1914 Trojan Debate Squad
1949 Trojan Debate Squad
1976 Trojan Debate Squad
1963 Trojan Debate Squad
1985 Trojan Debate Squad
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2011 Trojan Debate Squad

Who Are We?

The Trojan Debate Squad (TDS), USC's first chartered student organization, is devoted to teaching argumentation and analytic thinking skills to students through academic debate. The TDS is one of the nation's leading collegiate debate programs and focuses on competitive policy debate, research on the digital transition in debate and expanding debate in Los Angeles public schools.


July 22, 2013 2:22 PM

Dennis Winston - In memoriam

Legendary Trojan debater Dennis Winston passed away late last week. 

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May 09, 2013 5:03 PM

Tournaments Hosted by USC in 2013-2014

The Trojan Debate Squad is scheduled to host five competitions in the 2013-14 academic year. Please contact us at stables@usc.

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August 14, 2012 12:11 PM

Updated High School Tournament Calendar for 2012-13

We have updated our calendar of high school tournaments hosted at USC for 2012-13. We have a great collection of events including the addition of the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series Southwesr Regional Championship.

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April 10, 2012 01:43 AM

Trojan Web Debates - Week 2 Pairings, Week 1 Overall and Round By Round Results Now Available

A complete list of Week 2 Debates, and round by round and overall results from Week 1 for the Spring 2012 Trojan Web Debates are now available on the tournament website.  http://www.

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April 04, 2012 4:52 PM

Trojan Web Debates - Proposition Rebuttal Speeches Due Tonight

Reminder for Trojan Web Debates competitors - your Proposition Rebuttal speeches are due tonight by 11:59 PM PST! Please be sure to post on time!   To see a complete list of debates in progress, click HERE.     TIP:  This is a long list, so if you're looking for a particular competitor/debate, you can load the list and then press "CTRL+F" to search the list.

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April 02, 2012 01:02 AM

Spring 2012 Trojan Web Debates Begin Today, April 2nd!

The Trojan Web Debates begin today! Proposition speeches should be posted by 11:59 PM Monday, 4/2. E-mails have been sent to all competitors with instructions on how to post videos, the tournament schedule, debate formats and other important information.

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January 30, 2012 4:22 PM


Nearly 80 years after Wiley College students traveled to Los Angeles to debate their peers from USC, the roles were reversed, but the result was the same. A standing-room only crowd of approximately 700 people was captivated by a debate of the necessity of civil disobedience.


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