Monday, August 20

Redshirt junior defender Matthew Powell (right) gets a tackle against Grand Canyon, later scoring one of UCLA's two goals Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Paoli (left) scored the Bruins' lone goal against UC Irvine Sunday night to wrap up preseason play. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Redshirt junior defender Matthew Powell (right) gets a tackle against Grand Canyon, later scoring one of UCLA's two goals Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Paoli (left) scored the Bruins' lone goal against UC Irvine Sunday night to wrap up preseason play. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Ryan Garcia – one of four UCLA baseball players on the Wareham Gatemen – pitched two playoff gems en route to a Cape Cod Baseball League championship. Garcia, Jeremy Ydens, Ryan Kreidler and Jack Ralston all made the trip to Massachusetts to play in the most prestigious summer ball league this year. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Bruin baseball players at bat in premier summer league on Cape Cod

There was UCLA, Purdue, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Houston and Yale apparel scattered throughout the loud, dimly lit Mexican restaurant. Nearly 30 college baseball players – along with an entire coaching staff, training staff and front office – were all crammed into the front room of El Mariachi, a popular restaurant in downtown Wareham, Massachusetts. Read more...

Ryan Garcia – one of four UCLA baseball players on the Wareham Gatemen – pitched two playoff gems en route to a Cape Cod Baseball League championship. Garcia, Jeremy Ydens, Ryan Kreidler and Jack Ralston all made the trip to Massachusetts to play in the most prestigious summer ball league this year. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's basketball announced its 13 out-of-conference regular season games Wednesday afternoon. Nine of the matchups will be at home, and the Bruins will take on five big-time NCAA Division I programs. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)
UCLA men's basketball announced its 13 out-of-conference regular season games Wednesday afternoon. Nine of the matchups will be at home, and the Bruins will take on five big-time NCAA Division I programs. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Un-Connon Opinions: NCAA rule overhaul cannot end corruption in men’s basketball

College basketball is about to get even more complicated. The NCAA announced several major rule changes last week regarding student-athletes pursuing NBA careers. Undrafted players who are invited to the NBA Combine will now be allowed to return to school, “elite” high school prospects are allowed to have official relationships with NCAA and USA Basketball-approved agents and the recruiting calendar is changing drastically. Read more...

The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Two former Bruins finished in the top 12 in this year's Open Championship. 2008 NCAA  individual champion Kevin Chappell led for several holes Sunday, eventually tying for sixth place with Tiger Woods. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Webb via Wikipedia Commons)
Two former Bruins finished in the top 12 in this year's Open Championship. 2008 NCAA  individual champion Kevin Chappell led for several holes Sunday, eventually tying for sixth place with Tiger Woods. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Webb via Wikipedia Commons)

GG Goloman was still with UCLA men's basketball just over four months ago. Now, he's averaging 8.5 points per game with the Sons of Westwood as they prepare to go to Atlanta for the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
GG Goloman was still with UCLA men's basketball just over four months ago. Now, he's averaging 8.5 points per game with the Sons of Westwood as they prepare to go to Atlanta for the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)
Jeremy Ydens was the leadoff hitter for the Bruins for the second half of the season and now holds that role for his summer team, the Wareham Gatemen. Ydens was named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star last week. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


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