August 2009 Archives
Four Bruins - tight end Marcedes Lewis, all-purpose performer Maurice Jones-Drew, cornerback Ricky Manning and place kicker Justin Medlock - have been named to Scout.com's Pac-10 All-Decade team.
Here is the story - The Pac-10 All-Decade Team
Westwood Bruin Touchdown Club
Friday Sept 4 -- 7 am
Head Coach Rick Neuheisel
Key UCLA Football players including:
Terrance Austin, WR
Logan Paulsen, TE
Brian Price, DT
Alterraun Verner, CB
UCLA spirit squad
Cost: $25 includes program and a breakfast buffet
@ Olympic Collection at Olympic and Sawtelle
For more information call Claudia Hart @ 310-348-UCLA or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is taking part in a basketball camp in Johannesburg as part of the NBA's affiliation with Basketball Without Borders. He attended that camp at age 15 and is now hoping to inspire other youngsters to follow their dreams. He is the first person to attend the camp as a camper and counselor.
He is leaving Milwaukee today, according to a text message.
Here is an article from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - Going back to root of dreams.
Dave Laut, a two-time NCAA shot put champion at UCLA and Olympic Bronze medalist, was shot and killed in the backyard of his home in Oxnard on Thursday night, according to police.
The UCLA Athletic Department is shocked and saddened to hear of Dave's death and we send our condolences to his family.
Here is a link to the latest information from the Ventura County Star.
Here is a link to the Los Angeles Times story.
Due to the fires in the Angeles National Forest, the UCLA football team will not go to the Rose Bowl on Friday to scrimmage.
The Bruins will instead scrimmage within the friendly confines of Spaulding Field. This practice is not open to the public.
For more information, click here.
Once again this year, head coach Rick Neuheisel and UCLA Athletics will host a pre-game tailgate tent for all alumni Bruin football players to enjoy each other's company prior to each contest (except Homecoming, when there is a different event for all alumni student-athletes) at the Rose Bowl.
The tent is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Thompson National Properties, LLC, Shannon and Andy Meyers, Bud Knapp and Bar One Catering.
Each former player is admitted for free and is allowed to bring a guest free of charge (additional guests may come for a nominal fee).
This season, the tent has adopted a charity (Beyond Shelter) and former players can participate by bringing canned or non-perishable foods or gift cards to the California game (Oct. 17), holiday toys to the Arizona State contest (Nov. 21) or making a donation to the charity through Then Now Forever.
Former UCLA basketball star and current Los Angeles Sparks guard Noelle Quinn was on campus recently to promote the Sparks' UCLA Night. Quinn talked with UCLABruins.com about what she misses about UCLA and how it felt to be traded to the hometown Sparks in the latest segment of 90 Seconds With ...
To watch the video, CLICK HERE.
The 2009 season is UCLA's 13th with Clear Channel and the games will again air on AM 570 KLAC in Southern California. The games will be produced by ISP, UCLA's corporate and media-rights holder.
The Los Angeles all-sports station's broadcast includes a two-hour pre-game show (one hour local, one hour network) and a post-game show.
Chris Roberts, a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his 18th season as the voice of the Bruins. Former Bruin quarterback Matt Stevens is in his 13th year on the broadcast team and his ninth as the analyst in the booth. Former Bruin quarterback Wayne Cook is in his eighth season as sideline reporter.
Stevens, Cook and David Vassegh host the hour local pre-game show while Roberts, Stevens and Cook host the hour network pre-game and network post-game shows. Vassegh also hosts a post-game call-in show.
AM 570 KLAC also provides ancillary programming, including head coach and player interviews during game weeks. The half-hour Bruin Report, which highlights UCLA athletics, airs each Saturday prior to or after the football game.
UCLA ISP network affiliates include KXEX 1550 AM & KSLK 96.1 FM - Fresno, KWDJ 1360 AM - Ridgecrest, KCTC 1320 AM in Sacramento, KHTY 970 AM in Bakersfield, KAVL 610 AM in Lancaster. UCLA ISP Sports Network games are also available nationally through an agreement with Sirius XM Satellite Radio, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of UCLA Athletics.
Games can also be heard via the internet at uclabruins.com (a UCLA All-Access pass is needed).The home games are also broadcast in Spanish on www.uclabruins.com with Armando Aguayo and Mario Amaya.
UCLA rising sophomore right-hander Gerrit Cole has been rated the top prospect in Baseball America's list of the top-20 prospects from the 2009 USA National Team (Collegiate). Below is what Baseball America's Aaron Fitt wrote about Cole:
Cole was utterly dominant for Team USA, going 4-0, 1.06 with 46 strikeouts and 10 walks in 34 innings. Scouts were unanimous in proclaiming him the national team's best prospect. "He's head and shoulders above the rest," one scouting director said. Added Team USA coach Rick Jones, "I've never coached a better arm than this one, and I've been doing this a long time."
Former UCLA three-year starting shortstop Brandon Crawford has been named to the Scottsdale Scorpions' Arizona Fall League roster. Currently playing for the Connecticut Defenders (double-A affiliate, San Francisco Giants), Crawford will have the opportunity to play in Major League Baseball's most prestigious fall league.
Crawford, 22, batted .371 in 25 games for the San Jose Giants (high-A) at the start of the 2009 season. The former UCLA standout has hit at a .250 clip with four home runs, 24 doubles, 28 RBI and 34 runs in 94 games with Connecticut (Eastern League). He was a fourth-round selection by San Francisco in the 2008 MLB Draft.
Crawford started all 158 games for UCLA in his three seasons in Westwood (2006-08). The left-handed hitting shortstop concluded his collegiate career with a .319 batting average, 20 homers, 13 triples, 44 doubles, 136 RBI and 145 runs.
FS West's UCLA Football Preview Show will air tonight, August 25, at 10:30 pm. The show features interviews with head coach Rick Neuheisel, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and pre-season All-America cornerback Alterraun Verner.
The show will also be broadcast on FS West HD.
The program will be shown several times on FS West and Prime Ticket over the next few weeks.
Here is a preview:
UCLA pre-season All-America cornerback Alterraun Verner is among 18 college football stars who'll write weekly diaries throughout the season in Sporting News Today, the world's first digital daily sports newspaper.
Verner is already writing weekly updates for uclabruins.com, UCLA's official athletic website.
The diaries, which will cover topics on the field and off it, begin this week. To sign up for the free digital newspaper, which is no fewer than 30 pages a day, go to sportingnewstoday.com. At 7 a.m. ET each day, subscribers are sent an e-mail directing them to that day's edition.
Sporting News Today's entire roster of player columnists:
Zane Beadles, OT, Utah
Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee
Scooter Berry, DE, West Virginia
Ciron Black, OT, LSU
Jeff Byers, G, USC
Antonio Coleman, DE, Auburn
Jason Fox, OT, Miami
Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas
Mike Johnson, G, Alabama
Keaton Kristick, OLB, Oregon State
Greg Romeus, DE, Pitt
Jevan Snead, QB, Mississippi
Ndamukong Suh, DE, Nebraska
Walter Thurmond, CB, Oregon
Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA
Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State
Deunta Williams, FS, North Carolina
Russell Wilson, QB, N.C. State
UCLA is ranked No. 9 in the Soccer America preseason poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Bruins will face three other Top 10 teams this season (No. 4 Indiana, No. 6 Creighton, No. 7 California and No. 8 Maryland) and will host an exhibition game against No. 16 UC Irvine on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 4 pm on the North Athletic Field.
Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25
1. North Carolina (15-8-1 in 2008)
2. Akron (17-2-4)
3. St. John's (19-3-3)
4. Indiana (14-7-3)
5. Wake Forest (21-2-1)
6. Creighton (16-2-2)
7. California (12-4-5)
8. Maryland (23-3-0)
9. UCLA (10-5-6)
10. Notre Dame (12-7-2)
11. Northwestern (15-5-3)
12. UIC (12-4-6)
13. Connecticut (11-5-6)
14. Dartmouth (11-6-3)
15. UC Santa Barbara (10-7-5)
16. UC Irvine (15-2-6)
17. Loyola (Md.) (18-2-1)
18. South Florida (15-5-3)
19. George Mason (14-7-2)
20. Cal Poly (11-6-6)
21. Michigan (13-6-3)
22. Tulsa (16-4-3)
23. Louisville (11-8-2)
24. Boston University (12-6-3)
25. Denver (10-5-2)
FS West's UCLA Football Preview Show will air on Tuesday night, August 25. The show features interviews with head coach Rick Neuheisel, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and pre-season All-America cornerback Alterraun Verner.
The show will also be broadcast on FS West HD.
The program will be shown several times on FS West and Prime Ticket over the next few weeks.
Here is a mid-day feature on Johnathan Franklin from the Los Angeles Times - Johnathan Franklin's instincts leading him to No.1 tailback spot
The Times also ran a feature on Aaron Hester this morning - All eyes will be on UCLA's Aaron Hester
UCLA's season-opening men's water polo match at Princeton will be broadcast live on ESPNU. The Bruins face Princeton on Friday, Sept. 11, in the first contest of the Princeton Invite. Game time is 3 p.m. (PT) at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool. UCLA's match against Princeton will mark the program's first game with first-year head coach Adam Wright at the helm.
UCLA continues its weekend at Princeton on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. The Bruins will take on Brown (9:15 a.m., PT) and Iona (4:45 p.m., PT) on Saturday. UCLA concludes its trip to New Jersey on Sunday, facing Johns Hopkins (7:30 a.m., PT) and Bucknell (12:30 p.m., PT).
Here is a nice article about John Wooden written by Bruin alum and player Andy Hill. The article discusses the luncheon announcing Coach Wooden being named the greatest coach of all time by Sporting News.
Here is the link - The greatest coach ever leads by example.
Here are newspaper stories from Sunday discussing the Saturday scrimmage:
Los Angeles Times - Offensive line struggles during scrimmage
Los Angeles Daily News - Bruins' fall scrimmage draws mixed reviews
Orange County Register - No surprises for UCLA; no highlights for Prince
Riverside Press-Enterprise - UCLA's offense has some work to do
Here are today's newspaper articles about the Bruins:
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Prince in the spotlight, UCLA morning practice: Tailback Ramirez has scrimmage test
Los Angeles Daily News - Injury to UCLA's Ramirez opens opportunity for young running backs
Also, Noelle Quinn scored all of the Sparks' overtime points in last night's win - Sparks are alone in third place in Western Conference
The Bruin football team will be holding its annual Fall Scrimmage at Drake Stadium at 5:00 pm on Saturday afternoon. The scrimmage is sponsored by Sport Chalet.
Here is the link to read all the information about the event.
Please keep in mind that the track is in the process of being resurfaced and no one is allowed to come out of the stands and walk on the track.
Following the scrimmage, fans are asked to leave Drake Stadium through the gates on the upper concourse and proceed to the north side of Pauley Pavilion. Members of the Bruin football teams will meet fans outside of Pauley for the autograph and photograph session of the scrimmage.
This Monday, August 24, will be the final football practices open to the public. The Bruins will begin installing the game plan for San Diego State on Tuesday and all practices will be closed at that point.
Open Practice Schedule
Friday, August 21 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Spualding Field
Saturday, August 22 - 5:00 pm scrimmage at Drake Stadium
Monday, August 24 - 9:00 - 11:00 am and 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Spaulding Field.
Fan are reminded not to take photos or video during the practice sessions.
Here are this morning's newspaper articles:
Los Angeles Daily News - UCLA senior offensive guard Kia has torn right ACL
Orange County Register - Kia will miss season
Riverside Press-Enterprise - Bruins welcome fresh start in football
Here is a feature on Bruin alum Noelle Quin from the Los Angeles Times - Noelle Quinn is a sub on the rise
UCLA senior offensive guard Micah Kia will miss the 2009 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Kia, who was competing for the starting left guard position with freshman Stan Hasiak, injured his right knee late in Wednesday's afternoon practice. He had an MRI Wednesday night and the results were learned on Thursday afternoon.
Kia has started 15 games in his three-year career, including seven in 2008.
Kia, who has a redshirt year available since he played as a true freshman in 2006, will have surgery once the swelling in his knee subsides.
Junior defensive tackle Brian Price is on the pre-season watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Award (nation's top defensive player), Chuck Bednarik Award (nation's top defensive player), Rotary Lombardi Award (nation's top lineman) and Outland Trophy (nation's top interior lineman)
Senior cornerback Alterraun Verner is on the pre-season watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Nagurski Award, the Ronnie Lott Trophy (nation's top defensive player) and Jim Thorpe Award (nation's top defensive back)
Senior linebacker Reggie Carter is on the pre-season watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Lott Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award
Junior kicker Kai Forbath is on the pre-season watch list for the Lou Groza Award (nation's top place kicker)
Senior defensive end Korey Bosworth and senior linebacker Kyle Bosworth are on the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award
Senior tight ends Logan Paulsen and Ryan Moya are on the watch list for the John Mackey Award (nation's top tight end)
Here are today's football stories from the local newspapers:
Los Angeles Times - Randall Carroll looks like a fast learner
Los Angeles Daily News - UCLA tailback Ramirez continues to be hamstrung
Orange County Register - Tardy Bruins are punished with extra running
Here is an AP story on Chris Horton - Hair apparent: Former UCLA standout Horton flourishes with Redskins
UCLA alum Justin Medlock had a great game last week and was named the CFL Special Teams Player of the Week.
The 2006 All-American, playing for the Toronto Argonauts, had one of the most impressive performances by any special teams player this season as he kicked a perfect seven for seven field goals in the Argonauts' 36-28 to the BC Lions this past weekend. The mark tied him with former kicker Lance Chomyc for the most field goals made in a single game by an Argonaut.
Medlock was good from distances of 52, 15, 46, 51, 51, 32, and 17 yards to cap off an impressive performance. Medlock, a CFL rookie, is now 18 for 19 on field goal attempts this season for a 94.7 percent accuracy rating, tied for best in the league.
UCLA junior left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen has earned the Thomas Yankus Pitching Award, along with teammates Casey Gaynor (Rutgers) and Jorge Reyes (Oregon State), as announced Tuesday by the Orleans Firebirds (Cape Cod League). The Yankus Award honors the top Orleans pitchers each summer.
Rasmussen, who was named a Cape Cod League Year-End All-Star on Monday, finished the summer going 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA. The southpaw from Arcadia, Calif., has gone 4-4 with a 6.27 ERA in 27 games (eight starts) the past two seasons at UCLA. Rasmussen figures to be a prominent veteran pitcher for the Bruins in 2010.
The UCLA men's basketball team, for the third consecutive year, will be a part of ESPN's College GameDay.
The Bruins hosted the GameDay crew in 2008 for their home game against Arizona and last year was featured as California played host to UCLA.
This year, the GameDay show will visit Seattle when the Bruins come to town on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 for the showdown at Washington, which features the top two teams in the Pac-10 a year ago.
Reigning Olympic Champion and Bruin alum Dawn Harper has advanced to the semifinal round of the 100m hurdles at the World Championships in Berlin. Harper posted the third-fastest time of the day and won her heat with a mark of 12.70.
Reigning world champion Michelle Perry has been fighting through an injury and did not advance out of the prelim rounds of the high hurdles. Bruin alum Sheena (Johnson) Tosta did not advance out of her round of the 400m hurdles, finishing sixth in her heat (56.31).
Several athletes coached by women's volunteer coach Bobby Kersee faired well on Tuesday as Virginia Powell advanced to the 100m hurdles semifinal and Shawn Crawford advanced to the men's 200m final. Kerron Clement won the men's 400m hurdles crown in a world-leading time of 47.91.
Here are links to today's stories about the Bruins:
Los Angeles Times - UCLA's defensive line is redrawn after injuries
Los Angeles Daily News - UCLA's Chow picks right words for QB Prince
ESPN.com - UCLA's Price on a mission
Defensive tackle Jess Ward's MRI showed a sprain of the MCL in his right knee. He is expected to miss 2 -3 weeks.
Offensive lineman Nick Ekbatani's MRI showed a sprain of the MCL in his left knee. He will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.
Defensive end Reggie Stokes' MRI on his right knee showed torn cartilege. No decision has yet been made on treatment.
Monday, August 17 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18 -3:00-5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20 - 3:00-5:15 p.m.
Friday, August 21 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22 - 5:00 p.m. (Scrimmage at Drake Stadium)
Here are today's newspaper links:
Los Angeles Times - UCLA's Chane Moline at home in his newest role
Los Angeles Daily News - UCLA freshman receiver Marvray could be on fast track to success
Orange County Register - Offense Coming Along, Defense Stepping Up
Saturday, August 22, 5:00pm
Drake Stadium (UCLA Campus)
AUGUST 22nd TIMELINE
UCLA Store Open: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Drake Stadium Gates Open: 4:00pm
Scrimmage Begins: 5:00pm
Scrimmage Ends: 7:00pm
MEET THE BRUINS
Following the scrimmage, fans will have an opportunity to Meet The Bruins. That event will be held on the north outside concourse of Pauley Pavilion, not on the Drake Stadium field.
FREE 2009 FOOTBALL TEAM POSTER
The first 2,500 fans will receive a free 2009 UCLA Football team poster. Posters will be distributed inside the main gate.
UCLA TICKETS ON SALE
2009 Football season tickets will be on sale at the Fall Scrimmage. The first ten (10) fans who purchase a pair of new season tickets at the Fall Scrimmage will receive a complimentary Adidas prize pack (valued at $100).
WIN A $1,000 ADIDAS SHOPPING SPREE!
All fans may visit the BearWear section of the UCLA Store in the Ackerman Union between Aug. 22-Aug. 28 and enter-to-win a $1,000 Adidas shopping spree, courtesy of Adidas! No purchase necessary.
TICKET GIFT WITH ADIDAS PURCHASE
Fans who buy $100+ official UCLA/Adidas merchandise (Aug. 22-28) at the UCLA Store, UCLA Store Tent at the Fall Scrimmage or online will receive two complimentary general admission tickets to the 2009 UCLA Football vs. California game on October 17th at the Rose Bowl (while supplies last).
Fall Scrimmage rosters will be available at the main gate. Be sure to get yours early as dozens of rosters will provide winning fans a great raffle prize! Announcements will be made during the game to award winners.
FOOD ZONE: Carl's Jr. and UCLA Concessions will be available to serve your thirst and appetite.
WOODEN ATHLETIC FUND: For as little as $100, you can stay connected to UCLA Athletics and help ensure that UCLA's tradition of athletic and academic excellence will continue. For details visit the Wooden Athletic Fund table.
UCLA STORE: Visit the UCLA Store display and get your favorite Bruin merchandise and memorabilia.
2009 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDES: Get all the information about this year's team. 2009 Football media guides will be sale for just $20. Stop by the Media Guides Sales table to purchase your copy.
Parking is available in Lot 7 & 8 for $10.00.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to - http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/09-footbl-fall-scrimmage.html
Former UCLA basketball star and NBA Champion Jordan Farmar of the Los Angeles Lakers was on campus last week for his Hoop Farm Basketball Camp. Jordan took time out of his camp to talk about his favorite memories of UCLA and what he has been doing in the offseason in the latest segment of UCLABruins.com's 90 Seconds With ...
To watch the video, CLICK HERE.
Cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr. has signed a contract to play for the Oakland Raiders.
Here is the current list of Bruin alums in NFL camps:
Brendon Ayenbadejo, Baltimore Ravens
Dave Ball, Tennessee Titans
Kahlil Bell, Minnesota Vikings
Ryan Boschetti, Oakland Raiders
Kevin Brown, Seattle Seahawks
Brandon Chillar, Green Bay Packers
Kenyon Coleman, Cleveland Browns
Bruce Davis, Pittsburgh Steelers
Spencer Havner, Green Bay Packers
Chris Horton, Washington Redskins
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Dennis Keyes, Arizona Cardinals
Travis Kirschke, Pittsburgh Steelers
Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings
Rodney Leisle, Arizona Cardinals
Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
Bret Lockett, Cleveland Browns
Ricky Manning Jr., Oakland Raiders
Ryan Nece, Detroit Lions
Jarrad Page, Kansas City Chiefs
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Robert Thomas, Washington Redskins
Matt Ware, Arizona Cardinals
Matt Willis, Denver Broncos
In addition, Donnie Edwards and DeShaun Foster, both of whom played last year for Kansas City and San Francisco, respectively, could soon sign free agent contracts as Manning just did.
In today's online version of Sporting News Today, college basketball columnist Mike DeCourcy addressed five topics in his sport.
The fifth and final question he answered was: What are your favorite uniforms in college basketball?
"I'd have to say UCLA.
"A lot of others have changed their looks over the seasons. Under Rick Pitino in the 1990s, Kentucky seemed to have a new style for every game.
"The Bruins have taken a consistent approach to their outfits. They have a classic look in their home whites or their road blues. About the only major change we've seen in recent years was when the school won its 100th NCAA title and thus made the "C" in UCLA stand out by coloring the letter gold. That's gone, thankfully."
There is something exciting about being on the road with your team! You may be in a different city, in a different stadium, but it's still your same Bruin Football team out there on the field that needs your support! There is still time to sign up with UCLA Fan Travel to join the football team in Tennessee, Stanford and Arizona!
UCLA Fan Travel packages include two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation, exclusive Friday night dinner, priority game ticket, admission to the Bruin Bash pre-game party, travel gift, and the services of an experienced travel staff. So, pack your bags and leave the planning to us!
Call the UCLA Fan Travel Office at 310-206-2873 to book your trip today!
September 11-13, 2009
Hit the road with Bruins on their first away game of 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee! While in Tennessee, we will be staying at the Hilton Knoxville, which is conveniently located in the heart of downtown. On Friday evening we'll head over to the famous Calhoun's on the River for a festive Fan Travel dinner overlooking the Tennessee River. On Saturday, we'll venture over to Neyland Stadium to watch our Bruins battle the Volunteers! Neyland Stadium is the largest in the South and a great venue to catch an action-packed game!Sign up today to join the Bruins in Tennessee!
Double Occupancy: $549 per person
Single Occupancy: $699 per person
San Francisco, CA
October 2 - 4, 2009
The Stanford Cardinal will be looking to settle a score with the Bruins after we came from behind last year to beat the Cardinal 23 to 20 on a 7 yard touchdown in the last 10 seconds of the game! Be there to cheer your Bruins on to victory again this year! While in the bay area, we will be staying at the luxurious Palace Hotel. The hotel, which is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year, is located just blocks away from Union Square and is surrounded by shops and restaurants. The BART Station located in front of the hotel will make your trip to and from the airport even more convenient. From the historic sights to the great shopping, dining and entertainment, there's always so much to see and do in San Francisco! While we're in Palo Alto for the game, we will join the Bay Area Bruins for a true blue celebration in the Bay. Make your reservation today with UCLA Fan Travel to take advantage of this opportunity to stay at one of the most exceptional hotels in the San Francisco!
Double Occupancy: $509 per person
Single Occupancy: $699 per person
October 23 - 25, 2009
If you're looking for a trip to combine the excitement of a UCLA football game and the relaxation of a weekend getaway, then the trip to Tucson is the one for you! While in Arizona, we will stay at the beautiful Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort. This luxurious, full-service Tucson hotel is equipped with golf and tennis facilities, spa services, on-site equestrian facilities, and a 143-foot waterslide. On game day, we'll venture out of the resort and head over to Arizona Stadium to watch the Bruins battle the Wildcats in a classic showdown in the desert. This a great trip to go on with your family or a group of friends!
Double Occupancy: $539 per person
Single Occupancy: $719 per person
Call UCLA Fan Travel at (310) 206-2873 to make your reservation.
Upon receipt of your completed reservation from and full payment, UCLA Fan Travel will send you a confirmation postcard. Approximately two weeks prior to you trip, you will receive an itinerary packet in the mail.
Please note: Due to television scheduling, all game times are subject to change, thus altering the Fan Travel schedule.
Availability on all trips is based on a first come, first served basis.
All prices listed are per person, based on double or single occupancy. Trip, quadruple, and child rates are available upon request.
Additional nights at each of the hotels may be booked through UCLA Fan Travel (based on availability)
Questions? Email us at Fantravel@athletics.ucla.edu or call at (310) 206-2873.
If you must cancel your package you will be assessed a $50.00 per person minimum cancellation fee. Cancellations within thirty days of departure will be refunded only those monies that can be recovered by Fan Travel.
Visit us at uclabruins.com or call the UCLA Fan Travel office at 310-206-2873!
Ted Miller, who handles the Pac-10 blog for ESPN.com, has selected his pre-season squad. Place kicker Kai Forbath, defensive tackle Brian Price and linebacker Reggie Carter were named to the team. Missing is cornerback Alterraun Verner, who has been selected to ESPN.com's All-America team.
Widegren won the 2009 Swedish Jr. Masters on the second playoff hole early last week. He posted scores of 76-65-68-72--281 (-7). Also competing were Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard and Nils Floren of Texas Tech.
Widegren also won his next event, the Club Championship of Stockholm Golf Club, with scores of 68-66-63-64--261 (-15, par 69). He defeated runner-up Jacob Carlsson, who plays collegiately at Augusta State, by 12 shots. His third round 63 (-6) was a course record.
Widegren, is the top-ranked amateur in Sweden. Earlier this summer, he helped lead Sweden to the European Men's Team Championship with scores of 67-67--134 (-10).
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Bruin fans are invited to join the Bruin Touchdown Club.
All Bruin fans are welcome! Enjoy the camaraderie every Friday morning before 2009 UCLA home football games (plus the USC game). The best way to start a football weekend includes:
- A great hot buffet breakfast
Members of the Spirit Squad to lead the 8-clap
Highlight clips of the previous game (when available)
Appearances by players from both Offense and Defense who sit and eat with the fans and then participate in Q & A
Presentations and Q & A by one or two of the UCLA Coaches -- Head Coach Rick Neuheisel on Sept. 4
Breakfasts are at 7 a.m. at the Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., northwest corner of Olympic & Sawtelle, free underground parking, just three miles from UCLA
Cost: $125 for the season or $25 per single breakfast (Yes, that's less than last year -- our own Bruin stimulus package!)
For more information, contact:: Geoffrey Strand, President, Bruin Touchdown Club, (310) 319-5226 or Claudia Hart, Event Coordinator, (310) 348-UCLA (348-8252) or email@example.com
The 18th annual quest to name the finest place kicker in college football's FBS division (Division1-A) begins as the Palm Beach County Sports Commission unveils its pre-season watch list of thirty. Headlining the group are UCLA pre-season All-America selection Kai Forbath, 2008 finalist Josh Arauco of Arkansas State and 2007 Lou Groza Award recipient Thomas Weber of Arizona State.
In 2008, Forbath earned third-team honors from Associated Press. In 2007, he became the first Bruin to record five field goals of at least 50 yards in length during a season as a freshman and has made all six career attempts from 50 yards or more. He enters his junior year with 44 field goals to rank fifth on UCLA's career list and a string of 13 consecutive made field goals.
Nine 2008 semi-finalists are named to the list including seniors, Arauco, Leigh Tiffin of Alabama, Sam Glusman of Troy State and Jonathan Phillips of Florida. Eighteen of the kickers listed are under classmen. The SEC is the most recognized conference with five members included. The Big Ten and Big Twelve each placed four kickers on the list.
More than three hundred media representatives, coaches, past recipients, conference and university officials make up the voting panel which selects the recipient of the Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicking Award. The Award will be presented on Dec. 10, 2009, as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards program. The three finalists will be honored at the 18th annual Lou Groza Award Banquet to be held at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday Dec. 8.
UCLA alum and NBA champion Jordan Farmar is on campus for the next three days (August 12-14) hosting his second annual Hoop Farm Basketball Camp in Pauley Pavilion. The camp has just broken for lunch.
Among the staff for the camp are Josh Shipp and Marcus Everett.
It's great to see Jordan, Josh and Marcus working with the youngsters here on campus.
Tuesday's practice was once again split into two groups so the players could have more reps and receive more coaching from the staff.
Two new players were participating with the second group. Freshman fullback jayson Almond is now in camp after solving issues with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Tight end Joseph Fauria also participated with the second group after being admitted to school late yesterday. Fauria must sit out the 2009 season due to NCAA transfer rules but, accoring to head coach Rick Neuheisel, " he will work as the scout team tight end and give our defense a great look this year."
UCLA soccer alumni Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, and Benny Feilhaber will be on hand for the U.S. Soccer National Team's World Cup Qualifying game in Mexico City on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The game will be held in Estadio Azteca at 1 pm PT and will be televised live on Telemundo and mun2.
The U.S. will be seeking its first-ever win on Mexican soil, going into the match with an overall record of 0-22-1 in Mexico. With a record of 3-1-1 through five games of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. currently sits in second place in the final round of qualifying. Mexico is in fourth place in the group with a 2-3-0 record. The top three teams automatically advance to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while the fourth place team will participate in a two-leg playoff against the fifth place team from South America.