USC baseball used to play some games at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, like this game vs. Cal in 1937.
- Don’t ask me why, but in 1936, the USC football team stopped in Dallas to visit the Texas Centennial Exposition.
In the picture below, USC coach Howard Jones (in suit) sports a 10-gallon hat with his players. The guy without a hat is Braven Dyer, who was a Los Angeles Times columnist and eventually became a radio play-by-play/analyst for USC football games.
In the late 50’s, early 60’s, USC used to supply Dyer a hotel suite for road games.
- In 1936, the USA sent three pole vaulters to the Olympics and all three were from USC.
Here they are in Europe getting ready for the 1936 Olympics: Bill Graber, Bill Sefton and Earle Meadows.
Meadows won the gold medal in the Berlin Olympics and Sefton tied for second. Graber finished fourth at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Sefton and Meadows were nicknamed “Heavenly Twins” because if they went any higher, they would need angels’ wings.
The duo tied for first at the 1935 and 1936 NCAA championships. Graber tied for first at the 1931 and 1933 NCAA championships.