November 28, 2013 |
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led UCLA out of the locker room for the second half against Arizona State, thousands cheering the epitome of a gutty little Bruin. If only they had seen what happened next. If only they had seen their powerful Bruins symbol jog off into the deep embrace of the popular volleyball player who has been quietly carrying him through this nightmare.
February 23, 2012
There may be no more dapper ensemble than Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester. The combo drinks deep from flapper-era jazz, Weimar Berlin and Irving Berlin alike for a sound both preserved in amber and entirely entrancing. The combo also has a cracking sense of humor — the banter is as witty as the arrangements. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Thu. $25 to $80. http://www.uclalive.org.
March 15, 2012
MUSIC Live up to the instrumental reputation of bassist-composer Charles Mingus? There's a tall order for any group. But Mingus Dynasty pulls it off with an adventurous spirit and devotion to Mingus' huge catalog (and the blessing of the legend's wife, Sue, who helped assemble the group). Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20 to $60. http://www.uclalive.org
February 20, 2011
UCLA tonight AT CALIFORNIA When: 7 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 19-7, 10-3 Pacific 10 Conference; Cal 13-13, 6-8. Update: A triumph over the Golden Bears would give UCLA its 20th victory and leave the Bruins with at least five games to play before the NCAA tournament field is selected. "It signifies you've had a good season, a fine year," Coach Ben Howland said of the threshold.
November 12, 2010
UCLA next vs. Pepperdine, Monday at Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m. ESPNU ? The Bruins open the NIT Season Tip-Off against a Southland rival that returns all five starters, albeit from a team that went 7-24 last season and finished tied for sixth in the West Coast Conference. Junior guard Keion Bell is one of the most explosive players in Southern California, having scored 34 points during the second half of a game against Gonzaga last season in which he finished with 37.
September 19, 2010 |
At his emotional low point, Cliff Frazier never would have imagined that losing a leg might liberate him. Lift his spirits? Not a chance. So, for more than a year, the former UCLA nose guard put off the inevitable, telling doctors that he wasn't about to let his long battle with diabetes render him an amputee. "I thought I'd get well," he said, "but I never did. " It wasn't until a life-threatening infection developed in his bones that he finally relented: his lower right leg had to go. Last winter, it was amputated.