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Yvonne Gutierrez: From fastballs to fighting fires

Yvonne Gutierrez, a three-time NCAA softball champion at UCLA, now serves the people of Southern California as a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Gutierrez credits her college coaches with keeping her focused on academics and credits athletics with preparing her for a career as a firefighter and fire engineer.

Conferences refer time demands proposals for further study

The Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences plan to work with students and the Division I Council in the next several months to develop research-based proposals aimed at ensuring student-athletes have the time needed to balance athletic, academic and personal interests.

Bruins finish perfect season

For only the eighth time in NCAA men’s water polo history, a team completed a perfect season. When the University of California, Los Angeles, defeated the University of Southern California, 10-7, on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles, the Bruins capped a 30-0 season and extended their overall winning streak to 33 games.

NBA draft proposal would provide flexibility to student-athletes

Division I members will consider a variety of weighty proposals in the first full legislative cycle in the new governance structure, including a measure that would change the deadline for student-athletes wanting to declare for the NBA draft and another that would allow a conference to determine the criteria for its own football championship.

Dan Guerrero: Pioneering role model who followed his dreams

Growing up in a blue-collar town in southern California, Dan Guerrero placed his hope for a better life in sports and the pursuit of a college degree.  Knowing he wanted to excel in sports and in life, he looked to his community’s heavyweight boxing stars, fellow Hispanics and other minority athletes for inspiration. One of those athletes just happened to be Jackie Robinson.

UCLA returns to winning ways

The University of California, Los Angeles, is a regular contender for the NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship. Going into this year’s championship, UCLA had won nine times overall, including in 1969, the inaugural year. But, the Bruins hadn’t won a title since 2004.

New role, familiar result for Virginia

The University of Virginia, which atypically entered this year’s tournament as an underdog,  defeated the No. 2 seed, UCLA, 4-2 in penalty kicks in the tournament final Dec. 14 in Cary, North Carolina.

Future of college sports

“Certainly we want to do everything that we can to do what’s right for the student-athlete.” – Dan Guerrero, athletics director, UCLA Hear more of Guerrero’s thoughts on Division I governance reform and college athletics .

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon: From pigskin to primetime

Mark Harmon, the Burbank-born star who calls Los Angeles his home, excelled at sports long before he ever got in front of the cameras. He was the quarterback of the UCLA Bruins’ football team during the 1972-73 seasons and graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Today he is widely recognized for his achievement in the entertainment industry. 

NCAA names 2014 Silver Anniversary Award winners

Former NFL stars Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete are two of six former student-athletes selected as recipients of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

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