What’s Bruin Show (161) – Talking UCLA basketball, football with Danielle Alvari


In episode 161 of the What’s Bruin Show, Danielle Alvari once again joins us to talk about the on-going adventures with UCLA basketball and UCLA football.

In this episode, hosts Bill Shirley, Jake Merrifield and I welcome back Emmy nominated journalist and true Bruin Danielle Alvari as we discuss UCLA basketball and football. We also have special guest Alicia de Artola from Reign of Troy to talk about the FBI’s involvement with college basketball and the upcoming UCLA-USC game.

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We start the show with with introductions and Go Joe Bruin headlines, where we highlight GJB’s “Spring Practice Preview” series.

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We then talk about UCLA Women’s basketball and recap the season that was as they head into the Pac-12 Tournament. The Bruins had a lot of expectations heading into this season and fell short of some, but came through with flying colors with others. Part of this includes four Bruins being named to the All-Pac-12 teams.

We then wlcome de Artola to talk about the on-going FBI investigation with the USC basketball program and give our opinions about the turmoil occurring at Arizona. We then preview the USC-UCLA basketball game which has post-season implications for both teams.

Speaking of UCLA basketball, we get into what is going on with these Bruins after their meltdown on the road and the direction they are heading into the post-season.

And did you think we were getting through an entire episode without talking about football? Not if Jake has anything to do with it.

With spring practice starting in less than a week, we discuss what is to come with the Bruins as Chip Kelly has his first practices with the Bruins. On top of that, UCLA has done a brilliant job of marketing spring, which will span seven weeks from the start of practice to the Spring Game at the end of April.

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All of this and more in Episode 161 of the podcast you all know and love, the What’s Bruin Show.  Be sure to subscribe to WBS on iTunes. You can also listen on Podomatic.com and Stitcher.