We have enough bits and pieces of UCLA related news that we can put together a mid-season like roundup. First up on the hoops front. Just went you thought UCLA basketball had left the injury bug in rear view mirror, we get some news on Afflalo:
Afflalo has his foot in a walking boot and he will not participate in the Say No Pro City summer basketball league. He was experiencing pain in his foot and an MRI revealed the injury.
"Coach Wooden has served as a role model for many of California's young athletes. Today he is 95 years old, and the renaming of the Reseda post office in his honor would be an extraordinary way of expressing our gratitude for his years of dedication to our state," said Feinstein, D-Calif.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, and approved by the House of Representatives in April, is pending before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Feinstein and Boxer, D-Calif., sent letters to the members of that committee, asking them to quickly approve.
On the football front Scout.com has a generic/flowery preview of the upcoming Pac-10 season including this bit on UCLA's much maligned defense:
If UCLA can shore up its defense and retain its production offensively, even despite a fairly challenging schedule, it should still find itself in the upper echelon of the Pac-10 in December.