November 12, 2010
UCLA next vs. Pepperdine, Monday at Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m. ESPNU ? The Bruins open the NIT Season Tip-Off against a Southland rival that returns all five starters, albeit from a team that went 7-24 last season and finished tied for sixth in the West Coast Conference. Junior guard Keion Bell is one of the most explosive players in Southern California, having scored 34 points during the second half of a game against Gonzaga last season in which he finished with 37.
June 27, 2013 |
UCLA's baseball team has had its first national championship only for a full day, but starting pitcher Nick Vander Tuig already caught Coach John Savage looking at his recrutiting list on the trip to Westwood. That's the life of a college coach, always preparing for what's next. But Savage might give a moment or two to relish the moment. "My mind's really only on the celebration we are going to have," Savage said with a smirk. PHOTOS: UCLA wins College World Series Savage was referring to the College World Series celebration the Bruins will hold Thursday at 2 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
March 13, 2012 |
Ben Howland will remain UCLA's basketball coach, UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday. In a prepared statement, Guerrero said that he and Howland had “several discussions” after the volatile season. Guard Jerime Anderson was arrested for misdemeanor theft in August, Reeves Nelson, the Bruins' top player, was dismissed from the team in December and a Sports Illustrated story portrayed Howland as having lost control of his team. “Ben understands full well that the management and oversight of the program needs improvement,” Guerrero said.
September 20, 2012 |
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.
January 21, 2011
UCLA next vs. Stanford, Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, 11 a.m., Channel 2 ? The Cardinal has been one of the early surprises of Pacific 10 Conference play, beating Washington at home and winning three of its first five games. But Stanford had lost three of its four road games ? including defeats at Butler and Oklahoma State ? before also falling to USC on Thursday night. ? Ben Bolch
December 30, 2010
UCLA next vs. Washington, Friday at Pauley Pavilion, 1 p.m., Prime Ticket ? UCLA has won four consecutive games at home against the Huskies, the media's preseason pick to win the Pacific 10 Conference. One key statistic to track will be rebounding; Washington was outrebounded in each of its first three losses and will be confronted by one of the Pac-10's best frontcourts in Reeves Nelson and Joshua Smith.
October 25, 2012 |
Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne gave an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout today. Their chats are featured on the Sports Now blog each Thursday, usually at 11:30 a.m., if you want to catch them live. Among the topics covered: --The panel addresses, in a lively debate, the Trojans switching players' numbers during a game against Colorado to gain an advantage on special teams and possibly to try to confuse upcoming opponents.
October 7, 2012 |
BERKELEY - There was one answer UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley gave over and over after a 43-17 loss to California on Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. “We got to fix that,” Hundley said. “We got to fix that.” A blanket response for a lengthy to-do list following a performance that harked back to the mediocrity of past seasons. It was one game, but there was so much to fix after the Bruins (4-2 overall, 1-2 in Pac-12 play) lost their seventh consecutive game in Berkeley.
January 27, 2011
UCLA TONIGHT AT ARIZONA Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. When: 6 p.m. PST. On the air: TV: ESPN2. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 13-6 overall, 5-2 Pac-10; Arizona 16-4, 5-2. Update: Derrick Williams isn't the only Wildcat the Bruins are worried about containing. Junior guard Kyle Fogg scorched UCLA for a career-high 25 points the first time the teams played last year and then topped that with a career-high 26 points when they met in Tucson.
October 2, 2012 |
UCLA neurobiologist Elissa Hallem has won a prestigious MacArthur fellowship for her work studying a topic you've almost definitely never considered unless you work in her lab: how worms smell stuff. Strange as it may sound, Hallem's work has the potential to reduce the devastating health effect of parasitic worms around the world -- and to improve our still-thin understanding of how all animals smell. Hallem and 22 other winners from the arts and sciences will each receive "genius grants" of $100,000 a year for five years.