UCI News

Orange County Register, Nov. 18, 2015
Mamadou Ndiaye’s free throw in OT lifts UC Irvine past Central Florida, Tacko Fall in showdown of 7-foot-6 centers
“Now I can see how people feel when they play against me,” the University of Central Florida’s 7-foot-6 center said after playing against UC Irvine’s 7-6 Mamadou Ndiaye on Wednesday night. The game, which was billed as the tallest matchup in college basketball history, went to Ndiaye and the visiting Anteaters, 61-60, in overtime.

NBC Sports, Nov. 18, 2015
Photo: 7-foot-6 centers Mamadou Ndiaye and Tacko Fall meet
UC Irvine squares off with UCF in a game that will feature 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye guarding 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall. … The two met on Wednesday before the game. … A pretty incredible Twitter feud between the UCI and UCF basketball accounts … started with this ….

Fox Sports, Nov. 18, 2015
UC Irvine junior, UCF frosh meet in unique battle of 7-foot-6’ers
Knights can learn from Anteaters’ incorporation of big man … “It shocks me,” Turner said of the misconception. “I go through this phenomenon where people don’t appreciate how good guys like Mamadou and Fall are and how much impact they have on the game.

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 19 2015
Mexican immigration to U.S. reverses (PDF)
Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, said the Mexican reverse-migration trend should send a message to U.S. lawmakers that an immigration overhaul may be needed to ensure economic growth. Some politicians “are missing the emerging reality of U.S. immigration,” he said. “Immigration reform is needed to ensure that the labor needs of the U.S. economy can continue to be met.”

Orange County Register, Nov. 18, 2015
Former prosecutors seek federal probe of O.C. justice system over use of jailhouse informants
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, and The New York Times editorial board separately have called for the U.S. Department of Justice to get involved.

The Huffington Post, Nov. 17, 2015
As ISIS strikes, China rises (And America’s pivot seems on hold … again)
Peter Navarro
, business professor at the University of California, Irvine [writes] … As our hearts go out to Paris, Washington’s collective head will once again pivot away from Asia and focus singularly on the war on terrorism. … In truth, no country has benefited more from the rise of terrorism than a Rising China.

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