Lauren Brendel officially made captain in the Air Force last week. The ceremonial pinning of the captain bars was scheduled for last Saturday, but she had somewhere else to be.
She stood side by side with her brother, Jake, at the Rose Bowl that evening.
It was UCLA's Military Appreciation Day, but Lauren Brendel was there for another reason. Jake, the starting center for UCLA's football team, was being honored along with other seniors during halftime.
He had a brotherly greeting ready: "Way to catch up with me as a captain."
Jake has been a UCLA team captain for three years.
Lauren's retort: "Yeah, like a football team has a lot of...