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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero assesses the state of the Bruins' athletic program

If UCLA truly were just a basketball school, it would be a joyous time for Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. The Bruins have won their first eight games, matching their best start in three years, and will take a No. 11 national ranking into a showdown against top-ranked Kentucky on Saturday. The...

UCLA and Kentucky renew acquaintances as memories of Bruins' title game win in Wooden's farewell linger

The old Kentucky basketball coach answered the phone with pleasantries dipped in a molasses drawl. He spent the next few seconds chewing on a reporter’s question like a thick wad of tobacco. “I don’t want to talk about that,” he said flatly. “That was a bad moment.” Joe B. Hall went on to chat...
Los Angeles Times Dec 1, 2016

UCLA stays unbeaten with 98-56 win over UC Riverside

Isaac Hamilton scored 27 points, tying his career-high with seven 3-pointers, and No. 11 UCLA routed UC Riverside 98-56 on Wednesday night to improve to 8-0, the Bruins' best start since coach Steve Alford's first season in Westwood three years ago.  Freshman T.J. Leaf added 18 points and 10 rebounds,...
Orange County Register Nov 29, 2016
Slideshow: UCLA football 2016 season recap

Slideshow: UCLA football 2016 season recap

UCLA’s season was one game and a few week shorter than the Bruins hoped it would be. Go to the slideshow above for a look at each step of the disappointing 4-8 season. Contact the writer: thnguyen@scng.com

UCLA shows it can get gritty on defense

As the game tightened, UCLA having yielded the seven-point lead over a matter of minutes, the Bruins did what Isaac Hamilton said would be required to win the Wooden Legacy. They got nastier on defense. It started with just under three minutes to play against Texas A&M on Sunday at the Honda Center,...
Orange County Register Nov 29, 2016
UCLA football looks within to rebuild after poor season

UCLA football looks within to rebuild after poor season

It took UCLA only 17 hours to start moving on from 2016, announcing that offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu would not return next year, just one day after the season officially ended. The Bruins (4-8, 2-7 Pac-12) have much more work to do to move...

UCLA duo accepts invite to Senior Bowl

UCLA duo accepts invite to Senior Bowl
Orange County Register Nov 28, 2016
Whicker: This year's basketball Bruins have multiple weapons, ability to get better

Whicker: This year's basketball Bruins have multiple weapons, ability to get better

ANAHEIM – Four big guys. Two point guards. Six shooters, depending on the night. Eight defenders, depending on how closely they listen to their coach. At last UCLA might have a basketball team that doesn’t just add up, but multiplies. The first...
Orange County Register Nov 27, 2016
Final: Ball helps No. 14 UCLA beat Texas A&M 74-67

Final: Ball helps No. 14 UCLA beat Texas A&M 74-67

ANAHEIM - Lonzo Ball had 16 points and 10 assists to help No. 14 UCLA beat Texas A&M 74-67 on Sunday as the Bruins won the Wooden Legacy championship game. Issac Hamilton scored all 17 of his points in the first half, to lead UCLA (7-0), which beat...
Orange County Register Nov 27, 2016
UCLA football notes: Bruins end season with defensive struggles

UCLA football notes: Bruins end season with defensive struggles

While UCLA’s offense suffered from season-crippling identity crisis, the team’s defense also came up well short of expectations in last Saturday’s season-ending loss. Cal controlled the ball for more than 42 minutes, converting 6 for 19...
Orange County Register Nov 27, 2016
UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu won't return

UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu won't return

Kennedy Polamalu will not return to UCLA next year, the school announced Sunday, one day after the Bruins’ season ended with a 36-10 loss to Cal. The first-year offensive coordinator and third-year running backs coach will not have his contract...
Orange County Register Nov 27, 2016
Bruins depleted in secondary against Cal

Bruins depleted in secondary against Cal

BERKELEY – UCLA’s cornerbacks couldn’t have picked a worse game to catch the injury bug. Both of the Bruins’ starting corners were slowed due to injury against Cal on Saturday, allowing their opponent’s vaunted Bear Raid offense to take...

Bruins head home to stay for remainder of season after 36-10 loss to Cal

It was a farewell to harm’s way. UCLA will not be subjected to any further misery after its season ended Saturday evening in appropriately gloomy fashion, the Bruins faltering badly over the final two quarters of a 36-10 loss to California. At least there would be no need to ponder the potential...

Up next for UCLA basketball: Sunday vs. Texas A&M

When: 5:30 p.m., Sunday Where: Honda Center On the air: Radio: AM 570. TV: ESPN. Update: The Bruins are 4-0 against the Aggies, having last defeated them at the Honda Center in the 2008 NCAA tournament, 51-49. That was the last of UCLA's three consecutive trips to the Final Four. These Aggies are...
Orange County Register Nov 26, 2016
UCLA football vs. Cal live chat and updates

UCLA football vs. Cal live chat and updates

Live updates and chat with college football writers Thuc Nhi Nguyen during UCLA vs. Cal. UCLA vs. CalWhen: 4 p.m. SaturdayWhere: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CaliforniaTV/Radio: ESPN 2; 710 AMRecords: UCLA (4-7); Cal (4-7)

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