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UCLA Bruins get commitment from 13-year-old LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball has no interest in waiting until National Signing Day to announce where he will play college hoops. Keep in mind, Ball is 13 years old, but he's the most heralded 13-year-old in the country. Therefore, the hoops phenom decided to announce where he'll play college ball four years early. He is an incoming freshman at Chino Hills (Calif.) High School and has some serious...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Mora can't avoid QB questions at Pac-12 Media Days

Burbank, Calif. -- UCLA coach Jim Mora's preemptive strike didn't work.He opened his remarks at Pac-12 Media Days addressing the obvious question about the Bruins' quarterback situation."The obvious question for us this year that I've been asked already a hundred times in the last two days is, 'Who is our quarterback going to be?'," Mora said. "So I can just tell you right now before...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Mora prefers flying under the radar

Burbank, Calif. -- If Jim Mora had his druthers, no media outlet would cover UCLA until the season ended.Of course, Mora knows that's impossible. But that being said, he's doing his best to temper external expectations, and he expanded on that at Pac-12 Media Days."I would like no one to ever rank us, and I'd like no one to ever cover us, and I'd like to never be on TV and no one...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Priest Willis transfers out of UCLA, headed to Texas A&M

First, UCLA lost Asiantii Woulard, who transferred to South Florida.Next up? Priest Willis.The former five-star recruit out of Tempe announced on Twitter he was transferring to Texas A&M. When Priest decided to spurn Arizona State for the Bruins, it was considered a huge coup for Jim Mora. But after two years in Westwood, Willis decided to leave. The Aggies are in desperate need...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA is No. 14 in coaches' preseason top 25 poll

By some accounts, UCLA was considered a top-10 program heading into the 2015 season. Other pegged the Bruins as a top-20 team.On Thursday, the USA TODAY Sports released the Amway Preseason Coaches Top 25 Poll, and UCLA opens at No. 14.Here's what USA TODAY Sports had to say about the Bruins."Standout LB Myles Jack and TB Paul Perkins are among 18 starters back for the Bruins...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Mora: ‘Six or seven’ players could play both ways in 2015

UCLA head football coach Jim Mora is willing to do whatever it takes to win games this season. According to the fourth-year coach, he may start using a common high school football technique with his Bruins to maximize the talent of his best players. Brett McMurphy announced via Twitter that Mora stated six or seven players on his roster could be playing offense and defense this...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Head Coach: Pac-12 ‘Strongest Conference’ In College Football

UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. is speaking highly of the league, saying it's the best football in all of the college game.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora Says Bruins Could Have Six Or Seven Players Playing Both Ways In 2015

UCLA head football coach Jim Mora is looking to take advantage of the best talent his roster has to offer.  In order to do this, the Bruins may have six or seven different players playing both offense and defense in 2015, according to Mora. This is typical in high scool, but not so much at the collegiate level. But if Mora is going to get the best out of his team, he likely believes...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA lands commitment from 2016 TE Jordan Wilson

The UCLA Bruins received some good news on the offensive side of the ball Wednesday. Three-star 2016 tight end Jordan Wilson took to Twitter to announce that he will be leaving his home state of Tennessee to enroll at UCLA. I am honored and blessed to say that I am officially committed to UCLA!!!
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #23 UCLA

As the college football season draws nearer, the college football staff at SQ has put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Today’s focus is on #23 UCLA.Team: UCLASQ Ranking: 232014 Record: 10-3Finish in AP Poll: 10thHead Coach: Jim Mora (4th year...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA, adidas tease new uniforms

The UCLA Bruins could have some new uniforms coming their way. Over the weekend, both the UCLA football and adidas Twitter handles sent out tweets teasing an announcement that is set for July 9. There is no exact word on what will be unveiled, but all signs point to new uniforms being revealed. From the beach to the Rose Bowl, it's a city of Bruins. 7.9.15. #BruinRevolution #teamadidas...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA coach Jim Mora helps child with cancer

UCLA head coach, Jim Mora, is currently putting in effort to help raise money and awareness for a little girl’s battle with cancer. Six year old, Avery Huffman, was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a brain tumor found in the pons, part of the brainstem on the lower back of the brain, near the top of the spinal cord.  Because of the location of the tumor...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Former 4-Star QB Asiantii Woulard Announces His Transfer From UCLA To USF On Twitter

Former UCLA quarterback Asiantii Woulard has a long history with the South Florida Bulls. The Florida native committed to USF twice during his recruitment, but ultimately wound up heading out West. After Woulard announced his transfer from UCLA, the twice-spurned Bulls seemed like a logical destination. As it turns out, he will be continuing his college career in Tampa. Decided...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

P. Diddy’s Reps Claiming Self-Defense After Arrest At UCLA

Twitter/@Iamdiddy Just a day after rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested and later released following a fight with UCLA’s strength and conditioning coach, representatives for Combs are now claiming the rapper was acting in self defense.  Combs’ son, Justin Combs, is a redshirt junior defensive back for the Bruins. He played in just four games during the entire 2014...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Diddy arrested after fight with UCLA coach

It’s not often that we link to TMZ here and if we are linking to TMZ then something weird is going on inside your football program…. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Diddy allegedly attacked the coach with a kettlebell weight. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon … a felony. Head Coach Jim Mora called this an “unfortunate incident for all parties involved”...
Via The Student Section
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting UCLA Assistant Coach

Diddy’s reported reaction to a football coach’s treatment of his son landed the hip hop mogul in hot water Monday. UCLA quickly confirmed that the rapper, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon charge at the school’s athletic training facility. UCLA police are investigating the incident, which involved a kettlebell, according to the school...
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

TMZ Reporting P. Diddy Has Been Arrested After Fighting A UCLA Football Coach

Brace yourselves, Bruins fans. The weirdest college football news of the day is coming out of Los Angeles. TMZ is reporting that rapper/producer P. Diddy, aka Sean Combs, has been arrested on UCLA’s campus after getting into a fight with one of the coaches on the football team. Combs’ son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back entering his fourth year in the program. Diddy Arrested...
Via College Spun
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Suspended UCLA assistant coach gets reinstated

UCLA Bruins assistant coach Adrian Klemm is finally getting back to work. Klemm has been suspended since March because of undisclosed recruiting violations, but now he has been cleared to return to his role with the program. There is still ongoing dialogue with the NCAA. “UCLA continues to work jointly and cooperate fully with the NCAA to complete the review of the matters surrounding...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: A return to glory isn’t on the horizon

Ever since UCLA made it to its third straight Final Four back in 2008, there has been a steady decline in the program’s fortunes. Ben Howland’s four subsequent seasons resulted in two missed NCAA tournament bids and numerous allegations which prompted harsh criticism of Coach Howland’s regime. A renovated Pauley Pavillion and a top recruiting class for the 2012-2013 season...
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

3-Star DE Recruit Marcus Moore Announces Commitment To UCLA On Twitter

The UCLA Bruins just keep improving. Friday, UCLA landed the services of three-star defensive end Marcus Moore, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound stud from Encino, California. Moore chose the Bruins over Miami (FL), Washington State and others. He dropped the news on Twitter, adding that he has “joined” the #BruinRevolution. Tough people make tough decisions! Proud to say that I have committed...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins 2015 Preview and Prediction

UCLA enters its fourth season under Jim Mora with a roster that’s capable of winning the Pac-12 title. However, there’s a glaring...
Via Athlon Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora tweets picture of recruit, claims hacking, deletes account

UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t doing so well on Twitter lately. Earlier this month, he deleted his account after getting into some hot water with Kansas State fans. Then, the account returned from Twitter purgatory on Thursday night and tweeted out this photo of Maea Teuhema, a 2015 recruit that UCLA is trying to lure away from LSU. Needless to say, that would be an NCAA violation...
Via Awful Announcing
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alamo Bowl: Jim Mora, Bill Snyder, And HandshakeGate — The Images You Need To See

You’ve probably heard something about the Jim Mora-Bill Snyder episode at the end of the Alamo Bowl on Friday, won by UCLA over Kansas State. Here are the three relevant images from that larger drama. The play which angered Mora: Via @curtgOK, here's the victory formation play that got Mora fired up. You make the call. — David Ubben (@davidubben) January...
Via The Student Section
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who are the California Bruins?

  Here’s an excellent screengrab snafu from a recent SportsCenter.  In this list of college football teams, you might notice something just a little bit off.  That would be the California Bruins.  Not the UCLA Bruins.  Or even the California Bears.  Although I guess if you wanted to get technical about it, a Bruin is a type of bear, so maybe this earns partial credit…...
Via Awful Announcing
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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