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USC Trojans
University University of Southern California
Conference Pac-10
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Mike Garrett
Location Los Angeles, CA
Varsity Teams 19
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Arena Galen Center
Mascot Traveler
Nickname Trojans
Fight Song
Colors Cardinal and Gold

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USC Athletics

USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. USC's cross-town rival is UCLA, with whom there is fierce athletic and scholastic competition. However, USC's rivalry with Notre Dame predates the UCLA rivalry by three years. The Notre Dame rivalry stems mainly from the annual football game played between these two universities and is considered the greatest intersectional rivalry of all college athletics. Image File history File links Usclogo01. ... Image File history File links WomenofTroyLogo1. ... // USC Athletics The University of Southern California has a proud athletic heritage — and with good reason. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Trojan athletic achievement

  • The Trojan men have won 86 national championships (73 NCAA titles), more than any other University.
  • The Women of Troy have earned 20 national championships.
  • The Trojans won at least 1 national team title in 26 consecutive years (1959-60 to 1984-85).
  • USC won the National College All-Sports Championship an annual ranking by USA Today of the country’s top athletic programs — 6 times since its inception in 1971.
  • Trojan men athletes have won more individual NCAA titles (290) than those from any other school in the nation (the Women of Troy have brought home another 41 individual NCAA crowns).
  • Four Trojans have won the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America: diver Sammy Lee (1953), shot putter Parry O’Brien (1959), swimmer John Naber (1977) and swimmer Janet Evans (1989).
  • Two Women of Troy athletes have won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the top collegiate woman athlete of the year: Cheryl Miller (1983-84) and Angela Williams (2001-02). And Trojan women have won 8 Honda Awards, as the top female athlete in their sport.
  • USC won the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy, a year-long all-sports competition between Troy and crosstown rival UCLA, in its inaugural 2001-02 season and again in 2003-04 and 2005-06 .

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Trojans in the Olympics

  • USC has a reputation and long tradition of nurturing Olympic athletes. From the 1904 Summer Olympics through the 2004 games, 375 Trojan athletes have competed in the Games, taking home 112 gold medals (with at least 1 gold in every summer Olympics since 1912), 64 silver and 58 bronze.
  • There have been more Trojans in the Olympics than from any other university in the world - in fact, if USC were its own nation in the Olympics, it would rank tied for 11th in the world in total gold medals earned.[1].
  • USC sent 35 athletes to the 2004 Athens Olympics and won 17 medals: eight golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

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Men's National Championships

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Women's National Championships

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Notable team history

Many teams from Troy have won national championships and the following is a brief history of the more notable teams at USC:


Football

Main article: USC Trojans football

USC Trojans Football started in 1888 and has amassed an all-time won-loss record of 732-299-54, giving the program a .700 winning percentage. A December 1998 SPORT magazine ranking listed USC as the No. 4 all-time college football program of the 20th century. Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


The USC Football team has been voted National Champions 11 times.[1] USC is also known for its Heisman Trophy winners. With the awarding of the 2005 Heisman to Reggie Bush, USC, Notre Dame and Ohio State (as of 2007) are tied for the most Heisman winners at 7. Three of the last five Heisman winners have been Trojans - Reggie Bush (drafted shortly after by the New Orleans Saints) in 2005, Matt Leinart (drafted shortly after Bush by the Arizona Cardinals) in 2004, and Carson Palmer (now with the Cincinnati Bengals) in 2002. Four other Trojan tailbacks have won the coveted Heisman Trophy as college football’s outstanding player: Mike Garrett in 1965, O.J. Simpson in 1968, Charles White in 1979 and Marcus Allen in 1981. Also notable, USC has the most players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with 11. USC’s record against Pac-10 opponents is 367-153-29 (.695), and the Trojans have winning records against all nine other members. The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in American College Football, is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... Reginald Alfred “Reggie” Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed “The President,” alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. ... Reginald Alfred “Reggie” Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed “The President,” alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present... Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... Mike Garrett (born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California), a graduate of Los Angeless Roosevelt High School won the 1965 Heisman Trophy (best player in the nation) playing tailback (aka running back) for the University of Southern California Trojans. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Charles White (born January 22, 1958 in Los Angeles) went to San Fernando, CA High School. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ...


Since 1959, the Trojans have won the conference championship 17 times and tied for the title on 6 other occasions. USC has the nation’s fourth best bowl winning percentage (.643) among the 65 schools which have made at least 10 bowl appearances and its 30 Rose Bowl appearances is an all-time best. USC players have been named first team All-American 129 times, with 44 consensus selections and 22 unanimous choices. [2] The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


Baseball

Main article: USC Trojans baseball

USC Trojans Baseball has a notable history in baseball: With 12 baseball national championships, Troy is far and away the leader in that category (no other school has more than 6). Since starting baseball in 1924, the Trojans have compiled a record of 2,221-1,093-15 (.669) against college opponents, and have captured outright or tied for 38 conference championships. USC's most notable baseball coach was Rod Dedeaux, coaching from 1942-86, who led the school to 11 of its NCAA crowns, including 5 straight from 1970-74. The University of Southern California Trojans baseball program, established in 1888, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pacific Ten Conference, and is currently coached by Chad Kreuter. ... The University of Southern California Trojans baseball program, established in 1888, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pacific Ten Conference, and is currently coached by Chad Kreuter. ... Rod Dedeaux Raoul Martial Rod Dedeaux (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 2006) was an American college baseball coach who compiled what is arguably the greatest record of any coach in the sports amateur history. ...


USC boasts many successful major leaguers such as Ron Fairly, Don Buford, Tom Seaver, Dave Kingman, Fred Lynn, Roy Smalley, Steve Kemp, Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson, Bret Boone, Jeff Cirillo, Barry Zito, Geoff Jenkins, Aaron Boone, Jacque Jones and Mark Prior. In all, 89 Trojans have gone on to play in the major leagues and scores more in the minors. [3] Ronald Ray Fairly (born July 12, 1938 in Macon, Georgia) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Don Buford (born Donald Alvin Buford on February 2, 1937 in Linden, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. ... David Arthur Kingman (born December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon), nicknamed Kong and Sky King, is an American former Major League Baseball slugger who played for the San Francisco Giants (1971-74), New York Mets (1975-77, 1981-83), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... Roy Frederick Smalley III (born October 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... Steven Kemp (born August 7, 1954 San Angelo, Texas - ) was a utility player with an 11 year career from 1977 to 1986, 1988. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played his major league career with the Oakland Athletics and St. ... Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed The Big Unit is a left-handed American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Bret Boone at bat against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005. ... Jeffrey Howard Cirillo (born September 23, 1969 in Pasadena, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13th, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a starting pitcher currently playing for the San Francisco Giants. ... Geoff Jenkins (born July 21, 1974 in Olympia, Washington) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played solely for the Milwaukee Brewers since 1998. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... Jacque Dewayne Jones (born April 25, 1975 in San Diego, California) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ...


Men's Basketball

The men's USC Trojans Basketball program has a long tradition. The men's program is only one of about 48 schools which have more than 1,000 victories in college basketball. Since starting basketball in 1907, the Trojans have compiled a record of 1,357-984 (.580), winning 14 league championships. [4] The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ... The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ...


Women's Basketball

The women's USC Trojans Basketball program, after improving steadily, first reached the pinnacle of success in women’s basketball in 1983 and the Trojans have been near the top almost ever since, winning 2 national championships and playing in 4 Final Fours. The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ... The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ...


The Women of Troy have made the NCAA tourney 6 of the past 14 years, including advancing to the regionals 3 times. Lisa Leslie, who became an Olympic and pro star, won the Naismith Award in 1994 (she was the MVP of the first WNBA All-Star Game). Tina Thompson was the No. 1 pick in the 1997 WNBA draft. Cynthia Cooper was twice an Olympian and WNBA MVP. [5] Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a Womens National Basketball Association player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Image:TinaThompson2006. ... There are two different public figures with the name Cynthia Cooper: Cynthia Cooper (whistleblower), the whistleblower who exposed the corporate scandal at Worldcom. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ...


Men’s Volleyball

Main article: USC Volleyball

The USC Volleyball team has made 11 NCAA Final Four appearances since scholarships were first awarded by Troy in the sport in 1977. The Trojans have won 4 NCAA titles (1977, 1980, 1988 and 1990) and have finished second on 6 other occasions (1979-81-85-86-87-91). Galen Center. ... Galen Center. ...


Ernie Hix, who retired as head coach after the 1981 season, turned USC into one of the top volleyball powers in the nation. Hix’s 8-year record was an impressive 146-47 (.756) with 2 national crowns.


Twenty-four Trojans have played on the U.S. National team and USC volleyballers have been named first team All-Americans 27 times. In the 1984 Olympics, Steve Timmons, Dusty Dvorak and Pat Powers all helped lead the United States to its first gold medal ever in the sport, while Timmons repeated with the 1988 U.S. squad.


Timmons, Bryan Ivie, Nick Becker and Dan Greenbaum won bronze medals with the U.S. in 1992. Tim Hovland, Celso Kalache, Adam Johnson, former coach Bob Yoder (a 3-time All-American who coached Troy to an NCAA title in 1988), Donald Suxho and Brook Billings also are key figures in USC’s volleyball heritage. Jim McLaughlin took over for Yoder in 1990 and led Troy to an NCAA title in his initial year. Powers became head coach in 1997, Turhan Douglas succeeded him in 2003 and Bill Ferguson takes over for 2007.


Women’s Volleyball

Main article: USC Volleyball

USC Volleyball has won 6 national crowns in women’s volleyball, the first 4 under coach Chuck Erbe. Erbe, who dominated the sport during his 12-year USC coaching tenure which began in 1976, posted a career record of 310-121-3 (.718). He coached the 1976, 1977 and 1980 AIAW champions and the 1981 NCAA titlists. His 1976 team registered the first perfect season (38-0) in women’s volleyball history. Galen Center. ... Galen Center. ...


Lisa Love, who coached at Texas-Arlington for 7 years, took over for Erbe in 1989 and guided USC into the NCAAs in 9 of her 10 seasons before retiring after the 1998 season. Jerritt Elliott served as interim head coach in 1999 and 2000, guiding the 2000 club to the NCAA Final Four. Mick Haley, head coach of the 2000 U.S. women's Olympic team who won 2 national crowns in the 1980s while at Texas, took over in 2001 and advanced to that season's NCAA regional final. Then, in 2002 and 2003, his teams won the NCAA crown, with the 2003 club going 35-0. USC got to the NCAA Final Four in 2004.


In 1978, Debbie Green won the prestigious Broderick Award in volleyball. Trojans have been named All-American 53 times and 12 have been members of the U.S. Olympic team (including Green, Sue Woodstra, Paula Weishoff, Carolyn Becker and Kim Ruddins).


Men’s Golf

Legendary coach Stan Wood (1955-79) compiled a career record of 462-37 (.926) and won 14 conference championships. He also guided the Trojans to an NCAA record 51 consecutive dual match wins from 1956-59. His teams finished third in the NCAA tourney 6 times. Ron Rhoads a former USC all-american golfer coached from 1980-1983. Under coach Randy Lein (1984-92), USC continued its success, winning the conference championship in 1986. The 1991 Trojans finished seventh at the NCAAs. U.S. Amateur champion Sam Randolph, who finished as low amateur at the prestigious Masters golf tournament in 1985 and 1986, was a first team All-American for the third straight year in 1986 and was named college golf’s Player of the Year.


Former team captain Jim Empey took over as coach in 1993. Kurt Schuette became coach in 1995 and guided USC to an impressive fifth place finish at the NCAA tourney that season, Troy's best placing in 18 years, and then ninth in 1996, 14th in both 1997 and 2003 and sixth in 2005. His 2001 squad won the Pac-10 title, USC's first since 1986, and Troy repeated in 2002. Kevin Stadler, Craig's son, was the 2002 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year (USC's first honoree since 1986).


Women’s Golf

The USC women’s golf team is one of college’s finest, as witnessed by the program's first-ever NCAA team title in 2003. USC also has had second (twice), third, fourth (twice), fifth, seventh (3 times), ninth, 11th, 12th and 14th place finishes at the NCAA Championships in the past 21 years. The Women of Troy won the Pac-10 tourney in 1989 and the NCAA Regional in 1999 and 2006. Cathy Bright led USC to 5 Top 10 NCAA finishes in her 12 years as head coach (1982-93). Former Trojan player Renee (Mack) Baumgartner returned as head coach in 1994 and led USC to second place at the NCAAs in her first year. Andrea Gaston took over in 1997 (with men's coach Kurt Schuette serving as Director of Golf) and guided USC to 6 NCAA Top 10 finishes, including the 2003 NCAA title.


Jennifer Rosales won the 1998 NCAA individual title as a freshman, Mikaela Parmlid won as a senior in 2003 and Dewi-Claire Schreefel as a sophomore in 2006. Other top individuals have included Marta Figueras-Dotti, Denise Strebig, Kim Saiki, Tracy Nakamura, Jill McGill (the 1993 U.S. Amateur champion), Heidi Voorhees (the 1993 U.S. Amateur medalist), Jennifer Biehn (the 1994 Pac-10 champ), Candie Kung (the 2000 Pac-10 champ), Becky Lucidi (the 2002 U.S. Amateur and 2003 Mexican Amateur champion) and Irene Cho.


Women’s Rowing

The women’s rowing team, based at the USC Boathouse, has been active since the early 1970s, but scholarships were first awarded in 1998 and USC has emerged as one of the nation's top programs. The varsity, junior varsity and novice eight teams train all year long for regattas from coast to coast. George Jenkins guided USC to national prominence during his 9 years as head coach (1994-2002). Kelly Babraj took over as head coach for the 2003 season, with husband Zenon Babraj serving as director of rowing.


At the 1998 NCAA meet, the Women of Troy rowers captured their first-ever national championship race (the varsity fours). In 2005, USC made its first-ever NCAA Championships appearance as a team, placing 11th.


Women’s Soccer

The women's soccer team began competing in 1993 and calls McAlister Soccer Field home. Karen Stanley coached the team for the first 3 seasons. Jim Millinder took over in 1996 and guided 7 of his squads (1998-2003) into the NCAA tourney (USC won the 1998 Pac-10 title).


Isabelle Harvey, the 1998 Pac-10 Player of the Year, was USC's first All-American first teamer (in 2000).


Men’s Swimming & Diving

The type of dominance USC has had in this sport was best exemplified by Troy’s performance in the 1976 Olympic Games, when Trojan swimmers won more golds and more total medals than any country in swimming except the United States.


Over the years, USC men's swimmers have made Olympic teams 122 times, winning 38 gold, 23 silver and 18 bronze medals.[2] Gold medal winners have included Lenny Krayzelburg, John Naber, Bruce Furniss and Murray Rose.


Since beginning swimming in 1929, the Trojans have captured 9 NCAA championships, all under coach Peter Daland, who retired in 1992 after 35 years at Troy. USC swimmers and divers have won 110 NCAA meet individual and relay titles (including Erik Vendt, who won 5 individual titles in the 2000, 2002 and 2003 meets) and have earned All-American honors an amazing 562 times. Under Daland, USC won 17 Pac-10 championships and amassed an impressive dual meet record of 318-31-1 (.917). Three of his last 6 squads had runner-up finishes at the NCAA meet.


Four-time U.S. Olympic coach Mark Schubert, winner of 2 NCAA titles with the Texas women, succeeded Daland (he also served as the head coach of the Women of Troy). His men’s teams placed in the Top 10 at the NCAAs 12 times in his 14 years at USC. Dave Salo takes over for Schubert in both roles in 2007.


Women’s Swimming & Diving

USC has likewise built a successful swimming program on the women’s side. In fact, the Women of Troy have finished in the top 10 nationally 25 of the last 30 years — including winning the NCAA title in 1997 — and have produced 233 All-Americans in that span. They have won conference championships in 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1985.


Among USC’s more famous women’s swimmers are Michelle Ford, Sue Habernigg, Cynthia Woodhead, Sue Hinderaker, Debbie Rudd, Kalyn Keller, Kristine Quance (she won 9 NCAA titles), Lindsay Benko (who won 5 NCAA titles), Kaitlin Sandeno (she won 2 races at the 2003 NCAAs) and diver Blythe Hartley (she won 5 NCAA titles).


Men’s Tennis

George Toley (1954-80) guided the Trojans for 26 years before resigning during the 1980 season. His career record was 430-92-4 (.821) with 10 NCAA titles. Dick Leach succeeded Toley and posted a 535-133 (.801) mark in 23 years. His 1991, 1993, 1994 and 2002 teams won the NCAA tourney (his 2002 No. 11-seeded Cinderella team was the lowest seed ever to win the NCAA title and did so a month after Leach announced his retirement) and 8 of his other teams finished fourth or better. He was succeeded by ex-Pepperdine, Fresno State and Long Beach State coach Peter Smith for the 2003 season.


Overall, USC players have been named to All-American teams 137 times, with many also enjoying successful pro careers, including Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Raul Ramirez and Dennis Ralston.


Women’s Tennis

Those national crowns all came under Dave Borelli, who coached USC from 1974 to 1988. In duals, Borelli’s record was phenomenal: his teams went 300-43 (.875).


Five times Trojans have won national singles titles, along with a doubles champ and 74 All-Americans. Prominent USC stars include Barbara Hallquist, Diane Desfor, Lea Antonopolis, Leslie Allen, Sheila McInerney, Stacy Margolin, Trey Lewis, the Fernandez sisters, Kelly Henry, Beth Herr, Caroline Kuhlman, Trisha Laux, Jewel Peterson and Lindsey Nelson.


Cheryl Woods, a former Trojan player, took over for Borelli in 1989. Richard Gallien, a successful player and coach at Pepperdine, became head coach in 1996. His 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 teams advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and he got to the NCAA semifinals in 2006.


Men’s Track & Field

The Trojans have won an unprecedented 26 NCAA titles (including 9 straight, 1935-43) in the 85-year history of NCAA outdoor track, plus 2 indoor NCAA titles and 35 Pacific Coast or Pac-10 crowns, including a string of 15 straight (1936-55). They have had 39 unbeaten and untied seasons, including a string of 16 in a row (1946-61). Since starting track and field in 1900, USC has compiled a dual-meet record of 410-116-4 (.777).


Outstanding coaches include Dean Cromwell (1909-48), who won a record 12 NCAA titles and had a dual meet mark of 109-48-1; Jess Mortensen, who never lost a dual meet (64-0) in 11 years and won 7 NCAA titles; and Vern Wolfe, who retired after the 1984 season with 7 national titles and a dual meet record of 106-17-1 (.859). Jim Bush, who won 5 NCAA titles while at crosstown rival UCLA, became USC's head coach in 1991. His 1992 Trojans finished third at the NCAAs with only a 6-man team. Ron Allice, who won 11 state titles at Long Beach City College, took over the combined men's and women's programs in 1995 (the men were fourth at the 1995 NCAA meet, 10th in 1996, third in 1997 while winning the Pac-10 title, seventh in 1998, fifth in 1999 while winning the Pac-10 crown, tied for seventh in 2000 while winning the Pac-10 title, tied for 12th in 2001, tied for 11th in 2002, third in 2003 while winning the Pac-10 title, sixth in 2005 while winning the NCAA West Regional crown and tied for ninth in 2006 while winning the Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional meets).


Sixty USC tracksters have won 88 places on U.S. Olympic teams over the years. Trojans have won 26 individual Olympic titles and shared in 8 relay wins. Gold medal winners include long jumper Randy Williams, pole vaulter Bob Seagren, sprinter Charles Paddock and hurdler Felix Sanchez.


Since 1912, 61 USC trackmen have equalled or bettered world records, and there have been 110 NCAA outdoor individual or relay winners from Troy--including 2005 and 2006 NCAA high jump champ Jesse Williams (he also won indoors both years).


The Trojans also have a long history of successful distance running, including 9 Olympians and NCAA champions Julio Marin and Ole Oleson.


Women’s Track & Field, Cross Country

The women’s track program at USC has developed into one of the nation’s finest. The Trojans have placed in the Top 10 of the NCAA Championships 12 times, including winning the program's first-ever NCAA team title in 2001. The Women of Troy also finished third in 1987, seventh in 1996 (while winning the Pac-10 title), fifth in 1998, third in 1999 (just 4 points from first place), second in 2000 (again just 4 points out of first place), third in 2002, seventh in 2005 and second in 2006 (while winning the NCAA West Regional title).


The women’s track and field heritage begins with Sherry Calvert, the former head coach. Calvert, a 4-time All-American javelin thrower at USC who participated in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, started the program as an undergraduate and coached through 1983. Fred LaPlante succeeded her from 1984 through 1988. Barbara Edmonson was coach in 1992 through 1994. In 1995, Ron Allice took over as the combined men's and women's coach.


Troy has had many other successful track and field athletes. Patty Van Wolvelaere won a pair of national titles in the 100-meter hurdles. Kerry Bell was an All-American heptathlete for 3 years. 1988 NCAA heptathlon champion Wendy Brown and Yvette Bates set world bests in the triple jump during their USC careers. Ashley Selman won the 1990 NCAA javelin title. Angela Williams became the first athlete, male or female, at any level to win 4 consecutive NCAA 100-meter dashes when she did so in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Natasha Danvers won the 2000 NCAA 400-meter intermediate hurdles. The Women of Troy won the NCAA 1600-meter relay in 1987 and the 400-meter relay in 2000. Brigita Langerholc took the 800 meters and Inga Stasiulionyte captured the javelin, both in the 2001 NCAAs. Natasha Mayers won the NCAA 200 meters in 2002. Virginia Powell won the 2005 and 2006 NCAA indoor and outdoor high hurdles (she also set the collegiate record in the outdoor race).


The Women of Troy also compete in cross country in the fall under coach Tom Walsh.


Men’s Water Polo

Since starting water polo in 1922, the Trojans have compiled a 984-492-7 (.666) record, winning 14 conference championships along the way.


Longtime coach John Williams led the Trojans to national prominence since during his tenure from 1973 to 1998. Nineteen of his last 22 teams finished the season in the top 7 nationally, including the 1998 NCAA championship team and the 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997 squads which placed second in the NCAA tourney.


Jovan Vavic, who joined as co-head coach in 1995, took over as head coach in 1999. His 2003 and 2005 teams won the NCAA championship.


Seventeen USC poloists have participated in the Olympics and Trojans have made various All-American teams 140 times. Some of the more prominent names in USC water polo history are Ron Severa, Wally Wolf, Charles Bittick, Greg Fults, Zach Stimson, Craig Furniss, Charles Harris, Robert Lynn, Drew Netherton, Hrvoje Cizmic, Marko Zagar, Simun Cimerman, Marko Pintaric, George Csaszar, Pedraj Damjanov, Bozidar Damjanovic and Juraj Zatovic (who in 2005 was USC's first-ever male winner of the Peter J. Cutino Award as the National Player of the Year).


Women’s Water Polo

USC’s newest sport, the women's water polo team began play in 1995 under head coach Jovan Vavic. In 1999, in just their fifth year of existence, the Women of Troy--led by National Player of the Year and 2000 U.S. Olympic goalie Bernice Orwig--won the national championship in an exciting 5-overtime sudden death victory over Stanford. USC then was second in the national tourney in 2000. Then in 2004, USC--behind National Player of the Year Moriah Van Norman--turned in the sport's first undefeated season (29-0) in winning the NCAA title. USC was third in the 2005 NCAAs and second in 2006.


Besides Orwig and Van Norman, other top players have included Aniko Pelle (the 2000 National Player of the Year), Nina Wengst, Olympian Sofia Konoukh, Katrin Dierolf, Kelly Graff, Lauren Wenger (the 2006 National Player of the Year) and Brittany Hayes.


Current Women of Troy Hayes, Erika Figge, Patty Cardenas, and Kami Craig, along with Van Norman and Wenger, are all on the U.S. National Team, while alumnae Anna Pardo and Eszter Gyori play for Spain and Czech Republic, respectively.


Trophies

Victory Bell

The Victory Bell is the rivalry trophy in the USC-UCLA crosstown rivalry. The winner of the annual football contest keeps the bell for the next year, and paints it the school's color: cardinal red for USC, True Blue for UCLA. The UCLA-USC rivalry is the intense rivalry between two universities located in Los Angeles, California: the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. ...


The 295-pound bell was taken from the top of a Southern Pacific locomotive. The bell was given to the UCLA student body in 1939 as a gift from the school's alumni association. Initially, the UCLA cheerleaders rang the bell after each Bruin point. However, during the opening game of UCLA's 1941 season (at the time, both schools used the LA Coliseum for home games), six members of USC's SigEp fraternity (who were also members of the Trojan Knights) infiltrated the Bruin rooting section, assisted in loading the bell aboard a truck headed back to Westwood, took the key to the truck, and escaped with the bell while UCLA's actual rooters went to find a replacement key. The bell remained hidden from UCLA students for more than a year, first in SigEp’s basement, then in the Hollywood Hills, Santa Ana and other locations. At one point, it was even concealed beneath a haystack. Bruin students tried to locate the bell, but to no avail. Tension between UCLA and USC students rose as each started to play even more elaborate and disruptive pranks on the other. When the conflict caused the USC President to threaten to cancel the rivalry, a compromise was met: on November 12, 1942, the student body presidents of both schools, in front of Tommy Trojan, signed the agreement that before home games, when the bell is in USC's possession, it sits along Trousdale Parkway for fans to ring as they participate in the "Trojan Walk" to the L.A. Coliseum. During home games, and whenever USC faces UCLA at the Rose Bowl, the Victory Bell is displayed at the edge of the field for the first three quarters of the game. Members of the Trojan Knights and USC Helenes ring the bell every time the Trojans score. The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ... Great Western Railway No. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An alumni association is an association of former students (alumni). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... The Trojan Knights are the Guardians of Tradition for the University of Southern California. ... Westwood is also a district in the city of Los Angeles, California Westwood is a census-designated place located in Lassen County, California. ... The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of the City of Los Angeles, California, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse range of the Santa Monica Mountains, which extends from the Los Feliz District and Hollywood, on the south side of the Valley, to Pacific Coast... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Trojan Knights are the Guardians of Tradition for the University of Southern California. ... USC Helenes is a University of Southern California school-sponsored womens group that focuses on school pride and community service. ...


USC has an overall record of 41-28-7 in the Cross-town Series.[3]


The Jeweled Shillelagh

The Shillelagh, a Gaelic war club made of oak or blackthorn saplings from Ireland, is the rivalry trophy for USC-Notre Dame football games. Like the Victory Bell, the winner of the annual game gets to keep possession of The Shillelagh until the following year. For every USC victory, a ruby-adorned Trojan head with the year and game score is added; for every Notre Dame win, an emerald-studded shamrock with similar year and score information is added. The club was presented as a rivalry trophy in 1952 by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Los Angeles (with all the previous games already represented with medallions), and is engraved with "From the Emerald Isle." A shillelagh (commonly pronounced (IPA: , in Irish Gaelic, (IPA: ɕale:lə)) is a wooden club or cudgel, typically made from a stout knotty stick with a large knob on the end, that is associated with Ireland in folklore. ... The Gaels are an ethno-linguistic group which spread from Ireland to Scotland and the Isle of Man. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Binomial name Prunus spinosa L. The Blackthorn is a large shrub or a small tree of the genus Prunus, botanic name Prunus spinosa. ... Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia University of Notre Dame du Lac The University of Notre Dame (standard name; full legal name University of Notre Dame du Lac) is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA adjacent to the... Ruby is a red gemstone. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Shamrock Oxalis acetosella as The Shamrock The shamrock, an unofficial symbol of Ireland and Boston, Massachusetts, is a three-leafed old white clover, sometimes (rarely nowadays) Trifolium repens (white clover, known in Irish as seamair bhán) but more usually today Trifolium dubium (lesser clover, Irish: seamair bhuí). However...


There have been two shillelaghs. The original ran out of room in 1989 and was retired; it is now on permanent display at Notre Dame. The second shillelaghs is slightly longer and contains medallions from the 1990 game onwards.


There are now 42 shamrocks, 30 Trojan heads and 5 combined medallions on the shillelaghs.


Gauntlet Trophy

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Athletic facilities

The Coliseum during a USC game

USC is home to many athletic facilities, including the world-famous Memorial Coliseum and the state-of-the-art Galen Center, but USC is home to many other athletic sites as well. USC's other on-campus athletic facilities include the McDonald's Swim Stadium (site of the 1984 Olympic swimming and diving competition), Marks Tennis Stadium, Cromwell Track and Field (which includes the 3,000-seat Katherine B. Locker Stadium), the McAlister Soccer Field, the Johnson Family Golf Practice Facility, the 1,500-seat Lyon Center (a campus recreation center that hosts some Trojan intercollegiate events), Howard Jones Field, the practice field for USC Football, and the USC Physical Education Building (housing the 1,000-seat North Gym). Off campus, the University's crew team operates out of the USC Boathouse in the Los Angeles Harbor. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x720, 427 KB) The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of University of Southern California Trojans football, during a football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x720, 427 KB) The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of University of Southern California Trojans football, during a football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans. ... Burell C. Johnson Family Short Game Practice Facility Image:Golfusc. ... Howard Jones Field is the practice facility for the USC Trojans football team. ... The University of Southern California Football team is a member of the PAC-10 conference coached by Pete Carroll. ... The University of Southern Californias oldest on campus athletic building is home to the 1,000 seat north gym as well as the campus first indoor swimming facilities. ... The Port of Los Angeles is located on San Pedro Bay in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, approximately 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown. ...


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is one of the largest stadiums in America. USC has played football in the Coliseum ever since the grand stadium was built in 1923. In fact, the Trojans played in the first varsity football game ever held there (beating Pomona College, 23-7, on Oct. 6, 1923). The Coliseum was the site of the 1932 Olympic Games and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and track events of the 1984 Olympic Games. Over the years, the Coliseum has been home to many sports teams besides the Trojans, including UCLA football, Los Angeles Rams, Raiders, and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. The Coliseum has hosted various other events, from concerts and speeches to track meets and motorcycle races. The Coliseum has a present full-capacity of 92,000 seats (almost all are chair-back seats). The Coliseum is located on 17 acres in Exposition Park, which also houses museums, gardens and the Los Angeles Sports Arena. [6] For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation). ... The Smith Campus Center Fountain at Pomona College during the inauguration of College President David Oxtoby Pomona College is a private residential liberal arts college located 33 miles (53 km) east of downtown Los Angeles in Claremont, California. ... (Redirected from 1932 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1932: 1932 Summer Olympics 1932 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... (Redirected from 1984 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1984: 1984 Summer Olympics 1984 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The St. ... A raider or raiders can refer to: Sports organizations: The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Exposition Park is the name of more than one place: Exposition Park (Los Angeles) Exposition Park (Pittsburgh) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Los Angeles Sports Arena is an indoor arena in Los Angeles, California. ...


Galen Center

Opened in September 2006, the Galen Center is the basketball and volleyball facility for the University of Southern California Trojans. Located at the southeast corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street in the Exposition Park area of Los Angeles, it is across the street from the campus and near the Shrine Auditorium. Image File history File linksMetadata 11-11-06-GalenCenter-inside. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 11-11-06-GalenCenter-inside. ... The Galen Center is the USC Trojans basketball and USC Volleyball facility for the University of Southern California Trojans. ... The Galen Center is the USC Trojans basketball and USC Volleyball facility for the University of Southern California Trojans. ... Exposition Park is the name of more than one place: Exposition Park (Los Angeles) Exposition Park (Pittsburgh) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The facility is 255,000 square feet, with a 45,000 square feet pavilion, and has three practice courts and offices. The seating capacity is 10,258 as well as 22 private suites.


Dedeaux Field

Entrance to Dedeaux Field

Opened on March 30, 1974 as one of the nation's finest collegiate baseball structures, Dedeaux Field has continually been improved over recent years with the grandest project taking place before the 2002 season. A $4 million project signified the largest improvement made to the facility as a new clubhouse and players' lounge were added on the first base side. Expanded offices for the coaching staff and new Hall of Fame were also part of the project, along with a new pavilion. Prior Plaza, named after Jerry and Millie Prior (parents of former Trojan Mark Prior), is located on the first base side and features USC's All-Americans and players who have played in the majors. Image File history File linksMetadata 11-11-06-DedeauxField. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 11-11-06-DedeauxField. ... Dedeaux Field is a college baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California, and the home field of the University of Southern California Trojans team. ... Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ...


A new bleacher section was added on the first base side, pushing capacity to 2,500 at Dedeaux Field. With dimensions of 335 feet down the right and left field lines, 365 in the right field power alleys and 375 to the left field power alleys, and 395 to straightaway center, Dedeaux Field is a natural grass field. The outfield fences stand 10 feet high.


Trojan Fight Songs

"FIGHT ON"

Main article: Fight On

Fight On for ol' SC
Our men Fight On to victory.
Our Alma Mater dear,
looks up to you
Fight On and win
For ol' SC
Fight On to victory
Fight On!
Fight On is the fight song of the University of Southern California. ...


This song is usually played after first downs and touchdowns. The music for USC's fight song, "Fight On," was composed in 1922 by USC dental student Milo Sweet (with lyrics by Sweet and Glen Grant) as an entry in a Trojan spirit contest. In addition to inspiring generations of Trojan fans and players, the song has been used in numerous recordings and movies. Legend has it that during World War II in the Pacific, an American task force attacked an island held by the Japanese. As the Americans stormed the beach, "Fight On" blared from the deck of one of the transports. The U.S. men let out a tremendous roar and eventually won the island.


"ALL HAIL"

"All Hail to Alma Mater
To thy glory we sing;
All Hail to Southern California
Loud let thy praises ring;
Where Western sky meets Western sea
Our college stands in majesty;
Sing our love to Alma Mater,
Hail, all hail to thee!"


The words and music to USC's alma mater, "All Hail," were composed in the early 1920s by Al Wesson, Troy's longtime sports information director. He wrote the song as a student member of the Trojan Marching Band for the finale of a 1923 campus show.


"CONQUEST"

Another famous USC song is the regal processional march, "Conquest," by Alfred Newman. It is usually played after every USC score and victory. This stirring battle cry, from Newman's score to the 1947 motion picture classic "Captain from Castile," has become synonymous with the championship tradition of USC since the Trojans adopted it in 1954 during a basketball game against Oregon State. Newman, a legendary composer of film music, was the musical director of Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was a major American composer of music for films. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...


Other Songs

Tribute To Troy, the incessant stanza of pounding drums and blaring horns, is played after every defensive stop. Fanfare is the introduction to Tribute To Troy and is played when the band takes the field. All Right Now is played after USC gets a turnover. Another One Bites the Dust is played after USC gets a sack. The William Tell Overture is played at the start of the fourth quarter. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's theme from the Star Wars films) is played when USC is flagged for a major penalty. Tusk is also played during the 4th quarter with the fans chanting "U-C-L-A Sucks!"


References

  1. ^ a b The NCAA does not conduct a championship for Division I-A football. Instead, teams are awarded championships by various private organizations, currently the recognized championships are awarded by the Associated Press poll and the Bowl Championship Series --however not always in unison.
  2. ^ USC Olympians – 38 Gold Medals, USC Athletic Department.
  3. ^ Complete USC Football records against all opponents, College Football Data Warehouse

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