USC Athletics staff
Stories by USC Athletics staff:
USC alum and six-time Olympic gold medalist finds her voice as a mother and advocate
Allyson Felix is the most decorated female track and field star in history. She’s also become an activist, fighting for gender and racial equality in the sports world and beyond.
Edsel Curry, member of USC’s 1944 Rose Bowl winners and NCAA track star, 97
The two-sport athlete helped a four-person Trojan track team win the 1943 NCAA championship.
Brad Keller named USC women’s volleyball head coach
The ex-USC and UCLA men’s assistant helped the Bruin women to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2019.
How Dain Blanton became beach volleyball’s only African American Olympic gold medalist
USC beach volleyball’s head coach revisits how he went from Laguna Beach amateur to AVP tournament winner and two-time Olympian. It’s part of a series of USC Athletics stories in honor of Black History Month.
Willie Wood, Pro Football Hall Of Famer and USC captain, 83
He was the first African American quarterback in Pac-12 history and played on the winning team in the first two Super Bowls.
USC’s 2020 football schedule announced
Lineup features six home games in the Coliseum, with visits from Notre Dame, Washington, Arizona State, California, Colorado and New Mexico.
Documentary Women of Troy celebrates USC’s groundbreaking women’s basketball team of the 1980s
The HBO film explores how the Trojans changed women’s basketball forever en route to consecutive national championships, ultimately influencing the establishment of the WNBA.
Randy Lein, former USC and Arizona State men’s golf coach, 69
The Pac-12 “Coach of the Century” led the Trojans to nine NCAA appearances and two conference titles.
Rex Johnston, two-sport USC athlete who played in NFL and MLB, 82
Johnston — who scored the winning run in the 1958 College World Series championship game — is one of just two Trojans to have played in football’s and baseball’s big leagues.
Ron Fairly, 81, baseball star for USC, Dodgers and Angels
The home run and RBI leader on USC’s 1958 national championship team went on to a 21-year career in the big leagues.
Walt Peterson, 76, USC All-American pitcher who won 1963 College World Series final
The two-year letterman set school records for career strikeouts and career ERA.
Bill Fisk Jr., former USC All-American offensive guard, 75
The three-year letterman was a member of the Trojans’ undefeated 1962 national championship team.
Al Carmichael, star of USC’s victorious 1953 Rose Bowl team, 90
He went on to score the first touchdown in American Football League history and also set an NFL kickoff return record.
Frank Alfano, star of USC’s 1970 and 1971 NCAA champion baseball teams, 69
The three-year starting infielder made the All-College World Series team both years.
Oz Simmons, member of USC 1977 NCAA champion volleyball team, 62
After leaving USC, he went on to be a successful, longtime high school coach in Orange County.
Jim Hardy, 1945 Rose Bowl MVP and the oldest living USC football player, 96
The MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl played seven seasons as a quarterback in the NFL.
Mike McGee, former USC athletic director, 80
During his tenure, more than 50 Trojan teams finished in the top 10 at their NCAA championships, including four that won NCAA titles.
Jim Marsh, team captain and former USC basketball record holder, 73
The USC and NBA player set the Trojan single-season field goal percentage record in both 1967 and 1968.
Jack Lovrich, member of USC’s NCAA Final Four and College World Series teams, 85
The multisport athlete was a three-year letterman center on the Trojan basketball team and a three-year letterman pitcher in baseball.
Jason Gill named head coach of USC baseball
The new Trojan skipper has College World Series experience as both a player and coach.
In memoriam: Roy Irvin, MVP on 1954 men’s basketball Final Four team
The 6-foot-5 center still ranks in USC’s top 10 for both rebounds and rebounding average.
USC captures 2018-19 Crosstown Cup over UCLA
It’s the 11th Trojan victory in the 18-year history of the head-to-head all-sports competition for L.A. sports superiority.
USC women capture second consecutive Pac-12 track and field title
The men’s team placed fifth overall; Trojans won 11 events on the last day of the competition.
USC Athletics posts another year of record-high Academic Progress Rate scores
Fifteen of the university’s teams had an APR score that was above or equal to the national average for their sport.