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This looks like a typical USC spring scrimmage might in May, 1961. Except the photo caption says it is USC vs. USC Alumni. Is it possible past players showed up to play against the current Trojans? Imagine how that would happen today? This is definitely worth further investigation.

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  • 22

    The very first football game I attended was an SC-SC Alumni game in the early 1960s. We were sitting behind the screen which the Dodgers used for “left field.” If I remember correctly, Jon Arnett played for the Alumni team. My Dad said the Alumni game format was discontinued because the pro teams were worried that their players could be injured.

    I do appreciate Scott’s attention to the players and teams of earlier years. One thing I have noticed from some of those pictures is that there are many empty seats in the Coliseum. While SC football has a great tradition, it seems that the best eras in terms of attendance was in the 1970s and during Pete Carroll’s winning streak.

    • TrojanLights

      I believe with the Rams and UCLA also playing in the Coliseum at that time that fans had choices to go to the others games. Hence the crowds were smaller for USC games.

      The crowds really took off when Pete Carroll came aboard. He really connected with the fans. We had a number of sell outs. Also we didnt have an NFL team here to compete with at the game. Hence USC picked up a lot of former NFL fans in Los Angeles.

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    It would also upset the trolls and cause them to come up with a reason as to why this was such a negative thing. Then they would rant about it here.

  • TrojanLights

    I believe we still have the current baseball team vs the alum baseballers. I use to get an inviitation each year to participate in that game.

    Funny I thought about that very thing this morning. Im too old now aday to hang with the kids.

  • TrojanFan3.0

    Save it for another place and time, please

    • gotroy22

      Please take your own advice, CowPolyFan3.0. You wouldn’t understand, being a state college product, that tradition is valued at USC.

      • TrojanFan3.0

        What tradition?

        You’re an idiot and we all continue to laugh at you, but dementia is some nasty stuff

        • gotroy22

          TrojanFan3.0 Charlie Bucket • 5 months ago

          One word, DEMENTIA!!!!
          Another Summer rerun from Tourette Syndrome poster boy CowPolyFan3.0.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            EXACTLY! It’s some nasty stuff, you should know

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 • 4 months ago

            Wrong blog!

            Dementia is some nasty stuff.
            The Summer Rerun is another example of Tourette’s Syndrome, poor CowPolyFan3.0…

        • Blue section 6

          What’s with this guy and his hate for Cal Poly? Does he think SC has a better engineering program?

          • gotroy22

            What’s with you pretending to be a ruin fan? You magically appeared out of thin air a month ago and already outed yourself with your constant defense of the rah rahs, Fraud Section 6.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            What’s your excuse?

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 • 4 months ago

            What’s your excuse?
            Another Summer Rerun from CowPolyFan3.0!

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Like I have said before, the guy is beyond clueless and everyone laughs at him. Another one of the wolfman’s misfits, pathetic

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 Ted • 2 months ago

            Another misfit, beyond pathetic!
            Another Summer Rerun from Tourette’s Syndrome poster child TrojanFan3.0!

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Trolling the blog at 4am, you got issues!

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 • 6 months ago

            2:00 am, still trolling the blog, pathetic! What the fuc is wrong with you? You need to get a REAL life.
            The Rain Man CowPolyFane3.0 gives us another Summer rerun!

          • TrojanFan3.0

            ….and that also

            PS…please don’t take my quotes out of context, it makes you look like an idiot

          • gotroy22

            No, it makes YOU look like an idiot, CowPolyFan3.0.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Dementia has you all screwed up.It must suck to be you!

            Every time I play the butt tuba you come sniffing. You’re better than the old dog

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    Pretty common in most sports back then…reminds me of the COLLEGE ALL STAR GAME…footballs best college players vs NFL champs…who remembers the college all stars famous coach??? remember why they stopped it???

  • gotroy22

    You lead the league in deleted posts, CowPolyFan3.0. I bet you are proud of your potty mouth.