Friday, September 21

After finishing 4-8 in his first season as Cincinnati football's head coach, Luke Fickell had his first full year of recruiting this winter, allowing him to reel in talent from the Midwest before opening the 2018 season against UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Q&A: Cincinnati Sports editor on football season’s outlook, upcoming UCLA game

To get some inside information on the Cincinnati football team, the Daily Bruin’s Sam Connon reached out to The News Record – Cincinnati’s school newspaper – and asked a few questions about the Bearcats before their upcoming game against UCLA this Saturday. Read more...

Photo: After finishing 4-8 in his first season as Cincinnati football's head coach, Luke Fickell had his first full year of recruiting this winter, allowing him to reel in talent from the Midwest before opening the 2018 season against UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

After finishing 4-8 in his first season as Cincinnati football's head coach, Luke Fickell had his first full year of recruiting this winter, allowing him to reel in talent from the Midwest before opening the 2018 season against UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior defender Matthew Powell (right) gets a tackle against Grand Canyon, later scoring one of UCLA's two goals Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Paoli (left) scored the Bruins' lone goal against UC Irvine Sunday night to wrap up preseason play. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Men’s soccer looks to No. 1 recruiting class to overcome poor 2017 season

For the first time this decade, UCLA men’s soccer will open up the season outside of the United Soccer Coaches’ preseason top 25. The Bruins still received 32 votes – the second most among nonranked teams – but last year’s historically poor season still hangs over them. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior defender Matthew Powell (right) gets a tackle against Grand Canyon, later scoring one of UCLA's two goals Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Paoli (left) scored the Bruins' lone goal against UC Irvine Sunday night to wrap up preseason play. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior defender Matthew Powell (right) gets a tackle against Grand Canyon, later scoring one of UCLA's two goals Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Paoli (left) scored the Bruins' lone goal against UC Irvine Sunday night to wrap up preseason play. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Ryan Garcia – one of four UCLA baseball players on the Wareham Gatemen – pitched two playoff gems en route to a Cape Cod Baseball League championship. Garcia, Jeremy Ydens, Ryan Kreidler and Jack Ralston all made the trip to Massachusetts to play in the most prestigious summer ball league this year. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Bruin baseball players at bat in premier summer league on Cape Cod

There was UCLA, Purdue, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Houston and Yale apparel scattered throughout the loud, dimly lit Mexican restaurant. Nearly 30 college baseball players – along with an entire coaching staff, training staff and front office – were all crammed into the front room of El Mariachi, a popular restaurant in downtown Wareham, Massachusetts. Read more...

Photo: Ryan Garcia – one of four UCLA baseball players on the Wareham Gatemen – pitched two playoff gems en route to a Cape Cod Baseball League championship. Garcia, Jeremy Ydens, Ryan Kreidler and Jack Ralston all made the trip to Massachusetts to play in the most prestigious summer ball league this year. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

Ryan Garcia – one of four UCLA baseball players on the Wareham Gatemen – pitched two playoff gems en route to a Cape Cod Baseball League championship. Garcia, Jeremy Ydens, Ryan Kreidler and Jack Ralston all made the trip to Massachusetts to play in the most prestigious summer ball league this year. (Abraham Ramirez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's basketball announced its 13 out-of-conference regular season games Wednesday afternoon. Nine of the matchups will be at home, and the Bruins will take on five big-time NCAA Division I programs. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball finalizes nonconference schedule for upcoming season

The first half of the Bruins’ schedule was made official Wednesday. With less than 12 weeks until the start of the season, UCLA men’s basketball announced its out-of-conference schedule, consisting of five matchups against Power Five and AAC opponents. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball announced its 13 out-of-conference regular season games Wednesday afternoon. Nine of the matchups will be at home, and the Bruins will take on five big-time NCAA Division I programs. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA men's basketball announced its 13 out-of-conference regular season games Wednesday afternoon. Nine of the matchups will be at home, and the Bruins will take on five big-time NCAA Division I programs. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Un-Connon Opinions: NCAA rule overhaul cannot end corruption in men’s basketball

College basketball is about to get even more complicated. The NCAA announced several major rule changes last week regarding student-athletes pursuing NBA careers. Undrafted players who are invited to the NBA Combine will now be allowed to return to school, “elite” high school prospects are allowed to have official relationships with NCAA and USA Basketball-approved agents and the recruiting calendar is changing drastically. Read more...

Photo: The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Two former Bruins finished in the top 12 in this year's Open Championship. 2008 NCAA  individual champion Kevin Chappell led for several holes Sunday, eventually tying for sixth place with Tiger Woods. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Webb via Wikipedia Commons)

Former UCLA men’s golfer ties for sixth place in 2018 Open Championship

It was a star-studded race to the finish at the 2018 Open Championship. Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Matt Kuchar were all fighting for a position atop the leaderboards in the final round. Read more...

Photo: Two former Bruins finished in the top 12 in this year's Open Championship. 2008 NCAA individual champion Kevin Chappell led for several holes Sunday, eventually tying for sixth place with Tiger Woods. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Webb via Wikipedia Commons)

Two former Bruins finished in the top 12 in this year's Open Championship. 2008 NCAA  individual champion Kevin Chappell led for several holes Sunday, eventually tying for sixth place with Tiger Woods. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Webb via Wikipedia Commons)

GG Goloman was still with UCLA men's basketball just over four months ago. Now, he's averaging 8.5 points per game with the Sons of Westwood as they prepare to go to Atlanta for the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sons of Westwood to bolster roster before facing No. 1 seed Team Challenge ALS

The Sons of Westwood are heading to the Super 16 with some reinforcements. Former Bruin Matt Barnes – who was unable to play in the first two rounds of The Basketball Tournament – said he would definitely be on the court for his team’s matchup against No. Read more...

Photo: GG Goloman was still with UCLA men's basketball just over four months ago. Now, he's averaging 8.5 points per game with the Sons of Westwood as they prepare to go to Atlanta for the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

GG Goloman was still with UCLA men's basketball just over four months ago. Now, he's averaging 8.5 points per game with the Sons of Westwood as they prepare to go to Atlanta for the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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