The athletic dept. is frequently out of touch as I often note.
Here are the jersey numbers the USC bookstore will sell if it gets its ordered jerseys by the end of August: 1, 22, 55 and 80.
Other than 55 or possibly 1, who wants those jerseys?
The athletic dept. told the Athletic that 1 is for being No. 1 and 22 is for the 2022 season, 55 is for obvious reasons and 80 is because USC was founded in 1880.
How about selling some of the Heisman winners? Or No. 35? No. 42? Or No. 13 for Caleb Williams?
Apparently, the No. 13 has to be ordered through Fanatics so Williams can get a cut. And here is the worst part: If you order a Williams jersey, Fanatics will put his name on the back, whether you want it or not.
Talk about tone deaf. I don’t know any real USC fans who would be caught wearing a jersey with a name on the back.
- Eight of USC’s 15 fraternities have now chosen to disassociate themselves from the university as Beta Theta Pi and Lambda Chi Alpha became the latest to cut ties. They join Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau.