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  • USC and UCLA win their openers, move on to week two

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Sep 8, 2022

    The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins won their home openers last Saturday and both teams are looking forward to being 2-0 at the end of the day on Saturday. Both teams displayed high powered offenses and solid defenses against teams that were not on their level. "It was a fun moment to finally be here," said first year USC coach Lincoln Riley after the game against Rice at the Coliseum. "Everyone was anxious and excited to be able to play. We maintained our energy and physicality throughout the...

  • USC and UCLA have football openers at home

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Sep 1, 2022

    The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins will play their home openers on Saturday. The Bruins will play Bowling Green at 11 a.m. at the Rose Bowl and the Trojans will face Rice at the Coliseum at 3 p.m. Both teams are led by their athletic quarterbacks. The quarterback at USC is Caleb Williams and the signal caller at UCLA is Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Both teams should be better than they were last year after they both added several players through the transfer system. USC will rely on key receivers...

  • Riley sets high expectations for the USC football team

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Aug 4, 2022

    When Lincoln Riley was hired as the head football coach at USC last November, he knew what he was walking into. The Trojans football team is a blueblood football program that had won one Pac-12 conference title in the past 13 years. They were coming off a 4-8 season, which included a thrashing from their cross-town rivals, the UCLA Bruins, 62-33. One might assume that Riley would be cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 2022 Trojans football. That would be wrong. When asked about...

  • Governor Newson wants UCLA to justify their move to the Big Ten

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 28, 2022

    When the UCLA Bruins made the surprising decision to leave with USC and head to the Big Ten Conference, a conference located in the Midwest and the Eastern part of the nation, the Bruins had to know that the decision to leave the Pac-12 Conference was not going to be a popular decision. Sending student-athletes on long trips back east and walking away from long-time rivals was not going to go unanswered. Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom was asked about UCLA's impending conference swit...

  • Pac-12 announces early 2022 football schedule

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022

    The Pac-12 recently announced their early season kickoff times for the first three weeks of the college football season and overall, it is a very attractive schedule for the conference. The UCLA Bruins will play three afternoon games in the first three weeks, with all three games being televised on the Pac-12 Network. Eight of the twelve Bruins games this season will be home games at the Rose Bowl. The USC Trojans will open in Week 1 with the Rice Owls at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, in...

  • San Diego State should be the top expansion target of the Pac-12

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 14, 2022
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    With the Pac-12 conference still reeling from the shocking news that the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans are leaving their west coast conference home for The Big Ten Conference in 2024, the result has left the remaining ten schools scrambling to determine what to do next. Expansion is the likely answer and the most logical school to add is the San Diego State University Aztecs. First and foremost, adding SDSU to the conference would get the conference back into Southern California. Losing UCLA...

  • UCLA and USC are headed to the Big-10 Conference

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Jul 7, 2022

    In a shocking move, the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans announced that they are leaving the Pac-12 Conference and joining the Big Ten Conference. The move will become effective July 1, 2024. Both the Bruins and the Trojans will play the next two seasons in the Pac-12. The Bruins and the Trojans have been members of the Pacific Coast Conference for over 90 years. UCLA Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond sent this message to announce the move: "UCLA has deeply valued our membership in the Pac-12...

  • Dorian Thompson-Robinson is one of the top quarterbacks in the Pac-12 Conference

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Apr 28, 2022

    It has not always been easy for UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, but he seemingly has arrived in his final season. Thompson-Robinson, a two-time Pac-12 second team All-conference selection, looked sharp during a practice that was held at Drake Stadium last Saturday. Thompson-Robinson looked and sounded comfortable in his fourth and final spring training. "It's been fun, and I've enjoyed every second," said Thompson-Robinson. "Just showing up every day, being grateful and being...

  • USC's Williams dazzles in Spring Game

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Apr 28, 2022

    USC Trojan quarterback Caleb Williams completed 10 of 12 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns during last Saturday's Spring practice game, showcasing his exceptional talent and providing hope to the Trojan fanbase. Williams, the Oklahoma transfer, dazzled the record crowd of 33,427 with savant-like mastery of head coach Lincoln Riley's offense. Williams threw two touchdown passes to Mario Williams, who transferred from Oklahoma like his quarterback and head coach. The Trojan offense continued...

  • Bruins beat Trojans, hope to win Pac-12 Tournament

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    UCLA Bruins forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. called their final regular season game at home with the USC Trojans, “do or die for us, and we’re going to give it everything we’ve got to try to get that win.” It was a game that would decide tournament seeding for both schools and with the Bruins having lost five straight games to the Trojans, Bruin pride was on the line as well. The losing streak was the longest in men’s basketball versus the Trojans since World War II. For Jaquez Jr., that was all he ne...

  • Bruins and Trojans return to the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    In 2021, the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team made it to the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament, their best finish since the 2008 season. In 2021, the USC Trojans men's basketball team had their best finish since the 2001 season, landing in the Elite Eight of the NCAA basketball tournament. Both the Bruins and the Trojans are once again returning to the NCAA basketball tournament in 2022. The Bruins finished the season with a 25-7 record, and they were the runner-up to the Pac-12...

  • Bruins beat Trojans, hope to win Pac-12 Tournament

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Mar 10, 2022

    UCLA Bruins forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. called their final regular season game at home with the USC Trojans, “do or die for us, and we’re going to give it everything we’ve got to try to get that win.” It was a game that would decide tournament seeding for both schools and with the Bruins having lost five straight games to the Trojans, Bruin pride was on the line as well. The losing streak was the longest in men’s basketball versus the Trojans since World War II. For Jaquez Jr., that was all he ne...

  • Clark leads sweep over Washington school as UCLA gets ready to end regular season

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Feb 24, 2022

    After a tough 67-64 loss to the Trojans at USC on February 12, the UCLA Bruins returned to the Westwood campus last week, struggling with nagging injuries and inconsistent play on both ends of the floor. Bruin head coach Mick Cronin has said in the past that his team will "pout on defense" when they are struggling on offense and that appeared to be the case in a 67-64 loss to the Trojans. Due to injuries and the struggles on defense, Cronin needed to make some changes to his starting lineup and...

  • USC and UCLA play the other Big Game this weekend

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Feb 10, 2022

    There will be two big games played in Los Angeles this weekend. The Rams with battle the Bengals in the Super Bowl at 3:30 p.m. at SoFi Stadium in the biggest game on Sunday and UCLA will travel to lock horns with USC at the Galen Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. Obviously you really can't compare the Super Bowl with a college basketball game but to UCLA and USC fans it's their super game every time the two schools play each other. This will be the first of two meetings that will feature an intense...

  • Ohio State puts up historical numbers in Rose Bowl victory

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Jan 6, 2022

    Ohio State Sophomore tight end Gee Scott, Jr. said it best after the game, "Historic! Historic!" In a game that scored enough points to satisfy any offensive minded football fan, the 108th Rose Bowl game dazzled with fireworks above the stadium and enthralled with fireworks on the field. Ohio State delivered the last blow when kicker Noah Ruggles made a 19-yard game-winning field goal with nine seconds remaining, giving No. 6 Ohio State the last blow in a 48-45 slugfest over No. 10 Utah....

  • Aggies win in Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl caps an improbable run

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Dec 30, 2021

    You don't go from 1-5 to 11-3 in a single year in college football. It simply does not happen. One would need a roster of relentless and exceptional players and a coaching staff capable of motivating and inspiring an army of lambs to face a pride of lions. A coach would need defensive players who enjoy when the offense turns the ball over, a nation-leading wide receiver committed to being the greatest ever, and a back-up quarterback who has never thrown a pass in a college game. Fortunately for...

  • The UCLA Bruins are headed to the Holiday Bowl

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Dec 9, 2021

    The UCLA Bruins formally accepted an invitation to play in The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against the No. 18 ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The game is set to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Petco Park in San Diego. It will be UCLA's second appearance in this bowl game which will be nationally televised on FOX at 5:00 p.m. PST. This year will mark the first time an ACC team has ever played in the Holiday Bowl. The 2020 game...

  • Bruins celebrate an 8-4 season and Trojans celebrate the hiring of Lincoln Riley

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Dec 2, 2021

    In a cold, late November matchup of two rivals, the UCLA Bruins easily defeated the California Golden Bears, 42-14, behind the passing and running of star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson and a tough, determined defense. Thompson-Robinson, in perhaps his final game at the Rose Bowl, completed 19 of 28 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 102 yards rushing. The Cal Bears offense, which exploded for 41 points and 636 yards in their trouncing of Stanford two weeks ago, was...

  • Bowl eligible Bruins to take on the Trojans

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Nov 25, 2021

    It took four seasons, but the UCLA Bruins football team is finally bowl eligible after a resounding victory over the Colorado Buffalos, 44-20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The game was played Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 36,573 fans. It took Bruin head coach Chip Kelly just under four years from the day he signed his contract to get the Bruins to a bowl game, but they are going, and they want more. The victory moved the Bruins to 6-4 and six wins qualifies for a bowl game....

  • UCLA plays an important Pac-12 South game after losing to Oregon

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Oct 28, 2021

    The UCLA Bruins will be on the road this Saturday when they face Utah at 7 p.m. in a must win game for both teams if they expect to stay in race for first place in the Pac-12 South. The Bruins are in third place with a record South conference record of 3-2 behind first place Arizona State (3-1) and second place third place Utah (3-1). UCLA is 5-3 overall and once again they will face a very athletic quarterback in Utah's Cameron Rising. The 6-2, sophomore Ventura, California has completed 99 pas...

  • Big plays on offense lift Arizona State over Bruins

    Bill Seals, Sports Reporter|Oct 7, 2021

    Old habits are hard to change and for the UCLA Bruins defense, they just never seem to go away. Last Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the underdog Arizona State Sun Devils came in and routed the 20th ranked UCLA Bruins, 42-23. The loss dropped the Bruins to 3-2 for the season. The Sun Devils improved to 4-1. For the Bruins, it was their second upset loss at home this season. In both games, big plays allowed by the defense were the reason for the losses. The Bruins defensive...

  • USC and UCLA play important football games on Saturday

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Sep 16, 2021

    The UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans face tough competition this Saturday when they play two good teams. USC will travel to Pullman Washington to play Washington State at 12:30 p.m. and UCLA plays a late 7:45 p.m. game against Fresno State at the Rose Bowl. Both teams need to win. USC needs to start the post Clay Helton era off with a bang to show they can still play like a top 25 team despite the firing of their head coach last Monday. Their new interim head coach is hoping the change will...

  • UCLA football opens the season against Hawaii

    Steve Finley, Sports Editor|Aug 26, 2021

    UCLA Bruins football team will open their season against Hawaii Saturday at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Bruins are hoping to turn the program around this season after fours years of losing. If they don't have a winning season in 2021 this will probably be Chip Kelly's last year as their head coach. With nine starters returning on offense and seven on defense Kelly will l have to produce to keep his job. UCLA fans are still waiting after three years for Kelly to...

  • Four takeaways from the Rams training camp

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Aug 19, 2021

    After watching the Los Angeles in training camp last week at UC Irvine here are a few things I noticed about the 2021 team. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford looked aggressive and capable in this Rams offense. The newly minted playmaker frequently pushed the ball downfield. In addition, Stafford's arm provided a glimpse into the potential of their ability to put up points in a hurry. 1) Big arm, super speed. Stafford had his cannon of an arm on full display throughout the day. He connected on...

  • LAFC soccer is fit to be tied

    Eric Lambkins II, Sports Reporter|Jul 29, 2021

    For the last few weeks, the Los Angeles Football Club has been all tied up. Last Saturday they played to a 2-2 tie against Vancouver and last Wednesday Minnesota tied LAFC in the last minute of overtime, 2-2. Against Vancouver Whitecaps LAFC fell behind 2-0 in the first half. Vancouver jolted to a 2-0 lead after a Deiber Caicedo and Cristian Dajome tickled the net that pushed the Whitecaps ahead in the first half. Los Angeles struggled in the first half playing with pace and energy. "It didn't...

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