UCLA Basketball, A necessity for any UCLA student.

One of the must-do experiences for any UCLA student is attending a men’s basketball game in historic Pauley Pavilion. This year Pauley Pavilion underwent an almost 2 year, 180$ million renovation without sacrificing the original structure, making it seem brand new and historic at the same time. There was a lot of hype surrounding the…

Pauley Pavilion Opening Madness

  Pauley is back! Pauley Pavilion, our indoor stadium that had been under construction since March 2011, has finally reopened for this year’s basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics season. Thousands of students and parents gathered in the newly renovated stadium to take part in the free Pauley Pavilion Opening Madness Event held last Friday evening. The…

Princeton Ly – UCLA Factor

One of the most awesome things about UCLA is our rich basketball tradition. Alumni of the Four Letters include all-time greats like Kareem (then Lew Alcindor), Bill Walton, Gail Goodrich, Reggie Miller – the list could go on and on. Our more recent NBA matriculates haven’t done that shabby either. Depending on how you count…

Princeton Ly – Coach

There is only one person in UCLA history that can be known simply by the name “Coach”. That man is Coach John Wooden, famously described by a former player as an “intergalactic treasure“. The statistics are recited so often that they almost lose their shock value, but here they are again: ten national championships, an…

Princeton Ly – On Football

Because of some family matters, I could not make the game this past Saturday. But being a good Bruin, I managed to catch it during dinner on one of the restaurant’s televisions – a stroke of extraordinary luck, given most fans probably don’t have the Versus channel. In any case, it was a great, spirit-rousing…