The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports this morning that frosh center and muse for aged sportswriters Kevin Love has told UCLA coach Ben Howland he will enter the NBA draft. Also, Darren Collison has done the same. Both will supposedly announce their intentions after a Wednesday afternoon UCLA press conference led by Howland.
(UCLA players, please exit in a calm and orderly fashion
before Yul Brynner gets here)
However, THE DAILY BREEZE spoke to Kevin Love’s mother and Collison, both of whom emphatically denied the TIMES report in great detail.
And let the merry-go-round begin!
Welcome to the First Annual Sports by Brooks Final Four Liveblog Marathon and Fish Fry! I’ll be your Fry Guy, Tuffy. Please take a plate, move through the buffet line, and have a seat where you’re comfortable. I’ll be by later to take your drink orders, though we only have orange drink.
Brooks himself, the owner of this here establishment, is on site at the game in San Antonio. We’ll be receiving updates from him during the contests tonight. For example, you can see here that the Final Four is apparently being held at Tomorrowland.
(Look, Ma! A flying machine!)
I will be stationed in the Tuffy Bunker with enough pale ale to knock even Manu Ginobli down. You know how tough that can be.
Could we please check with NCAA officials to make sure all four teams Saturday night received the same schedule of events? This seems to have been a problem all week, what with all the blowouts. One team gets notice to show up for a game at an appointed time and the other team has a schedule that asks them to appear at a rubber chicken dinner at the hotel at the same time.
(Are you sure this schedule is right? I don’t think we’re supposed to carry the Olympic torch tonight.)
Is it too much to ask the printing vendor to tell UCLA the game starts at 6:30ish ET without telling Xavier to be at the Scottsdale Hilton at 6:45 for the presentation of the “Nice Try, Kids; Better Luck Next Year” award?
By the time Xavier realized they’d been caught on “Candid Camera” and raced over to the arena, it was too late. UCLA had already throttled the empty Xavier jerseys 76-57. (It would have been worse except for UCLA’s 10 first-half turnovers.)