Steve Alford: Defense is keeping UCLA from taking next step

Consistent defense continues to be an issue for UCLA, and Bruins head coach Steve Alford knows it.UCLA lost at Utah 84-78 on Thursday night. The Bruins allowed the Utes to shoot 52.7 percent from the field for the game. There was a period in the final six minutes of the first half where Utah made five straight threes to build a lead (they went into halftime up 47-40).After the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2018  |  Discuss

UCLA Still Not Implicated in Hoops Scandal as More Pac-12 Schools Named

Yahoo! Sports obtained documents that show Southern Cal is dirtier than thought and Utah and Washington are implicated. I’ve been hearing rumors lately that UCLA could be implicated in the ongoing college basketball corruption scandal. So, when I read this morning’s bombshell report from Yahoo! Sports, I slowly read through the article waiting to see if the Bruins were mentioned...
Via Bruins Nation
29 days ago

UCLA Cruises Past UC Santa Barbara, 13-3, to Advance at Kalbus Invitational

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Via Bruins Nation
28 days ago

Lonzo Ball: Everybody knows college players get paid

The world of college basketball got very interesting this past week. A probe led by the FBI would find numerous college players and programs paid off.“But that said, how about some dollar amounts? From Christian Dawkins’ reports, here are the largest dollar amounts listed for former NCAA athletes or their families. But it doesn’t stop here. There are plenty more teams and names to...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins Shutout Nebraska, Top Liberty To Sweep DH at Nutter Classic

Rachel Garcia threw a 2-hit shutout and struck out 11 against the Huskers while Aaliyah Jordan hit a two-run homer in each game to power the Bruin offense. Two games, two more wins for the Bruins at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City. In the first game, UCLA blanked Nebraska 5-0 and, in the second, the Bruins defeated Liberty 4-3. The first game was all about the pitching...
Via Bruins Nation
28 days ago

UCLA Beats Hawai’i, Loses to Stanford at Kalbus Invite

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Via Bruins Nation
27 days ago

DeSean Jackson on Chip Kelly: ‘He’s a big time weirdo’

It’s safe to say that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson is not a fan of his former head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly.Jackson recently spoke with TMZ Sports at the Los Angeles International Airport, and didn’t hold back in giving his opinion of the new UCLA head man.“We don’t even talk about that dude,” DeSean said about Kelly. “He’s a weirdo. He...
Via SNIPdaily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shareef O’Neal reportedly leaning towards UCLA

Shareef O’Neal, the son of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, is leaning towards signing with UCLA after deciding against Arizona, according to a report.Shareef, a 6-foot-10 senior at Crossroads High School in Los Angeles, was previously committed to Arizona. But he announced on Saturday that he was de-committing from the school and reopening his recruitment after the Sean Miller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shareef O’Neal verbally commits to UCLA

Arizona’s loss may turn out to be UCLA’s gain when it comes to Shareef O’Neal.ESPN analyst Sean Farnham reported during Tuesday’s telecast of the Florida-Alabama game that O’Neal had just verbally committed to the Bruins.Farnham is known more as an analyst/commentator than a reporter who breaks news, but he is a former Bruins player with ties to the UCLA program.Farnham’s report...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

#3 UCLA Men’s Volleyball Looks to Get Back on Track Against Stanford

The Bruins dropped to #3 this week as UCLA is in the middle of a three-match losing streak. UCLA dropped to third in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll after being ranked second since the preseason. That’s because the Bruins are now mired in a three-match losing streak. While UCLA may have been able to hold the two spot if they had just lost to Long Beach State, when you combine the two...
Via Bruins Nation
23 days ago

UCLA Women’s Basketball: Bruins Face UC Berkeley in Pac-12 Quarterfinals

UCLA starts play in the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. During the regular season, the UCLA Bruins swept the UC Berkeley Golden Bears. While the Bruins cruised past the Bears by 36 points at Berkeley, at home they won by just 8 points. Regardless, UCLA should have the edge this afternoon. Last night in the first round of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, 5th-seeded...
Via Bruins Nation
22 days ago

Pac-12 Women’s Tournament: UCLA Hangs on to Defeat UC Berkeley, 77-74

Jordin Canada took the Bruins on her back as she scored 27 points to lead all scorers. It’s been said that, sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. The Bruins should be glad that they were a little bit lucky against UC Berkeley this afternoon. That’s because their game against the Golden Bears was closer than anyone thought it would be. The first half was close but the UCLA...
Via Bruins Nation
22 days ago

UCLA Bruins Look to Sweep Five More Teams This Weekend

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Via Bruins Nation
22 days ago

WBB Loses Heartbreaker to UCLA in Pac-12 Tournament: Recap

UCLA 77 - Cal 74 Leverage. The unique nature of college basketball means all the leverage comes late. You play 30 games to get to March -- 30 battles that test your mettle for 40 minutes. As a fan you yell, you scream, you cry, you sweat, you exult. You love -- you love your team for four glorious months. And then it’s here. March. And all of a sudden all the leverage shifts. Into...
Via California Golden Blogs
22 days ago

UCLA Baseball: #11 Bruins Face Michigan State After 4-3 Loss to Illinois

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Via Bruins Nation
21 days ago

LaVar Ball reacts to report about Donald Trump’s minor role in son’s release

LaVar Ball is rekindling his feud with the President of the United States.Ball reacted Saturday to new reporting that indicated that President Donald Trump had overstated his role in getting LiAngelo Ball released following his shoplifting incident in China. On Saturday, an ESPN report quoted a source close to the UCLA basketball team who said that Ball and his two UCLA teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Men’s Volleyball Heads to Provo to Face BYU in an MPSF Showdown

Don Liebig/uclabruins.com" data-has-syndication-rights="1" data-focal-region="x1:840,y1:403,x2:1160,y2:723" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GCTwt3fMaieIiah5s_3UK2wXQHM=/156x0:1844x1125/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/58894609/Parish_Ian_180221_MVOL_0266.0.jpg" /> The Bruins got back on track Thursday with a four-set win over Stanford. Tonight...
Via Bruins Nation
21 days ago

UCLA Women’s Hoops: Coach Cori’s Bruins Can’t Close, Lose to Oregon, 65-62

With 6:05 to go in the game, UCLA led by 8 points. That’s when the Ducks closed with a 13-2 run to win by 3. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear I was watching a rerun of the game these two teams played twelve days ago. That’s because, again, UCLA had the lead in the fourth quarter and, again, the Bruins could not finish. UCLA led for 32 minutes and 18 seconds in this game....
Via Bruins Nation
21 days ago

LaVar Ball takes another dig at Trump

According to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, Donald Trump didn’t have much to do with LiAngelo Ball and his teammates being released from China.“(On Nov. 12) Trump first found out about the situation, according to The New York Times, when members of his staff saw it on CNN just before Trump’s dinner with the president of China, Xi Jinping, in Beijing on Thursday. Trump would later tell reporters...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2018 UCLA Football Spring Preview: Who Will Replace Josh Rosen?

While Josh Rosen’s career didn’t exactly go as planned, it’s now time to move on. Who will get the starting spot? Our final 2018 Spring Football Preview focuses on the quarterbacks. This looks like it could be a rebuilding year as UCLA is absolutely loaded with freshmen. However, the collective talent of this unit and Chip Kelly’s ability to use it will be the tipping point. Who...
Via Bruins Nation
19 days ago

Josh Rosen reportedly got snippy over question about interception

Josh Rosen has faced questions about his character leading up to the draft, and he apparently did little to answer them in at least one of his interviews with an NFL team at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston shared several tidbits about the quarterbacks in this year’s draft class on Monday, and one of the things he was told about Rosen was not exactly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball Weekly Presser: Alford Jokes About Playing Holiday Without Any Rest

Alford probably shouldn’t have made jokes like that in this week’s press conference. You just don’t want to mess with karma like that. If you thought Steve Alford was planning on doing something (read: anything) to keep Aaron Holiday fresh for the entire Pac-12 Tournament, think again. In his weekly press conference today, when asked how he plans to manage Holiday’s minutes now that...
Via Bruins Nation
18 days ago

Join the 2018 Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge

Are you an expert prognosticator? Even if you’re not, you can join the Bruins Nation Bracket Challenge and try to claim this year’s bragging rights. As the Bruins get ready for the Pac-12 Tournament, we’re going to look ahead to the NCAA Tournament a little. As we have in years past, we have set up a Bruins Nation group for our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge. Once again, BN will...
Via Bruins Nation
17 days ago

#5 UCLA MVB Looks to Stop the Bleeding vs. #7 Pepperdine

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Via Bruins Nation
17 days ago

2018 NFL Draft: UCLA’s Josh Rosen has talent, but personality draws questions

It’s possible Josh Rosen will still be around at No. 11. (Getty Images) The critics have found plenty to nitpick about UCLA’s Josh Rosen, who stands as one of the top four quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class. He’s too mild-mannered. He’s highly intelligent, which ESPN’s Trent Dilfer referred to as “almost a curse for him.” He comes from money. He used to play tennis. Somehow...
Via The Daily Dolphin
16 days ago
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