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Humpday Bruin Roundup

UPDATE: Finally we get to hear from some knowledgeable college football fans from the internets. Check out this from our friends over at Roll Bama Roll who know a little something about a mediocre coach not getting it done and replacing him with someone who has an established track record of getting it done. I have written here before. My trip to Tuscaloosa few years ago is one of my all time favorite Bruin roadies which was a lot of fun because of the opportunities we had to interact with so many cool and sophisticated football fans. The good guys over at RBR just reconfirmed that all over again. Rooooooolll Tide. GO BRUINS -N

Let's start with a little tennis action on this humpday. Our ladies gave a valiant effort but they came up a little short in their question for 101. They fell to Georgia Tech Yellowjackets by a score of 2-4. And it sounds like the Tech ladies had a little extra support:

Georgia Tech rallied past UCLA to capture the NCAA women's tennis championship with a 4-2 victory Tuesday.

Senior Alison Silverio clinched the title with her 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles over UCLA's Tracy Lin.

It was Georgia Tech's first women's tennis title. UCLA had also been seeking its first NCAA title. Georgia Tech had the support of hundreds of rooters on the campus of archrival Georgia.
Anyways, congrats to our ladies for putting together a great season.

we also have a little news from the hardwood. Ryan Wright if you guys don't know already is transferring to Oklahoma. From Bruin Basketball Report:
Sophomore post player Ryan Wright has decided to transfer to the University of Oklahoma. He will sit out next season and be eligible to play in 2008-09.

"I've made my decision and I feel that Oklahoma is the best place for me," Wright said.
Look for Ryan to get a boatload of playing time. Given how decimated the Sooners' roster was following Sampson's departure and their trouble filling up those spots, Ryan could emerge as a key contributor for that program. We wish him best of luck. He always represented Coach Howland's program quite well as a student athlete.

Lastly, speaking of "student" athlete:
USC defensive tackle Chris Barrett is academically ineligible after failing to pass enough classes this semester, which effectively ends his college career.

Barrett did not meet an NCAA rule which requires an athlete to pass a minimum of six units per semester.
Here is the money quote though:
"He is the only casualty of the thing," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "He did not make it."
The "thing"? That pretty much sums it up. Doesn't it?

Not much else to say about a joke of a scandal tainted thuggish football program.