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USC-UCLA rivalry is beyond compare

This is the only rivalry between two major universities in the same city

Updated: November 26, 2011, 1:00 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The USC-UCLA rivalry didn't mean much to me 10 years ago. I was attending USC when the Trojans beat the Bruins 27-0 at the Coliseum. It was Pete Carroll's first season at the school, and the victory gave USC a 6-5 record and a trip to the Las Vegas Bowl. The loss dropped UCLA to 6-4 and the Bruins failed to make a bowl.

As I sat in the waiting room at my doctor's office two days later, passing the time by re-reading Sunday's sports section, an older gentleman sat next ...

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