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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.

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  • There's a youth movement in UCLA's kicking game

    There's a youth movement in UCLA's kicking game

    One is tasked with upholding a tradition and the others with reestablishing one. UCLA kicker J.J. Molson is replacing Ka’imi Fairbairn, the Pac-12 Conference’s all-time leading scorer. Meanwhile, long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker and punter Austin Kent will try to elevate the Bruins’ punting game...

  • Top Heisman Trophy contenders hope to defy the odds

    Top Heisman Trophy contenders hope to defy the odds

    Picking the Heisman Trophy winner isn’t like wagering on Alabama versus the Slippery Rock practice squad. No one has any idea how it’s going to turn out. Even professional oddsmakers were way off the mark in their predictions before last season. Bovada made Texas Christian quarterback Trevone Boykin...

  • UCLA doesn't expect too much of a surprise from the Aggies' offense

    UCLA doesn't expect too much of a surprise from the Aggies' offense

    UCLA spent part of practice Tuesday teaching its freshmen on the scout team how to mimic the style of play the Bruins expect from Texas A&M during their season opener Sept. 3. What the Aggies unveil on offense probably won’t be much of a surprise. Noel Mazzone, Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator,...

  • Lonzo Ball and UCLA win a late-night affair in basketball opener in Australia

    Lonzo Ball and UCLA win a late-night affair in basketball opener in Australia

    Late night with Lonzo Ball started shortly before 3 a.m. Los Angeles time on Tuesday. The prized UCLA freshman had ventured halfway around the world to make his Bruins debut against Sydney University as part of his team’s three-game, late-summer tour of Australia. Ball entered the exhibition game...

  • Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen strives to grow into his role as a leader

    Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen strives to grow into his role as a leader

    Josh Rosen has made the cover of Sports Illustrated, hobnobbed with Rams General Manager Les Snead and been widely projected as the top pick of the 2018 NFL draft. It would be easy for the UCLA quarterback to have gone Hollywood. Instead, he has apparently returned for his sophomore season humbled....

  • Lonzo Ball's UCLA debut will be an all-nighter

    Lonzo Ball's UCLA debut will be an all-nighter

    The debut of UCLA’s most highly prized freshman basketball player in recent years won’t exactly come in prime time. Lonzo Ball will play his first game as a Bruin at 2:30 a.m. PDT on Tuesday against Sydney University at Brydens Stadium in Sydney. The exhibition is part of a tour of Australia that...

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