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Welcome to Reign of Troy, the USC Trojans news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Reign of Troy is dedicated to providing top-notch Trojans news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.


Evan Desai, Editor

Evan is the editor for Reign of Troy, FanSided's USC Trojans hub. He has a BA in sports journalism and an MMC in mass communications from Arizona State University. He has covered college sports since 2019 for the Pac-12 Network and several large university publications. He also has experience covering MLB and NBA teams and has made two stops at NBC Sports. He is a lifelong fan of the Trojans.

Follow on Twitter @EvanKDesai

Iliyan Lakhani, Contributor

Iliyan Lakhani is a communications student at UAB. Iliyan covers USC, at Reign of Troy, where he recently became a fan. He also currently covers the LA Clippers for Clippersholics and has been a fan for over a decade. He is a communications student at UAB.

Follow on Twitter @iliyanla3

Alicia de Artola, Podcaster

Alicia de Artola is a staff writer for FanSided.com and co-host of the Reign of Troy Radio podcast. She's been an avid USC fan since Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart thrilled at the Coliseum. After years of message board activity, she started writing about the Trojans for ReignOfTroy.com in 2012. Since then she has attended practices, taken photos on the sidelines, interviewed Trojan legends and podcasted for a decade about all things USC.

Now she covers all sports from college football to the NFL, MLB, NBA, soccer and Formula 1 for FanSided.com.

Follow on Twitter @PenguinofTroy

Michael Castillo, Podcaster

Michael Castillo has more than 10 years of experience covering the USC Trojans for Reign of Troy . He's the co-host of the popular Reign of Troy Radio podcast alongside Alicia de Artola, providing weekly analysis on USC Football. A native Angeleno, Castillo holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and has served as FanSided's senior designer since 2013.

Follow on Twitter @MichaelCastFS


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