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Troy Aikman gives UCLA a hefty donation

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman hasn’t forgotten the UCLA program that started his football career, and he showed that on Monday in the form of a very generous donation. UCLA Athletics announced in a press release that Aikman has made a $1,000,000 donation to the Wasserman Football Center project. Building the new facility is believed to break ground this fall. Talk about...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

UCLA signee Soso Jamabo arrested on multiple charges

Soso Jamabo, one of the biggest signees in the UCLA Bruins 2015 class, has been arrested on multiple charges after fleeing police Sunday. According to reports, the five-star running back — who was rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Texas and the No. 4 running back in the nation — was arrested following his senior prom. The Dallas Morning News passed along the report....
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UCLA rebounds to take series from Cal

The UCLA Bruins (28-8, 14-4 Pac-12) are off to their best start in conference play since 1969 after winning their ninth-consecutive series this weekend. But it didn’t look so great at the start. James Kaprielian (L, 7-3), UCLA’s top starting pitcher, took the mound Thursday night against Cal’s Daulton Jeffries (W, 4-2). It turned out to be a showdown, as 17 of the 18 combined...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After Penn State, Tom Bradley starts anew as UCLA assistant

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tom Bradley has been defensive coordinator at UCLA for less than two months. He is still learning where to go during practice, what his players can do, and how to meld his philosophy and terminology with what is already in place. There is also the little matter of coping with Los Angeles' notoriously congested freeways, especially around the UCLA campus in Westwood...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Profile: Eric Kendricks v Paul Dawson

Installment four, of my player versus player NFL draft profile, consists of inside linebackers Eric Kendricks of UCLA and Paul Dawson of TCU. I watched two games worth of tape for both prospects, and assigned them a grade, both by percentage of positive plays, and an integer number of the sum of their plays. Let’s get started Paul Dawson: Dawson vs. Baylor — +2, 55% Dawson...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA could win the Pac-12 South in 2015 if one thing goes right

More from Athlon Sports: Top 10 coaches on the hot seat this spring/ Top 20 WRs on the rise in 2015 / Alabama is ready for another title run / Florida could win SEC East in 2015 / North Carolina's D must step up in 2015 / South Carolina in danger in SEC East *** UCLA is coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1997-98, and 18 starters are back from...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Brett Hundley, Draft, Cowboys, Lions, & Seahawks

Brett Hundley Manish Mehta reports that the Jets are working out UCLA QB Brett Hundley. According to Ian Rapoport, Hundley has also worked out for the Bengals and Eagles, and will meet with the Cardinals next week. Draft Greg Auman reports that Utah CB Eric Rowe is visiting with the Buccaneers on Thursday. UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa will ... The post NFL Notes: Brett Hundley...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships. If they can pull it off, Breanna Stewart would accomplish her goal of winning four championships at UConn. ''I think it's really surreal and...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: UCLA’s Eric Kendricks talks about his brother, the NFL Draft & more

As the waves of the NFL’s free agency begin to die down, April 30th and the crazy, yet wonderful frenzy that is the 2015 NFL Draft is steadily approaching. Draft season has officially entered it’s home stretch as College’s pro days are passing by and the NFL Combine is far back in the rearview mirror… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout Report: Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

Name: Eric Kendricks Age: 23 Position: LB College: UCLA Height: 6’0 Weight: 232 Grade: 1st – Early 2nd Comparison: Sean Lee, Bobby Wagner Athletic Ability Eric Kendricks displays great feet and coordination, which allows him to read and react to plays better. He also demonstrates all-around great athleticism, being one of the most... -- Click the title above to read the full...
Via Blue Star Times
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA WR Devin Lucien leaves program with year of eligibility

  UCLA receiver Devin Lucien has left the program. Coach Jim Mora announced Lucien's departure on Tuesday after the opening workout of spring practice. The redshirt senior from Encino, California, has one more year of college eligibility. ''He has decided to go a different direction,'' Mora said. ''I thought I knew what that direction was, but as of this morning I don't know. But...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Focus on quarterbacks as UCLA opens spring practices

LOS ANGELES (AP) Anyone expecting a quick resolution to UCLA's search to replace quarterback Brett Hundley would be well served to look back at how the record-setting three-year starter won the job in the first place. ''We didn't decide on the starter until, gosh, like 15 practices into fall that first year,'' Bruins coach Jim Mora said Tuesday after opening spring practice. A similar...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA receiver Devin Lucien leaves program, Mora says

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA receiver Devin Lucien has left the program. Coach Jim Mora announced Lucien's departure on Tuesday after the opening workout of spring practice. The redshirt senior from Encino, California, has one more year of college eligibility. ''He has decided to go a different direction,'' Mora said. ''I thought I knew what that direction was, but as of this morning I...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins 2015 Spring Football Preview

UCLA is coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1997-98 and 18 starters are back from a team that nearly won the Pac-12...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Looks for Revenge Against Gonzaga in Sweet Sixteen

Bryce Alford #20 of the UCLA Bruins shoots a free throw against the UAB Blazers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) In mid-December the UCLA Bruins suffered the first of five straight set-backs, a losing streak that most believed should have kept...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

One Year Later, UCLA Seeks Sweet Sixteen Do-Over

In 2014, the UCLA Bruins basketball team looked so great to the point that one would find it hard to believe that it was in its first year with a new head coach, with Steve Alford manning the helm after 10 years of Ben Howland roaming the sidelines. The team finished with an overall record of 28-9 (12-6 Pac-12), won the Pac-12 Tournament, and entered the big dance as a No. 4 seed...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Tony Parker: Getting In Shape Is “Good For The Team And Good For The Ladies Off The Court”

Vine Big UCLA forward Tony Parker has emerged as a difference maker during the Bruins’ surprise run to the Sweet 16, and his off-season training is a big reason. After averaging just 2.4 points per game as a freshman and 6.9 as a sophomore, Parker now averages 11.4 points as a junior, and showed off a refined offensive game in the post against UAB, when he dropped 28 points in...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia, UCLA Among Underdogs Entering Sweet 16 Matchups

Since starting their campaign last fall as 500/1 long shots on the odds to win the NCAA Tournament, the West Virginia Mountaineers have exceeded expectations to reach the Sweet Sixteen this week. However, if the Mountaineers are to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2010 they must first get past the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats, who they will meet in the Sweet Sixteen...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga vs. UCLA – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@700espn UCLA was one of the most controversial inclusions in this year’s NCAA Tournament field, but Steve Alford’s Bruins are clicking at the right time, and have made an unexpected run to the Sweet 16. After edging by SMU with the help of a very tough goaltending call, UCLA blew out fellow double-digit seed UAB for the right to face two-seed Gonzaga in Houston. The...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA Player Information: Eric Kendricks, ILB 6-0, 232 pounds Hometown: Fresno, CA STATS NFL Combine: 40 yard: 4.61 Bench: 19 Vert: 38″ Broad: 124″ 3 cone: N/A Shuttle: N/A News and Notes: The Packers need help at inside linebacker, that shouldn’t blow anyone’s mind.  However, the 2015 draft class doesn...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Kevon Looney

So let's face it, your bracket is busted. Unexpected things happen often in the NCAA Tournament, but that's what makes it so exciting. The amount of brackets that had the UCLA Bruins going to the Sweet 16 were definitely in the minority. But after a last minute upset win over SMU, and a steamrolling of UAB, the Bruins are set to face off with the Gonzaga Bulldogs for a chance...
Via Celtics Life
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Miller shows he's the best shooter at the NCAA tournament

Reggie Miller may be almost 50, and 10 years removed from knocking down shots in the NBA, but the guy's still got it. Miller, who's covering the NCAA tournament for TNT, can't resist the lure of an open gym even when he's on the job. Check out a longer video of him here. Miller just nails shot after shot after shot. He may not be "black Jesus," but the guy's still got it. And Miller...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Is UCLA Feeding off the Doubters?

Haters gonna hate, and in this March Madness tournament, it seems that everyone is throwing shade at UCLA. From a “bid they didn’t deserve” to “the call they shouldn’t have gotten” it seems like the Bruins are racking up the number of people who want to see them fail. So riddle me this: Is UCLA feeding off the negativity in order to keep winning? It isn’t too bold of...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Tony Parker gives Allie LaForce compliments on her bracelet postgame

Tony Parker and the UCLA Bruins clinched their ticket to the Sweet 16 after a win over UAB Saturday afternoon. It was also Parker who had a monster game netting 28 points and 12 rebounds which earned him an opportunity for a postgame interview with CBS’ Allie LaForce. So what the hell, a big game on […]
Via The Majors National
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

He's got game: UCLA's Parker scores career-high 28, then compliments reporter in UAB win

UCLA's Tony Parker had his wits about him as he scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the No. 11 Bruins' NCAA tournament victory over No. 14 UAB on Saturday. Turns out the junior forward/center from Atlanta's charm offensive was on point as well. He complimented sideline reporter Allie LaForce on her strong jewelry selection in the postgame interview: "Nice bracelet...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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