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June 27, 2013 |
Debate continued Thursday over the upcoming switch that will end any state funding for UCLA's MBA program and make it dependent on tuition and donations. UC system President Mark G. Yudof this week approved the plan with some measures to ensure the program remains under UC control. The proposal for financial "self-support" was advocated for nearly three years by leaders of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, but critics contend it is a step toward privatization of a public university.
April 27, 2013 |
How good is UCLA punter Jeff Locke? He was the first punter taken in the NFL draft and only the 22nd punter drafted in the last 10 years. Locke was picked in the fifth round, the 115th selection overall this week, by the Minnesota Vikings. Only eight punters have been drafted higher since 2003. Locke's versatility adds to his appeal. He is effective at kickoffs and can handle field goals if needed. He is also one of the most intelligent players to pass through the UCLA program.
April 24, 2013 |
UCLA football is embracing a high-tech future. The Bruins unveiled a new gizmo Wednesday: the CoachComm Tempo, a system that includes two Led Zeppelin-ready speakers and that can run the clock and scoreboard, simulate crowd noise, play music and be used to amplify the instructions of coaches. "A lot of teams around the country are using this," Coach Jim Mora said. "Oregon uses it; Chip Kelly bought one when he went to [coach] Philadelphia. We talked to five or six coaches and they all said it would help practice efficiency.
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March 30, 2012 |
Dr. Paul H. Crandall, a UCLA neurosurgeon who pioneered now widely used techniques for diagnosing the source of epileptic seizures in the brain and removing the offending cells, died March 15 from complications of pneumonia at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. He was 89. Crandall, who founded the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, "was the father of UCLA's epilepsy program," Dr. Neil Martin, the current chairman of neurosurgery at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine, said in a statement.
March 18, 2012 |
A piece of what's left of UCLA in this year's NCAA tournament can be found in the middle row of the Bruins' 1995 national title photo. Seated between assistant Steve Lavin and head coach Jim Harrick is a young assistant. Lorenzo Romar? No, Romar was on that staff, too, seated in the picture on Harrick's left. The coach is Mark Gottfried, who on Sunday led No. 11 North Carolina State to a 66-63 upset victory over No.3 Georgetown in the Midwest Regional. North Carolina State, in its first tournament since 2006, advances to next week's round of 16 in St. Louis.
February 26, 2012 |
Torii Hunter Jr., the son of Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, will make an unofficial visit to UCLA. Hunter is a wide receiver from Prosper (Texas) High School, where he will be a senior in the fall. Hunter had 40 receptions for 701 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He has received offers from Arkansas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. UCLA coaches have already started recruiting their 2013 class, holding the first of two junior days this weekend. Among those scheduled to attend were: Murrieta Vista Murrieta defensive back Su'a Cravens, whose offers include UCLA, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas A&M and USC. Rancho Cucamonga defensive back Tahaan Goodman, whose offers include UCLA, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Rancho Cucamonga defensive back Chris Hawkins, whose offers include UCLA, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford and Texas A&M. Phoenix Mountain Pointe offensive lineman Kenny Lacy, whose offers include UCLA, Arkansas, Kansas State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.