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Saturday Buzz: USC Swim Coach Defends Klete Keller

Former USC swim coach Dave Salo has defended ex-Trojan swimmer Klete Keller, who was arrested and charged with three counts following the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. If convicted of violent entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement, Keller could face up to 15½ years in prison. “He stands out as a 6-foot-6 guy in a USA jacket,” Salo told the Washington Post. “But … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: USC Swim Coach Defends Klete Keller

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Klete Keller Charged In Capitol Riot

Former USC swimmer Klete Keller was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in the Capitol building and impeding law enforcement after video emerged of him in the Rotunda during last week’s riot. Keller, 38, was a Pac-10 and NCAA champion at USC. He won a relay gold medals at the 2004 Olympics and 2008 Olympics. Continue reading Klete Keller Charged In Capitol Riot

USC Finally Replaces Art Bartner

I tweeted this afternoon an announcement was coming and USC just sent out that associate director Jake Vogel is the new director of the Trojan Marching Band. He replaces Art Bartner, who was the director since 1970. I’ve written previously that Vogel was the frontrunner but it took forever to name a replacement. I heard today Carol Folt was directly involved in the process. And … Continue reading USC Finally Replaces Art Bartner

USC Tennis Loses Greats Alex Olmedo And Dennis Ralston

USC legend Alex Olmedo, who won Wimbledon and the Australian Open in 1959 plus two NCAA singles titles, has died. He was 84. Olmedo, who was born in Arequipa, Peru, was only 17-years-old when he boarded a ship from Peru to Cuba, flew to Miami and a bus to Los Angeles because he wanted to be part of the Southern California tennis scene. Olmedo won NCAA … Continue reading USC Tennis Loses Greats Alex Olmedo And Dennis Ralston

USC Band Under Investigation

The Daily Trojan has a lengthy story today on the USC band that includes sexual-assault and racial allegations. Full story here. Excerpt: “In early August, a letter questioning the same culture was drafted and signed by 135 current and former marching band members. It detailed sexual assault allegations from three anonymous sources directed toward a tenor sax player who graduated in 2019, as well as … Continue reading USC Band Under Investigation