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Friday, August 6, 2010
A note, a link and a video

By Blair Angulo

As part of a weekly feature, we'll offer a note, a link and a video every Friday. Let's get to it.

NOTE: Baseball

UCLA ace pitcher Gerrit Cole will start for the U.S. collegiate national team in its gold medal game against Cuba on Saturday, Aug. 7. First pitch is scheduled for 2 a.m. Los Angeles time, 6 p.m. at Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Stadium.

Cole's big right arm promises to draw a large gathering wherever the Bruins play next season. The former first-round selection becomes draft eligible next June.

LINK: Soccer

The UCLA men's soccer team enters the 2010 campaign as the No. 8 squad in the land, according to College Soccer News' preseason poll.

Coach Jorge Salcedo's Bruins are coming off an impressive, yet disheartening, 12-4-4 season. UCLA, which won the Pac-10 title and reached the NCAA quarterfinals last winter, opens the new season on Sept. 3 against Notre Dame. Only four starters from last year's team return.

VIDEO: Football

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a college football player is like? Let UCLA tight end and undisputed funny guy Joseph Fauria take you on the ride. Click here for the video.