Sunday Buzz: Another Look At Olympic Auditorium

With the Olympic Auditorium a topic the past few days, it is worth noting USC played some basketball games there. The Olympic used to get 6,000 on Sunday afternoons to watch the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. This is what the interior looked like for the 1932 Olympics with dual wrestling platforms. Marvin Hagler knocked out Doug Demmings at the Olympic on April 7, 1978. Here’s Freddie … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: Another Look At Olympic Auditorium

USC Saturday Buzz: Is Isaiah Mobley Working Himself Into NBA Draft?

Isaiah Mobley’s had a strong performance at the NBA Combine with 18 points, five steals and four rebounds in less than 24 minutes of action. Mobley wasn’t projected to be drafted in some mock drafts but that might change now. USC's Isaiah Mobley has done some really nice little things for his team this week on both ends of the floor. Has terrific timing defensively … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Is Isaiah Mobley Working Himself Into NBA Draft?

A Little Olympic Auditorium Diversion

Today’s USC column supplement focuses on the fact USC had a Shaw in the defensive backfield from 1964-69 and has the back story on the photo above. Do you remember the Shaws without clicking on the link? I got lost in Olympic Auditorium nostalgia last night. Here’s a 1972 photo of the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. Was there a more diverse pro team/sport at the time? … Continue reading A Little Olympic Auditorium Diversion

If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

 It’s time for USC notes and history during Clay Helton Birthday Week. Comments allowed at the bottom. Some Arizona State fans will sweat until July 1, which is the deadline for players to transfer and retain their eligibility for 2021. After July 1, the fans can sweat whether there will be NCAA sanctions. USC is obsessed with recruiting Texas football players. It’s worth noting, however, … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

Here’s Some Ticket Transparency

I write frequently about how USC used to be transparent with ticket sales under John Morley, who was ticket manager through four decades and even held a weekly press conference. Well, even something like this from USC would be nice. We are up nearly 2,500 new season tickets sold for @UCLAFootball & nearly 2,000 new season tickets sold for @UCLAMBB, HUGE increases YOY. We’ve also … Continue reading Here’s Some Ticket Transparency

USC Locks Replies To Tweet Wishing Clay Helton Happy Birthday

Today is Clay Helton’s birthday so USC wished him a Happy Birthday on twitter. But Helton’s status is so toxic that USC locked the tweet so fans could not respond. That sort of sums of USC at the moment. Here is the “locked” tweet below: Happy Birthday! 🎂@USCCoachHelton #FightOn✌️ pic.twitter.com/hjc1S9HvJ4 — USC Football (@USC_FB) June 24, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Continue reading USC Locks Replies To Tweet Wishing Clay Helton Happy Birthday