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The 2012 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships, which UCLA won
in dramatic fashion with a fourth-rotation rally on the balance beam, will be
televised on various Fox Sports Net channels around the nation, beginning
Thursday, Mar. 29.
As Bruin fans know,the Rose Bowl and Pauley Pavilion are both undergoing exciting renovation projects.
The Rose Bowl project is scheduled to be completed prior to the 2013 season, but a lot of work will have occurred by the 2011 opener versus San Jose State. The new video board is up and looked great at the Gold Cup soccer finals and some of the end zone tunnels have been widened. More work will be completed in the next nine weeks.
To see the latest on the Rose Bowl renovation, click here. Make sure to check out the photo galleries.
The Pauley Pavilion project is on schedule to be completed in the fall of 2012. During the holiday weekend, take a few minutes to check PauleyCam by clicking here. The camera takes a new shot every 15 minutes from the roof of the Wooden Center, located across from the northeast corner of Pauley and has a time-lapse feature.
Here is how UCLA alums in the NFL performed this past weekend (Dec. 9-13):
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew ran for over 100 yards for the sixth straight game in Jacksonville's 38-31 win over Oakland. His 30-yard TD run with 1:34 remaining won the game. He finished with 101 yards. Jones-Drew's 1,278 yards ranks No. 2 in the NFL through play on Monday.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis made four receptions, including his ninth touchdown reception of the season, for the Jaguars. Lewis is tied for fifth in the NFL with nine receiving touchdowns.
Alterraun Verner, a candidate for Rookie of the Year, led the Tennessee Titans with 12 tackles in their 30-28 loss to Indianapolis. On the year, he has started nine of 13 games and has made 71 tackles and two interceptions with 10 defenses. He celebrated his 22nd birthday on Monday.
Tight end Logan Paulsen made his first career touchdown reception in Washington's loss to Tampa Bay.
Punter Chris Kluwe averaged 45.8 yards on 10 kicks against the New York Giants. He ranks 14th in the league with his 44.3 average and third in net punting (40.9).
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kenyon Coleman made six tackles against Buffalo.
Linebacker Bruce Davis made two special teams tackles for Oakland its seven-point loss to Jacksonville.
Safety Matt Ware had a special teams tackle in Arizona's win over Denver.
Safety Jarrad Page made one tackle and wide receiver Matt Slater made a special teams tackle in New England's win over Chicago.
Linebacker/special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo made one tackle against Houston.
Running back Kahlil Bell (Chicago), wide receiver Terrence Austin (Washington) and defensive end Dave Ball (Tennessee) were inactive.
UCLA signee Mattie Larson has been selected to the U.S. team for the 2010 World Gymnastics Championships, which will be held Oct. 17-24 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Larson will be competing in her first World Championships.
Larson signed a letter-of-intent with UCLA last November but has deferred enrollment. She placed second in the all-around and first on floor exercise at the U.S. Championships in August and won the all-around at the CoverGirl classic in July.
The members of the World Team are:
Rebecca Bross (Plano, Texas/WOGA)
Mackenzie Caquatto (Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics)
Chelsea Davis (Lakeway, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics)
Mattie Larson (Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia)
Alexandra Raisman (Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics)
Alicia Sacramone (Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics)
Bridget Sloan (Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp's Gymnastics Academy)
The 2010 World Championships are the first qualifying step for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The World Championships, which will be held in Ahoy Arena, will feature team, all-around and individual event competition.
The UCLA Gymnastics and Softball teams were featured on this week's UCLA Sports Report. Members of each team talked to Fox Sports West about their trip to the White House and being honored by President Barack Obama for winning the NCAA Championship last season.
UCLA gymnastics alumnae Jamie Dantzscher, Kristen Maloney and Tasha Schwikert will be on NBC's The Today Show on Thursday, Aug. 12 to talk about receiving their 2000 Olympic bronze medal 10 years after the fact. The team is currently scheduled to be featured on the show in the 8 am hour.
The 2000 U.S. team, which had originally finished fourth in the Olympic Games in Sydney, was awarded the bronze medal 10 years later when the International Olympic Committee stripped China of its team bronze due to a team member being underage.
The three Bruins, along with Olympic teammates Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes and Elise Ray will receive their medals in a special ceremony Wednesday evening at the USA Championships in Hartford, CT, prior to the men's competition.
Here are a few articles about the 2000 U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics team being awarded the bronze medal 10 years later after the Chinese team was stripped of its bronze. Four Bruins were on that U.S. squad - Jamie Dantzscher, Kristen Maloney, Tasha Schwikert and alternate Alyssa Beckerman.
U.S. Olympic gymnastic team gets bronze, 10 years later - Los Angeles Times
She's a medal-winner, after all - The Morning Call
Despite Bela Karolyi, Kristen Maloney wins - The Morning Call
Local Gymnast Gets Olympic Medal - WFMZ-TV
In case you missed the morning paper, UCLA gymnast Brittani McCullough is the subject of a feature story in the L.A. Times. The article highlights McCullough's balancing of her athletic career and her desire to become a nurse.
To read the feature, click here.
UCLA gymnast Brittani McCullough is featured on the Fox Sports West website. Courtney Jones of the UCLA Sports Report did both a video feature and a written Q&A with McCullough, talking with the Nursing major about overcoming injuries, juggling her demanding academic schedule with her gymnastics schedule and what it's like to represent African-Americans in the sport of gymnastics.
To watch the video, click here.
To read the Q&A, click here.
The No. 1 ranked UCLA Gymnastics team will be featured on Fox Sports programming this week. Runnin' With the Pac will have a segment on gymnastics, including interviews with head coach Valorie Kondos Field and gymnasts Anna Li and Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs. In addition, The UCLA Sports Report will take a closer look at Kondos Field's floor exercise choreography.
Runnin' With The Pac airs nation-wide on Fox Sports Net. In Los Angeles, the first airing is on Prime Ticket on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm. For a listing of airtimes around the nation, CLICK HERE.
The UCLA Sports Report airs four times this week. It will air on the postgame shows of the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Jan. 13 (Fox Sports West, approximately 9:30 pm), the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Jan. 14 (Fox Sports West, approximately 10 pm), and the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 15 (Prime Ticket, approximately 10 pm. On Saturday, Jan. 16, it will run during halftime of the UCLA-USC men's basketball game, which tips off at 4:30 pm on Prime Ticket.
One current and four former UCLA student-athletes describe their big UCLA moment for the university's new public service announcements. These PSAs will be used throughout the year in many different ways, including on UCLA's athletic television broadcasts.
21st-century Bruins Jackie Nguyen, Chris Joseph, Michelle Selesky and Onnie Willis talk about their big UCLA moment.
Senior football player Alterraun Verner compares hitting a quarterback to solving a math problem.
Football alumnus and Rhodes Scholar Chris Joseph falls in love with Geography.
NCAA champion gymnast Onnie Willis was given a red-ink assessment of her grad school potential.
Former gymnastics co-captain Michelle Selesky talks about her passion for learning.
Former pole vaulter Jackie Nguyen learns the leadership skills she will take to medical school.
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