A Legend Goes

| No Comments
As Rod Dedeaux was to USC baseball and John McKay to Trojan football, Peter Daland was the iconic leader of USC men's swimming. After a life and career that amassed nine national team championships in 35 years of coaching at Troy, Daland passed away Monday of Alzheimer's disease at 93.

Click here for his complete obituary.

Under Daland from 1958 through 1992, USC also placed second at the NCAA meet 11 times, won 17 league crowns and posted a 318-31-1 (.917) dual meet record. A six-time National Coach of the Year, his swimmers captured 93 NCAA and 155 Pac-10 individual and relay titles. USC went undefeated in dual meets in 20 of his seasons. His 1977 team is regarded as the finest collegiate swim team ever.

"The world of swimming has lost one of its most progressive minds," said current USC swimming and diving head coach Dave Salo. "Personally, I have lost a great and close personal friend. Peter was instrumental in teaching me the championship process. He was about relationships and driving the process to championship performance through team work."


Former AD Perry Dies

| No Comments
Perry-Richard.jpgFormer USC athletic director Dr. Richard Perry, who was at the helm for 20 national team championships during his tenure from 1975 to 1984, died of a stroke and heart attack on Sunday in Riverside. He was 85.

Click here for the complete obituary.

"Dick Perry created the 'Trojan Family' concept at USC, bringing a sense of unity and family not only within our athletic department but with the alumni and fans," said Stan Morrison, who was hired by Perry as the USC men's basketball coach and then later served as UC Riverside's athletic director like Perry.  "He was a great source of poise and reason for me when I was USC's basketball coach, and he provided me with great wisdom and counsel.  I loved him dearly and will really miss him."

Said Barbara Hedges, who worked under Perry as a Trojan associate athletic director after being originally hired in USC's physical education department by Perry:  "Dick Perry did an outstanding job as our athletic director and left an impressive legacy of men's and women's national championships.  It was a privilege for me to work for him.  At that time, we were starting to build our women's athletics program at USC and he was incredibly supportive of our efforts, and that helped result in many national championships."

A memorial service will be held on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Riverside (4495 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92501).

In lieu of flowers, Perry's family requests donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (6931 Arlington Rd. #200, Bethesda, MD 20814) or to the YMCA of Long Beach in care of "endowment gift in memory of Richard H. Perry" (3605 Long Beach Blvd. #210, Long Beach, CA 90807).

Buck's Believers

| No Comments
CBS Sports traveled to Florida to profile USC RB Buck Allen and the two women who helped shape him into the man he is today.

Here is the emotional tale...

Sarkisian Q&A: Utah Week

| No Comments
USC head coach Steve Sarkisian started planning for Utah the moment the Colorado game ended.  Here is our weekly chat with coach about preparing for the Pac-12 South showdown:

Ebony's Career Night

| No Comments
USC women's volleyball sophomore outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu took matters into her own hands Sunday lifting the Women of Troy to a four-set victory over Oregon State with her first career double-double.  Nwanebu, who has been slowed by an offseason back injury, looked like her dominant self again posting 20 kills and 11 digs.

Click here for the recap.

The Trojans split the weekend after dropping Friday's encounter with Oregon in four sets.  They face a challenging week ahead in the Bay Area at Cal (Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) and No. 1 Stanford (Sunday at 5 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks).

Here is Nwanebu on her career night:

Kessler's Week

| No Comments
USC QB Cody Kessler is raking in the honors for his record-setting night. 

The junior quarterback was a Walter Camp National Player of the Week, the College Sports Madness National Offensive Player of the Week, a Manning Award Star of the Week, a CFPA National Performer of the Week and the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.

Not surprisingly, the Trojan Family also voted Kessler the SoCal Ford Dealers Trojan of the Game.


Photo Gallery: Soccer Stumbles

| No Comments
USC women's soccer will hit the road after wrapping up its five match home stand with a 2-0 loss to Arizona State.  The Women of Troy play the next four in the Pacific Northwest starting with Oregon (Friday) and Oregon State (Sunday).

The Trojans dominated the Sun Devils statistically racking up 25 shots to ASU's 11, but they could not find the back of the net.

"Once again I didn't think we came out with the intensity necessary to win the game from the start," said head coach Keidane McAlpine. "We then had to play from behind, and you can't do that in this league and expect to win games."

Here are the John McGillen photos:

Afternoon Kick in Pullman

| No Comments
No. 20 USC's Nov. 1 road game at Washington State will kick off at 1:30 p.m. PT in Pullman, Wash.  It will be televised live nationally on Pac-12 Networks.

The Trojans have won four straight in the Palouse, and eight of nine in the series, but the Cougars upset USC in an ugly affair at the Coliseum last season. 


SooHoo Gallery: USC vs. Colorado

| No Comments
With the Dodgers season over, the great Jon SooHoo is back in the Coliseum photographing the Trojans.  Here are his photos from Homecoming:

McGillen Galleries: USC vs. Colorado

| No Comments
John McGillen was camped out in the end zone to catch the touchdown carousel at the Coliseum as the Trojans hung 56 on the scoreboard.

Here are the photos from pregame, first half and second half: