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The Weekly Open: Important Offseason Rankings

The Weekly Open: Important Offseason Rankings

Join us and hang out with your fellow Bruins. Welcome to the Weekly Open, a new weekly thread we’re trying here during these long summer months. The goal of the Weekly Open is to provide you, the savvy reader/commenter/smart person who came to this website a place to just hang out. Most of our comment sections are directly related to the article in question, and usually stay as on-topic as possible, so we wanted to create a space where you can just hang out for the week, talk about whatever you want to talk about, regardless if it involves UCLA or not. Remember, as always, adherence to...
Bruins Nation 19 hours ago
2018 NBA Draft Profile: UCLA’s Aaron Holiday on the Rise

2018 NBA Draft Profile: UCLA’s Aaron Holiday on the Rise

Aaron looks to join brothers Jrue and Justin in the NBA. To say Aaron Holiday was the motor that drove the UCLA Bruins Men’s Basketball team during the 17-18 campaign would be a gross understatement. The junior point guard averaged 20.3 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 5.8 assists per game (46% fg, 43% 3pt, 83% ft). Holiday also refused to come off the court as he averaged 37.7 minutes played per game this year. Holiday was one of four players in the NCAA to average at least 20 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds last season. As Arron Holiday went this year, the Bruins...
Bruins Nation Jun 15, 2018
UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star QB Chase Griffin Commits to the Bruins

UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star QB Chase Griffin Commits to the Bruins

The quarterback of the Hutto Hippos was a finalist for Texas HS Football Player of the Year last season after throwing for more than 4,000 yards, 40 TDs and just 4 INTs. Chase Griffin seems like the ultimate UCLA man. Not quarterback mind you, just the epitome of someone who would be most likely to graduate from UCLA. Perhaps, it’s got something to do with the fact that, according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, Griffin “has been a classically trained violinist since the age of 4.” Feldman adds that his father has a law degree from Harvard and his mother has a master’s degree...
Bruins Nation Jun 13, 2018
UCLA Football 2018 Opponent Preview: Cincinnati Bearcats

UCLA Football 2018 Opponent Preview: Cincinnati Bearcats

The Bruins open the year against the young, rebuilding Bearcats. Welcome to Bruins Nation’s opponent preview series for the 2018 football season! Each week we will be taking a look at an upcoming opponent this year, examine their strengths and weaknesses, and make a bold prediction regarding the outcome, which is going to be really good considering I don’t even know who the starting quarterback will be this year! There will also be a companion piece, run on Thursdays (hopefully) (we’ll see) that will be taking a more humorous look at the opponent. With that said, let’s get started...
Bruins Nation Jun 11, 2018
The Weekly Open: An Introduction

The Weekly Open: An Introduction

Join us and hang out with your fellow Bruins. So, maybe I should start with an introduction. Welcome to the Weekly Open, a new weekly thread we’re trying here during these long summer months. Maybe we’ll continue it in the fall, who knows! The goal of the Weekly Open is to provide you, the savvy reader/commenter/smart person who came to this website a place to just hang out. Most of our comment sections are directly related to the article in question, and usually stay as on-topic as possible, so we wanted to create a space where you can just hang out for the week, talk about whatever...
Bruins Nation Jun 9, 2018
UCLA Football LB Brandon Burton Announces Decision to Transfer

UCLA Football LB Brandon Burton Announces Decision to Transfer

Burton announced his decision on Twitter last night. Linebacker Brandon Burton is the latest UCLA Football player who will be leaving the program. Last night, he made the announcement on Twitter. It’s been a fun ride while it lasted but it’s time to open a new chapter in my life pic.twitter.com/3aVDu5z5af— B Diddy (@braandontmc) June 9, 2018 Burton is the sixth player this week to announce that he will be leaving Westwood before next season. He follows Jackson Gibbs who announced his transfer a few hours before Burton as well as offensive linemen Alex Akingbulu, Sean Seawards...
Bruins Nation Jun 8, 2018
UCLA Football Backup QB Jackson Gibbs to Transfer to Appalachian State

UCLA Football Backup QB Jackson Gibbs to Transfer to Appalachian State

Gibbs is transferring after finishing up his freshman year at UCLA. UCLA Football has lost another player as quarterback Jackson Gibbs, the grandson of legendary Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, has announced that he is transferring to Appalachian State. I'm excited to announce that Im transferring to Appalachian State University! I want to thank all my coaches and teammates who've made me a better football player and overall person this past year. I'm going to miss UCLA deeply but pumped to start my new chapter as a mountaineer! pic.twitter.com/6BZyRsreZI— Jackson Gibbs...

Jackson Gibbs and Alex Akingbulu leaving UCLA football team

UCLA’s roster upheaval under new coach Chip Kelly continued Friday when backup quarterback Jackson Gibbs announced on Twitter that he was transferring to Appalachian State. Meanwhile, Bruins guard Alex Akingbulu’s coach from Harbor City Narbonne High, Manuel Douglas, said Akingbulu had been granted...
www.ocregister.com Jun 8, 2018
Former Serra star Brandon Burton to transfer from UCLA football

Former Serra star Brandon Burton to transfer from UCLA football

Brandon Burton was a highly touted prospect out of Serra High, but will transfer from UCLA after having only appeared in 20 games.

UCLA's Jax Wacaser becomes second Bruin to take medical retirement

UCLA offensive lineman Jax Wacaser has become the second Bruin in recent days to take a medical retirement because of repeated concussions. Tight end Jimmy Jaggers announced this week that he was no longer going to play football after sustaining a third concussion as the result of a car accident....
www.ocregister.com Jun 7, 2018
Four UCLA players – and four commits – taken in MLB draft

Four UCLA players – and four commits – taken in MLB draft

Right-handed pitchers Jake Bird and Jon Olsen led a contingent of four UCLA baseball players selected in the MLB draft this week, along with four other Bruins signees.
Bruins Nation Jun 6, 2018
UCLA Junior Jeremy Ydens and Two Recruits Selected in 2018 MLB Draft

UCLA Junior Jeremy Ydens and Two Recruits Selected in 2018 MLB Draft

The D-Backs took Ydens in the 33rd round while the Rockies drafted two Bruin recruits. Meanwhile, Bruin football signee Matt Alaimo and all other current Bruins were not drafted. The MLB Draft has finally concluded with one more current Bruin and two Bruin recruits having been selected. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected current Bruin sophomore, who turns 21 at the end of July, in the 33rd round with the 999th pick overall. Ydens was eligible this year, despite being just a sophomore because he will turn 21 before going back to school in the fall. This year’s draft marks an improvement for...
Bruins Nation Jun 6, 2018
What’s Bruin: Two UCLA Greats on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

What’s Bruin: Two UCLA Greats on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

We also have more football, track and field, rowing, and softball news. What’s Bruin this Wednesday? UCLA Football On Monday, the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame announced that two Bruins, Cade McNown and Ken Norton, Jr., would be on the ballot for induction in 2019. The ballot includes 76 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks. Quarterback great, Cade McNown, was a four year starter and led the Bruins on a record breaking 20-game win streak during his junior and senior seasons....
Bruins Nation Jun 6, 2018
UCLA Juniors Jon Olsen and Daniel Amaral Selected in 2018 MLB Draft

UCLA Juniors Jon Olsen and Daniel Amaral Selected in 2018 MLB Draft

Olsen was taken by Minnesota in the 12th round and Amaral was taken by Pittsburgh in the 14th round. A pair of UCLA juniors, Jon Olsen and Daniel Amaral, were selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft today. Olsen was selected in the 12th round with the 364th pick by the Minnesota Twins and Amaral was selected in the 14th round with the 414th pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Olsen, a right handed pitcher, missed most of UCLA’s 2018 season due to injury, starting only six games for the Bruins. Olsen was named a Preseason All American this year and, had he stayed healthy, would have...
Bruins Nation Jun 6, 2018
Could UCLA Football Lose TE Signee Matt Alaimo to the MLB Draft?

Could UCLA Football Lose TE Signee Matt Alaimo to the MLB Draft?

The TE recruit from St. Joseph Regional in Montvale, NJ has drawn the attention of MLB scouts after a monstrous baseball season. When it comes to the MLB Draft, UCLA Baseball has grown accustomed to having players poached from their recruiting class when MLB teams opt to draft players who are graduating from high school. It isn’t common to have UCLA Football’s recruiting class impacted by the MLB Draft. But, that could happen today. An article published yesterday on NJ.com suggests that the Bruins may end up losing tight end signee Matt Alaimo if he is drafted high enough by an MLB...

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    Jimmy Jaggers

    UCLA's Jax Wacaser becomes second Bruin to take medical retirement

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    Jaylen Hands

    Jaylen Hands joins Kris Wilkes in returning to UCLA for next season

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    Jackson Gibbs

    Jackson Gibbs and Alex Akingbulu leaving UCLA football team

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