About a dozen members of the 1972 USC team attended the Salute to Troy for a 50th anniversary recognition of the 12-0 team.
That’s a poor showing for what is arguably the best team in USC history.
I spoke to a few players who didn’t go and got a common response: The cost of the tickets was an issue especially for those bringing family members to the event ($80 per ticket plus $14 parking). And some couldn’t juggle their schedules for the event, which used to take place in August.
It’s great that 12 members of the team were honored. But it should have been a lot, lot more considering what they contributed to USC football.