Dream Sweepstakes

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Western Exterminator is offering a must-win sweepstakes for USC fans ahead of the season opening showdown against Alabama in Texas. Two lucky Trojans will fly on the team plane, stay at the team hotel, dine at Cowboys Stadium and attend the game of the year.

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Road trips do not get any better. The deadline to enter is August 18.

#FightOnForever: Tony Terry

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The Trojan family mourns the loss of Tony Terry, a defensive tackle and middle guard who was a key part of USC's famed "Wild Bunch" in 1969. Terry passed away on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. at the age of 69.

Terry, a three-year letterman from 1967-69, appeared in three Rose Bowls and won a national championship with USC his freshman year. 

Terry starred along with ends Jimmy Gunn and Charles Weaver, tackles Al Cowlings and Tody Smith and middle guard Willard "Bubba" Scott on USC's defensive line in 1969, nicknamed the Wild Bunch after a Sam Peckinpah Western movie released that year. The Wild Bunch helped USC post a 10-0-1 record in 1969, including a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

Terry was drafted in the sixth round of the 1970 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and also played for the Los Angeles Rams and the World Football League's Portland Storm.

A funeral mass will be held for Terry on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 1111 No. Michael Way, Las Vegas 89108. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary at 6 p.m., at Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, 7400 Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas 89129.


Make it Three for the Iron Lady

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Former USC Honda Award winner Katinka Hosszu continued her dominance at Rio 2016 on Tuesday night, taking home the gold in the 200m IM. It's her third gold medal in three events, having also won the 400m IM and the 100m backstroke. 

The Hungarian-born swimmer set a new Olympic record in the 200m IM with a 2:06.58, besting runner-up Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (GBR) by 0.30. 

Hosszu and American swimmer Michael Phelps are the only athletes with three gold medals thus far at this year's games. Hosszu, Phelps and American swimmer Katie Ledecky are the only athletes with three overall medals. 

With her victory on Tuesday, The Iron Lady became the sixth Trojan to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. Should she prevail in the upcoming 200m back, she has a chance to join Olympic Hall of Famer John Naber as the only other Trojan to ever win four golds in a single Olympics. Hosszu's three individual golds ties Janet Evans in the USC record books. 

The 200m back prelims and semis will take place Thursday, and the final will air at 6 p.m. on Friday. She is also competing in the 4x200m free relay today.

Otis Booth Press Box

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As part of the project to renovate the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the stadium's press box will be named the Otis Booth Press Box in recognition of a $7.5 million gift from the Otis Booth Foundation.

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"The Booth Foundation has been a steadfast supporter to USC Athletics in recent years and its continued generosity speaks to the strength of its confidence in us," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. "We are grateful to the foundation, and its choice of naming the new press box to honor Franklin Otis Booth, Jr., is nothing less than a perfect match, given the family's strong ties to Los Angeles."

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"The Otis Booth Foundation is proud to once again support USC in the renovation of one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States," said Palmer Murray, Vice President of the Otis Booth Foundation. "The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has a special place in history and we felt this was a wonderful opportunity to honor Otis's legacy, as he so passionately supported the City of Los Angeles."

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Gussie the Great

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Fresh off a remarkable season for USC women's lacrosse, junior goalie Gussie Johns has been named to the 2017 U.S. Women's National Team. 

Johns, who hails from Washington, D.C., was one of just five goalies named to the 36-woman roster.

The 2016 MPSF first-teamer was 19-1 as a starter in 2016, and her 6.04 goals-against average led the nation.

While Johns is the first Trojan player ever named to the national team, she joins USC associate head coach Devon Wills and assistant coach Alyssa Leonard on the roster. The 36 players will compete for the final 18 spots on the squad for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup.


Pride of Poland

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Polish-born Anna Wierzbowska is one of 44 Trojans representing 21 countries at Rio 2016. While the former captain of USC's rowing team certainly has the support of the Trojan family, she's also got another type of family to lean on during the games -- Wierzbowska is competing with her sister, Maria, in women's pair rowing.

Anna Wierzbowska, a first time Olympian, lettered at USC from 2009-12. She helped USC's varsity eight finish third at the 2012 NCAA championships.

The Wierzbowska sisters came in third in their preliminary race and will compete in the women's pair rowing semifinals at 3:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday.

Watch Anna discuss her time at USC and her relationship with her sister:

Leave Your Mark

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No. 11 USC women's soccer is looking to improve upon its Sweet 16 run last season when the 2016 campaign kicks off on August 19. One thing is for sure, the Women of Troy will look like champions in their new kits.

Kelly's Funeral

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A funeral Mass for longtime USC broadcaster Tom Kelly will be held on Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles (555 W. Temple St.).  A reception will follow immediately afterward at the adjacent Center at Cathedral Plaza.

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Kelly, the broadcast voice of USC football and men's basketball for five decades, died on June 27 at age 88.

Photo Gallery: Fall Camp #5

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USC football took Fall Camp to the Coliseum on Monday. Practicing in full pads for the first time since camp started, the Trojans were high-energy and hard-hitting. Both those traits are on display in John McGillen's Day 5 photo gallery:

The Iron Lady Nets Another Gold

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USC legend Katinka Hosszu captured a second gold medal on Monday night, coming from behind to win the 100m backstroke.

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Hosszu, who also won gold in world-record-breaking fashion in the 400m IM on Sunday, was in sixth place at the halfway point of Monday's race, but rallied with a strong final sprint to finish in 58.45, edging American Kathleen Baker by 0.30.

Tonight, the Hungarian-born swimmer will compete in the 200m IM final, looking to make it three golds in three events.

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Thanks to Hosszu's two first-place finishes, USC now boasts 137 gold medals all-time -- more than any other American university can claim. Trojan alum Amanda Weir also brought home a silver in the 4x100m free relay, so USC's total medal count now stands at 291 -- also a record for American schools.