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USC to Host Buffaloes at Coliseum

No. 11 USC, after playing 4 of its last 5 games on road, returns home to the sold-out Coliseum, where it now will play 4 of its final 6 regular season contests, starting with Colorado this Saturday.

USC and CU have played only 6 times in history (Troy has never lost to the Buffaloes). Colorado is making its first visit to the Coliseum since 2000. USC is going for its 300th October victory.

The Trojans set the school scoring streak record last Saturday while winning at Washington. Head coach Lane Kiffin's Trojans feature such outstanding offensive players as QB Matt Barkley (3 TDs away from the Pac-12 career touchdown pass record), All-American WRs Robert Woods (4 catches shy of the USC career receptions mark) and fellow Biletnikoff Award candidate Marqise Lee (he is in the national Top 11 in receptions, receiving yards and all-purpose running), 1,000-yard TBs Curtis McNeal and Penn State transfer Silas Redd (he has 10 career 100-yard outings) and Rimington Award nominee C Khaled Holmes.

The game will be aired live nationally on the new Pac-12 Networks. It's Trojan Family Weekend. USC's 1972 national champ football team will be saluted during the game on their 40th anniversary.

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New Code of Fan Conduct Announced

LOS ANGELES (August 27, 2012) –- In an effort to create a more secure and enjoyable game-day experience for fans at local sports events, the Los Angeles Sports Council, in cooperation with sports venues, area teams, and law enforcement agencies, today announced the creation of the Southern California Fan Code of Conduct that has been approved by the Council’s recently created Task Force on Fan Behavior.

The Task Force, which includes representatives of all local sports venues with a capacity of 10,000 or more, developed 10 easy-to-understand guidelines intended to foster a comfortable and safe atmosphere for spectators. Although most venues and teams already have their own codes of conduct, this is the first time a common code, which can subject violators to ejection or arrest, will apply to multiple sports facilities in the region.

The idea for a universal code of conduct resulted from a Fan Behavior Summit hosted by the Sports Council in June 2011 that attracted nearly 100 executives from the area’s sports facilities, universities, professional teams, and local law enforcement agencies.

“More than 20 million spectators buy tickets to area sporting events each year and it is important that they continue to feel safe when they attend these events. This is an initiative to get the message out to people that certain behavior is prohibited regardless of which local venue you go to,” said L.A. Sports Council Chairman Scott London.

Attending today’s press conference were representatives from the L.A. Sports Council’s Task Force on Fan Behavior, plus senior management from the area’s sports venues and universities, as well as elected officials and high-ranking law enforcement personnel.

“This will not replace any existing codes of conduct but is intended as a streamlined, fan-friendly version whose rules will apply to all professional and collegiate sporting events at our larger venues,” said Sports Council President David Simon. “Breaking any of these common sense rules may subject violators to ejection or arrest.”

Each venue will be responsible for disseminating the code of conduct to its fans. The Task Force plans to produce a video utilizing local celebrities in support of this effort.

The public relations firm of Burson Marsteller provided assistance to the Task Force in the creation of the Southern California Fan Code of Conduct.

The Task Force will continue to meet regularly to share information, evaluate the code's effectiveness and examine ways to enhance the fan experience at Southern California sports events.


Southern California Fan Code of Conduct

The [Name of Team and/or Name of Facility and/or Los Angeles Sports Council] supports the area’s outstanding collegiate and professional sports teams. In order to ensure a safe and celebratory environment, we ask that fans refrain from the following behavior at all events:

• Profanity or other offensive language, whether spoken or appearing on apparel
• Smoking, other than in designated areas
• Intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption
• Bringing prohibited items into the venue
• Throwing of items or liquids
• Entering the playing field or court at any time
• Fighting or other threatening behavior
• Failure to retain ticket and/or present it to event staff if requested to do so
• Resale of tickets at the venue
• Violation of state or local laws

Failure to comply may subject you to ejection or arrest.

Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to team/venue personnel. We welcome your help in our efforts to provide an enjoyable experience for all guests.





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