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Ben Bolch

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Ben Bolch covers UCLA football, basketball and every other sport on campus. He previously covered Bruins basketball from 2010-11 but doesn't believe he deserves any blame for his hometown N.C. State Wolfpack temporarily halting John Wooden's run of national championships in 1974 when he was 2 months old.

Recent Articles

  • UCLA's run game fell short of expectations in loss to Stanford

    UCLA's run game fell short of expectations in loss to Stanford

    Kennedy Polamalu earned a promotion earlier this year, becoming UCLA’s offensive coordinator while retaining his previous role coaching the running backs. He suggested Saturday that maybe his dual responsibilities have resulted in a more-is-less approach, at least as they pertain to the Bruins’...

  • UCLA suffers cruel loss to No. 7 Stanford, 22-13

    UCLA suffers cruel loss to No. 7 Stanford, 22-13

    Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns lofted a pass into the air, toward the corner of the end zone, and it felt like more than a game hung in the balance. The Cardinal’s nearly decade-long mastery of UCLA was on wobbly footing. Bruins Coach Jim Mora was closing in on what could have been the signature...

  • Bruins had plenty of rushers but not enough yards against Cardinal

    Bruins had plenty of rushers but not enough yards against Cardinal

    UCLA’s running game featured something new Saturday. Everyone was present and accounted for among the tailbacks and fullbacks. Soso Jamabo played during the Bruins’ 22-13 loss to No. 7 Stanford at the Rose Bowl after missing the previous week. Nate Starks was there too, back for a second consecutive...

  • The Bruins have a big challenge when taking on McCaffrey and the Cardinal

    The Bruins have a big challenge when taking on McCaffrey and the Cardinal

    No. 7 Stanford beats UCLA, 22-13, with last-minute heroics from Ryan Burns Sept. 25, 2016, 3:44 a.m. The Bruins (2-2, 0-1 in Pac-12 play) give up a last-minute touchdown pass before the Cardinal (3-0, 2-0) capitalize on a last-play fumble for a defensive score to provide the final margin. Sept....

  • UCLA looks to get the ground game going

    UCLA looks to get the ground game going

    No. 7 Stanford beats UCLA, 22-13, with last-minute heroics from Ryan Burns Sept. 25, 2016, 3:44 a.m. The Bruins (2-2, 0-1 in Pac-12 play) give up a last-minute touchdown pass before the Cardinal (3-0, 2-0) capitalize on a last-play fumble for a defensive score to provide the final margin. Sept....

  • What to expect when the Bruins and Cardinal play

    What to expect when the Bruins and Cardinal play

    No. 7 Stanford beats UCLA, 22-13, with last-minute heroics from Ryan Burns Sept. 25, 2016, 3:44 a.m. The Bruins (2-2, 0-1 in Pac-12 play) give up a last-minute touchdown pass before the Cardinal (3-0, 2-0) capitalize on a last-play fumble for a defensive score to provide the final margin. Sept....

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