April 5, 2012
MUSIC The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a band with a mission- to underline the connections between American bluegrass and folk with the genres' little-known ancestry in Africa. Though the project is high minded, their searing takes on instrumental and vocal standards are virtuosic, and their between-song banter is as witty as it is enlightening. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. uclalive.org.
January 30, 2011
UCLA next vs. USC, Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m., Fox Sports West ? The Bruins are trying to avoid a fifth consecutive loss in the crosstown rivalry, something that hasn't happened since USC won 42 games in a row against UCLA from 1932 to 1943. That was when the Bruins were coached by Wilbur Johns and Caddy Works and played games against Baxter Club Glendale and Universal Pictures. ?Ben Bolch
February 20, 2011
UCLA tonight AT CALIFORNIA When: 7 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 19-7, 10-3 Pacific 10 Conference; Cal 13-13, 6-8. Update: A triumph over the Golden Bears would give UCLA its 20th victory and leave the Bruins with at least five games to play before the NCAA tournament field is selected. "It signifies you've had a good season, a fine year," Coach Ben Howland said of the threshold.
January 28, 2013 |
UCLA forward Travis Wear ran and shot Monday, but is still going through the concussion protocol. His availability for the Bruins' game against USC on Wednesday remains unclear. Wear, a 6-foot-10 junior, suffered a concussion in the first half of UCLA's victory against Arizona on Thursday. He sat out the loss to Arizona State on Saturday, leaving the Bruins with only seven scholarship players. Wear is UCLA's third leading scorer, averaging 12.2 points per game. ALSO: Ravens safety is waiting for an on-field death Jon Gruden rumors: Is he going to the Dallas Cowboys ?
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.
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.
March 30, 2013 |
What a greasy, slimy business. Working on an oil rig? Well, that too, but I was thinking of college athletics. To quote from an old Broadway tune, "What kind of fool am I?" Eleven days ago I thought New Mexico Coach Steve Alford was the perfect candidate for the UCLA coaching vacancy. It was the Wednesday I sat in Salt Lake City typing those words for a story in advance of the subregional that featured several coaching candidates I thought UCLA and USC should consider.