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Monday, December 03, 2012 6:13 PM


Q:  With the University of Louisville leaving the Big East Conference in favor of Atlantic Coach Conference athletics for the 2013-14 seasons, the University of Cincinnati appears stuck in a Big East lineup that resembles its old Conference USA affiliation. Name the original C-USA member schools.

A: Conference USA, created by the 1995 merger of the Metro and Great Midwest Conferences, opened play as an 11-team league with original members Cincinnati, Depaul, Louisville, Marquette, St. Louis, South Florida, UNC-Charlotte, Alabama-Birmingham, Southern Mississippi, Tulane and Memphis. Houston joined in 1996.

Today in …

1926 – Notre Dame and the University of Southern California meet on the football field for the first time and the Irish prevail 13-12 before a crowd of 76,500 at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Notre Dame comes west with a record of 8-1, having lost only to Carnegie Tech 19-0 a week earlier. The Irish won their first eight games while surrendering a grand total of seven points. USC is also 8-1, losing only 13-12 to Stanford Oct. 30. Irish lead 12-7 in the fourth quarter, then widen it with two minutes left on a 23-yard pass from Art Parisien to Butch Niemiec. Parisien, who weighs just 148 pounds, enters the game as a sub in the final period. He has been out of action for five weeks due to bruised ribs. Southern Cal and Notre Dame will play every year following this initial contest, with the exception of 1943-45, when World War II travel restrictions prevent their meeting.


Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake, born 1970. Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, born  1984.