| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The scene was part Bolshoi Ballet, part Marx Brothers.
Four UCLA running backs lined up yards apart, forming a square. On a signal, they burst forward, dodging each other at the last second. Then another group stepped up and repeated the bit.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:42 PM
No one could confuse this UCLA team with some of the lock-down defensive units the Bruins featured under former coach Ben Howland. But it would be unfair to entirely disregard the Bruins on the defensive end this season, particularly since postseason play...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The armchair speculation about UCLA's defense this spring has centered on how the Bruins will replace Anthony Barr, the All-American linebacker who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL draft.
The Bruins have devised two answers to...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
UCLA Coach Jim Mora has stressed "don't listen to the noise" as the way for the Bruins to stay focused. A sign with that phrase hangs in the locker room.
But what do you do when it's Mora making the noise?
It has been clear to anyone with eyes that...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:22 PM
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora wants to have a “real game” when the Bruins have their annual spring showcase for fans at StubHub Center in Carson on Saturday night.
To ensure that can happen, he’s prioritizing health this week. The...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The expectations for UCLA football have not been this lofty, or attainable, in ages.
The season maps out in a way in which goals are achievable, whether it's a spot in the four-team national championship playoff or a Saturday in December when...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Like the rest of his teammates, UCLA guard Norman Powell is eager to begin play in the NCAA tournament, where the Bruins will play Tulsa on Friday in San Diego.
"We're focused, everyone is talking about this, everyone is eager to go out there and play,"...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:44 PM
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone thinks it is "awesome."
Quarterback Brett Hundley is just "happy."
The two have spent the last three weeks working with an offensive smorgasbord. The Bruins seem deeper at the skill positions than they have been...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Torian White's football career at UCLA appears to be over.
White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in November, has not enrolled at UCLA for the spring quarter. The offensive tackle was suspended from the team after his arrest.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon.
Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes" but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and...