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No. 2 UCLA Women’s Soccer Attempts to Rebound After First Loss of the Year Against Washington

No. 2 UCLA Women’s Soccer Attempts to Rebound After First Loss of the Year Against Washington

The last time the Bruins were defeated in back-to-back games came on the road against Colorado and Utah last season. It took more than 1,260 minutes, but someone finally figured it out. After boasting a zero in the loss column for the first 14 games of the year, No. 2 UCLA women’s soccer is undefeated no more. The Bruins’ unblemished record now has one mark of mediocrity against it. Despite holding Washington State (8-5-2, 3-4 Pac-12) to just one goal, UCLA (12-1-2, 5-1-1) couldn’t find the net, suffering a 1-0 defeat and its first shutout of the season. The last time the Bruins...
Bruins Nation 20 hours ago
No. 13 UCLA Women’s Volleyball Looks to Get Back on Track at Colorado

No. 13 UCLA Women’s Volleyball Looks to Get Back on Track at Colorado

The Buffs are on a three-game winning streak and are nearly undefeated at home. At one set apiece, an upset looked possible. But by the end of the night, the critical win slipped through the fingers of No. 13 UCLA women’s volleyball players. The Bruins (12-6, 5-4 Pac-12) couldn’t come away with a victory over the No. 12 Utah Utes (17-3, 8-1), exiting the state with a 3-1 loss – 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19. Senior pin hitter Riley Buechler rebounded after a substandard performance against Cal last week, tallying 13 kills on the evening. Freshman outside hitter Jenny Mosser added...
Bruins Nation 21 hours ago
UCLA Football Quashes Oregon’s Running Game, Notches Crucial 31-14 Win

UCLA Football Quashes Oregon’s Running Game, Notches Crucial 31-14 Win

UCLA’s defense looked much improved and Bolu Olorunfunmi notched the play of the week. UCLA football boasts one of the worst defenses in the nation. That statement may have been accurate any other day. But not Saturday against Oregon. Players surged past the offensive line with ease, forcing Oregon freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister to improvise. Linemen and linebackers disallowed the Ducks’ running back rotation to navigate the game for three quarters of the game. Though Oregon broke through in the second quarter and maneuvered past the Bruins’ barricade for two...
Bruins Nation 23 hours ago
College Football Late Saturday: It’s the Annual “Root for the Irish” Day for Bruin Fans

College Football Late Saturday: It’s the Annual “Root for the Irish” Day for Bruin Fans

While UCLA fans may hate Notre Dame during basketball season, today is the day when Bruin fans cheer “Go Irish!” At this point in the season, there’s really only one game that Bruin fans care about and that’s our second favorite team. Tonight, it’s time for our second favorite team to be that team from South Bend, Indiana which we never like during basketball season. I’m talking about the #13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, of course, and, tonight, they host #11 Southern Cal, starting at 4:30 pm PT. By then, today’s Bruin game should be officially over. So, Bruin fans looking for...
Bruins Nation 23 hours ago
Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins Tied 14-14 at Half

Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins Tied 14-14 at Half

The Bruins are tied at 14 as we go into the half. The Bruins had an up and down first half, showing progress on offense but the same issues on defense. Jaelan Phillips returned to the field today, and made a big play on third down about midway through the second quarter to remind the Ducks what a force he is. Oregon was gifted too many yards due to stupid Bruin penalties, but UCLA was able to capitalize on a Duck turnover in the first quarter. We are going into the locker room tied, but could have done a lot more on offense at the end of the second quarter. Listen to the Game Here on...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2017
Pick Six: UCLA Football’s Offense is Fantastic Under Fisch

Pick Six: UCLA Football’s Offense is Fantastic Under Fisch

Fisch, Oregon’s defense and some recognition for UCLA players are all discussed in this issue 1) This one is dedicated to a former colleague of mine at the Daily Bruin, Hanson Wang. He wrote a great feature on the Bruins’ offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, which inspired me to talk about UCLA’s offensive explosiveness on the field. None of previous teams could touch what the maestro has done this season for the Bruins. With junior quarterback Josh Rosen at the helm, UCLA has averaged 527.3 yards per game this season. Even during Jim Mora’s first few seasons, with a talented...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2017
Oregon Ducks at UCLA Bruins Game Thread

Oregon Ducks at UCLA Bruins Game Thread

Can the Bruins’ defense stop the Ducks’ Royce Freeman? Both teams enter today’s game having lost last weekend. In the case of the Ducks, they’ve actually lost their last two. So, both teams should come into the Rose Bowl today hungry for a win. UCLA really needs a win today as they are about to embark on what should be the toughest part of their schedule when they head to Seattle next weekend to play the Washington Huskies. Does that mean the Bruin will be looking past this game? Maybe. Could this be a “trap” game? I’m not so sure that a conference foe like Oregon can be...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2017
#2 UCLA Men’s Water Polo Hosts #3 UC Berkeley in MPSF Opener

#2 UCLA Men’s Water Polo Hosts #3 UC Berkeley in MPSF Opener

It’s a battle of titans in the pool when the Golden Bears visit Westwood. When the Long Beach State 49ers paid a visit to the Spieker Aquatics Center, it was concerning. The Bruins have seemed to struggle of late with teams in the bottom half of the Top 10. Three weeks ago, they lost to UC Irvine, 9-8, and, two weeks ago, they narrowly beat Pepperdine, 8-7. So, what’s a team to do? Go to your star freshmen, of course! And, that’s exactly what the Bruins did from the opening sprint when Nicolas Saveljic took the opening sprint and put the Bruins up 1-0 just 25 seconds into the game....
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2017
College Football Saturday: Maryland Faces #5 Wisconsin While Navy Hosts UCF

College Football Saturday: Maryland Faces #5 Wisconsin While Navy Hosts UCF

While you’re waiting for the Bruins to kickoff, check out Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo. He’s one of the best coaches in college football today and should be on Dan Guerrero’s short list. There are two early matchups which should whet your appetite for college football today before the Bruins take the field at 1pm against the Ducks. The first one is the Maryland Terrapins at #5 Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers made the most of last Saturday’s Top Ten losses to move up to #5 this week and they are hosting the Terps. It’s hard to tell where the Terps are headed. They have wins against...
Bruins Nation Oct 21, 2017
How To Watch Oregon Ducks at UCLA Bruins Football: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio and More

How To Watch Oregon Ducks at UCLA Bruins Football: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio and More

The Bruins host the Ducks today at the Rose Bowl. Another week. Another game. Another expected loss? Maybe. But, today’s game is winnable. What exactly makes it winnable? Well, how about the fact that Stanford Cardinal beat the Oregon Ducks by 42 points, 49-7, while only beating the Bruins by 24? At the very least, this is the UCLA Bruins’ most winnable game until their next home game. Let’s look at the keys to the game. Keys to the Game 1. Stop Royce Freeman. There is little doubt about had bad the Bruin rushing defense has been. But, just to remind you, I offer this tweet from...
Bruins Nation Oct 20, 2017
No. 13 UCLA Women’s Volleyball Faces Top-25 Matchup At No. 12 Utah

No. 13 UCLA Women’s Volleyball Faces Top-25 Matchup At No. 12 Utah

The Bruins swept the Utes last season, but Utah has improved dramatically since then. Inconsistent. No. 13 UCLA Women’s Volleyball has neither endured rough stretches nor prolonged winning streaks following the first few weeks of the season. Now the Bruins have an opportunity to string together multiple key victories on the road to propel them up the Pac-12 standings. To accomplish the feat, UCLA (12-5, 5-3 Pac-12) will have to thwart No. 12 Utah (16-3, 7-1) first, a team that has been a major surprise in the Pac-12 this season. The Utes sit in second place in the conference behind...
Bruins Nation Oct 20, 2017
Pregame Guesses: UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks

Pregame Guesses: UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon Ducks

It is desperation time as the Bruins try to reverse the trend toward futility. After a soul crushing loss 47-30 last weekend against the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, the UCLA Bruin Football team (3-3, 1-2 PAC 12) returns to the Rose Bowl tomorrow night to host the Oregon Ducks (4-3, 1-3 PAC 12). Both teams are struggling mightily, each having lost three of its last four games. Oregon at least has an excuse—the Ducks lost starting quarterback, Justin Herbert on October 1st, in a 45-24 victory at home over UC Berkeley. Since then, the Ducks have played two QBs in two losses, 33-10 to...
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2017
No. 2 UCLA Women’s Soccer Takes on Washington State to Claim Back-to-Back Victories

No. 2 UCLA Women’s Soccer Takes on Washington State to Claim Back-to-Back Victories

The Cougars battled back against the Bruins last year, but UCLA prevailed. This is the calm before the storm. No. 2 UCLA women’s soccer (12-0-2, 5-0-1 Pac-12) has two bouts before its primetime matchup against No. 1 Stanford. Though two opponents this week may not prove to be as formidable as the top team in the nation, they still are still dangerous. Washington State (7-5-2, 2-4) has sat in the cellar of the Pac-12 in previous years, compiling a subpar record since 2010. The date with the Cougars on Thursday acts as a legitimate trap game. The Bruins have the advantage on paper....
Bruins Nation Oct 19, 2017
UCLA Football vs. Oregon Defensive Preview: The Duck Defense Continues to Rebuild

UCLA Football vs. Oregon Defensive Preview: The Duck Defense Continues to Rebuild

Under new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, the Duck defense is looking to bounce back in 2017, and so far, has delivered. While Oregon’s offense has struggled, Oregon’s defense is actually faring pretty well under new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. They’ve brought back the 3-4 scheme, and their defense was actually credited with the win over Wyoming. They are 44th in total defense (UCLA is 126 out of 129, if you were wondering), and allow their opponents to gain less than five yards per play. Through last week, their opponents have scored 26 touchdowns (seven of those came last...
Bruins Nation Oct 18, 2017
UCLA Men’s Soccer Heads to Albuquerque to face New Mexico

UCLA Men’s Soccer Heads to Albuquerque to face New Mexico

The Bruins begin their final non-conference road trip tonight when they face the Lobos. The UCLA Bruins hits the road to face the #24 New Mexico Lobos as they look to extend their win streak to four games with a non-conference game. After a successful trip to the Pacific Northwest, the Bruins returned home where they defeated both Oregon State and Washington for a game against San Diego State on Sunday. For the majority of the night, the game was like all the Bruins’ others. UCLA created chance after chance but could not convert. Their defense worked overtime to prevent a goal and...
Bruins Nation Oct 18, 2017
UCLA Football: Arizona Post-Game Roundtable

UCLA Football: Arizona Post-Game Roundtable

The writers and editors of Bruins Nation discuss UCLA’s 47-30 loss to the Wildcats. 1. Look, I don’t know what to write in these things anymore, so this week you’re getting Bruins Nation Roundtable: HOT TAKES EDITION! First take: Arizona is actually one of the best teams in the conference. Agree? Markybcool: Disagree, they happened to play the worst team in the conference. Joe Piechowski: I agree with Mark. They aren’t even close to being one of the best in the conference. Dimitri Dorlis: I don’t know, with Khalil Tate at quarterback, this team suddenly has a dynamo at...
Bruins Nation Oct 17, 2017
The “Eye Test”: UCLA Football Left Dazed and Confused in the Desert

The “Eye Test”: UCLA Football Left Dazed and Confused in the Desert

The defense found some new lows and the offense wasn’t as perfect as it needed to be. Offense Quarterback - Welcome to the continuing saga of Josh Rosen coming back to Earth and playing like a college quarterback is supposed to play, and the Bruins being caught with their pants down because the apparent gameplan was titled “Operation Let Josh Rosen Carry Us and Do Nothing to Help Him”. Again, this is not to let Josh Rosen off the hook; he still threw 3 interceptions, and none of them were particularly good decisions. That first interception in the end zone was a bad idea as soon as...
Bruins Nation Oct 16, 2017
Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 7

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 7

Taking stock of the Pac-12 Conference after 7 weeks. Southern California (6-1, 4-1 conference) - Congratulations to USC, who get the top spot by virtue of not losing. You looked awful against Utah, and needed the Utes to do that dumb power football thing where they go into a shell with the lead, but a win is a win, and the Washington schools did not win, so congratulations. Stanford (5-2, 4-1) - Can you imagine how good this team would look if they had gotten to play UCLA in week 2 instead of USC? We'd be talking about them as CFP contenders, because playing the Bruins always seems to...
Bruins Nation Oct 16, 2017
What’s Bruin: UCLA Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish Third in Pac-12

What’s Bruin: UCLA Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish Third in Pac-12

Plus, four Bruin teams earned wins over the weekend. Men’s Basketball A couple of days ago, the Pac-12 Preseason Media Poll was released and UCLA was picked to finish third in the conference. This third place finish is the exact same placing from last year when they were also chosen to finish third. The Bruins made it to the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals before falling to eventual champions Arizona. This year, things could be different, but it doesn’t look that way. Last season, UCLA had one of the best teams in the country and they couldn’t win the conference title or a national...
Bruins Nation Oct 15, 2017
UCLA Men’s Soccer Returns Home to Take on San Diego State

UCLA Men’s Soccer Returns Home to Take on San Diego State

After a successful road trip, the Bruins take on the Aztecs at home in Westwood. UCLA returns home to take on San Diego State after a pair of wins on their last road trip. For the first time since the season opener, UCLA returns home with back-to-back road trip wins. The game-winner against Oregon State came from Milan Iloski who scored his first career goal, while, in the Washington game, it came from a golden goal by Matthew Powell for his first of the season. Washington went into the game ranked #22. UCLA has not played well against ranked teams. It did not look good for the Bruins...

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