Bauer was dealing against the Dodgers tonight! (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
It's Monday morning, and once again, it's time to hit the pavement and make your way into the office, but it's also time to get the work week started with the round-up of the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse. So, let's get to it this morning's edition:
- Starting with baseball, UCLA alum and current Diamondbacks rookie starter, Trevor Bauer, shook off the rust from his first few shaky starts and threw an absolute gem against the Dodgers tonight, leading Arizona to an easy win over the boys in blue. Bauer came up big, throwing 6 innings of two-hit ball, not allowing a single run, walking only one batter, and notching 6 Ks to pick up his first MLB victory on the hill.
- Peter Yoon over at the WWL has a piece on the arrival of UCLA's amazing basketball recruiting class to campus and the impact those young guys should have on a UCLA program that was in complete disarray under Coach Ben Howland the past few seasons. Shabazz, with his other incoming freshman classmates, fielded the usual questions about increased expectations, the pressure of being labeled the "savior" and what they want to get out of this upcoming season. It's a good read, so stop by if you can.
- Finally, from the academic side of the university, UCLA engineers have built the world's fastest camera, all as part of the support tools necessary to develop a method for detecting cancer at an early stage in the human body. The long term goal is to use the new optical microscope to lead to an improved cancer treatment detection and early treatment protocol.
Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to start the work week with. Fire away with your thoughts, takes, and additions in the comments thread.