USC Friday Notes Column Supplement
Welcome to the Friday USC Notes Column Supplement.
With the song girls in the news, let’s start with this ad for song girl tryouts in 2008, which was an extremely contentious time for auditions because of claims of favoritism and bias. And it happened to be on the 40th anniversary.
On a lighter note, do you remember in 1991 when Traveler bumped a Stanford Dollie cheerleader during the USC-Stanford game at the Coliseum?
Traveler was running down the then-existing track and his shoulder hit Debbie Bain, who was performing a dance move, knocking her to the ground in the third quarter. Bain was not injured and rejoined the Dollies in the fourth quarter.
A member of the Trojan Knights responsible for clearing the track said there were at least three other incidents that night where Traveler almost hit someone.
"I would like to see (Traveler) slowed down a bit," said Scott Seidenverg, who was a Trojan Knight.
The best quote came from Richard Saukko, who owned Traveler and dressed as Tommy Trojan for decades.
"The girl was told to be off the track and she insisted on still kicking," Saukko said.