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August 16, 2009 | Chris Foster and Bill Brink
UCLA's depth on defense may have taken a hit, as reserve defensive tackle Jess Ward sat out practice today with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Ward will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, though Coach Rick Neuheisel said he was led to believe it wasn't serious. The Bruins have Brian Price, one of the nation's best, and Jerzy Siewierski, one of the team's best all-around athletes, as starting tackles. But Ward, a 6-foot-4, 296-pound senior, has played in 24 games, starting six in his career.
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December 19, 2009 | By Chris Foster
Senior defensive tackle Jess Ward has left little pieces of himself all over the UCLA practice field. He has had his left knee operated on twice and missed three weeks at the start of this season because of a sprained right knee. And now, while preparing to play Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29, Ward is ignoring the pain in his right shoulder that limited his practice time earlier in the week. Nothing is going to keep him from one last game. "You don't necessarily think you'll miss killing yourself, working your butt off, but as get you get closer to the end, you start thinking about what you're going to miss," Ward said.
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December 19, 2009 | By Chris Foster
Senior defensive tackle Jess Ward has left little pieces of himself all over the UCLA practice field. He has had his left knee operated on twice and missed three weeks at the start of this season because of a sprained right knee. And now, while preparing to play Temple in the EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 29, Ward is ignoring the pain in his right shoulder that limited his practice time earlier in the week. Nothing is going to keep him from one last game. "You don't necessarily think you'll miss killing yourself, working your butt off, but as get you get closer to the end, you start thinking about what you're going to miss," Ward said.
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August 17, 2009 | Chris Foster
Chane Moline has a job after four years at UCLA. He was doing it fairly well in practice Sunday. The senior fullback caught a pass in the flat, turned upfield, picked up a block and covered 30 yards for a touchdown. Moments later, with the offense trying to move the ball away from its own goal line, he tangled up linebacker Kyle Bosworth , allowing Christian Ramirez to get free for a 10-yard run. Moline is not really a fullback, but he plays one on TV on Saturdays.
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March 14, 2008
College football: A Newswire item in Wednesday's Sports section said UCLA defensive tackle Jess Ward had been slow to recover from knee surgery and might miss spring practice. All along, Ward wasn't expected to return to the team until the fall.
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August 17, 2009 | Chris Foster
Chane Moline has a job after four years at UCLA. He was doing it fairly well in practice Sunday. The senior fullback caught a pass in the flat, turned upfield, picked up a block and covered 30 yards for a touchdown. Moments later, with the offense trying to move the ball away from its own goal line, he tangled up linebacker Kyle Bosworth , allowing Christian Ramirez to get free for a 10-yard run. Moline is not really a fullback, but he plays one on TV on Saturdays.
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August 25, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
A week from now, Rick Neuheisel will lead UCLA's football team onto the Rose Bowl field, an emotional moment for the former Bruins quarterback. "It will be a thrill," Neuheisel said. "Some people who were with me through thick and thin will be with me coming out. This is kind of a thank-you, a tip of my cap, to them for being great friends. It will be very exciting. Then I'll go to work." Ah, the work. That, for this season, won't be demanding, at least by those outside looking in. Expectations for the Bruins boil down to this: The bar is set, now everybody limbo.
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October 30, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski is out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis -- irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of his right foot. Siewierski, who has started every game, left UCLA's practice field on crutches Wednesday. Senior Jess Ward is expected to start at defensive tackle when the Bruins face Oregon State on Saturday. Siewierski, considered one of the best all-around athletes on the team, has 26 tackles this season, second among defensive linemen.
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May 5, 2006 | Lonnie White
Two UCLA freshman football players, John Hale and Jess Ward, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony assault charges in connection to a house-party fight in February. Warrants were issued Wednesday for Hale and Ward for their alleged involvement in a brawl at the home of Ward's parents in Running Springs. The players reported to San Bernardino County Superior Court on Thursday and were released on their own recognizance after making their plea.
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April 22, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's offense spent a good chunk of Saturday's scrimmage working in the red zone, a place where demons lurked last season. "So close yet so far" often summed up the Bruins' performance near the end zone last season, when they had more field goals than touchdowns after driving inside an opponent's 20-yard line. "It is so frustrating to be that close," quarterback Ben Olson said.
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August 16, 2009 | Chris Foster and Bill Brink
UCLA's depth on defense may have taken a hit, as reserve defensive tackle Jess Ward sat out practice today with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Ward will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, though Coach Rick Neuheisel said he was led to believe it wasn't serious. The Bruins have Brian Price, one of the nation's best, and Jerzy Siewierski, one of the team's best all-around athletes, as starting tackles. But Ward, a 6-foot-4, 296-pound senior, has played in 24 games, starting six in his career.
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August 25, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
A week from now, Rick Neuheisel will lead UCLA's football team onto the Rose Bowl field, an emotional moment for the former Bruins quarterback. "It will be a thrill," Neuheisel said. "Some people who were with me through thick and thin will be with me coming out. This is kind of a thank-you, a tip of my cap, to them for being great friends. It will be very exciting. Then I'll go to work." Ah, the work. That, for this season, won't be demanding, at least by those outside looking in. Expectations for the Bruins boil down to this: The bar is set, now everybody limbo.
NEWS
March 14, 2008
College football: A Newswire item in Wednesday's Sports section said UCLA defensive tackle Jess Ward had been slow to recover from knee surgery and might miss spring practice. All along, Ward wasn't expected to return to the team until the fall.
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October 23, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's defense, which has supported the Bruins' hold on a share of first place in the Pacific 10 Conference, could be significantly weaker in the middle this week. Linebacker Christian Taylor (concussion) and defensive tackle Jess Ward (knee injury) appear to be doubtful for Saturday's game against Washington State. Ward had been filling in for the injured Brigham Harwell (knee), who will try to return to practice this week.
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April 9, 2010 | Ben Bolch
UCLA junior receiver Josh Smith will miss the rest of spring practice after an MRI revealed a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is expected to return in time to play in the season opener against Kansas State. Smith must decide whether to undergo surgery for the injury, which he suffered this week. Coach Rick Neuheisel said treatment typically involves only rehabilitation and the wearing of a protective brace. "Right now I don't know a whole lot of the details," Smith said after practice Thursday.
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