Saturday, August 24

Former UCLA kick returner Matthew Slater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Slater has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, tying him with Troy Aikman for most by a Bruin. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography)

Former Bruin, Patriots wide receiver helps carry team to Super Bowl victory

Matthew Slater’s specialty at UCLA was returning kicks. “I was sitting, watching (Slater) when he returned his first kickoff for a touchdown, and I saw him just running away from people,” said his father, Jackie Slater. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA kick returner Matthew Slater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Slater has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, tying him with Troy Aikman for most by a Bruin. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography)

Former UCLA kick returner Matthew Slater was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Slater has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, tying him with Troy Aikman for most by a Bruin. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography)

Sophomore Devon Bling made a hole-in-1 on the seventh hole of the Sewailo Golf Club on Tuesday. It was Bling's first career ace, and he finished 1-under in the final round and 3-over for the tournament. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

After missed chances, men’s golf starts spring season with sixth in Arizona

Devon Bling didn’t even know it went in. “As we were driving up, I didn’t see a ball around the hole anywhere,” the sophomore said. “Originally, I thought I hit it long.” Coach Derek Freeman couldn’t tell where it went either – the view of the pin was blocked by a bunker in front of the green. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Devon Bling made a hole-in-1 on the seventh hole of the Sewailo Golf Club on Tuesday. It was Bling's first career ace, and he finished 1-under in the final round and 3-over for the tournament. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Sophomore Devon Bling made a hole-in-1 on the seventh hole of the Sewailo Golf Club on Tuesday. It was Bling's first career ace, and he finished 1-under in the final round and 3-over for the tournament. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer got the start for the UCLA baseball alumni team on Saturday. The seven-year MLB veteran played for UCLA from 2009 to 2011 and won the National Pitcher of the Year in his junior season. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Baseball surpasses the stars 7-1 in annual Alumni Game to start season

Trevor Bauer was the biggest star on the field, but he got one-upped by a 20-year-old. No. 5 UCLA baseball bested its alumni team 7-1 in the annual Alumni Game on Saturday behind four scoreless innings by sophomore starting pitcher Zach Pettway. Read more...

Photo: Right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer got the start for the UCLA baseball alumni team on Saturday. The seven-year MLB veteran played for UCLA from 2009 to 2011 and won the National Pitcher of the Year in his junior season. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer got the start for the UCLA baseball alumni team on Saturday. The seven-year MLB veteran played for UCLA from 2009 to 2011 and won the National Pitcher of the Year in his junior season. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 34 points Saturday against Arizona. The mark was a career high for Wilkes, who entered the game averaging 16.9 points per game. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball breaks free from losing streak, soaring 21 points over Wildcats

This post was updated Jan. 26 at 10:28 p.m. The Bruins were in the mood to break streaks Saturday night. For the first time since 2016, UCLA men’s basketball (11-9, 4-3 Pac-12) defeated Arizona (14-7, 5-3) on its home court, this time by a score of 90-69. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 34 points Saturday against Arizona. The mark was a career high for Wilkes, who entered the game averaging 16.9 points per game. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 34 points Saturday against Arizona. The mark was a career high for Wilkes, who entered the game averaging 16.9 points per game. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman center Moses Brown leads UCLA men’s basketball with eight rebounds at halftime. The former five-star recruit also has seven points, two blocks and one steal. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball takes double-digit lead at halftime against Arizona Wildcats

Moses Brown may have lost the opening tip to 6-foot-7-inch Ira Lee, but he bounced back. The freshman center recorded seven points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal to lead UCLA men’s basketball (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) to a 38-25 halftime lead over Arizona (14-6, 5-2) in Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown leads UCLA men’s basketball with eight rebounds at halftime. The former five-star recruit also has seven points, two blocks and one steal. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman center Moses Brown leads UCLA men’s basketball with eight rebounds at halftime. The former five-star recruit also has seven points, two blocks and one steal. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


Freshman center Moses Brown will get his first taste of the UCLA-Arizona rivalry when the Wildcats visit Pauley Pavilion on Saturday in the only meeting between the two schools this season. Brown is averaging 11.1 points on 65.3 percent shooting and 8.6 rebounds this season. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball goes into Arizona game with hopes of breaking losing streak

The Wildcats may not be at the top of the Pac-12 this season, but they are still at the top of the Bruins’ hit list. UCLA men’s basketball (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) will welcome Arizona (14-6, 5-2) to Pauley Pavilion on Saturday with a chance to break a three-game losing streak and avenge their loss to the Wildcats in last year’s Pac-12 tournament. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown will get his first taste of the UCLA-Arizona rivalry when the Wildcats visit Pauley Pavilion on Saturday in the only meeting between the two schools this season. Brown is averaging 11.1 points on 65.3 percent shooting and 8.6 rebounds this season. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman center Moses Brown will get his first taste of the UCLA-Arizona rivalry when the Wildcats visit Pauley Pavilion on Saturday in the only meeting between the two schools this season. Brown is averaging 11.1 points on 65.3 percent shooting and 8.6 rebounds this season. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)


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