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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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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.

Powers Collide in 2014 World Cup Quarters Thread

France vs. Germany, Colombia vs. Brazil. Great soccer traditions and new stars go head to head in the 2014 World Cup on the 4th of July. Join the 2014 World Cup Open Thread.


O'Bannon vs. the NCAA:The trial is over, now what?

O'Bannon vs. the NCAA:The trial is over, now what?

Darren Collison Agrees to be a King


Yahoo and others are reporting that DC and Sacramento have agreed to a guaranteed 3 year, $15 million deal. The Kings are in big need of a true point guard and couldn't have found a better one than our own great Darren Collison. Good luck DC,I have my cow bell ready! :)

Vote for UCLA: Which home and home are you most looking forward to?


Which future home and home are you most looking forward to?

— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) June 30, 2014

Timberwolves Introduce Zach, Presser


Timberwolves presser introducing Zach Lavine and Glenn Robinson III.

Kyle Anderson Audio Interview Draft


Kyle Anderson audio interview after being drafted.

World Cup '14 Day 14 Thread:France, Messi,the Bite

The World Cup is in its 14th day with many Superpowers falling, Latin America moving on, team U.S. making an impressive run, and France returning to championship form as the teams in groups E and F play to advance. Argentina is on the pitch.

L.A. Galaxy to Host USA vs. Germany Watch Parties


Hermosa Beach Pier will be one site. The link has information on that party and others they are hosting around L.A.. There are also watch parties for other teams being regularly held around L.A. Here is a list of some: Go USA!

Excellent Look Behind the Scenes of the O'Bannon Case


"Nobody can possibly have the moral, ethical, or legal right to take that work and create their own private Ed O’Bannons for their own profit forever. There is a piracy of personhood in that exercise that cries out for relief. Ed O’Bannon deserves to be free to profit from himself in the real world, and in any other world that technology allows him to visit. He is his own avatar" A look at the judge in this case and arguments and strategies being used.

A Brother's Love for Nick Pasquale and his Journey to UCLA


This is a beautiful in-depth article about AJ's path after losing his brother, Nick.

UCLA Spring Showcase Autograph Gallery

UCLA Football: Spring Showcase Autograph Session: Short Gallery

"Count on Me" Bringing Great Kids to UCLA Football

Shannon Mora's Count on Me Foundation provided kids from around Southern California a chance to go to the UCLA Football Spring Showcase. 400 young people had the time of their lives.

More Day 1 Notes: Lee, Orijoke Shine

So This is What a Running Back Coach Looks Like (and a few other notes from today's practice)

Coach Mora on Game Changers (Video)


This was on CBS's Game Changers a while back and aired again today. Here is the full segment featuring Coach Mora, Shannon Mora, UCLA Football, and the Count on Me Foundation.

UCLA-Tulsa Open Game Thread

UCLA Bruins begin their journey to banner #12.

WATCH: No. 1 QB Recruit - Josh Rosen Commits to UCLA


Josh Rosen committing to UCLA. HT to IslndBruin for finding this and BSR for making it available.

Madness: UCLA-Tulsa Watch Parties

Listing of Bruin watch parties for UCLA-Tulsa.

Madness Day One: TV Schedule; Open Thread

Let the Madness Begin!

UCLA vs Oregon PAC-12 Game Thread

Live game thread tracking in-game action between UCLA and Oregon in the 2014 PAthetiC-12 tournament and poll.

UCLA 55 WSU 73: Disgraceful #HoosierLoser

Instant reaction/recap of UCLA’s loss to the worst team in the PAthetiC-12.

UCLA-Ducks Gametime Changed to 8 pm


The February 27th game against Oregon was originally scheduled for 6pm pst. It has been moved to 8pm pst and will be shown on ESPN2

Game Thread UCLA at Oregon State

It's Super Bowl Sunday and the Bruins are taking on the Beavers at Oregon State. Here's your open game thread.

Totally OT Final Interview with Pete Seeger for Young and Old Alike


I remember singing Pete Seeger's songs as a kid and later learning so much more about him. I love this interview and it goes out to all the geezers out there. But maybe more importantly, a nice reminder of how to do things differently. What's cool is the audience asks the questions!

Coach Mora Knows What it Means to be a Bruin

On Saturday, CBS will feature Coach Jim Mora and the Count on Me Foundation. Game Changers will highlight the excellence Coach Mora is bringing to our program.

National Signing Day Celebration at Pauley-Save the Date


NSD is almost here. Here is the information about the free event at Pauley on February 5th. JoeBruin15, I promise to not mess up your recording this year!

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