USC Still Not Retiring Numbers That Are Retired

USC announced this week that transfer guard Drew Peterson will wear No. 11 next season.

Why is this news?

Because USC retired No. 11, worn by former All-American Bill Sharman, in 2007. USC sometimes says it is honoring jerseys instead of retiring them, so here is an article on USC’s official website on Sharman passing away in 2013:

“He had his No. 11 USC jersey retired and hoisted into the Galen Center rafters for display on Jan. 13, 2007.”

The key word is “retired.”

USC literally had a player switch from No. 11 in 2007 when Sharman’s number was retired. But in 2014, USC let Jordan McLaughlin wear No. 11. Then-athletic director Pat Haden said he had gotten Sharman’s approval before he died.

So why is Peterson wearing 11? Did USC forget or not care? A jersey is either retired or it isn’t retired.

Bill Sharman has his footprints placed in cement in front of what is now the Dept. of Environmental Studies.

24 thoughts on “USC Still Not Retiring Numbers That Are Retired

  1. “This is a remarkable generation,” McRaven said. “They’re not a lot like my generation — in many ways, they are better. They care so much about their friends, they care about the issues, they question things in a way that I’m not sure we baby boomers questioned. They will take a stand on issues…”

    -Retired Adm. William McRaven,

    a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command (Also oversaw the Bin Laden raid) (Trump couldn’t fill this guy’s camelback)


    1. “This generation believes that, in a world so full of misinterpretations and mutable truths, violence in the name of immutable values is not the wisest course of action……”
      –Chretien De Troyes (1160 A. D.)
      P. S.
      It’s still awfully nice to see reasonable and wise alternative points of view here. Both you and Arturo always have fit the bill.

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      1. “Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. “
        Thomas Sowell

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      2. I don’t know no fanciful people like you guys but I do know what tboner’s daddy used to tell him. “Duct tape can’t fix stupid but it do a helluva job quietin it down some”

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      3. Some generations are actually right, MG. There was one right before yours in fact.


      4. This is a guy who went to war with Millenials and this is his opinion. I’m not sure what your opinion is based on other than Faux Newz, but please don’t be offended if I go with Admiral McCraven’s. I’m not sure what’s in the bubble ether you’re breathing, but Trump is clearly a fool who is in well over his head, is a danger to the country and the world. Putin owns him and thereby owns us. What’s the matter with you?


      5. Michael, can you understand that I am trying to appreciate your perspective and give you every benefit of the doubt when I ask you questions? Why is it that whenever I try to ask you questions about your perspectives you clam up or change the subject?


      6. “Suppose that we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,” Trump said at a White House coronavirus briefing on 23 April, before continuing: “Supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way.”

        “Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? It sounds interesting to me, so we’ll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful.”

        -Donald J. Trump


      7. “I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the “borders” from China – against the wishes of almost all. Many lives were saved. The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false!”

        -Donald J. Trump


      8. MG, there’s a saying that when people tell you who they are that you should believe them. You’ve been quite clear about who you are and I’m just going to go ahead and believe you despite my absolute disbelief that you could be so shortsighted and foolish.

        Don’t worry and please don’t respond as I’m still trying to make excuses for you and anything I come up with will be better than the BS you would give me. I think I’m going to go with the fact that there is peer pressure here and you feel you have to go along to get along. I’m also considering going with the thought that you have many decades invested in your worldview and you’re too invested to admit you were wrong most of the time and especially now. It wouldn’t matter what Trump does or what he is because you’re just in too deep now. He could shoot someone on 5th Ave and it wouldn’t change anything for you. You’re a Trumpanzee. Anyway, don’t say anything, I got you…


    2. Cl;ay Russell’s hero William McRaven is a corrupt Democrat partisan who resigned in disgrace after 3 short years at the University of Texas. He covered up a scandal where the politically powerful had their unqualified sons and daughters admitted to the university (gee that sounds familiar). A loyal Hillary-ite, he also loves the disgraced Deep State coup leader John Brennan:

      “Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the FINEST PUBLIC SERVANTS I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled INTEGRITY, whose HONESTY and CHARACTER have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.”


      Clay-dough, you’ve done it again!

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      1. Check cuomo’s quotes from today on Fox News about “black lives matter” and also on nyc’s $1B reduction of the police budget…. I think the wheels are starting to come off a bit.

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    3. Guy, this is someone from YOUR generation talking about another generation. He’s also telling the truth about his generation and I’m sorry the truth is so painful to you. I’m sorry it’s true too because we’re all less for your adventures over the last few decades. The sooner you guys get out of the way the sooner the world can get on with cleaning up your mess.

      Why don’t you guys go have a rally and set up kissing booths to raise campaign money for your boy?


      1. Why don’t you finally tell the truth for once and admit the Joe Biden is senile and that you libs are traitors to America?



    1. No worries. George Lucas said today that, “due to Adm. McRaven”, he realizes he’s not worthy to carry on……

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