UCLA Bruins Articles

The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about preseason predictions and some of the top games to watch in each conference. The Pac-12 and the Big 12 are the only...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
UCLA is in the market for a new coach after the legendary program fired Ben Howland on March 25. Finding the right fit won’t be easy, and the job isn’t for the timid. UCLA fired a coach who went to three consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08...
David Fox
2 years ago
There was plenty of action on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Florida Gulf Coast became the first No. 15 seed Cinderella to make the Sweet 16 of the Big Dance. Wichita State “shocked” No. 1 seed Gonzaga to become just the fifth No. 9...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Heisman Trophy trends finally appear to be changing. Defensive players are getting invited to New York City with increased regularity as one player from that side of the ball has been a finalist in three of the last four seasons. The age stigma...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
With spring practice underway across college football, most of interest will focus on quarterback battles or incoming freshmen that enrolled early to get a jumpstart on making an impact for 2013. However, there’s always a handful of...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
SOUTH North Texas COMPLETE REGION PREVIEWS East | Midwest | West Top Two (1) Kansas Jayhawks (29–5, 14–4 Big 12) After losing three straight games to start February, the Jayhawks won 10 of their next 11 contests to cap their regular...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Caution employers: Work productivity may be down Thursday and Friday this week and next. The wild ride continues as college basketball conference tournaments enter their most dramatic phase. Four games in one day in major conferences,...
David Fox
2 years ago
March Madness is just getting started as the college basketball season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Pac-12. PAC-12...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
The most important number of the college basketball weekend was five. As in five teams to clinch NCAA Tournament bids. Two of the automatic bids went to regular season champions — Creighton in the Missouri Valley and Belmont in the Ohio Valley...
David Fox
2 years ago
Coming off a season where eight teams made bowl appearances, along with the rise of Stanford and Oregon into annual top-five status, the arrow on the Pac-12’s future is clearly pointing up. The Cardinal and Ducks have been jockeying for Pac-12...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country’s most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The evolution of the tight end...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Chris Henry was a running back at the University of Arizona from 2003 to 2006. After redshirting, he rushed for 159 yards as a freshman, 119 yards as a sophomore and 581 yards as a junior. Henry had 859 career rushing yards over three seasons...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
College football's 2013 National Signing Day is in the books and Athlon Sports kicks off its 2013 team recruiting rankings countdown with an in-depth look at the best classes in the nation. Jim Mora got his tenure at UCLA kick-started with a...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
A handful of players hit multiple milestones this week, but they weren’t necessarily the most notable numbers of the week. Creighton’s National Player of the Year contender Doug McDermott reached the 2,000-point mark, Kansas’ Jeff Withey...
David Fox
2 years ago
Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. The Pac-12 has watched its league and programs grow substantially...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
2 years ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
2 years ago
Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football. Without good players, winning championships is nearly impossible. But there is much debate as too just how much recruiting rankings matter. Here is something for doubters to consider: Alabama has...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
National Signing Day 2013 has come and gone. Fans, coaches and players alike rode a yearlong roller-coaster to the first Wednesday in February and it all ended with over 3,000 new college football players. While coaching and leadership is...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Most of the dust has settled on the Class of 2013, however, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of fireworks to come on National Signing Day 2013. Five of the top ten players in the nation are still left on the board and those decisions...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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