Friday, March 22

Junior utility Bubba Nickles hit a home run against both BYU and Liberty this weekend at the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational. Nickles is hitting .351 on the season. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

No. 1 UCLA softball heads into Pac-12 play with series against Washington

After a near-perfect nonconference run, the Bruins enter conference play this weekend atop this week’s top 25 poll. The first Pac-12 series for No. 1 UCLA softball (22-1) will be on the road against No. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility Bubba Nickles hit a home run against both BYU and Liberty this weekend at the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational. Nickles is hitting .351 on the season. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility Bubba Nickles hit a home run against both BYU and Liberty this weekend at the UCLA/Long Beach State Invitational. Nickles is hitting .351 on the season. (Taylor Lee/Daily Bruin)

Senior Maria Polyakova punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive sees successful splashdown in Zone E with fifth NCAA qualification

Four divers competed in the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this past week. Seniors Eloise Belanger and Traci Shiver, redshirt senior Maria Polyakova, and sophomore Alice Yanovksy traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona, and, for the second time in her career, Polyakova won the 3-meter crown at Zones. Read more...

Photo: Senior Maria Polyakova punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Maria Polyakova punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

(Creative commons photo by King of Hearts, via Wikimedia Commons)

Stanford students file lawsuit against UCLA, schools involved in admissions scandal

Two Stanford students filed a lawsuit Thursday against a number of universities named in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Students Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods are seeking to settle a class action complaint because they believe the worth of their degrees has been damaged as future employers will question the legitimacy of their admission to the school. Read more...

Photo: (Creative commons photo by King of Hearts, via Wikimedia Commons)

(Creative commons photo by King of Hearts, via Wikimedia Commons)

An admissions scheme unveiled Tuesday involved parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a UCLA soccer coach to help their children gain admission to UCLA. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Q&A: UCLA law professor explains legal implications of college admissions scandal

This post was updated March 14 at 12:05 p.m. Jorge Salcedo, the UCLA men’s soccer coach, and other coaches at other universities were involved in a bribery scheme that included facilitation of cheating on college entrance exams and fabrication of false athlete profiles. Read more...

Photo: An admissions scheme unveiled Tuesday involved parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a UCLA soccer coach to help their children gain admission to UCLA. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

An admissions scheme unveiled Tuesday involved parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a UCLA soccer coach to help their children gain admission to UCLA. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field will coach her final meet in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday as the Bruins take on Utah State. Kondos Field announced her retirement following the 2019 season in September. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Gymnastics heads into final home meet, will bid farewell to coach Kondos Field

Valorie Kondos Field is preparing for her final meet in Pauley Pavilion. “This is what it must have been like during coach John Wooden’s days,” the coach said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field will coach her final meet in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday as the Bruins take on Utah State. Kondos Field announced her retirement following the 2019 season in September. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field will coach her final meet in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday as the Bruins take on Utah State. Kondos Field announced her retirement following the 2019 season in September. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Former USC men's and women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic was a five-time National Coach of the Year and 13-time MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic was fired Tuesday as a result of the racketeering allegations related to the college bribery scandal. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Jack’s Facts: USC water polo coach indicted, but successful team should still keep titles

Although Jovan Vavic ruled collegiate water polo for years, UCLA should just be glad he’s gone. The former USC men’s and women’s water polo coach was fired from both positions after he was indicted Tuesday for accepting bribes in order to help students get into USC through the athletics department. Read more...

Photo: Former USC men's and women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic was a five-time National Coach of the Year and 13-time MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic was fired Tuesday as a result of the racketeering allegations related to the college bribery scandal. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Former USC men's and women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic was a five-time National Coach of the Year and 13-time MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic was fired Tuesday as a result of the racketeering allegations related to the college bribery scandal. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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