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As UCLA season opener nears, keep an eye on these players

UCLA concluded fall camp in San Bernardino and is back to Westwood to prepare for the season-opener at Virginia. There were a few surprising stars and a few looking to pick up right where they left off.  Here's who stood out in San Bernardino and who to look for as practices are underway in Los Angeles OL Najee Toran Undersized but with a motor to make up for it, the freshman...
Via Fox Sports West
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

UCLA adds high-energy guard Prince Ali

The UCLA Bruins bolstered their frontcourt in the 2014 recruiting cycle, with four touted post players signing to play in Westwood. The 2015 class is shaping up as the opposite, as UCLA now has two top-50 backcourt players pledge, with Saturday’s addition of 6′-3″ Prince Ali of Sagemont (FL). Ali, a former Connecticut pledge, will reunite ...
Via Hoopniks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Myles Jack calls ejection from UCLA’s Monday practice ‘embarrassing’

Myles Jack didn’t realize how just how far his name could carry a story. On Monday, UCLA head coach Jim Mora tossed his star linebacker from practice at Cal State San Bernardino after the sophomore had an altercation with offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch. Jack slapped Benenoch in the helmet and taunted him, but the incident looked like a run-of-the-mill, mid-training camp tiff...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA receiver Devin Lucien released from hospital following injury

UCLA receiver Devin Lucien was taken by ambulance to a hospital after suffering a head injury during practice Tuesday. Lucien later was released from the hospital and was set to rejoin the team late Tuesday night, according to a person in the football program who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Lucien was injured when he hit his head on the ground during a drill...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for: Second half of UCLA's San Bernardino camp

No. 7 UCLA began Week 2 of the infamous San Bernardino training camp Monday with their second two-a-day practice.  But it wasn't necessarily the effort that head coach Jim Mora was looking for. "We got good work done but I didn't like the way it started and I didn't like the way it ended," said the Bruins' third-year head coach. "A game is about starting...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack kicked out of practice after fight

UCLA linebacker/running back Myles Jack must have been upset on Monday morning once he learned he was only ranked the 16th-best player in college football by CFB 24/7. Yes, the Bruins' two-way star player could have been ranked higher in the CFB 24/7 poll, but that probably had nothing to do with the incident Monday that led to him getting the boot from training camp practice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA DE Kyle Fitts decides to leave the program

UCLA Defensive End Kyle Fitts decides to leave the Bruins program.  Head coach Jim Mora confirmed that Fitts has indeed parted ways with the football program.  Mora further added, I would not say I’m disappointed in Kylie.  I’m disappointed because I like Kylie an awful lot, but I’m not disappointed in Kylie.  He has different goals right now. I just wish the best for him...
Via NCAA Football Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive end Kylie Fitts transfers out of UCLA

Defensive end Kylie Fitts has decided to transfer out of UCLA, head coach Jim Mora announced Monday. “It’s his decision,” Mora said. “We wish him the best in wherever he goes and does after this. We’re just going to march on.” Fitts wasn’t set to start after notching just one tackle in six games as a true freshman, but he most likely would have factored into the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Year 3 of Jim Mora's camp in San Bernardino gets underway for UCLA

As the expectations continue to grow around the UCLA football program, head coach Jim Mora made it clear that the expectations within the program have grown as well. As training camp opened on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino, there were three high-profile freshmen visibly absent. And receiver Jordan Lasley, quarterback Aaron Sharp and linebacker Dwight Williams will all remain...
Via Fox Sports West
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions for UCLA heading into fall camp

The UCLA Bruins will open fall camp in San Bernardino, Calif., for the third-straight season. Junction Boys jokes aside, it's been a successful tool in building the Bruins into the burgeoning college football power they are fast becoming.  No. 7 UCLA kicks off their 12-day camp at Cal State San Bernardino on Monday, and while the biggest question will be whether or not the team...
Via Fox Sports West
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA specialist leaves team, replaced by JUCO punter

Football coaches never let their teams or its fans forget that special teams are a third of the game. UCLA expected to be strong on special teams this fall with both their kicker and punter returning after last season. Instead, UCLA head coach Jim Mora must deal with replacing one of the Bruins’ specialists as fall camp approaches. Punter Sean Covington has left the team, according...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Energized Owa ready for return to Bruins

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- One of the most menacing defensive tackles in Los Angeles is also the happiest. At 6-foot-3 and a chiseled 270 pounds, Owamagbe Odighizuwa bounded around the UCLA practice field all spring with seemingly endless energy.  After a year away from the game with multiple hip surgeries, Odighizuwa's love for the game and his team has been renewed. "Having...
Via Fox Sports West
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UCLA associate athletic director convicted in child porn case

Former UCLA Bruins associate athletic director, Michael Sondheimer, will have his name placed on the sex offender registry list after pleading no contest to possession of child porn.In April 2013, Sondheimer was charged with a felony when authorities discovered child porn on his work-issued laptop. At the time, Sondheimer pled not guilty.Following some more time to think the situation...
Via Bush League Chronicle
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Unveils New LA Steel Football Uniforms

The UCLA Bruins have one of the slickest home and away uniforms in the country, but they apparently need to keep up with the times and continue to have alternate uniforms. The new alternate uniform isn’t bad, the numbers look great, but the originals are still far better. Closer look at @UCLAFootball‘s new dark onyx […] The post UCLA Unveils New LA Steel Football Uniforms appeared...
Via Diehardsport
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Football Unveils Awesome New “LA Steel” Alternate Uniforms

The UCLA Bruins are a popular pick to win the Pac-12 this season and represent the conference in the first-ever College Football Playoff. And in college sports, with big-time hype, come big-time uniforms. The Bruins unveiled a brand new alternate thread today, made by adidas and titled “LA Steel”. It’s the first grey uniform the school’s players have ever worn, and it’s...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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