January 23, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona, Thursday, at the McKale Center, 6 p.m. PST, ESPN2 ? Second place in the Pacific 10 Conference will be on the line when the Bruins travel to Tucson, where they have lost their last two games. Much of UCLA's defensive effort will revolve around stopping Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams, one of the conference's most prolific scorers and rebounders. ?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.
September 23, 2012
Re "Cedars, UCLA cut from L.A. health plan," Sept. 21 Before my retirement, I was an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for more than 30 years. I took care of hundreds of Medicare and Medi-Cal patients. I can count on one hand the number of celebrities I cared for. Cedars is a nearly 1,000-bed hospital occupied mostly by regular patients. It is expensive because it strives for the best treatment, does invaluable research, teaches physicians and is often not paid for the care it provides.
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.