Friday, January 17

Defensive lineman Atonio Mafi reminisces on childhood memories of Bruin-Trojan rivalry

Atonio Mafi said he always knew he would grow up to be a Bruin. The sophomore defensive lineman for UCLA football (4-6, 4-3 Pac-12) grew up in the Bay Area, but said the Stanford-California rivalry wasn’t the historic matchup he was most concerned with. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore defensive lineman Atonio Mafi has started in all of the UCLA football’s 10 games in 2019, racking up 27 total tackles, four of them being for a loss. Mafi will participate in his second crosstown rivalry game Saturday, after earning the start at the Rose Bowl in 2018. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)


Men’s soccer midfielder juggles multicultural influences on and off the field

When Germany found the back of the net seven times to beat Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Marcony Pimentel sat there crying. The junior midfielder for UCLA men’s soccer (6-9-3, 2-6-2 Pac-12) said he hadn’t cried for the Brazilian national team since he was a child. Read more...

Photo: Before arriving in Westwood for his first season with UCLA men’s soccer, junior midfielder Marcony Pimentel played soccer in two of the world’s largest soccer nations. Playing mostly on the streets in Brazil and then a formal academy setting in Germany, Pimentel learned about different aspects of the game from each nation, advancing his identity as a soccer player. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor, Nghi Nguyen/Daily Bruin).


Men’s soccer posts worst conference record in program history in 2019 season

After the 2017 season, the Bruins finished with a winning percentage of .417 – their worst since 1948. Two years later, the 2019 season has come to an end, and the Bruins have managed to post a .417 percentage again. Read more...

Photo: First-year coach Ryan Jorden and UCLA men’s soccer posted just six wins in their 2019 season, the lowest number of wins for the program since 1955. The Bruins faced off against multiple top-10 opponents over the year, including Washington and Stanford – seeded No. 6 and No. 7 in the NCAA tournament, respectively. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)


Tay’s Takedown: Lack of support for Division I men’s soccer teams reflects poorly

The Bruins have just one game left in their Pac-12 schedule. But the game will come against an opponent who isn’t even a true member of the conference, illustrating the underlying problems of Pac-12 men’s soccer. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s soccer will face off against San Diego State for its last Pac-12 match of the 2019 season. SDSU is a full member of the Mountain West Conference, with the Aztecs’ men’s soccer team the only team from SDSU to compete in the Pac-12. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin staff)


Men’s tennis preps for Southern California Intercollegiate Championships

When Billy Martin played for UCLA in 1975, he competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships. Now, the former Bruin, entering his 27th year as the UCLA men’s tennis coach will send a squad of Bruins to the Intercollegiate Championships – just as he does every year. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior Connor Rapp will play in his fourth fall tournament this season, as UCLA men’s tennis will send a group of Bruins to compete at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships, hosted at USC’s Marks Tennis Stadium. Last year, Rapp logged a 10-8 singles record, going 1-0 in the dual match season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


Men’s tennis’ Keegan Smith focuses on conditioning ahead of ITA fall championship

Keegan Smith said if there’s one thing he wants to feel secure about after this weekend, it would be his footwork and stamina. The junior has been a representative of UCLA men’s tennis in two fall ITA tournaments and will head to his third this weekend – the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Newport Beach, California. Read more...

Photo: Junior Keegan Smith will represent UCLA at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Newport Beach, California from Wednesday through Sunday. Smith has won all but one singles match this season, his only loss coming to USC’s Daniel Cukierman. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)


Men’s basketball 2019-2020 season predictions

Sam Connon Sports editor Final record: 21-10 Season finish: Pac-12 semifinals Team MVP: Jalen Hill Where most Bruin teams have the burden of expectations, this year’s squad does not. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore forward Jalen Hill appeared in all 33 of UCLA men’s basketball’s games last season. Hill averaged 4.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in his first full season with the Bruins. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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