Thursday, November 21

The 2017 outdoor track and field season was then-freshman Rai Benjamin's first full season as a Bruin but it was also his last – despite being one of UCLA's highest ranked sprinters. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA’s track and field program fails to keep another of its star athletes

Hurdler Rai Benjamin is yet another example of a worrying trend at Drake Stadium. The rising sophomore recently announced halfway through his stunning collegiate track and field career that he will be transferring from UCLA to USC. Read more...

Photo: The 2017 outdoor track and field season was then-freshman Rai Benjamin's first full season as a Bruin but it was also his last – despite being one of UCLA's highest ranked sprinters. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

The 2017 outdoor track and field season was then-freshman Rai Benjamin's first full season as a Bruin but it was also his last – despite being one of UCLA's highest ranked sprinters. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Wang’s Word: International league experience could be helpful for NBA hopefuls

The last time Jonah Bolden played college basketball, he had one of the worst seasons statswise among the 2017 NBA Draft class. Bolden, the Bruins’ former guard/forward, averaged just 2.4 more points and 2.5 more rebounds per game in his collegiate career than LaVar Ball, who’s widely mocked in the basketball community for his uninspiring one-year tenure at Washington State. Read more...

Photo: Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jonah Bolden's career at UCLA was nothing special, but the 6-foot-10 guard/forward has been impressive in his time in the NBA Summer League thanks to experience that he picked up playing overseas after he left Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior guard Aaron Holiday is one of just five upperclassmen remaining from last year's men's basketball team, which lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 opener. This season, the Bruins will open conference play with a pair of home games.(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Smith Says: Men’s basketball has better prospects for conference title this season

UCLA men’s basketball will open its 2017-2018 conference schedule with a lot less stress than it did last season. In 2016, the Bruins began conference play in Oregon, where they dropped their first game of the season following a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Ducks forward Dillon Brooks. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Aaron Holiday is one of just five upperclassmen remaining from last year's men's basketball team, which lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 opener. This season, the Bruins will open conference play with a pair of home games.(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior guard Aaron Holiday is one of just five upperclassmen remaining from last year's men's basketball team, which lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 opener. This season, the Bruins will open conference play with a pair of home games.(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Senior middle blocker Claire Felix finished her time at UCLA with 796 kills and 332 total blocks.
 The Colorado native was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2015. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior signoffs: Claire Felix reminds fellow volleyball players to enjoy time at UCLA

I am a Bruin. Since I was 10 years old, putting my knee pads on for my first club volleyball practice, I’ve dreamed of saying those four words. Read more...

Photo: Senior middle blocker Claire Felix finished her time at UCLA with 796 kills and 332 total blocks. The Colorado native was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2015. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior middle blocker Claire Felix finished her time at UCLA with 796 kills and 332 total blocks.
 The Colorado native was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2015. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Kari Korver will graduate tied with former guard Lisa Willis for the school record in career 3-point field goals made, with 256. She has also led the team in 3-pointers made in each of her four seasons. Off the court, Korver was named to the All-Academic Team four times. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior signoffs: Kari Korver grateful for five years of UCLA basketball

UCLA was my dream school growing up. Who doesn’t love the blue and gold and living in Southern California? However, like many, I didn’t think I would make the cut. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Kari Korver will graduate tied with former guard Lisa Willis for the school record in career 3-point field goals made, with 256. She has also led the team in 3-pointers made in each of her four seasons. Off the court, Korver was named to the All-Academic Team four times. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior guard Kari Korver will graduate tied with former guard Lisa Willis for the school record in career 3-point field goals made, with 256. She has also led the team in 3-pointers made in each of her four seasons. Off the court, Korver was named to the All-Academic Team four times. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Claire Fahy was the Sports editor for the Daily Bruin from 2015 to 2016 and an assistant Sports editor from 2014 to 2015. Her goal was to connect with students through sports. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Claire-ification: Experiences as a Daily Bruin Sports writer and editor

There are a lot of perks to covering sports for the Daily Bruin. I got to attend almost every football and basketball game last year, travelled to six different games in three different states and was paid to write about it all. Read more...

Photo: Claire Fahy was the Sports editor for the Daily Bruin from 2015 to 2016 and an assistant Sports editor from 2014 to 2015. Her goal was to connect with students through sports. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Claire Fahy was the Sports editor for the Daily Bruin from 2015 to 2016 and an assistant Sports editor from 2014 to 2015. Her goal was to connect with students through sports. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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