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Lincoln Riley’s memorable 1st USC season to wrap up at football’s Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2
The game — one of the signature “New Year’s Six” matchups — kicks off at 10 a.m. PT at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Men’s water polo team wins conference title, heading to 18th straight NCAA tourney
The team never trailed from start to finish in the 2022 MPSF Tournament. Next up: the NCAA tournament Dec. 3-4 in Berkeley.
USC’s zero waste football game is Saturday
USC won the Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge in 2021-22 in both football (USC’s third win) and men’s basketball.
In memoriam: Ernie Zampese, 86, holds USC record for longest punt
The Trojan halfback went on to become a noted NFL offensive coordinator.
In memoriam: Bob Hooks, 92, USC all-conference end in 1952
Hooks, a 16th round pick in the 1952 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams as a junior, also was a javelin thrower on the 1951 USC track team.
Andy Stankiewicz named USC baseball head coach
The former Major League Baseball player comes to USC from Grand Canyon University, where he won five regular-season Western Athletic Conference titles.
USC to make historic move to Big Ten Conference in 2024
The university will take the historic step of joining the Big Ten Conference in 2024, a move that will position USC and its student-athletes for long-term success in both athletics and academics.
USC Athletics’ NCAA Academic Progress Rate hits all-time high for 8th consecutive time
Seventeen sports equaled or exceeded their previous scores. A team’s Academic Progress Rate accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation to generate a measure of academic performance.
Women’s beach volleyball team wins 2nd national championship in a row
The Women of Troy take the title with a dramatic win over Florida State on Sunday. It’s the team’s fourth NCAA title and fifth national championship.
Men’s tennis team wins 3rd straight Pac-12 Tournament title
The title gives USC an automatic berth into the 2022 NCAA Tournament, the team’s 15th consecutive trip to the tourney.
Mike Bohn receives Athletic Director of the Year honors
He becomes USC’s first recipient of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics award, which honors intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence.
Men’s basketball team to make 2nd straight NCAA Tournament appearance
The Trojans earned a 7-seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face 10-seed Miami in Greenville, S.C., in the Midwest region on Friday.
USC wins Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge for 2021 football season
It’s the university’s third victory in the leaguewide competition focused on diverting the waste generated at home football games from landfills to recycling or composting.
In memoriam: Richard Aldrich ‘Rink’ Babka, 85, Olympic discus medalist
Babka, one of the greatest discus throwers in USC history, co-captained the Trojans’ 1958 USC NCAA championship track and field team.
In memoriam: 1946 NCAA singles and doubles winner Bob Falkenburg, a Wimbledon and U.S. Open champ
The tennis standout was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1974 and the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
USC announces 2022 football schedule
The Trojans will play seven home games in the Coliseum, including a Friday-night contest versus Colorado and non-conference games against Notre Dame, Fresno State and Rice.
USC Athletics’ graduation success rate hits all-time high for eighth consecutive year
The measure reflects how many student-athletes in the classes of 2011 through 2014 graduated within six years of their enrollment.
Lincoln Riley named new USC football head coach
Riley is one of college football’s most successful young coaches. He has won 85% of his games in five seasons at Oklahoma and led the Sooners to four Big 12 titles and four New Year’s Six bowls with three College Football Playoff appearances.
Randy Shaw, 73, USC men’s volleyball star
Shaw played at USC in 1974 and 1975; his teams both squads placed second in league play and advanced to the NCAA West Regional.
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.