Carl Maggio, who played baseball at USC in 1955-56, died last week. He was 86. Maggio was a member of a team I’ve wanted to write about for a couple years: the American Legion team, Crenshaw Post 715, that won the national title in 1951 at Tiger Stadium. Sparky Anderson, who grew up on what is now part of the USC campus and a Trojan … Continue reading A Monday Night History Lesson
Who is the best two-sport athlete in USC history? That’s a loaded question and there are many possible answers. One of my first thoughts is to mention Earl McCullough, who was a serious competitior in two sports. McCullough was a wide receiver at USC and played on the 1967 national championship team. He was a first-round pick in the NFL draft and offensive rookie of … Continue reading Who Is The Best Two-Sport Athlete In USC History?
USC played on New Year’s Eve in 1977. This is a picture from the 1977 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl between USC and Texas A&M. The Trojans won, 47-28, before 52,842 on New Year’s Eve at the Astrodome in Houston. USC QB Rob Hertel was 11-15 for 246 yards with four TD passes. Charles White rushed for 186 yards in 21 carries while Dwight Ford gained 157 yards … Continue reading USC New Year’s Eve Picture Of Night
You can never have enough color pictures from the past. Here’s the 1969 USC-Oregon State game, which the Trojans won, 31-7. Continue reading USC Picture Of The Night
If you are a member of a USC alumni club upset that your club is being dissolved, you might ask USC why it is still calling the Alumni House the “Widney Alumni House” after Robert Widney, a university founder. Max Nikias even erected a statue of Widney in 2014. The Los Angeles Times ran an article that included background on Widney and his brother, Joseph, … Continue reading USC Has More Controversial Buildings
Above is a photo from the 1957 Coliseum fireworks that features the big, white clock atop the scoreboard. And below is the 1959 show with Vice President Richard Nixon, his 10-year-old daughter, Julie, and Japanese Consul General Yukio Hasumi. Continue reading More Fourth Of July Photos