USC is giving a media tour today of the new aquatics center made possible from an $8 million donation from former swimming walk-on Fred Uytengsu. This is significant because walk-ons often are the most appreciative athletes. And in light of this, it makes it strange that the track team this year basically decided to adandon having walk-ons.
Just a few years ago, USC won the dual track meet when a walk-on unexpectedly won a distance race. And who knows what walk-on is being denied this year that might be a benefactor 20 years from now.