October 6, 2002 |
Tyler Ebell raised his left sleeve to reveal his tattoo. Mighty Mouse. Small but powerful. That's Ebell. He is no more than 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds, a redshirt freshman who was averaging just over three carries a game until Saturday. He finished with an astonishing 203 yards against Oregon State--the 14th-best rushing game in UCLA history and the second-best ever by a Bruin freshman. Only Eric Ball, who ran for 227 as a freshman in the 1986 Rose Bowl, had more.
September 17, 2000 |
They've gone from ruins to Bruins before our eyes and so many people deserve credit: Bob Toledo, Ryan McCann, DeShaun Foster, Freddie Mitchell, Brian Poli-Dixon. But the person most responsible for allowing UCLA to catapult from an unranked team on Sept.2 to a national title contender on Sept. 16 actually retired two years ago. In 1986, Jim Milhorn, the Bruins' then-associate athletic director, arranged a home-and-home series with Michigan. In 1988, he worked out a similar deal with Alabama.
March 8, 1999
Overall Record: 79-27 (.745) Final Four Appearances: 15 (1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1995) NCAA Tournament Championships: 11 (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995) 1998 at a glance--Sixth seed in South Regional. Defeated Miami, Fla., in first round, 65-62. Defeated Michigan in second round, 85-82. Lost to Kentucky in regional semifinal, 94-68. 1997--Second seed in Midwest Regional.
January 9, 1999
Albert Hoxie, 86, influential UCLA history professor whose students included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The basketball star wrote in the book "Black Profiles in Courage" that Hoxie "taught me that authentic history was not dry, lifeless facts, but rather the living legacies of real human beings." Hoxie, born in Adrian, Mich., moved to Beverly Hills as a teenager.
October 24, 1998
Time: 12:30 p.m. Site: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley. Records: UCLA 5-0, 3-0; California 4-2, 2-1. TV: Channel 7. Radio: AM 1150. The Offenses UCLA has scored at least 40 points in all five games, the longest such streak in school history. At 46.6 points an outing, the Bruins are well ahead of team-record pace, almost four points better than the 42.7 from the 1973 team with Kermit Johnson and James McAlister. The 161 yards receiving last week by Danny Farmer were ninth best in UCLA history.
September 20, 1998 |
One week after going into the opening lineup, Jermaine Lewis went into the record books. UCLA's sophomore tailback, who had 113 yards last week while starting for the first time, this week tied a school record by rushing for four touchdowns, the offensive highlight as the Bruins beat Houston, 42-24. Four on the floor has been done nine times by five players, most recently Lewis' predecessor, Skip Hicks, Sept. 27, 1997, against Arizona.
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April 5, 1998 |
It was a race against time and mortality to preserve the memories of jazz musicians who made Central Avenue in Los Angeles such a hot spot in the '30s and '40s. Sadly, those bandleaders, trumpeters and singers have been dying in alarming numbers in recent years. But an effort to collect their oral histories, even with some gaps caused by death, has paid off with a new book published recently by the University of California Press.
January 30, 1991 |
It might be early in the season but John Price, coach of the Cal State Northridge volleyball team, has not even remotely tried to downplay the significance of the Matadors' Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match against UCLA tonight at Pauley Pavilion. "It's giant. Gigantic. Whatever bigger than gigantic is. Huge," Price said. It also could be historic. Northridge has not defeated UCLA in 18 regular-season and postseason matches dating to 1982.
October 27, 1988 |
A rogue is easier to describe than define. A rogue will pick your pocket, but he won't shoot you in the back. John Wayne never succeeded in playing a rogue (although Rooster Cogburn came close). Errol Flynn never failed to. Rogues are boyish, as well as roguish: Some even have such names as Captain Kidd and Billy the Kid. Rogues make fine companions, but they always stick you with the check.
September 20, 1987 |
UCLA's defense had Fresno State quarterback Eric Buechele seeing stars. Buechele was knocked out cold on the first play of the second quarter when he was sacked by UCLA inside linebacker Doug Kline in the Bruins' 17-0 win over Fresno State Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Buechele, who was sacked five times for minus 35 yards, including four times in the first quarter, had to leave the game after Kline slammed him to the turf, and he didn't return.