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July 22, 2013 | By David Wharton
So far, USC alumni are making a big splash at the world swimming championships. Ous Mellouli has led the way for the Trojans, who have claimed three medals in the first three days. Mellouli is a former Olympic and NCAA champion who has been serving as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater. His third-place finish in the 10K open water swim Monday followed a gold in the 5K on the first day of competition in Barcelona, Spain. Not bad for a swimmer who wasn't expecting much from 2013.
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January 29, 2014 | By Gary Klein
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Their journeys to the Super Bowl might have been on different roads, but they all started from the same spot - playing college football in Los Angeles. USC and UCLA will have plenty of presence in Sunday's Super Bowl and, although most are backups, names familiar to Southern California football fans are sure to crop up. Seattle Seahawks linebackers Malcolm Smith and Mike Morgan played for the Trojans, and running back Derrick Coleman for the Bruins. Smith, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, provided the game-saving interception in the Seahawks' NFC championship game victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
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SPORTS
August 25, 1985
Paul Westphal scored 20 points for the USC alumni basketball team, which defeated the Cal State Long Beach alumni team, 117-112, in a benefit game Saturday night before 400 fans at Cypress College. Jacque Hill added 15 points on 6 of 6 from the field to help the Trojans.
SPORTS
July 22, 2013 | By David Wharton
So far, USC alumni are making a big splash at the world swimming championships. Ous Mellouli has led the way for the Trojans, who have claimed three medals in the first three days. Mellouli is a former Olympic and NCAA champion who has been serving as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater. His third-place finish in the 10K open water swim Monday followed a gold in the 5K on the first day of competition in Barcelona, Spain. Not bad for a swimmer who wasn't expecting much from 2013.
REAL ESTATE
April 5, 1987
Two memorial scholarships, established at the USC School of Architecture to pay tribute to men who made substantial contributions to the study and practice of architecture, will be presented Wednesday for the first time at the school's scholarship awards ceremony. One scholarship is named for Thomas O. Byerts, the other for James A. Knowles.
SPORTS
June 5, 1994 | BOB OATES
When this was a younger century, USC football moved in and up as practically all there was to Los Angeles sports. Little else of importance found its way onto the sports pages of the city's five or six daily newspapers. And in the American South, East and Midwest, where, before television, before air travel, the West Coast seemed a distant, mythic dream, few sports fans even knew there was anything else out here. What they did know about was Trojan football.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The University of Southern California will announce Wednesday its largest donation ever, a $200-million gift from alumnus David Dornsife, the chairman of a large steel fabricating company, and his wife, Dana. The Dornsifes' donation will go to USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the university's biggest academic unit, without restrictions on how it should be spent. It is expected to support faculty hiring, research and fellowships and be especially useful for the humanities and social sciences, which receive less funding than the sciences from federal and private sources.
SPORTS
January 9, 1993
There is not a more pathetic aspect of college sports than the formation of an alumni lynch mob after an "unsuccessful" season. With the Freedom Bowl, the USC alumni got exactly what they deserved. BAXTER SCRUGGS San Diego
SPORTS
August 28, 1993
We read with interest Coach John Robinson's countless promises to the USC alumni that his team will be in the Rose Bowl this season. Perhaps the coach has not carefully reviewed his schedule, which shows that the USC-UCLA game this year will be played in the Coliseum. Next year is guaranteed. KEN PASSON STEW SUCHMAN Irvine
SPORTS
January 4, 1992
Perhaps the high school athletes who have difficulty scoring 700 on the SAT spend too much of their time trusting commentators such as Dick Enberg, "The 49ers have less field goals than any team in the NFL;" Al Michaels, "They have played superb this year," and my personal favorite, Frank Gifford, "I am a USC alumni." DEREK BLACKWELL Palos Verdes
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November 16, 2012 | T.J. Simers
In the name of good sportsmanship, what's going on around here? I don't know the gladiator or whatever USC calls the brute with the sword, but I believe he's a college kid. And if you're a college kid like every other college kid and someone tells you not to do something, what do you do? You do it. If there is one thing we've always been able to count on from our younger generation it's defiance. The whole college experience is pretty much built on it: protests, sit-ins, marches or whatever.
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November 25, 2011 | Diane Pucin
John Naber is 55 and Louis Zamperini will be 95 in January, but they have two significant things in common: Both were Olympians and both were USC Trojans. And that is enough. Naber, who lives in Pasadena, was a USC swimming star who won five medals -- four of them gold -- at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Zamperini, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, was a track phenom at USC. And though he didn't win an Olympic medal, folded on a table in his living room is a swastika flag he tore from a wall and took home as a souvenir from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
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March 9, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The University of Southern California will announce Wednesday its largest donation ever, a $200-million gift from alumnus David Dornsife, the chairman of a large steel fabricating company, and his wife, Dana. The Dornsifes' donation will go to USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the university's biggest academic unit, without restrictions on how it should be spent. It is expected to support faculty hiring, research and fellowships and be especially useful for the humanities and social sciences, which receive less funding than the sciences from federal and private sources.
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October 30, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
UCLA and USC football fans making their annual Bay Area migration this year might have to mingle with a mysterious species they wouldn't normally expect to find in great numbers on the streets of San Francisco. Namely, one another. For the first time since USC started playing football in 1888 and UCLA in 1919, they will visit the Bay Area during the same weekend for games against Stanford and California, USC playing at Palo Alto and UCLA at Berkeley on Saturday.
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Just down the street from the bronze of noble Tommy Trojan, a statue of a mangy mutt has been erected at USC. It's a tribute to George Tirebiter (19??-1950), a mascot whose name referred to his fondness for chasing cars. Tirebiter, who seems to have roamed onto campus one day in the early 1940s and stayed, sat not altogether impassively on the sidelines during football games.
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December 24, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The Seven-10 Grill and Sports Bar is tucked into the back of a bowling alley on the outskirts of downtown, the perfect place for local USC fans to hide. Not that they can hide. Here in Longhorn country, anything that resembles cardinal and gold draws as much attention as a slice of cheese in a room full of mice, what with USC and Texas preparing to play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 with the national championship at stake.
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October 16, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican congressional candidate Randy Hoffman has run afoul of Tommy Trojan. Officials from the University of Southern California ripped into Hoffman, a 1976 USC graduate, for misusing the Tommy Trojan logo in a campaign mailer recently sent to university alumni. The two-page mailer, paid for by the Hoffman campaign, was sent from "USC Alumni for a Stronger America," based in Thousand Oaks and signed by four Hoffman supporters. The letter urged alumni to support "a fellow Trojan for Congress."
SPORTS
October 29, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Twenty new members have been selected to the fifth class of USC's Athletic Hall of Fame. Alphabetically, they are Hal Bedsole, Bob Boyd, Brad Budde, Don Buford, Sam Cunningham, Jack Davis, Craig Fertig, Bruce Furniss, Ray George, Jimmy Gunn, Alex Hannum, Tom Kelly, Dave Kingman, Lenny Krayzelburg, Rick Leach, Earl Meadows, John Rudometkin, Makoto Sakamoto, Bill Sefton and Steve Timmons. They will be inducted May 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.
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December 30, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
We didn't want him. You didn't want him. "I didn't want him," admitted a USC booster Monday, standing on the sideline of Howard Jones Field, watching with a smile as the Trojans sparred for their national-title bout with Michigan. "They announced the hire, and I thought, that's it?" As the raucous Pete Carroll bandwagon careens noisily toward history this week -- backslaps for everyone! -- it's important to remember how it looked when it started. The train was a rickshaw, and those 2 million people were two. Daryl Gross was pulling, and Mike Garrett was hanging on for dear life.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2002 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving out of Bovard Auditorium, which is due for a renovation this year, the USC Thornton Symphony--with USC Choral Artists, the assisting Camerata Singers of Long Beach and four USC alumni as vocal soloists--gave a springtime showcase in Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday night. The veteran, Romanian-born conductor Sergiu Comissiona, who has been principal conductor of the USC Symphony for three years, led the performance of Verdi's Requiem.
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