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Getting there is half the fun for UCLA football
Getting there is half the fun for UCLA football

A loud thump — followed by an even louder curse — echoes from somewhere inside a cavernous semi trailer parked near the UCLA practice field. It is Monday morning, five days before the football season opener in Virginia, and the student managers have already begun packing for the trip. Boxes of cleats and crates of drinking water must be loaded, along with medical supplies and dozens of shoulder pads stacked on rolling carts. Brendan Burger, the equipment manager, feels pregame jitters. "What if the truck catches fire?" he asks. In college football, traveling to a road game can seem like moving a small army. With 150 or so players, coaches and staff to fit on the...

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