November 8, 2013 |
If there is a hint of mystery to UCLA's basketball opener against Drexel on Friday night, that's to be expected. "Openers are always scary," Coach Steve Alford said. "It's scary for both sides because you truly don't have an identity yet. " While the No. 22 Bruins have a new coach and a relatively young roster, Drexel arrives at Pauley Pavilion with an expected starting lineup that features a sixth-year senior, two normal seniors and two juniors. The Dragons went 13-18 last season and have not reached the NCAA Tournament in any of Coach Bruiser Flint's 12 years at the Philadelphia school.
September 21, 2012 |
Two of the most prestigious names in Southern California healthcare - Cedars-Sinai and UCLA - are getting shut out of a major insurance plan for being too expensive. In a bold cost-cutting move, Anthem Blue Cross has eliminated doctors affiliated with the hospitals from a health plan offered to about 60,000 employees and dependents at the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles. The city opted for Anthem's plan because it will save $7.6 million in annual premiums next year by excluding physicians from the two institutions known for tending to the Southland's rich and famous.
January 28, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona State, Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena, 12:30 p.m. PST, Prime Ticket ? The Bruins complete the first half of Pacific 10 Conference play against the cellar-dwelling Sun Devils, who have lost four consecutive games and six of seven. UCLA has dropped its last two games in Tempe, Ariz. ? Ben Bolch
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October 14, 2009 |
A UCLA student allegedly stabbed a classmate five times and slashed her throat in a crime that prosecutors said Tuesday was premeditated and unprovoked. Damon Thompson, 20, was charged with one count of attempted murder in Thursday's attack in a chemistry lab in Young Hall. If convicted, he could face life in state prison with the possibility of parole. Thompson pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $3-million bail by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz after prosecutors argued that the Belize native was a flight risk.
February 23, 2012
UCLA tonight AT ARIZONA STATE When: 5:30 PST. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz. On the air: Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 15-12, 8-6; Arizona State 8-19, 4-11. Update: UCLA has lost two of its last three games in Tempe, and needed overtime to scratch out a 73-72 victory last season. Those Arizona State teams were significantly more talented. The Sun Devils scored eight points in the first half in a 72-50 loss to Washington State on Saturday.
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.
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 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
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.