October 31, 2013 |
Guard Isaac Hamilton's effort to become immediately eligible at UCLA ended when the National Letter of Intent appeals board denied his appeal Thursday. Hamilton, a freshman, walked away from a letter of intent he signed with UTEP, deciding he wanted to stay closer to home. He played at Bellflower's St. John Bosco. He enrolled at UCLA, but UTEP had refused to release him from his commitment. ALSO: Florida State a shocking 21-point favorite over Miami Rory McIlroy hopes for turnaround at WGC tournament in Shanghai LeBron James on Allen Iverson: Pound for pound, probably the best ever
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.
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.
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.
June 18, 2013 |
The schedule for Steve Alford's first season as UCLA's basketball coach comes dressed for success. The Bruins do have a date with Duke in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 19, and there is a potentially rough trip to Missouri on Dec. 7. But five of nine nonconference opponents failed to crack .500 last season, including the Bruins' first four opponents -- Drexel, Oakland, Sacramento State and UC Santa Barbara. UCLA will play in the Las Vegas Invitational, but only two of the other seven teams in the tournament had winning records in 2012-13.
July 16, 2013 |
Wanaah Bail, who transferred from Texas Tech to UCLA, had surgery June 28 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Bail, a 6-foot-9 forward, is expected to miss four months, but it's still unknown whether he will be able to play for the Bruins this season. Bail's eligibility status for the 2013-14 season is “undetermined,” UCLA officials said after his transfer. Bail left Texas Tech within weeks of arriving on campus. There were reports of academic issues, but the NCAA cleared him to transfer.