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April 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Guard Jordan Adams will return to UCLA, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. Adams, who will be a junior, had filed paperwork to determine his NBA draft status. He was UCLA's leading scorer, averaging 17.4 points. He also led the team in steals. UCLA guard Norman Powell, who has also filed paperwork to determine his draft status, is expected to remain at UCLA as well. ALSO: Kobe Bryant doesn't stick around for Lakers' finale Dodgers catch at least one break in 2-1 loss to Giants Ducks make an opening statement, defeat Dallas Stars, 4-3
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April 17, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Guard Jordan Adams will return to UCLA, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. Adams, who will be a junior, had filed paperwork to determine his NBA draft status. He was UCLA's leading scorer, averaging 17.4 points. He also led the team in steals. UCLA guard Norman Powell, who has also filed paperwork to determine his draft status, is expected to remain at UCLA as well. ALSO: Kobe Bryant doesn't stick around for Lakers' finale Dodgers catch at least one break in 2-1 loss to Giants Ducks make an opening statement, defeat Dallas Stars, 4-3
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July 31, 2009 | Chris Foster
Some feelings were hurt when UCLA was picked to finish seventh in a preseason poll about the Pacific 10 Conference football race. Well, in a word, that's progress. The Bruins finished eighth last season, Rick Neuheisel's first as head coach.
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April 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
The expectations for UCLA football have not been this lofty, or attainable, in ages. The season maps out in a way in which goals are achievable, whether it's a spot in the four-team national championship playoff or a Saturday in December when quarterback Brett Hundley is photographed clutching the Heisman Trophy. The Bruins open the season in Virginia, giving East Coast folks a look at the team and the star at the controls of its offense. There is a marquee game against Texas at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium.
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July 31, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Fort Mora? UCLA's practice facility has undergone a face-lift. Spaulding Field, which received new field turf and natural grass last year, has been gussied up, with new paint on the sheds, new tarp on the fence and even a flagpole, which flies a UCLA football flag. Apparently, Coach Jim Mora has claimed this territory. The sheds are black (with blue doors), as is the tarp. There is more to it than aesthetics, though. The old tarp had UCLA's history -- an ancient one -- listing conference championships (last one 1998)
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December 29, 2009
Temple versus UCLA would have made for an interesting 1995 NCAA West Regional final in basketball -- coach John Chaney against coach Jim Harrick and all that. But this is football, and the coaching matchup is Al Golden, whom UCLA was interested in, against the man the Bruins hired, Rick Neuheisel. Times staff writer Chris Foster looks at some of the other key issues and matchups in today's game: Bottoms up Both teams want the label "up-and-coming program." UCLA has not been to a Rose Bowl since 1999, an 11-year drought that is the longest in school history.
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April 20, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa flew around the uneven bars at Pauley Pavilion, soared almost to the ceiling, it seemed, and landed with a bit of a wobble but without a fall, it became certain. The Bruins had qualified for Saturday's six-team women's gymnastics NCAA finals. UCLA tied with Oklahoma in second place in Friday's evening semifinals and joined session winner Alabama, along with Friday's afternoon best threesome of Florida, LSU and Georgia as earning spots in Saturday's team final.
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October 26, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
EUGENE, Ore. - So what we know about UCLA is it trailed Stanford by three at the half last week in Palo Alto and, Saturday night, took Oregon into intermission tied at 14-all. It was so unexpected it brought to mind that famous headline "Harvard beats Yale, 29-29!" UCLA was not half bad, but also was not good enough. PHOTOS: UCLA falls to Oregon, 42-14 Second-year Coach Jim Mora has pushed his program through the front door of the Pac-12's two best football lobbies but still can't avoid the trap-door finishes.
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October 15, 2013 | By Chris Foster
A tale of two locker rooms. Jim Harbaugh met his Stanford team for the first time in 2007. Bo McNally, a Stanford safety from 2006-09, recalled: "He said, 'Look, we're going to be champions here. If you don't think it's possible, we don't want you here. No hard feelings, but take your scholarship for the rest of the year and figure out what else you want to do.'" Jim Mora faced UCLA players for the first time in 2012. UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr said: "His face was stone cold.
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August 13, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA is going to miss the 1,734 yards rushing that Johnathan Franklin rolled up. That's a no-brainer. What's No. 2 on the list? "A running back who can pass-block is probably the quarterback's best friend," Brett Hundley - UCLA's quarterback - said. Steve Broussard , the Bruins' running backs coach, is trying to line up Hundley's next best friend. UCLA backs have spent time working at chipping linebackers, picking up safeties and identifying cornerbacks who are on a quarterback hunt.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will hold its spring football game at the StubHub Center on April 26 because of construction at the Rose Bowl. The workouts begin at 5 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance and $10 if purchased the day of the event. UCLA begins spring practice April 1. ALSO: NFL could expand playoffs by two teams in time for 2014 season  
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March 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Chatter about the NCAA men's basketball tournament has slowed considerably in the Clippers' locker room heading into the regional semifinals. “We're the only ones left,” forward Matt Barnes said Monday of his UCLA Bruins, who face Florida on Thursday. “I think Blake [Griffin] has the [Oklahoma] women's team left, so he's out of it.” Actually, Barnes forgot about Jamal Crawford's Michigan Wolverines, who will play Tennessee on Friday. But given the lack of other Clippers' alma maters left in the bracket, Barnes can be forgiven.
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February 6, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Cheer, cheer from old Notre Dame? Not likely. A year ago, UCLA made off with defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes, who had originally signed a letter of intent with Notre Dame. This year, the Bruins landed defensive end Matt Dickerson, who had committed to Notre Dame last summer. The common link? UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure. McClure developed a relationship with Vanderdoes during the recruiting process, and was there waiting when Vanderdoes was released from his letter of intent.
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January 31, 2014 | By Allen Barra
In July 2009, a year before his death at age 99, John Wooden was named by the Sporting News as the top coach in the history of American sports. Not many argued with the selection. Over his 29-year career he won 664 of 826 games for a winning percentage of .804. From 1964 through 1975 his UCLA Bruins won 10 NCAA championships, and UCLA's games drew higher TV ratings than most NBA games. Surprising as it seems, Wooden, arguably the most influential coach in basketball history, has never had a definitive biography until now. In "Wooden: A Coach's Life," Seth Davis, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and studio analyst for CBS Sports, has written a virtual cutaway view of the history and evolution of basketball in the form of a biography.
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January 30, 2014 | By Chris Foster
EUGENE, Ore. - There have been times when UCLA sophomore guard Jordan Adams has thought about last season's Pac-12 Conference tournament championship game. The Bruins reached the final riding on Adams' back. They then were manhandled in the title game by Oregon because of his foot. Adams suffered a broken bone on the last play against Arizona in the semifinals and could only watch the final. “I wished I could have played,” Adams said. “We were a hot team. But things happened.” BOX SCORE: UCLA Bruins 70, Oregon Ducks 68 Things happened Thursday.
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January 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's baseball team, the defending national champion, is ranked 12 th in Baseball America's pre-season poll. The Bruins return six position starters. The pitching staff features starter Grant Watson, who has won 18 games in two seasons, and closer David Berg, who had an NCAA record 24 saves and was named All-American last season. UCLA opens the season with a three-game series against Portland at home Feb. 14-16. The Bruins were previously ranked 15 th in Collegiate baseball's pre-season poll.
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August 16, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Navy SEALS took UCLA's football team a couple of hundred yards offshore recently and dropped them in the water. If there was ever a moment for Bruins' defensive backs to ponder "sink or swim," this was it. UCLA has to replace four starters in the secondary this season. Keeping one's head above water would seem to be the first order of business. Yet the Bruins are talking about making a much bigger splash this season. "We have guys who have the mentality to be the best secondary in the nation," safety Anthony Jefferson said.
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April 6, 1995 | STEVE SCHEIBAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still exultant from winning their NCAA championship game, UCLA basketball players did the next logical thing Wednesday. They went to Disneyland. "The best thing is we get to go to the front of the lines," Coach Jim Harrick said jokingly of the long queues that other park-goers had to endure to go on rides. The UCLA Bruins, who defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks for the NCAA basketball championship Monday, starred in a parade and were honored at a ceremony by park executives.
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January 16, 2014 | Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - For Seattle fullback Derrick Coleman, the Seahawks' home field is the loudest stadium he's never heard. Coleman is legally deaf, and has been since he was 3, so he won't have need for earplugs Sunday when the Seahawks play host to San Francisco in the NFC championship game. "I feel it, I don't exactly hear it," he said of the noise at CenturyLink Field, where twice this season the Seahawks "12th Man" set Guinness Book records for being the world's loudest crowd at a sporting event.
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