On a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon outside the Morgan Center, a pair of UCLA athletic department interns were engaged in the ironic task of bolstering the Bruins’ famous basketball program at the precise time it was melting down inside the building.
Ben Howland's future at UCLA was tenuous before an article put his leadership under a microscope.
While school administrators were conducting a teleconference in reaction to a Sports Illustrated story that made coach Ben Howland look terrible, the interns were handing out blue-and-gold T-shirts to students in advance of UCLA’s Thursday game against Washington. They also were distributing team photos, which were taken before the season.
The seventh player from the left in the photo, wearing a smirk and a long-sleeved T-shirt that covered his voluminous tattoos, was Reeves Nelson.
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"The second big question is how many teams will be eligible?
Six teams already are. Only woeful Washington State is out for sure.
The most likely seventh? UCLA, which has to win at Washington State on Saturday and then either beat Arizona State at home or win at USC."
Do you notice the cheerleaders at other schools?
An overwhelming 81 percent answered yes. Players singled out seven schools: Clemson, Cincinnati, Florida International, Louisville, South Florida, UCLA and their No. 1 -- Oregon.
UCLA will miss Luc Richard Mbah a Moute's rebounding, but he may miss college more