December 16, 2009
Bruins' bowling While the EagleBank Bowl will mark Temple's third bowl-game appearance in 112 years, it will be UCLA's eighth bowl appearance this decade -- under five different coaches ( denotes interim coach): Year Coach Bowl Result 2007 DeWayne Walker Las Vegas Bowl lost to Brigham Young, 17-16 2006 Karl Dorrell Emerald Bowl lost to Florida State, 44-27 2005 Karl Dorrell Sun Bowl defeated Northwestern, 50-38 2004 Karl Dorrell Las Vegas Bowl lost to Wyoming, 24-21 2003 Karl Dorrell Silicon Valley Bowl lost to Fresno State, 17-9 2002 Ed Kezirian Las Vegas Bowl defeated New Mexico, 27-13 2000 Bob Toledo Sun Bowl lost to Wisconsin, 21-20
May 6, 2011 |
UCLA tight end Morrell Presley and cornerback Courtney Viney will transfer, according to the school. Presley was considered a coup when he committed to UCLA. Bruins' Coach Rick Neuheisel went head to head with USC's Pete Carroll and was able to lure him to Westwood. But Presley, ranked the top tight end in the nation by some scouting services, did not develop and became mired in off-the-field troubles. Presley was suspended for a game after violating an unspecified team rule his freshman season.
December 7, 2008 |
Army's cool new dress code resulted in the same old loss against Navy. Shun White ran for 148 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead bowl-bound Navy over Army, 34-0, Saturday for its seventh straight win in the storied rivalry between service academies. Army (3-9) wore camouflage helmets, pants and uniform numbers, and the backs of their jerseys had the words "Duty. Honor. Country." The Black Knights' makeover was sharper than their play.
December 8, 2009 |
UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price was named the Pacific 10 Conference's defensive player of the year Monday. Price was so dominant that he received the honor despite the fact the 6-6 Bruins finished eighth in conference with a 3-6 record. Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, a Heisman Trophy finalist, was named the offensive player of the year and Oregon's Chip Kelly is the coach of the year. Price, a junior who may declare for the NFL draft, led the conference with 22.5 tackles for a loss, which ranks him third nationally.
November 13, 2008 |
No. 10 Ohio State at Illinois Saturday, 9 a.m., ESPN Ohio State is looking for payback after Illinois shocked the top-ranked Buckeyes last year at Columbus. It was Illinois' first win over a No. 1 team since 1956 and knocked Ohio State all the way to No. 7 in the Bowl Championship Series standings. The Buckeyes rebounded from the loss to finish No. 1 in the BCS, but their loss to Penn State a few weeks ago officially ended this year's title-game hopes . . . we think.
December 31, 2009 |
The first hours of UCLA's off-season didn't go well. Offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo will be leaving the team for a two-year Mormon mission and junior defensive tackle Brian Price, the Pacific 10 Conference's defensive player of the year, says he will declare for the NFL draft. With that, getting better in 2010 just got a little trickier. The Bruins inched forward in 2009, finishing off a 7-6 season with a 30-21 victory over Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on Tuesday. The win meant UCLA could claim progress after a 4-8 record in 2008 -- even though UCLA finished eighth in the Pac-10.
December 30, 2009 |
UCLA will lose two key players, as tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and defensive tackle Brian Price said they would not return next season. Su'a-Filo said he would go on a two-year Mormon mission and not return for this school year. Price said he would declare for the NFL draft. Su'a-Filo, a freshman, started every game and was considered vital to the Bruins' rebuilding project. He will leave for Utah today and begin the training process. He said he plans to return to UCLA at the end of his mission.
December 21, 2008 |
Colorado State's Gartrell Johnson was reluctant to talk about his career-high 285 yards rushing, so teammate Tommie Hill took over for him. Sort of. "I'm not going to give him credit because he got run down twice," Hill joked after Colorado State rallied for a 40-35 victory over Fresno State on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, N.M. Johnson added 90 yards receiving for 375 total yards and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
December 27, 2009 |
UCLA will send out an offensive line with plenty of experience Tuesday in the EagleBank Bowl. Whether that's a good thing is to be seen when the Bruins play Temple. Four of the five linemen got considerable playing time in 2008, with 32 starts among them before this season. That training, though, came during a 4-8 season in which the Bruins couldn't run the ball consistently -- but did consistently leave their quarterback fleeing for life and limb. "They're who we have and they're excited about playing," Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
March 31, 2010 |
UCLA opens spring practice Thursday, coming off a 7-6 record last season that included a victory over Temple in the EagleBank Bowl. The Bruins will practice 15 days over the next four weeks, concluding with the spring game at the Rose Bowl on April 24. Times staff writer Chris Foster identifies five areas to watch between now and then. Star search UCLA's defense lost five senior starters plus its best player, junior tackle Brian Price . Linebacker Akeem Ayers and safety Rahim Moore have proved their worth, but right now there are at least as many questions as answers.