The Big Ten is considering having USC and UCLA play some games in Chicago for non-revenue sports to cut down on travel.
Here’s another idea I could see being considered: Let’s say USC has to play at Illinois and Maryland in the same season. The Big Ten might schedule the games in consecutive weeks and USC might not even return to Los Angeles after the first game.
The Trojans could stay and practice in Chicago between games or somewhere else.
Either way, there is probably going to be a bigger army on USC road trips of academic advisors, compliance officials, nutirionists, etc. if the Trojans require more days on the road.
It might even need to just keep an equipment truck in the Midwest during the fall.