December 5, 2002 |
This is not the game Bruin receiver Tab Perry wanted to miss. Not after he spent five days in a Pullman, Wash., hospital last year with broken ribs and a punctured lung. Perry was injured by a hit from Washington State cornerback Marcus Trufant in UCLA's 20-14 loss to Washington State. Cougar Coach Mike Price and several players visited him in the hospital. "They went out of their way to see me," said Perry, who has a high ankle sprain. "It was nice. But I didn't like getting hurt.
August 18, 2004 |
Senior receiver Tab Perry, who was dismissed from UCLA in January, rejoined the Bruins on Tuesday after spending the last several months working to regain his academic eligibility. "It's been a roller-coaster ride from the get-go," said Perry, who will participate in his first practice today after being out of football since spring 2003. "I have always been really proud to call myself a Bruin and it hurt to leave like I did."
January 31, 2004 |
The exodus of UCLA players continued Friday when reserve quarterback John Sciarra announced he would transfer to Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., after the spring quarter. Sciarra, a redshirt sophomore in 2003, played behind Drew Olson and Matt Moore last season and did not throw a pass. In 2002, he completed five of 12 passes for 75 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
October 27, 2002 |
Steve Henson's keys to the game, and how the Bruins measured up: Quarterback Matt Moore must make enough plays to enable the Bruins to win the field-position battle in what should be a low-scoring game. Moore made enough big plays, throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass to Mike Seidman and hitting Tab Perry for gains of 38 and 49 yards. 2. A Bruin defense that had not forced any turnovers in its losses must do so.
December 24, 2004 |
UCLA punter Chris Kluwe, one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, finished his career with the Bruins with a strong performance against Wyoming in the Las Vegas Bowl on Thursday night. Kluwe averaged 44 yards in six punts, including four kicks that pinned the Cowboys inside their 15-yard line. Kluwe was at his best in the first half when he averaged 44.2 yards on five punts, including three inside the Wyoming 12.
October 1, 2004 |
Senior Benjamin Lorier, a former walk-on and Cal State Northridge transfer, is expected to become the sixth linebacker to start a game for UCLA this season when the Bruins play San Diego State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. With junior Justin London hampered because of a high ankle sprain and redshirt freshman Aaron Whittington slowed because of a hip injury, Lorier could start next to junior linebackers Wesley Walker and Spencer Havner.
October 24, 2004 |
For the second week in a row, starting cornerback Marcus Cassell was replaced ... only this time it was by redshirt freshman Trey Brown instead of freshman Rodney Van, who played last week at California. Brown experienced the good and bad in his first extensive work as a college cornerback Saturday against Arizona State.
October 7, 2000 |
To cheer for your hero is easy to do. To support him in a time of mourning, as Ken Kocher does, is in some ways uneasy. Kocher, a junior defensive tackle, grew up in San Diego rooting for John Parrella, the Chargers' veteran defensive tackle. Parrella's father, Joe, was recently found shot to death outside the family's Nebraska home. The elder Parrella was 63. Kocher wants to extend his sympathy to John Parrella.