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Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday choose UCLA over NBA

The UCLA basketball team won’t be entirely rebuilding after all. Facing the prospect of losing its top seven scorers, two announced Tuesday they won’t be leaving. Junior Thomas Welsh and sophomore Aaron Holiday will stay at U...

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    UCLA freshmen adjusting to college football

    LOS ANGELES — Hot off his 14th practice at UCLA and his first media appearance as a Bruin, Austin Burton is high-tailing it off the intramural fields. With his helmet in tow, Burton runs toward the locker room. He has class in 20 minutes. Welcome to college, freshman. Instead of prepping for their senior proms, UCLA’s four early enrollees are waking up before the sun rises and putting on their pads for spring practice to a head start on their college...

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    Patience has paid off for UCLA’s Jayon Brown

    UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown played in front of Southern California crowds for the last eight years and is now preparing to take the next step into the NFL. The Long Beach Poly High School graduate is projected as a middle-round pick likely to be taken either late in the third round of the draft on Friday or during the fourth or fifth rounds on Saturday. The ironic thing for Brown is that while he played in Southern California his whole career, the truth is that he was on the bench as...

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    UCLA tight ends see growth amid high expectations

    LOS ANGELES — UCLA’s tight ends group was formed with a bunch of outcast wide receivers, converted defensive linemen and a former high school quarterback. A short year later, the unit is bulging with talent. The next step is transferring that to the field in UCLA’s new offense. “Coach (Rip Scherer) says we’re not good yet, we’re just getting better,” tight end Caleb Wilson said. Wilson described the tight end position under...

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    NFL Draft: Which UCLA players may get picked and when?

    Here’s a look at the UCLA players whose names could be called the next few days at the NFL Draft: Takkarist McKinley Position: Defensive end Year: Senior Size: 6-2, 250 pounds Possible round: 1st What they’re saying: “He possesses the explosive first step, arm length (34 3/4 inches) and high-revving motor to ultimately prove...

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    Real, live game will close spring for UCLA football

    LOS ANGELES >> From popcorn to live tackling, Jim Mora hopes to end UCLA’s month-long spring campaign with a bang. After getting through spring practices mostly injury-free, Mora has finalized the plans for a true spring game for Saturday’s Spring Showcase at Drake Stadium at 1 p.m. Every snap will be live, with the exception of special teams plays, and that includes quarterbacks. Even Josh Rosen. “If it’s a game, it’s a game,...

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  • NFL Draft

    UCLA’s Fabian Moreau lives up to NFL draft prediction

    Jim Mora peered over a crowd of reporters in 2014 and saw Fabian Moreau walking off Spaulding Field after practice. He looked at the rising junior, mentioned Moreau’s long arms, slightly bow-legged stance and thick stature. With a firm point of his right index finger, Mora nailed down Moreau’s future. “That’s an NFL corner right there,” Mora said. In a few days, that three-year-old statement will come true. Moreau is poised to be an...

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    Jimmie Dougherty lands in dream place with UCLA

    LOS ANGELES >> When he was an assistant at the University of San Diego, Jimmie Dougherty often drove to Westwood to watch practice at UCLA. Then just a young coach at only his second job, Dougherty fawned over the campus. Since those days, between 2004-08 when he bounced between roles including tight ends coach, quarterbacks coach, passing game coordinator and offensive coordinator, Dougherty envisioned UCLA as a “dream place to work.” So even though he had just...

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    Ike Anigbogu is one-and-done at UCLA after hiring agent

    By Clay Fowler cfowler@scng.com @Clay_Fowler on Twitter Ike Anigbogu hired an agent Thursday, ending his basketball career at UCLA after one season. Wearing a UCLA basketball T-shirt, the 6-foot-10 freshman posed for a picture with agent Jason Glushon posted on Twitter as part of Glushon Sports Management’s announcement of its newest client. Anigbogu announced his intention to declare for the NBA draft April 5, but waited to hire an agent until gathering more...

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  • UCLA

    UCLA seeks progress, not separation, in backup QB race

    LOS ANGELES — Spring is a time for progress, not final decisions. For Matt Lynch and Devon Modster, it’s a time for competition. The redshirt freshmen are vying for the backup quarterback job, which head coach Jim Mora said remains open after almost three weeks of practice. “There’s not going to be a day where we don’t stop competing,” Lynch said. During the first 10 practices, it was typically Modster first off the bench to lead...

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    Mossi Johnson switches sides for sake of UCLA football

    LOS ANGELES — Mossi Johnson doesn’t care what color his practice jersey is anymore. Blue for offense? White for defense? He’ll ditch them both for his gray undershirt, like he did one practice this spring, if it means he can help his team. Johnson is part receiver, part defensive back and a whole cheerleader. While trying to carve out a spot with UCLA’s defense this spring, the rising senior brings energy and positivity to both sides of the...

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