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 remains undefeated with 86-73 win over Ohio State in CBS Sports Classic

    UCLA remains undefeated with 86-73 win over Ohio State in CBS Sports Classic

    A dozen games into the season, the question surrounding UCLA has shifted. It’s no longer what it’s going to take for the Bruins to keep winning but what will be required for them to lose a game. UCLA played a ragged, turnover-filled first half Saturday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena and didn’t shoot...

  • Henry Bibby launches weekend basketball camp for homeless kids

    Henry Bibby launches weekend basketball camp for homeless kids

    Henry Bibby’s inspiring new endeavor started with a forlorn question: Where are all the homeless kids? The former UCLA standout guard and USC coach had long noticed the homeless adults in downtown Los Angeles but wondered where their children were. He learned there were 26,000 homeless kids in...

  • Ohio State up next on UCLA's torment the Big Ten tour

    Ohio State up next on UCLA's torment the Big Ten tour

    UCLA will return here in three months, intent on winning the Pac-12 Conference tournament championship. First it wants to continue to torment the Big Ten. Nebraska tried to get physical with the Bruins only to get manhandled in the final minutes. Michigan ran with UCLA for a half before getting...

  • UCLA is switching sidelines at the Rose Bowl to get out of the sun

    UCLA is switching sidelines at the Rose Bowl to get out of the sun

    UCLA will switch sidelines at the Rose Bowl next season, moving its players out of direct sunlight for games played in the afternoon. The Bruins will now stand on the side shaded by the press box and the Terry Donahue Pavilion. Quarterback Mike Fafaul acknowledged in November that it was “kind...

  • UCLA cruises over UC Santa Barbara, 102-62

    UCLA cruises over UC Santa Barbara, 102-62

    The many shades of TJ Leaf were on display in the first half Wednesday night. All of them were to UCLA’s liking. There was the finesse of a jumper in the lane. The precision of a three-pointer. The brawn of a put-back dunk. The resolve of a one-handed tip-in. Leaf packed a game’s worth of highlights...

  • Holiday shines in sixth-man role with Bruins

    Holiday shines in sixth-man role with Bruins

    Officially, he is UCLA’s sixth man. Coach Steve Alford calls him the sixth starter because he plays so many minutes. Whatever he goes by, Aaron Holiday seems to have a sixth sense about what his team needs. The sophomore point guard provided tenacious defense and savvy shot-making with Lonzo Ball...

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