USC always kicks off the season for the fans with the Salute to Troy barbecue at Cromwell Field.
But not this year. The event has been canceled. Why? Well, who actually wants to go?
Last year’s event was the smallest in memory.
Why does it matter? For one reason only: Now the 1969 and 1994 USC teams do not have a venue to be honored. The Salute to Troy always honored past teams.
I hear they are planning to have fans attend a scrimmage or something instead. But no one connected to the 1969 or 1994 teams has heard a word about being honored at that event.