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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 Lonzo Ball wants to generate more than hype

    UCLA's Lonzo Ball wants to generate more than hype

    One word followed the UCLA basketball team on its recent exhibition tour of Australia, from Sydney to Melbourne to Brisbane. “Lonzo! Lonzo! Lonzo!” The chants reverberated even though the point guard had never played a collegiate game. “Lonzo! Lonzo! Lonzo!” They persisted even though he made only...

  • A look at how the Bruins and Rebels match up

    A look at how the Bruins and Rebels match up

    UCLA's fast start helps topple UNLV, 42-21 Sept. 11, 2016, 1:04 a.m. The UCLA Bruins will try to bounce back from a season-opening loss in a nonconference game against the UNLV Rebels on Saturday evening at the Rose Bowl. Sept. 10, 2016 12:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 2016, 12:15 a.m. A look at how the Bruins...

  • The Bruins are looking for a better outcome against the Rebels

    The Bruins are looking for a better outcome against the Rebels

    UCLA's fast start helps topple UNLV, 42-21 Sept. 11, 2016, 1:04 a.m. The UCLA Bruins will try to bounce back from a season-opening loss in a nonconference game against the UNLV Rebels on Saturday evening at the Rose Bowl. Sept. 10, 2016 12:11 a.m. Sept. 10, 2016, 12:11 a.m. The Bruins are looking...

  • Podcast | The Bear Facts: What went wrong for Josh Rosen against Texas A&M? Previewing UCLA-UNLV

    Podcast | The Bear Facts: What went wrong for Josh Rosen against Texas A&M? Previewing UCLA-UNLV

    Welcome to another edition of “The Bear Facts” podcast with Ben Bolch and Lindsey Thiry. This week’s topics include: Recapping UCLA’s loss to Texas A&M What went wrong for Josh Rosen? Breaking down the Bruins defense Preview of UCLA-UNLV Basketball team returns from Australia    GET IT ON iTUNES...

  • UCLA's Josh Rosen looks for redemption against UNLV after season opener loss

    UCLA's Josh Rosen looks for redemption against UNLV after season opener loss

    Far removed from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the glimmer of national television, Josh Rosen will try once more to show why he’s been widely peddled as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. Redemption could start during UCLA’s home opener against Nevada Las Vegas on Saturday evening at the...

  • Back at home, Bruins should easily dispose of UNLV to revive Pac-12 championship hopes

    Back at home, Bruins should easily dispose of UNLV to revive Pac-12 championship hopes

    UCLA (0-1) vs. Nevada Las Vegas (1-0) at the Rose Bowl. TV: Pac-12 Network, 5 p.m. Most intriguing story line: It’s supposed to be get-well week in Westwood after a season opener that left the Bruins feeling more than a bit queasy. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was out of sorts for much of a loss...

  • UCLA Report: Bruins must beware this running Rebel

    UCLA Report: Bruins must beware this running Rebel

    Just what UCLA needed. Another running quarterback to worry about. Every time Nevada Las Vegas’ Johnny Stanton dashes across the Rose Bowl field Saturday evening, the Bruins might be reminded of the pain inflicted by Trevor Knight, the Texas A&M quarterback whose touchdown run on an option read...

  • Full UCLA basketball schedule released

    Full UCLA basketball schedule released

    UCLA will play USC on Jan. 25 at the Galen Center and on Feb. 18 at Pauley Pavilion as part of the Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball schedule released Thursday. The Trojans won three consecutive meetings between the teams last season for the first time since 1942. The Bruins will play defending...

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