Couple of quick hoops note to pass on. First tickets for all the "home" games at the Sports Arena are now on sale:
This year's UCLA Men's Basketball schedule includes 14 games at Los Angeles Sports Arena, four games at Honda Center and one exhibition game at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., while Pauley Pavilion is being renovated. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. You can join the 2011-12 "Bruin Roadshow" in an arena near you by calling (310) 825-2946. Catch all 19 exciting contests in UCLA's inaugural Pac-12 season.
As always, season tickets offer the best seats at affordable prices. New for purchase this year is general admission season tickets. You can experience UCLA Basketball at a fraction of the cost in upper-level endzone seats.
Also on sale is the popular UCLA Basketball mini-plans, which allow you to catch the big games that fit your schedule and your budget. Prices for the mini-plans start at just $49. The mini-plans provide flexibility, great seats and the opportunity for you to choose from a variety of opponents. The mini-plans are flexible, economical and provide great entertainment.
Last week tickets for the games at Honda Center (Anaheim) went on sale. Grab them up.
Second, great story on BDiddy in the USA Today on coming home:
Baron Davis, going into UCLA classrooms for the first time since his college days in the late 1990s, is reinvigorated by the educational environment.
Walking on campus. Young adults with backpacks. Scribbling notes during lectures. Studying. Learning.
"It pretty much takes you back where there's that young energy and people wanting to learn," said Davis, 32.
KL actually posted a pretty cool picture of BDiddy, RW, Ariza and him in a tweet entitled "School is in session. Back at UCLA." I know gbruin, Tydides and others have been blogging about this fantastic storyline all summer but it just never gets old reading about all the Bruins coming home to campus.