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Bruins Nation 7 hours ago
Spaulding Roundup: Saturday Practice Notes, Spring Game update and Moreau Impresses

Spaulding Roundup: Saturday Practice Notes, Spring Game update and Moreau Impresses

Notes from Saturday Morning's UCLA Football practice The Bruins were out practicing on Spaulding Field again this morning. Spring football is coming to a close with today being the 11th of 15 practice sessions. keeping that in mind, some of the guys are making a strong impression on the staff as they take a couple of months off from the practice field. Here is the video of Coach Mora's post-practice talk with the media (via David Woods/BRO). The competition between Ashanti Woulard and Jerry Neuheisel looks to be a tight one. Ashanti has struggled a bit lately On Thursday, Woulard was...
Bruins Nation 12 hours ago

UCLA Basketball: Alford Visits Podunk, Indiana

I didn't know Bobby Knight was such a humanitarian!Time to have a little fun with our coach. Now I don't begrudge a man from visiting his home state, but this is laying it on pretty thick about Bobby Knight. Alford recently spoke at the Kendalville Chamber of Commerce in Indiana. Yep, he's still a god in that state. I don't know about the University (well, I guess I do know, they don't want him), but everyone else would take him back in a heartbeat. Here are the "high" lights: -Coach Knight raised millions for the library and "other funds that were on campus." -Alford would...
Bruins Nation 15 hours ago

UCLA at Utah Saturday Morning Baseball Thread: Bruins About to Choke Away Another Series?

The unranked UCLA baseball team returns for one last chance to win the series at Utah in Salt Lake City this Saturday morning after once again dropping the second game in a weekend road series. With the Bruins in free-fall, having dropped the past three weekend series sets, UCLA has the perfect opportunity to finally pick one up against a pitiful Utah team, but is Coach Savage's team up to the task? Another second series game, another deflating defeat by our baseball team.  In what is quickly becoming a recurring theme, UCLA has been able to pick up the series opener in every set the past...
Bruins Nation Apr 19, 2014

UCLA Football: Video Clips, Ulbrich on LBs, Inconsistent Kickers, Saturday Brunch & More Notes

Additional Notes from Practice #10 of UCLA's 2014 spring camp. Bellerophon and others have already been shared news and notes from Thursday's practice. Keep checking our practice stream. We got some more to pass on this Friday night (early Saturday AM out in the East).Our friends from BruinReportOnline.com have posted some extensive clips from Thursday's practice. It's worth a watch if you are a junkie (Note this video its not behind subscription firewall): Also, ICYMI here are Jack Wang's quick notes from Thursday's practice (with interview of Coach Ulbrich): - Ulbrich also said that...
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

UCLA at Utah Friday Afternoon Baseball Thread: Trying to Reverse the Second Game Hex

The unranked UCLA baseball team is back in action this afternoon in Salt Lake City against the Utah Utes, having picked up a series opening win on Thursday, and will look to break their recent trend of dropping the second game in a weekend series this afternoon. So far, it's a pretty familiar story. The Bruins hit the road for a three-game set and take the opening game behind the strong pitching of James Kaprielian. But, that's where the good times have ended for UCLA fans, with the Bruins having dropped the second and third game in three straight weekends. Tonight, Coach John Savage's...
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

UCLA Football: Hundley Gets High-Powered Help

Coach Mazzone digs into his rolodex to help Hundley make it to the top. Jeff Garcia, Philip Rivers, Tim Tebow and Brock Osweiler. That's who Noel Mazzone brought in to mentor Hundley according to this Sports Illustrated article. The goal: make Hundley a top five pick as well as better lead the Bruins. Hundley spent time with each quarterback, watching film, taking notes and asking questions. He picked the brains of four quarterbacks who have experienced varying levels of collegiate and pro success with the goal of learning how to better lead his Bruins team. Osweiller advised him...
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

UCLA Football Recruiting: 4* OL Tevita Halalilo Commits to Bruins

4* OL Tevita Halalilo commits to UCLA. BOOM! Moreno Valley (Calif) Rancho Verde OL Tevita Halalilo has committed to #UCLA, one of the top offensive guards in the region — Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) April 18, 2014 Halalilo is the 2nd lineman from Rancho Verde to commit to the Bruins in the last 3 years following redshirt freshman Poasi Moala — Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) April 18, 2014 Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde OL Tevita Halalilo talks about commitment to #UCLA and if he'll still take trips http://t.co/iLcAMhYZLk — Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) April 18, 2014 Adrian...
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

Jim Mora: At UCLA "We Don't Do Just Good"

Coach Jim Mora releases video firing up the Bruin faithful.
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

WATCH: At Least One Prominent UCLA Coach Takes a Stand Against Sexual Assault

If Steve Alford is really sorry for his actions at Iowa, why didn't he join Coach Mora in a video raising awareness about sexual assault at UCLA?
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

Spaulding Report: UCLA Football's Mossi Johnson's Big Spring, Full Plates for Bruins, Big Recruits at Practice

With the Bruins' Thursday evening practice in the books, we take a look at some of the news coming out of this early evening's practice. The Bruins had practice during the late afternoon/early evening during this beautiful Southern California day, and the news coming out of practice has been nothing but encouraging so far.  So, with the sun down, let's get right to it with some bits and pieces of news to tide you over until tomorrow. Beginning with practice itself, Ishmael Adams put up a big practice set of numbers, making three interceptions in a Thursday evening practice session that the...
Bruins Nation Apr 18, 2014

UCLA Baketball: Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton to Handle Point Guard Duties

Steve Alford Publicly Acknowledges What We All Knew. Question is, Who Starts and How Are The Minutes Split. The good news today is Jordan Adams is coming back for his junior year. The bad news:  Bryce Alford will get significant minutes at point guard: "Bryce has proven over the course of the year that he can play point," Alford said. "Isaac had a tremendous year in our program. He has developed nicely. He can do the same things." Alford goes on to say they are going to run even faster: "We have a chance to be more athletic this coming year," Alford said. "We want to play at a high rate...
Bruins Nation Apr 17, 2014

UCLA at Utah Friday Afternoon Baseball Thread: Bruins Running Out of Chances to Stay in Race

The unranked UCLA baseball team heads out to Salt Lake City for a three-game weekend series having dropped the last three weekend sets in a row (Arizona State, Long Beach State, Arizona) are now in must-win mode if the Bruins want to salvage whatever small chance they have in the race for the Pac-12 conference crown. Our Bruins are once again on the road for a weekend series, this time rolling out to Salt Lake City to take on the woefully struggling Utah Utes in what should (at least on paper) be an easy three game sweep for UCLA. It's precisely what the doctor ordered for John Savage's...
Bruins Nation Apr 17, 2014

UCLA Basketball: Breaking News, Jordan Adams Returning

According to sources, Jordan Adams will forgo the NBA Draft. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, sophomore Jordan Adams has decided to forgo the NBA draft, and reutn to lead the Bruins next season. This isn't a surprise (read here), however, we were all sweating it out for a moment. The 6'5" sophomore wing man averaged 17.5 ppg last season. Let's hope this early call is right. Bruin Basketball wouldn't be the same with one our big favorites. Thanks Jordan!
Bruins Nation Apr 17, 2014

Dan Guerrero's Penny Pinchers: UCLA Band Forced to Panhandle Their Way to Dallas

Dan Guerrero is raking in millions as an incompetent AD, spending millions on an average basketball coach, yet the penny-pinching ways of his athletic department is forcing the Bruin band to beg for money for a road trip to Dallas. It's a Saturday afternoon in the Fall. The air is cool and crisp as you get off the 210 freeway and roll down the window. Driving down Seco Street, you slow down to pay for parking. While you wait, you turn up the volume on your car stereo. The sounds coming from it are familiar. But you're not listening to Jay Z or Springsteen or whatever you normally listen...
Bruins Nation Apr 17, 2014

Spaulding Report: UCLA Spring Football - Backup QBs, Spring Standouts, and Polamalu's RBs

The Bruins held practice number 9 at Spaulding on Wednesday evening and the beat writers continued their excellent coverage of U.C.L.A. spring football. We've cobbled together some additional notes on Wednesday's practice, which was the ninth of the spring camp, so let's take a look. First off is The Cover Two Recap, courtesy of Ed Lewis from Bruins Sports Report and Ryan Kartje from the OC Register. The two have been doing a great job individually of covering the Bruin practices (and it's great to see Kartje has brought professional coverage of U.C.L.A. Football back to the OC...
Bruins Nation Apr 16, 2014

UCLA Baseball- Series Preview. On the Road vs. Utah

The UCLA Bruins try to break their recent skid with a visit to last place Utah on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. UCLA finishes up the current 8 game road trip with 3 games in Salt Lake City against Utah. Utah has a conference record of 2-13, worst in the league by 2 full games. If there was ever a time for the Bruins to break out of their recent doldrums, this is it. The games are moved up a day, due to Easter Sunday. UCLA enters the series with a record of 19-15 (7-5 in conference games). Utah is 11-21 overall. Thursday afternoon (4 pm Pacific time), James Kaprielian (5-3, 2.20) makes his...
Bruins Nation Apr 16, 2014

UCLA Football: Day 9 Quick-hitters - Woulard's Up And Down Spring, Patchwork Offensive Line & Linebackers Shift

Noel Mazzone met with the reporters after Day 9 of Spring Ball. Here is the video (thanks BSR): It sounds like Asiantii Woulard has been struggling a bit this spring, which is not a surprise as he is still finishing up his first year at UCLA. People keep forgetting that he is just a freshman. Mazzone talked about how Woulard has had up and down moments and going through the growing pains as a young QB.The offensive lines was a patchwork: Graduate transfer Malcolm Bunche left Wednesday's morning practice early with an undisclosed injury, giving most of the first-team reps at right tackle to...
Bruins Nation Apr 16, 2014

Reforming College Basketball: What Changes Would Benefit UCLA?

Let's review and debate the outside issues that have seemingly impacted college basketball for the worse. How would change affect Bruin Hoops? The past fews years in college basketball have been interesting albeit frustrating due to the off-court changes and developments that we fans believe changed the nature of the game for the worse. In 2012, Kentucky won its eighth national championship using a cast of one-and-done freshmen including Anthony Davis (freshman, first overall draft pick), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (freshman, 2nd), Terrence Jones (sophomore, 18th), Marquis Teague (freshman,...
Bruins Nation Apr 16, 2014

UCLA Football: Watch Second Week of Spring Ball Highlights

Second week highlights from UCLA's 2014 spring football practice.
Bruins Nation Apr 15, 2014

Community News: Three New Additions to the Bruins Nation Front Page

On behalf of all of the old front pagers, I would like to introduce three new members to the Bruins Nation front page team. The life blood of college football is recruiting.  So it is also with our little blog. After making a final last ditch offer of zero pay, late nights in front of a computer, and the occasional hate email, I am honored to announce that Bruins Nation has added three new front pagers to the BN masthead.  Please welcome, JoeBruin15, islandbruin2, and chrisorr. You know these names from their excellent fanposts and comments, so you can see why we are so excited and...

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