USC has a glorious track history and one of its greats died last week. Wilbur “Moose” Thompson, gold medalist in the shot put at the 1948 London Olympics, died on Christmas. He was 92.
Thompson was also a member of USC’s 1942 NCAA title team and was the sixth-oldest living U.S. Olympic gold medalist at the time of his death.
UPDATED: Betty Boyd, the wife of former USC basketball coach Bob Boyd, died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 84.