Sunday, February 23

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. USC

Ryan Smith Sports editor Prediction: USC 23, UCLA 20 Chip Kelly’s first season in Westwood has not gone the way many fans would have hoped, but Saturday will give the Bruins’ coach a chance to make up for all of it. Read more...

Photo: Graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight is expected to start for UCLA football against USC on Saturday afternoon. Speight threw for 335 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in UCLA’s 31-28 loss to Arizona State last weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


When it comes to football, who’s feeling worse – UCLA or USC?

UCLA and USC have both underperformed in 2018. Before they go head-to-head for the Victory Bell on Saturday, Daily Bruin Sports took a look at the two struggling programs to see which school was in more pain in three different categories: coaching, recruiting and quarterbacks. Read more...

Photo: UCLA and USC have given true freshmen quarterbacks Dorian Thompson-Robinson and JT Daniels significant playing time this season. Thompson-Robinson has seven touchdowns and four interceptions, while Daniels has 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. (Photos by Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor and Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan)


Men’s basketball hopes to decrease turnover problems against Saint Francis

The Bruins have yet another non-Power Five matchup on their slate. No. 20 UCLA men’s basketball (2-0) will face off against Saint Francis (1-1) on Friday night in the third game of the Bruins’ four-game season-opening homestand. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Jules Bernard has four steals in his first two games with UCLA men’s basketball. The Bruins allowed 80 points to Long Beach State last Friday and are averaging 13.5 turnovers forced per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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)



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