UCLA Bruins not pointing fingers after loss to Stanford |Sep 24, 2017

STANFORD >> The four white walls could not shield Jim Mora. The jubilant cheers of Stanford players and fans celebrating their 10th straight victory over UCLA seeped into the head coach’s postgame news conference room as Saturday night turned into Sunday morning at Stanford Stadium.

What’s next for UCLA football? The Colorado Buffaloes |Sep 24, 2017

UCLA (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) vs. Colorado (3-1, 0-1) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: ESPN2/TBA UCLA update: The miraculous 34-point comeback against Texas A&M is but a distant memory after UCLA’s latest loss to Stanford, a 58-34 drubbing at Stanford Stadium in which the Bruins gave up 405 rushing yards.

Struggling Stanford still presents big threat for UCLA football |Sep 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Jim Mora is not fooled by the two-game losing streak or the uncharacteristically porous run defense. The team UCLA faces in its conference opener is still, and will always be, a threat.

What’s next for UCLA football? The Stanford Cardinal |Sep 17, 2017

UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) at Stanford (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto TV/Radio: ESPN, AM-570 UCLA update: The Bruins are coming off their first loss of the season, a 48-45 upset at the hands of Memphis, as the defense gave up a season-high 560 yards.

UCLA defense bent, broken entering conference opener against Stanford |Sep 17, 2017

MEMPHIS >> It took one snap for Darrell Henderson to set the tone for the Memphis offense last Saturday. One play, 80 yards, a slew of UCLA defenders grasping at air as the Memphis running back streaked down the field at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Memphis’ first play from scrimmage of its 48-45 win over UCLA.

UCLA defense forced to get creative at linebacker |Sep 16, 2017

MEMPHIS >> UCLA’s defense prides itself on position flexibility and the Bruins had to get extra creative Saturday for its linebackers. Without senior Kenny Young, who was held out due to injury, and junior Josh Woods, who was suspended for the first half due to targeting, the Bruins transformed defensive end Keisean Lucier-South into a hybrid linebacker for their 48-45 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

UCLA running game tries to pick up steam in Memphis |Sep 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Right tackle Andre James cut down two would-be Hawai’i rushers and right guard Michael Alves cleared out another as running back Nate Starks saw a rushing lane larger than almost anything the UCLA offense had produced in more than a year.

UCLA turns to young linebackers against Memphis |Sep 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> On three, the UCLA linebackers break their huddle by saying, “LB!” and on six, they follow with an extended “UUUUUU!” With former Bruins linebackers from Anthony Barr to Eric Kendricks to Myles Jack suiting up for NFL teams on Sundays, UCLA is trying to stake its claim as the one true LBU — Linebacker University.

Josh Rosen throws 5 TDs as UCLA football crushes Hawaii |Sep 9, 2017

PASADENA >> It wasn’t the career-high five touchdowns on Josh Rosen’s mind as he stepped to the postgame news conference podium. Instead, it was the three incompletions that remained at the forefront of UCLA quarterback’s thinking after he led the Bruins to an easy 56-23 win over Hawaii on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Injuries pile up on defense in UCLA victory |Sep 9, 2017

PASADENA >> UCLA praised its defensive depth during the offseason and had to put it to the test Saturday in a 56-23 win over Hawaii as the Bruins lost three starters to injury. Already without starting nose tackle Boss Tagaloa, who watched the game from the stands, the Bruins lost linebacker Kenny Young and safeties Adarius Pickett and Jaleel Wadood in the first half.

Josh Rosen, UCLA fan Hawaii with a series of fastballs |Sep 9, 2017

PASADENA >> They started the week with a comeback full of drama and packed with memories. They finished the week with a victory devoid of suspense and - for good reasons - largely forgettable.

UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame |Sep 6, 2017

PASADENA — Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, former Texas coach Mack Brown and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will be among four men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Roses announced.

UCLA football searches for answers on defense |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Tom Bradley swallowed a “brave pill” on Sunday night. The reluctant treatment, which resulted in man-to-man coverage all over the field late in the game against Texas A&M, combined with an injury to the Aggies’ starting quarterback, cured UCLA’s defensive woes for that night.

Josh Rosen and UCLA offense get kudos for Texas A&M play |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Quarterback Josh Rosen claimed the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award for engineering UCLA’s comeback against Texas A&M on Sunday, but the junior got major assists from his supporting cast of receivers.

UCLA football puts Texas A&M win in rear view mirror |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Scott Quessenberry’s phone blew up with congratulatory messages after UCLA pulled off the second-biggest comeback in NCAA history on Sunday night. It took the better part of two days for the UCLA center to respond to every text and tweet.

UCLA vs. Hawaii: TV, time and more |Sep 4, 2017

UCLA (1-0) vs. Hawaii (2-0) When: 2 p.m., Saturday Where: Rose Bowl Watch/listen: Pac-12 Networks, AM570, AM1150 UCLA update: Amidst the euphoria of UCLA’s biggest comeback in school history, players and coaches tried to keep the 45-44 victory against Texas A& M in perspective on Sunday night.

UCLA football credits team brotherhood for comeback win |Sep 4, 2017

PASADENA >> UCLA didn’t start the biggest comeback in school history at the 2:06 mark of the third quarter when Soso Jamabo ran for a 6-yard touchdown against Texas A& M on Sunday at the Rose Bowl.

UCLA vs. Texas A&M: Live updates and analysis |Sep 3, 2017

While some of the early festivities leading up to UCLA vs. Texas A&M were canceled due to a lightning in the Pasadena area, the game is still on and schedule to begin at 4:30 pacific time. Not in the area? You can catch the game on Fox.

Whicker: Josh Rosen, UCLA Bruins pull an incredible 180 |Sep 3, 2017

PASADENA >> Tom Bradley, the defensive coordinator, didn’t even talk about desperation. Desperation implies that there’s a chance. UCLA was down 44-10 to Texas A&M. The only goal left was self-esteem.

Josh Rosen leads UCLA in historic comeback victory against Texas A&M |Sep 3, 2017

PASADENA >> Josh Rosen didn’t think of it, but he knew the play was perfect. Forty-three seconds, down by six at the Texas A& M 10-yard line. Time for the fake spike. UCLA used the often-practiced, rarely called trick play to cap a historic comeback against the Aggies on Sunday at the Rose Bowl, scoring the game-tying touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Rosen to receiver Jordan Lasley.

UCLA defense takes ‘brave pill’ to help Bruins to historic comeback |Sep 3, 2017

PASADENA -- UCLA didn’t practice a single snap of its base 4-3 defense in the past week and a half in preparation for its season opener against Texas A&M on Sunday. The Bruins, expecting the Aggies to spread the field with four and five receivers, prepared its nickel and dime coverages with five and six defensive backs.

Texas A&M at UCLA: Scouting report, TV, time & more |Sep 2, 2017

When: Today, 4:30 p.m. Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: Fox/11, AM 1150 2016 Records: UCLA (4-8, 1-7 Pac-12); Texas A&M (8-5, 4-4 SEC) Texas A &M stats (2016) RB Trayveon Williams: 1,057 yards, 8 TDs WR Christian Kirk: 83 catches, 928 yards, 9 TDs, 3 punt return TDs LB Otaro Alaka: 74 tackles, 9 TFLs, 2 sacks S Armani Watts: 56 tackles, 6 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 INT, 2 forced fumbles DT Kingsley Keke: 37 tackles, 7 TFLs, 4 sacks Texas A &M injury report: OUT: CB Nick Harvey (knee) Texas A &M wins if: The Aggies find a way to pressure Josh Rosen again without defensive ends Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall.

UCLA hits reset for opener against Aggies |Sep 2, 2017

Kenny Young is just ready to hit the field. It doesn’t matter that UCLA will have a chance to avenge an overtime loss to Texas A& M when the teams meet again today at 4:30 p.

UCLA, Austin Roberts learn from Texas A&M frustrations |Sep 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Austin Roberts hasn’t forgotten the drop. Third down against Texas A&M at the goal line, the game-tying touchdown in overtime. It glanced off his right thumb. The Bruins lose one play later.

UCLA football 2017 season preview: Bruins at crossroads |Aug 31, 2017

Two years ago, Jim Mora was coming off his second consecutive 10-win season. He totaled the most wins for a UCLA coach through the first three years of his tenure in school history. How quickly times change.

2017 UCLA football: 5 burning questions for the Bruins |Aug 31, 2017

For the first time since his first year at the helm, Jim Mora leads an unranked UCLA football team into its season opener. It’s a long climb back from 4-8. Here’s what to watch as the Bruins attempt to rebound from the coach’s first losing season in Westwood.

2017 UCLA football schedule and analysis |Aug 31, 2017

UCLA is trying to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season, but faces a tough schedule, starting at the top with another season opener against an SEC opponent. Here’s a game-by-game look at what the Bruins face this year: SUNDAY VS.

Pac-12 football predictions 2017: Top players, games and champions |Aug 31, 2017

Can the Pac-12 become more than a two-horse race? Or are USC and Washington destined to meet for the Pac-12 championship in Santa Clara in early December, the Trojans shouldered by their Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback in Sam Darnold, the Huskies an emerging Pacific Northwest powerhouse led by a shrewd coach in Chris Petersen? The former scenario might make for a more compelling regular season, filled with upsets and competitive late-night shootouts.

UCLA football ready to reinvigorate running game |Aug 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Weary of unnecessary hits, Jim Mora blows plays dead on first contact in practice. Buried by the sound of the head coach’s whistle, the team’s running game remained quiet during training camp, detectable only through post-practice film study.

What’s new at the Rose Bowl in time for UCLA football |Aug 31, 2017

Dog Haus, a Pasadena-based restaurant chain known for its gourmet hot dogs and sausages, is about to unveil a new eatery in the Rose Bowl. Dog Haus and the stadium’s management announced a multiyear partnership Wednesday, making Dog Haus the first restaurant to have a permanent location at the iconic venue.

UCLA vs. Hawai’i part of shortened Pac-12 Net format |Aug 30, 2017

The Pac-12 Conference announced a pilot program aimed at shortening football games Wednesday, and UCLA’s game against Hawai’i on Sept. 9 at the Rose Bowl is one of the nonconference games included in the program.

Houston’s Najee Toran keeps eye on Harvey, focus on UCLA opener |Aug 30, 2017

Najee Toran watches the coverage of Hurricane Harvey more than 1,500 miles away from the devastation and feels overwhelmed by the images of water rising to the roofs of homes and families being forced to evacuate.

Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen take USC-UCLA rivalry to new heights |Aug 30, 2017

If they weren’t already rivals by design and definition, they would be rivals by default. That’s just how it works with USC and UCLA, schools that share a city but fight over pretty much everything else.

Giants cut ex-UCLA DE Odighizuwa after PED suspension |Aug 29, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have waived third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa a day after the NFL suspended him for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Mark Shuken takes over Pac-12 Network as issues loom |Aug 29, 2017

In his new position as Pac-12 Network president, Mark Shuken can shake things up. Or, he could simply try to appease those getting a little stir-crazy.

UCLA vs. Texas A&M and Noel Mazzone — the sequel |Aug 29, 2017

Despite Noel Mazzone’s departure to Texas A&M, UCLA head coach Jim Mora continues to keep in touch with his former offensive coordinator. They texted regularly this spring and summer, but that communication has stopped this week.

UCLA QB Josh Rosen is ‘Chosen’ for a good reason |Aug 28, 2017

“Chosen” Rosen was born from the pages of Sports Illustrated. Not from the 2016 cover Josh Rosen graced as a rising sophomore, dressed in full UCLA home uniform with the headline proclaiming “one way or another, you will pay attention” to the quarterback with a big arm and big mouth.

Pac-12 football preview: Washington poised for another run |Aug 28, 2017

USC might be ranked No. 4 in the nation but you can probably find just as many pundits who believe Washington will win the Pac-12 Conference. The Huskies certainly have a favorable schedule that skips the Trojans during the regular season and opens with Rutgers, Montana and Fresno State.

Scouting UCLA’s first opponent: Texas A&M |Aug 27, 2017

On Nov. 1, 2016, when the first College Football Playoff rankings came out last year, Texas A&  M was fourth with a 7-1 record. Not even a month after those first rankings, the Aggies were free-falling toward their third-straight 8-5 finish.

UCLA defense counting on young talent to bolster depth |Aug 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> By linebackers coach Scott White’s own words, sophomore Lokeni Toailoa is “ahead of his time” at UCLA. His maturity is what allowed the former four-star recruit from Carter High in Rialto to grab the starting middle linebacker role this year, but if his youth ever catches up to him, he can find an easy remedy.

UCLA’s offensive coordinator Fisch has learned from some of the best |Aug 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Jedd Fisch couldn’t get football off his mind. Never mind that he nearly died a few days earlier, was lying in the hospital hooked up to a ventilator and unable to speak after multiple heart surgeries.

UCLA football begins prep for Texas A&M season opener |Aug 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — First, there was the “summer of improvement.” Then came the “week of details.” Now Jedd Fisch has named UCLA’s season opener against Texas A&M on Sept.

UCLA offensive lineman Kenny Lacy out for season |Aug 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> UCLA had enough questions about its offensive line after last season’s debacle and it definitely didn’t need to add another Thursday for one of its most experienced players.

Giovanni Gentosi relishes UCLA scholarship opportunity |Aug 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> When UCLA football coach Jim Mora told Giovanni Gentosi he was going to be interviewed during halftime of UCLA’s Spring Game in April, the fourth-year junior knew something was up.

California’s top public salaries go to coaches, doctors |Aug 22, 2017

The best-compensated public employee in California last year was UCLA football coach Jim Mora, who made $3.57 million according to new pay data for 2016 the state controller released Tuesday. Mora, who has a 41-24 record in his first five seasons as the Bruins’ coach, signed a contract extension in June 2016 that could pay him $3.

UCLA football prepares for move to shady Rose Bowl sideline |Aug 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> To celebrate the end of training camp, UCLA  coach Jim Mora gave his players two days off. After 17 practices in 18 days, they welcomed the down time. With only a week and a half left until their season opener against Texas A&M, there may not be many other opportunities to rest.

5 things we learned from UCLA training camp |Aug 21, 2017

Apparently, Jim Mora had seen enough. The head coach abruptly ended UCLA’s training camp early Sunday when he cancelled the team’s final practice. His players celebrated wildly in the team room upon hearing the news that they would finally receive a night off after 17 practices in 18 days.

UCLA football wraps up training camp with surprise ending |Aug 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> When UCLA opened its training camp on Aug. 2, a picturesque sunset tinted the sky over Wasserman Football Center pink and purple. Admiring the view from afar, former UCLA receiver Jordan Payton, who is currently in his second NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns, perhaps felt a small tinge of jealousy.

UCLA training camp: Saturday’s practice at a glance |Aug 19, 2017

A brief look at UCLA’s training camp practice at Spaulding Field Catch 22 Cornerback Nate Meadors picked off quarterback Josh Rosen twice Saturday, both times on tipped passes. The first came off a high throw that grazed wide receiver Darren Andrews’ fingertips.

UCLA offensive lineman Michael Alves makes case for starting role |Aug 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A text from UCLA offensive line coach Hank Fraley flashed across Michael Alves’ phone screen. “You’re going with the ones tomorrow,” it read. Instead of being excited about his promotion from second-string guard to the first group, Alves was concerned.