June 8, 2010 |
John R. Wooden, who died Friday at age 99, left for the ages an exemplary body of work in which the rewards, ten-fold, outweighed the trials. No rendering of Wooden's legacy, though, is complete without mention of a man who influenced one of sport's most unimpeachable dynasties: Sam Gilbert. If Wooden was the father figure of UCLA basketball, Gilbert was its shadowy one. Gilbert was a small, burly, self-made man with unfettered devotion to the Bruins. He could be benevolent yet, to nose-poking reporters, a bully.
October 28, 2013 |
UCLA forward Travis Wear has been diagnosed with appendicitis. He was being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday. There was no immediate timetable for his return to the Bruins. Wear, a senior, averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season. ALSO: Chris Paul has sights set on winning an NBA title with Clippers NBA preview: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other key questions Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
February 23, 2012
UCLA tonight AT ARIZONA STATE When: 5:30 PST. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz. On the air: Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 15-12, 8-6; Arizona State 8-19, 4-11. Update: UCLA has lost two of its last three games in Tempe, and needed overtime to scratch out a 73-72 victory last season. Those Arizona State teams were significantly more talented. The Sun Devils scored eight points in the first half in a 72-50 loss to Washington State on Saturday.
May 4, 2012 |
UCLA will get an early start on its most anticipated basketball season in years with an exhibition tour in China during August. The Bruins, who have the nation's No. 2 recruiting class according to Scout.com, will benefit from being allowed 10 practices. The tour is part of the Pac-12 Conference's efforts to gain a foothold in Asia. The Bruins were 19-14 during a tumultuous 2011-12 season and missed the NCAA tournament for the second time in three seasons. But UCLA is expected to be among the top-ranked teams heading into the season after signing forward Shabazz Muhammad, guard Kyle Anderson, center Tony Parker and forward Jordan Adams.
October 21, 2013 |
UCLA guard Jordan Adams certainly was not slow to assess USC on Monday. Trojans Coach Andy Enfield stopped a team scrimmage last week and admonished his players by saying, “If you want to play slow, go to UCLA.” Enfield and UCLA Coach Steve Alford brushed that off at Pac-12 media day Thursday. But Adams had a thought Monday. “If that is his team's motivation, to have our name in his mouth, then I guess he has to use it,” Adams said. “I know we're over here playing our game, worrying about us and getting ready for our season.” Asked if any of his teams had been called slow before, Alford pointed out that his New Mexico teams were "one or two in the Mountain West” in scoring.
August 21, 2012 |
The UCLA basketball team will hold practices on Monday and Tuesday in preparation for exhibition games in China over the next week. With the Bruins scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, Coach Ben Howland said he likes the 10 extra sessions that the NCAA allows for schools participating in international competition. "It has really helped us to practice as a team," he said. "That gives us an early start on the season, which is a big year for us. " Freshman standout Shabazz Muhammad, still being investigated by the NCAA in regard to possible improper benefits, will not make the trip.