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Pac-12 University Presidents Have an Interesting Solution to One and Done in College Basketball

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As the NCAA reform process continues to churn, the Pac-12 Presidents collectively put down their marker on various issues- scholarships, academic hurdles, etc. But what really popped out was the idea that we should revert to the era of not allowing freshmen to play varsity basketball, if the NBA and NCAA can't get their act together and address one and done. Wow.

A Toast to the Champions

UCLA's women's tennis team followed the women's soccer team template- get dissed by the NCAA seeding committee, then smoke the competition, including the supposedly superior ACC and SEC competition. Hoist national championship trophy. Repeat.

UCLA Baseball: Sunday Game Thread vs. Washington

UCLA Baseball looks for a sweep in the final series of the 2014 season, as the Bruins face the 2nd place Washington Huskies in Seattle. Game time is 3pm. This is your 2014 season finale game thread.

UCLA Baseball Saturday Thread: Series Win in Sight

UCLA baseball looks to wrap up a series win over Washington in the final series of the 2014 season. The Bruins send Grant Watson to the mound, hoping to build on the 3-0 win last night over the Huskies. Game time is 7 p.m. PST.

Guerrero Hires Slowdown UCLA's Pace of NCAA Titles

Dan Guerrero's bio can now claim 25 national titles since he became UCLA's athletic director. But 20 of those were won by coaches who he did not hire. And the pace of national titles by year has fallen dramatically as Dan's hires have taken over.

UCLA Baseball Wrapping Up the Season in Seattle

UCLA Baseball will try to get out of its current rut, as the Bruins travel to Seattle to take on surprising Washington. The Huskies have stormed to a potential regional host spot, inspired no doubt by their brand new baseball facility.

POTUS: Cheatey "does things the right way"

President Obama hosted the Super Champion Seahawks. In the course of his general remarks praising the individual members of the team, he unleashed a corker about Cheaty Petey which went beyond what even Petey said about himself three months ago.

2014 Home Season Ends on a Down Note

UCLA Baseball closed out the 2014 home season with a frustrating sweep at the hands of the Oregon Ducks. The Bruin pitchers deserved better, but the combination of untimely hitting and questionable baserunning led to the Bruins' downfall.

UCLA Baseball: Saturday Night Thread vs. Oregon

UCLA Baseball looks to even the series with a 7pm game tonight at Jackie Robinson Stadium against Oregon. Grant Watson makes possibly his last start at home for the Bruins. UCLA needs to win out to avoid a losing season. The streak starts tonight.

UCLA Baseball: Friday Night Game Thread vs. Oregon

UCLA Baseball wraps up its 2014 home season with a three game series starting tonight at Jackie Robinson Stadium against Oregon. James Kaprielian looks to get the Bruins the win in the opening game of the series.

UCLA Baseball: Final Home Series of 2014

UCLA Baseball takes on Oregon, in the final series at Jackie Robinson Stadium this season. The Bruins need to win five of their last six games to avoid a losing season. The Ducks are headed for the postseason, while the Bruins look to end strong.

Bruin Athletes Score Well in the Classroom

The NCAA released the 2013 academic results . UCLA was well in the comfort zone across the board in all sports. Football was superior on an absolute basis and compared to our conference peers. UCLA student-athletes succeed in the classroom.

Bruins in Pros: This Would be a Great Roadtrip

UCLA Baseball reached the College World Series Championship Round for the first time in 2010. That team laid the foundation for the 2013 championship run. Where are the 2010 players currently playing? Here is the answer, from Bakersfield to Paris.

UCLA Baseball Drops Three to Oregon State

UCLA Baseball was swept in Corvallis, as the Beavers showed why they are the #2 team in the country, and the Bruins continue to play below .500 ball. Seven games to go, and the Bruins need to win five to avoid a losing record.

UCLA at Oregon State: Sunday Afternoon Baseball

UCLA Baseball finishes their road series in Corvallis against #2 ranked Oregon State this afternoon. The Bruins will have their hands full trying to avoid the sweep. This is your Sunday afternoon game thread.

UCLA Baseball: Series Preview at Oregon State

UCLA Baseball heads to Corvallis to try to slow down Oregon State's express trip to Omaha. All three games will be televised on Pac-12 Network.

UCLA Watches as UW Has New Diamond

University of Washington has a new baseball diamond on campus in 2014. University of Washington has the best season in their history. Indiana University has a new baseball diamond on campus in 2013. Indiana has the best season in their history. Dan?

UCLA Women's Golf- Tied for 6th after 1st round in NCAA Regionals

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UCLA tied for 6th after Round One, four shots off the lead, and more important, three shots ahead of the two teams tied for 8th. Top eight teams advance to NCAA championship. Two more rounds to play. UCLA was led by Bronte Law at +1. Team total was +11 on day one.

The Most Popular School in America

A new map shows the most popular school in each state. UCLA tops the list for California and for the country. And most other public schools on the list admit most applicants. Admission to UCLA is special.

Bruins Drop Another Home Conference Series

UCLA Baseball dropped a third straight conference series at Jackie Robinson Stadium, this time to Stanford. The series followed the all-too familiar pattern of a win on Friday, followed by losses on Saturday and Sunday. We are running out of time.

UCLA Baseball Thread: Sunday Series Decider

UCLA Baseball has split the first two games of the Stanford series. Once again, the Bruins need to win on Sunday to take a conference series. Will the Bruins fire on all cylinders as they did on Friday night? This is your Sunday game thread.

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UCLA Beer League Softball Team In the Wings?

UCLA Baseball has a new look. This geezer values tradition more than Dan's minions in Morgan Center. How do the new uniforms look to you?

UCLA vs. Stanford: Saturday Baseball Thread

UCLA Baseball looks to clinch the series tonight at Jackie Robinson Stadium, against sub-.500 Stanford. Grant Watson will try to build off the momentum from last night's 7-2 win.

Another point guard is available- Please pick up your phone, Steve

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Cal recruit Ahmaad Rorie, point guard from Tacoma, has obtained a release from his national letter of intent. He had committed to Cal while Mike Montgomery was the head coach. He is ranked in the top 25 in the country. If only we needed a point guard- oh wait, we do.

UCLA Baseball: Series Preview vs. Stanford

UCLA Baseball takes on Stanford for three games at Jackie Robinson Stadium this weekend. The Bruins have a chance to put the debacle vs. $C behind them, but they will need to be more clutch than they have been recently.

Hunt for #Bru-111

UCLA has multiple teams heading to the NCAA's, including both tennis teams, women's water polo and women's golf.

UCLA Baseball: How Did We Become a .500 Team?

UCLA Baseball Is sputtering. The offense could use some more clutch hitting, but even more important, the Bruins need to win games when they score at least five runs, and that starts with pitching.

Bruin Bites: Men's Tennis Wins Title, Other News

The UCLA Olympic Sports teams had a very successful week, led by the men's tennis title in the Pac 12 conference tourney, and a perfect 5-0 week by the softball team. Take your mind off the OPUG debacle. Details below.

Bruins Water Polo- #2 seed in upcoming NCAA tourney

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UCLA's 1st match in the NCAA women's water polo tourney will be against the winner of Indiana-Wagner. Game time is 3:30 a week from Friday. I am really nervous about this because we know from men's basketball that Indiana is the best at every sport.

UCLA Women Near the Top in Capitol One Cup

UCLA is currently #4 in the women's Capitol One Cup standings, and a lowly #33 in the men's Capitol One Cup standings. No wonder Guerrero chose the Directors' Cup standings as the metric of choice for his incentive compensation.

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