At least three donors have decided to write USC out of their wills, per a booster who has donated millions.
They are unhappy with issues related to the university. And at least one of the three blames Lynn Swann, who was abrasive to the donor once for not donating more money.
- Since it is Monday, it is worth noting the athletic dept. has not yet announced how it will honor the 1969 and 1994 teams now that the Salute to Troy was canceled.
- The Salute to Troy did have some value because it was the last time I saw former USC offensive lineman Lou Byrd at a football-related event.
- USC had gone from 1926-51 without an African-American player until running back Addison Hawthorne joined the team in 1952. Hawthorne was the first African-American to play at USC since All-American Brice Taylor in 1925.
- Below, Byrd is addressing fans after a game in 1958. The cheerleader is Barney Rosenzweig, who later became a TV producer (Cagney and Lacey).