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Teach high school and have forever. Love almost every minute of it, especially sparring with my poor students who have been brain washed by u$c. I got to go to the final 4 in '68 and sit in the middle of the Houston section as our Bruins demolished them. I graduated in Poli. Sci. in '79, started a masters in Urban Planning, began teaching, worked on many political campaigns, and eventually went back to finish the MA in '97. I grew up hanging around campus in the 60's as my mom had returned to school as a dance major. Sunset Rec. Center became my babysitters and the bball players my heros. I now teach History and Government in Downtown L.A. and absolutely love my students. I'd like to warn others that using the university of south central wording, well, it backfires on my kids, many of whom have grown up in south central and don't like their neighborhood trash talked. They are bright and wonderful and I don't want them associated with that place either! Mainly though, it strikes of a similar classism that I hope is never associated with our humane and enlightened university. Let them be the classists. We are a real University! I am so glad to have found BN...most people don't want to hear my ramblings about the Bruins, but here I can read insightful, entertaining, and humorous musings about our beloved school. Thank you.

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UCLA @ UVA: Watch Parties & Virginia Bruin Events

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Help Great Kids Come to The Rose Bowl, Count on Me

This Count on Me Foundation is running a its first Bus 2 Bowl program for disadvantaged youth in the greater L.A. area. The Bus 2 Bowl program will bring 200 kids to each UCLA football game at the...

"The Drive" Begins Tonight: Open Thread

"The Drive" Begins Tonight Chronicling this Year's UCLA Football Team. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. in an open thread as we watch the first episode together and get ready for the UCLA football season...

It's Official. Love to wear #0!


Bruin teammates Westbrook and Love to both wear zeros on their uniforms. Is this a Bruin brotherly trend emerging? Bruins want to know. Congratulations Kevin!

Duarte Getting Ready, DLine New Talent, The Drive

Spaulding Practice Round-Up: Thomas Duarte, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, and "The Drive". As UCLA Football prepares for it's opener in 8 days, Coach Mora closes practice to the press and we have a sneak...

UCLA Training Camp Tonight: Pac-12 Network, 9pm

Tonight, Pac-12 Networks goes to UCLA training camp for an hour long preview of the 2014 Bruins season.

New things at the Rose Bowl. Can you hear me now?


Looks like there have been some real improvements for the fan experience at the Rose Bowl. As far as I'm concerned, the most important is better cellular access. Thank you! Here's a list from the official site.

Bruins Hit the Pool & James Returning to Form

Bruin Bites & Day 11 Practice Thread: Bruins hit the pool, more Heisman talk, Jordan James returning to form, coverage of UCLA football fall camp in San Bernardino, and more news from around the...

"Forgotten Four" Premiere Event

"Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football" Premiere Event will be held at Royce Hall on Tuesday, September 9th.

The Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football, L.A. Premiere


UCLA will be hosting the L.A. premiere of this film which documents the first 4 black athletes to break the color barrier in pro football. Among them, UCLA's Woody Strode and Kenny Washington '41. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. It will take place, Tue., Sept. 9th, at Royce Hall. For more info & reserve a seat go to:

UCLA has the Toughest Schedule? ESPN Thinks So

ESPN ranks UCLA's as the toughest in college football this year. What makes it so and how will this tough schedule affect UCLA's ability to go all the way?

Bruin Bites/ Fall Camp Day 9 Thread: Lucien & ESPN

WR Devin Lucien was taken to the hospital yesterday with a head injury. We hope for the best for Devin. ESPN was also on camp this week and we have their video along with other news from around the...

UVA Organizing Thread:Tailgate, Watch, Parties

With only 19 days to go until UCLA Football kicks off against the Virginia Cavaliers, it's time to start organizing plans for Charlottesville and viewing parties.

Bruin Bites, Day 7 Thread: R&R, Marsh & Barr

Current Bruins had some fun in the lake yesterday, but it's back to work today in San Bernardino with a 2-a-day. We take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse as...

Camp Day 5: Impressive LBs and DBs, EV Talks D.

Defensive Coordinator Coach Ulbrich spoke with the media after the Bruins 5th practice of preseason camp in San Bernardino about his special players.

2014 UCLA Football Fall Camp: Day 4 Open Thread

UCLA Football's training camp continues with the 4th session of the fall this afternoon in San Bernardino. This is your open thread.

WR Alex Van Dyke is Excited about Learning and Playing


Van Dyke seems like another great young man and Bruin. He's really long 6'4" and should be showing some great speed and flash on the field (if not this year, next). He's working hard to learn the plays, get on the field, and help the team. HT @thejackwang

Bruin Bites: UCLA Fall Camp Day 1 — Leadership

Yesterday the UCLA football team hit the practice field in San Bernardino. Leadership showed itself on both sides of the ball. Here are some reports.

Anthony Barr on Jay Mohr Sports is Prepared!


Fun interview with Anthony Barr. Regarding being prepared for the transition to the NFL he says "they [UCLA Coaches] did a really good job of preparing me."

Ready for Some Football? Camp Begins Tomorrow

UCLA football fall camp will be underway and open to the public beginning tomorrow in San Bernardino. We have all the information you need here as UCLA football prepares for what it hopes will be a...

UCLA Football-2014 Preview: Running Backs

With UCLA's pre-season football camp in San Bernardino on the horizon, Bruins Nation will preview the 2014 roster and look at the depth chart for each positional group. Today we look at our Running...

Mora to NFL: Don't Label Hundley, He's a Passer

Coach Mora Doesn't Want Brett Hundley Stereotyped by the NFL... "The Guy's a Passer"

Mora at Media Day: Leadership, Trust, Commitment

Coach Mora sat down with the media yesterday and explored issues of his commitment to our players and the players commitment to team, among other things. Here is the video of those exchanges.

Bruin Bites & Pac 12 Media Day 2 Open Thread

Bruins on the airways. Bruins on watch lists. And UCLA at Pac-12 Media Day 2 open thread.

Awesome video to get your football juices flowing!


I am really getting excited. Come on August!

Bruin Bites: More Watch Lists and Gary Beban

With 42 days till kickoff, the Bruins collectively and individually (Myles Jack, Brett Hundley) continue to get recognition. Here is a rundown of some of the latest happenings in UCLA football and...

Josh Rosen 7on7 video from The Opening


Josh gets in at about the 2:30 mark.

Bruin Bites: Rosen, Commits, and Hundley

UCLA gets 3 new commits this week, Josh Rosen impresses at The Opening, and Coach Mora settles in.

K. Love, Kobe, and Melo Balling together at UCLA


According to many tweets, including Julius Randle's, the 3 were on the way to play at little on campus. Man would I love to be there for that!

UCLA Football Ranks High in's Lists

UCLA Football is on several of the 14 for '14 Photo-Essays for the best in college football.

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