UCLA Sports News: Catching you up on everything that isn’t football or basketball

Mar10, 2012; Nampa, ID, USA; Marcus Nilsson of UCLA competes in the heptathlon mens pole vault at the 2012 NCAA indoor championships at Jacksons Indoor Track. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

Here at Go Joe Bruin, we primarily cover the UCLA football and UCLA basketball squads. Why? Because growing up, that is all my father had me watch with him, and I fell asleep at the sight of baseball and other sports. I’m also a soccer fan once every four years.

But with the 2012 recruiting season over in football and with UCLA basketball missing the NCAA tournament (and with your humbled head honcho pulling all-nighter after all-nighter to study for impending finals), there isn’t much going on these days except for the sports which I have always been disinterested in.

Hey, who said a sports blogger couldn’t be honest?

That said, I believe in acquired tastes. It might take me about a few years before I’m an expert at baseball, gymnastics or women’s volleyball </drool>, but as long as all those sports (and any other sport, really) involve players bleeding True Blue and Gold, I’m down, dawg.

So here we are. A generic, miscellaneous “Everything But Basketball/Football” blog post.

Women’s Track is going up to Northridge

The Northridge Invitational will take place this Friday and Saturday. According to UCLABruins.com, we boast some serious talent, with 12 Bruins ranking in the top 25 of the NCAA on the 400 meter runs, 800 meter runs, 1500 meter runs, the high jump and the pole vault.

In unrelated news, I took the stairs today and probably rank in the top 100 of fastest time to walk three flights here at my apartment complex.

4th-ranked UCLA Men’s Tennis team knocks off No. 1 Baylor

Score. Any time you beat someone at number one in anything, you’re doing well. That’s what I was told, at least.

Apparently, this win gave UCLA some vindication. Last time the two teams met, Baylor edged UCLA in the NCAA Championships. My mom always said revenge is always bitter and never sweet, but she also said that sports writing was a horrible career. This win was obviously some very sweet revenge.

Thus, a moral lesson: You can’t believe anything your mom says these days.

UCLA Men’s Volleyball loses to Southern Cal at the Wooden Center

/Sad face.

Legendary volleyball coach Al Scates, who’s been the UCLA coach for 50 years, would probably have liked to beat $C again at Collins Court. That said, this loss drops us to just 12-3 in conference, a game ahead of Southern Cal. So not all hope is lost.

UCLA Baseball: Bruins extend winning streak, beat Southern Cal at Dodger Stadium

Well, that was easy.

UCLA beat u$c 7-2 at Dodger Stadium, extending their winning streak to 11 games and making us look like an unstoppable machine. Ever since we started the season with a shocking loss to Maryland, we’ve been rattling off wins like … I’m stuck. Any good similes? Greatly appreciated, you guys.

What’s sad is that, despite friends attempting to coerce me, I have not yet gone to a UCLA baseball game. With finals kicking my behind, I’ve barely had time to sleep.

Such is the life of a UCLA student. I didn’t go to a university for an easy path to a degree; I would have gone to USC if that were the case.

Anyway, that raps up anything and everything UCLA that seems noteworthy. Did I miss something? Are you a student-athlete in any sport and want to get the word out about your team at UCLA, because I’m an ignorant idiot that just glosses over things? Hit me up on Twitter: @GoJoeBruinUCLA.

Topics: Ucla Baseball, UCLA Men's Tennis, Ucla Men's Volleyball, Ucla Track

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  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    You have been hubbed my friend.

  • JustinHsueh

    Really enjoyed this one, something to read other than lecture slides and textbooks!

    • carlosatUCLA

       @JustinHsueh Fucking kill me already. Too many textbooks and slides man …