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UCLA won the 2017-18 Crosstown Cup for the second time in a row last week. The Bruins have claimed the trophy in four of the last six academic years overall. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

Un-Connon Opinions: UCLA-USC rivalry continues to be strong in spirit but not in sports

According to UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, the USC-UCLA rivalry is “one of the most unique and storied rivalries in all of collegiate athletics.” The crosstown rivalry is nothing new to students and alumni who once flocked to games throughout the year, hoping their team would come out on top. Read more...

Photo: UCLA won the 2017-18 Crosstown Cup for the second time in a row last week. The Bruins have claimed the trophy in four of the last six academic years overall. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

UCLA won the 2017-18 Crosstown Cup for the second time in a row last week. The Bruins have claimed the trophy in four of the last six academic years overall. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

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The Rundown: May 10

Men’s basketball Sam Connon, Daily Bruin reporter The Bruins now have the top 2019 recruiting class in the conference. Jaime Jaquez, a four-star shooting guard from Camarillo, California, verbally committed to UCLA men’s basketball Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. Read more...

Photo: (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

(Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Coach Steve Alford's coaching corps will include Murry Bartow as an assistant coach. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball hires former head coach of ETSU, UAB as assistant

UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has hired Murry Bartow as his new assistant coach, according to a Monday afternoon press release. The Bartow hiring comes two days after word got out that UCLA would not retain longtime assistant coach David Grace on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Coach Steve Alford's coaching corps will include Murry Bartow as an assistant coach. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach Steve Alford's coaching corps will include Murry Bartow as an assistant coach. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA men's basketball assistant coach David Grace was fired on Saturday night. Grace also served as the program's head recruiter, helping the Bruins achieve top-five recruiting classes in four of his five seasons with the team. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

David Grace, men’s basketball assistant coach and head recruiter, fired

UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford fired assistant coach David Grace Saturday night, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported. Grace was informed of UCLA’s intent to replace him prior to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in March, according to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball assistant coach David Grace was fired on Saturday night. Grace also served as the program's head recruiter, helping the Bruins achieve top-five recruiting classes in four of his five seasons with the team. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA men's basketball assistant coach David Grace was fired on Saturday night. Grace also served as the program's head recruiter, helping the Bruins achieve top-five recruiting classes in four of his five seasons with the team. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: April 12

Track and FieldNicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor Usually, when awards are administered by either the MPSF or the NCAA, just one or two athletes from a particular team are singled out for something exceptional. Read more...

Photo: Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes was one of a pair of five-star recruits to join UCLA men's basketball for the 2017-2018 season. Both have declared for the NBA draft, but it appears the pair could suit up for the Bruins next season as well. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Kris Wilkes declares for NBA draft, but will not sign an agent

Kris Wilkes will test the waters. The freshman guard has declared for the NBA draft without signing an agent – per a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein – meaning he maintains his eligibility for a potential sophomore campaign as a Bruin. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Kris Wilkes was one of a pair of five-star recruits to join UCLA men's basketball for the 2017-2018 season. Both have declared for the NBA draft, but it appears the pair could suit up for the Bruins next season as well. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes was one of a pair of five-star recruits to join UCLA men's basketball for the 2017-2018 season. Both have declared for the NBA draft, but it appears the pair could suit up for the Bruins next season as well. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA freshman guard Jaylen Hands will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, but says he won’t be hiring an agent at this time. Without an agent, Hands has the ability to return to school without his eligibility being affected. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

Jaylen Hands to enter NBA Draft, will not hire agent

Jaylen Hands announced in an Instagram post Wednesday afternoon that he will be entering his name into the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft. However, the freshman guard will not be hiring an agent at this time, making a return to UCLA possible. Read more...

Photo: UCLA freshman guard Jaylen Hands will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, but says he won’t be hiring an agent at this time. Without an agent, Hands has the ability to return to school without his eligibility being affected. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA freshman guard Jaylen Hands will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, but says he won’t be hiring an agent at this time. Without an agent, Hands has the ability to return to school without his eligibility being affected. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)


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