Wednesday, June 19

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)

Former UCLA guard Aaron Holiday is the only point guard on the Pacers' roster signed through this upcoming season. He was drafted 23rd overall by Indiana in last month's NBA Draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Smith Says: Aaron Holiday primed for spotlight after NBA Summer League performance

It is time for people to stop sleeping on Aaron Holiday. The former Bruin guard has been playing second fiddle to Lonzo Ball since they were teammates on UCLA men’s basketball, but he will not be overshadowed by his former counterpart for much longer. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA guard Aaron Holiday is the only point guard on the Pacers' roster signed through this upcoming season. He was drafted 23rd overall by Indiana in last month's NBA Draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former UCLA guard Aaron Holiday is the only point guard on the Pacers' roster signed through this upcoming season. He was drafted 23rd overall by Indiana in last month's NBA Draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Coach Adam Wright will be working with another young squad this upcoming season. UCLA men’s water polo had 10 freshmen on last year’s roster and graduated seven seniors. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Hong’s Huddle: Men’s water polo team will need to fill in gaps left by graduated seniors

As temperatures shoot up, the Bruins are ready to heat up too. The heat wave of Los Angeles County hit 117 degrees Friday – a warm welcome for UCLA men’s water polo, which will be striving for UCLA’s 117th NCAA championship this fall. Read more...

Photo: Coach Adam Wright will be working with another young squad this upcoming season. UCLA men’s water polo had 10 freshmen on last year’s roster and graduated seven seniors. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Coach Adam Wright will be working with another young squad this upcoming season. UCLA men’s water polo had 10 freshmen on last year’s roster and graduated seven seniors. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The Bruins are returning six starters from last season's lineup and bringing in six new recruits for the 2018 season. UCLA women's volleyball released its schedule for this year on June 18, and should have a strong showing this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Fresh Off the Grill: Women’s volleyball schedule suggests strong start to 2018 season

This may be the year that the Bruins dominate. UCLA women’s volleyball released its schedule on June 18 for the 2018 season and won’t have to face a familiar foe from last year ­– Nebraska. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins are returning six starters from last season's lineup and bringing in six new recruits for the 2018 season. UCLA women's volleyball released its schedule for this year on June 18, and should have a strong showing this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Bruins are returning six starters from last season's lineup and bringing in six new recruits for the 2018 season. UCLA women's volleyball released its schedule for this year on June 18, and should have a strong showing this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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