Saturday, February 24

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Mackie McDonald is ready for the pros

UCLA men’s tennis star Mackie McDonald rarely shows emotion. Down, up, ranked, unranked, the junior plays every point the same. His robotic tenacity makes him one of the best, if not the best, collegiate tennis players in the country. Read more...

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(Daily Bruin file photo)

In the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow have been subject to extensive media coverage due to their public statements relating to their Christian faith. (Creative Commons photos by Keith Allison and Jeffrey Beall via Flickr)

On the media frenzy surrounding faith and football

What do quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tim Tebow have in common? Judging by their playing careers, probably not a lot – they might even seem like opposites if you think about it. Read more...

Photo: In the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow have been subject to extensive media coverage due to their public statements relating to their Christian faith. (Creative Commons photos by Keith Allison and Jeffrey Beall via Flickr)

In the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow have been subject to extensive media coverage due to their public statements relating to their Christian faith. (Creative Commons photos by Keith Allison and Jeffrey Beall via Flickr)

WNBA player Swin Cash speaking in London. (Creative Commons photo by U.S. Embassy London via Flickr)

Women deserve respect both in game and on the sidelines

The Panther and Bronco offenses weren’t the only appalling thing that happened during Super Bowl Sunday. Three-time WNBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash, empathizing with Cam Newton’s less-than-stellar press conference after his Super Bowl loss, stated that the NFL MVP would learn to compose himself with more seasons and experience under his belt. Read more...

Photo: WNBA player Swin Cash speaking in London. (Creative Commons photo by U.S. Embassy London via Flickr)

WNBA player Swin Cash speaking in London. (Creative Commons photo by U.S. Embassy London via Flickr)


NBC has exclusive American distribution rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2032. (Creative Commons photo by Gregg O'Connell via Flickr)

Olympic coverage should be free in US, not monopolized

If all goes well with the Olympic bid, the world will be watching Westwood and Los Angeles in 2024. Except for millions of Americans. This is hardly an exaggeration – the Olympic Games as a whole are perhaps the most-watched television program in the world, and viewership only increases with each successive games. Read more...

Photo: NBC has exclusive American distribution rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2032. (Creative Commons photo by Gregg O'Connell via Flickr)

NBC has exclusive American distribution rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2032. (Creative Commons photo by Gregg O'Connell via Flickr)

Myles Jack, who left UCLA early for the NFL draft, is now a top prospect. (Daily Bruin file photo)

How does Myles Jack stack up?

When Myles Jack left school early to enter the NFL draft, some questioned his decision, including his coach, Jim Mora. Mora, citing his experience with professional draft rooms, noted it might be tough for a team to pull the trigger on Jack with so little tape to look at. Read more...

Photo: Myles Jack, who left UCLA early for the NFL draft, is now a top prospect. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Myles Jack, who left UCLA early for the NFL draft, is now a top prospect. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Al Scates coached men's volleyball at UCLA for 50 years, garnering 19 NCAA titles along the way. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Al Scates, UCLA’s unsung coaching legend

Here at UCLA, we’re awfully proud of John Wooden. We have a statue of him, an athletic center is named after him and you can buy T-shirts with his face on them at Ackerman. Read more...

Photo: Al Scates coached men's volleyball at UCLA for 50 years, garnering 19 NCAA titles along the way. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Al Scates coached men's volleyball at UCLA for 50 years, garnering 19 NCAA titles along the way. (Daily Bruin file photo)