Tuesday, our own Brian Grummell told you of USC's intent to wear their home jerseys Saturday, when they play a road game against rival UCLA.
This was a long-standing tradition in the 1960s and 1970s, when both teams played their home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It went away after UCLA moved to Pasadena and started playing home games in the Rose Bowl.
Since the NCAA has really stupid rules sometimes, USC is wearing the home cardinal and gold jerseys knowing that it will cost them a timeout in the game.
At the end of Brian's story, he expressed hope that UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel would even the score, so to speak, by burning a timeout of his own. In a refreshing nod to an old tradition, Neuheisel says the Bruins will do just that.
In addition, the Pac 10 Conference is going to pursue a change in that stupid uniform rule.
The Pac-10 also announced that it intends to again request the Football Rules Committee at its next meeting to eliminate the portion that says one team must wear white and simply have the rule state that the teams must wear jerseys of contrasting colors.
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Wait. Contrasting colors? Does that mean we have to call in a fashion consultant before games for confirmation?
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