Your USC Trojans, who have been making headlines lately, found themselves embroiled in a controversy that had nothing to do with football. USC, led by head coach Lincoln Riley, initially suspended journalist Luca Evans, representing the SoCal News Group, due to an article he wrote about two players. This suspension stemmed from a violation of USC’s policy, which prohibits reporting on topics outside of media availabilities within the practice facility.
This incident made waves in the news earlier in the week but seemed to have slipped under the radar of USC’s crosstown rival, UCLA, and their head coach, Chip Kelly. During a media scrum, reporters raised the issue with Kelly, who appeared baffled by the question. Upon learning about the suspended journalist, Kelly’s confusion transformed into a friendly grin. Reporters and Kelly engaged in light-hearted banter over the situation.
Subsequently, the suspension was lifted, allowing Evans to resume his coverage of the Trojans. USC faced considerable backlash for their handling of the incident, but the matter has now been resolved. The team and university can return to their regular activities, just as Evans and his fellow journalists can continue their work.
Meanwhile, Chip Kelly’s focus remains on his team, which is gearing up for a crucial Pac-12 matchup. On our side of town, we’re doing the same, closely following the developments surrounding the USC Trojans and their journey to redemption.