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Bruins Ready For Boise State

Aug. 30, 1999

LOS ANGELES - UCLA will open the 1999 season at home in the Rose Bowl on Sat., Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. vs. Boise State of the Big West Conference.The Bruins have been ranked 15th by USA Today/ESPN on its pre-season poll and are currently ranked 17th by Associated Press. However, due to suspension and injury UCLA is expected to enter the Boise game without nine projected starters (five defense, four offense).

Posters will be distributed free and a fireworks show will take place shortly after the game.

UCLA is beginning its 18th season in the Rose Bowl and owns a record of 66-29-2 since the first Bruin home game against Long Beach State was played there in 1982. UCLA is 6-3 in home openers in the 1990's.

The two-time Pacific-10 Conference champion Bruins concluded the 1998 season 10-2 overall and 8-0 in league play. They were ranked No. 8 on the final polls by both USA Today/ESPN and Associated Press. They were also No. 5 on the final BCS rankings.

The Bruins played in the Rose Bowl, their second New Year's Day bowl in as many years. UCLA won 10 games in back-to-back seasons for only the second time in history and back-to-back league titles for the first time since 1982-83.

WHO's IN and WHO's OUT
UCLA has suspended defensive backs Ryan Roques, Marques Anderson and Eric Whitfield, linebackers Ali Abdul-Azziz, Tony White, Ryan Nece and Robert Thomas, offensive linemen Oscar Cabrera and Jim Ghezzi and running backs Durell Price and Keith Brown for the first two games for wrongfully obtaining and misusing disabled parking placards (Anderson will not play the entire season).

In addition, defensive back Audie Attar is suspended for the Boise State game for a violation of team rules during the off-season. Injury is expected to sideline starting flanker Danny Farmer (ankle sprain) and tight end Gabe Crecion (broken rib).

UCLA finished the 1998 season ranked No. 8 on the final polls of both USA Today/ESPN and Associated Press. It was never out of the Top Ten. The Bruins finished in the final AP Top Ten in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1987-88 and the final Top Ten of the coaches' poll in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1984-85.

1999 rankings:
USA Today/ESPN: Pre-season: No. 15,
AP: Pre-season: No. 16, Aug. 29: No. 17.

Senior flanker Danny Farmer, a pre-season first-team All-American, is on the pre-season list for the Belitnikoff Award, presented to the nation's top receiver.

Sophomore outside linebacker Ryan Nece is on the pre-season list for the Butkus Award, presented to the nation's best linebacker.

UCLA is meeting Boise State in football for the first time. The Broncos finished 1998 with a 6-5 record under first-year head coach Dirk Koetter. Koetter had served as an offensive coordinator at San Francisco State, Texas-El Paso, Missouri, Boston College and Oregon. The team finished 24th in the nation in total yardage last season.

BSU returns seven starters along the offensive and defensive front, a two-year starting quarterback (Bart Hendricks), and nine overall returning starters on defense.

Now in his fourth season as head coach of the Bruins, Bob Toledo owns a record of 25-10 (19-5 in Pac-10 play). His winning percentage of .714 is the second-highest in UCLA history behind only Red Sanders, the coach of UCLA's national championship team, among coaches with at least three years on the job.

The 20-game winning streak snapped versus Miami on Dec. 5 was the longest in school history, twice as long as the previous streak (10, set in 1946 and tied in 1954-55).

Toledo is only the second coach in school history to win 10 regular-season games (Bert LaBrucherie in 1946) and only the second coach in school history to win 10 games in back-to-back seasons (Terry Donahue in 1987-88).

Toledo is 13-3 at the Rose Bowl during the regular season, including a 10-game winning streak.

Under Toledo, UCLA is 21-4 when it scores at least 30 points and 13-1 when it scores at least 40. The Bruins are 20-2 when leading entering the fourth quarter, 2-0 when tied entering the final quarter and have won three times when trailing after three periods.

UCLA is 17-2 when leading at the half and has won four times after trailing at the half and four when tied at the half.


  • UCLA's record of 20-4 in the last two-plus years is the best in the Pac-10, as is its league record of 15-1. Arizona is second in both categories with an overall record of 19-7 and a league mark of 11-5.
  • UCLA's record of 25-10 under head coach Bob Toledo is tied for the best in the Pac-10 during the last three-plus years (Arizona State is second at 25-10). Arizona is 24-13 while Washington is 23-13. In league play, UCLA is 19-5, followed by ASU's 18-6 and Washington's 16-8.
  • UCLA set season school records for total offense (5,847 yards), passing yards (3,658 yards) and passing touchdowns (29) in 1998.
  • UCLA has now produced two Outland Trophy winners (Jonathan Ogden in 1995 and Kris Farris in 1998) and three first-team All-America tackles (Ogden, Chad Overhauser in 1997 and Farris) in the last four years.
  • Cade McNown set UCLA season records for passing yards (3,470) and total offense (3,652 yards), breaking marks he had set in 1997.
  • DeShaun Foster tied the school record for touchdowns in a game by scoring four times (three rushing, one receiving) against USC. He was the first true freshman to score four times in a game and his 12 TDs in 1998 were a school record for true freshmen.
  • Receiver Danny Farmer (school-record 1,274 yds) became just the fourth Bruin to go over the 1,000 yard mark in receiving yards at the Miami game. He gained 142 yards in the Rose Bowl to become UCLA's single-season leader for receiving yardage. Farmer's average per catch of 22.0 was the highest by any Bruin with at least 36 catches in a season.
  • DeShaun Foster set UCLA's all-time single season rushing mark by a true freshman. Foster finished with 673 yards (5.3 average). Shawn Wills was the previous record-holder with 622 in 1988. Foster also became the first true freshman since Skip Hicks in 1993 to lead the team in rushing.
  • Including the 88,080 fans who attended the USC contest, UCLA drew 368,547 fans to its five home games at the Rose Bowl. The average of 73,709 led the Pac-10 and set a new UCLA season record. The previous best was 69,812 in 1947.
  • In 1998, UCLA became only the fourth team in league history to win eight conference games in a season. The others were: USC - 1988, Washington - 1991, Arizona State - 1996. UCLA was also just one of three teams to win 15 Pac-10 games over two seasons (seven in 1997 and eight this year). The others include: USC in 1987 and 1988, UW in 1990 and 1991.
  • UCLA recorded at least 500 yards of total offense on five occasions in 1998 - 670 versus Miami, 584 versus Texas, 547 versus Oregon, 538 versus Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl (an all-time Rose Bowl record) and 523 at Oregon State. The Bruins rushed for at least 200 yards five times and passed for at least 300 yards in five games, including a school record total of 515 at Miami and 418 against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl (No. 2 in school history).
  • UCLA scored at least 28 points in each game last season and at least 40 in seven of its contests. The total of 476 points rank second in school history, just one behind 1997's record total of 477. UCLA's regular-season scoring average of 40.5 ranked fifth in the nation and the overall average of 39.7 ranked third in school history behind 1997's 39.8 and 42.7 in 1973.

UCLA is one of 26 football programs to graduate at least 70% of its 1993-94 freshman class, according to results released by the American Football Coaches Association. UCLA's percentage was 82.6%, with 19 of 23 student-athletes earning a degree.

UCLA was the only Pac-10 school to earn a spot on the list.

In the 1998 NCAA Graduation Report, UCLA earned the following rankings among schools in the 1998 Final USA Today Top 25 poll: first (tied) in grade-point average for the incoming freshman classes of 1994-97 (3.15), second in SAT scores for the incoming freshman classes of 1994-97 (990), seventh in graduation rate for the 1991 freshman class (65%) and 11th in graduation rate for the 1988-91 freshman classes (57%).

Danny Farmer enters the 1999 season recognized as one of the nation's best wide receivers and a leading candidate for the Biletnikoff Award. He has been selected to the pre-season All-America teams of Street & Smith, Lindy's and Playboy. A fine all-around athlete who starred on the men's volleyball team, he possesses great size, deceptive speed, outstanding leaping ability and the knack of making the big catch in traffic. A former walk-on, Farmer earned a scholarship prior to the 1996 season and concluded it with a team-leading 31 catches.

Farmer's career totals are 130 receptions for 2,447 yards and 16 touchdowns in just 35 games and he could break both school records (179 receptions and 2,548 yards) by the end of his senior year. He ranks third on UCLA's career receiving yardage list and fourth on the career reception list (see career-best lists below). A big-play performer, he has made 19 receptions of at least 40 yards, including 13 last season.

Farmer was the team's leading receiver with 58 catches for 1,274 yards (22.0 average) and nine touchdowns. In the Washington game, he became only the fourth player in school history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a season. His 1,274 yards set a new UCLA record, breaking Kevin Jordan's record of 1,228 yards, set in 1994, and he averaged 106.2 yards per contest. His average (22.0) was the highest in school history among players with at least 36 receptions in a season.

During the regular season, Farmer ranked second in the Pac-10 (16th in the NCAA) in receiving yards per game (102.91) and his average of 22.2 yards per catch was the highest in the league among players averaging at least 2.5 receptions per game.

In 1996, this junior went from a former walk-on to the first freshman ever to lead UCLA in receiving. He earned a scholarship prior to the season and concluded it with a team-leading 31 catches and four touchdown receptions. In 1997, he ranked second on the squad with 41 receptions for 649 yards and three scores.

Farmer is a two-sport star who made major contributions to the volleyball squad, which won NCAA titles in 1998 and 1996. Danny is not the only member of his family to have won a national championship. His father George was a Bruin footballer, as well, and also a member of the 1970 national championship basketball team. Uncle Dave Farmer was on the 1974 USC national championship football team. Both went on to play professional football.

1998 FARMER Receiving

Game     TCB Net   Avg.  TD   LG
TEX*      4   81   20.3   1   36
HOU*      4  100   25.0   0   41
WSU*      5  100   20.0   0   51
ARIZ      2   87   43.5   1   64
ORE*      7  161   23.0   2   60
CAL*      5   52   10.4   0   19
STAN*     6   78   13.0   0   20
OSU*      5  113   22.6   2   43
WASH*     4  134   33.5   0   61
USC*      3   91   30.3   0   42
MIAMI*    6  135   22.5   2   77
WISC*     7  142   20.3   1   44
1998     58  1274  22.0   9   77


                Years    No.  Yds   Avg    TD
Kevin Jordan    1992-95  179  2548  14.23  12
J.J. Stokes     1991-94  154  2469  16.03  28
Sean LaChapelle 1989-92  142  2027  14.27  14 
Danny Farmer    1996-98  130  2447  18.82  16
Mike Sherrard   1982-85  128  1965  15.35  10


                Years    No.  Yds   Avg    TD
Kevin Jordan    1992-95  179  2548  14.23  12
J.J. Stokes     1991-94  154  2469  16.03  28
Danny Farmer    1996-98  130  2447  18.88  16
Jim McElroy     1994-97  101  2029  20.09  14
Sean LaChapelle 1989-92  142  2027  14.27  14


                Year     No.  Yds   Avg    TD 
Danny Farmer    1998     58   1274  22.0    9
Kevin Jordan    1994     73   1228  16.8    7 
J.J. Stokes     1993     82   1181  14.4   17
Sean LaChapelle 1991     73   1056  14.5   11
Jim McElroy     1997     47   988   21.0   10

1999 true junior Brian Polak did an outstanding job in his first year as a starter at right tackle. The starter in all 12 games, Polak allowed just one sack and 9.5 hurries in 11 regular-season games, but just four in his final 10 games. He had 344 pass-blocking opportunities and 20 knockdown blocks, including four at Washington and three each versus Arizona, Stanford and Miami. He played at least 60 snaps in eight regular-season games (the last six straight).

On Sept. 19, junior Jermaine Lewis ran into the Houston end zone four times to tie the school record for rushing touchdowns and total TDs in a game. Both records are held by several athletes. The following week against Washington State, Lewis added two more rushing scores and finished with 94 yards on 15 carries, his second-highest total of the year.

At California, Lewis led the Bruins with 60 yards rushing. He rushed for one score and threw a 30-yard scoring pass to Jon Dubravac for the final Bruin tally of the day. In the regular season, Lewis ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in scoring (6.60) and eighth in rushing (50.3).

He finished the 1998 season as the team's second-leading rusher with a career-high 553 yards and averaged 4.3 yards per attempt. He rushed for at least 45 yards in six games and led the team in rushing five times. He led the Bruins with 13 touchdowns, a total exceeded only seven times in school history.

True sophomore DeShaun Foster, a first-team Freshman All-American, wrote his name into Bruin lore by scoring all four touchdowns (three rushing and one receiving) in UCLA's 34-17 victory over USC. He became the first true freshman in school history to score four TDs in one game and tied the overall school record held by numerous players, including teammate Jermaine Lewis. On the afternoon, Foster led the team with 109 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and made three receptions for 18 yards and one TD.

Foster finished the year with 673 yards, the most ever by a UCLA true freshman. He is the first true freshman to lead the team in rushing since Skip Hicks in 1993 and is also the first true freshman since Hicks to rush for over 100 yards twice in the same season. On the year, he was the team's leading rusher with his 673 yards and averaged a team-best 5.3 yards per attempt. He ranked second on the team with 12 touchdowns (10 rushing and two receiving), a new school record for true freshmen.

During the regular season, he ranked fifth (tied) in the conference in scoring (7.2), seventh in rushing (63.5) and 13th in all-purpose yards (105.5).

He played in 11 games in 1998, missing most of the Oregon game and all of the contest at California with a sprained knee. Foster also averaged 26.6 yards on eight kickoff returns and 7.1 yards on eight punt returns. He led the team in rushing five times, including each of the final four regular-season games.

Top UCLA True Freshman Rushing Totals

                Game   TCB   Net   Avg. TD   LG
DeShaun Foster  1998   126   673   5.3  10*  65
Shawn Wills     1988    94   622   6.6   5   50
Skip Hicks      1993   100   563   5.6   5   43
Gaston Green    1984    91   516   5.7   5   72
*12 total (two receiving)

Brian Poli-Dixon, an All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection, was the team's second-leading receiver with 44 receptions for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns, one of the best seasons ever by a Bruin sophomore. Only J.J. Stokes (728 yards in 1992) ever gained more yards as a sophomore and only Mike Sherrard (48) and Kevin Jordan (45) ever made more receptions.

His 10 receiving touchdowns ranked first (tied) in the Pac-10. During his career, he has scored 12 touchdowns on 54 receptions.

His nine-catch performance at Oregon State tied for seventh on the all-time UCLA single-game receiving list. It was the most catches by a UCLA player since J.J. Stokes caught 14 balls in the 1994 Rose Bowl.

In 1997, he became only the fourth UCLA true freshman wide receiver since 1973 to catch a touchdown pass and the second to catch two in the same game (Houston).

Senior Brad Melsby made 16 receptions (tied for third on the squad) and averaged 20.7 yards per catch, second-highest among players with at least five catches. On Nov. 7 at Oregon State, he made perhaps the catch of the year. With just 21 seconds remaining in the game and the scored tied 34-34, Melsby broke free on the right sideline, caught a pass from Cade McNown and raced to the end zone for the game-winning 61-yard touchdown.

Jon Dubravac became the fifth true freshman wide receiver in school history to catch a TD pass with his grab of a halfback option pass from Jermaine Lewis at California.

The Bruins were successful in 1998 despite the loss of sophomore Freddie Mitchell, who figured to be one of the team's big play performers. In his debut against Texas, Mitchell made four receptions for 108 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown reception. He also threw a 34-yard touchdown pass, gained 30 yards on a reverse and returned three kickoffs for 78 yards. He suffered a fractured right femur at Houston while returning a kickoff 47 yards in the first quarter.

Through hard work, he recovered in time to play a few snaps against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. On one of those plays, he tossed a 61-yard touchdown to Durell Price off a fake reverse, his second TD pass of the year.

Jason Bell, a true senior who started every game in 1998, led the squad with 14 passes defensed and made 38 tackles. He recorded a career-high eight tackles at California and added five stops versus Stanford. He was credited with four passes defensed at Houston, three against USC and two versus Texas and Arizona.

Redshirt sophomore Jason Stephens, slowed by a sprained knee in fall camp, played well in his seven starts last season at strong safety. He had a career-high 11 tackles, including one for loss, in the game at Miami.

In the Pac-10 finale against USC, he made four tackles, including one for loss. He also recovered two fumbles, returning one 27 yards to set up a field goal, forced a fumble and made the first interception of his career.

On the year, he made 58 tackles, including five for losses, forced two fumbles and recovered a pair, and made one interception.

Junior defensive left end Kenyon Coleman was the leader of the defensive line and earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He made 23 tackles despite missing two full games (Washington State and Arizona) and most of a third (Houston) after suffering a sprained knee at Houston. He ranked third on the team with 4.5 sacks and was credited with seven tackles for loss.

Senior right tackle Pete Holland, UCLA's defensive captain, started 10 games (two at left end and eight on the right side) a year ago, missing only against Washington State (nickel package) and Wisconsin (elbow injury). He made 18 tackles, including four each against Oregon and Oregon State.

This redshirt junior from Northern California (Orinda, CA) spent the last two seasons backing up Cade McNown. Bennett came to UCLA as a walk on athlete from Miramonte High School where he threw for over 2,300 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for six more scores as a prep senior.

He was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of the 1997 season. As a redshirt freshman in 1997, he appeared in six games and completed three of six passes for 52 yards and one touchdown (11-yarder to Ryan Neufeld vs. UH). He saw the most extensive action of his Bruin career to date when he played the entire second half of a 66-10 win over Houston.

Last season, he also appeared in six games. He completed three of five passes for 24 yards and a touchdown (a 12-yarder to Randy Hakes vs. WSU) and caught one pass for 53 yards (a "Hail Mary" at the end of regulation vs. Oregon).

UCLA coach Bob Toledo has projected 13 position players - seven on offense and six on defense - plus two kickers to start for the first time versus Boise State. CB Joe Hunter (redshirt freshman), OLBs Billy Pieper (redshirt junior) and Asi Faoa (true freshman), MLB Ed Stansbury (redshirt sophomore), FS Joey Strycula (redshirt senior), DE Rusty Williams (redshirt freshman), OL Blake Worley (redshirt freshman), OL Mike Saffer (redshirt freshman), OL Troy Danoff (redshirt sophomore), TE Gabe Crecion (redshirt junior), RB DeShaun Foster (true sophomore), QB Drew Bennett (redshirt junior), FB Matt Stanley (redshirt sophomore), PK Chris Griffith (redshirt freshman), P Nate Fikse (true freshman).

Of the projected starters, there are six seniors, five juniors, six sophomores, four redshirt freshmen and one true freshman. Of the six seniors, one has never started a game, a second has started once and a third has started three times. Of the five juniors, three have never started a game. Of the six sophomores, four have never started a game and a fifth has started once.


WR: Danny Farmer (11/27)
    Brad Melsby (3/3)
    Brian Poli-Dixon (10/10)

OL: Matt Phelan (1/1) Oscar Cabrera (7/7) Brian Polak (12/12) James Ghezzi (4/4) TE: None

QB: None

RB: Jermaine Lewis (9/9) Durell Price (10/10) Keith Brown (3/3)

Defense DL: Pete Holland (10/17) Kenyon Coleman (9/9) Ken Kocher (1/1) Anthony Fletcher (1/1) Travor Turner (3/3) Stephen Sua (1/1) Santi Hall (11/11) LB: Tony White (12/12) Ryan Nece (9/9) DB: Eric Whitfield (3/5) Jason Bell (12/17) Ryan Roques (6/6) Jason Stephens (7/7)


  • Jermaine Lewis - scoring (8th in Pac-10, 6.6), rushing (8th in Pac-10, 50.3).
  • Danny Farmer - receiving yards (2nd in Pac-10, 16th in NCAA, 102.9), receptions (11th in Pac-10, 4.6), all-purpose yards (105.8).
  • DeShaun Foster - rushing (7th in Pac-10, 63.5), scoring (T-5th in Pac-10, 7.2), all-purpose yards (12th in Pac-10, 105.5).
  • Rush Offense - 2nd in Pac-10, 29th in NCAA, 188.1
  • Pass Offense - 3rd in Pac-10, 15th in NCAA, 294.5
  • Total Offense - 1st in Pac-10, 8th in NCAA, 482.6
  • KO Returns - 2nd in Pac-10, 11th in NCAA, 23.7
  • Punt Returns - 5th in Pac-10, 35th in nation, 11.1
  • Net Punting - 4th in Pac-10, 36.8
  • Scoring Offense - 1st in Pac-10, 5th in NCAA, 40.5
  • Turnover Margin - 1st in Pac-10, T-2nd in NCAA +1.5.

In 1998, center Shawn Stuart was selected first-team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American. Punter/place kicker Chris Sailer and offensive guard Andy Meyers were selected to the 1998 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District-8 team.

Twenty members of the 1999 team earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll (3.0 or higher GPA) during the 1998-99 school year. Ten of them earned a spot during two or more of the three quarters.

UCLA's football program has produced 15 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship winners (50 in all sports, including three in 1997-98 and two -- center Shawn Stuart and kicker Chris Sailer, in 1998-99), 16 Academic All-Americans (13 first-team selections), four NCAA Today's Top Six honorees, one NACDA/Disney Scholar-Athlete and two Academic All-America Hall of Fame inductees.

UCLA converted its first 14 red zone opportunities in 1998 and finished the year 50 of 57 (38 TDs and 12 FG). A breakdown of the 38 touchdowns - 27 rushing and 11 passing. UCLA opponents scored 28 touchdowns(19 rushing and 9 passing) and 10 field goals on 44 trips into the red zone.

In 1998, the Bruins forced 34 turnovers (12 interceptions and 22 fumbles) and converted them into 92 points (11 touchdowns, five FGs and 11 PATs). UCLA forced 16 turnovers in the last six games, including seven versus USC. It produced three scores from turnovers three times - Arizona (17 points), Oregon (21 points) and USC (13 points).

Conversely, opponents converted 19 UCLA turnovers (12 interceptions and seven fumbles) into 76 points.

As of August 30, 33 former Bruins were listed on 1999 NFL pre-season rosters.

Including Cade McNown (No. 12 selection of the Bears) this past April, UCLA has had seven first-round selections in the last nine years and 16 in the last 21 years. In 1993, UCLA led the nation with former players on opening day rosters.

Twelve former Bruins on active NFL rosters have played in 24 Super Bowls, including six-time performer Mike Lodish, Marvcus Patton with four appearances and Troy Aikman and Ken Norton with three each.

Ten members of last year's team signed NFL contracts as draftees or free agents.


  • UCLA ranked first in the Pac-10 in third down conversions (45.2%) last year. Including the Rose Bowl, its percentage was 45.6.
  • UCLA ranked first in the league in fewest quarterback sacks allowed (10 in 11 regular-season games). The Bruins did not allow a sack in their final three regular-season games.
  • UCLA scored 44 offensive touchdowns on drives of less than 3:00 in 1998, including 14 of less than 1:00.
  • Twenty-four different players either rushed, threw or caught the football on offense in 1998. Fourteen players were credited with a rush, 18 with a reception and six (only two quarterbacks) with a pass attempt. A seventh player attempting a pass was wiped out by a penalty.
  • In 12 1998 games, 37 players started at least once on offense or defense. In those games, 69 players appeared on either offense or defense.

PAC-10 STANDINGS - 1997-99 (Two-plus Years)

Team          Overall  Pac-10
UCLA          20-4     15-1
Arizona       19-7     11-5
Oregon        15-9      8-8
Arizona State 14-9     10-6
Washington    14-10     9-7
USC           14-10     9-7
Wash. State   13-10     7-9
Stanford       8-14     5-11
California     8-14     4-12
Oregon State   8-14     2-14

PAC-10 STANDINGS - 1996-99 (Three-plus Years)

Team          Overall   Pac-10
UCLA          25-10     19-5
Arizona State 25-10     18-6
Arizona       24-13     14-10
Washington    23-13     16-8
Oregon        21-14     11-13
USC           20-16     12-12
Wash. State   18-16     10-14
Stanford      15-19     10-14
California    14-20      7-17
Oregon State  10-23      3-21

The 1999 season is UCLA's third on XTRA 1150 Sports. The Los Angeles all-sports station broadcasts all of the Bruins' games, including a two-hour pre-game show and a post-game show. In addition, XTRA 1150 provides ancillary programming during the week, including Bob Toledo shows.

Chris Roberts, a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his eighth season as the voice of the Bruins. The on-air team also includes former Arkansas All-American and San Diego Charger standout Billy Ray Smith as analyst and former Bruin quarterback Matt Stevens as sideline reporter / pre-game host.

Stations on the Bruin network include:
KNZR 1560AM (Bakersfield, CA)
KMET 1490AM (Banning, CA)
KCBL 1340AM (Fresno, CA
KAVL 610AM (Lancaster/Palmdale, CA)
KBAD/KENO 920/1460AM (Las Vegas, NV)
KAOI 1110AM (Maui, HI)
KCKC 1350AM (Riverside/San Bernardino, CA)
KXXT 1340AM (Santa Barbara, CA)
KBET 1220AM (Santa Clarita, CA)
KRKO 1380AM (Seattle/Tacoma, WA)
KLYF 850AM (Thousand Oaks, CA)
KVEN 1450AM (Ventura/Oxnard, CA)
KVBL 1400AM (Visalia, CA).

UCLA games are also available via the internet at (www.uclabruins.com), (www.xtra1150.com) and (www.broadcast.com) or by dailing 1-800-846-4700 (ext. 5929) to listen to the broadcast on the telephone.

The Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin was televised nationally by ABC. Including that game, 67 of the last 71 games have appeared on live television, including all 12 last season (seven on ABC, two on Fox Sports Net, two on FX and one on ESPN).

Each of UCLA's first three games - Boise State (Fox Sports West 2), Ohio State (ABC) and Fresno State (Fox Sports West 2) will be televised live.

In addition, the Boise State will be shown by FSNW2 on a delayed basis (Sept. 5 at 10:00 p.m.) with Bill Macdonald and former All-America receiver Mike Sherrard in the booth. FSNW2 is available nationwide on Direct TV (channel 653).

The UCLA Sports Magazine show, featuring highlights and interviews, airs several times each week during the season. The first show is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 9 at 4:00 p.m.

UCLA releases and results can be found on the school's official website - www.uclabruins.com.

UCLA releases and results for all sports may be acquired by using the Pac-10's InfoConnection system. If you have a PIN number, call 800/300-2050 from the handset of a fax machine. If you do not have a PIN number, please call 770/399-0096 to acquire one.

The Pac-10 code number is 72210. UCLA's football codes are:

  • release: 3101
  • notes/depth chart: 3102
  • stats: 3103
  • latest game stats: 3104
  • latest game book: 3105
  • roster: 3108.

    The weekly Bob Toledo media conferences are held every Monday of a game week. The conferences begin at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Morgan Center Press Room.

    The opposing coach is usually interviewed on speaker phone at either 1:15 p.m. or 2:30 p.m., depending upon his schedule.

    Beginning on Tues., Sept. 14, the Pac-10 will hold a Football Coaches Teleconference every other week through Nov. 9. The call will begin at 9:30 a.m.

    Bob Toledo is scheduled for a 10-minute segment at 10:55 a.m. Please call the Pac-10 Office or UCLA Media Relations for the telephone number.

    The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed - interviews with coaches and players regarding upcoming games and highlight footage. The half hour feed airs every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. PDT/MST (2:00 p.m. EDT) starting Sep. 8 and running through Nov. 24. Coordinates for the feed are GE2, Transponder 6 (C-Band).

    UCLA is again operating a free shuttle service from the Parsons Engineering Building in Pasadena to the Rose Bowl. However, there is a $4 charge for parking at the Parsons lot.

    Service from the supervised lot, located at Fair Oaks and Walnut, begins four hours prior to kickoff. Return service begins at the start of the third quarter and continues for up to one hour after the game.


    Date      Oppt.           TV      Pacific Time
    Sept. 4   Boise State     FSNW2   6:00 p.m.
    Sept. 11  @ Ohio State    ABC     5:00 p.m.
    Sept. 18  Fresno State    FSNW2   7:00 p.m.
    Sept. 25  @ Stanford              2:00 p.m.
    Oct. 2    @ Arizona State         12:30 / 7:00 p.m.
    Oct. 9    Oregon                  12:30 / 7:15 p.m.
    Oct. 16   California              12:30 / 3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 23   @ Oregon State          1:00 p.m.
    Oct. 30   Arizona                 12:30 / 3:30 p.m.
    Nov. 13   Washington              12:30 / 3:30 p.m.
    Nov. 20   @ USC                   TBA


    USA Today/ESPN: No. 15 in nation
    AP: No. 16 in nation
    Sports Illustrated: No. 14 in nation
    The Sporting News: No. 10 in nation, No. 2 in Pac-10
    Athlon: No. 22 in nation, No. 3 in Pac-10
    Lindy's: No. 17 in nation, No. 2 in Pac-10
    GamePlan: No. 14 in nation, No. 2 in Pac-10
    Phil Steele: No. 17 in nation, No. 3 in Pac-10
    Preview Sports: No. 25 in nation, No. 3 in Pac-10
    Street & Smith's: No. 22 in nation, No. 2 in Pac-10
    Sport: No. 16 in nation, No. 3 in Pac-10

  • Wide receivers ranked No. 1 in the nation by Lindy's and The Sporting News, No. 3 by Phil Steele and No. 4 by Street & Smith's.
  • Running backs rated No. 7 in the nation by Phil Steele

    Wide Receiver Danny Farmer First-team All-American: Playboy, Lindy's, Street & Smith's, Sport
    Second-team All-American: GamePlan, Preview Sports
    Third-team All-American: Athlon
    Fourth-team All-American: Phil Steele
    Rated nation's No. 2 wide receiver by Lindy's and No. 7 by The Sporting News
    First-team All-Pac-10: Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Street & Smith's, The Sporting News
    Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year: Street & Smith's

    Defensive Back Ryan Roques
    Honorable mention All-American: Phil Steele, Street & Smith's (kick returns)
    Rated nation's No. 10 kick returner by Lindy's
    First-team All-Pac-10: Athlon, Phil Steele, Preview Sports (kick returns)
    Third-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele (kickoff returns)

    Tailback DeShaun Foster
    Third-team All-American: Phil Steele
    Honorable mention All-American: Street & Smith's
    Rated nation's No. 14 tailback by The Sporting News and No. 15 running back by Lindy's
    First-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele
    Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's
    Rated No. 5 'talent' in Pac-10 by Lindy's

    Fullback Durell Price
    Rated nation's No. 6 fullback by Lindy's

    Offensive Tackle Brian Polak
    Rated nation's No. 9 tackle by Lindy's
    First-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's, Street & Smith's
    Second-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News

    Outside Linebacker Ryan Nece
    Honorable mention All-American: Street & Smith's
    Rated nation's No. 17 outside linebacker by Lindy's
    First-team All-Pac-10: Preview Sports
    Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's

    Cornerback Jason Bell
    Rated nation's No. 15 cornerback by Lindy's
    First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News
    Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's

    Wide Receiver Freddie Mitchell
    Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's (all-purpose)
    Rated No. 3 'talent' in Pac-10 by Lindy's

    Defensive End Kenyon Coleman
    Honorable mention All-American: Street & Smith's
    First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News
    Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's

    Defensive Tackle Ken Kocher
    Second-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

    Wide Receiver Brian Poli-Dixon
    Honorable mention All-American: Street & Smith's
    Rated nation's No. 14 wide receiver by The Sporting News
    Third-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

    Offensive Guard Oscar Cabrera
    First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News

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