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.
November 29, 2013 |
UCLA vs. USC, the matchups Beat reporters Gary Klein (USC) and Chris Foster (UCLA) analyze the matchups in Saturday's football game between the city rivals: USC run game vs. UCLA run defense Trojans tailback Javorius Allen has scored three touchdowns in three of the last four games. Tre Madden, Ty Isaac and, possibly, Silas Redd and Soma Vainuku also will carry the ball for an offense that has averaged 177 yards rushing behind an improved line. When UCLA's Myles Jack is on defense with Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks and Jordan Zumwalt, it might be difficult to find a better group of linebackers.
November 12, 2013 |
Bellevue, the tech-savvy bedroom community across Lake Washington from Seattle, has had a tremendous impact on UCLA football. The city is just a short drive over the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge from the University of Washington, but two of its favorite sons drifted south to Westwood. Jim Mora, the pre-Starbucks kid who played at Bellevue Interlake High, has created a football renaissance at UCLA. He has the Bruins back in the rankings at No. 13 and also in the Rose Bowl race.
November 15, 2013 |
There seems little chance of the Pac-12 and DirecTV coming to terms. Conference Commissioner Larry Scott said that there have been no recent talks with DirectTV and Charter Cable officials. He also said that the conference has little wiggle room. Neither provider offers the Pac-12 Networks. "In the last couple months, our team reached out, but there has been no movement," Scott said. "We're still at an impasse. I hope the logjam will break at some point.
November 30, 2013 |
As balmy late afternoon quickly turned to chilly darkness, the coronation of USC's new football coach devolved from a crisp exclamation to a harsh declaration. "Coach O!" had become "Coach Whoa. " In the biggest game of his interim tenure Saturday night, Ed Orgeron's USC football team was passionate and disciplined. It was also a 35-14 loser to UCLA, the Bruins' first victory at the Coliseum in 16 years. In his final regular-season audition for a permanent position, Orgeron shook fists and patted helmets and commanded the sidelines with his giant positive presence.
January 29, 2010
UCLA up next AT OREGON STATE 4:30, Saturday, Gill Coliseum UCLA has a nine-game winning streak against Oregon State and has not lost to the Beavers in Corvallis since New Year's Eve 2004. Oregon State ended a three-game losing streak Thursday, as Calvin Haynes scored 25 points off the bench in a 51-45 victory over USC. -- Chris Foster
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.
February 5, 2013 |
A list of 2013 high school seniors being recruited for football by UCLA: Already enrolled Eldridge Massington; WR; 6-3; 205; Mesquite (Texas) West HS Verbally committed Darren Andrews; WR; 5-10; 175; La Puente Bishop Amat HS Caleb Benenoch; OL; 6-5; 321; Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes HS Jayon Brown; LB; 6-1; 195; Long Beach Poly HS Kenneth Clark; DT; 6-2; 275; Rialto Carter HS Sean Covington; PK; 6-1; 190; St. Petersburg (Fla.) HS Thomas Duarte; WR; 6-3; 225; Santa Ana Mater Dei HS Tyler Foreman; DB; 6-2; 190; Encino Crespi HS Tahaan Goodman; DB; 6-2; 185; Rancho Cucamonga HS Deon Hollins Jr.; LB; 6-2; 225; Missouri City (Texas)
November 27, 2013 |
Left with an unobstructed path to the quarterback, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr lifted up USC's Matt Barkley and planted him in the Rose Bowl turf. The play, in the fourth quarter of last year's rivalry game, was the exclamation point in a 38-28 UCLA victory. It was also the unceremonious end of Barkley's roller-coaster college career. He sustained a separated shoulder and did not play in USC's bowl game. "That symbolized where this team was and how we had sort of changed," UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley said this week.