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USC Kicks Off Its Athletic Centennial Celebration With a Football Banquet

USC announced plans Monday for its yearlong athletic centennial celebration, stemming from the football program that began in 1888.

A banquet Aug. 27 in the Coliseum, honoring former Trojan football players, will precede such events as:

--A campus rally before USC plays host to Oklahoma Sept. 24 at the Coliseum.

--A 25-year reunion of USC’s five national championship teams from 1962-63--in football, baseball, tennis, track and swimming--the night before USC’s homecoming game against Oregon Oct. 8.

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--A 60-minute concert featuring the Beach Boys at the Coliseum following USC’s game against California Nov. 5.

--A Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce event honoring former USC athletes active in the Southern California business community on a date to be set early in 1989.

A logo has been developed for the athletic centennial and will be worn on the uniforms of USC’s athletic teams.

Bill Shumard, a former Dodger administrator, has been hired to serve as the executive director of USC’s athletic centennial.

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