Joey Kaufman, former Daily Trojan editor, So Cal Sports Hub founder and writer extraordinaire, wrote for the USA Today this morning that USC is referring to it’s November 17th game against UCLA at the Rose Bowl as a home game, with a picture included (seen here on the right).
While Bruins Nation is taking this as a slight against UCLA (shocking), let’s be clear here, if it’s at the bookstore, it’s being marketed towards students. These are the same students that travel to the Rose Bowl and sit as a student section, next to the band, as they would at the Coliseum. Again, it’s an intact student section, just playing up the 110 Freeway a ways, rather than at the Coliseum.
So it’s not a slight at UCLA, and that’s especially clear when you see that there is visable “@” in front of UCLA. It’s merely a home schedule for students and the USC traveling party, as a game at the Rose Bowl is essentially a home game due to the number of USC students and fans that make the 25 minute drive to Pasadena. UCLA students go to the Coliseum in droves, and it’s the same thing, with a traveling student section, where students can purchase the tickets through the UCLA ticket office. Plus, according to commenters at Bruins Nation, UCLA has had the inverse listed in the past. But alas, UCLA is up in arms.
Hearing the ‘other’ school is calling the Rose Bowl their “home.” Yes, they have had the upper hand recently, but it doesn’t mean anything..
— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) April 30, 2012
Well, UCLA’s Joe Fauria has spoken, but what about you? Leave your comments below as how you feel about it. Love it? Hate it? Pretty ‘meh’? Let us know.