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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.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

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.

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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 pic.twitter.com/RDHJOZYX8u — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 6, 2013

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