Zach LaVine Soars w/Lakers


What are all the kids saying nowadays? He's got ups? Well I'm old school, so I say the kid has got mad hops!

Most expensive college football games to watch in 2014


And we're on the list 4 times including for 3 games at the Rose Bowl. Not a good list to be on.

Stanford Softball Coach Resigns- His boss has expectations, instead of managing expectations


Apparently there were several issues behind this resignation, including player transfers (sounds like Ben Ball post Final Fours). But the key comment in the article is the fact that "the bar is being raised much higher for sports on the Farm." This is a school which wins the Directors' Cup every year for having the most balanced program in the country. And they now have a football team making appearances in January bowl games with regularity. And they want to raise the bar? Meanwhile, our AD defines his job as "managing expectations". Where is the barf bag?

Six UCLA Baseball Players Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors


The Pac-12 named Six UCLA Baseball players to the 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic team. Senior Brian Carroll and junior Max Schuh both earned second-team honors while junior Grant Watson, sophomores Christoph Bono and Cody Poteet, and freshman Nick Kern all received honorable mention. Congrats to them. GO BRUINS.

3.8 Earthquake hits Westwood Village


"A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck 3 miles northwest of Westwood Village at 7:36 p.m. Sunday. There were no initial reports of injuries or damage. "

LB Aaron Porter reportedly leaving


LB Aaron Porter reportedly leaving and going to Wazzu

UCLA celebrates National Champions


UCLA Women’s Tennis NCAA Championship Celebration is set for Monday, June 2 – 5:00-7:30pm at the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Parking $12.

The most extensive analytical write-up on XSF you'll ever see!


Battle Red Blog writer Matt Weston wrote @7000 words breaking down XSF's play here at UCLA complete with GIFs to back it up. Really impressive stuff here!

Will UCLA Become a D-IV team?


The SEC commissioner presumably doesn't speak without some sense that the teams in the conference are generally on board. And, as can be seen in the link, the SEC says if they don't get their way in areas like more autonomy for the power conferences (SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, Big 10, ACC), then they would move to set up a new subdivision. This will be new math. Normally the higher the number, the smaller the school offerings in athletics (D-3 is not D-1). But now D-4 would be where the January bowl teams reside. My guess is that Block would go along, without knowing anything about this, because he would think D-4 has even less athletic emphasis than D-3.