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Here are a few notes and links from the UCLA sports weekend:

-- Two-sport athlete Nelson Rosario took first place in the long jump event in Saturday's Northern Arizona University team challenge. The sophomore wide receiver leaped a career-best 24 feet, 3/4 inches. Makes sense, since he's UCLA's main option on fade routes and jump balls. Joining him were true freshmen Randall Carroll and Sheldon Price -- two of the quickest players on the football team. Both ran the 200-meter dash, with Carroll finishing fifth (21.98 seconds) and Price placing 10th (22.32). Carroll and Price had times of 21.25 and 21.35, respectively, in the previous heat.

-- Former UCLA All-American basketball player Ed O'Bannon, who led the Bruins to the national title in 1995, has taken his game from one court to another.

-- Football signee Jordan Zumwalt (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison), who backed off a verbal commitment to Stanford to sign with UCLA last Wednesday, spoke to Los Angeles Times' high school reporter Eric Sondheimer about the recruiting process. Speaking of the recruiting process, Miguel Melendez of the Pasadena Star-News followed signee Dietrich Riley (La Canada, Calif./St. Francis) as he made his decision last Wednesday. Click here for the link to Melendez's photo diary.

-- Here's an inside look at what the UCLA football offices were like on National Signing Day (video courtesy of UCLA Athletics):

-- The UCLA women's basketball team held California to a mere eight points in the first half of Saturday's 44-32 victory. Perhaps most surprisingly, the Golden Bears scored the game's first eight points.