Daniel Imatorbhebhe catches a pass in a 2017 game against UCLA (USC Athletics)

For someone who’s been called “I’m-not-your-baby” and “I’m-a-booty,” it was fitting that the first thing Daniel Imatorbhebhe did upon being introduced to students at USC Annenberg was give the correct pronunciation of his last name. “It’s pronounced Ih-ma-tore-be-be, but my friends just call me be-be,” said the towering ‘SC tight end, repping his team in full-body Trojan gear. He gave the aspiring journalists a glimpse into the life of a student-athlete at Southern Cal.

“Workouts start at 6:00, but I need to be there at 5:20 to stretch and prepare,” he said, garnering a groan from students at the mere…

Lakers star LeBron James (Los Angeles Times)

Jack Noveck-Holmes and Massimo Cipriano share their pre-free agency thoughts in PTI-fashion for USC Nosebleeds.

“Hey, Miki!” shouts a passionate voice from the hallway. All 23 adolescent heads in the room promptly turn to face the door. Wearing a bright orange, argyle-style button-up tee, accompanied by gray jeans and a black and gold pair of tumbled leather Air Jordan 1s, enters Cameron Lynch. Behind him, his entourage-like media team, consisting of Akeem Gonzales, Meg Wiggins, and a plethora of cameras and microphones, follows. “What’s up y’all?” he calls out, introducing himself.

Cameron Lynch pictured in March 2018 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also had two stints with the Rams, one from 2015 to 2016, and another from 2017 to 2018 (CameronLynch50/Twitter)

After a brief greeting with Professor Miki Turner, Lynch sits himself in the center of the room at the main desk. Before students are…

Jack Noveck-Holmes joins Eli Kleinman, Massimo Cipriano, and Adam Platek on The Set Piece to discuss VAR’s (video assistant referee) influence on modern football.

A VAR review during a Champions League matchup between Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain in March 2019 (AS English)

Serena Williams (right) is emotional after a loss in the 2018 U.S. Open Final, in which she faced controversial treatment from Umpire Carlos Ramos (CBS New York)

As the U.S. women’s national soccer team congregated in their attacking penalty area after scoring a record-breaking 13th goal against Thailand in their World Cup opener, players had no feelings of controversy. They were simply celebrating one of the greatest scorelines soccer fans may ever see. And on the biggest stage, the World Cup, where growing a strong goal differential is a necessity, they had the right to celebrate these goals. Others didn’t think so.

“0 problem with the scoreline as this is THE tournament,” wrote retired MLS star Taylor Twellman on his Twitter feed during the second half of…

From left to right: Vavae Malepeai, Devon Williams, Tyler Vaughns, and Amon-Ra St. Brown celebrate after a touchdown (USC Athletics)

Jack Noveck-Holmes reports from the McKay Center for USC Nosebleeds.

Lindsey Horan celebrates her third-minute goal en route to a 2–0 win over Sweden (NESN)

Absent of the stress to qualify for the incoming knockout rounds, the U.S. Women’s National Team entered their final group stage match with a goal they don’t often find themselves having: to get some sweet revenge.

As each nation’s respective anthem echoed throughout Stade Océane prior to kickoff, there’s no doubt that the ladies in red, white and blue were thinking back to the summer of 2016. Their loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics not only shelved the U.S.’ …

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