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Bruins Nation Apr 27, 2016

UCLA Football: NFL Draft Profile - LB Myles Jack

To draft or not to draft - the knee is the question. So...how is the knee? The answer to this question will define whether Myles Jack is a top 5 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, or if he falls down, literally and figuratively. The answer to that question also depends on whether you have one of those top picks or whether you are further down on the list and want to create enough doubt to maybe get Jack to slip down to your spot. Let the curbside doctoring and politicking begin. Myles Jack is unquestionably among the top handful of college athletes ever at the linebacker position, so much so that...
Bruins Nation Apr 26, 2016

UCLA Baseball Faces Fullerton--and its Top Ranked Pitching Staff--in the O.C.

Can the Bruins extend their four game winning streak with a win over the Titans, who sport the best ERA in Division 1 college baseball? The UCLA Bruin baseball (19-18) team travels southeast into Orange County tonight to take on the Cal State Fullerton Titans (24-14) at Goodwin Field. The last time UCLA played CSUF, on March 29, 2016, the Titans came into the game with a record of 12-11 (UCLA was 12-9 before that game). CSUF pounded the Bruins, 14-7, with most of the damage coming in the Titans’ eight run 2nd inning. Since the UCLA game, CSUF has gone 11-3. You may recall that, in my...
Bruins Nation Apr 24, 2016

The Bruin Fan Alliance: Get Into It!

In a short time, the Bruin Fan Alliance has worked to improve boosterism, philanthropy and mentorship among the UCLA fan base. Last August, we featured an article introducing the Bruin Fan Alliance. At the time, the BFA was a brand new organization that had decided to focus on three pillars of the UCLA fan experience: Boosterism, Philanthropy, and Mentorship. In a very short time, the Bruin Fan Alliance has made excellent strides in these areas. One of the most important things the Alliance has done is that it has received official non-profit status from the IRS. They have raised money for...
Bruins Nation Apr 23, 2016

Can UCLA Men's Volleyball Upend BYU in the MPSF Tournament Title Match?

The Bruins and Cougars have met twice so far this season with UCLA suffering losses on both occasions. Can the Bruins avenge those losses tonight in the MPSF Tournament Championship? MPSF Tournament Championship Game #3 UCLA Men's Volleyball (25-5, 17-5) Opponent: #1 BYU (25-3, 19-3) When: 6:00 PM PDT, Saturday, April 23, 2016 Where: Smith Fieldhouse, Provo, UT Audio: BYU Radio Satellite Radio: Sirius XM 143 Video: BYUtv Live Stats: BYU StatBroadcast UCLA Official Game Preview | UCLA Match Notes It's GAMEDAY! Tonight the Bruins will battle the Cougars for the MPSF title....
Bruins Nation Apr 23, 2016

Dyer Leads Bruins to Series Win; Can UCLA Sweep Today?

Grant Dyer threw seven innings allowing no runs and only two hits, to lead UCLA to a 4-2 win over the Oregon Ducks. The UCLA Bruin baseball team received a much needed boost from Grant Dyer last night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Dyer, who missed a few starts earlier in the season and has struggled with the transition from set up reliever to starter this season, has his best outing of the campaign, allowing only two hits and no runs in seven innings of work. Dyer evened his record to 2-2 and lowered his ERA by more than a run, from 6.50 to 5.44 UCLA scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th, 6th,...
Bruins Nation Apr 22, 2016

Oregon Gifts Game 1 to UCLA; Bruins Seek Series Win Tonight

UCLA pushed across 4 runs in the 1st inning, on only one hit, three walks, and a batter hit by a pitch. That was enough cushion for Griffin Canning, as the Bruins beat the Ducks 6-3. Despite being outhit by the Oregon Ducks, seven hits to five, the UCLA Bruin baseball team plated six runs to Oregon's three, as UCLA took game of one of the three game set at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Most of the damage came in a four run 1st inning in which UCLA had only one hit. There were scouts and speed guns aplenty at JRS last night, to see the pitching duel between UCLA's Griffin Canning and Oregon's...
Bruins Nation Apr 22, 2016

UCLA Men's Tennis Faces Stanford in the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals

The Bruins will battle Stanford this morning in a Pac-12 Tournament semifinal match. It's the third meeting between the two teams this season, but this time a place in the Pac-12 Tourney Championship game is at stake. Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals #2 UCLA Men's Tennis (20-2, 7-0) Opponent: #32 Stanford (14-9, 4-3) When: 10:00 AM PDT, Friday, April 22, 2016 Where: Libbey Park , Ojai, CA Audio: None Video: Pac-12 Networks Live Stats: Tennis Ticker UCLA Official Match Preview Pac-12 Men's Tennis Championships Page & Bracket | Pac-12 Notes Tune in to @Pac12Network tomorrow...
Bruins Nation Apr 21, 2016

Final 2016 BN Spring Practice Saturday Breakfast

Saturday will be a fun-filled day as BN holds its last breakfast meetup, followed by the Spring Showcase and UCLA Baseball against the Oregon Ducks! This Saturday is the 2016 Spring Showcase, marking the end of Spring Football Practice. Since the Showcase is on campus at Drake Stadium this year, it's not possible to hold a Spring Tailgate like we would if we were at the Rose Bowl. But, that doesn't mean you can't meet up with fellow members of Bruins Nation! That's because, as we've done each Saturday so far, we will meet up for breakfast at Headlines Diner in Westwood beforehand. Here are...
Bruins Nation Apr 20, 2016

Did Dan Guerrero Go Rogue On Vote To Ban Satellite Camps?

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says that Guerrero voted the wrong way. Stuart Mandel of Fox Sports is reporting that Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has said that UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero "did not vote the way he was supposed to" on the proposal to ban satellite camps. A short time ago, Mandel sent out this tweet: New twist in satellite camp ban. Pac-12 commish Larry Scott says their rep, Dan Guerrero, "did not vote the way he was supposed to vote." — Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 20, 2016 Meanwhile, George Schroeder of USA Today offers more detail: Scott: 11 of...
Bruins Nation Apr 19, 2016

UCLA Baseball v. Pepperdine Waves Game Preview and Open Thread

UCLA travels to Malibu for an early 3 p.m. PT start. The UCLA Bruin baseball team (15-18), coming off another disappointing series loss, this time to the Washington Huskies, faces the Pepperdine Waves (18-16) in Malibu this afternoon. First pitch is at 3 p.m. The Bruins' inconsistency in the Washington series was a microcosm of their season. UCLA won Friday, 1-0, on the strength of Griffin Canning's masterful performance, which earned him PAC 12 Pitcher of the Week honors. On Saturday, they wasted a 6-1 lead, falling to the Huskies 8-7. Neither Grant Dyer nor the bullpen was able to get the...
Bruins Nation Apr 17, 2016

UCLA's Bullpen Falters Again; Bruins Lose to Huskies 8-7

UCLA could not hold onto a 6-1 lead in last night's game, allowing Washington to even the series. First pitch in the rubber match is today at 1 p.m. PT. In what is becoming a theme for the UCLA Bruin baseball team this season, the inconsistent bullpen once again cost UCLA, as the Bruins (15-17, 6-8 PAC 12) fell 8-7 to the Washington Huskies (18-12, 8-6 PAC 12). Both teams will try for the series win today at 1 p.m. PT. This time the inconsistency came from the usually solid Tucker Forbes, who walked four batters in the 7th inning, recording just one out. Two of those walks were with the...
Bruins Nation Apr 16, 2016

UCLA Volleyball vs. Hawai'i in the MPSF Quarterfinals

The Bruins enter the postseason needing a win against Hawai'i to stay in contention for an NCAA Tournament bid. MPSF Tournament Quarterfinals #2 UCLA Men's Volleyball (22-5, 16-5) Opponent: #7 Hawai'i (13-9, 12-9) When: 7:00 PM PDT, Saturday, April 16, 2016 Where: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA Audio: Bruin Live Audio Video: UCLA Live Stream Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast UCLA Official Game Preview The MPSF Tournament starts this evening, and for the Bruins, a trip to the semifinals is probably required to earn an NCAA Tournament bid. UCLA finished the regular season in a three-way...
Bruins Nation Apr 15, 2016

UCLA Baseball v. Washington Preview and Game Thread

UCLA seeks its first PAC 12 series win of the season against the Huskies in Seattle. The UCLA Bruin baseball team is in Seattle tonight to take on the University of Washington Huskies in game one of a three game series. The Bruins (14-16, 5-7 PAC 12) are looking to make some noise and get back into the thick of the PAC 12 race. UCLA currently sits tied for eighth place, three spots behind fifth place Washington (17-11, 7-5 PAC 12). After a brutal seven game losing streak, UCLA has won two of their last three, including winning their first midweek game of the season against Loyola Marymount,...
Bruins Nation Apr 13, 2016

Spaulding Report: Coach Mora Says UCLA Football Has A Playbook Now

The UCLA Bruins finished up their ninth Spring Practice and the offense wins the day, again. The UCLA Bruins Football team held its ninth practice (out of 14, not counting the "showcase") this morning and the offense seems to be playing better now. Maybe saying the "won" is a bit much, but it's spring practice so just roll with it. Hypnotized by our hustle. #SpringBall #GoBruins https://t.co/cPwnSmDjwQ — UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) April 13, 2016 Play with the sound on for extra oomf :) Let's jump right into the most interesting quote that came out of Mora today when speaking to...
Bruins Nation Apr 12, 2016

Can UCLA Baseball Win a Midweek Game on Jackie Robinson Day?

Wearing special uniforms honoring Jackie Robinson, the Bruins will take on Loyola Marymount at JRS tonight at 6 p.m. PT The UCLA Bruin baseball team (13-16) will face the Loyola Marymount Lions (16-16) at Jackie Robinson Stadium tonight. First pitch is at 6 p.m. PT. The Bruins will look to close out their five game home stand with a win before heading out on a four game road trip, including a three game series at Washington followed by a game against Pepperdine in Malibu next Tuesday. Just past the midpoint of the 2016 regular season, I think that it is fair to say that this UCLA team has...
Bruins Nation Apr 12, 2016

Spaulding Report: UCLA Offense Wins The Day

Despite Josh Rosen having an off-day, the offense bested the defense for the first time since Spring Practice began two weeks ago. UCLA held it eighth session of Spring Practice yesterday. New LA Daily News and InsideSoCal beat writer Thuc Nhi Nguyen notes that the offense finally won the day for the first time this Spring. She writes: "It was a third-down competition and the offense won 3-2, according to linebackers coach Scott White. Thus the defense and its assistant coaches were sentenced to running a lap." Despite that, she notes that Josh Rosen had an off-day, missing receivers and...
Bruins Nation Apr 11, 2016

Josh Rosen Goes Golfing at Trump National GC Wearing a "F*ck Trump" Hat

If Josh Rosen is able of winning on the field the way he wins the internet, UCLA is going to win a National Championship soon. Josh Rosen has won the internet...again. This time, he's posted a picture of himself golfing at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes on Instagram wearing a hat that reads: "Fuck Trump". Fuck Trump A photo posted by Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) on Apr 10, 2016 at 3:01pm PDT Yeah, that's right. The geotag on the photo is Trump National GC in Rancho Palos Verdes. Of course, it did cost him $150 in greens fees in order to play there and get the picture,...
Bruins Nation Apr 9, 2016

Bruins Win On Walk-Off Single, Go For Series Win Today

The UCLA Bruins broke their seven-game losing streak in dramatic fashion with a walk-off single by Kort Peterson to win the game last night.Today, they will go for the series win against the Cardinal if the weather holds up. The Bruins ended their seven-game losing streak last night in dramatic fashion on a walk-off single by Kort Peterson in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Stanford 6-5. For most of the night, It looked like the Bruins weren't going to pull this one out. Stanford scored first in the top of the 3rd when Jack Klein scored on a Nico Hoerner single up the middle. Hoerner...
Bruins Nation Apr 8, 2016

UCLA Hopes to Snap Its 7 Game Losing Streak Tonight

The Bruins haven't won in two weeks. Starting pitcher Grant Dyer will try to change UCLA's fortunes against the Cardinal tonight. UCLA Men's Baseball (12-15, 4-6) Opponent: Stanford (16-8, 5-2) When: 7:00 PM PST, Friday, April 8, 2016 Where: Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los Angeles, CA Audio: Bruin Live Audio Video: Pac-12 Networks Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast UCLA Official Series Preview | Series Notes GAMEDAY! The #Bruins and Cardinal are back at it tonight at 7:05pm PT.TICKETS: https://t.co/MycY603X8g pic.twitter.com/FtQV7ejWw3 — UCLA Baseball...
Bruins Nation Apr 6, 2016

BN Spring Practice Saturday Breakfasts, Week 2

We'll be meeting again this Saturday for before practice. Come on out and hang with your fellow Bruins Nation members! Last weekend was enjoyable even if it was a little early. The good news is that, this week, Saturday's practice is a little bit later. Practice doesn't start this Saturday until 10 am. So, we can meet at Headlines a little bit later than last weekend. When we got to the field last Saturday, it seemed like the players had been on the field for a while already. As a result, we should probably head to campus a little sooner than thirty minutes before the official start...

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