USC Athletics staff
Stories by USC Athletics staff:
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.
KABC-AM to be new radio home for USC football, men’s basketball
The station will also carry the popular Trojans Live Monday evening show featuring USC coaches and athletes.
USC’s track and field facility to undergo $16 million renovation
The first phase will include enlarged locker rooms and new lounge areas for the men’s and women’s teams.
No. 1 USC women’s golf team wins 2019 Pac-12 Championship
The dominating wire-to-wire performance — and the first Pac-12 title win since 2016 — saw four USC players finish in the top 7.
In memoriam: Ambrose Schindler, member of 1939 national championship team and Rose Bowl MVP
The former quarterback scored a touchdown and threw another to help USC beat Tennessee 14-0 in the 1940 Rose Bowl, the only points scored on the Volunteers all season.
In memoriam: Pete Adams, All-American tackle on USC’s 1972 national championship team
The three-year letterman adopted a stray dog named “Turd” who became an unofficial mascot for the dominant 1972 Trojan squad.
In memoriam: Art Mazmanian, 91, All-American on USC’s 1948 champion team
The second baseman played for six years with the Yankees organization, then returned to L.A.’s Dorsey High to coach baseball and football.
In memoriam: Matt Gee, 49, former USC linebacker and tackle leader
The Trojans’ 1991 captain was a member of USC’s 1989 and 1990 Rose Bowl squads, and was also a javelin thrower on the university track and field team.
In memoriam: Tim Rossovich, USC and NFL standout-turned-actor, 72
One of the true characters in the world of football, he also spent two decades as an actor and stuntman, primarily in tough-guy and villain roles.
USC announces 2019 football schedule
The schedule features six home games: the opener versus Fresno State and matchups with Pac-12 rivals UCLA, Stanford, Oregon and Arizona, plus a Friday home contest against Utah.