Your UCLA/USC moment…

Hey all,

How about posting your favorite personal UCLA/USC memory over the years.
Was it McNeal’s interception that cost the Trojans a bid in the national championship game?
Was it the fake kneel-down in 1986?
Was it the eight-game winning streak from ’91-’98?

How bout it guys…give me your best stories.

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Quotables: Terrence Austin

On the 13-9 win over USC in 2006:
“We were pretty much down in the slums that year, too, the same way we are now. We were underdogs, and I took from that game that everything is possible. We have things we can work with. ‘We can with this game.’ I think if we put everything all in now, we can do it. I want to tell all the guys about what I did that week.”

On what it will take for a win:
“We definitely have to be on point on all sides of the ball. USC has athletes all over the place. You can’t go in and think they’re going to roll over. It’s going to take a tremendous amount of concentration and we’re going to have to go out there and attack. We have to be almost perfect.”

On winning three straight games in three different ways:
“We have to look at these last three games and those first three games and try to gather all of that and put into one. At times we were executing, at times we weren’t. At times we were slacking, at times we weren’t. We have to pay attention to come together as a team to limit the mistakes that we make.”

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It is time.

Ladies, gentlemen, the UCLA-USC matchup starts in approximately 28.5 hours.
Over the next six hours, I’ll provide some quotes, stats, facts and polls all about the big game.
Buckle your seatbelt…it’s going to be a bumpy ride.


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From Steven Rosenberg, Podcast Guru

Hey everybody, this is Steven Rosenberg from the L.A. Daily News. I’m working on the “back end” of the Inside UCLA Podcast with Jon and Ben, and right now I’m waiting on word that the podcast will be OFFICIALLY available through iTunes.

Right now you can access the Feedburner feed through iTunes, but I recommend that you all wait until we have “actual” iTunes availability because iTunes won’t rank the podcast until it is actually in the Podcast section of the iTunes Store.

Just as an FYI, you can use the iTunes software to access any podcast that has an RSS feed (and we do have that at, which you can use for the dozens/hundreds of other podcast-catching/listening applications out there).

But for those who do use iTunes on their Mac or Windows computers, we will have that official presence in iTunes very, very soon (I hope today, but it is a holiday weekend, so I’m not exactly holding my breath). And once we get the word from iTunes, I will add that link to the post announcing the first podcast as well as to the left-hand column of the podcast’s blog (

That entry — and all subsequent entries announcing the latest podcast — will always appear in the main UCLA blog ( as well. All I’m really trying to say is that you can use iTunes with the Feedburner feed, but it’s better all around to use it with the soon-to-be-available iTunes feed.

I’ll have a link that you can click that will automatically open up the podcast in iTunes, at which point you can subscribe to it.

Thank you everybody for your patience. If you have any technical problems with the podcast blog, feeds or audio files, please contact me at

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How bad was it?

Here’s Ben Howland on the 27-point loss to Portland….
“We really have some soul searching to do before we step on the floor in 22 hours,” Howland said. “We haven’t had a game like that since my first year here, and it feels horrible. It starts right here. We’re obviously a long way from being a good team and the team we want to be.”

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UCLA stomped, 74-47

Wow. UCLA just lost to Portland 74-47 in the first round of the 76 Classic. Its ugly loss earned it a date with No. 12 Butler tomorrow at approximately 9 p.m. in the second round.
Your thoughts? Midway through the second half, UCLA fans turned their attention to Saturday’s football game and chanted “Beat SC!”

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Really? This is U-G-L-Y

UCLA is down 61-31 to Portland with 11:19 left…..Bruins fans have a long season ahead. Imagine how bad it could get tomorrow when UCLA is expected to play 10th-ranked Butler (barring a ridiculous comeback, of course).

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