Make No Mistake: The Scholarship Seating Program Is a Cash Grab

After giving out an undeserving contract to a certain head coach and not holding assistant football coaches accountable for their performance, the Athletic Department is crying poor. How much is enough?  TWEET (5) SHARE (12) PIN Alright, so now that we know the facts about the Scholarship Seating Program that will be implemented for 2016, let’s take a deeper look into things and raise some issues. Let’s look first…

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UCLA Basketball Posts Lowest Attendance Ever At Pauley Pavilion Under Steve Alford

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports In just two years, UCLA Basketball home attendance has slipped nearly 20%. Contrary to the fiction being written about Steve Alford by Matt Norlander of CBS Sports, the UCLA Basketball program’s sank to a new low in 2014-2015. (By the way, Alford has been on the job 27 months, not 16, Matt.) “But we made the Sweet 16 twice!” shouted the Alford supporters. That’s nice. The…

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UCLA Football, Adidas Unveil New Home Uniforms That Fall Short…AGAIN

This morning, UCLA and Adidas unveiled UCLA’s 2015 Home Uniforms. (Photo credit: adidas.com) (Photo credit: adidas.com) The jerseys again feature the busy two-tone pattern which has been used recently which almost looks like a chainlink fence. Many fans will be immediately disappointed as the traditional Clarendon font which finally returned last season has been replaced with what Adidas is calling “a custom ‘Bruin Bold’ font, which was designed exclusively for UCLA and inspired…

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UCLA has low self-esteem

Eamonn Brennan, ESPN Staff Writer This week, Paul Hewitt — former owner of the worst buyout clause ever — finally got off the hook. How? Because this week the world learned the details of the buyout UCLA added to newly minted coach Steve Alford’s contract. In essence, UCLA and Alford agreed that if the coach leaves the school or is fired before April 30, 2016,whichever party initiates the termination will…

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Bernstein: UCLA Hired A Scumbag

March 31, 2013 By Dan Bernstein- CBSChicago.com Senior Columnist (CBS) The protesters deserve to be heard once again. They gathered outside Carver-Hawkeye Arena to help bring attention to Steve Alford’s unconscionable behavior after his star player turned sexual assailant. They stood for what was right after the Iowa coach acted to shield a violent criminal and intimidate the victim both publicly and privately. Eleven years later, too many have forgotten…

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Another Guerrero failure: UCLA Charging Students to Check Out “the Pauley Opening Madness”

Originally posted by Nestor on  @BruinNation on Oct 20, 2012 Once again to no one’s surprise Dan Guerrero’s incompetent athletic department makes a tone-deaf and bad business decision to charge students for attendance at new Pauley’s opening night festivities. This will surprise no one but nevertheless it is still ridiculous. The geniuses at Morgan Center will be charging UCLA students to check out “the Pauley Opening Madness” on November 2nd: Tickets to the…

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Dan Guerrero’s Idea of Exciting UCLA Students For A Big Game: Lame Cardboards

Originally posted by Menelaus on Bruinsnation on Oct 30, 2012 UCLA’s incompetent athletic director isn’t doing much to create buzz and excitement among UCLA student body to encourage turnout for Bruins’ biggest football game in years. UCLA is coming off its biggest road win in more than a decade. The Bruins at 6-2 (3-2 in conference) are ranked number 25 in the country. We are going to be playing in probably…

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Bombshell: UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero Publicly Trashes Bruin Basketball Program

Originally posted by Nestor on @BruinNation on Aug 25, 2013 The worst athletic director in America – UCLA’s Dan Guerrero – makes more excuses for his incompetence by publicly trashing Bruin basketball program. I wish we were making this up but the most incompetent athletic director in the country just found a way to embarrass himself in the media. Ryan Kartje, the UCLA beat reporter for the Orange County Register just tweeted out…

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UCLA Athletics Attendance: FAIL at Marketing to Students While Others Take Action

Originally posted by MexiBruin on Bruinsnation on Feb 24, 2014 Bumped – BN Eds Darren Rovell in his Feb. 17th piece “Will next generation of fans show up?” brings our attention to a startling development in college sports: the decline of attendance at games by students. What is particularly baffling, is that the attendance numbers are far below actual tickets sales, meaning that students are buying the tickets, then simply…

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