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Bruin Bites: A Great Weekend for Jonathan Ogden, UCLA Men’s Volleyball & Women’s Basketball Teams

News and notes from UCLA athletics programs.

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Well, what a weekend for Bruin legend Jonathan Ogden. Perhaps the greatest LT of all time was elected to pro football HOF over the Super Bowl weekend. He then received the most raucous cheer during pre-game coin-toss/introductions. And, then he went on to see his Ravens win their second Lombardi trophy against the San Francisco 49ers. Nice going Jonathan. No comment on the game except to say congrats to the one or two Ravens fans (or are there more?) on BN.

We have a big week coming up on BN with NSD on Wednesday and then basketball games against Washington schools starting on Thursday. Folks have been keeping a close eye on Eddie Vanderdoes and Kyle Fitts over the weekend. I am not going to stress too much over it because well it's not worth it. I think folks should feel great about the job Jim Mora and his staff have done on the recruiting trail. I have a good feeling about how Wednesday is going to turn out.

freesia already blogged about the "perfect" weekend for the gymnastics team. Here are how some of the other Bruin programs faired over the weekend:

  • The 5th ranked UCLA men's volleyball returned to the win column Saturday night with its second sweep of the season, blanking visiting UC San Diego in the PUG. Set scores were 25-10, 33-31, 25-22 in 83 minutes before 649 The Bruins improved to 8-5 overall, 4-3 in MPSF play. Bruins head out Cal Baptist on Thursday (Feb. 7) and visit BYU on Saturday (Feb. 9). More on the official site.
  • The 18th ranked women's basketball program finished up the sweep of Colorado-Utah schools by beating up Utah by a score of 70-42 on Sunday. Bruins have now 4 games in a row and 10 of last 12 (17-4, 8-2 in the Pac-12). AP recap here. Bruins visit the Washington schools this week and then will have a massive home stand against the Bay area school at the PUG.
  • No. 3 women's water polo team lost no. 1 Stanford (8-0) yesterday as to Bruins dropped to 11-1 for the year. More on the tough loss here. Perhaps they will get another shot against them later in the year. Our water polo programs haven't been the same since the departure of Adam Krikorian.

That's all I have from the weekend. What did I miss? What should we be looking out for this Monday? Have at it in our first Bruin Bites thread of the week.