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JT Daniels in a UCLA shirt? Bruins alum and former Mater Dei coach won't let him forget

The social media mischief started Sunday with a picture of USC quarterback JT Daniels in a UCLA football T-shirt. It was tweeted out by Chris Ward, a former Bruins offensive lineman who coached at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana when Daniels starred there. At one point before becoming a Trojan, Daniels...
Nov 11, 2018

With Wilton Speight finally healthy, Chip Kelly gets glimpse of what UCLA offense was supposed to look like

This could have been close to the UCLA offense that coach Chip Kelly intended to run once he named Wilton Speight the starting quarterback before the season. Why the Bruins never got the chance before Saturday was no great mystery. Speight lasted less than a half in the opener after hurting his...
Nov 10, 2018

Tight end Caleb Wilson is a busy guy for UCLA at Arizona State

Wilton Speight’s first two passes Saturday found their way into some of the surest hands on UCLA’s roster. They were grabbed by tight end Caleb Wilson, who was just getting started. By the time he was finished, Wilson had logged season highs in catches (11), yards (164) and touchdowns (two), a...
Nov 10, 2018

False starts foil UCLA's last chance in 31-28 loss at Arizona State

Wilton Speight pirouetted into the air as the whistle blew to end the play before it could begin. It was a snapshot of disgust over mistakes that have towered over UCLA like a 100-foot shadow all season. The Bruins fought through the penalties and the dropped passes and the missed tackles Saturday...
Nov 9, 2018

UCLA-Arizona State: A look at how the teams match up

UCLA (2-7, 2-4) at Arizona State (5-4, 3-3) Saturday, 11 a.m. PST, Sun Devil Stadium. TV: Pac-12 Networks. Radio: 570, 1150, 97.3. Marquee matchup Arizona State receiver N’Keal Harry vs. the UCLA secondary. Bruins coach Chip Kelly called the 6-foot-4, 213-pound Harry the best receiver his team...
Nov 9, 2018

Rose Bowl is still in play, but UCLA's realistic goal is trying to finish season with wins

The Rose Bowl remains in reach for UCLA under a scenario as likely as snow in the Arizona desert this time of year. The Bruins would have to win their final three games and watch the rest of the Pac-12 Conference’s South Division experience something approaching Armageddon. Then they would have...
Nov 8, 2018

UCLA's Atonio Mafi is finding out size and strength isn't everything in the college game

Moves that had once helped Atonio Mafi pester quarterbacks are now leaving only him frustrated. “In high school, bull rush was easy, that was my go-to,” the UCLA true freshman defensive lineman said this week. “But in college everyone’s the same size, everyone’s been in the program and is more...
Nov 8, 2018

UCLA's depth will only improve once players recover from injury

There’s one big early difference between this UCLA basketball team and recent versions of the Bruins besides 7-foot-2 center Moses Brown. The Bruins are deep. UCLA used 10 players during its season opener, and only two starters had to play more than 28 minutes. Part of that was a function of a...
Nov 7, 2018

UCLA running back Joshua Kelley's infectious personality has led to positive gains

The classroom was silent by design. Students meditated as part of a life skills class, the quiet punctured only by the occasional sneeze or cough. Something about the moment struck Joshua Kelley in the way most moments do. He burst out laughing, drawing more than a few quizzical looks. “Everyone...
Nov 6, 2018

Pickett has parlayed his punt-return plight into some defensive-play marvels

Adarius Pickett waved his right arm and backpedaled a few feet as the punt descended toward him. The ball carried a little farther than the UCLA punt returner expected, caroming off his chest and rolling onto the Autzen Stadium turf. Pickett tried to chase it down but was beaten by Oregon’s Tony...
Nov 6, 2018

A look at the roster for UCLA's men's basketball team

A look at the roster for the UCLA Bruins as they head into the 2018-19 season beginning tonight. Player; Yr; Pos.; Ht.; Comment Prince Ali; Jr.; G; 6-3; Needs to move into leadership role with departures of Aaron Holiday, Thomas Welsh. Jules Bernard; Fr; G; 6-6; A smorgasbord of possibilities for...
Nov 5, 2018

A big season is what Steve Alford wants from UCLA's basketball team — and what he may need to remain as coach

One of UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero’s basic expectations for his coaches is to compete for Pac-12 Conference championships. Ben Howland won the Pac-12 regular-season title in his final season as the Bruins’ coach, but his teams had backslid enough by then that Guerrero felt compelled to...
Nov 5, 2018

UCLA's 2018-19 men's basketball schedule

Date; Opponent; Time (Pacific) Nov. 6; Purdue Ft. Wayne; 6 p.m. Nov. 9; Long Beach State; 8 p.m. Nov. 16; St. Francis; 8 p.m. Nov. 19; Presbyterian, 8 p.m. Nov. 22; Michigan State*; 7 p.m. Nov. 23; North Carolina/Texas*, 1 or 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28; Hawaii; 6 p.m. Dec. 2; Loyola Marymount; 7 p.m. Dec....
Nov 5, 2018

A full-time coach who works only with special teams isn't a priority for UCLA's Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly, a coach known for his commitment to efficiency, didn’t consider hiring a dedicated special teams coordinator upon his arrival at UCLA even though the NCAA granted teams an extra staff member before this season. Kelly said it wouldn’t be the best use of that coach’s time during the portions...
Nov 4, 2018

UCLA backup quarterback Wilton Speight hopes he can build on Saturday's performance at Oregon

Wilton Speight arrived at UCLA as a graduate transfer seeking one last chance at college glory. He began the season as the starting quarterback and lasted less than a half before getting hurt. Ever since, he’s played only as an injury replacement. Somehow, Speight hasn’t let falling behind a true...

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