UCLA-USC Game Highlights Longstanding Traditions

It almost doesn't matter who wins the game.

Never mind the final score at the UCLA-USC game, the question of how the USC drum major would handle a new UCLA edict was settled today.

The Bruins field was not stabbed by the Trojan sword, several fans reported.

The longstanding Trojan tradition bit the dust this week when UCLA said any pre-game turf stabbing would result in revocation of marching privileges at halftime for the USC band.

Several live bloggers at today's game kept eyes peeled for any illicit turf piercing, and said they saw none.

In the parking lots surrounding the Rose Bowl, extra security was on hand, and Pasadena police said no incidents were reported. In 2010, two people were stabbed during Rose Bowl-adjacent tailgating parties.

At halftime, in pouring rain, the score was UCLA 24, USC 14, stabbings and arrests zero.


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