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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 22, 2012
The stadiums of the Pac-12—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition and scenery, sound and feasts to keep fans making their sweet pilgrimages, time and again
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August 22, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the Pac-12—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition and scenery, sound and feasts to keep fans making their sweet pilgrimages, time and again

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USC TROJANS

LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM

CAPACITY 93,607

FIRST GAME Oct. 6, 1923 USC 23, Pomona 7

FIRST-GAME ATTENDANCE 12,863

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 1995

SIGNATURE FEATURE Tommy Trojan

PATRON SAINT Coach John McKay (127-40-8)

INDELIBLE MOMENT On Nov. 30, 1974, before a crowd of 83,552, undefeated USC played host to traditional rival and defending national champion Notre Dame. The Irish bolted to a 24--0 lead. But Trojans running back Anthony Davis scored with 10 seconds left in the first half to set off a 55-point barrage that was achieved in only 17 minutes of play. AD scored three times, including on an electrifying 102-yard return of the second-half kickoff. USC won 55--24 and would go on to be named national champion.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE Film star John Wayne (then named Marion Morrison) played tackle on Howard Jones's 1928 squad but broke his collarbone while bodysurfing and lost his football scholarship. ... The 1994 January earthquake that struck Southern California nearly crippled the Coliseum, requiring $93 million in repairs.

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