USC basketball has a new mascot ... named Traveler

USC guard Brendyn Taylor stands in a team huddle during a Trojans scrimmage at Galen Center on Oct. 27.
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USC has introduced a new mascot to hang with Tommy Trojan during basketball. His name … wait for it … is Traveler.

Yes, Traveler for USC basketball games. Apparently “Airball,” “Brick” and “Double Dribble” were taken.

The horse costume will be at men’s and women’s basketball games this season.

Some might also point out that USC having a mascot named for a violation is not the best PR move.


Introducing our new @USC_Hoops and @USCWBB mascots… Tommy and Traveler! #USCTNT — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 6, 2013


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