On November 23, 2002, Cal and Stanford will
square off in the 105th annual Big Game at Memorial Stadium,
an event that has been a Bay Area tradition. Our two universities
share a strong football and academic heritage, as well as a
spirited and storied rivalry.
It is important that the traditional goal of
the Big Game be reinforced this year: a spirited competition
on the field and an enjoyable experience for those in the stands.
Unfortunately, in past years, the spirit of the Big Game has
been dampened by the irresponsible behavior of some that resulted
in fracas and property damage.
We again ask this year that you refrain from
engaging in "pranks" and other activities that may
draw law enforcement and security personnel and resources away
from responding to more pressing matters.
We feel that those attending the Big Game should
not have to fear for their safety; therefore, we must emphasize
that fans who engage in incidents of field trespass, physical
assault and/or property damage will be ejected from the stadium.
Students found responsible for these types of activities will
face disciplinary action at their respective institutions; such
action may include suspension or dismissal.
Please respect more than a century of Big Game
tradition and celebrate your school spirit, pride and sportsmanship
in a safe, positive and friendly manner. Enjoy the game!