Wednesday, May 27

The Quad: Lonzo Ball’s $495 shoes prove out of reach for most UCLA students

I’m a broke college student. Yes, I know, you are too. My broke self always debates whether or not to spend money on a $5 Uber or whether I should be nice enough to tip the pizza delivery guy $3 (usually I end up doing neither, but that’s beside the point). Read more...

Photo: The most expensive pair of Lonzo Ball’s shoes is $995. (Creative Commons photo by Nick Ares via flickr)



The Quad: The eternal dominance of college sports, explained

There was a football game yesterday. It involved a team you probably care about. It did not go well. But why? No, I’m not asking why the Bruins lost again. Read more...

Photo: Front-page report of the Bruins defeat of USC during UCLA football’s only championship season in 1954. Intercollegiate athletics were already major televised affairs at this time. (Daily Bruin archives)


The Quad: The top 10 things that are #YoungerThanTaysomHill

UCLA football is playing BYU on Saturday, and BYU’s starting quarterback is named Taysom Hill, and he’s 26 years old. UCLA’s student section – fresh off the high of becoming the first Twitter-verified student section in the country – decided to spend the week roasting Hill for being old by using the hashtag #YoungerThanTaysomHill. Read more...

Photo: This is what Goodyear blimps looked like when Taysom Hill was born. (Creative Commons photo by Tequask via Wikimedia)



Press Pass: Tennis in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — We’re going to start by getting the bad stuff out of the way. So, let’s begin with sports. Our trip to Tulsa ended, unfortunately, as a huge athletic disappointment. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s tennis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I championship tournament. But the visit was an “eye-opening experience” for the writers who went to cover it. (Charlie Levin/Daily Bruin)