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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

College Basketball

Watch out coaches, he wants your number!

The TV announcer for the Youngstown State vs. Loyola Chicago Horizon League women’s basketball game on February 3rd says a couple of funny things in the pre-game show. The announcer is Chad Krispinsky and the coach he is talking about is Shannon Reidy of the Loyola Chicago women’s basketball team. Here’s what Krispinsky said (to…Read More

Better Hope he makes it to 100

Now this is a topic I had always thought about when I was a student at the wonderful campus of UCLA – why isn’t the football field on-site, and why is Pauley Pavilion so out-dated (and not named after John Wooden). They sort of fixed the latter issue by naming the court “Nell and John…Read More

The Taste of Victory!

How you ever had your puppy kicked? Ever been fired from a job? Been denied sex for the better part of your adolescence? If you answered yes to one (or all) of the aforementioned questions, then you might understand the pain the Iona Gaels endured this year. But no longer! The force was strong with…Read More

Show me Your Beaver!

In case you missed it, we had a scale game at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. The UCLA Bruins recorded their 17th straight home win crushing Oregon State 82-35. A siren went off for me when the Bruins were ahead at the half by a cool 30, 48-18, thanks to a 70% shooting performance. The…Read More

Siren Game: Kevin Durant

We live in a sports world of hype and hoopla.  It’s a world where magazine covers, shoe deals, and sponsors reign supreme.  Six foot six year olds are scouted, thirteen year olds with thirty foot jumpers are tracked, and rubes with ridiculous range are recruited.  In this world of scouting preps - dudes are dubbed saviors and heroes before they’ve even…Read More

Penalty: Unnecessary Floor Storming

Above is a video delineating an epidemic that has spread throughout college basketball venues across the country.  Yes, in case you were wondering, that is the site of the United Spirit Arena where a Bobby Knight coached Texas Tech team beat then 6th ranked Texas A&M.  Imagine that, the student body at a 20-win team coached by Bobby Knight  storms the floor following a win…Read More

SI has Trojan write UCLA Campus Review?

Of course I was pretty geeked like any other Bruin to see my school represented with some quality real estate on the front page of SI.com – and even more ecstatic to have one of the campus’ finer specimen doing the representing no less. Unfortunately, all that excitement came to a crashing halt as soon…Read More

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