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Richard 'Dick' Perry dies at 85; former USC athletic director
Richard 'Dick' Perry dies at 85; former USC athletic director

Richard "Dick" Perry, who was USC's athletic director for nine years from 1975 to 1984, died Sunday in Riverside of a stroke and heart attack, the university announced Monday afternoon. He was 85. The Trojans won 20 national team championships during Perry's tenure, including eight men's titles that included football, baseball and swimming. USC won the national football championship in 1978 under Coach John Robinson. USC women's teams won 12 championships in basketball, tennis and volleyball while Perry was athletic director. But Perry resigned in 1984 amid reports that a special athletic advisory council at USC had recommended that he be removed, mainly...

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