USC Morning Buzz: Nothing Like A National Title Trophy Sold Off

I usually get irritated when I look at sports auctions for two reasons: I always find something USC-related that has no business being sold and I wonder how it ever left the athletic dept.?

Let’s look at the below items. A national championship trophy from 1974 and the 1974 MacArthur Bowl Trophy. Neither of these things should ever have left Heritage Hall. They were part of the Newport Sports Museum Collection. The museum used to be in Newport Beach. Heaven forbid the museum simply donate it back to USC instead of selling it off.

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This is hardly unique. When Heritage Hall was renovated, trophies were stored just about anywhere, including in unsecured storage areas where people could sneak off with them if they wanted it bad enough.

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USC Picture Of The Day, II

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Since we already posted a 1985 photo, here’s safety/cornerback Junior Thurman returning an interception 28 yards for a touchdown against Oregon State. Maybe the bigger takeaway is the yellow shorts worn by USC staff on the sidelines.

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USC-Sports Illustrated Cover?

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I suppose this counts because Allyson Felix went to USC. But she never competed or ran a race for USC. So I’m less enthusiastic categorizing this as a USC-Sports Illustrated cover. Just like when people used to mention Michelle Kwan and UCLA.

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It Pays To Work At USC

Former USC offensive line coach Mike Summers, now at Florida, had his salary increased from $200,000 to $498,500. Summers was only paid $200,000 because he was still being paid by USC, where he last worked in 2013.

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C.J. Gable Update

GABLEFormer USC tailback C.J. Gable continues to be a presence with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Gable’s rushed 222 yards in 50 carries in five games.

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USC Picture Of The Day

imageWho knew the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team practiced at the Galen Center today? Team USA plays an exhibition Monday night against a USA Select team at the Galen Center.

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USC Morning Buzz: Do You Agree On This Offensive Line Opinion?


Matt Leinart suggests USC has a top-five offensive line. Everyone is back. But they certainly were not top five last season. This means everyone is making a big leap in improvement. They are No. 1 in the nation in career starts. But if that were the case with Washington State would a Fox Sports analyst say they should be top five?

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