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UCLA's Conor McDermott wants more than a 10-win season

UCLA offensive lineman Conor McDermott wants to play at end of the season in the Pac-12 Championship game and win a conference title. The Bruins were picked to win the South division in a poll of 33 media members. Stanford was chosen to win the North and defeat UCLA in the championship game. Times...

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  • Satellite camps bring college football recruiting close to home

    Satellite camps bring college football recruiting close to home

    They lounged in the bleachers, about 150 strong. Some tall and sinewy, wearing confident smiles. Others short and pudgy, looking a bit apprehensive. All of them high school football players, their various team colors clashing into a sort of rainbow. Antonio Pierce gazed up at them and scowled....

  • Cathedral High defensive back Jeffrey Manning commits to UCLA's 2017 recruiting class

    Cathedral High defensive back Jeffrey Manning commits to UCLA's 2017 recruiting class

    Jeffrey Manning, a defensive back from Cathedral High, announced his commitment to UCLA on Thursday. Manning is the fourth player to commit to the Bruins’ 2017 recruiting class. “Thankful for this opportunity #4’sUP #8Clap,” Manning wrote on Twitter. UCLA offered Manning, 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds,...

  • UCLA's Jim Mora and his wife are separating

    UCLA's Jim Mora and his wife are separating

    UCLA football Coach Jim Mora and his wife, Shannon, are separating.  Mora’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, on Friday released a statement on behalf of the Mora family.  “After much thought and careful consideration, Jim and Shannon Mora have decided to separate,” the statement read. “This was a very difficult...

  • Kevin Chappell looks for a major breakthrough at the U.S. Open

    Kevin Chappell looks for a major breakthrough at the U.S. Open

    It was an ugly debut in the U.S. Open. Three years removed from winning the NCAA individual and team golf championships at UCLA, Kevin Chappell earned a spot in the 2011 Open at Congressional Country Club and was staggered by shooting an opening 76. Chappell fell 11 shots behind the eventual runaway...

  • Three of MLB draft's first-day picks are UCLA signees

    Three of MLB draft's first-day picks are UCLA signees

    Before Thursday, this year’s Major League Baseball draft lacked anything resembling a consensus at the top of the class. For a time, pitcher A.J. Puk was many pundits’ pick to go first. Then it was pitcher Jason Groome. For some, it was outfielder Kyle Lewis. In the end, the first pick was a high...

  • For college teams, one MLB draft decision can make or break a season

    For college teams, one MLB draft decision can make or break a season

    Two days before the Major League baseball draft began, USC Coach Dan Hubbs sat in his office, crossed his arms and tapped his foot like a teenager uneasily agitating a gas pedal. The stress and uncertainty was upon him. Hubbs guessed he would have trouble sleeping the next couple of nights. His...

  • USC’s Jackson is fifth in long jump at NCAA finals

    USC’s Jackson is fifth in long jump at NCAA finals

    USC’s Adoree’ Jackson came to historic Hayward Field, the mecca of track and field in the United States, in search of a lifetime-best long jump that would qualify him for next month’s U.S. Olympic trials. Jackson failed to qualify, and he failed to set a personal record. He did not, however, fail...

  • Jim Mora agrees to two-year contract extension with UCLA

    Jim Mora agrees to two-year contract extension with UCLA

    UCLA and football Coach Jim Mora have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced on Tuesday. The extension would keep Mora under contract through 2021. Under Mora's existing contract, which was signed in December 2013, the coach will be paid $3.45 million plus bonuses in 2016...

  • UCLA is eliminated from the Women's College World Series

    UCLA is eliminated from the Women's College World Series

    Rally caps were shed in the dugout and the small, yet boisterous, contingent of fans in blue and white cheered one last eight clap.  UCLA made a season of coming from behind, but was unable to muster a final rally at the Women’s College World Series.  The Bruins, in an elimination game after dropping...

  • UCLA players stay loose on eve of elimination game at Women's College World Series

    UCLA players stay loose on eve of elimination game at Women's College World Series

    UCLA softball players snapped selfies, raced through the outfield and lobbed jokes at one another Friday during a workout at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. It was exactly what Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez wanted to see from her team during the hourlong session. The Bruins were loose and having fun. ...

  • College World Series: UCLA gets off to a bad start

    College World Series: UCLA gets off to a bad start

    First pitch, one hit batter. The rest was uphill for UCLA in a 10-3 loss to Auburn in an opener at the Women’s College World Series on Thursday. Sophomore pitcher Selina Ta’amilo struck the first batter on a high inside pitch — her first pitch of the game. The Tigers followed with a double and...

  • Bruins have trouble early, fall to Auburn in a Women's College World Series game

    Bruins have trouble early, fall to Auburn in a Women's College World Series game

    As storm clouds rolled in the distance, Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez made two trips to the pitching circle before her UCLA squad recorded two outs in the Women’s College World Series. The Bruins’ pitching staff found itself in trouble. Sophomore Selina Ta’amilo faced five hitters and struck two with...

  • UCLA looks to keep rolling at Women's College World Series

    UCLA looks to keep rolling at Women's College World Series

    After riding a three-day high, the UCLA softball team was firmly grounded Wednesday.  The Bruins earned a second-consecutive trip to the Women’s College World Series after defeating Oregon in a come-from-behind three-game series last weekend. They will face Auburn, of the Southeastern Conference,...

  • UCLA softball team learns of campus shooting while at Women's College World Series

    UCLA softball team learns of campus shooting while at Women's College World Series

    The UCLA softball team was preparing to hold its final practice Wednesday in Oklahoma City before opening play in the Women’s College World Series when players were alerted by social media of a shooting 1,300 miles away on their campus. “The girls were affected as far as hearing from people that...

  • UCLA's nonconference basketball slate will provide another test

    UCLA's nonconference basketball slate will provide another test

    Of all of the oddities in UCLA’s last basketball season — and there were many — there was this: UCLA won more games against Kentucky (one) than it did against USC (zero, in three tries). It was a reminder that success even against a bruising early schedule doesn’t guarantee Pac-12 eminence. But UCLA...

  • Bruins cap stunning sweep of Oregon to advance to Women's College World Series

    Bruins cap stunning sweep of Oregon to advance to Women's College World Series

    The UCLA Bruins were two outs away from packing their bags at the end of the softball season. Instead, the Bruins are packing their bags for a trip to the Women’s College World Series. The Bruins stunned the Pac-12 Conference champions from Oregon twice Sunday, winning a pair of 2-1 games to claim...

  • UCLA faces a big obstacle to overcome after dropping super regional opener at Oregon

    UCLA faces a big obstacle to overcome after dropping super regional opener at Oregon

    Oregon softball pitcher Cheridan Hawkins visibly talks to herself between pitches. More than a few UCLA batters were mumbling to themselves Saturday night after Hawkins mowed them down in the opening game of the Eugene Super Regional in the NCAA tournament. Hawkins tossed a four-hitter and catcher...

  • UCLA's Under Armour deal for $280 million is the biggest in NCAA history

    UCLA's Under Armour deal for $280 million is the biggest in NCAA history

    In the living rooms where recruiting battles are won and lost, Jim Mora likes to talk with young players about football and getting a good education. Now, the UCLA coach has something else to mention. The 15-year, $280-million deal his school signed with Under Armour this week ranks as the largest...

  • Apparel deal is big for UCLA, but not for athletes

    Apparel deal is big for UCLA, but not for athletes

    The center photograph celebrating UCLA’s record $280-million shoe and apparel deal with Under Armour  on Tuesday was poignantly missing someone. On one side was smiling Bruins Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. On the other was smiling Under Armour executive Kevin Plank. Between them was a crisp new...

  • UCLA basketball enters home-and-home series with Michigan

    UCLA basketball enters home-and-home series with Michigan

    The UCLA basketball team was searching for its next marquee home-and-home series. It has found it. The Bruins have entered into a two-season series with Michigan, the school announced Friday. UCLA will host the Wolverines on Dec. 10. The game at Michigan is scheduled for December 2017, at a date...

  • UCLA's Nicholas Scarvelis will compete for Greece in shot put at Olympics

    UCLA's Nicholas Scarvelis will compete for Greece in shot put at Olympics

    More than two years ago UCLA’s Nicholas Scarvelis received a Facebook message written in Greek. “Good morning, do you read Greek?” the message said. Scarvelis responded: “Very little.” Scarvelis and a Greek track and field coach exchanged several messages before Scarvelis received an invitation,...

  • Falcons select UCLA's Devin Fuller with 238th pick in NFL draft

    Falcons select UCLA's Devin Fuller with 238th pick in NFL draft

    The Atlanta Falcons selected UCLA receiver Devin Fuller with the 17th pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft, 238th overall. Fuller, 6 feet and 194 pounds, caught 24 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns last season. He is the eighth Bruins player off the board. See the most-read stories...

  • Dolphins select UCLA's Thomas Duarte with 231st pick in NFL draft

    Dolphins select UCLA's Thomas Duarte with 231st pick in NFL draft

    The Miami Dolphins selected UCLA receiver Thomas Duarte with the 10th pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft, 231st overall. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound Duarte was drafted as a tight end. Duarte turned pro with a season of eligibility remaining. He ranked second on the Bruins last season with 53...

  • Tennessee Titans select UCLA's Aaron Wallace with 222nd pick in NFL draft

    Tennessee Titans select UCLA's Aaron Wallace with 222nd pick in NFL draft

    The Tennessee Titans selected UCLA linebacker Aaron Wallace with the first pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft, 222nd overall. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Wallace led the Bruins in his final season with 12½ tackles for a loss, including seven sacks. Wallace will reunite in Tennessee with former...

  • Browns select UCLA's Jordan Payton with the 154th pick in the NFL draft

    Browns select UCLA's Jordan Payton with the 154th pick in the NFL draft

    The Cleveland Browns selected UCLA receiver Jordan Payton with the 15th pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, 154th overall.  Payton, UCLA's all-time receptions leader, caught 78 passes his senior season, five for touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Payton becomes teammates with former USC...

  • New York Giants select UCLA's Paul Perkins with 149th pick in NFL draft

    New York Giants select UCLA's Paul Perkins with 149th pick in NFL draft

    The New York Giants selected UCLA running back Paul Perkins with the 10th pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, the 149th pick overall. Perkins left UCLA with a season of eligibility remaining.  The 5-foot-10, 208-pound Perkins rushed for 1,343 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. As a sophomore...

  • Buccaneers select UCLA's Caleb Benenoch with the 148th pick in NFL draft

    Buccaneers select UCLA's Caleb Benenoch with the 148th pick in NFL draft

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday selected UCLA offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch with ninth pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, the 148th pick overall. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Benenoch left UCLA with a season of eligiblity remaining. He was a three-year starter. See the most-read stories...

  • Myles Jack no longer is day-to-day after Jaguars take him in second round of NFL draft

    Myles Jack no longer is day-to-day after Jaguars take him in second round of NFL draft

    Myles Jack waited forever and a day to be selected in the NFL draft. Forever was the excruciating pick-by-pick tumble through the first round. The extra day was Friday, when Jack opted not to attend the event but mercifully didn't have to watch too long to hear his name called. The former UCLA...

  • UCLA's Myles Jack falls out of NFL draft's first round

    UCLA's Myles Jack falls out of NFL draft's first round

    If Myles Jack thought his seven-month hiatus from football was agonizing, just imagine how he felt Thursday night sitting backstage at Auditorium Theatre. The former UCLA linebacker, who might have been the NFL draft's premier defensive player had he not suffered a knee injury last fall, was dressed...

  • UCLA football Coach Jim Mora expects Kenneth Walker to catch on

    UCLA football Coach Jim Mora expects Kenneth Walker to catch on

    UCLA's quarterback position is one of the most secure in college football. Josh Rosen will be given wide leeway to control the offense in the fall. But UCLA still must address a pressing question before it opens against Texas A&M in September: who will be on the receiving end of Rosen's passes?...

  • UCLA Coach Jim Mora on wide receiver Kenneth Walker III: 'I just got a gut feeling about the kid'

    UCLA Coach Jim Mora on wide receiver Kenneth Walker III: 'I just got a gut feeling about the kid'

    Coach Jim Mora said receivers remain one of his biggest questions after the conclusion of UCLA’s 15 spring practices, but he added that he has a good feeling about the development of Kenneth Walker III. “He could be one of the surprises in the country this year,” Mora said. “I know that’s a really,...

  • Linebacker Jayon Brown made strides during UCLA spring practice

    Linebacker Jayon Brown made strides during UCLA spring practice

    Linebacker Jayon Brown was among the most improved players during UCLA spring practice, Coach Jim Mora said Saturday after the spring showcase. “He played well at the end of the year, but every day he was consistent,” Mora said. Brown started nine games last season after Myles Jack suffered a season-ending...

  • UCLA returns to NCAA championships for men's volleyball under Coach John Speraw

    UCLA returns to NCAA championships for men's volleyball under Coach John Speraw

    For the first time since 2006, 19-time NCAA champion UCLA is back in the NCAA championships for men's volleyball. Fourth-year Coach John Speraw, hired to return the Bruins to prominence, has his team with the No. 2 seed after receiving an at-large berth to the NCAA championships. UCLA will play...

  • Jim Mora likes how the UCLA offense improved during spring practice

    Jim Mora likes how the UCLA offense improved during spring practice

    UCLA spring football practice has come and gone and the offense still doesn't have a name. Whatever it is, it ran much smoother during the Bruins' spring showcase on campus at Drake Stadium on Saturday than it did when practice began three and a half weeks ago. "It's like night and day," Coach...

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