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Bruin Bites: Volleyball's Huge Wins, Women's Hoops Splits, Gymnastics Back on Track, Tennis Clean Sweep

It's Monday morning and as we get ready to start the work week, we take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the wider UCLA-iverse, focusing in on a handful of results for our various non-revenue programs, including a huge week of victories for the #1-ranked championship-contender men's volleyball team under John Speraw.

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Sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due. Yes, Chianti Dan did hire John Speraw. Sure, it definitely helped that Speraw is an alum and former assistant who openly wanted the job when the legendary Al Scates stepped down. But compare Speraw to the Hoosier Loser - the hire that Chianti Dan made to run the other double-digit national title program that plays in Pauley Pavilion - and you couldn't get a more stark contrast. While Speraw's Twitter feed (@JohnSperaw) and post-match comments are full of praise for his team and players, douchebag-in-charge Steve Alford is busy throwing his players under the bus, which is kind of ironic since Alford's hire was widely criticized by alums and faculty, in part for his stubborn insistence in defending Pierre Pierce at Iowa. But then again,when you realize that "motherfucker" tried to discourage Tony Snell from jumping to the NBA, you realize that Steve Alford is a selfish douchebag: you know the kind of guy who plays his kid too many minutes but does it because he's the coach and he can. Shame that this isn't Little League, but big-time college hoops. But in any event, I digress. We have some excellent results from our various non-revenue teams, so let's turn to the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse for this Monday morning:

Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to kick off this Monday morning as we get the work week started. Fire away in the comment section with your thoughts, additions, or other bits of UCLA-related news.