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UCLAвЂ“USC rivalry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. UCLA- USC football game at the Rose Bowl; the 2. The UCLAвЂ“USC rivalry refers to the Americancollegiate athletics rivalry between the UCLA Bruins sports teams of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and USC Trojans sports teams of the University of Southern California (USC). UCLA has the most NCAA Division I- sanctioned team championships at 1. USC has the third most NCAA Division I- sanctioned team championships at 1. Both universities are located in Los Angeles.
The rivalry between the two is among the more unusual in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports, because the campuses are only 1. Furthermore, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the home stadium of the Trojans football team, is located closer to the UCLA campus than UCLA is to the Rose Bowl, the home stadium of the Bruins football team. The close proximity of alumni and students and the likelihood of members of those groups encountering one another and interacting on a daily basis make this one of the most intense college rivalries in the United States.
BackgroundUSC is recognized as consistently being one of the top football programs in the nation, while UCLA is recognized as consistently being one of the top basketball programs in the nation. However, a somewhat rare confluence of events occurred in 1.
USC in their last of only two Final Four appearance in the 1. NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and ended with UCLA winning their only Football National Championship. Both schools also are successful in many "non- revenue" or "olympic" sports. Both have had success in track and field, water polo, tennis, volleyball, and golf. USC has won 2. 6 NCAA Championships in Men's Outdoor Track and Field, 2.
Men's Tennis, and 1. Baseball, the most of any school in each respective sport. Likewise, UCLA has won 1. NCAA Championships in Men's Volleyball, 1. Softball, and 7 in Women's Water Polo, also the most of any school in those sports. UCLA ranks first overall in NCAA championships with 1. They also rank second in men's NCAA team championships with 7.
Stanford) in women's NCAA team championships with 3. USC ranks higher than UCLA and first in the nation in men's NCAA team championships with 8. NCAA titles (behind UCLA and Stanford) . Both school also have several non- NCAA Championships, including AIAW and pre- NCAA championships. GauntletMain article: Lexus Gauntlet. The Lexus Gauntlet is the name given to a competition between UCLA and USC in the 1. UCLA won the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy, while USC won the trophy in 2. After the 2. 00. 9 season, Lexus stopped sponsoring the award, and the winner has been tracked less formally.
UCLA - USC Football Rivalry. After 85 games, the perennial football rivalry between Southern California's chief football schools gives USC 45 wins to 31 wins for UCLA. The LAist reported Monday on a group of UCLA faculty members concerned about the arrest of 14 protesters, including 13 UCLA students, on Nov. 18 for failing to. At UCLA, the week before the game is known as 'Beat 'SC Week' (officially dubbed 'Blue and Gold Week'). At USC, the week before the game is known as 'Troy Week' or.
Since the end of the Lexus sponsorship, USC has won in 2. UCLA won in 2. 01.
The Victory Bell, which is painted blue to signify that the trophy is under UCLA's possession. If the trophy comes under USC's possession, it's painted red.
Quite often, the winner of the football game has won or shared the Pac- 1. Conference (Pac- 1. A berth in the Rose Bowl game has been on the line many times as well for both schools. Since the 1. 91. 6 formation of the Pacific Coast Conference, which the Pac- 1. USC has won or shared 3. UCLA has won or shared 1. Washington is third in overall conference titles with 1.
Since the 1. 95. 9 season, when the Pac- 1. Athletic Association of Western Universities, through the 2. USC has won 1. 7 championships outright, shared eight and gone to the Rose Bowl or BCS bowl 2.
UCLA has won six championships outright, shared five and gone to the Rose Bowl eight times. The schools have shared the championship between them three times. In 2. UCLA became the first Pac- 1. South Division champion while USC held the best record; the Trojans were ineligible for postseason play that year due to NCAA sanctions. Both teams have spoiled conference and national championship runs for the other. USC was a somewhat established national football power under Howard Jones and had begun a major rivalry with Notre Dame when UCLA joined the Pacific Coast Conference in 1.
Los Angeles Times sportswriter Braven Dyer predicted on the day of the first football meeting on September 2. In years to come, this game will probably be one of the football spectacles of the West"  USC dominated the early games (so much so, that after the first two games, the series was suspended for five years and they did not play each other from 1. UCLA established itself. By the late 1. 93. Kenny Washington, Jackie Robinson, and Bob Waterfield enabled UCLA to be competitive.
With the hiring of Hall of Fame Coach Henry "Red" Sanders, UCLA became the more dominant program in the 1. National Championship in 1. A famous quote was attributed to Sanders regarding the rivalry, "Beating 'SC is not a matter of life or death, it's more important than that." [1.
But Sanders died suddenly of a heart attack, and shortly thereafter, one of the greatest colleges football coaches in NCAA history took over the struggling USC program. Upon the arrival of their new head coach John Mc.
Kay (1. 96. 0вЂ“1. USC entered a new golden age in their storied history. During Mc. Kay's tenure, the Trojans won 8 conference titles, 5 Rose Bowls, produced two Heisman Trophy winners (Mike Garrett and O. J. Simpson) and won three National Championships (1. Against UCLA, Mc. Kay was tough to beat posting a 1.
Bruins between 1. For most seasons from the mid- 1.
West Coast with USC usually holding the top spot. In the 1. 5 Rose Bowls played from 1. USC or UCLA played in 1. Even with the rise of Don James' Washington Huskies in the 1. UCLA or USC still went to the Rose Bowl seven times between 1. In the 1. 99. 0s, UCLA enjoyed an impressive 8- game winning streak against USC. The Bruin's unbeaten string ended in 1.
Trojans began their longest win streak, 7, against the Bruins, though 2 of those wins (2. USC streak to just 5.
This unprecedented dominance was the direct result of the hiring of Pete Carroll by USC in 2. During Carroll's tenure (2. USC was virtually unbeatable against its two most heated rivals, UCLA and Notre Dame. The only game that UCLA beat a Pete Carroll coached team was the 1. Rose Bowl that kept USC out of the BCS Championship game and allowed the Bruins to keep the record for consecutive wins (8) in the rivalry. Title of the gameA number of titles have been applied to the football game such as: "The Los Angeles City Championship," "The Crosstown Showdown," "The Battle of L. A.", or simply the "crosstown rivalry." But none really have gained traction.
Most often the game is referred to as the USC- UCLA (or UCLA- USC) football game by the media.[1. Fans of a particular team refer to it as the USC game or UCLA game, using the name of the opposing school. Activities before the game. Tommy Trojan" wrapped in duct tape during rivalry week. At UCLA, the week before the game is known as "Beat 'SC Week" (officially dubbed "Blue and Gold Week").
At USC, the week before the game is known as "Troy Week" or, more popularly, "Conquest". Both schools host a number of activities on their respective campuses during the week to promote school spirit.
Activities include parades, bonfires, rallies, and live entertainment. Also, both schools take steps to prevent vandalism of two major landmarks on campus: USC wraps its Trojan Shrine (better known as "Tommy Trojan") in bubble wrap and duct tape, while UCLA covers its Bruin Bear statue with tarp stating "THE BRUIN BEAR IS HIBERNATING. BEAT 'SC.", and more recently a $5. Groups of UCLA students known as 'Bruin Bear Security Force' also camp out in Bruin Plaza, ostensibly to protect the Bruin Bear in the event of a prank, while the USC Trojan Knights hold a weeklong vigil guarding Tommy Trojan with the sign "Don't Bruin your life". This has come as a response to students painting the statues in the rival schools' colors before the game. On November 1. 2, 2.
UCLA was defaced with a "S" painted between the letters U and C beside obscene graffiti in red spray paint. There are a number of inter- campus competitions between various groups before the game. ROTC "Blood Bowl" вЂ“ The football rivalry extends to the military training units at both schools. The Naval and Army Officers Training Corps midshipmen and cadets at both universities compete in the annual "Blood Bowl" flag football game against each other, usually held the Friday before the official game, as a parallel to the varsity match. The name stems from the often rough and passionate play by the midshipmen and cadets representing school pride. After a 2. 5вЂ“1. Dec, 3 2. 01. 0 by the Army Battalion, UCLA continues to lead the series all time versus USC 1.
As of November 1. USC NROTC battalion is in possession of the Bloodbowl football trophy following a 2. UCLA counterparts. Daily Bruin vs. Daily Trojan "Blood Bowl" вЂ“ Staff of the Daily Bruin and Daily Trojan have competed in a flag football contest that is also called the "Blood Bowl".
This tradition has existed since at least 1. The Band Bowl вЂ“ From the 1.
UCLA Marching Band and the USC Marching Band played in a flag football contest called the "Band Bowl". While parked on the USC campus for the 2. UCLA band's equipment truck was broken into with many instruments and gear being stolen.[1. The incident ended the Band Bowl between the two schools. UCLA vs. USC Football Manager's Bowl вЂ“ UCLA and USC football equipment managers compete in a flag football contest the week leading up to the actual football game.[1. The series was suspended in 2. In 2. 01. 1, the UCLA managers beat the USC managers in triple overtime.[1.
The UCLA managers have won the previous 4 match- ups. UCLA vs. USC Kickoff Golf Challenge вЂ“ UCLA teams compete against USC teams in a two- person best ball scramble. UCLA vs. USC Men's Ice Hockey вЂ“ UCLA and USC have teams that compete in ACHA Division II club- level Ice hockey. They begin their series for the Crosstown cup.