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It was a hard weekend for the UCLA Bruins and their fans. A member of the football team, wide receiver Nick Pasquale, was hit by a car and killed. Bruins Head Coach Jim Mora was in the midst of addressing the media about Pasquale's death when someone made a big, big mistake and made the coach mad.
I've heard conflicting reports; that the target of his wrath was a reporter that was talking on his phone while Mora was speaking or someone that was just talking. When he told Mora to go on---man, if looks could kill.
Whoever it was should have known better than to do anything, but listen. Mora was talking about one of his players losing his life. The moment did warrant more respect than that person was giving.
Nebraska--who the Bruins play this weekend--have said that as a show of respect they will be wearing '36' stickers (Pasquale's number) on the back of their helmets for the game.
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UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora was not at all happy with a disrespectful reporter while he was trying to talk about Nick Pasquale, who died tragically in a car accident.
LOS ANGELES -- When Jim Mora took his first college head coaching job, there was something that touched him about working with college kids. It made an already-emotional coach even more fiercely protective of the players on his team.
Nick Pasquale was no different. Pasquale, who passed away early Sunday morning after being struck by a car in his hometown of San Clemente, might not...
A foundation is established in the name of the UCLA player Nick Pasquale, to raise money to financially help dedicated athletes in his honor...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and killed while walking in San Clemente early Sunday morning. He was 20.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Pasquale was struck about 1:30 a.m.
It wasn't immediately clear whether Pasquale was trying to cross a street. Sheriff's Lt. Gary Strachan said the car's driver stopped, called authorities...
UCLA redshirt freshman walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale died early Sunday morning after being hit by a car in his hometown of San Clemente, Calif. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department listed the news on their website and says the incident occurred at 1:27 am Sunday morning on Camino De Los Mares, west of Calle Nuevo. […]
Unfortunately, there’s extremely tragic and sad news coming out of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale died early Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle.
Pasquale was on foot when a vehicle hit him at 1:27 a.m. on Camino De Los Mares, west of Calle Nuevo in San Clemente, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said...
UCLA just recently had a death to a team member, Nick Pasquale. Jim Mora had his usual Sunday press conference, and led off talking about Nick. A reporter decided to pick up his phone, and Mora was not having it. You can see the rest for yourself. May I add….this reporter is an idiot.
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The UCLA football team and community are in the middle of dealing with a tragedy. On Sunday, redshirt freshman walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale died after he was hit by a car in his hometown of San Clemente, Calif. He was only 20 years old. At his press conference on Monday, UCLA head coach Jim […]
LOS ANGELES -- By all accounts, Nick Pasquale one of the hardest-working and dedicated players on the UCLA football team. Pasquale wasn't the star on the highlight reels, but he was one in the locker room, becoming one of those players that were essential in bringing together the many personalities a football team features.
The 5-foot-7 walk-on wide receiver died tragically...
It's rare when a coach is right for getting angry and walking out of a press conference, but in this case, UCLA coach Jim Mora did exactly the right thing.
Mora was rightfully angry during his Monday press conference that he began by talking about what he and the team were dealing with after the early Sunday morning death of walk-on WR Nick Pasquale.
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Today Jim Mora Jr had his first press conference since WR Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and died over the weekend. Mora Jr. was opening up his press conference by speaking about the situation when a reporter would not stop talking on his cell phone. Mora Jr. was really set off when the reported tells him to “go on.”
I’d be pretty mad about that too if I were the UCLA coach...
Today the NCAA lost a very young player to an accident. Nick Pasquale, a walk-on receiver at UCLA, died early Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle in San Clemente, according to an Orange County coroner’s report. Pasquale, 20, was in his second season with the UCLA team. He was a graduate of San […]
UCLA head coach Jim Mora talks about the upcoming game against Nebraska and how much of a test this will be for his team's mental toughness...
Football coaches getting worked up at the podium can lead to some of the greatest comedic moments in sports. Unfortunately, Jim Mora‘s news conference on Monday was not one of those moments.
The UCLA head coach spent a portion of his presser talking not about Saturday’s 58-20 thumping of Nevada or this weekend’s matchup against No. 23 Nebraska, but about Nick Pasquale, a redshirt...
Most of the time when coaches storm out of press conferences, they end up looking like idiots. But UCLA head coach Jim L. Mora deserves a "Bravo!" for what he did on Monday.
Mora began his press conference by addressing the tragic death of walk-on freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale, who died Sunday morning after getting hit by a car . While Mora was in the middle of...