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About The Time USC Faced Pistol Pete Maravich

There was a rowdy crowd in John Parker Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 18, 1969 packed in to see LSU guard Pete Maravich. “They would bust windows to get in to watch us play,” Maravich said. “One night against Southern Cal, for example, they busted windows out. They got ladders. They would climb through the windows. They knocked over a security guard. Fifty fans did that.” … Continue reading About The Time USC Faced Pistol Pete Maravich

Did You Know USC Tried To Build On-Campus Arena In 1947?

For decades, the Achilles’ heel of the USC basketball program was that it lacked an on-campus arena. It always seemed like USC did nothing, content with playing in subpar facilities (Shrine Auditorium, Pan-Pacific Auditorium, the Sports Arena). But I recently came across an actual effort for a state-of-the-art fieldhouse that would be built on campus. In 1946, some boosters started a drive and drew support … Continue reading Did You Know USC Tried To Build On-Campus Arena In 1947?

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

The way things are going right now, are you confident USC will be playing football in September in a stadium full of fans? If USC does play Alabama on Sept. 5, will fans even be allowed? Will college football games be played in empty stadiums? There are just too many questions at the moment. Well, at least the stadium should be full of fans vs. … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column