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Bruins begin competition at tight end, fullback

LOS ANGELES – Tight ends and fullbacks have been part of football since the days of leather helmets. They’ve just been scarce positions at UCLA the last few years. With a shift in offensive schemes in 2016, the players competing for playing time...
Via The OC Register
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Teams weigh in on Myles Jack's decision to skip pro day as draft nears

The start of the NFL Draft is less than a month away, and prospects are doing all they can to improve their stock. For former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, that means not having a personal pro day.Jack will not put his skills on display in front of a large contingent of NFL personnel, and it's quite likely that he will not take part in the 40-yard dash before the April 28 draft, NFL...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA coach Jim Mora downplays 'pro-style' label as Bruins begin spring practice

LOS ANGELES – Jim Mora wanted to dispel a misnomer. Faced with a question about UCLA’s transition to a pro-style offense following the team’s first spring practice Tuesday morning, he issued a minute-long clarification. “It’s completely and...
Via The OC Register
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Myles Jack not holding pro day, won’t likely run 40

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, pegged by many NFL draft experts as the most dynamic player in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, will not hold a pro day and will likely not run a 40-yard dash for scouts before the draft. NFL Network’s Michael Silver broke this story Tuesday. One might think that such a development could signal a draft-day slide for Jack, but after speaking with NFL personnel...
Via Sportsnaut
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA spring football preview: New supporting cast and new offensive system for quarterback Josh Rosen

One year ago, UCLA’s offense had a major question mark at quarterback and stability everywhere else. Now, as the Bruins prepare for the start of spring practice, it’s exactly the opposite. Josh Rosen clearly is the cornerstone, and the Bruins...
Via The OC Register
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA women fade in fourth quarter, lose to Texas, 72-64, in NCAA Tournament

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The UCLA women’s basketball team led Texas after every quarter except the one that mattered most Saturday, and it cost the Bruins a chance to test themselves against the sport’s dominant program. Imani Boyette scored 18...
Via The OC Register
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA and Texas play in Bridgeport's 'other' semifinal

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – UCLA and Texas bring two rising programs into their NCAA regional semifinal Saturday. The third-seeded Bruins (26-8) have the nation’s second-longest postseason winning streak after winning the WNIT a year ago. The...
Via The OC Register
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordin Canada leads UCLA into Sweet 16

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordin Canada scored 19 points, making six free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the third-seeded UCLA Bruins held on to beat No. 6 seed South Florida 72-67 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Monday night. Nirra Fields added 14 points and Kari Korver added 12 as the Bruins (26-8), who had led by 17 points in the second quarter, needed to make 7 of 8 free...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Canada leads UCLA into Sweet 16

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordin Canada scored 19 points, making six free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the third-seeded UCLA Bruins held on to beat No. 6 seed South Florida 72-67 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Monday night. Nirra Fields added 14 points and Kari Korver added 12 as the Bruins (26-8), who had led by 17 points in the second quarter, needed to make 7 of 8 free...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Fields leads UCLA past Hawaii in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES (AP) There's more to the UCLA Bruins than their top-flight backcourt of Nirra Fields and Jordin Canada. Riding a stifling defense, the No. 3 seeded Bruins got 16 points from Fields and 15 points from Kennedy Burke off the bench to defeat a cold-shooting Hawaii 66-50 in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Saturday. ''It really starts at the defensive end...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Myles Jack

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This week, we dive into the linebacker position. Today we look at UCLA's Myles Jack. Collegiate career Myles Jack made an early impact at UCLA, scoring seven rushing touchdowns as a...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii-UCLA Preview

(AP) - The UCLA Bruins will be looking for the gas pedal, whether they have the basketball or not. Third seed UCLA (24-8) faces No. 14 seed Hawaii on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner will face the winner between sixth-seeded South Florida (23-9) and No. 11 seed Colorado State (31-1) on Monday in the sub-regionals at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. ''It...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA looking to control tempo against Hawai'i

LOS ANGELES (AP) The UCLA Bruins will be looking for the gas pedal, whether they have the basketball or not. Third seed UCLA (24-8) faces No. 14 seed Hawaii on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner will face the winner between sixth-seeded South Florida (23-9) and No. 11 seed Colorado State (31-1) on Monday in the sub-regionals at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Even at 80 percent, Myles Jack still an athletic Freak

LOS ANGELES — Even at "80 percent," former UCLA two-way star Myles Jack proved he's still a Freaky athlete.On Tuesday at UCLA's Pro Day, Jack —€” just 53 days after being cleared to run following a season-ending knee injury —€” vertical jumped 40 inches and broad jumped 10-4, displaying elite athleticism for the 92 NFL personnel people in attendance."It was an OK day for...
Via Fox Sports
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Banner at UCLA calls for firing of Steve Alford

Steve Alford led the UCLA Bruins to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in his first two seasons at the helm, but things fell apart in year three. UCLA finished with a losing record, going 15-17 and missing the postseason. As the losses piled up, the outcry for Alford to be fired has grown as well. Things appeared to be coming to a head on Monday, with a “Fire Alford” banner being...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, re-joining UCLA football program

2015 was not a good year for rappers’ sons playing football at UCLA, but things are looking up in 2016. That’s because Cordell Broadus, offspring of Calvin Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Dogg, is back. Scout.com reports that Broadus will return to the Bruins after walking away from the team last August prior to the start of his freshman year. Broadus was a four-star receiver in 2015...
Via The Comeback
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Cordell Broadus returning to UCLA football team

Cordell Broadus, a former four-star wide receiver in the Class of 2015 and son of rap sensation Snoop Dogg, will return to UCLA’s football team after walking away from it last summer, according to Scout.com. Broadus, a former star at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, stated at the time that he was walking away from football to pursue a filmmaking career while remaining a...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus returning to UCLA football

Cordell Broadus is returning to UCLA football. Less than a year after walking away from the Bruins’ program prior to the commencement of fall practice, Broadus will be returning to Jim Mora’s program, this time as a walk-on. Scout’s Tracy Pierson reports the news and says Broadus will be on the field for the start of spring practice at UCLA. Broadus, who was a four-star...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

3-Star OL Will Farrar Announces Commitment To UCLA

The UCLA Bruins just got some solid news this Friday night. Three-star offensive guard Will Farrar, from Richmond, Texas, announced on Twitter that he’s chosen to attend UCLA in the fall of 2017. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound star chosen the Bruins over dozens of programs, including LSU, Texas, Louisville, Michigan State and Arizona State. He took an unofficial visit to UCLA today, per...
Via College Spun
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Myles Jack ‘not out of the woods yet’ regarding medicals

Former UCLA linebacker and soon-to-be first-round NFL Draft pick Myles Jack impressed a lot of people at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last week despite missing most of 2015 with a torn meniscus, but not all NFL teams are ready to dive head first into the idea of drafting him. According to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, an NFL source has said that Jack is “not yet out of...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Caleb Wilson follows father from USC to UCLA

When former USC defensive line coach Chris Wilson was not retained by new head coach Clay Helton, he decided to stay in town and head over to the Trojans’ biggest rival. He was named to the same position at UCLA, just adding more fuel to the already blazing fire rivalry between the two teams. Now, you can add the last few drops from the gasoline canister to that fire. Caleb Wilson...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Scout: Myles Jack is the best player in the Draft

Early on in the 2015 college football season, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack injured his knee and knocked him out for the season. He has been hard at work to recover from the injury and he attended the NFL Scouting Combine to participate in team interviews. It looks like one scout is in love with Jack’s skills as a linebacker and talked about him being a great player in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Myles Jack expected to be cleared for March 12 Pro Day

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack expects to be ready to go for the Bruins’ Pro Day March 12. Jack missed most of the 2015 season with a torn lateral meniscus, which he suffered in September. That didn’t stop Jack from declaring his intentions to enter the 2016 draft soon after suffering the injury, which his former head coach Jim Mora questioned. However, Jack’s stock doesn’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton gave pregame pep talk to UCLA rival Cal

Bill Walton might find himself viewed as an enemy among UCLA fans after turning on his alma mater by delivering a pregame pep talk to one of the Bruins’ opponents this week. Walton called the UCLA-Cal basketball game for ESPN2 on Thursday, a game which Cal won 75-63. It turns out the Golden Bears had some motivation from Big Red. From the game recap: California raced out to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA OL Alex Redmond loves Richie Incognito because he’s a ‘pr—‘

UCLA offensive lineman Alex Redmond looks up to Richie Incognito. Why? Let’s just say he accepts Incognito for the person he is. On Thursday, Redmond told reporters that Incognito is his favorite NFL lineman because the 32-year-old veteran acts like such a jerk on the field. UCLA guard Alex Redmond says Richie Incognito is his favorite NFL lineman "because he's such a prick on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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