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Friday, November 11, 2016---Double Header Victories!!

The Women of Troy Basketball Team and the USC Men's Basketball Team opened their seasons with a double header tonight.

Women of Troy
Our women, who played the University of Hawaii, were introduced on the big screen.
Courtney Jaco scores
Senior Courtney Jaco scored a three point basket on our first possession.
Women of Troy celebrate
Our Women of Troy celebrated their 76-44 victory over the Rainbows.
Men of Troy
In the second game of the double header, our men, who played Montana, were introduced in this big screen video.
Elijah Stewart scores
Junior Elijah Stewart (3/30/2015) scored a three-point basket on our first possession.

Our men beat Montana 75-61.

Double header victories!

FIGHT ON, Women of Troy!

FIGHT ON, Men's Basketball!

November 5, 2016---My Homecoming Friends

Trojan Candy arrived at the TGLA Homecoming booth at 11:00 am. My fellow TGLA members had already started selling our merchandise.

Judy Lieb, Kate Farlow, Patricia Dowling, Patti Poon and Jean Getchell
I took pictures of all of the TGLA volunteers. Judy Lieb, Kate Farlow, Patricia Dowling, Patti Poon and Jean Getchell.
TGLA booth
Here is our booth and merchandise.
Cheryl Schwartz, Jerry Ensom and Sandy Johnston
Three more TGLA volunteers brought more merchandise for us to sell. Cheryl Schwartz, Jerry Ensom and Sandy Johnston.
Judy and Ed Lieb
Volunteering at the cash box were Judy Lieb and her husband Ed.
Patricia Dowling, Sandy Johnston, and Ryan Lee
My last picture inside of the TGLA booth was of Patricia Dowling and Sandy Johnston with our scholarship recipient Ryan Lee who came to volunteer.

After I finished volunteering, my sister Patti, my husband Jim and I walked around near Tommy Trojan.

Phillip Ribeiro, Patti Poon and Jim Yee
We met Phillip Ribeiro who is from Northern California. He visited us at Heritage Hall whenever he came to USC.
Dudley and Patti Poon, Karen Gallagher, Jim and Candy Yee, Lai Tan and Genaro Carapia
Our next stop was the Homecoming Rossier Tailgate. Friend Rachel Beal took a picture of us with Dean Karen Gallagher. Dudley and Patti Poon, Dean Karen Gallagher, Jim and Candy Yee, Lai Tan and Genaro Carapia.
Lois Booth and Virginia Boyes
Trojan Candy took this picture of TGLA friend and educator Lois Booth. She introduced me to her friend Virginia Boyes.
Carol Fox and Colleen Crowley
Then I saw TGLA friend and educator Carol Fox with her friend Colleen Crowley.
Susie Cognetta and Candy Yee
Next, a very familiar face came to say hello at our table. She was a weekly visitor when we were volunteering at the Heritage Hall desk. Academic Counselor Susie Cognetta is working on her Ph.D in Educational Psychology at Rossier.
Susie Cognetta and Howard Croom
Susie introduced me to a fellow Ph.D student who also is an Academic Counselor in Heritage Hall. Howard Croom smiled for me.

After the tailgate, we walked through a very crowded campus to the Coliseum. Yes, there was a game to be played against the Oregon Ducks.

Steve Smith
USC Football star Steve Smith (2/2/2014) led the team out of the tunnel.
We won!
This big screen synopsis tells it all!

FIGHT ON, USC Football!

Friday, November 4, 2016---Welcome Home, Cheryl Miller

Trojan Candy looked forward to the Women of Troy Basketball Exhibition game versus Cal State L.A. The coach of the Golden Eagles is USC Women of Troy Basketball Alumna Cheryl Miller.

Cheryl Miller and Cynthia Cooper
Before the game started, USC Women of Troy Basketball Coach Cynthia Cooper gave her friend and colleague Cheryl Miller a nice USC gift bag. The two friends hugged one another on the court.
Cheryl Miller
The Galen Center big screen showed Cheryl when she was at USC.
Cheryl Miller
She and her teammates won two NCAA Championships in 1983 and 1984. Welcome Home, Cheryl and FIGHT ON!
Women of Troy
It was game time now. Our 2016-2017 Women of Troy Basketball Team was introduced in this video.
Basketball alumnae, friends, Lynn Swann, and Donna Heinel
At the beginning of halftime, Trojan Candy was able to take this picture of USC Women of Troy Basketball Alumnae and friends. USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann and Women of Troy Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel joined the ladies and their friends.
Cheryl Miller and teammates
Then at the very end of halftime, Trojan Candy ran down again to the court and just managed to take this picture of Cheryl Miller with her teammates.

To read more about Cheryl and her teammates, go to the 2/19/2012 and 2/17/2013 articles of

Women of Troy team and alumnaeOur Women of Troy won 85-39.

From the stands, because I couldn't get down to the court in time, Trojan Candy took this last picture of our current team with Women of Troy alumnae.

FIGHT ON, Women of Troy Basketball!

Friday, November 4, 2016---USC Football Rally

Trojan Candy was on campus all day. I attended a conference in the USC School of Gerontology and then a Heritage Hall reception. Now, I am at the Heritage Hall Homecoming Football Rally. We play Oregon tomorrow.

The Spirit of Troy was ready. The Song Girls were ready. The Spirit Leaders were ready and...Trojan Candy was ready with her camera.

Football team
The football team walked in to the pep rally in this video.
Adoree' Jackson and JuJu Smith-Schuster
Trojan Candy took this picture of Adoree' Jackson and JuJu Smith-Schuster (5/26/2015).
Torre Becton
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Torre Becton addressed the team first.
During "Tusk," some players were able to lift Chad Wheeler (3/23/2012) up for a short time.
Zach Banner
Now Zach Banner (10/11/2012) climbed the ladder.
Zach Banner
Watch Zach address the team.
As expected, Zach Banner led the Spirit of Troy in "Conquest" and the team exited.
Zach Banner
Trojan Candy ran out after Zach to wish him "Good Luck" tomorrow. He smiled for this picture and gave me a big hug.

FIGHT ON, USC Football!

Sam DarnoldAs my husband Jim and I walked to our car to drive over to the Galen Center for a Women of Troy Basketball exhibition game against Cal State L.A., Trojan Candy saw a familiar face. Quarterback Sam Darnold was walking out of the practice field gate. He smiled for this picture. All I can say is....Sam is big and solid! FIGHT ON, Sam!