As T already posted a heartfelt congratulations to everyone to all the graduates who are walking this weekend. Armed with a degree from one of the finest universities in the world, life is only going to get better from hereon out. So congrats to all of you.
Now let's get to mixed bag of Saturday roundup and notes.
Brian Dohn has been posting bits and pieces of news on his blog. Let's go with couple of items we need to mark in our calendars. He has the starting date for what could possibly be Dorrell's last pre-season camp at UCLA:
Staying with calendar items we have some dates to mark down wrt the Ben Ball warriors:
The Bruins already agreed to participate in the 16-team College Basketball Experience, and will host one of four pods, of which they will be heavily favored to win. UCLA, Chicago State, Youngstown State and Weber State will play Nov.12-13 at Pauley Pavilion. The matchups are yet to be determined, and the winner advances to the semifinals Nov. 19 in Kansas City.
Also hosting pods are Michigan State, Maryland and Missouri. The title game is slated for Nov. 20.
The Bruins also have the rest of their nonconference schedule finalized, and it is highlighted by a Dec. 2 visit from Texas as part of the Pacific-10 vs. Big 12 series.
UCLA will travel to Michigan (Dec. 22) and host Idaho State, UC Davis, Western Illinois, Yale and Cal Poly in addition to their 18-game league schedule.
UCLA will also play in the Wooden Classic, but the Bruins do not yet know their opponent.
Anyways Dohn has some more tidbits on the hoops team including some scattered notes on Luc on his blog. So make sure to check it out.
Sticking with hoop notes apparently Coach Howland is one of the legion of Soprano fans, who was disappointed with the finale. I haven't seen the finale. So I have no idea. What do you guys think?
Lastly, UCLA soccer continues to maintain its strong presence in the National team. 3 Bruins were selected to play for the USA's under-21 team. Good luck to all of them.