Friday, September 22

Josh Rosen's first half wasn't the start UCLA fans were looking for, but the junior quarterback's fortunate second half gave the Bruins their biggest comeback in school history. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo Editor)

Under Jedd Fisch, Bruin offense starts season with up-and-down game

To say the Jedd Fisch era at UCLA started poorly would be an understatement. Under the Bruins’ new offensive coordinator, their offense opened the game with a field goal but followed that with fumbles on back-to-back drives and four consecutive three-and-outs. Read more...

Photo: Josh Rosen's first half wasn't the start UCLA fans were looking for, but the junior quarterback's fortunate second half gave the Bruins their biggest comeback in school history. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo Editor)

Josh Rosen's first half wasn't the start UCLA fans were looking for, but the junior quarterback's fortunate second half gave the Bruins their biggest comeback in school history. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo Editor)

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UCLA football hopes for turnaround after last season’s missteps

Many of the players from UCLA football’s dismal 4-8 run last season will return in 2017. So will most of the team’s biggest questions. Coach Jim Mora is still looking to solidify his starting offensive line, junior quarterback Josh Rosen is returning from a shoulder injury that knocked him out for the latter half of last season and the Bruins’ running back brigade is virtually unchanged from the group that finished near dead-last in yards on the ground per game in 2016. Read more...

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With redshirt senior offensive lineman Kenny Lacy still suffering from injury, the Bruins will have to decide between three potential replacements, all of whom have little experience starting at the college level. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA’s depth chart has a mix of experienced veterans and new faces

Last season showed UCLA football why depth is important. In back-to-back games at the start of October, the Bruins lost then-redshirt sophomore starting right tackle Kolton Miller and then-sophomore starting quarterback Josh Rosen to season-ending surgeries. Read more...

Photo: With redshirt senior offensive lineman Kenny Lacy still suffering from injury, the Bruins will have to decide between three potential replacements, all of whom have little experience starting at the college level. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

With redshirt senior offensive lineman Kenny Lacy still suffering from injury, the Bruins will have to decide between three potential replacements, all of whom have little experience starting at the college level. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Defensive end Jaelan Phillips didn't waste much time before making an impression. The true freshman was a constant presence in the backfield at UCLA's first practice in pads Saturday.  (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Defensive players stand out in football’s first week of practice

For two straight practices, UCLA football’s defense outplayed the offense and earned the privilege of running around the field afterward. A large part of its success is because of Jaelan Phillips. Read more...

Photo: Defensive end Jaelan Phillips didn't waste much time before making an impression. The true freshman was a constant presence in the backfield at UCLA's first practice in pads Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Defensive end Jaelan Phillips didn't waste much time before making an impression. The true freshman was a constant presence in the backfield at UCLA's first practice in pads Saturday.  (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Senior linebacker Kenny Young was one of many to address a recent Boston University study about football and head trauma at Wednesday's Pac-12 Media Day.
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UCLA’s Kenny Young discusses risks of CTE for football players

Kenny Young believes that safety in football comes down to one question. “Do you want to be the guy that knocks people out every single play just for entertainment, or are you that guy that cares about your long-term health?” the senior linebacker asked. Read more...

Photo: Senior linebacker Kenny Young was one of many to address a recent Boston University study about football and head trauma at Wednesday's Pac-12 Media Day. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Senior linebacker Kenny Young was one of many to address a recent Boston University study about football and head trauma at Wednesday's Pac-12 Media Day.
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Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Wang’s Word: International league experience could be helpful for NBA hopefuls

The last time Jonah Bolden played college basketball, he had one of the worst seasons statswise among the 2017 NBA Draft class. Bolden, the Bruins’ former guard/forward, averaged just 2.4 more points and 2.5 more rebounds per game in his collegiate career than LaVar Ball, who’s widely mocked in the basketball community for his uninspiring one-year tenure at Washington State. Read more...

Photo: Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Athletes to Watch: DB Sports spotlights promising returning athletes

UCLA often attracts the best recruits in the nation, supporting the athletic department’s claim that champions are made in Westwood. And while some athletes’ time as Bruins have expired, Daily Bruin Sports gives its suggestions on which returning athletes fans should watch out for next year. Read more...

Photo: With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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