February 28, 1998
According to the UCLA media guide, Jelani McCoy's favorite athlete is . . . Chris Webber. Surprise! TOM MADARA, Santa Monica After reading the articles regarding their drug policies: Does UCLA have a snowboarding team? PATRICK PASCAL, Los Angeles This letter is written to clarify and correct certain statements made in Tim Kawakami's Feb. 25 article regarding UCLA's student-athlete drug testing program. First, UCLA's Drug Education and and Testing program has been in place for more than 10 years.
November 1, 1997
What is the big deal about Bob Trumpy's comment that USC is the only football school [in town worth talking about]? Doesn't anybody get it? Even though UCLA is ranked 12th, has a six-game winning streak, has won the city series the last six years and USC is struggling, the city of Los Angeles would rather watch USC football! So, those of you that were offended--get over it! UCLA football will never have the tradition nor the popularity that USC has, winning season or not. All you offended UCLA fans need to sit back, relax and just wait for basketball season to start.
July 26, 1996 |
Packed subways, lost bus drivers, scheduling snafus and, now, Tanya Harding? Well, thankfully for Billy Payne, it's not that Harding, the hit-woman ice skater named Tonya who left her mark--black--on Nancy Kerrigan's knee and sport in general. This Tanya Harding is the star pitcher for Australia's Olympic softball team, which faces the United States today in a key first-round game in Columbus, Ga. This Tanya Harding is infamous in her own right.
June 3, 1995
Does the stench from Westwood bother anyone? Using a part-timer from Australia to win the softball championship, UCLA goes from bad to worse. After escaping unpunished from the sordid Angelo Mazzone-Rose Bowl ticket scandal . . . the mighty Bruins sneak in a ringer, in the form of Tanya Harding. She flies in to play scarcely half a season. "I'm sure she paid her own air fare, but we haven't checked on that." Yeah, sure. Are we curious what the NCAA would discover, if it had the energy to investigate?
August 5, 1993 |
In a move tied to the state's financial crisis, UCLA announced Wednesday that it will eliminate three successful athletic programs--men's swimming and men's and women's gymnastics--after the 1993-94 academic year. The university's decision apparently means the end of three programs that have spawned dozens of Olympic athletes, including several gold medalists.
July 11, 1992
I read with absolute amazement the terrible "blow" to longtime UCLA basketball fans because they were requested to put their money where there mouth was (July 4). While I could understand one's objection to paying $750 to the UCLA athletic department to fund the athletic machine, there is an alternative. Individuals may make a gift of $1,500 to Chancellor's Associates, which provides significant academic support to the institution that the various objectors purportedly love so much.