USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 240 on the Coliseum’s new name and more


Reign of Troy Radio’s USC podcast is back to discuss the the Coliseum’s new name, a resurgent basketball team and the prospects of offseason football.

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Episode 240 of Reign of Troy Radio clocks in at around 75 minutes and features co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola on the latest hot button topics around USC football and basketball.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • Michael and Alicia open the show with the big news of the day. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has a new name. Welcome to the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum era. Is this as big a deal as it seems?
  • Staying on the topic of the Coliseum, what’s going on with the renovations, specifically the old seats that were just torn out?
  • In recruiting news, safety Julius Irvin has his commitment scheduled for Wednesday. What does his potential addition mean for the Trojans?
  • Plus, Solomon Tuliaupupu wore the No. 55 on his visit to USC over the weekend. Who should get the iconic number and how should the Trojans handle giving it out?
  • All of the sudden, USC basketball is kinda good. The RoT Crew discuss the surging Trojans and try to figure out how much of a role De’Anthony Melton’s fate has played in the winning streak.
  • Since it’s the offseason, Michael and Alicia get into an offseason discussion about the XFL. Which former Trojans would be fun to see in the XFL and what rules or features would make the most of a spring football league.
  • Dipping into the mailbag briefly, the show ends with emails on the value of a Pac-12 Championship and conference scheduling.

Reign of Troy Radio will be back soon with a free preview of the very first edition of 2nd & Short, Alicia’s new solo podcast for the Reign of Troy Patreon. This week, the Patreon will also launch with the premiere of “RoT After Dark,” a post-show full of random conversations and musings. Plus,

For those who aren’t subscribed, the duo will return for a normal mailbag episode later in the week.

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