Sunday Buzz: A John Wayne-USC Story

You probably heard Saturday about an effort to rename John Wayne Airport in Orange County. That prompted an ex-USC player, who is African American, to call me late Saturday and recount a story from 1973 when Wayne toured the campus. “We took a picture together and the photographer told John Wayne to pull his cap back because there was a shadow on his forehead,” said … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: A John Wayne-USC Story

Another Huge Field Goal In USC History

Since I spotlighted David Bell’s game-winning kick vs. UCLA, here’s another huge kick in USC history. In 1969, No. 16-ranked Stanford took a 24-23 lead over No. 4-ranked USC with 1:03 left at the Coliseum. The Trojans then drove 68 yards. And as time expired, Ron Ayala kicked a 34-yard field goal to give USC a 26-24 victory over Jim Plunkett and Stanford. On the … Continue reading Another Huge Field Goal In USC History