Sunday, January 19

UCLA Spirit Squad director dismissed following Title IX investigation

This post was updated June 14 at 4:26 p.m. The UCLA Spirit Squad director was dismissed following a Title IX investigation of her role in allowing a donor to escort UCLA dance team members to a sexually explicit Las Vegas show in November, according to the Orange County Register. Read more...

Photo: Spirit Squad director Mollie Vehling – who has overseen the squad for nearly 20 years – was dismissed May 17 after a Title IX investigation. The investigation was sparked after an incident involving a 76-year-old donor and six dance team members attending a show in Las Vegas in November. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


In light of Jim Mora lawsuit, criticism emerges against football coach Chip Kelly

A few former Bruins have been taking some parting shots at coach Chip Kelly. After three UCLA football alumni sued former coach Jim Mora in May for his role in their career-ending injuries, a handful of other Bruins have taken to social media to turn the conversation to Kelly. Read more...

Photo: Linebacker Jaelan Phillips announced he would withdraw from UCLA due to injuries in December after playing 11 games with the Bruins. Phillips totaled 41 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his UCLA career. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)


Three former football players allege neglect and severe injury, sue Jim Mora, UCLA

This post was updated May 30 at 5:36 p.m. Three former UCLA football players filed lawsuits against the university, former head coach Jim Mora and the NCAA on Thursday, according to Thakur Law Firm, APC. Read more...

Photo: Three former UCLA football players filed lawsuits against former coach Jim Mora – as well as their alma mater and the NCAA. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Un-Connon Opinions: New bill allowing collegiate athletes to earn money is step toward fairness

Senate Bill 206 could be the great equalizer. For years, there have been heated public debates about the financial compensation of collegiate athletes. People have argued about amateur status, scholarships, inter-sport equity, low-income exceptions and so on. Read more...

Photo: Multiple UCLA football players have shown support for California Senate Bill 206 on social media in the past week. The bill would allow collegiate athletes in California to sign with agents and sponsors. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)


Un-Connon Opinions: Pac-12 mayhem demonstrates larger institutional incompetence

It’s been said time and time again, but I think that’s for a good reason – it’s true. The Pac-12 is a mess. And “mess” is a bit of an understatement. Read more...

Photo: The Pac-12 is the only Power Five conference to run its own independent television station, while its peers have relied on Fox Sports and ESPN to runs their programming for them. DirecTV and Verizon Fios customers cannot get access to the Pac-12 Network. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


Former UCLA men’s soccer coach pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

Jorge Salcedo pled not guilty to charges of racketeering Monday, according to court documents. The former men’s soccer coach appeared in a Boston federal court on Monday regarding allegations that he accepted bribes from parents in exchange for securing spots on the UCLA soccer teams, as well as admission into the university, for their children. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA Athletics director speaks on bribery scheme, explains admissions process

UCLA Athletics director Dan Guerrero issued a statement Friday concerning the involvement of UCLA Athletics in the bribery scheme admitting students to universities as student-athletes. According to court records released on March 12, UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was one of many allegedly involved in the scheme, which included the facilitation of cheating on college entrance exams. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Athletics director Dan Guerrero said in a statement Friday that the athletics department is reviewing its admissions process to avoid similar issues to the bribery scheme in the future. (Daily Bruin file photo)



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