Wake up. On second thought, it’s Saturday, hit the snooze button.

Okay, wake up. It’s game day. Roll out of bed, knock on your friend-down-the-hall’s door. Get him up. Cruise to EVK. You should probably eat well, it’s going to be a long day. You get the chef’s to cook some vegetables into an omelette for you. Mmm, unlimited guava juice. Sit on the back porch, get some sun.

Who are we playing? The Ducks. The other titan of the Pac-12. Believe in your Trojans to clinch this. Go back to your room. Shower, freshen up, and meet up with your friends from the 3rd floor. Time to grab a spot to tailgate. Where should we get? It’s going to be hot today, let’s grab a spot under a tree in Alumni Park in front of Doheny. Perfect.

There’s nothing like an SC game day – one of the finest franchises in the NCAA. Tradition. Excellence. Loyalty. The Trojan Family shows up – a sea of cardinal and gold.


The game starts in an hour – you need to get to the Coliseum and grab a good seat in the student section. Mobilize your tailgate, get rowdy, and head south through the Rose Garden. Run into half the school on your way through the tessellated lines heading into the Coliseum.

Gate 26. Funnel through the tunnel. Jump. Scream. We are SC. And then, your vision opens to the aptly-named Coliseum, and its 60,000 faithful. Fight on, for ol’ SC.



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