November 28, 2013 |
Put down the leather ball. Pick up the crystal ball. The showdown Saturday between UCLA and USC will give spectators a glimpse of at least a dozen future NFL players, and maybe more. The rosters are packed with prospects, and, in a departure from recent years, there may be more Bruins than Trojans who will wind up playing on Sundays. In recent years, the NFL scales have tipped heavily in favor of USC, which boasts 85 draft picks since 2000, with 37 of those having been selected in the first or second rounds.
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November 26, 2013 |
"Cosmic artist" Jack Armstrong, who advertises his paintings as priced from $600,000 to $6 million, has been arrested and accused of raping a woman in Beverly Hills while she was unconscious. Armstrong, 56, was taken into custody Friday at a home in Eagle Rock on a $100,000 arrest warrant issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office for one count of rape. He was released after posting bond. The incident occurred on March 4, 2010, when Armstrong and the victim struck up a conversation outside a club in Beverly Hills, according to the district attorney's office.
November 19, 2013 |
Freshman linebacker Myles Jack resided under the media spotlight again Tuesday. A Sports Illustrated writer dropped by to chat, and Jack did a lengthy interview with Fox to be used before the Arizona State game Saturday. Jack has been an outstanding defensive player all season. His interception with 16 seconds left allowed UCLA to hold on to beat Utah, 34-27. But playing a little running back got everyone to perk up. "It's definitely a little overwhelming," Jack said. "This is a team effort.
November 15, 2013 |
At some point, maybe next week against Arizona State, UCLA will have more offensive players getting into the end zone. At some point, maybe next week against Arizona State, Coach Jim Mora will admit that linebacker Myles Jack is a running back as well. At some point, maybe next week against Arizona State, the Bruins will be able to exhale in the fourth quarter, rather than hyperventilating. The Bruins seem to thrive without conventional wisdom, their 41-31 victory over Washington in the Rose Bowl on Friday merely proof.
November 15, 2013 |
He is fast, filling, and impossible to grab without making a mess. He is UCLA's Jumbo Jack. The kid did it again Friday night, filling up the wide-eyed Bruins fans at dinner time with an onslaught of bruising runs, battering tackles and even big cheers led from the sidelines. Honestly, swear, there were a couple of moments when he actually was on the sidelines. On a black-clad night promoted as the Bruin Eclipse, it was freshman linebacker/running back Myles Jack who blocked everything out, from Washington's hopes to UCLA's fears, his overwhelming presence a thing of natural beauty.
November 14, 2013 |
Friday Night Lights comes to Los Angeles, with UCLA looking for a rerun against Washington. The Bruins have beaten the Huskies seven consecutive times at the Rose Bowl. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines: Jack attack UCLA freshman linebacker-turned-running-back Myles Jack became something of a celebrity last week by gaining 120 yards in six carries, including a 66-yard touchdown, against Arizona in his debut on offense. Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian is mindful of Jack, who played across Lake Washington from the University of Washington campus at Bellevue High.