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 assistant Ed Schilling headed to Indiana

    UCLA assistant Ed Schilling headed to Indiana

    A UCLA basketball coach is headed back to Indiana, but it isn’t Steve Alford. Bruins assistant Ed Schilling has accepted a job as a member of new Hoosiers coach Archie Miller’s staff, the school announced, after having worked under Alford the previous four seasons since his arrival in Westwood....

  • UCLA adds versatile forward Chris Smith to its recruiting class

    UCLA adds versatile forward Chris Smith to its recruiting class

    UCLA added what is likely the final piece of its celebrated recruiting class Wednesday when Chris Smith signed a letter of intent, making him the sixth newcomer headed to Westwood next season. The 6-foot-8 forward from Huntington (W.Va.) Prep picked the Bruins over a slew of other suitors who pursued...

  • UCLA basketball, set for a possible huge rebuild, has a strong recruiting class

    UCLA basketball, set for a possible huge rebuild, has a strong recruiting class

    The once-in-a-generation point guard is gone, off to the NBA after one college season. So is the power forward who could make three-pointers as easily as he beat defenders with drives to the basket. Replacing UCLA’s freshmen and the other highly talented players leaving the program might seem intimidating...

  • UCLA's Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday will declare for NBA draft without hiring agents

    UCLA's Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday will declare for NBA draft without hiring agents

    UCLA’s basketball team, already in flux, is facing a few more potential departures. Junior center Thomas Welsh and sophomore point guard Aaron Holiday are both declaring for the NBA draft, the school confirmed. Neither player is planning to hire an agent, thereby preserving their ability to return...

  • UCLA football bids farewell to San Bernardino, will hold training camp on campus

    UCLA football bids farewell to San Bernardino, will hold training camp on campus

    UCLA finished 4-8 last season, but some of the heat is already off the Bruins. They will no longer hold a portion of their fall training camp in sweaty San Bernardino, Coach Jim Mora said Saturday, opting to stay exclusively on campus to utilize the new Wasserman Football Center and its two adjacent...

  • New sports agency poised to give Lonzo Ball a unique start in NBA

    New sports agency poised to give Lonzo Ball a unique start in NBA

    Lonzo Ball’s basketball empire is expanding beyond pricey hats and highlight videos uploaded to YouTube. The former UCLA point guard may become the first player to enter the NBA with his own sports agency after telling The Times on Friday that he would be represented by fledgling agent Harrison...

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