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UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr. took time during his press conference today to reflect on the life of Nick Pasquale and express his condolences. For reasons that are beyond unclear, a reporter took a phone call during Mora’s speech and proceeded to talk so loudly that he ruined everything.
Redskins’ Logan Paulsen Shaves Off Year-Old Beard Dedicated To Friend Who Lost Leg After He Walks Again
Here’s your feel good story of the day. Last summer, Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen’s good friend and former UCLA teammate Nick Ekbatani was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and lost a leg. Paulsen decided to pay tribute to his Ekbatani by refusing to shave until his friend walked again. Ekbatani can now walk, Paulsen shaved off his caveman beard, and there’s video evidence of both.
UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad Sulked After Teammate Larry Drew’s Buzzer-Beater Because Shabazz Muhammad Didn’t Shoot The Ball
As the clock struck zero on a game tied at 57, UCLA’s Larry Drew nailed a step-back jumper for the win over Washington. The crowd went crazy. Larry Drew went crazy. His teammates went crazy. There was a dogpile. There was also UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, who didn’t sprint towards Drew when the ball went in. He hesitated, then walked. Right past the dogpile, too.
Arizona Running Back Ka’Deem Carey Kicked Out Of Arizona-UCLA Basketball Game For Telling Cop, “Get The F— Out Of My Face”
Officers of the law often respond well to the athlete “Do you know who I am?” shtick. Don’t want to submarine The Hometown Team for The Big Game. But sometimes they’re less than receptive. When Arizona All-American running back Ka’Deem Carey attended Thursday’s Arizona-UCLA game with his cousin, Hakeem Adams-Johnson, and ran into a spot of trouble with event staff and police, he gave it a whirl.
Poor Reeves Nelson. One minute you’re playing basketball for the UCLA Bruins, the next you’re in Lithuania and Sports Illustrated comes out with a story that you pissed on your teammates clothes and you’re just generally a crappy guy. But when the story is written by a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, it’s hard to argue that you’re not “a scumbag,” as Nelson is trying to do.
Undoubtedly very adrenalized at the prospect of seeing Portuguese heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo and his fellow bronzed Real Madrid teammates in the flesh, one particularly devoted female fan — in her excitement — ran in front of a golf cart transporting the players across UCLA’s campus.
With a win tonight, The Connecticut Huskies will set the record for the longest consecutive NCAA basketball winning streak with 89 straight wins, eclipsing the UCLA men’s basketball teams of the 1970s. How significant would it be? Several media types have weighed in.
Yesterday, before the UCLA-USC football game, a huge brawl broke out, resulting in stabbings, three arrests, and injured police offers. I’ve now found visceral some proof.
What could ruin a thrilling back and forth battle between two of the most storied programs in the country? How about one of the worst calls in the history of college basketball?