With the battle for the Victory Bell just a few hours away, the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins are getting ready for their rivalry game at the Rose Bowl. But before the noon kickoff, players and fans alike were getting ready for the game.
In a rainy Pasadena, parking lots opened at 6 a.m. PT, with the Fan Zone at the Rose Bowl starting at 8 a.m. PT. The Bruin walk will take place at 9:30, while gates open at 10:30 a.m. PT.
ESPN College Gameday this morning was in Eugene, home of the other huge Pac-12 battle on Saturday, between Stanford and Oregon. Ducks fans had some fun with the USC deflated ball controversy against Oregon, at Lane Kiffin's (or Kiffen, if you prefer) expense, per the great 30FPS:
The folks at Bruins Nation are ready for the game:
Let's get it #itsoundslikeBOOM— Bruins Nation (@BruinNation) November 17, 2012
USC punter Kyle Negrete offered his thoughts as well:
Gameday against the powder blue. Enough said. Fight On!— Kyle Negrete (@kylenegrete) November 17, 2012
Kickoff is at noon, on Fox.