USC Mascots

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    The various USC Spirit Groups symbolize USC’s proud tradition of school spirit and athletic excellence. The Mascots are energetic, athletic, and enthusiastic students who proudly represent the University of Southern California.

  • USC Mascots

    The various USC Spirit Groups symbolize USC’s proud tradition of school spirit and athletic excellence. The Mascots are energetic, athletic, and enthusiastic students who proudly represent the University of Southern California.

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One of the newest traditions at USC, the Mascots are an integral part of school spirit at all Trojan athletic events. The Mascots are responsible for leading stadium wide chants and increasing crowd participation at Trojan football, basketball, volleyball, water polo, soccer, and baseball games. The Spirit Leaders have been part of both a Rose Bowl victory and a trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in basketball. In addition to promoting USC Spirit at all Trojan athletic events, the Mascots have been featured on ESPN College Gameday and the Jeopardy! College Championships.

The Mascots have also provided Trojan spirit at the Rose Parade, Disneyland, Dave and Busters, Universal Studios, all On-Campus Rallies, and Swim with Mike. In fact, at the Swim with Mike event, the Spirit Leaders swam nearly 2,000 laps to raise money for physically challenged athletes. Mascots are also sent to every away football game in order to maintain a Trojan atmosphere while playing in hostile environments. The Mascots have quickly established themselves as a mainstay in the Trojan Family. In the upcoming season, the Mascots hope to continue to develop new traditions while honoring the proud, long-standing traditions of the University. The Mascots hope to continue working with the Trojan Marching Band and the Song Girls to create a winning atmosphere for all Trojan athletes.

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The current Trojan mascot is Traveler VII. Even though the breed of horse may have changed over the years — Travelers I through VI ranged from an Arabian/Tennessee Walker to a pure-bred Tennessee Walker to a pure-bred Arabian to an Andalusian — Traveler’s color has always remained pure white. In the fall of 2004, USC alumnus Bill Tilley (’61) and his wife, Nadine, donated $2 million to provide a permanent endowment to support Traveler. Bill is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Jacmar Companies, a multifaceted international restaurant and food service enterprise and majority owner of the highly successful B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewery. Nadine is an avid breeder of champion Andalusian horses. She and Bill hope that a future Traveler will be bred at Tilley’s Andalusians. , her Hemet ranch that is now known as “The Home of Traveler.”

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