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bryanucla

  • joined May 07, 2008
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I'm a die-hard UCLA Bruins fan and lifetime member of the UCLA Alumni Association.

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UCLA Football Helmet Concept

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Here's a UCLA football helmet in powder blue. We'd need to get our uniform color to match, of course. Thoughts?

Bruins drop out of Top 25 and get replaced by...

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New Mexico! The Lobos are 21-5 with victories over two ranked opponents, Cincinnati and San Diego State. The Bruins are 20-6 with victories over other teams. If New Mexico's coach, Craig Neal, works for his full five-year contract, he will still receive less over five years combined than Steve Alford will receive for one year of work at UCLA. By the way -- excuse me, FYI -- in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard is now 22-4. Wonder if our Bruins can take 'em.

"No. 22 UCLA Gets Rare Win vs. No. 23 USC"

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Yahoo Sports acknowledges a victory by the Bruins. Since I started watching UCLA, the Bruins have gone 16-15-1 against U$C in football (Two Trojan wins were disqualified due to cheating). Beating the Trojans is not exactly a rare occurence, is it?

Biography of UCLA's newest Nobel Prize winner

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UCLA graduate and biochemist Randy Schekman is receiving lots of attention today as a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Utah Game: An Inflection Point

Either the 3-0 UCLA Bruins are poseurs or we're destined for posterity - we will know the answer after Game 4. v. Utah.

Physics professor stars behind the scenes for "Big Bang Theory"

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National Public Radio has a story about physics professor David Saltzberg of UCLA. Professor Saltzberg is the science advisor for the popular TV show "Big Bang Theory." Through the show, he reaches many more people than fill his classrooms or the Rose Bowl in a given week!

O'Bannon on the radio

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Here are thoughts from Ed O'Bannon, who considers the NCAA a hypocritical institution whose money-hoarding system is "just wrong." It seems to me his motivation for the lawsuit is truly a matter of principle more than anything else.

Alford ordering up a plate of Calimari?

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Former Indiana Hoosier Steve Alford may get a shot at IU's old rival, Kentucky. I hope by then we'll have more respect for his integrity than we do for Calipari's. Bruins vs. Wildcats would be an intriguing matchup.

Trojan golden boy now deemed fool's gold

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Barkley joins the parade of Trojan quarterbacks whose luster faded quickly after leaving campus.Based on the arrogance several of these guys have shown over the years, it's hard to feel sorry for them.

Gerrit Cole's 100 MPH fastball

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Bruin pitching great Gerrit Cole now plays Triple A ball for the Indianapolis Indians, one call-up away from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today's Indianapolis Star describes Cole's sublime ability plus the technique and mystique of the 100-MPH fastball.

Brainstorm: How Do We Bring Leadership at UCLA?

Brainstorm on how to restore competent leadership at UCLA.

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Santa for Chancellor

It's April 1st, but the idea of Santa for Chancellor is no joke. The president of the University of Cincinnati is Dr. Santa Ono, a distinguished scientist who has energized that "UC" as a smart,...

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Golden opportunity for UCLA to break the gender barrier with its next coach

We aren't getting any closer to pursuading Stevens, Smart, or any other top men's basketball coaches to move to UCLA...so let's do something bolder: Hire a top women's coach. There may be some...

Who is Billy Donovan?

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Here's a story about our nemesis, coach Billy Donovan of Florida. Much as we dislike what he's done to the Bruins in the Tourney, it's worthwhile to learn about dynamics between him, his athletic director, and his university's president. While reading the article, it occurred to me how little we really know about Howland, Guerrero, and Block. Howland is practically a ghost off the basketball court. Guerrero is nowhere to be found outside of photo ops and buffets. Block hides out in the far corner of campus, ensconced in a second-floor office in Murphy Hall. We don't know what is truly important to these men, beyond the superficials of dollars and (maybe) victories. Do they care about integrity? Do they have a strong sense of purpose? How do they conceive of themselves as educators? Based on what we are able to observe, we would probably be disappointed to learn the answers to these questions, but it's troubling that they don't communicate in a way that would give us useful and positive insights. The linked article at least gives us an idea of what kind of a person Donovan is. By the way, scroll to the bottom of the article. Whose team appears in the photo right after the story of Donovan and the Gators?

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Will you cheer for a victory or hope for a loss against Washington?

This weekend presents a quandary, doesn't it? Win: Our team emerges as Pac-12 Champions, ends years of futility at Washington, and boosts its chances of being placed in the West Regional for the...

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UCLA ranked #8 in the world in academics

It's good to see UCLA ranked among the top ten universities in the world. The Times Higher Education World Rankings places us at #8. Four of the top eleven schools in the world are in California --...

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Hayward in Hinkle, Wayward in Westwoood

This week Butler U. announced the creation of the Gordon Hayward Men's Basketball Video Room. That got me thinking -- with all the luminaries who have graced Wooden Court over the years, is there...

New York Times article on Coach Mora and Johnathan Franklin

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Here's an enjoyable article about the revival of our football program under Coach Mora and Jet Ski's leadership. There are too many references to U$C in the story, but the overall focus is on the good guys.

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Mutiny but no bounty

Some time in the near future: The Bruins hit the road for a weekend series. The team gets off to a slow start under the leadership of its three captains, falling behind by a dozen. Howland calls...

Former Bruin guard Darrick Martin joins Steve Lavin's staff

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Darrick Martin started at point guard in the early 1990s and is perhaps best known for his last-second, game-winning shot at Arizona (). After more than a decade in the NBA, he's joining Steve Lavin's bench as a coach for St. John's.

I love the fact that our Reggie Miller thread has exactly 31 comments.

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I love the fact that our Reggie Miller thread has exactly 31 comments.

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Roles of Coach Howland's assistant coaches

Should the UCLA basketball program feature a high-impact offensive coordinator to complement Coach Howland?

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UCLA Faculty Salaries: Compared to Chianti Dan

For those among us who have thought of becoming college professors, here's a handy chart from today's Chronicle of Higher Education that shows how top universities compensate their faculty: U...

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John Wooden Statue Graces Downtown Indianapolis

A new statue in downtown Indianapolis pays tribute to Coach, who grew up in Martinsville, Indiana and starred as a three-time All American at Purdue University before leading our Bruins to glory....

On a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon outside the Morgan Center, a pair of UCLA athletic department...

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On a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon outside the Morgan Center, a pair of UCLA athletic department interns were engaged in the ironic task of bolstering the Bruins’ famous basketball program at the precise time it was melting down inside the building. Ben Howland's future at UCLA was tenuous before an article put his leadership under a microscope. (Getty Images) While school administrators were conducting a teleconference in reaction to a Sports Illustrated story that made coach Ben Howland look terrible, the interns were handing out blue-and-gold T-shirts to students in advance of UCLA’s Thursday game against Washington. They also were distributing team photos, which were taken before the season. The seventh player from the left in the photo, wearing a smirk and a long-sleeved T-shirt that covered his voluminous tattoos, was Reeves Nelson.

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Bruins and Trojans in the Super Bowl

A possible method for UCLA fans to figure out who to root for in the Super Bowl.

UCLA's Hannah Carter Japanese Garden - Up for Sale

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UCLA's Japanese garden is a beautiful oasis close to campus. Few know of its existence, but those who have seen it love it. Naturally, administrators are coming under fire for yet another bungled decision-making process. According to one of donor Hannah Carter's sons, "There was no communication with any of Hannah Carter's children...We are greatly saddened by this shameful behavior and hope that the university will choose to take the garden off the market." The bidding process is supposed to start in May. It's possible a future buyer would preserve the land as it is (the buyer would be an idiot not to), but it's sad to think that UCLA could lose this gem.

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Holy Toledo, Look Who's Available to Coach Us

Do you miss the high-powered offenses of the Cade McNown days? Here's our chance to go resume the thrills and tumult of the Toledo era. Bob Toledo Resigns According to the article, "Toledo has gone...

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U$C's starting point guard is out for the season

Much as we deride U$C, let's have some sympathy for two Trojan basketball players who are suddenly out for the season. Starting point guard Jio Fontan tore ligaments in his left knee during an...

New basketball coach drums up student excitement

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Here's a great example of a coach leaving the gym, going around campus, and getting students behind his team. Lon Kruger of Oklahoma seems to "get it" when it comes to building a fan base. Maybe CBH and the Morgan Center will see articles like this and finally wake up, show some savvy, and shake up our sleepy student and alumni bases with practical ideas that people actually like.

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