Thursday, April 19

Senior infielder Kylee Perez and the rest of the Bruins will be on the road for the fourth week in a row. It will be the fifth and final time this season they will have to play more four or more games over a period of three days. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Weekend in Preview: Softball faces ranked teams, women’s tennis begins Pac-12 play

Softball Nicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor UCLA softball is headed to its final five-game weekend of the year. The No. 3 Bruins (19-0) will face two ranked opponents at the Louisville Slugger Invitational – No. Read more...

Photo: Senior infielder Kylee Perez and the rest of the Bruins will be on the road for the fourth week in a row. It will be the fifth and final time this season they will have to play more four or more games over a period of three days. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior infielder Kylee Perez and the rest of the Bruins will be on the road for the fourth week in a row. It will be the fifth and final time this season they will have to play more four or more games over a period of three days. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman shot putter Nate Esparza qualified for his first ever trip to the indoor national championships this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field concludes MPSF Indoor Championships with five qualifiers

Last weekend’s MPSF Indoor Championships marked the second to last meet of the indoor track and field season. And though some Bruins will compete at nationals, many Bruins came close without quite making the mark. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman shot putter Nate Esparza qualified for his first ever trip to the indoor national championships this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman shot putter Nate Esparza qualified for his first ever trip to the indoor national championships this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman outfielder Aaliyah Jordan came up big  Friday with a home run in both of the Bruins' games. Her second of the night put UCLA atop Liberty to help them secure the win. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Softball takes another weekend sweep with 15-game win streak

The Bruins got their first taste of ranked competition this weekend. No. 3 UCLA softball (15-0) defeated No. 7 LSU (14-2) during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic II. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman outfielder Aaliyah Jordan came up big Friday with a home run in both of the Bruins' games. Her second of the night put UCLA atop Liberty to help them secure the win. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman outfielder Aaliyah Jordan came up big  Friday with a home run in both of the Bruins' games. Her second of the night put UCLA atop Liberty to help them secure the win. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA almunus Carlo Valdes is the first ever former Bruin track and field athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. His four-man bobsled team competes on the last day of competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. (Courtesy of Emily Jensen/USOC)

Former Bruin competes for US men’s bobsled team at Pyeongchang Olympics

Former Bruin track and field athlete Carlo Valdes competed for the United States Olympic team in the bobsled Friday at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster. Read more...

Photo: UCLA almunus Carlo Valdes is the first ever former Bruin track and field athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. His four-man bobsled team competes on the last day of competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. (Courtesy of Emily Jensen/USOC)

UCLA almunus Carlo Valdes is the first ever former Bruin track and field athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. His four-man bobsled team competes on the last day of competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. (Courtesy of Emily Jensen/USOC)

Redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia was nearly perfect Thursday night. She pitched a complete game one-hitter – the second of her collegiate career. With Garcia's shutout win, the Bruins stay flawless moving into their five-game, three-day weekend. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball’s Garcia pitches one-hitter game in win against Fordham

The unranked Fordham Rams put just a single runner on base against No. 4 UCLA on Thursday night. It has been years since the Bruins’ (6-0) last perfect game, and redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia was one away from the feat. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia was nearly perfect Thursday night. She pitched a complete game one-hitter – the second of her collegiate career. With Garcia's shutout win, the Bruins stay flawless moving into their five-game, three-day weekend. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia was nearly perfect Thursday night. She pitched a complete game one-hitter – the second of her collegiate career. With Garcia's shutout win, the Bruins stay flawless moving into their five-game, three-day weekend. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis will host UNLV on Saturday and will look to rebound from its first loss of the season. Senior Martin Redlicki is currently the top-ranked athlete in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Singles Ranking and has held that spot since November. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Weekend in Preview: Softball commences 56-game season, swim and dive to face USC

SoftballNicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor UCLA softball’s 56-game campaign begins this weekend. The No. 4 Bruins will face four different opponents this weekend – none of whom are ranked. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s tennis will host UNLV on Saturday and will look to rebound from its first loss of the season. Senior Martin Redlicki is currently the top-ranked athlete in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Singles Ranking and has held that spot since November. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis will host UNLV on Saturday and will look to rebound from its first loss of the season. Senior Martin Redlicki is currently the top-ranked athlete in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Singles Ranking and has held that spot since November. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

The Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center in New York and Madison Square Garden – when used for track meets – both elevate the curves of the track. The banked track is unique to indoor events and is one of many differences between indoor and outdoor track. (Creative Commons photo by Ty Law via flickr)

UCLA track and field navigates through changing ins and outs of long season

Track and field is one of the longest-running sports on the collegiate calendar, spanning from the middle of January to early June. The sport is broken up into two distinct seasons, however. Read more...

Photo: The Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center in New York and Madison Square Garden – when used for track meets – both elevate the curves of the track. The banked track is unique to indoor events and is one of many differences between indoor and outdoor track. (Creative Commons photo by Ty Law via flickr)

The Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center in New York and Madison Square Garden – when used for track meets – both elevate the curves of the track. The banked track is unique to indoor events and is one of many differences between indoor and outdoor track. (Creative Commons photo by Ty Law via flickr)


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