November 15, 2012 |
Jerry Barkley walked onto UCLA's practice field Wednesday and went to work. Facing the Bruins defense, Barkley threw those quick slants he's famous for, plus a few out patterns, and even lofted a couple of deep passes. When practice was over, Barkley walked off the field and was Jerry Neuheisel again. Someday, Neuheisel may get to show UCLA fans what kind of quarterback he is. For now, the freshman plays like someone else each week as a member of the Bruins scout team. This week, that person is USC's Matt Barkley.
September 9, 2013 |
A day after UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale died after being struck by a vehicle, the Bruins went back to work preparing for Saturday's game against Nebraska - while remembering their popular teammate. Players patted two handmade posters attached to the fence at Spaulding Field, one reading "Play for each other, play for your brother," the other, "We love you Nick. " The practice facility's UCLA football flag was at half staff. Linebacker Eric Kendricks , who wears No. 6, walked onto the field with a "3" taped to his jersey to honor Pasquale, who wore No. 36. Coach Jim Mora became annoyed with a television technician who was speaking loudly into a cellphone during Mora's weekly news conference.
November 21, 2011 |
There is pomp and circumstance on one side and paranoia on the other. This is the UCLA-USC football rivalry — even away from the field. The Trojans and Bruins face off in their annual game Saturday night at the Coliseum. But the games relating to the game have already begun. USC and UCLA students are playing offense and defense, keeping a close eye on statues of Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear. This marks the 70th anniversary of the first hostilities. So, on a stormy Sunday afternoon . . . Three Trojan Knights, one in a suit and bow tie, dance in the rain to Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk," part of an hourly ritual that includes ringing the Victory Bell and bellowing a USC chant.
January 10, 2013
USC will play a traffic-jam-inducing Thursday night game against Arizona at the Coliseum, UCLA a traffic-snarled Friday night game at the Rose Bowl against Washington. UCLA plays back-breaking road games at Stanford and Oregon on consecutive October weekends, and USC skips Oregon and Washington. Those scenarios and others were revealed Thursday when the Pac-12 Conference released its 2013 football schedule. USC will play 13 regular-season games because its Aug. 29 opener is at Hawaii.
September 2, 2010 |
Here was a guy who could wake up some echoes. At least that was the expectation. Anthony Barr was a top college football prospect who toted around so many Notre Dame connections that you'd have thought his family history was carved in the blarney stone. He was born in South Bend, Ind. His father was a running back at Notre Dame. His uncle was a running back at Notre Dame. Another uncle was a Fighting Irish linebacker. His mother attended St. Mary's College, just a punt, pass or kick across U.S. Highway 31 from Notre Dame.
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.
July 9, 2013 |
UCLA fans better get used to the sight of Steve Alford. Win or lose, he's going to be around for quite some time. That's because UCLA's new head basketball coach is bound to the program - and it to him - by a $10.4-million buyout clause worth four times his annual pay. That stricture, unusually large by college coaching standards, is one of several eye-catching terms in Alford's contract , which had not before been made public but has...
July 20, 2012 |
While giving UCLA head football coach Jim Mora a hefty raise, UCLA athletic department officials have upped the ante for assistant coaches as well, with a payroll of $2.08 million, a significant bump from $1.645 million last season. Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos has received a two-year, $1.1-million deal. Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone will receive $350,000 for this season and $375,000 in 2013. Special teams coach Jeff Ulbrich also received a two-year deal, which will pay him $215,000 in 2012 and $225,000 in 2013.
July 20, 2012 |
The trickle-down from the Pac-12 Conference's new television deal is already being felt at UCLA, which has invested heavily in a football staff. Head coach Jim Mora received a five-year, $11.235-million deal. Rick Neuheisel, fired in December, received a five-year, $6.25-million contract in 2008. Athletic department officials expect to take in $17.6 million this year from television contracts, multimedia rights and apparel sales. The Pac-12 agreed to a $3-billion television deal with Fox and ESPN.
November 8, 2011
UCLA BASKETBALL ROSTER STARTERS No./Name/Year/Pos./Ht./Wt./Ppg./Rpg./Apg./Comment 34/Joshua Smith/So./C/6-10/315/10.9/6.3/0.6/ Coach Ben Howland says he wants Smith to be nation's most dominant big. Oh, that's all? 22/Reeves Nelson/Jr./F/6-8/235/13.9/9.1/1.6/Illustrated man could get ink from national media for more than his tattoos. 12/David Wear/So./F/6-10/225/2.9*/1.7*/0.4*/North Carolina transfer baffles science as world's tallest small forward. 1/Tyler Lamb/So./G/6-3/200/2.6/1.