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After 60 Years, Can We Run the Table Again?

For those old enough, the memories come flooding back. Primo Villaneuva, Rommie Loudd, Jack Ellena, Terry DeBay, Hardiman Cureton. Their gold helmets gleamed as they left the huddle in a serpentine...

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Interesting Stuff from the Daily Bruin

With two big stories — campus flooding and the change in leadership at BN — I've put off writing about some interesting news in the Daily Bruin, but this seems like a good time to return to it. To...

New in Westwood Village

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I've been concerned for some time with my impression (from afar) that Westwood Village is no longer an appealing place for students. My experience was that having a nice place, nearby but off campus, to grab a beer, get a pizza, see a movie or meet for coffee provided a chance to strengthen the friendships that mean so much after graduation. That said, I was glad to read this story in the Daily Bruin about the new businesses opening up in the village. If I lived near UCLA, I know I would check out the Aussie pie shop.

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That Team in D.C.

I don't know if anyone else saw this story, but if there's an award for "doing the right thing," I would nominate the Quechan Tribe, along with a tribal nonprofit group, for this year's prize. R...

Remembering Cal's Joe Roth

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I missed this story when it first appeared. There's a new documentary out about Cal's late quarterback Joe Roth, whose last season was in 1976. From what I've heard, he was a marvelous talent who might have gone on to a long career in the NFL if cancer hadn't claimed him at 21.

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More on Guerrero

gbruin was right about the Guerrero era, and islandbruin2 helped by comparing the bios of Guerrero and his counterpart at Stanford, Bernard Muir, so I thought I'd follow up by looking at the...

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How Safe Is the UCLA Campus?

My last two posts were about choosing priorities in challenging times, so I really wanted to avoid finding fault with UCLA's administration, at least for a while. But sometimes something comes...

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The UCLA Chorale: A Small Part of a Larger Picture

I almost didn't write this post because I try - I fail sometimes, but I try - to have enough familiarity with a subject to be relatively certain of my facts. That may not be the case this time. B...

Maurice Jones-Drew

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Great story in the L.A. Times about his attempt to resurrect his career with the Raiders. It's interesting that he runs a steep, demanding hill as part of his regimen. Jerry Rice also ran a steep hill while he was with the Niners. I don't know if it's the same hill.

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Our Real Purpose

When all is said and done, what is it we want on this site? Sure, we want to see the Bruins win - to win often, to stay ahead of other schools in total championships, and (most poignantly, since...

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The Conscience of 183 UCLA Professors

I wonder how often in exploring the recent past (by which I mean the last several years) we discover events we missed and ask, "How was I not aware of that?" That question tugged at me when I found...

On the Clock

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I just had the pleasure of seeing a special show on the NFL network that focused on Anthony Barr and two other athletes who hope to be among the top 10 drafted on Thursday. The program showed a bit about their families, as well as their experiences growing up, and is supposed to air again tonight at 10, West Coast time. (I don't know about other time zones.) Note: Although I posted the URL for the NFL website, I don't think the program is available online.

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Praise for Connecticut

This is the first — and I suspect the last — time I write words of praise for championships won by any team other than UCLA. (That's because my favorite teams all play for UCLA; my second favorite...

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UCLA's Enduring Legacy

It has become something of a ritual: the accounting at the end of the day. How much did you accomplish? Tonight, though, it's hard to concentrate. The past joins the present, and the future, as...

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Note to Htse005

I'm coming up on 73, so my memory includes players like Elroy Hirsch, whom you were fortunate enough to meet at the University of Wisconsin. I saw Hirsch play with the L.A. Rams and opposite a...

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Ruling Allows Northwestern Football Players to Form a Union

The lion's share of recent posts have focused on the UCLA-Florida game, as they should, but an important ruling was made Wednesday by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, and...

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A Note to Zach LaVine

Dear Zach, I'm not sure you read Bruins Nation, but since I have no other way to reach you, I'm writing this note in the hope that you see it. When you enter the game against Florida, enjoy the...

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BrendonBruin, you may be interested

in this story. I took a few minutes to look up Alan Claman on Google after you mentioned he was your roommate at Harvard Law School. The comments are closed for that post, but I wanted to look up...

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Mora Shines Talking About Pro Day

I suppose no one knows for sure what the crucial factors are that lead high school stars to pick one university over another (after allowing for the fact that some schools are obviously good or...

Alford, You Sound Moronic

Steve Alford sounds like a pathetic loser after the most disgraceful loss in his underachieving first regular season in Westwood.

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NO on Ken Norton, Jr

Does anyone else have the same sick feeling I have about this LA Times story? Ken Norton Jr., along with John Sciarra and Cade McNown, has been nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame. Hey,...

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UC Has Reportedly Lost Millions

I'll be direct, Ms. Napolitano: This is an angry letter. The Orange County Register has a story, updated today, saying the University of California has lost millions of dollars because it agreed to...

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A Larger Role for the Chutzpah Corner

Here at the Chutzpah Corner, we like to think of our mission as an expanding one. When we first thought of looking into the audacious acts that taint college sports, we were more than a little...

Did Coach Oppose Olympics?

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There's an interesting, if short, story in the L.A. Times about a new book by Seth Davis. (Hasn't he come in for criticism on BN?) At any rate, the story says Coach "butted heads" with the Olympics Committee when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and later Bill Walton decided not to try out for the U.S. teams, and Coach "refused to intervene." Reportedly, Coach was concerned that the Olympics had become too much of a contest between the U.S. and the then-Soviet Union. I was particularly interested because for many years I have NOT been a fan of the Olympics (summer or winter games). I didn't see this elsewhere on BN, but my apologies if I missed it.

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A Letter to Ted Miller

Hi, Ted, Just a quick note. I decided to reach out after reading your observations on Jordan Zumwalt's hit on the Virginia Tech quarterback in the Sun Bowl. ("I don't give Zumwalt extra points...

Profile in Courage

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Not a UCLA story but inspiring nonetheless. Austin Hatch, a freshman basketball player at the U of Michigan next year, lost each of his parents in separate airplane crashes and was in a comma for weeks. He's just finishing his senior year at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. Be sure to read the SECOND link included in the Mercury News story (not the link to the LA Times). I can't imagine not rooting for this kid whenever and wherever he plays.

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Another Block Buster?

As some of you may know, I come from a journalism background. I'm also, ahem, long in the tooth - if that phrase still makes sense - and my career began years before the Watergate scandal. At any...

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On this day, a consideration of our role in the world

I've been posting on BN for a number of years, and it's now the first site I look at in the morning. It's not the most important site — stories in the mainstream media about war or peace, cruelty...

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