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Anna Cockrell named 2021 Honda Sports Award Winner for track and field
The award is presented annually the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports.
Women’s track and field team wins second NCAA outdoor championship In 3 seasons
The Trojans score their most points ever at the NCAAs. Anna Cockrell becames only the second person to win the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles in the same season.
Tim Tolman, 65, leading hitter on USC’s 1978 College World Series championship team
The three-year USC letterman also played and coached in the majors.
USC wins seventh women’s water polo national championship
The Trojans are dominant in their 18-9 win over UCLA — the most goals and largest margin of victory ever in an NCAA women’s water polo championship game.
Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Lindsay Gottlieb named USC women’s basketball head coach
In eight seasons at California, she led the Golden Bear women to seven NCAA appearances with a trip to the Final Four.
USC beach volleyball team captures fourth national championship
The team captures the 2021 NCAA crown to bring home USC’s 131st all-time team national title.
Conn Findlay, 90, won medals at 4 Olympics and was USC’s oldest living Olympic gold medalist
Findlay, a medalist in rowing and sailing, is regarded as USC’s greatest rower.
USC announces 2021 football schedule
Non-conference games feature BYU, Notre Dame and San Jose State in the Trojans’ first all-Saturday schedule in more than a decade.
Carl P. Maggio, 86, USC baseball alum and author
A founding member of the Trojan Baseball Alumni Association, he helped lead USC to the College World Series in 1955.
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.