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Mike Walden, former voice of USC and UCLA sports, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mike Walden, the voice of Southern California and UCLA sports for decades who also broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals games, has died. He was 89.

USC said Thursday that he died on Feb. 12 from complications of a stroke in suburban Tarzana.

Walden called USC football and basketball games from 1966-72, including five Rose Bowl appearances and two national football championships in 1967 and '72.

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Walden then moved across town and did play-by-play for UCLA from 1973-90.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons Gregory and David, daughters Nanette and Julie, and five grandchildren.