Sunday, October 20

Freshman forward Jefferson Alade made his first career start for UCLA men's soccer in its last game against California on Oct. 13. Alade said the Bruins' ability to avoid conceding early goals will be important in getting the result against San Diego on Thursday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Men’s soccer seeks success against San Diego in break from conference games

The Bruins have never fallen to the Toreros in a regular-season home match dating back to 1980. In a break from conference action, UCLA men’s soccer (5-5-2, 1-3-1 Pac-12) will face San Diego (9-1-1, 1-0-0 West Coast Conference) in its 36th meeting of all time, as the two squads have seen each other every year since the 1997 season – except for the 2015 season. Read more...

Photo: Freshman forward Jefferson Alade made his first career start for UCLA men's soccer in its last game against California on Oct. 13. Alade said the Bruins' ability to avoid conceding early goals will be important in getting the result against San Diego on Thursday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Freshman forward Jefferson Alade made his first career start for UCLA men's soccer in its last game against California on Oct. 13. Alade said the Bruins' ability to avoid conceding early goals will be important in getting the result against San Diego on Thursday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)


UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach Rikus De Villiers grew up playing junior tennis in his native country of South Africa before making the journey to the U.S. to play collegiate tennis. As he climbed the junior ranks of his home nation, De Villiers was often expected to financially support his budding career on his own – one of many obstacles he faced as he strived to break into the professional level of the sport. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Assistant men’s tennis coach’s background serves as baseline for career

It’s been over a decade since Rikus De Villiers made the journey to Pepperdine for his first season of collegiate tennis. But the now-UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach’s eventual trip from Malibu to Westwood wasn’t the longest leg of his journey. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach Rikus De Villiers grew up playing junior tennis in his native country of South Africa before making the journey to the U.S. to play collegiate tennis. As he climbed the junior ranks of his home nation, De Villiers was often expected to financially support his budding career on his own – one of many obstacles he faced as he strived to break into the professional level of the sport. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach Rikus De Villiers grew up playing junior tennis in his native country of South Africa before making the journey to the U.S. to play collegiate tennis. As he climbed the junior ranks of his home nation, De Villiers was often expected to financially support his budding career on his own – one of many obstacles he faced as he strived to break into the professional level of the sport. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

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Scouting Report: UCLA vs. Stanford

UCLA football (1-5, 1-2 Pac-12) will return from its bye week to face Stanford (3-3, 2-2) on Thursday. The Bruins have fallen to the Cardinal 11 straight times – is this the week the streak ends, or will the Cardinal walk away triumphant once again? Read more...

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UCLA women’s soccer will head to Palo Alto to face Stanford on Saturday. The Cardinal beat the Bruins in the 2017 national title game and have won the matchup’s last five games. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jacq’ed Up: Women’s soccer needs win against Stanford to boost shot at championship title

The Bruins only have one game this weekend, as opposed to the usual Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround. But that one game is the most important of their season. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women’s soccer will head to Palo Alto to face Stanford on Saturday. The Cardinal beat the Bruins in the 2017 national title game and have won the matchup’s last five games. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s soccer will head to Palo Alto to face Stanford on Saturday. The Cardinal beat the Bruins in the 2017 national title game and have won the matchup’s last five games. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch picked up two assists in UCLA men's soccer's 3-3 tie with California on Oct. 13. Ferch leads the team in assists with seven, but has only started in four of the Bruins' 12 regular season games. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Men’s soccer looks for 2nd Pac-12 win going into last half of conference play

The Bruins have made their first cycle through Pac-12 competition. After an upcoming nonconference matchup against the University of San Diego (9-1-1, 1-0-0 West Coast Conference) on Thursday, UCLA men’s soccer (5-5-2, 1-3-1 Pac-12) will enter the second half of conference play Oct. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch picked up two assists in UCLA men's soccer's 3-3 tie with California on Oct. 13. Ferch leads the team in assists with seven, but has only started in four of the Bruins' 12 regular season games. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch picked up two assists in UCLA men's soccer's 3-3 tie with California on Oct. 13. Ferch leads the team in assists with seven, but has only started in four of the Bruins' 12 regular season games. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Redshirt senior pitcher/first baseman Rachel Garcia led UCLA softball to a national championship last season, but will likely miss much of 2020 due to Olympic qualifiers with Team USA. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Coral’s Quarrels: Student-athletes’ Olympic dreams shouldn’t conflict with collegiate season

When UCLA softball starts its 2020 season, the Bruins will have a chance to defend last year’s NCAA championship. But two of their best players will likely not be on the field. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior pitcher/first baseman Rachel Garcia led UCLA softball to a national championship last season, but will likely miss much of 2020 due to Olympic qualifiers with Team USA. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior pitcher/first baseman Rachel Garcia led UCLA softball to a national championship last season, but will likely miss much of 2020 due to Olympic qualifiers with Team USA. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)