Statues and sculptures abound around USC’s University Park Campus, and each has its story. Some commemorate USC history, while others symbolize the great ideals and promise of humanity.
Can you match the USC statues (A to G) with the close-up, detail images of each, below?
(Answers and full images of each statue appear in a slideshow at the bottom.)
A) The “Youth Triumphant” fountain, unveiled in 1935, honors the cornerstones of democracy.
B) “Evelia de Pie,” a figurative bronze by artist Francisco Zuniga, was a gift from a USC School of Cinematic Arts alumna.
C) George Tirebiter, a beloved mutt who chased cars, was the university’s first mascot.
D) Astronaut Neil Armstrong MS ’70 inspired a generation to see beyond the stars.
E) “The Wild Bunch” statue pays homage to USC football’s fearless 1969 defensive line unit.
F) Female figures on the Hecuba statue at USC Village reflect USC’s range of academic disciplines and ethnic diversity.
G) Legendary coach John McKay ushered in a golden era of USC football from 1960-1975.