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Bruins Nation Aug 11, 2020
Martin Jarmond speaks on the Pac-12’s decision to cancel 2020 fall sports

Martin Jarmond speaks on the Pac-12’s decision to cancel 2020 fall sports

Boston College Athletics Jarmond’s statement touches on the guidance and thought process behind the decisions made on Tuesday The Pac-12 has officially cancelled the fall sports seasons, making waves as the college football season in the Pac-12 has officially been taken off the table. In his first year as the athletic director, and hell, only second month, UCLA Bruins AD Martin Jarmond has certainly had to deal with a lot. A growing budget crisis and a mess of an athletics department left by former AD Dan Guerrero has certainly not made his job easy. Jarmond, however, seems poised to...
Bruins Nation Aug 11, 2020
The Pac-12 cancels the 2020 football season

The Pac-12 cancels the 2020 football season

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ At least the Bruins won’t lose any games in 2020 ... The Pac-12 has officially announced that the 2020 fall football season has been cancelled. According to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, he was informed that official announcement was scheduled for Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s 1:30 PM PT press conference. Pac-12 has canceled fall football season, source told @Stadium. “We’re done,” source said. Official announcement at 4:30 p.m. ET— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 11, 2020 That means no UCLA Bruins football in 2020. The growing...

UCLA players' work to improve college football won't end even if season does

UCLA football players Elisha Guidry and Otito Ogbonnia are in favor of moving the college football season to the spring.
Bruins Nation Aug 10, 2020
James Kaprielian recalled by the Oakland Athletics

James Kaprielian recalled by the Oakland Athletics

Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ Kaprielian is scheduled to make his debut and be the 84th Bruin all-time to play in the MLB The UCLA Bruins will have their 84th all-time player reach the Major Leagues and make their debut when former Bruins star pitcher James Kaprielian eventually makes his 2020 season debut. Last week, Kaprielian was recalled by the Oakland Athletics to their active roster and marked the first time in his five-year professional career that he was called up to the big leagues. He was a first-round pick back in 2015, selected with the 16th overall pick by the...
Bruins Nation Aug 9, 2020
OL Paul Grattan joins UCLA as a grad transfer

OL Paul Grattan joins UCLA as a grad transfer

Grattan has one year of eligibility left after transferring in from Villanova The UCLA Bruins offensive line bolstered their depth and star power with the announcement from former Villanova offensive lineman, Paul Grattan, that he’ll be joining UCLA as a grad transfer. Per NCAA guidelines, a grad transfer will be eligible to play immediately, and he brings with him one year left of eligibility. Feeling like the Fresh Prince!Philly ✈️ Bel Air #UCLA pic.twitter.com/YzX2T9SaT4— Paul Grattan (@Grattan65) August 7, 2020 He has positional versatility, playing guard and center during...
Bruins Nation Aug 6, 2020
UCLA is 1-of-4 Pac-12 schools not to receive a vote in inaugural Coaches Poll

UCLA is 1-of-4 Pac-12 schools not to receive a vote in inaugural Coaches Poll

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ The Bruins are joined by Oregon State, Colorado and Arizona as the only conference schools not to receive a vote The 2020 college football season is scheduled to kick off for the UCLA Bruins on September 26 against USC. They’ll kick off that game and this season as one of just four schools in the Pac-12 to not receive a single vote in the opening coaches poll for 2020. The AMWAY Coaches Poll powered by USA Today Sports is calculated by the following: The Amway Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a...
Bruins Nation Aug 5, 2020
Eight UCLA Football players test positive for coronavirus

Eight UCLA Football players test positive for coronavirus

Photo by David Madison/ LA County Health Director reports eight Bruin football players to test positive for COVID-19 The Los Angeles County Health Director has reported eight positive test results for COVID-19 on the UCLA Bruins football team, LA Times Eric Sondheimer is reporting. LA County Health Director just said eight UCLA football players tested positive for COVID-19.— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) August 5, 2020 It is unclear as to who tested positive, when the tests were administered and how many total tests were given at this time. However, we’ve seen across the...
Bruins Nation Aug 5, 2020
Bruins aggressively working towards apparel deal, sources say

Bruins aggressively working towards apparel deal, sources say

Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via UCLA is apparently in discussions with up to four apparel companies for a new deal The UCLA Bruins are reportedly ‘aggressively’ looking for a new apparel company to strike a deal with, reports say. According to 247Sports, who cites multiple sources, new Athletic Director Martin Jarmond is hard at work, actively pursuing a new apparel deal with multiple various companies, including Nike. It’s reported that there are upwards of four companies that have shown interest in UCLA as well. According to sources, UCLA could, too, consider a...
Bruins Nation Aug 4, 2020
UCLA’s Otito Ogbonnia one of 11 players to sign letter to Larry Scott

UCLA’s Otito Ogbonnia one of 11 players to sign letter to Larry Scott

Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Ogbonnia joined players from the Pac-12 in a letter to commissioner Scott The Pac-12 Players are demanding health and safety protocols in their return to action amid a global pandemic. They’re also demanding much more as they stand united in their cause, threatening to opt out of the 2020 college football season if their demands are not met. This weekend, their letter to the Pac-12 conference went public via the Players’ Tribune but their individualized letter to commissioner Larry Scott went out on the same day, with much less...
Bruins Nation Aug 4, 2020
UCLA Basketball G Chris Smith to return for senior year

UCLA Basketball G Chris Smith to return for senior year

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Smith has withdrawn his name from the 2020 NBA Draft, and will return for one final year with the Bruins Chris Smith is returning for one final go at UCLA. That’s right, in a message from the Pac-12’s Most Improved Player from 2019, Smith said there’s unfinished business to attend to and that he has officially withdrawn his name from the pool of athletes for the 2020 NBA Draft. In the message, Smith writes: “I’m returning for my senior year, because I’d really like to finish what I’ve started at UCLA. We have some unfinished business and I want...
www.ocregister.com Aug 3, 2020
UCLA’s Chris Smith withdraws name from NBA Draft

UCLA’s Chris Smith withdraws name from NBA Draft

Smith's return to UCLA means the Bruins have all five starters returning in 2020-21.

UCLA's Chris Smith withdraws name from NBA draft, will play senior season with Bruins

UCLA guard Chris Smith, the Pac-12's most improved player last season, will be coming back to Westwood to play his senior season.
Bruins Nation Aug 3, 2020
Joint statement from Martin Jarmond, Mike Bohn

Joint statement from Martin Jarmond, Mike Bohn

Boston College Athletics Their statement came after the Pac-12 issued the 10-game conference schedule and remain mum on the Unity demands The Pac-12 is under fire from national media, and drawing criticism from its players. While the Pac-12 Players are demanding protection and standing in solidarity with one another, the conference has proceeded on mission and released all 12 member university’s schedules for football, including UCLA’s 10-game revised schedule this season. In response to the conference’s announcement, UCLA Bruins athletic director Martin Jarmond and USC athletic...
Bruins Nation Aug 2, 2020
UCLA’s 2020 football schedule announced

UCLA’s 2020 football schedule announced

The Bruins open their season at home against USC and have home games against WSU, Utah, Stanford and Arizona The 2020 college football season is progressing towards a start date in mid to late September, and the Pac-12 has officially announced their 10-game, conference-only slate for 2020. While this season won’t look anything like seasons past, we will still, at least for now, have some action to look forward to. Per the Pac-12 release, the season is starting on September 26 and has increased flexibility options for warranting situations. Following the Pac-12 CEO Group’s July 10...
www.ocregister.com Jul 31, 2020
UCLA hosts USC at the Rose Bowl to open its 2020 football schedule

UCLA hosts USC at the Rose Bowl to open its 2020 football schedule

The Bruins will open the season Sept. 26 against the rival Trojans, with a Nov. 21 game at Washington added to its 10-game Pac-12 schedule.

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