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Trojan Shrine – “Let him bear the palm, who deserves it.”


“Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy.” – Publius Vergilius Maro

Sculpted by Roger Noble Burnham in bronze, Trojan Shrine was unveiled during the University of Southern California’s 50th Jubilee in 1930.  The five traits of the ideal Trojan are inscribed on the base – Faithful, Scholarly, Skillful, Courageous, Ambitious.

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USC Trojans Rally on Capitol Grounds


USC Pep Rally on the steps of the Texas State Capitol building.

Bad news… Trojans lost.   Good news… saw lots of friends (Trojans and Longhorns) and had a pretty awesome time over the past couple of days. 

Record crowds at the Texas stadium says a lot about the rivalry. Hope USC and Texas make the game an annual tradition in the future!