Coach Mora: Post-Practice on Tuesday

Dec. 18, 2012

The Bruins continued work on Spaulding Field this morning in preparation for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl battle with Baylor on Dec. 27 in San Diego. It will be the first meeting between UCLA and the Bears on the gridiron. The game will be televised by ESPN beginning at 6:45 p.m. PT.

Rady Children's Hospital has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2012 bowl game. Bridgepoint Education has pledged to donate $1 for every Holiday Bowl ticket sold to the local hospital. Both teams will send player representatives to the hospital for a visit during Bowl Week.

Coach Mora addresses media after Tuesday's practice

In other news, punter Jeff Locke has been selected as a finalist for the Lee Roy Selmon Community Spirit Award. The Award recognizes outstanding performances both on and off the field of play and in the community. Locke has also been invited to the Senior Bowl along with defensive end Datone Jones and running back Johnathan Franklin. This year's all-star game will be played on Jan. 26 in Mobile, AL. It will be televised by the NFL Network at 1 p.m. PT. Offensive lineman Jeff Baca and Y receiver Joseph Fauria have been invited to the East - West Shrine Game. That contest will be played in St. Petersburg, FL on Jan. 19 and be broadcast by the NFL Network beginning at 1 p.m. In some NFL news, running back Kahlil Bell has been signed by the Chicago Bears.

For further information on UCLA and the Holiday Bowl, please visit our Bowl Central page at

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
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
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 35 - 56
Thursday, Oct 22
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
W, 40 - 24
Saturday, Oct 31
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
W, 35 - 31
Saturday, Nov 07
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 41 - 0
Saturday, Nov 14
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
L, 27 - 31
Saturday, Nov 21
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 17 - 9
Saturday, Nov 28
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 21 - 40