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USC-UCLA 2009 is decided -- now it’s UCLA vs. USC vs. ‘Glee’

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The Bruins and Trojans met Saturday night and, after a bit of a crowd kerfuffle on the field, the crosstown rivalry was settled for yet another year.
But this is Hollywood, and there’s one last score to settle: UCLA versus USC versus the coaches, football players and cheerleaders of the Fox series ‘Glee.’

[For the record: A previous version of this post said the teams met Friday night. Why did it say that? Because the Ministry clearly needed some sleep. The 2009 incarnation of the UCLA-USC game, which the Ministry did indeed watch, was played Saturday, Nov. 28, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.] First, the players:

Vote for your faves -- and remember, there are more pics and polls (of coaches and cheerleaders) after the jump.

The coaches:

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Player photos, clockwise from top left: Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson (credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times), Mark Salling as Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman (credit: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images), UCLA’s Kevin Prince (credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times), USC’s Matt Barkley (credit: Kirby Lee / Image of Sport/US Presswire).

Coach photos, clockwise from top left: Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka (Fox via Facebook), Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (credit: Patrick Ecclesine / Fox), UCLA’s Rick Neuheisel (credit: Kirby Lee / Image of Sport/US Presswire), Pete Carroll (credit: Don Ryan / Associated Press).

Cheer-squad photos, top to bottom: The Cheerios of ‘Glee’ (credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times), UCLA Spirit Squad (credit: Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire), USC Song Girls (credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images).

Related ‘Glee’ and sports dispatches approved by the Ministry of Gossip:

[ADDED LINK] Critic’s notebook: Jane Lynch is having a breakthrough year

Sunday’s poll: What do you think of Pete Carroll’s decision to go for a late TD in the win over UCLA?

‘Glee’: A hairlicious distraction before ThanksgivingCan you handle it? Beyonce and Lady Gaga’s ‘Video Phone'(Honest, there’s a ‘Glee’ angle!)

Overpaid actor Will Ferrell is also a nice guy: Ask Pete Carroll

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