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USC-UCLA game: Security tightened after last year's violence

November 26, 2011 |  3:16 pm

After several violent incidents at the 2010 USC-UCLA football game, officials are planning beefed-up security at this year's matchup.

Last year, several fights broke out during and after the game. In the most serious, two men were taken to the hospital with stab wounds during a fight that involved 50 to 75 people. Two police officers were also hurt.

USC officials told KTLA News that security would be up 25% Saturday. State and local police and FBI and Homeland Security officials will be on hand at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to keep fans in check, according to the station.

"I just hope everyone's pumped for the game.... Of course, nothing violent," USC sophomore Courtney Rava told the station. "Just some healthy rivalry."


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