Saturday, January 20

Senior pitcher Ally Carda has struggled at times in the Bruins' early-season tournaments, which feature several games in a weekend and wear heavily on pitching staffs. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Preseason tournaments test stamina, resolve of softball team

After a long offseason, fans and analysts often quench their thirst for sports by examining preseason games under a magnifying glass, hoping to predict information about the regular or even the post season. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda has struggled at times in the Bruins' early-season tournaments, which feature several games in a weekend and wear heavily on pitching staffs. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda has struggled at times in the Bruins' early-season tournaments, which feature several games in a weekend and wear heavily on pitching staffs. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)


Senior pitcher Ally Carda has thrown more than 100 pitches in two games this season, in addition to pitching the entirety of her no-hitter last weekend. This much wear on the pitcher early in the season may have consequences later on. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Defensive effort spearheads softball senior Ally Carda’s no-hitter

Senior Ally Carda has thrown two no-hitters in her career, the most recent coming Sunday in Las Vegas as part of a 6-0 win over Boise State. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda has thrown more than 100 pitches in two games this season, in addition to pitching the entirety of her no-hitter last weekend. This much wear on the pitcher early in the season may have consequences later on. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda has thrown more than 100 pitches in two games this season, in addition to pitching the entirety of her no-hitter last weekend. This much wear on the pitcher early in the season may have consequences later on. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda completed her second career no-hitter in UCLA's final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. The Bruins went 5-0 on the weekend. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA softball cashes in during five-game trip to Las Vegas

This weekend at the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas, the smart money was on No. 12 UCLA (9-2) to win big against five unranked opponents. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda completed her second career no-hitter in UCLA's final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. The Bruins went 5-0 on the weekend. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda completed her second career no-hitter in UCLA's final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. The Bruins went 5-0 on the weekend. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Freshman Johanna Grauer faced some adversity in her first week as a collegiate pitcher, allowing 21 hits in 14.0 innings pitched . (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball remains optimistic about weekend outcome

Following a four-day, six-game stretch in which UCLA went 4-2, coach Kelly Inouye-Perez seemed unfazed and even optimistic by the lackluster result. “I’m inviting adversity this year,” Inouye-Perez said. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Johanna Grauer faced some adversity in her first week as a collegiate pitcher, allowing 21 hits in 14.0 innings pitched . (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Johanna Grauer faced some adversity in her first week as a collegiate pitcher, allowing 21 hits in 14.0 innings pitched . (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

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Samurai exhibits at LACMA

http://youtu.be/NbyAGrtylmw Samurai: Japanese Armor and Art of the Samurai are two exhibits currently on show at LACMA. The first exhibit focuses on Japanese Armor, and showcases armor and weapons spanning seven centuries of Samurai warfare, and is available for viewing until Feb. Read more...

Photo: (Matthew Hernandez/Daily Bruin)

(Matthew Hernandez/Daily Bruin)


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