Tuesday, February 19

Coach Michael Sealy won AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading the Bruins to an NCAA championship. Over his nine seasons with UCLA, Sealy has led his team to seven NCAA tournaments. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Fresh Off The Grill: Women’s volleyball needs consistent, diverse lineup to avoid future embarrassment

Three weeks ago, Michael Sealy said his team was an embarrassing representation of UCLA. And he wasn’t wrong. The coach failed to lead UCLA women’s volleyball (13-14, 8-12 Pac-12) to the NCAA tournament after the team lost nine of its last 11 games and finished with a losing record for the first time in the program’s history. Read more...

Photo: Coach Michael Sealy won AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading the Bruins to an NCAA championship. Over his nine seasons with UCLA, Sealy has led his team to seven NCAA tournaments. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Michael Sealy won AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading the Bruins to an NCAA championship. Over his nine seasons with UCLA, Sealy has led his team to seven NCAA tournaments. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Chip Kelly led UCLA football to a 3-9 record in his first season with the Bruins. Kelly had previously coached at Oregon, the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, before taking a year off to be an analyst at ESPN. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Wang’s Word: Honesty, jests and the occasional friction between Chip Kelly and the media

The first time I spoke to Chip Kelly was after he raced through the latter part of the recruiting cycle and signed his first freshman class in February 2018. Read more...

Photo: Coach Chip Kelly led UCLA football to a 3-9 record in his first season with the Bruins. Kelly had previously coached at Oregon, the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, before taking a year off to be an analyst at ESPN. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Chip Kelly led UCLA football to a 3-9 record in his first season with the Bruins. Kelly had previously coached at Oregon, the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, before taking a year off to be an analyst at ESPN. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes said UCLA men's basketball needs to focus on putting together full 40-minute defensive outings in order to succeed this season. Wilkes recorded one steal in the Bruins' season-opening win Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: Men’s basketball struggles with thin defense, sluggish half-court offense

This season, UCLA men’s basketball revolves around Moses Brown. The 7-foot-2-inch freshman center will be a mismatch for most of the teams on the Bruins’ schedule. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes said UCLA men's basketball needs to focus on putting together full 40-minute defensive outings in order to succeed this season. Wilkes recorded one steal in the Bruins' season-opening win Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes said UCLA men's basketball needs to focus on putting together full 40-minute defensive outings in order to succeed this season. Wilkes recorded one steal in the Bruins' season-opening win Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football coach Chip Kelly is 1-5 in his first season with the Bruins after bringing in 30 recruits during the last recruiting period. In the current recruiting window, UCLA has only received commitments from eight players. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Un-Connon Opinions: It’s time to start worrying about football’s slow recruitment

In Chip Kelly’s first offseason in Westwood, UCLA football reeled in the No. 19 recruiting class in the nation. Coach Kelly convinced 30 prospects to sign with the Bruins last winter, giving him the largest recruiting class among Power Five programs. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football coach Chip Kelly is 1-5 in his first season with the Bruins after bringing in 30 recruits during the last recruiting period. In the current recruiting window, UCLA has only received commitments from eight players. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football coach Chip Kelly is 1-5 in his first season with the Bruins after bringing in 30 recruits during the last recruiting period. In the current recruiting window, UCLA has only received commitments from eight players. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior forward Hailie Mace earned her first cap for the United States women's national team in April and continues to be recalled. The U.S. will be competing for a place in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Gabe’s Grumbles: Clash of collegiate and international play impairs women’s soccer

Having top players has come with a cost for the Bruins. UCLA women’s soccer (6-3-1, 1-2 Pac-12) has been hindered by losing players to national team duty, with a 1-2 record in conference play so far – including a loss to No. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Hailie Mace earned her first cap for the United States women's national team in April and continues to be recalled. The U.S. will be competing for a place in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Senior forward Hailie Mace earned her first cap for the United States women's national team in April and continues to be recalled. The U.S. will be competing for a place in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football has lost all three of its games this season after the hire of coach Chip Kelly energized the program in November. Kelly, however, is coaching a roster that mostly consists of players that were recruited by former coach Jim Mora. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Smith Says: Although football’s had a rough start to the season, trust the process

Everybody relax. It’s going to be OK. Sure, UCLA football is 0-3 for the first time in 47 years and Pac-12 play is right around the corner, but this team has promise. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football has lost all three of its games this season after the hire of coach Chip Kelly energized the program in November. Kelly, however, is coaching a roster that mostly consists of players that were recruited by former coach Jim Mora. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football has lost all three of its games this season after the hire of coach Chip Kelly energized the program in November. Kelly, however, is coaching a roster that mostly consists of players that were recruited by former coach Jim Mora. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Un-Connon Opinions: NCAA rule overhaul cannot end corruption in men’s basketball

College basketball is about to get even more complicated. The NCAA announced several major rule changes last week regarding student-athletes pursuing NBA careers. Undrafted players who are invited to the NBA Combine will now be allowed to return to school, “elite” high school prospects are allowed to have official relationships with NCAA and USA Basketball-approved agents and the recruiting calendar is changing drastically. Read more...

Photo: The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The NCAA introduced several new rules for men's basketball last week, allowing "elite" high school players to interact with approved agents and letting some undrafted players return to school. There was no update on punishments for the violations discovered in the FBI probe in February. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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