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Bruins Nation 45 mins ago

UCLA Football Oppo Preview: A Look at Colorado's Productive Offense

Colorado may not be winning many games, but don't blame the offense. In two seasons, Mike MacIntyre has turned the Buffalo offense into one of the most productive units in the Pac-12. Despite starting 0-4 in conference again, Colorado has been much more competitive (and entertaining) this season.  Colorado is scoring over 30 ppg, and putting up over 460 yards of offense per game, and offense has not been the problem in Boulder. Maybe it is a coincidence, but Colorado's offensive resurgence is coming in a year where they return 4 key members along the offensive line; Alex Kelley (6'2",...
Bruins Nation 1 hour ago

Colorado Prep: Bruins Prepare to Travel to Take on the Buffs, Practice News & Notes

News and notes from UCLA Football's practices as Bruins prepare to travel to Colorado to take on the Buffs at 11AM PST on the Pac-12 Network. As UCLA football prepares for the Colorado Buffaloes this week, Coaches Mora and McClure catch us up on the changes they've been making on the defensive line and Mossi Johnson discusses his increasing role. Let's start with Mossi Johnson after his breakout game against UC Berkeley: Video courtesy of Ed Lewis at Bruin Sports Report. Mossi says he has not been frustrated by not having a larger role thus far.  He got an opportunity on Saturday to do...
Bruins Nation 3 hours ago

Bruin Hoop Bites: Media Day, Polls and Recruiting Events

The clock is ticking toward the start of the Bruins basketball season, and recruiting enters the final critical phase. College Basketball season is upon us! The PAC-12 Basketball Media Day is tomorrow (look for BN's open thread and recap), the open practice is Wednesday, October 29, the exhibition game is Friday, October 31 (likely to be graveyard-quiet in keeping with the Halloween scheduling) vs. Azusa Pacific, the "secret scrimmage" with UNLV is November 8 at Pauley and the season opener is Friday, November 14 vs. Montana State. Usually, the main, and possibly only, news to arise from...
Bruins Nation 21 hours ago

Spaulding Roundup: New Look Defensive Line and Mossi Johnson

Post practice interviews with Coach Mora, D-Line Coach McClure, and WR Mossi Johnson. As UCLA football prepares for the Colorado Buffaloes this week, Coaches Mora and McClure catch us up on the changes they've been making on the defensive line and Mossi Johnson discusses his increasing role. Let's start with Mossi Johnson after his breakout game against UC Berkeley: Video courtesy of Ed Lewis at Bruin Sports Report. Mossi says he has not been frustrated by not having a larger role thus far.  He got an opportunity on Saturday to do some good things for the team and he took advantage of...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2014

UCLA Football Oppo Preview: Is Mike MacIntyre's Program Ready to Turn the Corner?

In two seasons, the improvements to the Colorado football program have been noticeable, but the changes have not yet registered in the win column. While there may not have been a flashy turnaround yet, Mike MacIntryre is building a program at Colorado.  In the three seasons preceding his hiring, the Buffaloes won a total of 3 games.  MacIntyre inherited a program with a star in Paul Richardson and not much else.  Yet, through two seasons, MacIntyre has injected some life into the program, and while it may take some time, the Colorado program is beginning to turn around. In former coach...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2014

UCLA Football: Bruin Nation's Berkeley Post-Game Roundtable Discussion

The writers and editors of Bruins Nation discuss the 2014 season's seventh game, a narrow victory over a Berkeley Bears squad coming off a 1-11 campaign in 2013 that featured not a single win over Division I-AA competition. 1.  The Bruins entered the season as the trendy College Football Playoff pick following a 10-3 season, while the Berkeley Bears came into the season pegged to be a conference pushover following a 1-11 season - yet Mora's squad was barely able to escape Berkeley with a win - how did we end up here? Bellerophon: The fact we were playing down to the level of this Bears...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2014

Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - UCLA Women's Soccer Seniors, Men's Basketball Retreat, and Ebola

Movie recommendations included. So Myles Jack really likes the Bay Area: Mark my words I'll have a house in NorCal #enioyedtheweekend — Myles Jack (@ClickClack_Jack) October 19, 2014 Meanwhile, Caleb Benenoch may never be welcome in California again: In N Out might be one of the worst burger joints around. — Caleb Benenoch (@CalebBenenoch74) October 19, 2014 Trevor Davis is doing well: I'd like to thank everyone so much for all the prayers, and I'm blessed to say that I'm doing good and will be back soon #CalFamily — Trevor Davis (@Trevor9Davis) October 19, 2014 Men's...
Bruins Nation Oct 20, 2014

Spaulding Roundup: Ishmael Adams and Marcus Rios Speak, and Honoring David Quessenberry

UCLA wraps up the Cal game and starts work on Colorado. The press conferences after practice today focused mainly on the UC Berkeley win. Marcus Rios briefly spoke to the media about Saturday's game and his interception: Video courtesy of Ryan Kartje of the OC Register.  If your room is dusty, beware. Your eyes may water. He only watched the pick once but he saw it everywhere on the internet and found out he was #5 play on SportsCenter.  He got a lot of texts and voice mails after the game, and was happy about the support. As for the game, UC Berkeley thought he was in press coverage,...
Bruins Nation Oct 20, 2014

The "Eye Test": UCLA Breaks Streak Against UC Berkeley, Excites No One

Grading out the finer details of UCLA's 36-34 victory over the UC Berkeley Golden Bears in the UCLA Bruins' first win in Berkeley since 1998 to see if UCLA football is meeting expectations. The Bruins won a road game 36-34 against UC Berkeley for the first time since 1998. They moved to 5-2 (2-2 in the Pac-12) after losing back to back games to Utah and Oregon to essentially eliminate themselves from contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Just to be upfront with everyone, I tried to re-watch this game and could not muster the energy to finish it. So, I'm going off of my...
Bruins Nation Oct 20, 2014
Bruin Bites: Which Bruin Teams Will Be Playing in the Last Game of the Season?

Bruin Bites: Which Bruin Teams Will Be Playing in the Last Game of the Season?

Every season starts out with the goal of advancing to the championship match, other than Men's Basketball, where the standard is reaching the Sweet 16 and at least hit the minimum 930 academic standard, so that another year can be added to Alford's contract. Several Olympic sports programs advanced closer to the championship goal this week. I attended the UCLA-Cal football game on Saturday. I also attended the Cal-Washington game last week (which Cal lost 31-7). It is very obvious from these two games that we will not be playing football on January 12 in Arlington, TX. This was the ultimate...
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2014

Top 25: UCLA Re-enters AP Poll at #25

UCLA's victory over UC Berkeley puts the Bruins back in the AP Top 25. Yesterday's win was certainly a sloppy one, but it turned out to be good enough to put the Bruins back into the AP Poll at #25. In other news, Alabama moved into the #4 spot in both polls and Oregon jumped to #6 in the AP Poll and #7 in the Coaches Poll. Here are both polls with first-place votes in parentheses: AP Points LW Coaches Points LW 1 Mississippi St. (43) 1480 1 Mississippi St. (36) 1520 1 2 Florida State (14) 1433 2 Florida State (22) 1493 2 3 Ole Miss (3) 1404 3 Ole Miss...
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2014

Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - UCLA Wins at UC Berkeley

The Bruins defeat the Bears up at Berkeley for the first time this century. We won! Thank God for another W!! On to the next!!! #GoBruins #8clap — Eldridge Massington (@OH_GOTTAMAN) October 19, 2014 Great win today !!! — Eric Kendricks (@EKLA6) October 19, 2014 Missed this feeling so much! Thank you to all the TRUE Bruin fans who rode with us through this tough time! #BruinsForever — Caleb Benenoch (@CalebBenenoch74) October 18, 2014 Winning close counts the same as winning big! Enjoy it #BruinsNation were back on the right track and can't wait to get back to work! —...
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2014

The Morning After, Part 7: U.C. Berkeley

The UCLA Bruins ended a 16 year drought at Cal yesterday, but does that mean our team is good, or Cal is bad, or did we just get the right breaks at the right times, and what does it mean for next week and beyond? It's relatively hard to know. Einstein once described relativity this way: Sitting on a hot stove for a minute feels like an hour. Sitting with a pretty girl for an hour feels like a minute.  That's relativity. All appearances are relative, depending where your seat is. As such, it's hard to say anything with a high degree of certainty, and that continues to apply to the 2014...
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2014

UCLA 36, UC Berkeley 34 - Full Coverage of UCLA's Win at Berkeley

Full Coverage of UCLA's first victory at Berkeley since the 1900's. Well, that was an ugly 16 years. After losing 8 games in a row at Memorial Stadium, the U.C.L.A. Bruins salvaged a 38-36 win over the UC Berkeley Bears with a late field goal by Ka'imi Fairbairn and a last minute interception by Marcus Rios. It was the Bruins first win in Berkeley since the 1900's. The Bruins started the second half up by 10, but saw UC Berkeley get a pair of TDs in the 3rd and another in the middle of the 4th. That gave the Bears a one point lead. The Bruins settled for two field goals in the red zone in...
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2014

UCLA-UC Berkeley Post-Game Videos: What did Coach Mora Really Mean?

In addition to Coach Mora, there are also videos of Coach Mazzne, Coach Ulbrich and Brett Hundley.
Bruins Nation Oct 18, 2014

Berkeley Jinx is Broken, UCLA beats Cal 36-34

The Bruins let a 10 point 2nd half lead slip away, but got a late FG to regain the lead and then came up with a huge turnover late to preserve the win. Well, that was an ugly 16 years. After losing 8 games in a row at Memorial Stadium, the U.C.L.A. Bruins salvaged a 38-36 win over the California Bears with a late field goal by Ka'imi Fairbairn and a last minute interception by Marcus Rios. It was the Bruins first win in Berkeley since the 1900's. The Bruins started the second half up by 10, but saw Cal get a pair of TDs in the 3rd and another in the middle of the 4th. That gave the Bears a...
Bruins Nation Oct 18, 2014
Notre Dame at FSU, Tennessee at Ole Miss, Stanford at ASU Among Today's Late Games

Notre Dame at FSU, Tennessee at Ole Miss, Stanford at ASU Among Today's Late Games

Just because the UCLA game at UC Berkeley is over doesn't mean that College Football is done for the day. There are some great games on tap for tonight. There are some great games on tonight's schedule including Notre Dame at Florida State, Tennessee at Ole Miss and Stanford at Arizona State. Of those, Notre Dame plays their first game of the year at an opponent's stadium when they visit the Seminoles. This matchup of top five teams pits two of the top quarterbacks in the country against each other in Everett Golson of the Fighting Irish and Jameis Winston of FSU. Ole Miss looks to stay...
Bruins Nation Oct 18, 2014

UCLA Bruins vs. UC Berkeley Bears Second Half Game Thread

The Bruins head into the 2nd half of their Pac-12 game against the UC Berkeley Bears with the score 24-14 in favor of the Bruins. The UCLA Bruins (4-2, 1-2) are trying to win a football game in Berkeley for the first time in an extremely long time. The Bruins defense forced a 3-and-out to start the game. After a blown coverage that saw the Bruins get into UC Berkeley territory on a Thomas Duarte reception, the UCLA Bruins offense stalled and punted on a 4th and 3 from the other side of the 50-yard line. A gutless, NFL decision that was a surprise to no one. On Berkeley's first play of the...
Bruins Nation Oct 18, 2014

Game Day Bruin Bites and Early Game Open Thread

The Bruins kickoff against UC Berkeley's Golden Bears today at 12:30pm on ABC/ESPN2. Good morning, Bruins! Today, UCLA plays UC Berkeley at Memorial Stadium in Strawberry Canyon. Let's take a quick look at what's being written today. We'll start off with Chris Foster of the LA Times. He has an article looking at the rivalry between the two schools. He tells how Ducky Drake would speak to the team about how the people from Berkeley treated the Bruins like poor relations. and how he "raged about it before UCLA-Cal football games from 1972-1988." Foster mentions that Drake's sentiments...
Bruins Nation Oct 17, 2014

Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - Women's Soccer Senior Day, Ebola, and Olive Garden

Random security screening or canine profiling? "I'm very very sorry too" Well that solves everything pic.twitter.com/1i6YTpkuGO — Cameron Judge (@CameronJudge) October 16, 2014 It's Senior Day for Women's Soccer.  Let's send our seniors off right: Lucky to have such amazing friends! Thanks Dan for always supporting our team. XO #SeniorDay @danielleferr12 pic.twitter.com/zof5jwE4BM — Caprice Dydasco (@CapriceDydasco) October 17, 2014 Well, what do you do? Well came to the Olive Garden with @goines_simon and @Prime_Perk_24 and the Womens soccer team for Arizona sitting next to...

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