Yes, Monday is just around the corner, so do what you can to enjoy the rest of this sunny California weekend (especially if you are close to a beach or a pool). With football fall camp still a few weeks away and campus empty for the summer, it's been a quiet weekend in Westwood, but there's still a handful of interesting developments around campus. So, with that said, let's take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse:
- Beginning with football, Yardbarker's The Pigskin Report focused in on our very own QB Brett Hundley. While the report itself is nothing that surprises any true Bruin fan, it's yet another voice that seems to agree that Hundley's NFL Draft stock will place him as one of the top-five QBs in this upcoming draft class, which will make it harder for Jim Mora to convince the redshirt sophomore to stick around for his junior season (let alone his senior year). Yet again, this is why you always need to be recruiting elite QBs each year.
- Turning to hoops, the Los Angeles Times looked at the recruiting styles of the two new college hoops coaches in Los Angeles, comparing and contrasting Steve Alford with Southern Cal's Andy Enfield, especially as both compete for the services of PG Jordan McLaughlin from Etiwanda. Despite the fact that UCLA should have Etiwanda locked down after helping turn Darren Collison into a Final Four and NBA PG, the comparison of Alford's style and recruiting targets to Enfield's is not very encouraging. Pretty pathetic to see a UCLA basketball coach struggling to recruit against a nobody program like JustSC. But what would you expect from a pathetic hire from a pathetic athletic director?
- Following up on King Ed's lawsuit against the NCAA, the American Bar Association Journal took a look at the lawsuit against the NCAA. So, for the lawyers who frequent BN, there's a summary of the various legal issues that King Ed's suit presents, which makes for an interesting read (unless you're not a lawyer, in which case, it'll be boring, because the law is, well, really boring).
- Flipping over to the academic side of campus, the University of California will be $4.5 million lighter in the pocket, after the Regents agreed to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by former UCLA surgeon Dr. Christian Head. Amazing that you can cost the state millions of dollars due to stupid and inappropriate decisions, yet no one loses their job. But, hey this is proof that Gene Block just doesn't believe in accountability, since his beloved medical school just took the multi-million hit, and yet, no one got their walking papers. So, if some doctor hurts the medical school for the tune of $4.5 million and Block does nothing, Chianti Dan can keep wasting money on Italian booze-cruises without fear of consequences. Only one response: f**k!
- Finally, if you've been claiming that you suffer from sexual addiction, then UCLA has a message for you: it's not a real thing. Sorry Tiger Woods, but you're not an addict, just another guy who cheated on his wife (but way to do it with some flair, I suppose). Apparently, there are 16 million Americans who claim they suffer from sex addiction. Sounds like there's really 16 million Americans who were looking for an excuse for getting caught in the sack with someone else. Guess you better keep looking. Also, how the hell do you get grant money to study something like that?! And who gets to volunteer to view sexual images all day?! Talk about easy money.
Alright folks, those are your various bits and pieces of news from the wider UCLA-iverse, as we wrap up yet another beautiful, perfect sunny California weekend. Fire away with your comments, thoughts, additions, as we try to beat away the beginning of another work week.