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  • Adem Bona of UCLA is selected by Philadelphia in the 2024 NBA Draft

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Despite a disappointing season from the 2023-2024 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, the Bruins were able to send one of their players to the NBA. Center Adem Bona was selected with the 41st overall pick in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers. The two-round draft was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with the first round held on Wednesday Night and the second round held on Thursday afternoon. Bona played his high school basketball at Prolific Prep High School in Napa,...

  • UCLA Hires Joanna Hayes as Director of Track & Field/Cross Country

    Jun 27, 2024

    LOS ANGELES - UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame member and Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes returns to UCLA as the new The Sherie L. and Donald G. Morrison UCLA Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. Hayes previously served as an assistant coach for the Bruins from 2014-16 and for USC from 2017-24. "I am honored to return to UCLA as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. This opportunity represents a full circle moment for me, and I am grateful to Martin Jarmond for trusting me to lead...

  • Jrue Holiday wins the 2024 NBA Title with the Boston Celtics

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    UCLS Athletics Department Contributed to this story. Former UCLA guard Jrue Holiday helped lead the Boston Celtics to the 2024 NBA Championship on Monday night, as the Celtics won the title in five games in a best-of-seven game series against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden in Boston. Holiday scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 106-88 win over the Mavericks in that final game. The championship was the 18th in Boston Celtics history, giving them an 18-17 edge over the Los Angeles...

  • UCLA beats Alabama in the College World Series

    Amyn Bhai, Sports Reporter|May 30, 2024

    The No. 6 UCLA Bruins softball team continued their winning ways when they beat Alabama 4-1 in the opening game of the double elimination College Softball National Championships in Oklahoma City on Thursday. Jordan Woolery broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Bruins the victory. It was their 14th victory in a row. Up next for the Bruins is No. 2 Oklahoma on Saturday at 12 p.m. on ABC. The 43-10 Bruins are red hot and appear to be on a mission...

  • DETAILS SET FOR FIRST TWO UCLA FOOTBALL GAMES OF 2024

    May 30, 2024

    Times and television details have been set for a pair of 2024 UCLA football games, it was announced Thursday by the Big Ten Conference in conjunction with CBS and NBC. The Bruins kick off their season on the road, visiting Hawai'i Aug. 31. CBS will provide coverage of the opener beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT. UCLA then heads home to face Indiana at Rose Bowl Stadium following a bye. The Sept. 14 contest, UCLA's first in Big Ten play, starts at 4:30 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock. It was also announced...

  • UCLA softball climbing back to the top

    Steven Finley, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    The No. 6 UCLA softball team started the 2024 season with a record of 3-4 in their first seven games and one of those losses was 16-0 to Texas. Now the Lady Bruins are riding an eight-game winning streak and they have won 20 of their last 22 games going into this weekend's NCAA West Regionals starting Friday at UCLA's Easton Stadium. The 37-10 Bruins play Grand Canyon University on Friday at 5:30 p.m. According to their head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez the Bruins needed time to find their way...

  • Avery Anderson, Director of UCLA Track & Field and Cross Country, to Retire from Coaching

    May 16, 2024

    The UCLA track & field and cross country program will be under new leadership in 2024-25, as Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Avery Anderson has announced that he is retiring from coaching. I’d like to thank Dan Guerrero for providing me with the opportunity to return to my alma mater, and to Martin Jarmond for his support over these past four years,” Anderson said. “I love this university, and I’ve been honored to lead these talented young men and women here in Westwood. I have been...

  • UCLA Men's Basketball announces the addition of two more to the Roster

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 9, 2024

    The UCLA Bruins men's basketball team continued it's transformation from a very young and inexperienced team to a roster full of experienced starters with the addition of two more transfers. The Bruins added forward Tyler Bilodeau, a 6-foot-9 forward from Oregon State and followed that up with the addition of 6-foot-9 center William Kyle III, who played last season at South Dakota State. Bilodeau started all 32 games last season for Oregon State, averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds...

  • The UCLA Football Spring Showcase returns to the Rose Bowl

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|May 2, 2024

    In a return to a UCLA Bruin football tradition, the Rose Bowl was the setting for the UCLA Bruins Football Spring Showcase on Saturday afternoon, April 27. A crowd of 11,703 fans enjoyed the opportunity to watch the Bruins play some spring football and bring back the tradition of the Bruin Walk, where the team walks through the tailgate party areas on the way to the stadium. It gives the Bruin players an opportunity to engage with fans and family before the game. It feels like the fun in Bruins...

  • BIG TEN ANNOUNCES 2024-25 MEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

    May 2, 2024

    LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men’s basketball Big Ten Conference schedule for the 2024-25 season will include 20 league games, with the Bruins playing 14 opponents once and facing three opponents for two games, as announced by the Big Ten office on Wednesday. UCLA will take on crosstown rival USC, as well as Oregon and Washington, for two games each (referred to as two-plays). Those matchup pairs will include one road game and one home game. The Bruins will face the league’s other 14 teams for one game – seven of those at home, and seven contests on...

  • UCLA Bruins men's basketball adds three Transfers

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Apr 18, 2024

    The UCLA men's basketball team officially announced the addition of three players to the 2024-2025 roster through the transfer portal and the UCLA head coach Mick Cronin officially announced the addition of combo guard Skyy Clark, power forward Eric Dailey Jr., and wing player Kobe Johnson. "We are excited to be adding Skyy, Eric and Kobe to our program," Cronin said. "We are familiar with all three of these young men, and they are going to be important players for our team. Our staff had...

  • Osborne Selected by Phoenix Mercury in 2024 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm

    Apr 18, 2024

    NEW YORK – Charisma Osborne is headed to the desert! With the first pick in the third round of the 2024 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the Phoenix Mercury selected UCLA legend Charisma Osborne to join the team ahead of the 2024 WNBA season. An undisputed all-time great for UCLA, Osborne finishes her decorated collegiate career as the second Pac-12 guard in Conference history with 2,000+ points, 800+ rebounds (joining Sabrina Ionescu from the University of Oregon). The Moreno Valley n...

  • FORMER UCLA STANDOUT JRUE HOLIDAY NAMED TO 2024 USA OLYMPIC TEAM

    Apr 18, 2024

    Former UCLA standout guard Jrue Holiday has been named to the 2024 USA Basketball Men's National Team, which will compete at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer, set for July 26-Aug. 11. Holiday helped the USA Basketball Men's National Team win the gold medal at the 2020 Olympics, which was played in the summer of 2021 (delayed by one year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic). A former standout at Campbell Hall School (Studio City, Calif.), Holiday averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists...

  • UCLA'S SEBASTIAN MACK AMONG FINALISTS FOR NATIONAL FRESHMAN AWARD

    Mar 28, 2024

    BOSTON – UCLA guard Sebastian Mack has been selected as one of 25 finalists for the 2023-24 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com. Mack was honored as one of five players selected to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team earlier this month, having averaged 12.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists through all 33 games for UCLA in 2023-24. He scored at least 10 points in 19 of the Bruins' 33 games, totaling a career-high 27 points in a home contest a...

  • UCLA'S ADEM BONA AMONG FINALISTS FOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Mar 28, 2024

    BOSTON – UCLA sophomore forward/center Adem Bona has been listed as one of 25 finalists for the Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com. Bona was honored as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year earlier this month, becoming the second UCLA player in as many seasons to secure the conference's annual defensive honor. Bona averaged 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in all 33 games in 2023-24. A two-year force in the Bruins' frontcourt, Bo...

  • UCLA announces the hiring of Eric Bieniemy as their new Offensive Coordinator

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Mar 7, 2024

    In a move that surprised many people in the NFL and College Football world, Eric Bienemy has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator and associate head coach of the UCLA Bruins. Bieniemy was the offensive coordinator for two Super Bowl Championship teams with the Kansas City Chiefs. "Having one of the most innovative offensive minds in football join our staff speaks volumes to the type of program we are building here at UCLA," said UCLA Football Head Coach DeShaun Foster." Bieniemy was...

  • Gloomy skies rain in Westwood in loss to Arizona

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Mar 7, 2024

    As the rain cascaded down on Pauley Pavilion before tip-off last Thursday, it felt like more than just a weather pattern; it was as if the heavens were mirroring the state of the UCLA Bruins' basketball program. With four consecutive losses under their belts, the UCLA Bruins faced off against the No. 5 Arizona Wildcats, knowing it would be their final showdown in the Pac-12 against the Wildcats. But the outcome left fans and players feeling as gloomy as the stormy skies outside. The final...

  • Bruins play in the LA Bowl Saturday and Latu wins several awards

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Dec 21, 2023

    In one of the all-time great seasons for a UCLA football player, defensive end Laiatu Latu became the first player in UCLA football history to win the Lombardi Award, an award that recognizes the top college football lineman in college football. Latu also won the Hendricks award, an award given annually to the top defensive end in college football. Latu is the first UCLA football player to win the Hendricks award. Latu was selected as a first team Associated Press (AP) All-American at defensive...

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