Friday Roundup

Let's start with football this Friday. Chris Horton is going to be hanging out with Hugh Hefner and his "friends" this weekend:

UCLA hard-hitting safety Chris Horton has been selected to Playboy's pre-season All-American team. Horton, a senior, had 95 tackles last season and was second on the team with three interceptions.

Horton led UCLA in tackles in six of the Bruins' final eight games of 2006.

The Playboy All-American team will meet in Phoenix this weekend for a photo shoot.
Good for Chris. I think if all goes right for him this coming year he has a chance to emerge as a legendary safety in a long line of ferocious Bruin safeties featuring Easley, Turner, Darby and so on.

Chris is not the only football players getting some pre-season love. From the official site here are couple of others who are getting some much deserved attention:
Senior defensive end Bruce Davis will be featured on a regional cover of Street & Smith's College Football magazine. The publication sent a photographer to Los Angeles to shoot the cover art in mid April.


Senior Chris Joseph is one of 46 players on the 2007 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. This is the eighth year the award recognizes the most outstanding center in college football.
Again there is going to be lot of pressure on Dorrell to make full use of all this incredible talent on his roster this coming season and deliver a Pac-10 championship.

Moving on while playing for a championship is just a theory in the world of Dorrell football, it's a reality in pretty much ever other UCLA sports. Waterpolo team will be gunning for number 100 this weekend:
Top-ranked UCLA is the team to watch this weekend at the NCAA women's water polo championships, and not only because the Bruins are the two-time defending champions.

Should UCLA win, it would give the school its 100th national title. The Bruins have won a nation-leading 99 titles in 15 sports and the race to 100 has been going since the women's water polo team won last year's national title, but even though five other Bruins teams have come close in the past six months, the school remains stuck on that number.

The water polo team surely would like the bragging rights with such a milestone, but they are more focused on the number 1 than 100.

"For this team and this group of girls it would be championship number one," Coach Adam Krikorian said. "That's what we're focused on. We hear a lot of people talking about and asking about the 100, but we have enough to worry about with our opponents in this tournament."
Good luck to Krikorian and our Lady Bruins.

And let's the end our Friday this fun note. Guess who is scheduled to deliver to Keynote UCLA's Main Commencement Ceremony:
Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled to deliver remarks at the UCLA College of Letters and Science ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in Pauley Pavilion. It is a tradition to invite a distinguished alumnus to keynote the ceremony. Abdul-Jabbar received a UCLA bachelor's degree in history in 1969 after leading the basketball team to three consecutive NCAA championships, in 1967, '68 and '69. He is the leading scorer in the history of the National Basketball Association and the author of six books.
You can see the full list of speakers at all of our other commencements by going here.

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