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UCLA's 2002 Campaign Begins With No. 19 Colorado St.
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Release:  08/30/2002

Aug. 30, 2002

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SEASON OPENER - UCLA will open the 2002 season on Saturday, Sept. 7 when it plays host to 2-0 Colorado State (No. 19 AP, No. 20 USA Today/ESPN) in the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m PST. The game will be televised live on a national basis by Fox Sports Net. Steve Physioc, Tom Ramsey and John Jackson will call all the action. In addition to its airing on Fox Sports Net, the game will be aired live on HDNet through a secondary feed.

The game will also be aired live in four movie theaters owned by Regal Entertainment Group. One Edwards theater in California (Edwards Irvine Spectrum Megaplex) and three United Artists theaters in Colorado (Denver Pavilion's Stadium 15, Greenwood Plaza Stadium 12, and Twin Peaks Mall 10).

Fox Sports Radio AM 1150 and the Bruin Radio Network broadcasts all games except when there is a conflict with a Los Angeles Dodger game. The Colorado State contest will be broadcast on Fox Sports Radio AM 1150 and the Bruin Radio Network with Chris Roberts and Matt Stevens in the booth.

This begins UCLA's 84th season of football. The Bruins own a 54-24-5 record in season openers, including wins in the last four. UCLA handed Alabama a 20-17 loss in last year's opener which was played in Tuscaloosa. UCLA is 4-2 in season openers under head coach Bob Toledo.

THEN AND NOW - The Bruins finished the 2001 season with a 7-4 mark. It was the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Bruins concluded the regular season qualified to play in a bowl game. UCLA returns 11 positional starters from last season - six on offense and five on defense - plus a punter and a kicker.

FOOD ZONE - For all Bruin home games fans should plan on arriving in the Arroyo Seco early to avoid traffic and picnic at the Rose Bowl. UCLA is again sponsoring the Food Zone in Area H, just south of the bowl. Participating restaurants include American Pretzel, Cafe Caboto's, Corn Roast of California, Couple of Nuts, Event Specialists (Dreyers), In-N-Out, Kettle Korn Cafe, Krispy Kreme/Coffee Bean, Me Gusta, Robin's Wood Fire BBQ & Grill, Subway, Thai Tiffany and T-N-T Gourmet Sausages Co.

PARKING AT ROSE BOWL - Parking is again available on the Brookside Golf Course for $5. For those who want to avoid the traffic in the Arroyo Seco, parking is available at the Parsons Engineering Building on Fair Oaks and Walnut in Pasadena. Parking at the Parsons Lot is $5 and the shuttle bus to and from the Rose Bowl is free. Shuttle service begins four hours prior to kickoff.

DID YOU KNOW? -

  • The 2002 season will be UCLA's 21st in the Rose Bowl. Since moving to Pasadena for the 1982 season, the Bruins are 83-35-2 on its home field.

  • UCLA has won 14 of its last 21 games versus ranked opponents dating back to a 1997 win at #11 Texas and has posted a 22-5 record in regular season games played in the Rose Bowl since that win over the Longhorns.

  • UCLA's nine bowl wins in the last 20 years rank No. 1 (tied) in the Pac-10. Only six schools (Florida State, Tennessee, Penn State, Alabama, Miami, Michigan) have won more bowl games in that span.

  • During the last 20 years, UCLA has been ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 on 11 occasions. No other school in the Pac-10 has been ranked more than 10 times.

  • In the last 20 seasons (1982-2001), UCLA has more Top 10 rankings (seven) than any other Pac-10 school. In fact, only six schools (Florida State, Nebraska, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee) have been ranked in the AP Top 10 more often than UCLA during this period.

  • Several Bruins are listed on the pre-season watch lists of the major awards - Mike Saffer, OT and Rodney Leisle, DT - Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award; Ricky Manning, Jr., CB and Matt Ware, FS - Jim Thorpe Award; Nate Fikse, P - Ray Guy Award.

  • Senior cornerback Ricky Manning has a chance this season to become only the seventh Bruin since 1964 to be named a three-time first-team all-conference player. The others - Vaughn Parker, OL 1991-92-93; Terry Tumey, DL 1985-86-87; Kenny Easley, DB 1977-78-79; Manu Tuiasosopo, DL 1976-77-78; Jerry Robinson, LB 1976-77-78; Gary Beban, QB 1965-66-67.

  • Starting Streaks - Ricky Manning has started in 32 straight games to lead the team. Next is offensive left tackle Bryce Bohlander with 25 straight starts followed by offensive right tackle Mike Saffer and defensive tackle Rodney Leisle with 23 each.

  • The September 7 opener versus Colorado State will mark the second meeting between the schools. The Bruins captured a 35-7 decision over the Rams in the second game of the 1962 season.

  • The Bruins have won five straight season-openers on their home field (1994 - Tennessee; 1995 - Miami; 1998-Texas; 1999-Boise State; 2000-Alabama).

  • Three Bruins on the 2002 roster are the sons of former Bruin football players - TE Blane Kezirian (dad, Ed played offensive line in 1972-73 for coach Pepper Rodgers and posted a 17-5 record); WR/H Garrett Lepisto (dad, Vic played defensive end in 1964-66-67 for coaches Bill Barnes and Tommy Prothro); QB John Sciarra (dad, John played 1972-75 and quarterbacked the Bruins to a win over No. 1 Ohio State in the 1976 Rose Bowl game).

  • Only one offensive position (center) is expected to feature a player making his first career start. Only two defensive positions (weakside linebacker and middle linebacker) are expected to feature a player making his initial start.

  • Four Bruins made their first career starts in last season's opening game at Alabama - LG - Eyoseph Efseaff, RG - Shane Lehmann, WR - Tab Perry and CB - Matt Ware. Eleven Bruins made their varsity debut versus the Crimson Tide, including true freshmen - Ware, Jibril Raymo and Matt Clark; redshirt freshmen - Craig Bragg, Efseaff, Ben Emanuel, Pat Norton, Steven Vieira, Manuel White, sophomore - Blane Kezirian and senior - Adam Peters.

  • UCLA had six players selected in the 2002 NFL Draft, ranking seventh (tied) nationally among all schools in that category. (LB Robert Thomas/Rams, RB DeShaun Foster/Panthers, DB Marques Anderson/Packers, DL Kenyon Coleman/Raiders, TE Bryan Fletcher/Bears, LS Jeff Grau/Redskins).

    CSU SERIES NOTES - The Bruins lead the series against Colorado State 1-0, winning the second contest of the 1962 season, 35-7, in a game played on a Friday night in the Los Angeles Coliseum. In that game, the Bruins handed the Rams their 20th straight loss at the time. After holding a 13-7 lead at the half, two quick touchdowns at the start of the second half helped the Bruins pull away and go on to the 35-7 win. Ezell Singleton, Kermit Alexander, Larry Zeno and Warren Jackson supplied most of the Bruin firepower for coach Bill Barnes. The previous week, the Bruins had defeated top-ranked Ohio State, 9-7, in the 1962 season opener.

    BRUIN HEAD COACH BOB TOLEDO - The Bruin head coach owns a record of 42-27 (28-20 in Pac-10 play) and a winning percentage of .609 during his first six years on the job. The 20-game winning streak in 1997-98 was the longest in school history, twice as long as the previous streak (10, set in 1946 and tied in 1954-55). His teams have won two Pac-10 titles (1997, 1998) and have qualified to play in a bowl game in four of the past five seasons.

    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 total games in back-to-back seasons (Terry Donahue in 1987-88).

    Toledo's 42 wins have moved him past Tommy Prothro (41) and into fourth place on UCLA's career victory list. Under Toledo, UCLA is 32-8 when it scores at least 30 points and 16-1 when it scores at least 40. UCLA is 29-6 when leading at the half and has won nine times after trailing at the half and four when tied at the half. The Bruins are 3-1 in overtime games. When ranked, the Bruins sport a 30-11 record under Toledo and are 15-5 when ranked in the Top 10. Under Toledo, UCLA is 15-12 versus ranked teams. It has won eight of the last 13 and is 14-7 in the last 21 games versus Top 25 teams.

    THE DEFENSE

    RICKY MANNING- True senior corner Ricky Manning Jr., a candidate for All-America honors and the Thorpe Award, earned first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim for the second straight season last year, in the vote of league coaches. He is a 2002 first-team pre-season All-America selection by Football News and a second-team choice by Street & Smith's and Lindy's. Manning has the chance to become only the seventh Bruin since 1964 to earn first-team All-League honors three times. He has started in each of the last 32 games (longest starting streak on the team) after making his first career start against Fresno State in 1999. On the year, he was second on the team with his three interceptions and totaled 36 tackles, including two for losses, to rank sixth (tied) on the team in that category. In 2001, he ranked fifth on the team with 65 tackles. His four interceptions led the team, as did his 14 pass defenses. As a freshman in 1999, he led the Bruins with 10 tackles for loss and ranked fourth on the team with 53 tackles.

    RODNEY LEISLE - Redshirt junior tackle Rodney Leisle had an outstanding season last year. A pre-season second-team All-America choice in 2002, he has also been named to the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award Watch Lists. In 2001, Leisle ranked second among linemen and tied for sixth on the team with 36 stops and enters this season having started the past 23 straight games (each game of his career). Leisle, a second-team All-Pac-10 selection by the league's coaches and a first-team all-conference pick by The Sporting News, ranked fourth on the team with two sacks and tied for sixth with five tackles for losses. Leisle started all 12 games in 2000 and ranked first among the linemen with 36 tackles. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors and was named a Freshman All-American by The Sporting News.

    MARCUS REESE - True senior linebacker Marcus Reese, who has been a major contributor the last two seasons, is expected to be the starter in the middle. Despite making 68 tackles in the last two years, the 2002 opener against Colorado State would be the first start of his career. Also a big contributor on special teams, Reese blocked a pair of punts last season which each produced a touchdown. On the year, he ranked ninth on the squad with 34 tackles, including four for loss.

    MATT WARE - A member of the 2002 Thorpe Award Watch List and the only true freshman in the starting lineup a year ago, Ware was named first-team Freshman All-American and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News. He earned first-team Freshman All-American accolades by the Football Writers of America.

    Matt became the first UCLA true freshman to start every regular-season game since freshmen became eligible in 1972 (three-time All-America safety Kenny Easley started the final 10 games of his freshman season).

    On the year, he made 32 tackles, led the team with five interceptions (tied for third in the Pac-10) and was second on the team with two fumble recoveries. Ware's five interceptions were the most by a Bruin since Larry Atkins made six in 1997.

    He also saw action on offense, as a quarterback, in the games against Oregon and USC. He ran four times in the Oregon game for 22 yards and caught one pass for 49 yards. He took two snaps at quarterback versus USC and pitched the ball on both occasions. He signed a baseball contract with the Seattle Mariners during the 2001 fall football camp and played in their minor league organization this past summer as an outfielder.

    BRANDON CHILLAR - True junior Brandon Chillar started nine games at strongside linebacker a year ago. He ranked fifth on the team, and first among 2002 returnees, in tackles with 42 stops. Chillar was third on the team with five sacks and had eight tackles for loss, both totals ranking No. 1 among returnees. He made his first career start in the second game of the season at Kansas.

    DAVE BALL - Junior Dave Ball started each game at right end a year ago and enters the 2002 season as the starter at that position. He finished last year with 18 tackles and one sack. Ball was seventh on the team with four tackles for loss. As a redshirt freshman in 2000, he started three games at end and saw action in all 12 contests.

    DEFENSIVE LINE - Two seniors - Steve Morgan and Sean Phillips - are competing for the starting job opposite Rodney Leisle at tackle. Morgan came off the bench to make two tackles, including a five-yard sack, against Alabama, two tackles, including 0.5 sacks, against Kansas, two tackles versus Washington, one against California, one at Stanford and one versus WSU. Phillips, who started three times in 2000, saw action in seven games on defense and totaled six tackles and one sack a year ago. Junior college transfer Ryan Boschetti will also be competing for playing time at tackle. Senior Rusty Williams had a 22-game starting streak at defensive end stopped at the 2000 Sun Bowl. He missed that contest after undergoing shoulder surgery. He sat out Spring practice a year ago and reported to 2001 Fall camp ready for action. He appeared in all 11 games off the bench last season and had six tackles, one for loss. He is competing for playing time at left end with redshirt junior Mat Ball, who switched back to end during Spring drills after playing outside linebacker in 2001. A year ago, M. Ball started twice at OLB and made 12 tackles including two for losses.

    THE OFFENSE

    CORY PAUS - Senior Cory Paus enjoyed an outstanding year in 2000, becoming only the third sophomore in school history to pass for over 2,000 yards in a season. During the 2001 season, he moved into the UCLA career Top 10 lists in passing yardage (fifth with 5,230 yards), completions (sixth with 330) and touchdown passes (sixth with 32) in just 28 games. His career average of 15.85 yards per completion is the highest among the quarterbacks in UCLA's career Top six. He is one of just two Bruin signalcallers to produce back-to-back 300-yard passing games and only the second to throw for at least 300 yards in a game five times in his career.

    In 2001, Paus ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in passing efficiency (132.8). He completed a pass for at least 44 yards in seven of 10 games. His streak of passes without an interception ended at 198 in the second quarter at Stanford.

    Paus has moved into the career Top 10 lists after playing in just 28 games, including two in which he was injured and threw a total of just five passes before leaving the field.

    Paus, who did not play in the season finale versus Arizona State as part of his penalty for an off-field problem, completed 14 of 22 passes against Oregon for a season-high 321 yards (third-highest total of his career). He enjoyed an outstanding game against California, passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns. He completed 13 of 16 passes overall, including 11 straight from late in the first quarter through the middle of the third quarter. His efficiency rating of 286.45 versus California was the second-highest single-game rating in Division IA last year.

    Paus started seven games in 1999 after beginning the season as the No. 2 signal caller. He made the first start of his career against Fresno State on Sept. 18. His 332 passing yards versus Oregon tied Tommy Maddox (1990 vs. Oregon) for the No. 3 effort among Bruin freshmen. Only Maddox (409 vs. USC and 353 at Michigan) ever threw for more yards as a freshman. His 324 yards total offense ranked No. 4 on that list at the time. Against Washington, his season came to an end when he suffered a fractured left collarbone on UCLA's second offensive play of the second quarter.

    MIKE SEIDMAN - Tight end Mike Seidman is expected to have an outstanding senior season. A year ago, he finished with 12 catches (fifth on the team) for 250 yards and a 20.8 average (best of any of the Bruin receivers) and one touchdown. He started for the first time in his career versus Washington and blocked well as the Bruins rushed for 325 yards on the ground. At Stanford, Seidman made three receptions for 52 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. At WSU, he made two catches for 60 yards, including one for 47 yards, the longest of his career.

    OFFENSIVE LINE - Senior pre-season All-America tackle Mike Saffer has been named to the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award Watch Lists. He enters his senior year having started 30 games overall, including 23 straight at right tackle stretching back to the 2000 opener (he started seven times at right guard in 1999). Saffer started all 11 games a year ago and earned second-team All-Pac-10 conference honors. On the year, he made 46 KO blocks and compiled a grade of 88% or higher in eight of 11 contests. He played at least 60 offensive plays in eight contests. He graded out a team-high 92% in the Alabama game. Saffer had six KO blocks and a team-best 88% grade in the Ohio State contest. He led the team with a 97% grade in the Washington game in which DeShaun Foster broke the school single game rushing record with 301 yards. On the year, he recorded five or more KO blocks six times.

    Senior Bryce Bohlander, also an honors candidate, has started 25 straight contests at left tackle, including the final two games of 1999, 12 in 2001 and all 11 last year. He made 47 KO blocks on the year. Bohlander made six KO blocks in the game at Alabama. He earned a 95% grade in the game against Washington and had a 90% grade with six KOs in the game against California. He was on the field for at least 60 plays in nine games. He earned a grade of 93% in the ASU contest.

    Third-year sophomore Eyoseph Efseaff has established himself as a star in the making at left guard. Last year, he started all 11 games at left guard and was named second team Freshman All-America and first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 by The Sporting News. On the year, he was credited with a team-high 73 KO blocks. Against Arizona State, he made nine KO blocks and graded 90%. On the year, he saw the field for at least 60 plays in nine games.

    Third-year sophomore Steven Vieira came on to start five of the last six games at right guard after redshirt junior Shane Lehmann started the first five games and six overall. The only line position without a returning starter is at center, where redshirt freshman Mike McCloskey has edged out third-year soph Paul Mociler for the starting spot.

    JUST FOR KICKS -

    NATE FISKE - A true senior, Fikse is one of the best punters in the collegiate game and also handles the kickoff duties. A member of the Ray Guy Award watch list, he is a first-team pre-season All-American (Street & Smith's). His career average of 43.09 ranks No. 2 on the all-time school list, trailing only Kirk Wilson's record of 44.60 and ahead of No. 3 Zenon Andrusyshyn (42.63). In 2001, he earned first-team All-Pacific 10 conference honors after leading the league in punting for the second straight season. His season average of 44.2 yards per kick a year ago placed him eighth nationally. In 2000, he earned second-team all-conference honors and his regular-season average of 43.3 ranked first in the Pac-10 and 13th in the nation.

    CHRIS GRIFFITH - The redshirt senior, a former walk-on, was chosen to the 2001 first team all-conference squad by collegefootballnews.com and was an honorable mention pick by the league coaches. He has handled the place kicking chores since 1999 and earned a scholarship for the 2000 season. Last year he ranked second on the team with 71 points, making 10 of 13 field goals and all 41 PATs. He was third in the Pac-10 in scoring (7.10) and fourth (tied) in field goals (1.00). A second-team All-Pac-10 team selection in 2001, Griffith ranks third in school history behind John Lee and Alfredo Velasco with his career field goal percentage of 75.5.

    WIDE RECEIVER - True junior Tab Perry, redshirt junior Ryan Smith and redshirt sophomore Craig Bragg are the top weapons in the receiver rotation. Senior Jon Dubravac, true freshman Junior Taylor and junior Garrett Lepisto are also expected to contribute this season. Perry made his first career start last season at Alabama and had five receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown, the first of his career.

    On the year, Perry led the team with 416 receiving yards and was second with 21 receptions. He caught two touchdown passes and his average of 19.8 yards per catch was second on the team among the receivers. In 2000, he made six catches for 58 yards and excelled as a kickoff returner, setting school records with 29 returns for 598 yards.

    Bragg saw the first action of his career in the Alabama game. He had a 27-yard kickoff return, a 21-yard punt return and two runs for 23 yards. At Oregon State, he made his first career start (three wideouts) and made two catches for 21 yards, ran one reverse for five yards and returned two punts 13 yards. Against USC, he made a career-high six receptions. He caught the first two touchdown passes of his career in the season finale versus Arizona State, including a team season-best 62-yarder in the second quarter. For the game, he caught seven passes for 138 yards.

    He led the team with 29 catches, averaging 14.1 yards per catch, and was the team's No. 4 rusher with 100 yards (12.5 average) and two touchdowns. He also averaged 8.4 yards on 14 punt returns and 18.6 yards on 10 kickoff returns.

    Smith had a breakout game versus Ohio State. He tied for the team lead with four receptions for 49 yards and scored the only UCLA touchdown of the game on a 24-yard strike. In the win over California, he made a team-high four catches for 69 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown, in his first start in place of injured Brian Poli-Dixon. At Stanford, he led the team with career highs in receptions (six) and yards (91) but suffered a separated shoulder that limited his play at Washington State (no receptions). He finished the season as the team's No. 4 receiver with 18 receptions, good for 272 yards (15.1 average) and two touchdowns.

    Lepisto, a former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of 2002 Fall camp, made four receptions in the last four games of the 2001 season, including two versus USC. Dubravac sat out last season as a medical redshirt. He caught 14 passes in the 2000 season. Junior Taylor enrolled in January of 2002 and has impressed the coaching staff in practices.

    RUNNING BACK - Junior Akil Harris and redshirt sophomore Manuel White each have demonstrated that they are capable performers. In the 2000 season, Harris ran for 100 yards versus Arizona State after DeShaun Foster went down with an injury. On just the second carry of his career, he went around right end for a 23-yard touchdown. Last season at Oregon State, he was the team's second-leading rusher with 74 yards on seven carries. He made his second career start at running back against Oregon and rushed for 79 yards on a career-high 29 carries, including a one-yard touchdown. He finished the season as the team's second-leading rusher with 375 yards (4.9 average) and three touchdowns on 76 attempts.

    White, a big, tough back with speed, ranked third on the team in rushing with 290 yards on 63 attempts after making his debut against Alabama. Against Oregon, he carried seven times for 29 yards, including his first career touchdown, a one-yard run. At USC, he made the first start of his career and gained a team-high 23 yards on nine carries.

    STARTING ASSIGNMENTS (2001 starts /career starts)

    Offense - WR: Tab Perry (8/8), Ryan Smith (2/2), Craig Bragg (5/5); OL: Mike Saffer (11/30), Bryce Bohlander (11/25), Eyoseph Efseaff (11/11), Shane Lehmann (6/6), Steve Vieira (5/5); TE: Mike Seidman (1/1); QB: Cory Paus (9/25); RB: Manuel White (1/1), Akil Harris (2/3); PK: Chris Griffith (10/32).

    Defense - DL: Rodney Leisle (11/23), Rusty Williams (0/22), Sean Phillips (0/3), Dave Ball (11/14), Mat Ball (2/6, 2 at LB), Steve Morgan (0/1), Asi Faoa (0/1 at LB), LB: Brandon Chillar (9/9); DB: Ricky Manning Jr. (11/32), Matt Ware (11/11), Ben Emanuel (3/3), Joe Hunter (0/4), Kevin Brant (1/1); P: Nate Fikse (11/34).

    RED ZONE - UCLA scored 26 times (19 touchdowns -- 17 rushing and two passing -- and seven field goals) for 154 points on 35 tries. Opponents scored 20 times (14 touchdowns -- seven rushing and seven passing -- and six field goals) for 116 points on 31 tries.

    TURNOVERS - UCLA converted 13 of 26 turnovers into 79 points (10 touchdowns and three field goals). Opponents converted 11 of 29 Bruin turnovers into 61 points (seven touchdowns and four field goals, two of the touchdowns were against the Bruin offense).

    NCAA GRADUATION RATES - In the 2002 NCAA Graduation Rate Report, due to be released this fall, UCLA has a 75% graduation rate from the freshman class of 1995 (12 of 16). In the 2000 NCAA Graduation Report, which analyzed the freshman class of 1993, 10 of 14 Bruin freshmen earned their degrees - 71.4%. In addition, three other freshmen who entered in the Winter or Spring quarters of 1993-94 also earned their degrees, raising the percentage to 76.5% (13 of 17).

    BRUINS NO. 1 - UCLA was ranked the No. 1 overall college in the nation, according to data taken from the recently released "The Unofficial, Unbiased Insider's Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges" published by Kaplan. The survey rated institutions on Best Academic Facilities, Best Freshman Housing, Hot & Trendy Campus, Best Career Services, Highest Academic Standards and Best Value.

    FRESHMEN KEEP IT ALL IN THE FAMILY - Several of the Bruin incoming freshmen have relatives who attended UCLA - Robert Chai's uncle, Ben; Kevin Harbour's dad, Kevin; Justin London's aunt, Rita; Idris Moss' dad, Ricky, Sr.; Drew Olson's dad, David; Jarrad Page's brother, John, Jr.; Alex Potasi's relative, Frank Manumaleuna; Wesley Walker's uncle Fred McNeill.

    NEW 2002 WALK-ONS - Kurt Buckwalter, DL Norwalk, CA (Sante Fe HS); Brian Callahan, QB Danville, CA (De La Salle HS); Colin Carey, LB Valencia, CA (Valencia HS); Adam Craven, LS Diamond Bar, CA (Mt. SAC JC); Nick Johnston, DB Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS); Riley Jondle, LS Long Beach, CA (St. John Bosco HS); Ben Lorier, LB Westlake Village, CA (CSUN); Mark Mangelsdorf, FB St. Louis, MO (Chaminade Prep); Will Peddie, TE La Jolla, CA (La Jolla HS); Chris Steck, WR Newhall, CA (Hart HS)

    BRUINS IN THE NFL - As of 8/29 the following 28 former Bruins were listed on the rosters of National Football League teams - Baltimore - Jonathan Ogden; Buffalo - Kris Farris; Carolina - DeShaun Foster; Cincinnati - Danny Farmer; Cleveland - Jamir Miller (IR); Dallas - Jason Bell, Jeff Grau; Detroit - Travis Kirschke; Green Bay - Marques Anderson, Mike Flanagan, Tod McBride; Houston - Ed Ieremia-Stansbury, Chad Overhauser; Kansas City - Larry Atkins, Marvcus Patton; New England - Roman Phifer; New York Giants - Shaun Williams; Philadelphia - Freddie Mitchell; Oakland - Kenyon Coleman; Pittsburgh.- Tommy Maddox; St. Louis - Robert Thomas; San Diego - Donnie Edwards, Vaughn Parker; San Francisco - Cade McNown, J.J. Stokes; Tampa Bay - Ryan Nece; Tennessee.- Drew Bennett, Skip Hicks.

    UCLA ON THE RADIO - The 2002 season is UCLA's sixth on Fox Sports Radio AM 1150. The Los Angeles all-sports station broadcasts the Bruins' games, including a two-hour pre-game show and a one-hour post-game show. Chris Roberts, a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his 11th season as the voice of the Bruins. Former Bruin quarterback Matt Stevens is in his sixth year on the broadcast team and his second as the analyst in the booth. John Ireland, who is a sportscaster for KCAL-TV, is in his second season as the sideline reporter.

    Stevens, Ireland and former Bruin quarterback Wayne Cook will host the two-hour local pre-game show. Roberts, Stevens and Ireland will host the one-half hour network pre-game show and the network post-game show. Fox Radio reporter Jeff Biggs and Cook will host a one hour "Bruin Talk" show following the network broadcast.

    Stations on the Bruin radio network include: KPOP 1360AM (San Diego); KDEF 1150 AM (Albuquerque, NM); KDFO 800AM (Bakersfield); KCBL 1340AM (Fresno); KKOM 1280AM (Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo); KAVL 610AM (Lancaster); KSHP 1400AM (Las Vegas, NV); KAOI 1110AM (Maui); KPTT 630AM (Reno, NV); KEWS 1350AM (Riverside); KBET 850AM (Thousand Oaks); KVEN 1450AM (Ventura, Santa Barbara); KIXW 960AM (Victorville); KVBL 1400AM (Visalia).

    Fox Sports Radio provides ancillary programming during the week, including Bob Toledo interviews during the week of the games.

    In addition, Fox Sports Radio airs the one-hour Bruin Roundtable show every Monday afternoon, beginning Sept. 9. The first two weeks (Sept. 9 and 16), the show will air at 3:00 p.m. and then shift to 6:00 p.m. for the remainder of the season.

    UCLA games are also available via the internet at www.uclabruins.com, sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/uua/ and www.foxsports1150.com. Fans can also hear the game for as little as 10 cents per minute by dialing 1-800-846-4700 (ext. 5929) to listen to the broadcast on the telephone.

    UCLA ON THE TELEVISION - Entering the 2002 season, 99 of UCLA's last 105 games have been televised live. This week's game will be televised throughout the nation on Fox Sports Net, with Steve Physioc and former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey in the booth and John Jackson on the sidelines. The UCLA Sports Magazine show, produced by Fox Sports Net West, is expected to air every Wednesday night at 10:30 p.m on Fox Sports Net West 2, beginning Sept. 11. It will also be shown every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., beginning Sept. 19.

    UCLA ON THE WEB - UCLA releases, player information and results can be found on the school's official website - www.uclabruins.com.

    TOLEDO PRESS CONFERENCE - Bruin head coach Bob Toledo will have his first weekly press conference on Monday, September 2. It is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Morgan Center Press Room adjacent to the Hall of Fame.

    PAC-10 TELECONFERENCES - The Pac-10 holds a weekly teleconference with all 10 head coaches every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., beginning on Sept. 17 Each coach has a 10-minute window. Bob Toledo is on the call at 10:30 a.m. Please call the Pac-10 office or a Pac-10 SID to obtain the telephone number.

    PAC-10 SATELLITE FEED - The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed containing interviews with coaches and players and game highlight footage. The weekly half-hour feed airs every Wedensday at 11:30 a.m. PT, beginning on Sept 4 through Nov. 20. The final feed will be on Tues., Nov. 26 at 11:30 a.m. The coordinates are: GE 2, Transponder 11 (C-Band).


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