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Bruins Nation 8 hours ago
UCLA vs. Southern Cal Thursday Night Baseball Thread: Bruins Looking to Sweep Away Trojans

UCLA vs. Southern Cal Thursday Night Baseball Thread: Bruins Looking to Sweep Away Trojans

The unranked UCLA baseball team hosts our hated cross-town rival, the Southern Cal Trojans, looking for a second consecutive weekend series win, after picking up two out of three in Salt Lake City last weekend. It's a golden opportunity for the Bruins to build some much needed momentum as the season draws closer to a close. For the first weekend in quite some time, the Bruins will be hosting a weekend series, with our cross-town foes, the Southern Cal Trojans making the short drive from their less-than-savory part of Los Angeles to square off against our Bruins at Jackie Robinson Stadium....
Bruins Nation 12 hours ago

Spaulding Roundup: Final Practice and Spring Game Notes

Brief notes on UCLA's 14th practice session of the spring and news leading up to Saturday's Spring Game The Bruins held their final practice of the spring this morning on Spaulding FIeld, a relatively light session meant as much as anything to gear up the team for Saturday's Spring Game/Showcase at Stubhub Center. Coach Mora talked to the media after usual at the end of practice (video via Jack Wang/Daily News) Saturday will be an actual, live game except that: 1) Kickoff and punt returns will all be fair caught, and 2) the Quarterbacks will be wearing non-contact jerseys....
Bruins Nation 15 hours ago

ESPN's Rece Davis talks UCLA Football and Capitol One Cup with Bruins Nation

ESPN's in studio host for College Game Day and Thursday night play-by-play announcer Rece Davis spoke with us at Bruins Nation this morning and looked ahead to the Bruins' upcoming football season, some of our NFL prospects, and the Capitol One Cup, where our women's program is currently in 4th place. Big ups to Rece for sharing his time with Bruins Nation! BN: Good morning, Bruins Nation. We're very happy to have a special guest with us today. I'd like to welcome the host of ESPN's College Football's In Studio Game Day broadcast and play-by-play host of ESPN's Thursday night college...
Bruins Nation 17 hours ago

UCLA Football: Cover 2 Recap

Edward Lewis and Ryan Kartje are back to talk about Jeff Ulbrich's defense, Priest Willis and Wednesday's practice. Edward R. Lewis of The Bruin Sports Report and Ryan Kartje are back to discuss Wednesday's practice, number 13 with 2 left, in their Cover Two Recap.   The discussion is mainly about the defense. As you've heard by now, Jeff Ullbrich is moving away from the 3-4, though he doesn't like labels. Ryan says there will be a lot more nickel which makes sense given the depth at safety and thinness at the outside linebacker. They spoke to Priest Willis about his struggles last year...
Bruins Nation 17 hours ago

Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - UCLA Football Spring Game, Congratulations Meb Keflezighi, and Burritos

Also: Anthony Barr will not attend the draft Spring Football Game: SATURDAY, Carson. Be there. Team White, led by @Coach_Ulbrich Jeff Ulbrich #BruinRevolution pic.twitter.com/iBbLR7yMBB — Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) April 24, 2014 Team Blue, led by @NzoneFootball Noel Mazzone #BruinRevolution pic.twitter.com/5TbGREX9HU — Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) April 24, 2014 This picture is fantastic. UCLA Football Players. Myles Jack & Brett Hundley http://t.co/iPy9Rbnx4Y — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) April 22, 2014 Also, in case you wanted to see Anthony Barr in the green room at the...
Bruins Nation Apr 24, 2014

Defensive Changes and New LB Coach Mike Tuiasosopo

Defense was a big topic after practice today.  Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich met with the media after practice and talked about some of the changes on the defensive side of the ball.  We've been hearing a lot this spring about the defense spending a lot of time working on their nickel package.  Some of that is due to depth issues at OLB that made practicing in their traditional 3-4 tougher, but I'm sure some of it must be in preparation for spread teams like Oregon and ASU where the nickel may be the best matchup for our defense.  Jack Wang at InsideUCLA had some nice notes on the...
Bruins Nation Apr 24, 2014

UCLA Football’s 2014 Spring Showcase: Coach Mora Announces Saturday’s Rosters

Coach Jim Mora announced the rosters for Noel Mazzone's blue team and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich's white team on Wednesday: Team Blue, led by @NzoneFootball Noel Mazzone #BruinRevolution pic.twitter.com/5TbGREX9HU — Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) April 24, 2014 Team White, led by @Coach_Ulbrich Jeff Ulbrich #BruinRevolution pic.twitter.com/iBbLR7yMBB — Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) April 24, 2014 If you can't do the Twitter - you can also check out the roster posted on BruinReportOnline.com. Here are some rapid-fire observations from Jack Wang: - Starting right guard Alex...
Bruins Nation Apr 24, 2014

UCLA Football: Coach Demetrice Martin Talks About Bruins' Deep Secondary

UCLA DB Coach Demetrice Martin talks about his defensive backs and how they are performing during spring training camp. Lots of highlight clips in the video above. Enjoy.GO BRUINS.
Bruins Nation Apr 23, 2014

UCLA Baseball Series Preview: Bruins Look to Sweep Southern Cal

UCLA Baseball looks for a series sweep at home over the 6th place Trogans. UCLA continues the current homestand with a 3 game conference series against $C. Morgan Center is apparently too busy poring over the plans for 80 yard football practice fields to provide any info on a series which begins tomorrow. So we will take a leap of faith with our own projections for the starting pitching for this matchup. Once again, as happened last week, the normal Friday-Sunday series is pushed up one day, to Thursday-Saturday. In the following preview, records in "Friday games" refer to the 1st game of...
Bruins Nation Apr 23, 2014
UCLA Football: Practice Facility Getting Closer

UCLA Football: Practice Facility Getting Closer

The Athletic Department released new renderings and status of the pledge drive for the Football Perfomance Center. UCLA announced, in a new press release, preliminary renderings by architectural firm ZGF Architects LLP for what they are calling The Football Performance Center: The ZGF-designed, state-of-the-art facility will be located on the west side of Spaulding Field and is intended to house a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches' offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms and video rooms, in addition to several elements that will feature...
Bruins Nation Apr 22, 2014

UCLA Baseball: Tuesday Night Preview and LMU Gamethread

UCLA's unranked baseball team returns to Jackie Robinson Stadium for a Tuesday night match up against Loyola Marymount, with the Bruins desperate to get their season back on track. UCLA returns to Jackie Robinson Stadium for a 6 p.m. PST game against Loyola Marymount. The Bruins are currently 21-16, while Loyola Marymount is 24-16. This is the third game this season against the Lions. UCLA lost the first meeting at home, 6-1 on March 4. The Bruins won the next meeting on the road, 5-3, on April 1. Tonight's game is the final matchup of the regular season between the two teams. Grant Dyer...
Bruins Nation Apr 22, 2014

Bruin Bites: UCLA Football Edition

Some news and notes on the UCLA Football program By now most of you should have read Nestor's notes from practice yesterday. If you have not, you definitely should, if only to hear what a coach should sound like.  It's hard not to go all in on Coach Mora, but so far the general trend has been upward.  On a character level at least (and it is no small thing), I think everyone is sold and proud to have him representing the four letters. Anyway, just wanted to wrap up some more notes from practice and a few notes here and there about UCLA Football. Starting first with a few more details...
Bruins Nation Apr 22, 2014
UCLA Practice Notes: Jim Mora Regrets His

UCLA Practice Notes: Jim Mora Regrets His "Poor Decision" Against Arizona State

Jim Mora regrets leaving Myles Jack exclusively at running back v. Arizona State as a "poor decision" while he he sounds off on the state of his team heading into Saturday's spring bowl show case at Stub Hub Center. UCLA practiced w/o shoulder pads to focus on "teaching." Here is Coach Mora after practice tonight (via BruinSportsReport.com): The practice according to Mora focused more on schemes than techniques. He was unsure whether the team will keep practicing without pads heading into Saturday night's spring showcase.Mora's goal right now appears to be to have at least 10 offensive...
Bruins Nation Apr 22, 2014

UCLA Football: Watch Third Week of Spring Ball Highlights

Third week highlights from UCLA's 2014 spring football practice.
Bruins Nation Apr 21, 2014

UCLA Football- Winning a Key Recruiting Battle over Seven Win Steve

ESPN article points out the importance of Jim Mora winning every UCLA football recruiting battle, and it is not limited to players Jeremy Crabtree at ESPN.com has a solid piece on UCLA's ace recruiter Adrian Klemm. The article profiles the recruiting battle for offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, which took place after Seven Win Steve took the job at $C. Just more proof that Coach Mora is leaving no stone unturned in the ongoing push for January football. This is what happens when you have a proactive coach, who beats back the opposition whenever and wherever the opposition may turn up....
Bruins Nation Apr 21, 2014

Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - UCLA Spring Football, Unlimited Meals, and Unofficial Visits

The Bruin Walk Billboards are back, everyone. Welcome to the last week of spring practice. Beginning if the last week of spring ball, let's be great — Caleb Benenoch (@UCLA_CB74) April 21, 2014 With a mighty fine looking group of signees watching: 8 Clap!!! pic.twitter.com/Nfv4Wi0WLg — Jaleel Wadood (@OGLeel_2) April 21, 2014 Meanwhile, we also had a few unofficial visitors who learned more about Los Angeles life: Shooting movies downtown haha pic.twitter.com/tX3OZCUpHb — THE J Lew (@JaasonLewis) April 19, 2014 And enjoyed the UCLA life: I'm liking it!! #BruinRevolution...
Bruins Nation Apr 21, 2014
2014 Boston Marathon: Meb Keflezighi - a UCLA Bruin Alum Wins It!

2014 Boston Marathon: Meb Keflezighi - a UCLA Bruin Alum Wins It!

Meb Keflezighi (UCLA'98) is the first American winner of the race since 1983. Meb Keflezighi (UCLA'98) - a Bruin cross country legend - becomes the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983: The 118th Boston Marathon will long be remembered as a cultural event, a moment where the city of Boston demonstrated strength and resilience in the wake of last year's bombing. As a pure race, though, it was no less impressive, with winners turning in exceptional, defining performances. Meb Keflezighi defied his age, nearly 39 years old, to craft an exceptional race. He appeared to have...
Bruins Nation Apr 21, 2014

Bruin Bites: Women's H2O Polo Ruins Trojans' Day, Men's V-Ball Season Ends Early, Softball Rolling

With the football team not returning to Spaulding Field until later this evening, we take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the wider UCLA-iverse, focusing in on the various results from our other non-revenue sports from the past week. It's Monday morning and as we get closer to the end of spring and closer to the beginning of summer, more and more UCLA squads find themselves in the home stretches of their seasons. While Coach Mora's national-title contending football team won't return to Spaulding Field until later this evening, we shift our focus to the various...
Bruins Nation Apr 20, 2014

UCLA Spring Practice: Observations from Saturday Practice

Saturday was definitely a full contact day with lots of contact drills being featured. One of the first contact drills were Oklahomas. While there only seemed to be a few (maybe 5) of these, these really fired up the team as seen in the exuberance after each one. As Patroclus mentioned, one of the more interesting things to watch this Spring has been the competition between Jerry Neuheisel and Asiantii Woulard. Yesterday, Jerry seemed to be playing at a higher level as he should be due to the fact that Asiantii is a freshman. The good news is that Jerry looked like he has a very good...
Bruins Nation Apr 20, 2014

UCLA Baseball- Finally a Series Win, Albeit Over Lowly Utah

The UCLA Baseball road show is over, as the Bruins finished their 8 game road trip, with 2 wins in the weekend series against last place Utah The UCLA baseball team traveled to Salt Lake City hoping for a sweep of last place Utah, but it was not to be. The Bruins did win 2 out of 3 to keep pace with conference leader Washington. The series was bumped up a day to Thursday-Saturday, because of Easter, from the usual Friday-Sunday schedule. In the following recap, when we talk about records in "Friday" games, we will include the Thursday game against Utah. When we talk about records in...

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