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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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  • UCLA steps up on defense to improve to 3-0 with 20-point win

    UCLA steps up on defense to improve to 3-0 with 20-point win

    UCLA’s offense had done its triple-digit thing in the season’s early going, showing itself to be a battering ram capable of piercing an opponent’s psyche in a variety of ways. The Bruins’ game Thursday night was mostly a chance to learn about their defense. San Diego featured the Princeton offense,...

  • UCLA officials and police prepare for late game against USC at Rose Bowl

    UCLA officials and police prepare for late game against USC at Rose Bowl

    UCLA’s rivalry game against USC will kick off at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the first night game at the Rose Bowl between the teams since 2010. Police and school officials hope security measures enacted since then make the start time the only similarity between the games. A melee involving 50 to...

  • Backup QBs have history of strong efforts vs. USC

    Backup QBs have history of strong efforts vs. USC

    Mike Fafaul hasn’t met or spoken with Patrick Cowan. He probably wouldn’t mind if they were forever linked after Saturday. Cowan was the most recent in a string of UCLA backup quarterbacks who improbably helped nudge the Bruins to victory over USC. The tradition goes back to at least 1966, when...

  • Rivalry excitement is twofold for one-time Trojan

    Rivalry excitement is twofold for one-time Trojan

    Allegiances were tested from the moment Caleb Wilson arrived at USC to play for a coaching staff that included his father. Chris Wilson coached the defensive line. Caleb was a walk-on tight end. When Caleb caught a touchdown pass during a scrimmage against Chris’ defense, the father remained a...

  • Up next for UCLA basketball: Thursday vs. San Diego

    Up next for UCLA basketball: Thursday vs. San Diego

    NEXT UP FOR UCLA vs. San Diego When: 8 p.m. Thursday. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Network; Radio: 570. Records: San Diego 0-2; UCLA 2-0. Update: San Diego utilizes a Princeton-style offense that features lots of backdoor cuts and misdirection but hasn’t really fooled anyone...

  • UCLA basketball report: Steve Alford looking for leadership

    UCLA basketball report: Steve Alford looking for leadership

    Steve Alford is openly seeking a few L’s early in the season. Leaders, that is. The UCLA basketball coach acknowledged his team’s deficiency in that department after its victory over Cal State Northridge on Sunday. The Bruins rallied after a lackluster first half but received too much prodding...

  • UCLA receiver Jordan Lasley is his own worst critic

    UCLA receiver Jordan Lasley is his own worst critic

    Jordan Lasley jotted down some notes and brought them along to the UCLA receivers meeting Monday. Keep ball leverage. Play harder. Finish plays. Catch everything that comes my way. It was a lengthy to-do list for someone who had caught five passes for a team-high 105 yards and returned a blocked...

  • UCLA receiver Darren Andrews is expecting an earful from USC safety Chris Hawkins

    UCLA receiver Darren Andrews is expecting an earful from USC safety Chris Hawkins

    The chatter could start before the snap whenever Darren Andrews is on the field. The UCLA receiver figures he’ll spot USC safety Chris Hawkins across the line of scrimmage Saturday night at the Rose Bowl and that’s not going to be the end of it. “He’s going to talk,” Andrews said Monday. “I just...

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