USC Athletics staff
Stories by USC Athletics staff:
Steve Riley, 68, ex-USC football standout and longtime Vikings tackle
The All-American was a member of the Trojans’ undefeated 1972 national championship team.
Ex-USC, New England Patriots star fullback Sam ‘Bam’ Cunningham, 71
The College Football Hall of Famer’s performance in USC’s 1970 win at Alabama is often credited with helping integrate Southern football.
Britt Williams, 80, captain of 1961 USC football team
After lettering for three seasons at USC, Williams became one of the most successful high school football coaches in San Mateo County.
USC athletes win 21 medals, including U.S. university best 11 golds, at Tokyo Olympics
It was the fifth consecutive Summer Olympics that USC athletes won at least 20 medals.
Men’s water polo silver medal closes USC’s Olympics action
USC leaves the Tokyo Games with 21 medals, including 11 golds — just one shy of its most gold medals ever in an Olympics.
Trojans earn 5 track golds; Allyson Felix becomes all-time track leader In Olympic medals
USC wins a record 13 medals in track and field at the Tokyo Games.
USC’s gold medal count explodes to 11 with wins in water polo and track
Trojans now have captured 20 medals in Tokyo. It’s the fifth consecutive Summer Olympics that USC’s participants have won at least 20 medals.
Allyson Felix becomes all-time track leader in Olympic medals
Felix’s bronze medal in the women’s 400m makes her most decorated woman track and field Olympian ever. USC-affiliated athletes won a record 13 medals in track and field at the Tokyo Games.
USC alumna April Ross captures beach volleyball gold for U.S. at Tokyo Olympics
The three-time USC All-American collected her third Olympic medal in a straight-set win over Australia in the gold-medal match.
USC’s Allyson Felix, Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown earn bronze medals
Felix’s medal in the women’s 400m makes her the most decorated woman track and field Olympian of all time.
Andre De Grasse wins 200m, extending USC’s streak of Olympic gold medals
A Trojan has won at least one gold medal in every Summer Olympics since 1912.
USC alumna Dalilah Muhammad earns silver medal In Olympics 400m hurdles
She shatters the previous world record. Fellow Trojans Anna Cockrell and Gianna Woodruff also competed in the classic final.
Alumnus Rai Benjamin earns silver medal and sets American record In Olympic 400m hurdles final
Fellow Trojans Aaron Brown, Kyra Constantine, Andre De Grasse and Allyson Felix also advance to event semifinals.
Alumnus Andre De Grasse wins bronze in 100m, earns fourth Olympic medal
Rai Benjamin moved on to the final in the 400m hurdles and all four women’s water polo teams with Trojans on their rosters advanced to quarterfinal play on Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics.
Kendall Ellis wins bronze in the mixed 1600m relay; several Trojans advance
Ellis ran the second leg for U.S. team in the new event. A USC track and field athlete has now won at least one medal at every Summer Olympics since 1904, except for 1908 when no Trojan competed.
Trojan Santo Condorelli wins silver with Team Italy in 4×100 freestyle relay at Tokyo Olympics
It’s USC’s first medal in this year’s Games and the first Olympic medal in Condorelli’s career.
Record number of USC athletes — the most of any university — headed to Tokyo Olympics
In its history, USC has sent more athletes to the Olympics and won more medals and gold medals than any other U.S. university, with a Trojan winning a gold in every Summer Olympics since 1912.
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.