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In Praise Of Freshmen Basketball

In the middle of UCLA’s domination in basketball under John Wooden, USC actually had a freshman team that went 18-1 and swept the Bruins freshman team during the 1971-72 season. The Trojans even beat UCLA, 89-86, at Pauley Pavilion. The top Trobabes were forward Clint Chapman (17.7 points per game), forward Bill Boyd (15.4), guard Gus Williams (14.3), forward John Lambert (13.5), guard Biff Burrell … Continue reading In Praise Of Freshmen Basketball

Time To Celebrate George Tirebiter

In honor of National Pet Day, here is the original George Tirebiter, in full glory and living color, from the 1947 football season. On Oct. 22, 1947, a 30-car parade was held to crown him USC’s official mascot. This is not the cute cuddly Tirebiter that followed and became the model for the statue near Exposition Blvd. This is surly George, who bit UCLA’s Joe Bruin on … Continue reading Time To Celebrate George Tirebiter