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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Flip 3-Star RB Martell Irby from Arizona

UCLA had offered Irby on January 26th. The UCLA Bruins have flipped another recruit. This time, it’s 3-star running back Martell Irby who was flipped from Arizona to the Bruins after Arizona fired Rich Rodriguez as head coach. Irby made the announcement on Twitter. UCLABruins.com lists Irby at 5’9” tall and 204 pounds. He ran for 1,729 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior at San...
Via Bruins Nation
16 days ago

#4’sUp! 3-Star CB Rayshad Williams Flips From Vanderbilt to UCLA Football

In another surprising move, the UCLA coaching staff grabs another for the 2018 class. The UCLA Bruins have landed another National Signing Day surprise as Rayshad Williams, a 3-star cornerback from Whitehaven HS in Memphis, Tennessee, has flipped from Vanderbilt and signed with UCLA Football. Rayshad is 6’4” and weighs 184 pounds. Williams will add to the Bruins’ loaded secondary...
Via Bruins Nation
16 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: 4-Star DE Elijah Wade is Officially a Bruin

Elijah Wade made his commitment to UCLA official today. Elijah Wade, the nation’s No. 17-ranked defensive end, signed his National Letter of Intent today. Wade, a 6-5, 245-pound DE from Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View, chose UCLA over Vanderbilt, Cal, Nebraska and USC. Wade made official today what he committed to on January 28th via Twitter. UCLA Football’s Twitter account made announced...
Via Bruins Nation
16 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star DT Otito Ogbonnia Will Be a Bruin

UCLA adds another defensive lineman on National Signing Day. UCLA added another defensive lineman on National Signing Day when Otito Ogbonnia announced that he will sign with the Bruins. Ogbonnia is a 6’4” tall, 290 pound product of Taylor HS in Katy, Texas. He announced his decision on Twitter. @otitoogbonnia12 According to Ogbonnia’s Hudl profile, he runs a 5.02 40-yard dash...
Via Bruins Nation
16 days ago

Steve Alford says there is no beef between him and Sean Miller

Steve Alford says there is no beef between him and Sean Miller.A controversy emerged between the coaches last year over some late-game timeouts. It began when Alford called a timeout with a second left in UCLA’s road victory over Arizona last year. Miller thought that Alford was rubbing things in and took offense. When the teams met in the Pac-12 Tournament, he returned the favor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

These 'Jeopardy!' contestants never saw UCLA’s comeback win over A&M

UCLA’s comeback win over Texas A&M in their season opener last year was historic and had some serious repercussions, but some “Jeopardy!” contestants clearly missed it.Though contestant Sean did well in the sports category, he missed this clue about the Bruins and Josh Rosen: We’re pretty confident you would have gotten that right. So would have Kevin Sumlin, who ultimately lost...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball History: Steve Alford vs. Sean Miller

The UCLA-Arizona rivalry, which renews this Thursday, has not been predictable. The Arizona vs. UCLA matchup has had a number of surprising results over the Alford years. It is fair to say that the only thing that is predictable in the series is Sean Miller being a jerk. Alford’s worst UCLA team beat Arizona once and probably should have beaten them twice. Alford’s best UCLA team...
Via Bruins Nation
18 days ago

UCLA Basketball History: Steve Alford v. Sean Miller

The rivalry which renews this Thursday has not been predictable The Arizona vs. UCLA matchup has had a number of surprising results over the Alford years. It is fair to say that the only thing that is predictable in the series is Sean Miller being a jerk. Alford’s worst UCLA team beat Arizona once and probably should have beaten them twice. Alford’s best UCLA team had the worst...
Via Bruins Nation
18 days ago

UCLA Bruins in the Super Bowl

UCLA has two players on the rosters of the Patriots and the Eagles. With the Super Bowl just a couple of hours away its now time to count down the former UCLA stars who have managed to play professionally. Since UCLA has only two players this year, we’ll also look at the former Bruins who were tantalizingly close to playing in this year’s Super Bowl. Players who were close The...
Via Bruins Nation
19 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: JC LB Tyree Thompson Commits to the Bruins

Thompson became the second new Bruin yesterday when he committed last night. And, UCLA Football’s 2018 recruiting class just keeps growing and growing! It grew again last evening when JUCO LB Tyree Thompson became the 22nd recruit to commit to the UCLA Bruins. Thompson is a local kid who played his high school football at Bishop Alemany in the Valley. Out of high school, he initially...
Via Bruins Nation
19 days ago

#9 UCLA Women’s Basketball Looks To Extend Win Streak When Bruins Face Southern Cal

The Bruins have won six straight games and have beaten Southern Cal in both meetings last season. After sweeping the Washington schools last weekend, the UCLA Women’s Basketball moved into the Top 10 of both the AP and the USA Today Coaches polls. The Bruins are now ranked ninth in both polls. Meanwhile, Jordin Canada earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for her play last weekend...
Via Bruins Nation
21 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Get Commitment from JC Transfer DE Steven Mason

UCLA added another JC transfer when defensive end Steven Mason committed to the Bruins. Yesterday, UCLA picked up the 20th commitment to the 2018 recruiting class when defensive end Steven Mason from Southwestern College in Chula Vista. Mason just completed his freshman year at Southwestern. Mason announced his commitment on Twitter yesterday, but, if you weren’t paying careful...
Via Bruins Nation
21 days ago

Is Mediocre Acceptable Every Other Year for UCLA Basketball?

Is a 60% tournament rate acceptable? Two writers in recent days have opined on the state of UCLA Bruins Basketball. One is a clueless sycophant and the other the Dean of Pac-12 writers. You can guess which one I agree with. However, the point is: What do you, as a UCLA fan, want? First, the analysis of Jon Wilner, the best writer on Pac-12 sports in a blurb entitled: UCLA:...
Via Bruins Nation
25 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: 4-Star DE Elijah Wade Commits to the Bruins

Wade has quickness and the ability to break up a play. UCLA added another defensive recruit this evening when 4-star defensive end Elijah Wade from Arbor View High School in Las Vegas announced his commitment to UCLA. Wade will join his former high school teammate Greg Rogers in Westwood. Wade announced his commitment on Twitter this evening. Wade is 6’5” tall and weighs 240 pounds...
Via Bruins Nation
26 days ago

UCLA Women’s Basketball Wins Sixth Straight, Beats WSU, 79-71

Monique Billings and Lajahna Drummer both had a double-double as the Bruins completed another road sweep. Today’s women’s basketball recap should probably be sponsored by In-N-Out Burger. That’s because the Bruin women’s basketball team had not one but two players with a double-double today. Monique Billings had 15 points and 15 rebounds in today’s game against the Washington State...
Via Bruins Nation
26 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: Elisha Guidry To Continue Family Legacy with the Bruins

3-star DB Elisha Guidry will be a Bruin, just like his mom, dad and uncle. The Guidry name is familiar to Bruin football fans. Paul and Javelin Guidry were brothers who played defensive back for UCLA in the mid-to-late 90s for Terry Donahue and Bob Toledo. Well, next season there will be another Guidry wearing the blue and gold as Javelin’s son Elisha committed to the Bruins today...
Via Bruins Nation
26 days ago

UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star S Kenny Churchwell Commits to the Bruins

Churchwell made the announcement at his high school this morning. If UCLA football recruiting has a theme of this week, it would be defense. That theme continued this morning when UCLA picked up a commitment from 3-star safety Kenny Churchwell this morning. Churchwell is currently a senior at Mountain Pointe HS in Phoenix, AZ. He announced his decision during a ceremony at his high...
Via Bruins Nation
28 days ago

Best underclassmen who have already declared for the NFL Draft

A record 106 underclassmen have declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, but not all of them are equipped to make a big splash as professionals. On the flip side, some of the best players in this upcoming draft will be underclassmen who are ready to take the NFL by storm.The latter group is what we’ll be taking a look at here. From quarterbacks ready to assume the mantle of franchise cornerstone...
Via Sportsnaut
January 20, 2018  |  Discuss

Projecting the quarterback draft class: Sam Darnold

The 2018 NFL Draft class is stacked with quarterback talent. That means Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. So over the next few weeks, we’re going to project each of these names.Sam Darnold – USCHeight: 6’ 4” Weight: 225lbs. Age: 202017 Statistics: 4,143 yards, 63.1 percent completion rate, 31 TD (5 rushing), 13 INT.Projection: Early First-RoundPotential...
Via The Sports Post
January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Ex-Washington QB KJ Carta-Samuels transferring to UCLA

The UCLA Bruins will have another quarterback in the mix next season.K.J. Carta-Samuels announced on Monday that he will join the Bruins’ football program in the spring as a graduate transfer. Carta-Samuels joined Washington in 2014 and spent the past three seasons as Jake Browning’s backup on the Huskies.Carta-Samuels told CBS Sports that new UCLA coach Chip Kelly told him there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Catching up on the biggest stories in college basketball

With the college football season ending with a walk-off touchdown pass in overtime by a backup freshman quarterback, it's time to turn our college madness focus from the gridiron to the hardwood. College basketball is hitting its stride as conference play is moving along and teams are hitting the meat of their schedules.There has been a lot to digest thus far this season. For the...
January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Projecting the quarterback draft class: Josh Rosen

The 2018 NFL Draft class is stacked with quarterback talent. That means Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. So over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to project each of these names.Josh Rosen – UCLAHeight: 6-foot-4, Weight: 218 lbs. Age: 202017 Statistics: 3,756 yards, 62.6 percent completion rate, 28 TD (2 rushing), 10 INT.Projection: Early...
Via The Sports Post
January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Lithuanian reporter asks LiAngelo Ball out on date during press conference

The Ball brothers were introduced to the Lithuanian media during a press conference this week and one intrepid reporter decided capitalize on the access to ask LiAngelo Ball out on a date.LiAngelo and LaMelo of course signed with BC Vytautas of the Lithuanian Basketball League after the former withdrew from UCLA amid a shoplifting scandal and the latter was pulled out of high school...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 05, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: UCLA's Josh Rosen declares for the 2018 NFL Draft

This has pretty much been a foregone conclusion since Josh Rosen assumed the UCLA starting duties as a freshman back in 2015.Rosen announced on his personal Twitter account Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season with the Bruins and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen is expected to be a top-five pick in what promises to be a quarterback-heavy draft at the top.With Cleveland...
Via Sportsnaut
January 03, 2018  |  Discuss

Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen declare for NFL Draft

Wednesday was apparently universal “let’s declare for the draft day.”Both Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday, about an hour apart. Rosen made his announcement on Twitter and Instagram, posting this note: The former UCLA QB said in his note that he would return to finish his degree. His previous coach Jim Mora said Rosen was on schedule to graduate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2018  |  Discuss
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