USC Trojans

The USC Trojans are the sports department of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The crews of the Trojans take part in the competitions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA). USC is part of the league of the Pacific -12 Conference. 375 USC athletes participated in the Olympic Games 1904-2004. They won 112 gold, 64 silver and 58 bronze medals. With the neighboring UCLA Bruins University of California, Los Angeles, there is a strong rivalry.

American Football

The American football team the Trojans was established in 1888 and bears their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ( capacity: 92 516 spectators ) from.

Since 1928, USC won claims to eleven national titles, while the sports historian grant only eight. 1931, 1932, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978 and 2004 titles in 1928, 1939 and 2003 are controversial. So it was after the season of 2003, a split Championship: LSU Tigers with a 13-1 record and Sugar Bowl victory were favored by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS ) and ESPN, while the USC Trojans 12-1 and Rose Bowl - winning Associated Press were seen in front.

Seven players of the USC won the Heisman Trophy so far, one of the NCAA awarded to the best college football player Award: Mike Garrett TB ( 1965), OJ Simpson TB ( 1968), Charles White TB ( 1979), Marcus Allen TB ( 1981), QB Carson Palmer (2002), QB Matt Leinart (2004) and Reggie Bush TB ( 2005).

No less than eleven players of the Trojans have been added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Hall of Fame of the American Football: Frank Gifford HB (1977 ), Ron Mix OT (1979 ), Red Badgro E ( 1981), OJ Simpson RB ( 1985), Willie Wood, DB (1989 ), Anthony Muñoz OT (1998), Ronnie Lott DB ( 2000), Lynn Swann WR (2001), Ron Yary OT (2001), Marcus Allen RB ( 2003) and Bruce Matthews OL (2007 ).


The baseball team, which played its first season in 1924, won twelve NCAA title of the College World Series. The symbol of success was the coach Rod Dedeaux, under whose leadership from 1942 to 1986 the team won no less than eleven titles. Best-known USC players are: Aaron Boone, Bret Boone, Don Buford, Jeff Cirillo, Ron Fairly, Geoff Jenkins, Randy Johnson, Jacque Jones, Steve Kemp, Dave Kingman, Fred Lynn, Mark McGwire, Mark Prior, Tom Seaver, Roy Smalley and Barry Zito. Total 89 USC Trojans played in Major League Baseball.


The basketball has a long tradition at USC. Already in 1907 the men were playing their first season and have won 14 league championships since then. The women won their first championship in 1983 and have since started to the best teams in the league. Overall, so far two national titles were won. Home ground of the USC Trojans is the Galen Center (capacity 10,258 spectators ).


The section of the Trojans Athletics was founded in 1900. The highest ( 12 NCAA titles ) won the athletes from 1909 to 1948 under the direction of coach Dean Cromwell. Overall, the USC athletes won 26 Olympic gold medals and achieved 61 world records.


  • NCAA champion ( men): ( 86x ) American Football (11x ), Baseball (12x ), athletics (26x ), swimming (9x ), tennis ( 16x), Gymnastics ( 1x), volleyball ( 6x), water polo (3x)
  • NCAA champion ( women): (20x ) Basketball ( 2x ), Golf ( 1x ), athletics ( 1x), Swimming ( 1x ), tennis ( 7x), volleyball ( 6x), water polo ( 2x)
  • Sports club from the United States
  • Pacific -12 Conference
  • Sports (Los Angeles )