The strategy: Change your relationship to the stuff you buy.
We begin with an appropriately geeky question from Overland Park, Kan., former home to the NCAA's headquarters.
With about 2,400 four-year universities located in the U.S., high school students may find the actual process of applying to college as anxiety inducing as waiting for an acceptance letter.
NEW YORK -- Of course she knew about the streak. The daily reminders from friends and passers-by on campus had buzzed in the ear of Samantha Prahalis for the past two months. Regardless of subject matter and the length of interaction, the Ohio State junior All-America point guard found plenty of conversations punctuated by a two-word conclusion-cum-request:
The FBI and University of California at Los Angeles police are investigating a new round of threats from anti-animal research activists who claimed to have sent AIDS-tainted razor blades and a threatening message to a research professor, a university spokesman said Tuesday.
Protesters of a tuition hike at University of California campuses stood their ground into Friday night, with 41 demonstrators at UC Berkeley cited for trespassing after their takeover of a campus building.
Angry students at the Davis, California, branch of the University of California refused to vacate the school's administration building Thursday evening in a show of defiance and protest over a 32-percent undergraduate tuition hike instituted by the California Board of Regents earlier in the day.
Students at UCLA protest a plan that would boost student fees by 32 percent over two years. KCAL's Rachel Kim reports.
LOS ANGELES -- Ben Howland has all the financial security he needs, and he is beginning his seventh year of his dream job. As the UCLA coach sat and enjoyed a quiet lunch at Sandbag's restaurant last Friday on a spectacular sunny day in Westwood Village, he looked like a man who didn't have a care in the world.
Investigators have found the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing of a University of California, Los Angeles student in a chemistry lab, authorities said Friday.
The guest speaker sends his regrets - he's got a movie to do
On Earth Day on Wednesday, Dr. David Jentsch marched at the head of a column of UCLA students and faculty members to the chant of, "Stand up for science!" Across the street a smaller but equally vocal group of animal rights advocates chanted, "U-C-L-A, how many animals have you killed today!"
Supporters of animal research in Los Angeles chant, "Animal research wanted here."
Heads turn and whispers grow as the striking yet familiar figure makes his way through the crowd to take his spot at his company's booth.
Jewish students and faculty at California universities fear for their safety on campus because of threats aimed at them over the Middle East conflict, the father of a slain Wall Street Journal reporter said Friday.
The passionate Hoop Thinkers who visit this space are certainly not short on ideas on how to improve the greatest spectacle in American sports, the NCAA tournament. On Tuesday, I wrote that I was vehemently against the idea of expanding the tournament, and I'm happy to report that I did not receive a single e-mail from a reader disagreeing with my position. The people have spoken -- at least to me.
Now that college football's BCS madness has been sorted out and the bowl picture is complete, I have the distinct pleasure of writing about a sport where the regular season actually means something.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Just two schools have won back-to-back NCAA titles since UCLA captured 10 of them (including seven in a row) between 1964 and 1975. Hence, one could argue that a coach who takes his team to three straight Final Fours has accomplished something that is, by modern standards, Woodenesque.
Krishna Rajarman's classmates and friends remembered him Tuesday as a mentor and scholar who preferred to go home on weekends to spend time with his younger brothers than party on campus.
Deputy Chief Michel Moore says a California father confessed in a letters to killing his family and himself.
So many gaudy statistics, so little time. Undefeated BYU, which hosts Wyoming on Saturday, is 2-0 against Pac-10 teams this season, including last weekend's paradigm-changing, 59-0 drubbing of UCLA, a result so surreal and stunning that it forced us to ask: which is the team from the BCS conference, and which the mid-major from the wrong side of the tracks?
For about 90 percent of the nation's major football schools, opening weekend went off without a hitch. The fans of those few that didn't wasted no time going into full-out panic mode.
No one gave UCLA a chance. Not even the stadium operators at the Rose Bowl, who shut the lights off as Rick Neuheisel tried to speak to the student body from a makeshift podium set up behind the team's bench after UCLA's 27-24 overtime win over Tennessee.
Tucked between Lot 6 and Drake Stadium, just a stone's throw from the Bruin Bear, sits the greatest venue in all of sports: Pauley Pavilion. It is where John Wooden used to roll up his game program and where Lew Alcindor honed his sky hook. It is where I slept out for games as a freshman and where I did radio play-by-play as a senior.
Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute
In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of . . . blitz pickups?
After leading UCLA to its third straight Final Four, Bruins freshman Kevin Love plans to enter his name into the NBA draft on Thursday, sources close to the situation told SI.com. Love has scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. PDT at UCLA's J.D. Morgan Center to make the announcement, where he'll appear along with his father, Stan, as well as Bruins coach Ben Howland.
LOS ANGELES -- It's another idyllic spring afternoon on UCLA's campus (75 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in the sky). Just outside Morgan Center, home for the Bruins' athletic teams, backpack-toting students walk by in shorts and sandals, while an acoustic guitarist serenades passers-by with a Matchbox 20 song.
UCLA (35-3) vs. Memphis (37-1) Saturday, 6:07 p.m., CBS Alamodome (44,000)
When UCLA has the ball: "You must keep Darren Collison and Russell Westbrook from penetrating. They want to run, but [coach] Ben Howland wants [them] to get across half-court and set up. If you have length, depth and speed, you can get to them -- but you have to have all three."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five things we learned while trying to figure out why Tyler Smith disappeared in the second half against Louisville:
The day before they're scheduled to meet top-ranked UCLA in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tourney, the Western Kentucky players stood huddled around a free-standing white board in their locker room at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.
Five things we learned while watching referee Curtis Shaw go on a one-man look-at-me spree (whoops, he just T'd us up too!):
Underrated: West Virginia. The Mountaineers are comprised of John Beilein-bred finesse players who now play with Bob Huggins-imbedded toughness, none more so than star forward Joe Alexander. They've beaten both Pittsburgh and Connecticut over the past two weeks.
The medical center is firing 13 employees and disciplining doctors, the Los Angeles Times reports
After discussing the merits of the Pac-10 tournament, the complexities of the NCAA seeding process, and the possibility that his team will reach the Final Four for the third year in a row, UCLA center Kevin Love pondered a far more pressing question. "Are we the Duke of the West?" Love asked. "Does everybody hate us now?"
LOS ANGELES -- When O.J. Mayo finally returned to the visitor's locker room in Pauley Pavilion, a long while after launching the game ball nearly up to the level of UCLA's 11 national-championship banners, and a shorter while after giving post-game interviews to CBS' Billy Packer as well as the Trojans radio show, he was stopped by strength coach Rudy Hackett, who leaned into Mayo's ear and reminded him of a phone call. From nearly a year ago.
Profiles of the key attorneys in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson:
SI.com's Gennaro Filice analyzes the matchup.
This is the time of year that college football renews all of its richest traditions -- rivals are re-acquainted, bowl bids are extended and boosters are mobilized so they can raise millions of dollars to help buy out their head coach's existing contract.
PROTAGONISTS: Kevin Love, O.J. Mayo, Ben Howland, Tim Floyd
Favorite sports event I've attended: 1995 Final Four -- UCLA's championship in Seattle
Remember that episode of Entourage last year when Vince, Ari and the gang nervously waited out an L.A. blackout desperate to hear the opening-day box office numbers for Aquaman? Well, that's kind of how I feel this week (though I do not anticipate crashing any high school parties).
LOS ANGELES -- There are signs all around UCLA's campus proclaiming the school's latest athletic achievement: "First to 100 NCAA Championships."
The sign outside of the LG Beach House, a 3,500 square-foot oasis on the Malibu shores, says the "Young Kings of L.A." are having a party here today. While it's true that the self-proclaimed quartet of NBA players, Dorrell Wright, Marcus Williams, Hassan Adams and Trevor Ariza, are throwing a classic summer soiree on the sun-kissed beach, L.A.'s newest young king is gazing at the waves rolling up against the beachfront property, soaking in his new kingdom before the sun sets.
"The grind-it-out regional" is the way that Kansas coach Bill Self described the West region after his team did just that in beating Southern Illinois on Thursday night. Then, UCLA and Pittsburgh went out and reinforced his point. After the Jayhawks' ragged 61-58 win, the Bruins earned a spot in the Elite Eight with a rather unsightly 64-55 victory.
Looking vulnerable: UCLA Perhaps if UCLA hadn't stumbled down the stretch, losing its last two games, including in the first round to Cal in the Pac-10 tournament, I might not be so concerned about the way the Bruins blew a late lead against Indiana. The truth is, even while UCLA was rolling up wins this season, there were plenty of occasions it looked vulnerable and spotted opponents double-digit leads. The Bruins still have that big hole in the middle that used to be filled by Ryan Hollins, so they don't have as big a margin for error as they had last year. They can't afford any more mental lapses in this tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS -- It is Wednesday evening, and I'm sitting in my room at the Marriott in downtown Indy. Within a mile or so from here, at a secure, undisclosed location, the NCAA men's basketball committee is convening for a long dinner in advance of a long weekend. Usually, the committee arrives on Thursday, but they got here a day earlier this year. Later tonight, they will have their first ballot to select at-large teams. Sleep tight, bubble boys.
The digital world has just gone molecular.
Sony PC-B-Q... Defects in batteries made by Sony for portable computing cause a handful of notebooks to burst into spectacularly photogenic flames. The end result is the biggest computer-related recall ever, as Dell replaces the batteries in more than 4 million laptops. In short order, Apple (1.8 million), Lenovo/IBM (500,000), and others do the same.
Imagine going to your doctor with joint pain and leaving with a prescription for ginger.
The expected downturn in the housing market could end up costing 800,000 construction and finance jobs, putting a big dent in economic growth over the next two years, a report from UCLA said.
Top officials at UCLA Tuesday voluntarily suspended the university's Willed Body Program after accusations that its director and others sold body parts for profit, a lawyer for the school said.
The chief of UCLA's medical school apologized Monday for the apparent sale of parts of bodies that were donated to the school and announced steps to ensure such practices do not recur.
WHEN HIS PARENTS brought 3-month-old Jacob Stark to UCLA's medical school last winter, he was stricken with infantile spasms, a pernicious form of epilepsy that starts at birth. Dozens of times a d...
HYPOTHESIS: Young Americans are turning their backs on science, mathematics, and engineering in such numbers that the U.S.'s global supremacy in research and technology is doomed. Far-fetched? Mix ...
Every year UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute polls freshmen at some 550 colleges to identify which personal goals the students consider most important. Between 1972 and 1986, the goal that...
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