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What a football coach can do

Last night I stayed up till 1 a.m. (here in the East). I'm in a bowl pool, and so I had an interest in the late game, plus I wanted to watch SNL with Jimmy Fallon, and after the volleyball...


Bruins in the small print

When the Dolphins lost to the Eagles Sunday, they must have set some kind of record. They played two quarterbacks, Matt Moore and JP Losman, who were UCLA recruits but finished their careers...


Women knock off top-seeded Texas

The women's volleyball team, in Mike Sealy's second year as coach, has made it to the Final Four. After dropping the first set, the Bruins came back to sweep the last three. Rachael Kidder once...

Patrick Cantlay gets more props

The NY Times runs a front-page piece in their Sports Section today with more great praise for the Bruin star, who is, by the way, wearing his Bruin blue cap in the photo. Not bad placement on a football Monday.

Tribute to John Vallely, Tyler Cordova

The fishwrap surprises with a great piece on John Vallely's fight with cancer and his sponsorship of Dribble for the Cure. Toward the bottom, it mentions Derrek (sic) Cordova and the fund raising record he set last year. Yes, because it's the fishwrap, they put Dad in the wheelchair instead of our favorite hero and kid, Tyler!


Bruin Ben Francisco homers to beat St. Louis

UCLA alum Ben Francisco hits a 3 run home run for the Philadelphia Phillies to beat St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in game 3 of National League Divisional Championship series. Phillies lead the series 2-1.

Another Bruin golfer in the NY Times

Ryan O'Toole, having a great LPGA Open in her rookie year, is the subject of a nice profile here. Another great alum.

Philly loves Cantlay, too

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles our Patrick, who says again he'll stay all four years. Given how much money he's giving up by staying, maybe he can be a role model for some of our Benballers.

New York Times raves about Gerrit Cole

On the front page of today's sports page is a feature about Bruin stopper Gerrit Cole. Despite the fact that he's a Yankee fan and was drafted by the Yankees, he has no regrets about his experiences on the Westwood campus, as athlete and student.


Gaddy out for season, Franklin transferring

ESPN has two intriguing posts tonight.  Suddenly the Bruin season looks a bit brighter.   The first is that Abdel-Gaddy, the Washington guard, is out for the season.  The Huskies are still...

Something to cheer about

The Bruin women's volleyball team knocked off #1 Stanford, and the women's soccer team beat Cal. A little uplift after the massacre at Strawberry Canyon.

From the UCLA sports website

Here's the game rundown, complete with stats.

Bruins at the World Cup

Captain Carlos played another steady game, and Benny Feilhaber helped contribute to the speed and energy of the US in the second half today as a sub. It looks as though Jonathan Bornstein isn't going to see a lot of action, but he's contributing in another way, with this blog on ESPN.


Texas is staying put

ESPN is now reporting that the five prospective Pac-whatever members have been convinced to stay, that Texas will receive the largest share of revenues and have the ability to set up its own...

Even the London Times . . .

This obit appeared in the London Times. Nothing we don't already know, but I found it pretty impressive.


[Updated w VIDEO] Eric Byrnes on ESPN First Take

I'm watching Eric Byrnes, UCLA all-time baseball player, on ESPN First Take, talking about his leaving the MLB and playing slow-pitch softball and golf. For those of you who are in other time...


Cheney, Bocanegra Come Up Big for USA

Former UCLA soccer stars (Carlos Bocanegra and Lauren Cheney) are shining for their respective US national teams.


Two Bruins in the news

The New York Times reported today that Sidney Wicks is among eight members elected to the 2010 class of the National Collegiate Basketball hall of Fame.  He's in pretty good company, including one...


Jeopardy final

Bruin sophomore Ryan Stoffers turned surprisingly conservative on Final Jeopardy last night and finished second to a kid from Wash U in St. Louis.  After a horrendous start, Ryan made his move on...


Ryan's into the Jeopardy finals

With no UCLA hoops tonight, we still have a Bruin to root for.  Ryan Stoffers came from behind to win his semifinal, and now he'll be in the finals tonight and tomorrow, with a shot at becoming...


Bruin in Jeopardy semis tonight

Ryan Stauffers takes his shot again tonight, on nine days rest (though I think they tape these five at a time).  The first two finalists are from Wash U of St. Louis and the U. of Minnesota.  I...


Ed O's suit moves along

The NY Times reported this morning that Ed O'Bannon and his legal team have been granted the right to look through NCAA documents pertaining to the amount of money the organization makes from the...


Bruin on Jeopardy tonight

Hey, West Coasters--and even Mountain States people.  Still time to catch a kid named Ryan Stauffers (sp?), who's wearing the blue and gold in Jeopardy's annual college contest.  I won't tell you...



Anyone who's read my occasional posts and comments knows that I'm obsessed with the notion that UCLA has the top combination of athletics and academics anywhere.  We're still ahead of the tree in...

Harrison Barnes picks UNC

WWL is reporting this, so cross him off the Bruin list. I don't think we expected him to come to Westwood, but UCLA was among the finalists.


Two Bruins in the Series

I know SoCal has taken a hit in the baseball postseason, with the Angels and the boys in blue going out, but for Bruins, there are two bright spots:  Chase Utley and Ben Francisco.  Both are...


Kansas State 15, ULL 17

Just watched the finish of the K State game at Louisiana-Lafayette on ESPN-360.  I lived in Louisiana for a while, and I knew the campus as USL, but by any name the Rajin' Cajuns aren't exactly a...

World title for Krikorian, US women

It comes as no surprise that Adam Krikorian coached the team to a world's championship four months after taking over. Bruin Kelly Rulon had two fourth-quarter goals to secure the win.

Rush the Court chimes in

Here's another take on Floyd's departure and the mess at U$C. Is South Central Bloomington with good weather?

Kiffin again

The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree, as they say. The Raiders savage Cheatie Petey's protege, who's got another reported violation, in this ESPN story.

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