

And new signee Isaac Whitney is very excited to be a Trojan. He's already been working out for spring, and he tweeted up a storm. 

"I was blessed with a very special opportunity now I have to prove why I was given this opportunity," tweeted Whitney. 

Be sure to watch Sports SCene every Wednesday for all of the latest USC athletics news. 

Ken Mashinchi sits down with lacrosse player Michaela Michael.
Ken Mashinchi sits down with lacrosse player Michaela Michael.

Reid Silverman makes her in-studio debut.
Reid Silverman makes her in-studio debut.

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