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Bruins Nation 10 hours ago

The Drive: Episode 6 Preview and Open Thread

Here's a look at what to expect from the sixth episode of The Drive, which premieres tonight at 7pm on Pac-12 Networks. Bruins Nation found out what to expect from the show's producer, Jim Jorden.
Bruins Nation 15 hours ago
Opposition Preview: Utah Utes Offense

Opposition Preview: Utah Utes Offense

A look at the offensive side of the ball for UCLA's upcoming Pac-12 Conference opponent, the Utah Utes. The UCLA Bruins (4-0, 1-0) will finally get their 2nd home game of the year this Saturday at 7 PM PST in the Rose Bowl as they take on the Utah Utes (3-1, 0-1) in a Pac-12 game. The Utes are never going to be a team confused as an offensive juggernaught, they rank just 79th in the NCAA this season in yards per game (389.7). That number would rise a little if their game against Idaho State was taken into acount, but this website goes to the trouble of only counting FBS opponents. I feel...
Bruins Nation Oct 1, 2014
Utah Prep: Practice Notes & Utes' News

Utah Prep: Practice Notes & Utes' News

News and notes as the UCLA Bruins prepare to host the Utah Utes on Saturday night on ESPN. Today the Bruins returned to practice after playing their best football of the year Thursday.  Two Bruins, Ishmael Adams and Brett Hundley were named Pac-12 players of the week.  From Jack Wang: The redshirt junior threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 pass attempts, and finished the game with just five incompletions — none of which came in the second half. Brett Hundley spoke with the media about his performance: Thanks to Jack Wang, Inside UCLA, for the video. About playing...
Bruins Nation Oct 1, 2014

Spaulding Roundup: Mora Speaks, McKinley On Becoming A Bruin and Unrest at Michigan

News and Notes from Tuesday's UCLA practice as the team prepares for Saturday night's game v. Utah, and news on the student-led unrest in Ann Arbor over Michigan's football coach and athletic director. The Bruins continued to prepare for Saturday night's game against Utah at the Rose Bowl. Affter this morning's practice, Coach Mora talked to the media about his expectations for an exciting conference home opener and first game with the students all back in LA, and how tough of a test Utah will be. A few quick notes from the video (ht YouTube.com/UCLAathletics): Mora praised Anthony...
Bruins Nation Sep 30, 2014

UCLA Football Opposition Preview: Utah's Coaching Staff and Special Teams

We start our look at Utah with Kyle Whittingham and his coaching staff, as well as Utah's special teams Kyle Whittingham has been the national coach of the year. That is a claim which none of Doughnut's football hires can make, including Coach Mora. Whittingham earned this honor after Utah's dream season in 2008, when the Utes went undefeated while a member of the Mountain West Conference, and then thumped Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl. That Utah team finished 4th in the coach's poll and 2nd in the AP poll. It is has been a different story for Whittingham and the Utah football program...
Bruins Nation Sep 30, 2014

Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse: Thoughts with the Bell Family, Saturday Relaxation, and Bruins in Sacramento

What's better, Diddy Riese or a discount to Lululemon? Our thoughts are with Khalil and Darius Bell and their family during this difficult time after the loss of their sister: I'm still trying to wake up from this dream. My beautiful baby sister is gone from this world. And… http://t.co/hBy0EO1bSr — Kahlil Bell (@KahlilBell32) September 29, 2014 My deepest sympathies and prayers for my bros Darius, Kahlil and the Bell Family during this difficult time... Ofa atu — Xavier Su'a-Filo (@bigxmanee) September 29, 2014 What do you do when you have a Thursday night game? Take...
Bruins Nation Sep 29, 2014
Spaulding Roundup: Brett Hundley Praises the O-line & Receivers, Ismael Adams, and Defending the Defense

Spaulding Roundup: Brett Hundley Praises the O-line & Receivers, Ismael Adams, and Defending the Defense

Brett Hundley spoke with the media today about the ASU game. Ishmael Adams on silencing the crowd and Mora challenges the importance of yards allowed. Today the Bruins returned to practice after playing their best football of the year Thursday.  Two Bruins, Ishmael Adams and Brett Hundley were named Pac-12 players of the week.  From Jack Wang: The redshirt junior threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 pass attempts, and finished the game with just five incompletions — none of which came in the second half. Brett Hundley spoke with the media about his...
Bruins Nation Sep 29, 2014
Major Upgrade for Student Seating At Pauley

Major Upgrade for Student Seating At Pauley

The Athletic Department announced a plan today to upgrade student seating at Pauley Pavilion. The plan gives the students seats that are even better than they were pre-renovation. In what can only be described a major upgrade, the UCLA Athletic Department today announced a plan to improve student seating at Pauley Pavilion. Under the plan, student seating on the south sideline will run the entire length of the floor from section 113-117 while on the west baseline, student seating will now encompass sections 120-123 in their entirety. Section 222 in the upper level will remain dedicated to...
Bruins Nation Sep 29, 2014

UCLA Football: Bruins Nation's Arizona State Post-Game Roundtable Discussion

The writers and editors of Bruins Nation discuss the 2014 season's fourth game, a complete demolition of the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, 62-27, with a lot of UCLA football players having an outstanding game, catapulting the Bruins back into the national spotlight, along with their suddenly-relevant again Heisman candidate, Brett Hundley. 1. Our Bruins picked up a huge road win on a Thursday night on the road against the defending Pac-12 South division champ - your first impressions of the win? Bellerophon: Very satisfying victory - a complete win in all three phases of the game....
Bruins Nation Sep 29, 2014

Hundley & Adams Win Pac-12 Players of the Week

UCLA Football brings home two more Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors today with Brett Hundley winning the award for the Offensive and Ishmael Adams winning his second award this season for Special Teams. The Pac-12 announced its Player of the Week awards today and the Bruins brought home two more for the season. RS junior QB Brett Hundley was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his fantastic performance against Arizona State. Hundley, a junior from Chandler, Ariz., threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth to lead UCLA to a 62-27 win at No. 15 Arizona State last week....
Bruins Nation Sep 29, 2014
Bruin Bites: Soccer Teams Hit Bumps, Men's Water Polo Continues to Roll, More

Bruin Bites: Soccer Teams Hit Bumps, Men's Water Polo Continues to Roll, More

Three UCLA Olympic teams are currently ranked #1 in the country. And after this week's action, they should remain at or near the top. ----  In the most recent coach's poll, the defending champion UCLA women's soccer team was a nearly unanimous #1 selection (poll results). The Bruins traveled to Tempe to take on #24 ranked Arizona State on Friday night in the conference opener. After a scoreless first half, the Sun Devils took the lead in the 49th minute. Senior Rosie White tied the game for the Bruins in the 67th minute. And that was all the scoring, as the teams tied 1-1. UCLA outshot...
Bruins Nation Sep 28, 2014
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The "Eye Test": The UCLA Bruins Move To 4-0 With Win Over Arizona State

Grading out the finer details of UCLA's 62-27 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Bruins Pac-12 Conference opener in Tempe to see if UCLA football is meeting expectations. This is where we thought the UCLA Bruins would be. 4-0 through September after Thursday night's 62-27 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe. Has it been a flashy 4-0? Definitely not. Has UCLA looked like a team that can win a national championship? No, to be honest. The team that played for 3 quarters in this game looked like it could beat anyone in the country, but the Bruins played 13 other...
Bruins Nation Sep 28, 2014

Top 25: UCLA Moves Up To #8 In AP Poll And #9 In Coaches Poll

UCLA jumps in the polls following a big win on Thursday in Tempe. Dominating a Top 15 opponent on the road earns you some respect. That's the Bruins' take-away from this week's Top 25 polls. UCLA moved up 3 spots to #8 from #11 in the AP Poll and 1 spot to #9 in the Coaches Poll. The moves come despite the fact that none of the teams previously ranked ahead of the Bruins lost. In the AP Poll, it's the biggest move for any team which was previously ranked in the Top 25. Assuming the Bruins take care of business with Utah on Saturday, as they should, it sets up a huge game the following...
Bruins Nation Sep 27, 2014
CFB Week 5 Late Thread: PAC-12 Action -- Stanford v. Washington, Oregon St v. Southern Cal & More

CFB Week 5 Late Thread: PAC-12 Action -- Stanford v. Washington, Oregon St v. Southern Cal & More

The PAC-12 is heating up for your late Saturday action. Stanford visits Washington and the Trogans from Southeast of us take on the Oregon State Beavers in the Mausoleum. "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends" -- Emerson, Lake & Palmer.Now that you had your early SEC feast, it's PAC-12 time!  Look for Stanford at Washington at 1:15 PT on Fox and then Oregon State at USC tonight at 7:30 PT on ESPN. In PAC-12 North action, #16 Stanford (2-1) travels to Seattle to play Washington (4-0). Stanford leads the nation in both points and yards allowed, and needs to stay on track for...
Bruins Nation Sep 17, 2014

The "Eye Test": Jerry Neuheisel Steps Up To Beat Texas in Texas

Grading out the finer details of UCLA's 20-17 victory over the Texas Longhorns in the Bruins' "neutral site" game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to see if UCLA football is meeting expectations. Apologies to everybody for the Eye Test being a few days late. Made the drive out to Texas with my father and got back late Monday night and wasn't able to really re-watch the game until Tuesday night. The UCLA Bruins took me on the best rollercoaster ride that I have ever been on while watching a sporting event live. I was furious, I was disappointed, I was hopeful, I was ecstatic, I was showered with...
Bruins Nation Sep 17, 2014

UCLA Football Releases 2015 Schedule

More Thursday games for the Bruins in 2015 The Pac-12 released the 2015 football schedule, and it's, well, interesting. 2015 UCLA Football Schedule Sept. 5        VirginiaSept. 12      at UNLVSept. 19      BYUSept. 26      at ArizonaOct. 3         Arizona StateOct. 10        BYEOct. 15        at Stanford (Thurs.)Oct. 22       California (Thurs.)Oct. 31       ColoradoNov. 7        at Oregon StateNov. 14      Washington StateNov. 21      at UtahNov. 28      at USC At first glance: TWO Thursday games this year,...
Bruins Nation Sep 16, 2014
UCLA Football: Bruins Nation's Texas Post-Game Roundtable Discussion

UCLA Football: Bruins Nation's Texas Post-Game Roundtable Discussion

The writers and editors of Bruins Nation discuss the 2014 season's third game, a come from behind 20-17 victory over a depleted Texas Longhorns squad in Dallas, with Jerry Neuheisel throwing a perfect deep ball for a touchdown in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to win it for UCLA in a script that could have been taken straight from Hollywood. 1. Our Bruins managed to go to Dallas to a "neutral" site and escape with a come-from-behind win over a depleted, thin Texas Longhorns team under back-up QB Jerry Neuheisel - first impressions of the win? Bellerophon: It's a great feel-good...
Bruins Nation Sep 15, 2014

UCLA Signs Josh Rosen, Top Prep Quarterback

The nation's highest rated high school quarterback has signed up to play at UCLA. He'll graduate high school early and enroll at the university for Winter quarter. According to a post on the official site, Josh Rosen considered the top high school quarterback in the nation, has officially signed on with the Bruins. Rosen, who attends St. John Bosco High School, will complete his high school education this term and will enroll at UCLA for Winter Quarter. LOS ANGELES – The top-rated high school quarterback in the nation, Josh Rosen, has signed with UCLA, head coach Jim Mora announced...
Bruins Nation Sep 15, 2014

CSU Transfer Octeus denied admission; Will Bryce Alford start at PG?

The UCLA Basketball program was banking on Colorado State graduate transfer Jon Octeus to lead the thin point guard position next season, but that's not going to happen now that Octeus has been reportedly denied admission. ChrisOrr was looking into the future this morning. Meanwhile, what about Jon Octeus? The Bolden news motivated me to head on over to uclabruins.com. Octeus is not on the roster. WTF? It's September 15. Octeus is a graduate transfer, so a different set of rules apply. There is no summer registration in his case, but wouldn't he be accepted to a graduate program by now? I...
Bruins Nation Sep 15, 2014

More Pac-12 Honors for UCLA Football Players

Quarterback Jerry Neuheisel and defensive back Ishmael Adams of UCLA have been named offensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football. The Pac-12 conference has divulged their weekly honors and UCLA once again was featured. Two UCLA Bruins earned awards In the trifecta of offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football. Not surprisingly, Jerry Neuheisel was named Offensive Pac-12 Player of the Week, after he came in for the injured Brett Hundley and calmly led his team to two TDs and set up a FG.  The apple didn't fall very far from the...

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