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Sports SCene: Episode 9

Jacob Freedman |
April 1, 2015 | 9:56 p.m. PDT

Senior Sports Editor

It's April Fools Day, but we're serious about sports and bringing you results, issues and debates about USC Sports far and wide in a jam-packed episode of Sports SCene.

The Trojan campus was set abuzz last week after NCAA documents were leaked, showing bias against USC when the school was given athletic sanctions in 2010. USC athletic director Pat Haden gave a strongly worded statement in response to the documents, and this week's Trojan Hoarse centers around the issue. Sports SCene contributors Jacob Freedman and Russell Simon debate whether USC should sue the NCAA and push for further action in light of the release documents. Lawyer AJ Lawrence also joins the show to discuss the legal implications of the documents released, and to give a legal perspective on what USC's next course of action (if there is one) should be. 

WATCH MORE: Sports SCene: Episode 8

USC Football is just one week away from its annual spring game, and we caught up with head coach Steve Sarkisian and quarterback Cody Kessler from Tuesday's practice at the Coliseum. Take a look into how the Trojans are are preparing for their final test, and hear which offensive player took his turn in the spotlight.

March Madness is almost over, and while USC didn't make it to the Big Dance this year, it doesn't mean the Trojan basketball players can't chime in on social media. Beverly Pham gives you best social media moments from basketball players Tweeting about their fellow ballers. USC's squad is a social social-savv ygroup, and their takes on the NCAA Tournament only prove it. Sports SCene's own March Madness tournament hits the semifinals this week, and a pair of nail-biters in Trivia Crack provide an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved.

Football and basketball aren't in season, but plenty of USC spring sports are in midseason form. Reid Silverman brings you this week's "Lighting the Torch," and doles out quick hits on women's lacrosse, women's tennis, baseball and men's volleyball. We also give you the scoop on a big weekend coming for USC Track & Field, while Sports SCene correspondent Josh Cohen gives you an inside look into USC Men's Club Soccer. It's a debate-filled, competition-laden episode you won't want to miss.

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