Feb. 8, 2002
The UCLA and USC men's volleyball teams will meet in the 25th Annual Kilgour Cup, Sat., Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion.
The top-ranked Bruins (10-1, 5-0) are in first place of the MPSF standings after defeating No.2 Pepperdine, 3-2, on Thursday night.
USC (4-8, 1-5) won the 2000 Kilgour Cup with a five-game victory over the Bruins in Pauley. That win snapped a 13-match losing streak to UCLA.
Saturday's match will be broadcast live on the internet with Lou Riggs, Mike Sondheimer and Paul Nihipali calling the action. Tune in to uclabruins.com.
Last month the Bruins defeated the Trojans, 3-1, at the UC Irvine Tournament to extend their winning streak over USC to three matches. In the last 10 years, the Bruins have won 16 of 17 matches against their archrivals. UCLA leads the series, 73-29.
Named in honor of UCLA Hall of Famer Kirk Kilgour, the Kilgour Cup was started in 1977, a year after the former All-American suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic. Since 1982, UCLA has hosted the event in his honor and has donated the proceeds to Kilgour. A perpetual trophy, featuring Kilgour in action, is annually engraved with the winning team's name.
UCLA has won the event 19 times in 24 years.
Kilgour will be unable to attend the 2002 Kilgour Cup. He has been hospitalized since Aug. 6, 2001 and, at present, he is in critical care at Swedish Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He would welcome cards and letters of support. Please send correspondence to the following address:
Kirk Kilgour C/o Belinda Begley 2594 South Harlan Ct. Lakewood, CO 80227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org