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Stories by USC Athletics staff:
Derrell ‘Turk’ Marshall, offensive tackle on USC’s 1988 Rose Bowl team
He was a seven-game starter at right tackle on the 1988 squad that won its first 10 games and rose to a No. 2 national ranking.
Jon Arnett, 85, USC football and L.A. Rams running back great
“Jaguar Jon” excelled as both a running back and punt and kickoff returner.
Bob Kolf Jr., 91, co-captain of 1951 USC men’s basketball team
As a senior, he was named the team’s Most Inspirational Player. He also played a season each on USC’s football and baseball teams.
Sam Tsagalakis, 88, USC kicker whose late field goal beat Stanford in 1953
He was just the second Trojan kicker to make a game-winning field goal in the final minute.
Paul Westphal, 70, USC All-American and Basketball Hall of Fame guard
The three-time letterman went on to the NBA, where he was named an all-star five times.
Alex Olmedo, 84, former USC tennis NCAA champ and Grand Slam winner
The two-time NCAA champion in singles and doubles led the USC men’s tennis team to the 1958 NCAA title and then won three Grand Slam titles.
Dennis Ralston, 78, former USC tennis NCAA champ and Grand Slam winner
He helped USC win NCAA and conference men’s tennis team titles in 1962, 1963 and 1964, and also captured the NCAA singles and doubles crowns in 1963 and 1964.
Marv Marinovich, captain of USC’s 1962 national championship football team
The lineman — father of USC quarterback Todd Marinovich — played with the Raiders and then became and a noted strength and conditioning coach.
USC-Washington State football game moved to Sunday
It’s only the fourth time in school history that the Trojans have played on a Sunday.
USC-Colorado football game, scheduled for Saturday, will not be played
The Pac-12 and USC head coach Clay Helton issue statements regarding the game, previously scheduled for Nov. 28.
Student-athletes’ graduation success rate hits all-time high for seventh consecutive year
The 91% four-year figure is 1 percentage point higher than last year’s mark, and matches the overall university’s graduation rate.
USC Athletics fund puts technology in L.A. County schoolkids’ hands
Trojan Outreach has set up the Stay Connected Technology Fund to distribute 150 Chromebooks to youngsters who desperately need them.
Athletic Director Mike Bohn comments on resumption of football, basketball and winter sports
The Pac-12 Conference presidents and chancellors on Thursday voted to resume athletics practices and competitions for the football, basketball and winter sports seasons.
USC’s Galen Center to serve as voting location
The arena — home to the Trojan men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams — will serve as a voting site from Oct. 30 through Election Day on Nov. 3.
Dwight Anderson, 59, former USC basketball standout
The guard led the Trojans in scoring average during two seasons and left USC with a then-school career scoring average record of 20.0 points per game.
Tom Seaver, 75, USC’s first National Baseball Hall of Fame member
“Tom Terrific” posted a 10-2 mark with a 2.47 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 1965, his only season as a Trojan letterman.
USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn comments on fall sports’ postponement
The Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday announced the postponement of all sports competitions through the end of the calendar year.
John Hamilton, 78, key figure behind USC Athletic Hall of Fame
The USC alumnus also helped establish the Newport Sports Museum and the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which honors the nation’s top defensive college football player.
Mike Gillespie, played on and coached USC College World Series champion teams, 80
As USC head coach from 1987 to 2006, he led the Trojans to five Pac-10 titles.
Ex-USC and NFL linebacker David Lewis, 65
His game-changing play propelled the Trojans’ legendary comeback win over Notre Dame in their 1974 national championship season.
Damon Bame, 77, member of USC’s 1962 national champion football team
The two-time All-American lettered at guard and linebacker for the Trojans.
Trojan Anna Cockrell named Academic All-America Team Member Of The Year in track
The 2019 NCAA 400-meter hurdles champion — who has a 4.0 GPA in her public policy graduate program — is USC’s only Team Member of the Year honoree since the College Sports Information Directors of America began the award in 1996.
Reggie Bush welcomed back into the Trojan Family
The former two-time All-American tailback has concluded a 10-year NCAA-mandated disassociation from the university.
USC Athletics posts all-time high Academic Progress Rate scores for seventh straight year
Fourteen of the university’s teams had an APR score that was above or equal to the national average for their sport.