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

  • That pass! Lonzo Ball and his dynamic deliveries offer UCLA some needed enchantment

    That pass! Lonzo Ball and his dynamic deliveries offer UCLA some needed enchantment

    Lonzo Ball’s passes could travel two feet or the length of the court. They all tend to trigger the same reaction from his UCLA teammates. Hearts flutter. Reflexes are tested. Some brow wiping may be required when they’re over.  Guard Isaac Hamilton received a refresher in the high-wire nature of...

  • A look at UCLA's basketball roster

    A look at UCLA's basketball roster

    Player; Yr.; Pos.; Ht.; Comment by Ben Bolch Bryce Alford; Sr.; G; 6-3; Could break three-point shooting records now that he’s freed from ballhandling. Prince Ali; So.; G; 6-3; Expected to provide depth upon return in December from knee surgery. Ike Anigbogu; Fr.; F-C; 6-10; Should be rim protector...

  • Another chance for Bruins punter, kicker to get off on right foot

    Another chance for Bruins punter, kicker to get off on right foot

    The enduring images of their freshman season haven’t been ones for the scrapbook. There was UCLA punter Austin Kent, slinking away on the sideline after Coach Jim Mora scolded him for failing to try and knock the ball out of bounds on a punt that bounced backward for a loss of one yard. And there...

  • UCLA basketball turning into family affair

    UCLA basketball turning into family affair

    The Ball keeps rolling for UCLA on the basketball recruiting front. The Bruins are expected in the coming days to land a second consecutive recruiting class ranked in the top five nationally that will include Chino Hills High shooting guard LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of highly touted freshman...

  • Former UCLA quarterback Jerry Neuheisel hasn't bowed out of football; he's playing in Japan

    Former UCLA quarterback Jerry Neuheisel hasn't bowed out of football; he's playing in Japan

    Jerry Neuheisel is the rare quarterback of an undefeated team who always bows to the competition. It’s a tradition in Japan’s X League. Before kickoff, players bow to team captains and referees. Win or lose, there’s more bowing afterward among players before the entire team collectively bows to...

  • UCLA receiver Theo Howard's time may finally be here

    UCLA receiver Theo Howard's time may finally be here

    UCLA Coach Jim Mora promised after Theo Howard made his first career touchdown catch against Arizona last month that fans would see a lot more of the freshman receiver. That time may be arriving … six weeks later. Bruins receivers coach Eric Yarber said Tuesday that Howard “should see a lot of...

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