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.
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.
February 2, 2012 |
UCLA signings Player; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Last school Ishmael Adams; DB; 5-10; 190; Oaks Christian HS Eli Ankou; DL; 6-3; 284; Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian HS Jeremy Castro; LB; 6-3; 253; Vista Murrieta HS **Alexandru Ceachir; OL; 6-5; 305; Santa Monica College Justin Combs; DB; 5-9; 165; New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep Colby Cyburt; OL; 6-4; 265; Mission Viejo HS Ka'imi Fairbairn; PK; 6-0; 171; Honolulu Punahou Devin Fuller; QB; 6-0; 195; Old Tappan (N.J.)
February 6, 2013 |
Myles Jack, a linebacker from Bellevue (Wash.) High School, has signed with UCLA. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Jack, who is 6 feet 2, 215 pounds, is ranked fourth among outside linebackers nationally by Scout.com and 16th by Rivals.com. ALSO: UCLA recruiters hit the road, and it's paying well National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch