Tuesday, November 20


Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball was ESPN’s No. 1 point guard and No. 4 overall recruit in the class of 2016. His presence on UCLA's team alongside ESPN's No. 13 recruit, freshman forward T.J. Leaf, lifted the Bruins to national prominence. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Wang’s Word: NBA superteams should not be condemned for dominating playoff games

My finals week starts Thursday. While most students are at least a week away from hunkering down at 24-hour Powell or chugging cups of coffee that make 7-Eleven’s Big Gulps look like shot glasses, I’ll be sacrificing sleep and my grades to watch the “three-match” between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals. Read more...

Photo: Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball was ESPN’s No. 1 point guard and No. 4 overall recruit in the class of 2016. His presence on UCLA's team alongside ESPN's No. 13 recruit, freshman forward T.J. Leaf, lifted the Bruins to national prominence. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball was ESPN’s No. 1 point guard and No. 4 overall recruit in the class of 2016. His presence on UCLA's team alongside ESPN's No. 13 recruit, freshman forward T.J. Leaf, lifted the Bruins to national prominence. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)



Former University of Arizona coach Craig Carter was arrested after threatening one of his former athletes. In ESPN's article on Carter and his accuser Baillie Gibson, the authors question whether the school could have done more to investigate. (Creative Commons photo by Steve548 via Pixabay)

The Dam Truth: Coaches, schools must better protect student-athletes from harassment

As cliche as it is, you can almost always expect athletes at the postgame press conference to blame themselves for the loss. The more heartbreaking the defeat, the more they’ll usually talk about how they could’ve executed a play differently, how it wasn’t anyone else’s fault and how they could’ve done more. Read more...

Photo: Former University of Arizona coach Craig Carter was arrested after threatening one of his former athletes. In ESPN's article on Carter and his accuser Baillie Gibson, the authors question whether the school could have done more to investigate. (Creative Commons photo by Steve548 via Pixabay)

Former University of Arizona coach Craig Carter was arrested after threatening one of his former athletes. In ESPN's article on Carter and his accuser Baillie Gibson, the authors question whether the school could have done more to investigate. (Creative Commons photo by Steve548 via Pixabay)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Wang’s Word: Weed out feeble drug policies by focusing on coaches, self-disclosure

Dykstra Hall, eighth floor. I saw my fair share of football players visit the local marijuana dealer’s room last year, so I probably have a good idea of what was going on. Read more...

Photo: According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Freshman forward T.J. Leaf entered UCLA as ESPN's No. 13 commit in the class of 2016, and after he led UCLA with 16.3 points to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, declared for the NBA draft on March 24. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: NBA should not be done with one-and-done rule

D’Angelo Russell, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz. All three NBA players were – or in Fultz’s case, will be – highly touted high school recruits and top-two NBA draft picks after spending only one year in college. Read more...

Photo: Freshman forward T.J. Leaf entered UCLA as ESPN's No. 13 commit in the class of 2016, and after he led UCLA with 16.3 points to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, declared for the NBA draft on March 24. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman forward T.J. Leaf entered UCLA as ESPN's No. 13 commit in the class of 2016, and after he led UCLA with 16.3 points to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, declared for the NBA draft on March 24. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)


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