Thursday, May 23

UCLA men's soccer finished with its worst record in almost 70 years last season. This year, the Bruins have brought in its first No. 1 recruiting class since 2015, which could help the program get back on track. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Gabe’s Grumbles: Incoming freshmen class offers hope for men’s soccer next season

The Bruins have no choice but to be better next season, and their hope lies within the crop of top-ranked incoming freshmen. UCLA men’s soccer finished the season ranked 54th in the nation, recording a 7-10-1 record. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's soccer finished with its worst record in almost 70 years last season. This year, the Bruins have brought in its first No. 1 recruiting class since 2015, which could help the program get back on track. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's soccer finished with its worst record in almost 70 years last season. This year, the Bruins have brought in its first No. 1 recruiting class since 2015, which could help the program get back on track. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's year-long national championship draught ended in December with men's water polo's win over USC and since then Bruin teams – gymnastics and beach volleyball – have taken titles, giving the university 116 overall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Nick’s Notes: UCLA Athletics gaining momentum, bringing home national titles

As a transfer student, my time at UCLA is half that of the typical four years. Transfers have to settle for half the classes, half the experiences and perhaps most tragically of all, half the number of sporting events as a student. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's year-long national championship draught ended in December with men's water polo's win over USC and since then Bruin teams – gymnastics and beach volleyball – have taken titles, giving the university 116 overall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA's year-long national championship draught ended in December with men's water polo's win over USC and since then Bruin teams – gymnastics and beach volleyball – have taken titles, giving the university 116 overall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA won the 2017-18 Crosstown Cup for the second time in a row last week. The Bruins have claimed the trophy in four of the last six academic years overall. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

Un-Connon Opinions: UCLA-USC rivalry continues to be strong in spirit but not in sports

According to UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, the USC-UCLA rivalry is “one of the most unique and storied rivalries in all of collegiate athletics.” The crosstown rivalry is nothing new to students and alumni who once flocked to games throughout the year, hoping their team would come out on top. Read more...

Photo: UCLA won the 2017-18 Crosstown Cup for the second time in a row last week. The Bruins have claimed the trophy in four of the last six academic years overall. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

UCLA won the 2017-18 Crosstown Cup for the second time in a row last week. The Bruins have claimed the trophy in four of the last six academic years overall. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

The 2018 season marks coach Billy Martin's 25th as head honcho of UCLA men's tennis, and his 35th season as a member of the Bruins' staff. He's on the road to 600 career wins, and he'll make a stop at this year's NCAA tournament with 574 in his pocket. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Wang’s Word: Men’s tennis success reflective of coach Billy Martin’s smashing career

When you think of sports dynasties, the coach and the team become nearly synonymous. Nick Saban and Alabama football. Mike Krzyzewski and Duke men’s basketball. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Read more...

Photo: The 2018 season marks coach Billy Martin's 25th as head honcho of UCLA men's tennis, and his 35th season as a member of the Bruins' staff. He's on the road to 600 career wins, and he'll make a stop at this year's NCAA tournament with 574 in his pocket. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The 2018 season marks coach Billy Martin's 25th as head honcho of UCLA men's tennis, and his 35th season as a member of the Bruins' staff. He's on the road to 600 career wins, and he'll make a stop at this year's NCAA tournament with 574 in his pocket. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is a projected top-10 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft. Rosen threw for over 9,000 yards and had a QBR of 140.1 in three seasons with the Bruins. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Smith Says: Josh Rosen deserves more recognition in the NFL Draft

Analysts are saying Josh Rosen won’t be the first quarterback off the board in the NFL Draft on Thursday night – in fact, he may not even be the second or the third. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is a projected top-10 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft. Rosen threw for over 9,000 yards and had a QBR of 140.1 in three seasons with the Bruins. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is a projected top-10 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft. Rosen threw for over 9,000 yards and had a QBR of 140.1 in three seasons with the Bruins. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Angus’ Beef: Men’s volleyball falls to unranked USC, jeopardizes NCAA tournament entry

Micah Ma’a sprinted past the antenna to the other side of the court to chase down a ball shanked by senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and fell just short, giving USC the point it needed to win the match. Read more...

Photo: To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Although the UCLA men’s basketball team earned a No.3 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year, a three-game loss this season has UCLA in a desperate position to gain ground. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Smith Says: Men’s basketball struggles to stay afloat as season winds down

Conference play has not exactly gone according to plan for the Bruins this season. Back in July, I wrote about why UCLA men’s basketball (16-7, 7-4 Pac-12) was in better position to make noise within the Pac-12 than they were a year ago – and I still think I was right – but the Bruins are doing their best to prove me wrong. Read more...

Photo: Although the UCLA men’s basketball team earned a No.3 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year, a three-game loss this season has UCLA in a desperate position to gain ground. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Although the UCLA men’s basketball team earned a No.3 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year, a three-game loss this season has UCLA in a desperate position to gain ground. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


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