The Gauntlet trophy is silly. However, it is somewhat of an interesting marker given how much Chianti Dan and his Morgan Center cronies play up non-revenue sports to sweep over the worst decade in the history of UCLA's major revenue programs. That is why this news is a little noteworthy. Trojans won the Gauntlet trophy for the fifth straight year:
LOS ANGELES -- With victories over UCLA this past weekend in women's rowing, women's track and men's tennis and higher finishes over the Bruins at the Pac-12 men's and women's golf championships, USC has secured enough points to clinch the 2011-12 version of the Crosstown Gauntlet.
It is an unprecedented fifth consecutive win for USC in the head-to-head all-sports competition with crosstown rival UCLA.
USC now has 62.5 points in the year-long competition to UCLA's 45, with only the outcome of 3 regular season baseball games May 25-27 to be decided for the 2.5 points still outstanding in the 2011-12 competition (UCLA already beat USC once in baseball earlier this season).
As we have said over and over again - Dan Guerrero is simply the worst Athletic Director in the history of UCLA sports. And yet Chancellor Gene Block continues to keep him around as one of the most overpaid ADs in the entire West Coast.
Then again we doubt neither Block nor Guerrero is losing sleep over any of this. None of those two have a sense of Bruin pride flowing through their veins. If they actually cared, they wouldn't have had UCLA athletic program mired in irrelevance in the City of Los Angeles.