Aug. 15, 2012
The Bruin football team practiced without pads on Wednesday morning in San Bernardino. A second practice is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this evening. Thursday's practice session will begin at 8:00 a.m. Continue to check the website for practice time changes / updates.
The Wednesday morning practice once again featured situational work with offense going against the defense. Senior Y receiver Joseph Fauria made several key catches during the drills. Coach Mora talked after practice about the competition going on in the Bruin secondary. He cited youngsters Ishmael Adams, Randall Goforth and Marcus Rios as having the "indicators" which could make them contributors this season. The team will break up the afternoon with a meeting before the evening practice and then take the field for the second session of the day beginning at 5:30 p.m.
If you cannot make it out to San Bernardino to check out the Bruins, make plans to be on campus in Westwood on Saturday, August 18 for a Meet the Bruins Day in Drake Stadium from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fans will be able to get autographs and photos of the players and coaches, food trucks will be on site and there will be a Kids Zone and more. Practices on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at Spaulding Field on the Westwood campus will be open to the public. Those practices are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday; 11:30 a.m. on Monday; and at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The team will then begin preparations for the Rice game.
UCLA opens the 2012 football season on the road with a game against Rice on August 30 (6:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. PT). The Bruins then return home to the Rose Bowl for three straight games --- Nebraska (Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m.), Houston (Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.) and Oregon State (Sept. 22, time TBA). For ticket information call 310-UCLA-WIN.
Fans heading to Cal State San Bernardino (5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407) should plan on bringing their own chairs, as there are no bleachers around the practice fields. Parking ($5 daily charge) can be secured at the parking kiosk off the Coyote Drive entrance to the university or at the blue automated kiosks in the lot. Plenty of parking is available in lots (Lot G is closest to field) within a short walk of the practice site located on the east side of the campus.