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Trojan horse tells all

USC's latest edition of Traveler spills the goods about the mascot's history

Updated: June 4, 2012, 2:15 PM ET
By Greg Katz | WeAreSC.com
LOS ANGELES -- It's not often one gets an audience with a Trojans legend. Recently we had the rare opportunity to have a conversation with Traveler Vll, the Trojans' famous equine mascot and one of college football's truly great icons.

Greg Katz: Thanks for taking time out of what must be the offseason for you. So what does Traveler do when he's not prancing around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum?

[+] EnlargeCharlton Heston, Ben Hur
MGM Studios/MGM Studios/Getty ImagesThe first Tommy Trojan dressed a lot like Charlton Heston did in the movie "Ben Hur".
Traveler: Oh, I still make the usual personal appearances, do some grazing, hang with the fellas watching The Triple Crown or we play a game of steeplechase. You know, just generally horsing around.

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