USC Athletics staff
Stories by USC Athletics staff:
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.
USC men’s water polo team wins 10th national championship
The team holds off a furious Stanford rally in a 14-12 victory on the road in Palo Alto.
USC athletes’ Graduation Success Rate at all-time high
Eight of the 18 USC sports with data tracked by the NCAA had a rate this year above 90 percent.
In memoriam: Pete Hillman, USC baseball and basketball standout, 77
He pitched on USC’s 1963 national championship baseball team and was a three-year basketball letterman.
In memoriam: former USC basketball and track star Fred ‘Tex’ Winter, 96
The longtime college and NBA coach refined and popularized the famed “Triangle Offense” with the Lakers and Chicago Bulls.
In memoriam: former USC quarterback Dean Schneider, 89
The left-handed signal caller led Troy to a 1949 win over UCLA as a fourth-string sophomore.
Trojans announce 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule
USC finished second in the Pac-12 last season, its highest finish outright since the 1992, and has won a school-record 71 games over the last three seasons.
In memoriam: ‘Dick’ Danehe, 98, USC football letterman and WWII veteran
The Trojan standout went on to play professional football before a successful career in the private sector and as a national broadcaster.
In memoriam: Willie Brown, football star and assistant football, baseball coach
A top player who went to the NFL, he returned to USC as an assistant coach of national champion football and baseball squads.
Kickoff times, TV plans set for USC’s key football games of 2018
The Pac-12 champs begin the season with the home opener Sept. 1 against UNLV.
In memoriam: Larry Friend, 54, former USC point guard
A three-time winner of USC’s Best Defensive Player award, he set school records for assists in a game, season and career.