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Il Colosseo

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The Roman Colosseum was completed in 80 AD under the emperor Titus.  It is the stadium after which all other stadiums are modeled.

In the case of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, it is the stadium after which USC's stadium was named.

As the site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, the Coliseum  has built its own rich history, but an original rock from the Colosseum sits just to the right of the entrance on the peristyle end.

Before the Trojan Walk descends down the stairs onto the field, three players (David Ausberry, Scott Stephens and Joe Houston) touch the rock for luck.

Take a look...

Stephens touches up...
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The stone is 1,930+ years old...

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Ausberry's final touch.

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