For an athletic program on NCAA probation, USC shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to constructing state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
The $70-million John McKay Center is on schedule to open in time for football training camp in August and USC announced Tuesday that it had received an $8-million gift from former Trojans swimmer Wilfred “Fred” Uytengsu for an aquatics complex.
USC said the gift was the largest ever made to the athletic department by a former athlete.
Uytengsu graduated from USC in 1983 and continues to compete in triathlons. He is president and chief executive officer of Alaska Milk Corporation in the Philippines. His family also owns a professional basketball team in the Philippines.
The main pool at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center will be named for Uytengsu’s former coach, Peter Daland, who won nine national championships during his tenure from 1958 to 1992.