USC Pictures Of The Day

Has the Sports Arena ever looked crisper or cleaner?

This is a 1961 picture from a USC-Cal game.

And here is the outside circa 1961-62.

I wrote about USC assistant coach/freshman coach Bob Kolf this morning in my Friday column. Here he is coaching a game in 1961.

22 thoughts on “USC Pictures Of The Day

  1. Well that’s it for Comrade Trump and his MAGA Trumplicans.

    The coup d’é·tat has failed miserably just like Trump’s one term presidency and the maga clowns won’t be crossing anymore barricades this weekend or during Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inauguration day.

    Trump has been curled up in a fetal position crying like the bitch he is, only getting up to throw tantrums in the White House, looking for anyone to pay attention to him and no one does.

    The clown Trump can’t even go on any social media sites, he’s been kicked to the curb there too!

    Trump is a Loser! Time for Trump to pack up and GTFO!

    OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

    AHA HA HA HA HA!

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    1. HAHAHA!!! All of these 100% violent republicans have gotten their asses handed to them! But people like MG and the rest of these Trumptards just stay silent or say it still is not as bad as BLM! WAY TO GO tebowobama. We got whitetrash22 / PJM and Rialto off in the corner crying and pissing themselves! 😂😂😂.

      #USAUSAUSAUSA

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      1. Love the title.

        BTW, on a different tread a day or two ago, MG was cooing about how fair he was to prosecution defendants.

        THE MYSTERY OF ROBERT ALLENBY

        “No week on Oahu was more bizarre than when Robert Allenby missed the cut in 2015 and headed to the Amuse Wine Bar for dinner with his caddie and a friend.

        What happened after that is still a mystery, except that it was a bad night for Allenby. His saga generated enormous interest when he posted a photo of his scraped and bloodied face to Facebook. He first said he was beaten, robbed and thrown from the trunk of a car six miles away. He later said that information came from the homeless woman who helped him escape from a park a block away from the restaurant.

        A man later pleaded guilty to charges of using Allenby’s credit card on $20,000 in purchases. Allenby still has no memory of about a three-hour window that night.” ~ Peoplepc.com News

        Did MG (AKA D. DA Atticus Finch) give the guilty party a pass ’cause the man was indigent and needed a 2nd chance in life. Did MG hang the credit card co. with a $20k loss?

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    1. U Idiot,

      As always, you are the dullest knife in the woodshed. In order for an impeachement to proceed, the imbecile democraps have ot produce evidence on why they want to impeach him. Trump said they should protest peacefully. As always idiot, you are behind the 8 ball getting lathered up for your big night with the 8 midgets that you ordered. That was not an impechment, that was a circus act.

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      1. “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President,” said Cheney. “The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.”

        “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she added. “I will vote to impeach the President.”

        – (R) Liz Cheney

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  2. North Hollywood High 1990 LA City 3A Champs and 1991 Runner -ups. Afterward, the 4A Championship between Crenshaw and Manual Arts was perhaps the most lively event that I have ever been to. The Arena at capacity with each school packing their entire half with their faithful. After the Rodney King Riots, LACity basketball was never the same. Great memories as a student going to the Sports Arena.
    Lastly, saw Hulk Hogan versus Adrian Adonis with Big John Stud on the undercard in the old WWF.

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  3. Don’t know if anyone follows the Transfer Portal but it could potentially be a very fruitful pipeline that supplements SCs talent. Chris Steele, Bru McCoy., Stevie T, Drew Richmond, Silas Redd, Justin Fargas to name a few were all transfers. I actually think that it makes recruiting visits more important and could be especially fruitful for high school players that leave the area, see other barren programs, but eventually return to play in front of family and friend ( Clay Helton notwithstanding). Presently, a former 5Star OT from Tennessee lists SC in his final 3.

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  4. Grew up watching USC basketball at the Sports Arena; Best game ever was the 1971 USC vs. UCLA game….I believe USC was No. 1 or close to that, and had UCLA by 12 in the second half and lost to that UCLA team with Wicks, Rowe, Bibby, etc. What a game , The USC team led by Westphal, Layton, Mackey,Schrobilgen, and Riley were devastated, and knew this was the best chance ever to build the SC basketball program ever with a victory. Sadly, it did not happen although the team went 24-2 the program continued to struggle year after year.
    RON RILEY, was one of the greatest players ever to play at USC. I think he averaged 15 rebounds a game, but yet he gets little credit in usc basketball history.

    USC Basketball could and should have been more successful but they held on to the old Sports Arena for two long, and made too many bad decisions on coaches. There is no question the Sports Arena and fan attendance hurt recruiting, but USC never showed interest in building a solid program as evidenced by some of the poor choices they made in the hiring of coaches.

    GREATEST USC BASKETBALL COACHES:
    1) Sam Berry- Won championships
    2) Stan Morrison- only coach to win a Pac 12 championship when UCLA was still in power. Stan, did the most with less talent. Got a raw deal being fired, and replaced by George Raveling.
    3) Bob Boyd- good coach, good recruiter, but never won a championship despite having talent. Built a solid program, but had to compete against John Wooden at UCLA.
    4) Tim Floyd- got off to a fast start, but never got to finish what he started.
    5))Henry Bibby- despite being a Bruin he took the Trojans to the Sweet 16 with Clancy, Granville, Scalabrine, and Blumenthal. Never got the credit he deserved, and was in the process of building a good program. His Sweet 16 might have been the 2nd best team in USC Basketball history other than the 24-2 1971 team.
    6) George Reveling- other than Harold Minor he did not recruit well, and his teams played poor fundamental basketball. Great PR guy for sure.
    ON THE BUBBLE
    1) Andy Enfield- is maturing as a coach, and starting to bring in championship talent. The next 3 years will tell the story if he can win a Pac 12 Championship.
    WORST:
    1) Kevin Oneiil
    2) Charlie Parker
    3) Forest “Twoogy” Twogood….
    SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIRED:
    1) Paul Westphal- wanted the job bad over the years, but was turned down more than twice.
    2) Bill Sharman/Tex Winter- both ex USC basketball players
    3) Jerry Tarkanian
    4) Lute Olson

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    1. Thanks, Tommy – great memories here. I remember listening to that ’71 game on the radio. Riley was a warrior, playing power forward at MAYBE 6’6″ and rebounding effectively against Walton, Wicks, and Rowe. . Mike Westra did his best defending against Walton, but wore down at the end. At that time, only 1 team went to the tournament. What could have been if that team had been able to play in the tourney.

      I never understood why Westphal wasn’t hired. Sadly it seems like ex-USC players have been frozen out over the years. This year they have a good team, but I worry about lack of depth.

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      1. FU – you are irrelevant, boring, you have no point, no ideas, no thoughts. You take up space, but barely so.

        And by the way, one of the people who posts on “Inside USC” that you ranted on about being racist is African-American. Well-done, laddie. You are pathetic.

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      2. 67 —
        It’s not necessary to respond to this silliness. In fact, nothing’s funnier than zero comments following a long “racist”, “cocksucking”, “faggot” rant….

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      3. Michael, I rarely respond. But to the extent that his goal is to fill up the website with hate at no cost (note I am assuming his value of time is nothing), it is good to have him pay a tax in doing so.

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