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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.
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.