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100 years of being a USC Trojan


When Los Angeles Times writer Owen R. Bird coined the term “Trojans”  100 years ago in a track and field preview, the 25-year-old had no way of knowing that his invention of the nickname would be one of the most timeless images over the past century. For most schools, a nickname is just that. It’s […]

‘Tis the season … for extra Rivalry Week precautions


The decades-old tradition of “protecting” Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear has started a bit early this year, with each school already mounting precautions against vandalism. As of this past weekend, both Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear are already prepared for any possible defacing. Tommy is wrapped in duct tape and will soon be […]