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.

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  • Josh Rosen's return will be closely watched during UCLA's spring game

    Josh Rosen's return will be closely watched during UCLA's spring game

    The fun started almost immediately after UCLA’s coaches held a draft to divvy up teams for their spring game. Players scanned the rosters to see whether they would be competing alongside or against close friends and roommates. The talent level on each side was widely assessed. A prominent alumnus...

  • Highly touted quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

    Highly touted quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

    Dorian Thompson-Robinson, one of the nation’s most highly touted high school quarterbacks, announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he had committed to UCLA, making him the heir apparent to Bruins starter Josh Rosen. The standout from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High tweeted his decision alongside...

  • UCLA promotes Tyus Edney to fill coaching staff vacancy

    UCLA promotes Tyus Edney to fill coaching staff vacancy

    The biggest cheers for UCLA’s basketball coaching staff during pregame introductions next season may very well be for an assistant. Former Bruins star Tyus Edney has been promoted from his role as director of operations to fill the vacancy created by the departure of assistant coach Ed Schilling,...

  • UCLA's spring football showcase expected to feature an actual game

    UCLA's spring football showcase expected to feature an actual game

    Fans may be the big winners at UCLA’s spring showcase next week. Bruins Coach Jim Mora said Thursday that he planned to stage a spring game on April 29 at Drake Stadium on campus as opposed to just drills and a scrimmage, as the team conducted last year, giving fans a more complete view of the...

  • UCLA's Ike Anigbogu picks an agent and is headed for the NBA draft

    UCLA's Ike Anigbogu picks an agent and is headed for the NBA draft

    Ike Anigbogu presumably wasn’t trying to be ironic when he wore a UCLA basketball shirt in a photo that was posted on Twitter on Thursday. The Bruins center smiled as he stood next to NBA agent Jason Glushon, whose agency, Glushon Sports Management, welcomed Anigbogu into its clientele with the...

  • DeShaun Foster begins tackling big problem: UCLA's running game

    DeShaun Foster begins tackling big problem: UCLA's running game

    The late afternoon sun is casting increasingly long shadows across UCLA’s practice field as the running backs converge near one sideline to commence a drill. Each tailback and fullback alternates taking handoffs, securing the ball snug to his body before sprinting toward an imaginary line of scrimmage....

  • Five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-91 victory over Utah in Game 2

    Five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-91 victory over Utah in Game 2

    The Utah Jazz still own the home court advantage, but the Clippers hold the momentum after pulling out a 99-91 victory in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series Tuesday night at Staples Center. Here are five takeaways from the game: 1. The Clippers got the win they needed. It wasn’t all that...

  • Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan's intensity a welcome sight in the playoffs

    Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan's intensity a welcome sight in the playoffs

    Colorful lasers sliced through the darkened air inside Staples Center when DeAndre Jordan commenced his usual pregame routine of grabbing the net underneath one basket and completing a few pullups on the rim. Only this time, the Clippers center clutched the metal with such force that it shook for...

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