WR Cordell Broadus signs with Wilhelmina Models

Cordell Broadus is apparently a man of many talents: student, football player, budding filmmaker and now model.

The redshirt freshman receiver announced Thursday he signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models, one of the biggest modeling and talent agencies in the world. The company also employs famous faces like singers Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. The company has other L.A.-based athletes in its ranks, including L.A. Galaxy players Ariel Lassiter and Clement Diop.

Broadus rejoined the team prior to spring practice after quitting before his freshman season. He returned as a walk-on.

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Countdown: 79 days until UCLA football

I think we can all agree with defensive back Octavius Spencer: We’re definitely missing football season. Just 79 more days until Sept. 3, if you’re keeping track.

Preseason reading: Athlon Sports predicts that Josh Rosen, Conor McDermott and Eddie Vanderdoes will be All-Pac-12 first teamers this season

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UCLA links: Making UCLA men’s basketball fun again?

Incoming freshman Lonzo Ball will make an immediate impact on UCLA men's basketball. (Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Incoming freshman Lonzo Ball will make an immediate impact on UCLA men’s basketball. (Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

ESPN calls UCLA commit and incoming freshman Lonzo Ball “the first player of a new age” in college basketball. But Eamonn Brennan also wonders if the dynamic Chino Hills point guard with range out to the parking lot can inject some fun into UCLA men’s basketball this season.

Perhaps the more important question is if head coach Steve Alford will let Ball bring some fun back. As explained in this great story from The Ringer (which I have shared previously), Ball is a product of an unorthodox basketball upbringing, brought up under his father LaVar’s unique system of “the only bad shot is the one you don’t practice.” We’ll see how much Alford buys into that way of playing.

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UCLA at NFL minicamps

Linebacker Myles Jack had a tough introduction to the heat and humidity in Florida where he made the rookie mistake of coming to practice wearing a long-sleeved shirt. He soon ditched the sleeves.

The Jaguars website has a video practice report on Jack.


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