USC Athletics | June 15, 2023
In the last four years, USC Athletics has achieved historic success on and off the field. Just this past season, women’s beach volleyball won its third straight national championship, and Caleb Williams brought the Heisman Trophy back to USC in December. Trojan student-athletes also earned a record-setting graduation success rate of 93% in 2022.
Last week, USC President Carol L. Folt unveiled a strategic vision for athletics facilities to the USC Board of Trustees as part of her athletics “moonshot.” The three primary objectives of the vision are to position USC Athletics for success with world-class facilities, promote gender equity in support of Title IX and maximize space use through innovative planning. Trojan student-athletes will soon have state-of-the-art facilities commensurate to their recent achievements and to USC’s upcoming integration into the Big Ten Conference, all within the existing footprint of the University Park Campus.
“Every day our exceptional, hard-working student-athletes come here to pursue their dreams. We want to provide the facilities and support for those dreams to come true,” Folt said. “These exciting new plans will benefit Trojan athletes across all 21 programs.”
USC builds a game-changing football performance center
Folt announced that USC football will receive a new performance center, which will include three levels dedicated to team operations as well as a rooftop hospitality deck and player lounge. USC Athletics is also adding a second full-length practice field, which players will access directly from the performance center.
Head football coach Lincoln Riley said this improvement will be “an absolute game-changer for our program. It will be the perfect home for our team and give our players every opportunity to be successful.”
The new complex will feature student-athlete-centric spaces, including a new locker room, multiple player lounges, a recovery hub, nutritional support, sports sciences services, a weight room, a training room and…