Wednesday, January 29

Chip Kelly and players see under-tested potential in football’s underclassmen

The Bruins are thin all over the roster. Coach Chip Kelly said UCLA football (2-8, 2-5 Pac-12) had just 57 scholarship players available out of the 105 on the roster at practice Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman linebacker Jayce Smalley picked up his first career solo tackle – a tackle for a two-yard loss – Saturday against Arizona State. Smalley was previously a special teams specialist for UCLA football. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

No. 21 UCLA men’s basketball staves off upset bid by unranked Long Beach State

With five minutes to play, the Bruins were running away with a 17-point lead. The lead was trimmed to five two minutes later. No. 21 UCLA men’s basketball (2-0) narrowly escaped an upset at the hands of Long Beach State (0-1) on Friday night, winning 91-80. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes logged 17 points and four rebounds, helping UCLA men’s basketball escape a late Long Beach State run. The Bruins defeated the 49ers 91-80 on Friday night. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Five-star recruit Moses Brown looms on court as both scorer, defender

This post was updated Nov. 9 at 3:17 p.m. When Moses Brown got to campus in June, he measured in at 7-foot-1-inch. Then he grew another inch. Read more...

Photo: At 7-foot-2-inch, freshman center Moses Brown is the tallest player to play for UCLA men’s basketball in nearly 25 years. He scored 19 points and reeled in 17 rebounds in his NCAA debut against Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football weighs Thompson-Robinson, Speight as starting quarterbacks

The Bruins ended the quarterback competition in August and graduate transfer Wilton Speight came out on top. But over two months later, the position battle still hasn’t been fully resolved. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight has played in four games for UCLA football, starting in two of them. Speight is 0-2 as a starter, but 1-1 when he has come in to relieve an injured Dorian Thompson-Robinson. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Football trains to counter top Oregon players despite uncertainties in lineups

The Ducks and Bruins both have major question marks lingering before they face off in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend. Both UCLA football (2-6, 2-3 Pac-12) and Oregon (5-3, 2-3) have yet to confirm their starting quarterbacks for Saturday, with regular starters freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Justin Herbert sidelined with injuries. Read more...

Photo: Coach Chip Kelly will return to the sidelines at Autzen Stadium for the first time since he was the coach for Oregon from 2009-2012. Kelly went 46-7 in his time with the Ducks, winning the 2011 Rose Bowl and the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

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