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August 15, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Taking a break from its training camp in San Bernardino, UCLA's football team decided to head to the bowling alley Tuesday night for a bonding and bowling session. The word spreading is that quarterback Richard Brehaut was the player with the best bowling skills, but he received plenty of competition from assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo, a former quarterback. Of course, the Bruins hope to go bowling this season, as in a Rose Bowl. And some of their players are getting skills in being media commentators, as indicated by the video above.
April 26, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was a bit flustered, something opposing defenses might not be able to cause this fall. Asked how the college football world will greet the Bruins when they return for August training camp, Hundley said, "Great question. With open arms?" Hundley turned serious, "That's a tough question to answer because what I expect is different from what everyone else will expect of us. " Actually, not so much. The bar will be set high for UCLA entering the 2014 season … in the locker room and in the public's eye. "We definitely should be considered as a big-time program," said linebacker Myles Jack.
September 20, 2012 | By Chris Foster
It's all in the cards. UCLA will experiment with placards, featuring random photographs, to signal plays and formations. Oregon pioneered the technique. “If it can help us with our substitution, speed up our operation on offense, then we're going to do it,” Bruins Coach Jim Mora said. Mora added that there have not been problems in that area, but “we're trying to get better.” UCLA fans can look for cards this week that have, among other things, Eric Cartman from “South Park,” former Bruins Maurice Jones-Drew and Troy Aikman, the In-N-Out Burger logo and a banana.
April 24, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Anthony who? The armchair speculation about UCLA's defense this spring has centered on how the Bruins will replace Anthony Barr, the All-American linebacker who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. The Bruins have devised two answers to fill that void: scheme adjustments and Myles Jack. Jack was named to the Freshman All-American team by the Sporting News last season, and was the Pac-12's defensive and offensive freshman of the year after a late season run at running back.
January 8, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will play two weekday games in 2014, and will not close the regular season against USC. The Bruins pen Pac-12 play at Arizona State on Thursday, Sept. 25. They close the season at the Rose Bowl against Stanford on No. 28, a Friday. UCLA plays USC in the Rose Bowl on Nov. 22. The Bruins have a bye week before playing the Trojans. 2014 schedule: Aug. 30 - at Virginia Sept. 6 - vs. Memphis Sept.13 - vs. Texas in AT&T Stadium Sept. 25 - at Arizona State Oct. 4 - vs. Utah Oct. 11 - vs. Oregon Oct. 18 - at California Oct. 25 - at Colorado Nov. 1 - vs. Arizona Nov. 8 - at Washington Nov. 22 - vs. USC Nov. 28 - vs. Stanford Dec. 5 - Pac-12 championship game.
February 2, 2012 | Times staff
UCLA signings Player; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Last school Ishmael Adams; DB; 5-10; 190; Oaks Christian HS Eli Ankou; DL; 6-3; 284; Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian HS Jeremy Castro; LB; 6-3; 253; Vista Murrieta HS **Alexandru Ceachir; OL; 6-5; 305; Santa Monica College Justin Combs; DB; 5-9; 165; New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep Colby Cyburt; OL; 6-4; 265; Mission Viejo HS Ka'imi Fairbairn; PK; 6-0; 171; Honolulu Punahou Devin Fuller; QB; 6-0; 195; Old Tappan (N.J.)
September 27, 2012
  Would anyone have predicted that the UCLA and USC football teams would have identical 3-1 records after the first four games of the college football season? Join us for a Google+ hangout starting at 11:30 Pacific time when USC writer Gary Klein, UCLA writer Chris Foster and national football columnist Chris Dufresne have a roundtable discussion on the locla college football scene. Topics could include: Does USC have a chance to win the national title? Does Matt Barkley have any hope of winning the Heisman Trophy?
August 22, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA All-American linebacker Anthony Barr returned to practice Thursday, but only to watch. Barr, who suffered a yet-to-be-announced injury, walked into Spaulding Field with a helmet, shoulder pads and cleats. He was injured Tuesday after he appeared to take a hit to the head. Barr was seen doubled over, getting sick before he was led out of the facility. Barr was re-evaluated by a doctor Wednesday. Coach Jim Mora has not commented on Barr other than to say, “He's fine.” ALSO: Aaron Hernandez indicted on murder charge by grand jury Tiger Woods battles hotel bed at start of FedEx Cup playoffs UCLA football: Bruins reach unbeatable level (in sports books)
September 14, 2013 | By Chris Foster
An emotional week for UCLA football players culminates Saturday, when the Bruins face Nebraska in Lincoln. On Sunday, UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale died when struck by a car. The Bruins have worked through their grief this week, getting ready to play in front of 87,000 rabid Cornhusker fans. “I don't know if you can find a more difficult situation, when you combine what happened, and how it affected everyone, and then going into that environment,” UCLA Coach Jim Mora said. UCLA is ranked 16th and Nebraska 23rd.
May 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's football team will do some night work this season, including two non-Saturday games. The Bruins open the season against Nevada on Saturday, Aug. 31, in a 7 p.m. game at the Rose Bowl. The game will be on the Pac-12 network. They play Utah on Thursday, Oct. 3, in Salt Lake City. at 7 p.m. The game will be on Fox Sports 1. The Bruins will host Washington on Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. The game will be on ESPN2. ALSO: College athlete violates NCAA rules by washing car on campus Dennis Rodman got North Korea gig after Michael Jordan declined Jallen Messersmith comes out as gay, a first for men's college basketball
April 23, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Eric Kendricks and Cameron Judge have missed UCLA's spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgeries. Isaako Savaiinaea sat out a week with a shoulder injury. It left the Bruins thin at the middle linebacker spots. Jayon Brown has made use of that opportunity “He got more raps and he went out there and messed it up and learned from it,” defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich said. “There is no doubt it has helped his development.” Brown, who will be a sophomore, played in all 13 games last season, though relegated mostly to special teams.
April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa had some time on his hands last fall. So defensive line coach Angus McClure put him to work. Odighizuwa sat out the 2013 season after having two hip surgeries. McClure gave the 6-foot 3, 270-pounder other responsibilities to keep him engaged while he rehabilitated. “I made it a point to have him work with our younger players,” McClure said. “It was easy for him to do. He is an intrinsically motivated person.” Kyle Fitts, a freshman defensive end last fall, said that Odighizuwa was an effective teacher.
April 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will be without linebacker Aaron Wallace and running back Aaron Porter this spring. Neither is enrolled for the spring quarter. Their status will be reevaluated. Both are believed to be working through academic issues. A UCLA official would not comment beyond announcing the two were not in school. Wallace, who played at Rancho Bernardo High, started three games last season and finished with four tackles. Porter, who played at La Habra High, saw action in one game. ALSO: After 50th loss, Lakers in 6th position for NBA draft lottery For Matt Kemp's latest comeback, there's no place like home Mets' Daniel Murphy ripped by Mike Francesa for taking paternity leave
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.
March 30, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Lonnie White, a former USC football player who worked for two decades as a Los Angeles Times sportswriter, has died. He was 49. White, who had a number of health problems over the last several years, died Saturday at Glendale Memorial Hospital, his sister Terri said. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, the NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball, high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter. His work was recognized several times in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest and he wrote the book "UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports.
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  
August 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has boosted pay for assistant football coaches to an unprecedented level for the university. The pay pool was increased to $2.442 million in base salaries and talent fees for this season. This comes two years after staff pay cuts that took the pool from $1.8 million in 2008 to $1.645 million in 2011. Assistant coaches made $2.08 million in 2012. The $2.442 million does not include signing and retention bonuses. Mora received a one-contract extension worth $2.5 million last winter.
March 20, 2014 | By Mike Hiserman
It pays to be wanted. Adrian Klemm, UCLA's offensive line coach, has seen his annual salary nearly double since he was approached by USC last fall. Klemm's new contract, which was approved by the University of California regents on Thursday, guarantees him $650,000 a year beginning April 1, and could reach $823,000 with other contingencies. Klemm's old contract guaranteed him $340,000, up to $490,000. In requesting the pay hike, UCLA submitted that Klemm was “a very talented recruiter and essential to the team's success.” Klemm has been ranked among the nation's top 25 recruiters by recruiting websites.
February 7, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Jeff Ulbrich, UCLA's linebackers coach, has been promoted to defensive coordinator. He replaces Lou Spanos, who was hired last month by the Tennessee Titans to coach the NFL team's linebackers. Ulbrich, who turns 37 on Feb. 17, spent the last two seasons working with the linebackers, one of the Bruins' strengths with future NFL picks Anthony Barr and Jordan Zumwalt and, in 2013, freshman Myles Jack. Ulbrich also coached the UCLA special teams. It leaves UCLA with one staff spot to fill.
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