bstreet brought attention to this post in a thread which blew up earlier this week. Jason over at What's Bruin Dawg has a really interesting post on Academic Progress Report (APR) in college football and UCLA. Apparently for the all the hype we hear from Dorrell backers about how he is putting together a "clean and intelligent" program apparently UCLA football program's APR rates lower than a number of schools from SEC and lower than Southern Cal. Once again Jason exposes KD as a mediocre head coach in all departments including the academic health of his football program:
The numbers paint an interesting picture of the two conferences: but the point here isn't that one conference is 'better' than the other; rather, it's that for all the guff that the SEC gets for not making sure their students are receiving an education, by and large, they're doing a pretty good job of it.
Better, on average, than UCLA, apparently.
Anyways moving on to happier topics - sports led by competent coaches - a huge weekend for UCLA baseball. From CSTV:
After taking a week off for final exams, the Sun Devils return home for a huge three-game series with Pac-10 leading UCLA. The Bruins are ranked 10th in the nation and took two of three from Cal last weekend in Los Angeles before beating Pepperdine on Tuesday. They are 28-19.
The Sun Devils vs. The Bruins:
ASU leads the all-time series with UCLA 100-60. The Bruins took two of three from the Devils last season at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles.
Lights, Camera, Action!:
Saturday night's game will be televised by FSN Arizona. Barry Tompkins and Jerry Kindall will be on the call. This is the third game FSN has televised this season, having already broadcast a game at USC and at home vs. Stanford.