USC athletics clinched the 2015-16 BMW Crosstown Cup over UCLA, taking back the rivalry trophy after the Bruins claimed it in 2014-15.
The BMW Crosstown Cup belongs to USC once more.
The Trojans clinched the winning place for the 2015-16 over their crosstown rival UCLA Bruins by besting the Bruins ins women’s rowing, men’s golf and women’s track this weekend. Those victories gave USC a commanding 115 points in the competition, compared to UCLA’s 70.
“Congratulations to all of our student-athletes and coaches for their efforts and performances in helping USC claim its 10th SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup,” USC athletic director Pat Haden said. “The USC-UCLA rivalry is the best in college athletics, with two universities of such noted academic and athletic excellence sharing the same city. This Crosstown Cup competition means so much to both schools and to our fans. On behalf of Trojans everywhere, I am proud to say that USC is once again the Crosstown Cup champion.”
There are still match ups between the Trojans and Bruins in men’s and women’s tennis, women’s beach volleyball and women’s water polo but those results are moot, as UCLA cannot gain enough points to overcome USC’s lead.
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The men and women of Troy restored their name to the trophy after losing it last year. USC won the cup five years in a row from 2007 until 2012 but UCLA claimed it in 2012-13 and again 2014-15. All told, USC has won the competition ten times in its 15 years of existence.
The Trojans’ big victories in the major sports football and basketball certainly helped spur USC to the top. USC football topped the Bruins 40-21 at the Coliseum in November while USC basketball swept the Bruins on the hardwood with three dominant wins in three meetings for the first time since 1938.
Of course, the revenue sports are only a fraction of the total for the crosstown cup.
Wins in women’s soccer, women’s swimming, women’s golf, women’s water polo, men’s golf, women’s rowing, women’s track and women’s beach volleyball were pivotal to securing the cup.