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UCLA football to play full-contact game for Spring Showcase

UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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It’s on. Coach Jim Mora confirmed Monday that UCLA football will play a live game during Saturday’s Spring Showcase, with players dressed in game uniforms and full contact allowed on every play besides special teams.


The USC-UCLA rivalry runs deep. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The USC-UCLA rivalry runs deep. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Front-page report of the Bruins defeat of USC during UCLA football’s only championship season in 1954. Intercollegiate athletics were already major televised affairs at this time. (Daily Bruin archives)
Front-page report of the Bruins defeat of USC during UCLA football’s only championship season in 1954. Intercollegiate athletics were already major televised affairs at this time. (Daily Bruin archives)

This is what Goodyear blimps looked like when Taysom Hill was born. (Creative Commons photo by Tequask via Wikimedia)

The Quad: The top 10 things that are #YoungerThanTaysomHill

UCLA football is playing BYU on Saturday, and BYU’s starting quarterback is named Taysom Hill, and he’s 26 years old. UCLA’s student section – fresh off the high of becoming the first Twitter-verified student section in the country – decided to spend the week roasting Hill for being old by using the hashtag #YoungerThanTaysomHill. Read more...

This is what Goodyear blimps looked like when Taysom Hill was born. (Creative Commons photo by Tequask via Wikimedia)

A night in Pauley: an educational experience? (Daily Bruin file photo)
A night in Pauley: an educational experience? (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men's tennis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I championship tournament. But the visit was an "eye-opening experience" for the writers who went to cover it. (Charlie Levin/Daily Bruin)
UCLA men's tennis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I championship tournament. But the visit was an "eye-opening experience" for the writers who went to cover it. (Charlie Levin/Daily Bruin)

Former NBA player Tracy McGrady claims Stephen Curry's unanimous MVP award vote is a result of an overall decline in player quality. (Creative Commons photo by Keith Allison via Flickr)
Former NBA player Tracy McGrady claims Stephen Curry's unanimous MVP award vote is a result of an overall decline in player quality. (Creative Commons photo by Keith Allison via Flickr)

Despite being the home of a legendary program, attendance has been poor at UCLA's basketball games this past season. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Despite being the home of a legendary program, attendance has been poor at UCLA's basketball games this past season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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