Saturday, November 17


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)

The UCLA men's basketball team was eliminated in the Sweet 16 last year after an exciting regular season. That team isn't the only one in Westwood who did well, but not well enough to win it all. (Daily Bruin File)

Gott’s Thoughts: The search for No. 114 affirms good-not-great status of UCLA athletics

I grew up a Dodgers fan, so I’m used to watching my team lose in the playoffs. When I got to UCLA, I thought that was going to change. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA men's basketball team was eliminated in the Sweet 16 last year after an exciting regular season. That team isn't the only one in Westwood who did well, but not well enough to win it all. (Daily Bruin File)

The UCLA men's basketball team was eliminated in the Sweet 16 last year after an exciting regular season. That team isn't the only one in Westwood who did well, but not well enough to win it all. (Daily Bruin File)

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)

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)


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