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Stories by USC Athletics staff:
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.
Hank Workman, All-American and captain of USC’s 1948 champion baseball team, 94
The outfielder later played for the New York Yankees.
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 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.