USC and UCLA’s football teams go head to head Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
About 90-thousand fans are expected to attend the Pac-12 South Division title game. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:05p.m.
USC athletic director Pat Haden, along with UCLA director Dan Guerrero, urge fans to exercise sportsmanship at the game.
“We want this really to be about the fun family experience," said Haden. "And college athletics are generational; you know kids go with their parents, who go with their grandparents, and some of them with their great-grandparents. And so we want everybody to have some fun, root for your home team, but win or lose just enjoy that environment.”
It’s been two years since the two archrival teams played at the stadium. Last time they did, two people were stabled in a fight outside the stadium before the game.
Haden assured that that won’t happen again.
“The local police departments, the local security enforcements from both schools have been in meetings for weeks on this game—just like we did last year here at the Coliseum. There will be increased security and such.”
Folks going to the game are also encouraged to carpool or use public transportation.
The winner of Saturday’s game will represent the Pac-12 South in the conference title game on December 1st.