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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-Ducks Gametime Changed to 8 pm

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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

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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

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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!

Urban Legend About BN

"I Got Banned for Disagreeing on BN!" Fact or Urban Legend?

Party List: Watch the Sun Bowl with other Bruins

Information on UCLA Sun Bowl Watch Parties around the country.

Coach Tyler Trapani Making Coach Proud

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This is a wonderful article about Tyler, his style of coaching, his relationship with his great-grand dad, his life, and carrying Coach's creed. Enjoy! "Nobody has ever asked me, 'Why are you doing this?'" Trapani says. "I want to teach, I want to coach, I had to do this."

It's Bowl Season: Open Thread and Schedule

It's Bowling time: What games will you watch? Who are you rooting for? Join us as we talk about this weekends bowl games.

Barr Wins the Lott Award: CFB's Def. Impact POY

Anthony Barr wins the Lott Trophy - awarded to college football's defensive impact player of the year.

Thur./Fri. Night Lights: CFB Open Thread

Open thread tracking CFB action on Thursday and Friday nights.

Thanksgiving CFB Thread/ UCLA-$C Watch Parties

"If you can't get up for this one, you don't belong in the locker room. Pack your bags. Go home. We don't want you." - Anthony Barr .

Spaulding Roundup: Beat Southern Cal, Day 2

"If you can’t get up for this one, you don’t belong in the locker room. Pack your bags. Go home. We don’t want you." - Anthony Barr

Myles Jack Piece on Gameday

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Just in case you didn't catch it, here is today's piece from Gameday on Jack.

Thu/Fri CFB Thread: Geof Strand, Watch Parties

Open thread tracking CFB games on Thu. and Fri nights and list of UCLA watch parties.

Thu CFB Thread: Black Out Week, Watch Parties

Open thread tracking Thursday night's football games, and find out about UCLA watch parties.

Thu/Fri CFB Open Thread: Bruin Watch Parties

Open thread tracking college football action on Friday and Saturday night and list of UCLA football viewing parties.

Thu/Fri CFB Thread: Bruin Watch Parties/Meetups

BN thread tracking CFB action on Thursday/Friday and for finding/organizing watch parties for this Saturday's game, and meet-ups at the Rose Bowl.

Thu./Fri. CFB Open Thread: Bruin Watch Parties

Open thread tracking college football games on Thursday and Friday, and list of watch parties for UCLA's game against Oregon on Saturday.

Thu/Fri. CFB Thread: Bruin Watch Parties List

Open thread tracking college football games on Thursday and Friday, and list of watch parties for UCLA's game against Stanford on Saturday.

Happy Birthday Coach

Today Coach Wooden, the greatest coach of all time, would be 103. Happy Birthday Coach!

Thu/Fri. CFB Thread: Bruin Watch Parties List

Open thread tracking college football games on Thursday and Friday, and list of watch parties for UCLA's game against UC Berkeley on Saturday.

Vote Hundley for Heisman

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Tweet #NissanHeismanVote Hundley to show your Brent some love!

ATV Interview with Petros and Money

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Awesome interview with this year's NFL defensive star and great mathematician....our own ATV.

UCLA @ Utah Viewing Parties

Listing of viewing parties for UCLA's Pac-12 opener v. Utah in Salt Lake City.

ATV 2nd Interception of the Day!

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ATV has had an interception every game this year. Today he had two. Congratulations ATV!

CFB Week 5: Thu/Fri Night Open Thread

Open thread tracking college football action for Thursday and Friday nights.

Vote Mora for Coach of the Year

An early pitch for Mora for Coach of the Year.

Jeski Scores First NFL TD

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And then goes for a long run....

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