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An Early Look at Pauley Pavilion

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New Pauley Pavilion will officially open its doors beginning Sunday, Oct. 28 with the Pauley Pavilion Campaign of Champions Celebration. An All-Campus Sneak Peek will follow on Tuesday, Oct. 30 for UCLA faculty, staff and students, and the arena will be open to the public for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 4 for a free open-house event welcoming all UCLA alumni and Bruin fans for a tour of the building.

For an early look at the arena from various media entities, see links below.

UCLA Newsroom: Students and fans get first peek inside the new Pauley Pavilion (includes video, photos)

LA Times: Pauley Pavilion just about ready for its close-up (includes video, interactive views, and panoramas)

ESPN Los Angeles: Pauley Pavilion renovation comes into focus (includes video)

Orange County Register: Pauley Pavilion back in play (includes photos)

Daily News: Renovated Pauley Pavilion set to open next month

UCLA Tabbed No. 11 in Sporting News Preseason Rankings

The UCLA men's basketball team has been ranked No. 11 in the nation by The Sporting News in its collection of preseason top 25 teams, as announced on Tuesday.

The Bruins went 19-14 last season and finished in a fifth-place tie in the Pac-12 Conference, sporting an 11-7 mark in league action. UCLA returns two starters (David Wear, Travis Wear) from last year's team and welcomes a recruiting class ranked No. 1, nationally, by ESPN.com and No. 2 by Scout.com and Rivals.com.

Other key returners for UCLA include juniors Joshua Smith and Tyler Lamb and sophomore Norman Powell, each of which played major minutes for the Bruins in 2011-12.

UCLA's talented incoming class features guards Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas, Nev.), Kyle Anderson (Fairview, N.J.) and Jordan Adams (Lawrenceville, Ga.), along with forward/center Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga.).

The Bruins open the 2012-13 season in New Pauley Pavilion against Indiana State on Friday, Nov. 9. The game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net and is scheduled for an 8 p.m. tip-off.

The Sporting News - Preseason Top 25
1. Indiana
2. Louisville
3. Ohio State
4. Kentucky
5. Michigan
6. Duke
7. Syracuse
8. Arizona
9. N.C. State
10. Missouri
11. UCLA
12. Kansas
13. North Carolina
14. Creighton
15. Memphis
16. Florida
17. Wisconsin
18. Cincinnati
19. San Diego State
20. UNLV
21. Gonzaga
22. Michigan State
23. Murray State
24. Notre Dame
25. Virginia Commonwealth

Ty Moore to Have Jersey Retired at Mater Dei HS Tomorrow

Incoming freshman baseball player Ty Moore will have be honored tomorrow night by having his number 29 jersey retired by Mater Dei High School.

Moore twice was named the Orange County Player of the Year and earned CIF and Gatorade State Player of the Year honors as a senior. During his senior year, he hit .406 with 23 RBI and 10 stolen bases while also pitching and going 12-1 with a 0.83 ERA in 67.1 innings pitched. In addition, he registered 71 strikeouts to just 22 walks during his senior season.

Over the summer, he was drafted in the 25th round by the New York Yankees but did not sign and chose to come to UCLA. He competed for the Wenatchee Applesox of the West Coast League, hitting .309 with 36 runs and 20 RBI while leading the Applesox to the West Coast League title.

UCLA's Trevor Bauer Notches First Major League Victory

PHOENIX - Former UCLA standout pitcher Trevor Bauer earned his first major league victory on Sunday afternoon, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-1, in his third major league start.

The native of Valencia, Calif., pitched six scoreless innings and scattered just two hits as Arizona pulled within four games of the first-place Dodgers in the National League West standings. Bauer (1-1) finished with six strikeouts and one walk, retiring the final 12 batters he faced.

Bauer, 21, became the second-youngest UCLA player to record a major league victory. Dick Conger secured his first major league win less than three weeks after turning 21 years old with the Detroit Tigers in 1940.

Bauer made his major league debut for Arizona at Atlanta's Turner Field on June 28 and did not earn a decision on that start. In that game, he became the second-youngest UCLA player to make his major league debut (Conger's major league debut came at 21 years, 19 days).

Bauer became UCLA's first-ever Golden Spikes Award winner in 2011 after going 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA and nation-leading 203 strikeouts in 136.2 innings. The native of Valencia, Calif., was selected third overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by Arizona.

Earlier this season, Bauer went 11-1 with a 2.23 ERA in 16 starts between double-A (Mobile) and triple-A (Reno) this season. Pitching for triple-A Reno, Bauer went 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 22 walks in 44.2 innings (eight starts).

Bauer finished his three-year collegiate career with a 34-8 record and 2.36 ERA, having logged 460 strikeouts in 373.1 innings. He established himself as UCLA's career leader in victories (34), strikeouts (460) and innings (373.1). As a starting pitcher, he posted a 32-5 career record in 44 starts.

UCLA's Jrue Holiday Added to USA Basketball Select Team Roster

Former UCLA basketball player Jrue Holiday has been added to the 2012 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 6-11 against the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team during training camp in Las Vegas, Nev.

A three-year point guard with the Philadelphia 76ers, Holiday has become the 15th player USA Basketball has named to the USA Select squad. As a freshman at UCLA in 2008-09, Holiday averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, starting all 35 games for the Bruins.

"In naming Jrue to our Select Team, we've added an athletic guard who can get to the rim and someone who is also a good 3-point shooter," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. "Both of those skills will be invaluable in helping prepare out National Team for this summer."

Holiday, the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, started for the 76ers in all 65 games in 2011-12 and averaged 13.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals. He shot 43.2 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from 3-point range and 78.3 percent from the foul line. In Philadelphia's 13 NBA playoff games in 2012, he averaged 15.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists while hitting 40.8 percent of his 3-point tries.

Holiday has two previous USA Basketball experiences. He was a member of the USA Junior National Select Team that rolled to a 98-78 win at the 2008 Nike Hoop Summit. Holiday registered 22 minutes as a starter in the game and finished with 13 points and five assists. One year earlier he was selected for the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival Blue Team that captured the silver medal.

Serving as co-head coaches of the USA Select Team are 2010 USA Basketball World Championship assistant coach Jay Triano and longtime Syracuse University assistant coach Mike Hopkins.

A Recap of UCLA's Postseason in the News

Catch up on all of the news articles on UCLA Baseball on our Bruins in the News page.

Below are links about UCLA's road to the College World Series:

UCLA Baseball Walk-Ons Prove Their Worth - LA Times (June 14, 2012)
Daily Dose of Berg Provides Relief for UCLA - ESPN Los Angeles (June 12, 2012)
Stony Brook Won't be Surprise to UCLA - LA Times (June 11, 2012)
UCLA Advances with 4-1 Win over TCU - Yahoo! Sports (June 10, 2012)
Regis Helps UCLA Beat TCU in NCAA Super Regional - Yahoo! Sports (June 9, 2012)
UCLA Sweeps TCU, Earns Trip to Omaha - OC Register (June 9, 2012)
UCLA Grinds Past TCU, Advances to CWS - College Baseball Insider (June 9, 2012)
Bruins Return to College World Series - Daily News (June 9, 2012)
UCLA Headed Back to College World Series - ESPN Los Angeles (June 9, 2012)
Bruins Return to College World Series - LA Times (June 9, 2012)
Plutko Has Bruins on the Brink - Daily News (June 8, 2012)
UCLA's Patience Pays Off in Victory over TCU - OC Register (June 8, 2012)
The Regis Show a Big Hit for Bruins - OC Register (June 8, 2012)
Regis Delivers for UCLA After Difficult Week - ESPN Los Angeles (June 8, 2012)
Starters Drive UCLA into Super Regionals - Daily Bruin (June 4, 2012)
Bruins Move Onto Super Regionals - Daily News (June 3, 2012)
Bruins' Vander Tuig Stifles Lobos - OC Register (June 2, 2012)
Vander Tuig Continues UCLA Pitching Dominance - ESPN Los Angeles (June 2, 2012)
Vander Tuig Lifts UCLA to Win - Daily News (June 2, 2012)
Plutko Comes Up Big for Bruins - Daily News (June 2, 2012)
Plutko Pitches a Gem in Regional Opener - ESPN Los Angeles (June 1, 2012)

Free Youth FB Camp on Saturday

Former Bruin and NFL standout James Washington will be joined by members of the UCLA Football Coaching Staff who will conduct a free One Day Football Boot Camp themed "Back to the Basics" on Saturday, May 19 from 9 am to 2 pm at LA Southwest College (1600 W. Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles 90047). The camp is for youth in grades five through eight (as of Fall 2012 and aged 9-13). Walk-up registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Football Stadium.

12 Bruins Tabbed for Pre-Season FB Honors

Phil Steele's 2012 College Football Preview listed several Bruins in its pre-season All-America and All-Pac-12 teams released today. Punter Jeff Locke, a fourth-team All-American, was the lone Bruin to earn first-team all-conference recognition. Three Bruins were selected to the second-team All-Pac-12 squad - TE Joseph Fauria, LB Patrick Larimore, and CB Aaron Hester. Listed on the third team all-league unit were OT Xavier Su'a-Filo and LB Jordan Zumwalt. Fourth-team picks included RB Johnathan Franklin, WR Shaquelle Evans, OL Jeff Baca, DL Cassius Marsh, DL Datone Jones, and S Tevin McDonald.

Baca, Franklin Visit Mattel Children's Hospital

UCLA football players Jeff Baca and Johnathan Franklin visit children every week at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. Fox Sports West came along during one of their recent weekly visits:

Thea Lemberger Honored

Thea Lemberger was recently named to the Jewish Sports Review's 2011-12 College All-America Basketball team. She started 29 of the Bruins 30 games last season and averaged 12.0 points per contest (15th in the Pac-12 Conf.). She was also listed in the conference rankings in assists (13th-3.0/g), free throw percentage (9th-.713), three-point field goals made (10th-1.3/g) and minutes played (5th-34.6/g).