Thursday, December 12

UCLA track and field was busy completely reconstructing its coaching staff in the summer. But early signs show that the new coaches might have been exactly what the Bruins needed. (Daily Bruin file photo)

New coaching staff helping to rebuild UCLA’s track and field program

I take it back. Last summer, UCLA track and field said goodbye to yet another superstar athlete – this time to rival USC. Hurdler Rai Benjamin was one of the most talented sprinters to have set foot on UCLA’s campus in a long time. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field was busy completely reconstructing its coaching staff in the summer. But early signs show that the new coaches might have been exactly what the Bruins needed. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA track and field was busy completely reconstructing its coaching staff in the summer. But early signs show that the new coaches might have been exactly what the Bruins needed. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Since the class of 2018 started college, Stanford has won 13 NCAA championships while UCLA has only won three. The Cardinal have a chance to sweep the Bruins in basketball for the season Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Angus’ Beef: UCLA has one shot to remain superior over Stanford in men’s basketball

Stanford is better than UCLA at a lot of things. The Cardinal have long been ranked above the Bruins academically, but at least UCLA could claim athletic superiority – until December. Read more...

Photo: Since the class of 2018 started college, Stanford has won 13 NCAA championships while UCLA has only won three. The Cardinal have a chance to sweep the Bruins in basketball for the season Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Since the class of 2018 started college, Stanford has won 13 NCAA championships while UCLA has only won three. The Cardinal have a chance to sweep the Bruins in basketball for the season Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Rumors that Josh Rosen's teammates dislike him plagued the star quarterback throughout his career as a Bruin, but these claims were never backed by much hard evidence. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: Unfounded rumors that teammates dislike Josh Rosen should not affect draft

Josh Rosen is finally gone. The nation’s top-ranked pro-style high school quarterback in 2015 via 247Sports endured a tumultuous three-year tenure as a Bruin. But despite playing under a different offensive coordinator each season and learning a new playbook every offseason, Rosen cemented his place in the top-three of nearly every UCLA passing record in only 30 games. Read more...

Photo: Rumors that Josh Rosen's teammates dislike him plagued the star quarterback throughout his career as a Bruin, but these claims were never backed by much hard evidence. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Rumors that Josh Rosen's teammates dislike him plagued the star quarterback throughout his career as a Bruin, but these claims were never backed by much hard evidence. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


Jim Mora's team's .500 performance thus far has put the coach on the hot seat, even with the lucrative buyout he would be owed in the event that UCLA let him go. A win over USC might be just what the Mora needs to salvage the season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Matter of Fact: USC defeat necessary to ensure successful season, fan support for Mora

The battle of the banners. The banner bowl. The sky-valry match. It’s possible nothing could get the angriest, most vocal Bruin fans – the ones who paid thousands of dollars to fly messages of “NO MORA” over the Rose Bowl before Saturday’s game – on board with keeping coach Jim Mora around. Read more...

Photo: Jim Mora's team's .500 performance thus far has put the coach on the hot seat, even with the lucrative buyout he would be owed in the event that UCLA let him go. A win over USC might be just what the Mora needs to salvage the season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Jim Mora's team's .500 performance thus far has put the coach on the hot seat, even with the lucrative buyout he would be owed in the event that UCLA let him go. A win over USC might be just what the Mora needs to salvage the season. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA men's basketball freshmen were arrested Tuesday for alleged shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near the Bruins' team hotel in Hangzhou, China. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Wang’s Word: UCLA must discipline basketball players for China arrests

I’m more familiar with the legal system in China than I should be. My grandfather was mauled by a drunk driver six years ago in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses near Wuxi, a city two hours west of Shanghai. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA men's basketball freshmen were arrested Tuesday for alleged shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near the Bruins' team hotel in Hangzhou, China. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA men's basketball freshmen were arrested Tuesday for alleged shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near the Bruins' team hotel in Hangzhou, China. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Arizona Stadium in Tucson has turf and the Rose Bowl has grass, but that's just the start the differences between Arizona's stomping ground and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Gott’s Thoughts: Five reasons why UCLA’s Rose Bowl is lackluster

After spending most of college working my way up through the ranks of the Daily Bruin Sports section, I finally got my first chance to travel for the paper Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Arizona Stadium in Tucson has turf and the Rose Bowl has grass, but that's just the start the differences between Arizona's stomping ground and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Arizona Stadium in Tucson has turf and the Rose Bowl has grass, but that's just the start the differences between Arizona's stomping ground and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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