Bruins Begin Holiday Bowl Festivities

Dec. 23, 2012

USS Boxer | Rady Children's Hospital

UCLA Visits USS Boxer & Rady Children's Hospital

Coach Mora Post-Practice Interview

San Diego, Calif. - The UCLA football team had a busy day on Sunday, as festivities for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl officially got underway throughout San Diego.

The Bruins' day began with a morning practice at San Diego State University, where the team ran through a series of drills and workouts. Coach Jim Mora and several players were made available after practice for a brief media session, before the team hustled onto buses for the day's next event, a luncheon aboard the Navy's amphibious assualt ship USS Boxer. Both Holiday Bowl teams attended the luncheon, where UCLA and Baylor players had the chance to interact with a number of sailors, many of whom are about the same age as the athletes. After the luncheon, players were led on tours throughout the ship and then headed out on deck to take pictures.

Following a return to the hotel, seven players, including Coach Mora, headed off to the Rady Children's Hospital to visit patients. The team signed footballs and handed out gifts to the children, who were also visited by members of the Baylor program. The UCLA players selected to participate in the event were captains Brett Hundley also volunteered his time at the hospital.

UCLA has another busy day tomorrow, as another morning practice will be followed by a visit to the World Famous San Diego Zoo. The team is slated to visit Sea World on Christmas Day.

Be sure to check UCLA's BOWL CENTRAL PAGE for the latest updates on the team's trip to San Diego. UCLA and Baylor will meet in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 6:45 p.m.

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vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA