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Several USC fans hurt, hospitalized after storming field

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The celebration of a huge upset win ended a bit prematurely for a handful of USC fans, multiple media outlets have reported.

While the numbers vary based on the media outlet reporting it, NBCLosAngeles.com wrote that “[a]t least 10 people were hurt at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum football field Saturday when fans rushed the field after USC won a game against Stanford.”  CNN reported that a total of 10 people were hospitalized following the upset and subsequent storming of the field, although that news site breaks it down as, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department official, five patients being transported to local hospitals during the game and five after the game.

According to the Associated Press, at least three fans were taken to local hospitals.

The NBC station reported that one individual suffered a broken ankle in the celebration, while another suffered an unspecified injury/injuries in a fall from the stands. “One fan had an injured leg, while another a blood pressure concern and a third had a medical issue related to diabetes,” the AP wrote.

None of the injuries, regardless of the actual number, were considered life-threatening.

Thousands upon thousands of fans flooded the field after a field goal with 19 seconds left lifted the Trojans to the upset win over the Cardinal.

“They normally control it so people don’t get onto the field, but this time I think there was just so much excitement they let the people go,” USC fan Joe Sullivan told the LA television station.

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16 Responses to “Several USC fans hurt, hospitalized after storming field”
  1. frankgarrett says: Nov 17, 2013 10:13 AM

    LOL

  2. themagicfanguy says: Nov 17, 2013 10:51 AM

    USC, always good for a laugh.

  3. raysfan1 says: Nov 17, 2013 11:13 AM

    To the two trolls above: No idea how fans getting injured is funny.

    This is also why security guards/police (try to) prevent fans from storming the field. I’m glad none of the injuries were life-threatening.

  4. spacemaker101 says: Nov 17, 2013 11:40 AM

    They were the ones that stormed the field after they had a little to much to drink probably… not the two trolls above you haha chill out man

  5. bigbenh8tr says: Nov 17, 2013 11:42 AM

    Raysfan1

    I don’t think you understand what trolling means

    It’s not funny but I’ve been a part of numerous storming of fields and the only way to get hurt is being too intoxicated or if people are pushing girls.
    Hollywood kids apparently can’t handle their booze

  6. bigdinla says: Nov 17, 2013 11:54 AM

    Sad that USC fans charge the field. That is what small loser schools do when they manage an upset. How they have fallen.

  7. thraiderskin says: Nov 17, 2013 12:11 PM

    The only thing funny about this story is that USC beat the MIGHTY Stanford… They will probably leap Ohio State now, since the PAC 12 is so much stronger.

  8. raysfan1 says: Nov 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    Bigbenh8tr,

    Trolling = fishing by trailing bait from the back of a slow moving boat, something I’ve done many times. However, in this case it’s the slang term that derives from the original definition that applies, and I’ll quote from “Urban Dictionary:” “being a prick on the internet because you can.” I stand by my calling the first two commenters out for it.

    You are right in that people getting injured and hospitalized is not funny, which was my point.

    You are not right that only the intoxicated get hurt, or girls getting pushed.

  9. hanram17 says: Nov 17, 2013 12:40 PM

    Still not as hurt as Lane Kiffin’s Pride

  10. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 17, 2013 1:28 PM

    To bad for Kiffin that pretty much no one will think that Lane would have had the same results if he had stayed. O is making a case for a spot on the next staff or a HC job somewhere else. Even though he was not winning at Ole Miss, he has shown he has some ability in a tough spot. If taking over the HC job were easy then it would be successful more often, as John L Smith and Luke Fickell could tell you.

  11. scbaby2013 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:49 PM

    Sc haters are a plenty. Hope those injured get well soon and fight on!!!!

  12. scbaby2013 says: Nov 17, 2013 3:52 PM

    @raysfan1 well said. People getting injured is nothing to laugh about. Since they obviously aren’t sc fans maybe they should focus more on their own teams instead of making fun of people’s injuries smh

  13. spacemaker101 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:05 AM

    Bama is my team and we got it covered don’t worry

  14. Anoesis says: Nov 18, 2013 1:14 AM

    The under-cabinet coffeemaker is a bandwagon Tide fan. What a surprise. You’re making your team’s fanbase look bad by defending idiots joking about people being injured.

  15. dhardy8207 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:18 AM

    “while another a blood pressure concern and a third had a medical issue related to diabetes,” the AP wrote”

    ————————————————–

    When I saw this I initially thought “Damn some Stanford fan forgot their blood pressure meds before the game, but with the later part of the statement about “diabetes” on second thought maybe too much spirits….

    Fight on!

  16. dmvtransplant says: Nov 18, 2013 11:00 AM

    I remember last year the Utah vs BYU game were the fans didn’t realize the game wasn’t over before they stormed the field. And security couldn’t get the fans back in their seats so the final sideline was the team, the coaches and anyone from the Utes fanbase that bought a ticket in the final 15 seconds, but no one got hurt.

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