Category: UCLA Bruins

Steve Alford: NCAA Should Look at What’s In the Best Interest of a Student-Athlete When a Coach Leaves

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

It had already been announced that Steve Alford would sign a 10-year contract extension at New Mexico when news broke that he was leaving for UCLA. Alford hadn't yet signed the new deal, but it left those in Albuquerque obviously shocked. Alford, who played at Indiana for Bob Knight, understands ...

Kansas, Michigan Match Up for What Should Be One of the Most Entertaining Sweet 16 Games

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Sweet 16 is not at a loss for great matchups, and one of those will come Friday night when top-seeded Kansas takes on No. 4 seed Michigan. Bill Self's success at Kansas is well-documented, while the Wolverines have what Self calls perhaps the best guard-line in the country, starting ...

Buzz Williams Isn’t Talking Other Jobs While Marquette Makes Its Run Through the Big Dance

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

This time of year can always be a little awkward for the up-and-coming coaches in college basketball. Many of the "rising stars," like Buzz Williams at Marquette, have their teams rolling in the NCAA tournament, while other programs, sometimes big names like UCLA this year, are seeking a new head ...

Shabazz Muhammad Still Sees Big Things Coming for UCLA as Season Winds Along

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Expectations were high for the UCLA Bruins, as usual, entering the college hoops season. They had a standout freshmen class, led by Shabazz Muhammad, and were ranked No. 13 in the preseason AP poll. Since then, however, Muhammad missed three games as the NCAA sorted out an eligibility issue and ...

Jim Mora Jr. On the Game Versus Stanford: “Our players don’t give a crap that it has no bearing on the Pac 12 South”

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

It was just one season ago when the UCLA Bruins couldn't decide on a quarterback, stumbled to a six win season and got smacked by 50 points against USC. In just one season, Jim Mora Jr. has turned things around for the Bruins. After their win this past weekend against ...

Ben Howland on Prized Freshman Shabazz Muhammad: “He’s had a tough go since he’s arrived”

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Since making it to his last Final Four appearance in the 2007-2008 season, Ben Howland and his UCLA Bruins are averaging just 20 wins in their last four seasons and have made just two trips to the NCAA Tournament. At a place like UCLA that is not good enough for ...

Jim Mora: “There’s a good feeling around here right now. If we can stay healthy I think we can be very competitive.”

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The UCLA Bruins open up the 2012 season with a new head coach, new offensive coordinator, new starting quarterback and new offense. That doesn't worry Jim Mora. The Bruins head coach wants to make the fan base proud and believes his football team has worked hard in training camp. Brett Hundley ...

Ben Howland, UCLA Land Top High School Product in Shabazz Muhammad

Friday, April 13th, 2012

When we last saw Ben Howland, the UCLA coach was coming off a season where his Bruins didn't even make the postseason and they had recently been slammed by a Sports Illustrated article that shed negative light on what Howland and the program were doing. He might not have erased ...

UCLA Coach Ben Howland: “There’s always going to be tough times that you have to fight your way through”

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Suspensions, injuries, departures, losses and an article in Sports Illustrated that delved into it all. That's pretty much what UCLA coach Ben Howland had to deal with this past season.  By season's end, Howland's team went 19-14 and didn't make the postseason. Despite it all, Howland says in the following interview ...

Reeves Nelson Fires Back, Disputing Incidents Portrayed in Sports Illustrated’s UCLA Article

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Last week, Sports Illustrated's George Dohrmann released a story in the magazine titled, "Not The UCLA Way." In it, it discusses the downward spiral of the highly touted Bruins basketball team and the reported role that former standout-turned-dismissed-player Reeves Nelson had in it. Nelson has fired back, hoping to restore his ...