UCLA lineman Malcolm Bunche to miss Alamo Bowl due to academic issues

UCLA receiver Thomas Duarte, left, and offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche, right, congratulate quarterback Brett Hundley after he scored on a 16-yard run against Oregon on Oct. 11.
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UCLA offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche did not accompany the team to San Antonio for the Valero Alamo Bowl due to academic issues, according to a UCLA official.

Bunch transferred from Miami as a graduate student last spring.

He started the first six games, then lost his job as the Bruins’ left tackle to Conor McDermott.

The Bruins (9-3) play the Kansas State Wildcats (9-3) on Friday in the Alamo Bowl.

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