Only A Game Published by Only A Game The Story Behind The Name: USC's Jim Sterkel Court Listen 6 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/682524/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Jim Sterkel played USC basketball for two seasons in the mid-1950's. He never broke any scoring records, and his team didn't win any titles. He didn't even graduate. So why did USC put his name on their basketball court?