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Former USC men's and women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic was a five-time National Coach of the Year and 13-time MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic was fired Tuesday as a result of the racketeering allegations related to the college bribery scandal. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Jack’s Facts: USC water polo coach indicted, but successful team should still keep titles

Although Jovan Vavic ruled collegiate water polo for years, UCLA should just be glad he’s gone. The former USC men’s and women’s water polo coach was fired from both positions after he was indicted Tuesday for accepting bribes in order to help students get into USC through the athletics department. Read more...

Photo: Former USC men's and women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic was a five-time National Coach of the Year and 13-time MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic was fired Tuesday as a result of the racketeering allegations related to the college bribery scandal. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Former USC men's and women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic was a five-time National Coach of the Year and 13-time MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic was fired Tuesday as a result of the racketeering allegations related to the college bribery scandal. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman Lindsey Sparks played her second consecutive dual on court five alongside senior Izzy Carey. The duo swept Pepperdine's Nikki Lyons and Katie Gavin to put UCLA beach volleyball up 3-0 to eventually clinch the dual victory 5-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Bruin beach volleyball washes Pepperdine Waves away with 5-0 sweep

The Bruins won for the first time ever at Zuma Beach in record-breaking fashion. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (10-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swept No. 3 Pepperdine (6-2) 5-0 in Malibu, California, on Wednesday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Lindsey Sparks played her second consecutive dual on court five alongside senior Izzy Carey. The duo swept Pepperdine's Nikki Lyons and Katie Gavin to put UCLA beach volleyball up 3-0 to eventually clinch the dual victory 5-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Lindsey Sparks played her second consecutive dual on court five alongside senior Izzy Carey. The duo swept Pepperdine's Nikki Lyons and Katie Gavin to put UCLA beach volleyball up 3-0 to eventually clinch the dual victory 5-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball wins 3-2 for second straight year at USC, credits patience as key

For the second consecutive time at Merle Norman Stadium, it came down to the last court. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (6-0) topped No. 2 USC (1-1) 3-2 at Merle Norman Stadium, with junior Lily Justine and senior Sarah Sponcil clinching the win with a 2-0 sweep over their Trojan opponents. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Gameday Predictions: UCLA vs USC

Ryan SmithSports editorPrediction: UCLA 82, USC 70 I have been predicting UCLA will win in big games all year – regardless of the sport. And despite the Bruins losing in each and every one of those games, I will continue to do the same. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beach volleyball looks to repeat 2018 victories against USC to stay on top

The Bruins’ national title defense will continue against their biggest rival. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) will face crosstown rival No. 2 USC (0-0) at Merle Norman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in the teams’ first of three scheduled meetings this year. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball remains undefeated with near-perfect showing in Hawaii

The Bruins fell just one match short of completing a perfect weekend. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) finished undefeated at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)


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