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Another Rapper's Kid Snags UCLA Football Scholarship

This time Snoop Dogg's son, Cordell Broadus, is on the receiving end

(Newser) - Apparently UCLA really did not give a fig about all the controversy it stirred up by handing a $54,000 football scholarship to Diddy's kid , because now it's gone and doled out yet another football scholarship to yet another rapper's son. This time around Snoop Dogg's... More »

UConn's 78th Straight Yields Another Title

Huskies top Stanford in season's closest game

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team rallied tonight after a horrible first half to beat Stanford, 53-47, for its second consecutive undefeated championship season. The Huskies finished this season 39-0 and have won 78 games in a row. Coach Geno Auriemma's squad is now in position to challenge the... More »

UConn Women Win 71st in Row

Top-ranked Huskies eclipse school's 2001-03 mark

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut women's team set a new NCAA record tonight, winning its 71st consecutive game by beating Notre Dame. The Huskies, who haven't lost since April 6, 2008, broke the record the school set from Nov. 9, 20001-March 11, 2003. UConn has trailed just 86 minutes in... More »

Palin's John Wooden Quote Actually From Native Activist

John Wooden Legs more into tribal land rights than UCLA coach

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has made many a mention of her background as a basketball point guard, but in her memoir she completely misses the net with a quote attributed to coaching legend John Wooden, Geoffrey Dunn writes. In fact, it’s Native American activist John Wooden Legs behind the quote, which... More »

'Nova Ends UCLA's Final Four Run

(Newser) - The Wildcats had it all the way. Dante Cunningham scored 18 points Saturday, helping Villanova reach the round of 16 for the fourth time in 5 years with an 89-69 victory over UCLA that ended the Bruins' bid for a fourth straight Final Four appearance. Corey Fisher and Reggie Redding... More »

No Shockers on Day One

(Newser) - It was a disappointingly sane opening to March Madness yesterday, writes ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. Only four out of the 16 games were won by the lower seeds, and only one of those—12-seed Western Kentucky over 5-seed Illinois—approached headline status. Top seeds UNC and UConn rolled, with UConn... More »

Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

North Carolina junior sweeps MVP awards; Parker takes women's honor

(Newser) - He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night. The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the... More »

UCLA Rumbles Into Final Four

Bruins return for the third straight year

(Newser) - UCLA is back in the Final Four for the third straight year. In Thursday's win over Western Kentucky, Bruins fans chanted "Keeeeeff" as James Keefe led the charge. Today, they were back to "Loooooc" as Luc Richard Mbah a Moute shook off a bad ankle to help spark... More »

UCLA Shows Western Kentucky No Love

Bruins wake up in time creep closer to third straight Final Four

(Newser) - UCLA held its breath last night until Cinderella finally decided to go home. With point guard Darren Collison fouling out with five minutes left, the Bruins had to hold on down the stretch for an 88-78 win over 12th-seeded Western Kentucky, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Bruins now just... More »

UCLA Escapes Aggies' Upset Bid

After trailing for the duration, saved by Darren Collison's clutch play

(Newser) - It wasn't pretty, but top-seed UCLA survived the second round, reports the LA Times. Despite shooting 39 percent from the field and trailing by as many as ten in the second half, the Bruins nonetheless avoided an upset, edging out the Texas A&M 53-49. Darren Collison was the hero,... More »

UCLA Wins Laugher Over MVSU

Bruins cruise to 70-29 first-round romp

(Newser) - UCLA jumped out to a 16-2 lead on Mississippi Valley State last night and that was the fun part for the Delta Devils, reports the Los Angeles Times. Kevin Love led the top-seeded Bruins with 20 points as they cruised to a 70-29 win in the first round of the... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

UCLA Slips by Stanford to Win Pac-10

Even without a healthy Love, Bruins complete sweep of Cardinal

(Newser) - With one key player on crutches and another on the sidelines, No. 3 UCLA knew its was going to need help from other places in the Pac-10 championship game against No. 11 Stanford today. Luckily for the Bruins, Darren Collison was more than happy to help out, reports the Los ... More »

UCLA Destroys Cal to Advance in Pac-10

Xavier finishes off Dayton; Ogilvy leads Vandy over Auburn

(Newser) - Foul trouble kept Kevin Love quiet in the first half, but early in the second fans heard him loud and clear. UCLA’s center hit three consecutive shots from beyond the arc to help the Bruins rout the California Golden Bears, 88-66, less than a week after a controversial finish... More »

Love Leads Late Rally as UCLA Beats Cal

Kansas clinches tie for Big 12, Syracuse upsets Marquette

(Newser) - Kevin Love scored 22 points and Josh Shipp hit a shot from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 UCLA to an 81-80 Pac-10 win over Cal today, reports the Associated Press. The Bruins, who came from 11 down, trailed by four with 31 seconds... More »

UCLA Wins Pac-10 Title in OT

No. 3 Bruins storm from behind to shock No. 7 Stanford

(Newser) - No. 7 Stanford dominated most of regulation, but unfortunately for the Cardinal No. 3 UCLA took control in overtime for a 77-67 win last night, reports the Associated Press. The win clinches the Pac-10 title for the Bruins, who swept the second-place Cardinal in the season series, and puts UCLA... More »

Love Is All UCLA Needs Against 'Zona

Notre Dame beats DePaul; Louisville dominates Villanova

(Newser) - Kevin Love may be a freshman, but you’d never know it by the way he's played this year, and especially today: UCLA’s center led the Bruins with 24 points and 15 rebounds to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 68-66. Arizona’s Jerryd Bayless made every effort in the final... More »

Lopez Lifts Stanford Past Washington St.

No. 8 Cardinal comes back to set up Pac-10 showdown with UCLA

(Newser) - No. 8 Stanford's Brook Lopez took it upon himself today to make sure Thursday's Pac-10 battle with No. 4 UCLA means something. The 7-foot sophomore scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, pulled down six rebounds and had four blocks as the Cardinal came back to beat... More »

Michigan State Revenges Loss to Iowa

No. 7 Texas wins 7th straight, No. 6 UCLA comes back to win

(Newser) - Six weeks ago, Iowa sent No. 19 Michigan State reeling with a convincing win. Today, the Spartans made sure that didn't happen again by scoring 20 of the games first 21 points in a 66-52 Big Ten win, reports the Associated Press. The win was the 300th for Tom Izzo... More »

UCLA Cruises Past Oregon State

84-49 win over worst in conference no surprise

(Newser) - Sixth-ranked UCLA felt strong going into last night's game against Oregon State, the worst team in the Pac-10 Conference. The score bore out that confidence, as the Bruins decimated the Beavers 84-49 without tiring any starters. No UCLA player exceeded 29 minutes; Kevin Love put in only 21 and almost... More »

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