For more than 120 years, the University of Southern California Trojans have maintained a tradition of football excellence that has placed the team among the perennial elite in the collegiate ranks. Eleven national championships, 38 conference titles, 150 All-Americans, and seven Heisman Trophy winners all stand as testaments to the greatness of the Cardinal and Gold. This definitive reference chronicles the history of USC football from its first-ever game on November 14, 1888--a 16-0 victory over the Alliance Athletic Club--through 2012. Synopses of each season include game-by-game summaries, final records, ultimate poll rankings, and team leaders in major statistical categories. Biographies of head coaches and all-time USC greats, a roster of every player to don a Trojan uniform, a look at USC football traditions, and a catalog of honors received by both players and coaches through the years complete this essential encyclopedia for the Trojan faithful.For his first six years in Los Angeles, Hellman worked in a cousina#39;s dry goods store before opening one of his own in 1865. ... from one ofthe engines that powered the Southern Pacific would eventually become the Victory Bell and be presented to the winner of the annual USC-UCLA football game. John G. Downey rounded out the trio that helped bring the University of Southern California into existence.
|Title||:||The USC Trojans Football Encyclopedia|
|Author||:||Richard J. Shmelter|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-04-23|