Be careful out there Bruins: try not to get clipped by Spanish football stars and their fancy golf carts this summer.
Since we last checked in during mid-week, we've had a lot go down in a few short days. UCLA alum Lauren Cheney and her teammates on the women's national soccer team defeated France to advance to the women's World Cup final, Trevor Bauer became the first Bruin to win the Golden Spikes, Ryan profiled Bauer's fellow baseball Bruins currently in the minor leagues, JA joined LJ in becoming the newest initialed Ben Ball Warrior on BN, we put WWL's Mickey Mouse, short-sighted, and outright stupid handling of the Bruce Feldman situation on blast, and in the SBN conference re-draft, the 12-Pack picked up two solid ACC additions in Boston College and Virginia.
With that, here's your bits and pieces from around the UCLA-iverse:
- Let's start with some on-campus news. As was mentioned in an earlier edition of Bruin Bites, Spain's Real Madrid is on campus for summer pre-season training. As you've probably seen around the interwebs, there was a bit of an on-campus incident: presumably a student, but certainly a Real Madrid fan (or a girl smitten with Cristiano Ronaldo), darted in front of one of the golf carts, being struck in the process. Unfortunately for her, Real Madrid's folks didn't seem to care, only stopping for a few seconds before driving off and leaving the girl on the side of the walkway. You can see the video here. Ouch.
- For the young men on campus, in case you missed it, super-hottie AnnaLynne McCord was on campus, running around in next-to-nothing for a photo-shoot. Boys, check out the photographs here. Thank me later.
- Speaking of on-campus news, apparently, Carmageddon turned out to be much-ado-about-nothing. UCLA Medical Center is reporting that it is business as usual at all of the facilities impacted by the 405 closure. Ironically, even Ben Howland was taking note of it and staying out of Westwood as a result.
- Taking a page out of the Patrick Cantlay summer champion playbook, UCLA's Brianna Do won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, as she gears up for another season on our women's championship golf team.
- In alumni news, if you didn't know, Mayim Bialik, who plays the nerdy Amy Fowler on CBS' hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory is none other than a UCLA Bruin. Her studies on campus? Neuroscience. After all, her character wouldn't have it any other way. CNN had a nice little profile here.
- Speaking of alumni profiles, Lost Lettermen has a full profile of our very own prolific running back Skip Hicks. Hicks is now retired, living in Agoura Hills, and (of course) coaching youth football. If you want to check out other past football and basketball player profiles and find out what they're up to now, check out Lost Lettermen's UCLA directories here (for football) and here (for basketball).
Following up on former UCLA tennis player Jeffrey Fleming, his assailant,
drunken assholeChancellor Hutcheson decided not to roll the dice with the jury, deciding to plead out while the twelve citizens were deliberating his fate (HT to LA Bruin). In the end though, Fleming got brain injuries and Hutcheson got probation and community service: kind of lame (HT to hicaliber), especially in pro-prosecution Texas.
With that, those are your Bruin Bites for the weekend. Fire away with your thoughts or sit tight and get ready for Lauren Cheney and the Yanks as they take on Japan in the women's World Cup final later today. Open thread on BN to follow shortly.