Thursday, September 20

The Esports @UCLA group became an officially sanctioned Club Sport on Thursday. The squads will compete in Tespa tournaments and other collegiate matches across the country next year. (Quanzhao He/Daily Bruin)
The Esports @UCLA group became an officially sanctioned Club Sport on Thursday. The squads will compete in Tespa tournaments and other collegiate matches across the country next year. (Quanzhao He/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Kendo competes in tournaments in Southern California and across the country and has consistently shown strength in recent years. The club's co-founder, Nathan Makino, said Kendo has become like a brand that maintains a strong reputation year after year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Kendo competes in tournaments in Southern California and across the country and has consistently shown strength in recent years. The club's co-founder, Nathan Makino, said Kendo has become like a brand that maintains a strong reputation year after year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's sevens squad will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Bruins were eliminated by Indiana in the quarterfinal round last season. UCLA lost to rival California in the 2016 final. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
UCLA's sevens squad will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Bruins were eliminated by Indiana in the quarterfinal round last season. UCLA lost to rival California in the 2016 final. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's club lacrosse will head to Texas for the national lacrosse tournament this week. This year it goes in as the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Virginia in the first match of the tournament. (Courtesy of Suzanne Bernardy)
UCLA's club lacrosse will head to Texas for the national lacrosse tournament this week. This year it goes in as the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Virginia in the first match of the tournament. (Courtesy of Suzanne Bernardy)

The rugby teams from UCLA and California faced off against one another at the North Athletic Field on Jan. 14th, with the reigning national champion Golden Bears winning the game with a final score of 45-0. (Edward Figeuroa/Daily Bruin)
The rugby teams from UCLA and California faced off against one another at the North Athletic Field on Jan. 14th, with the reigning national champion Golden Bears winning the game with a final score of 45-0. (Edward Figeuroa/Daily Bruin)

Mark Francis is an instructor at the Anderson Center for Managing Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports. He has also coached the UCLA men's club hockey team and served as the associate executive director of the PAC-8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Mark Francis is an instructor at the Anderson Center for Managing Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports. He has also coached the UCLA men's club hockey team and served as the associate executive director of the PAC-8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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