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UCLA gymnastics defeats Oregon State at Black Excellence meet

UCLA gymnastics beat Oregon State 197.025-196.500 at its Black Excellence meet Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion. With each UCLA gymnast wearing specially designed black and gold Black Excellence leotards with a raised fist on the sleeve, the Bruins scored a 49.225 in vault, the first event, with Nia Dennis’ first-place mark of 9.92. The Bruins (5-1) took a 98.775-98.150 lead over the Beavers (2-4) after two events. In bars, Dennis and Margzetta Frazier tied for the top score of 9.950 as UCL...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Ucla, Dennis, Bruins, Campbell, Beavers, Frazier, Dagen, San Jose State, Black Excellence, Kristina Peterson


UCLA gymnastics caps ’empowering’ Black Excellence meet by beating Oregon State

In warmups, there were Black Lives Matter T-shirts. In competition, there were leotards with raised fists on the sleeves. In floor routines, each one was punctuated with a raised fist when the choreography concluded. “In the best way, it did shake me to my core in a way that was so emotionally beautiful,” UCLA junior gymnast Margzetta Frazier said. “Knowing that these women took the time since the summer to sit and observe and learn our stories and something as bold as a power fist … for them to...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Ucla, Dennis, Bruins, Campbell, Beavers, Frazier, Chris Waller, Black Excellence, Kristina Peterson, Chae


Alexander: UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere delivers on emotional Senior Night

Michaela Onyenwere tried her best not to let her emotions get the best of her Friday night. It was Senior Night for the UCLA women’s basketball program, albeit a virtual one – parents and family members celebrated with their daughters via the video board at Pauley Pavilion, rather than in person – but it was still the last home game, four years of triumphs and struggles distilled into 40 minutes against crosstown rival USC. This night it was triumphs, overwhelmingly. The Bruins smoked the Trojan...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Nigeria, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Usc, WNBA, Ucla, Miller, Alexander


Osborne, Onyenwere lead way as UCLA women dominate USC

UCLA sophomore Charisma Osborne recorded the ninth triple-double in program history on Friday night, collecting 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 93-51 rout of USC at Pauley Pavilion. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Lauryn Miller #33 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket between Kyra White #22 and Shalexxus Aaron #0 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood on Friday, February 26, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmin...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Yale, College sports, Ncaa, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Osborne, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Oregon State, Pac-12, Usc, Ucla, Bruins


Pac-12 leader UCLA knows it won’t sneak up on Colorado

Naturally, the weight of anything feels heavier as time goes on. Circumstance will do that, especially in a basketball game with time and score always looming. That seems to be the feel as UCLA approaches the final three games of the regular season, starting with a road game at Colorado at 7 p.m. Saturday in Boulder on ESPN2. UCLA (17-5, 13-3) and Colorado (18-7, 12-6) are coming off comfortable victories. The Bruins took down Utah 76-61 on Thursday night. The Buffs handed USC an 80-62 drubbing ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Boulder, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Chris Smith, Bruins, Wright, Eugene, Bernard


USC men’s basketball at pivotal point before postseason

USC men’s basketball is the midst of its worst stretch of the season. Granted, the 19th-ranked Trojans have set the bar high with a 19-5 record and 13-4 mark in the Pac-12. But Thursday’s 18-point loss to Colorado marked the first time all season USC has lost two of three games. This is not to say it’s time to panic about USC; that would be an overreaction, especially given the most recent defeats came at the hands of two of the Pac-12’s best teams. But the Trojans have reached a crossroads at t...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Las Vegas, UConn, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Jon, Trojans, Enfield, Big East, Utes


UCLA gymnastics team finds inspiration in Black Excellence meet Saturday

UCLA gymnastics is riding a wave of momentum, not just because it secured its highest team score of the season one week ago, but also because its upcoming meet against Oregon State has special meaning. The Bruins (4-1) are hosting a Black Excellence meet Saturday in support of the fight against racial injustice. “Even if we did win the Utah meet, we still wouldn’t be satisfied with our performance, and I think that that is something amazing about the team I’m on,” junior Margzetta Frazier said. ...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Ucla, Dennis, Bruins, Wright, Campbell, Frazier, Waller, Chris Waller, UCLA USC


USC’s loss to Colorado hurts conference title hopes

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV, left, looks to pass the ball as USC guard Ethan Anderson defends during the first half of Thursday’s game in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) USC forward Max Agbonkpolo, left, and Colorado forward Jeriah Horne watch the ball get away during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC guard Drew Peterson, left, and ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Boulder, White, Usc, Anderson, Ucla, Southern California


UCLA cruises past Utah, regains top spot in Pac-12

UCLA guard Johnny Juzang shoots as Utah forward Timmy Allen defends during the first half of Thursday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah forward Riley Battin, right, and UCLA forward Mac Etienne (12) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA guard Tyger Campbell (10) defends against Utah guard Alfonso Plummer durin...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, Usc, Ucla, Rick Bowmer, Bruins, Bernard, Cronin


UCLA, USC renew women’s basketball rivalry on the rebound

The UCLA and USC women’s basketball teams meet Friday night to end the regular season with a rivalry matchup and something to prove. “I want us to respond. And I want us to get better. And I want us to be incredibly focused and competitive and I want us to honor our seniors,” UCLA coach Cori Close said during media availability Wednesday. The No. 10 Bruins have the opportunity to complete a regular-season sweep of the Trojans after beating them 73-52 on Dec. 13 at the Galen Center. USC (10-10, 8...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Miller, Bruins, Trojans, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA USC, Chou, Pili, Cori Close


UCLA’s Pac-12 stretch run gets steeper with Oregon trip

UCLA, which sits atop the Pac-12 standings tied with USC at 12-3, now has four games left on the regular-season schedule as of Monday, including its upcoming road games against Utah on Thursday night and Colorado on Saturday. Tipoff against the Utes (9-10, 6-9 Pac-12) on Thursday night is scheduled for 5 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks. The added game, against Oregon on March 3 in Eugene, will be broadcast on ESPN2. The game time has yet to be determined. The first two times the teams tried to play ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Pac-12, Pacific Northwest, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Santa Cruz, Eugene


USC men’s basketball aiming to break Pac-12 title drought

Over the past 36 years, a lot of players have come through the USC men’s basketball program. Top picks like O.J. Mayo and Onyeka Okongwu. NBA All-Stars like DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic. Even the winningest players in program history, Jonah Mathews and Nick Rakocevic. But none have been able to lead the Trojans to a regular-season Pac-12 title since 1985. With four games left in the 2020-21 season, though, that championship is in sight for 19th-ranked USC. At 19-4 and 13-3 in the Pac-12, the...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, Drew Peterson, Wildcats, Trojans, Buffaloes


Cal State Fullerton’s Dedrique Taylor finds meaning in 100th victory

Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball coach Dedrique Taylor had plenty of reasons to celebrate his team’s Big West Conference victory over visiting UC Irvine on Saturday. Not only was it Taylor’s career 100th victory, but it came after his team was down by 11 points in the second half of a game the Titans almost had to have after losing to the two-time defending regular-season champion Anteaters a night earlier “I don’t know if it actually gives the victory any more meaning from that standpoint,”...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, College sports, Las Vegas, UC Davis, Taylor, Cal State Fullerton, UCI, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, CSUN, Titans, UC Irvine, Mandalay Bay


UCLA athlete dismissed from team after racist comments, outcry among students

UCLA athlete Chris Weiland was dismissed Monday from the cross country and track & field team after video of him making racist, sexist and homophobic comments surfaced across social media platforms Sunday. Weiland, a Rancho Cucamonga High graduate, was heard talking to his mother on the phone during the video while making the remarks. “When first learning of this a few months ago, I was disgusted and immediately suspended him indefinitely from the team,” said Avery Anderson, UCLA’s Director of T...
Tags: Instagram, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Cross Country, College sports, Anderson, Ucla, Bruins, Tucson, Naomi Osaka, Weiland, Jennifer Brady, Dorian Thompson Robinson, Michaela Onyenwere


USC bounces back with big win over Oregon

USC guard Ethan Anderson (20) shoots against Oregon forward Chandler Lawson (13) and guard Chris Duarte (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Oregon guard Will Richardson (0) shoots against USC guard Drew Peterson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC forward E...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Ducks, Usc, Anderson, Ucla, Drew Peterson, Peterson, Trojans


Big West basketball tournaments will not allow fans

Big West Conference officials announced on Monday that the 2021 Big West men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be held without spectators, which includes the general public and family or guests of team personnel. The tournaments are scheduled for March 9-13 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where they have been moved from their usual home of the Honda Center. Prior to the start of the season, the Big West Board of Directors made the decision to begin the season without fans in attendance and...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, ESPNU, Mandalay Bay, Howard Gillman, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories LBPT, Cal State Fullerton sports, Long Beach State sports, UC Irvine Sports, College-basketball, Dan Butterly


USC men’s basketball has no more room for error in conference title quest

In one Saturday, all of USC’s room for error disappeared. With the 17th-ranked Trojans’ 81-72 loss to Arizona and UCLA’s 80-79 win over Arizona State, USC lost its solo grip on first place in the Pac-12. Instead, the Trojans and Bruins are tied at 12-3. So USC has five games left to play, including a finale against UCLA, with no margin left for missteps if the Trojans (18-4 overall) are going to win their first regular-season conference title since 1985. The tightrope walk begins with this three...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ducks, UConn, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Trojans, Enfield, Galen Center


USC falls to Arizona, snapping 7-game win streak

After a quiet first half, No. 17 USC knew it would need a herculean effort from center Evan Mobley to come back against Arizona on Saturday at the Galen Center. The Trojans got it, with the 7-foot freshman scoring 19 of his 23 after halftime. But with little help from the rest of his teammates, it wasn’t enough as Arizona beat USC 71-62, ending the Trojans’ seven-game winning streak. It was clear from the start that USC (18-4, 12-3 in Pac-12) was going to have its hands full against a feisty Ari...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Usc, Wildcats, Trojans, Enfield, Jordan Brown, Mobley, Andy Enfield, Galen Center the Trojans, Christian Koloko, Oregon USC, Evan Mobley


Whicker: How UCLA SS Matt McLain struggled and still thrived

A year ago, he was sure he was headed to Omaha. In August, he found himself in Wichita. Matt McLain shrugged and grabbed a bat. What’s 300 miles, if you’re looking for baseball? The UCLA shortstop played 30 games for the Santa Barbara Foresters last summer in the California Collegiate League. That led to the National Baseball Congress, a Wichita institution, and McLain homered in the final game. The Foresters outscored their foes 33-4 in the tournament, and they won it for the eighth time in 14 ...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, PAC, College sports, Ncaa, Omaha, Little League, Baylor, NICK, Ucla, Savage


UCLA gymnastics has season-best score in loss at Utah

There’s an emphasis on visualization in UCLA gymnastics. Going into Friday night’s meet in Salt Lake City, gymnasts could see pointed toes, fluid choreography, all before performing. But above all, they were trying to self-manifest success. Although the Bruins fell to third-ranked Utah, 197.225-197.100, they scored 49-plus points on all four events and were able to manifest their highest team score of the season on national television. “Personally I (visualized) a lot. I feel like this week has ...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Salt Lake City, Oregon State, Ucla, Dennis, Janet Jackson, Bruins, Campbell, Janet, Nikki, Frazier, Shapiro


UCLA women’s basketball routs Oregon behind balanced attack

UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere squeezes her way to the basket between Oregon’s Te-Hina Paopao, left, and Jaz Shelley during the first half of Friday’s Pac-12 game at Pauley Pavilion. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Lauryn Miller #33 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket against Sedona Prince #32 of the Oregon Ducks in the second half of a NCAA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood on Friday, February 19, 2021. UCLA Bruins won 83-56. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasa...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Osborne, Oregon State, Oregon Ducks, Ducks, High School Sports, Ucla, Miller


UCLA football hires Ryan Gunderson as quarterback coach

UCLA hired San Jose State quarterback coach Ryan Gunderson for the same position Friday. The Bruins’ football program filled the vacancy a week after Dana Bible, who spent three seasons on coach Chip Kelly’s staff, announced his retirement. Gunderson joined the Spartans’ coaching staff in 2017 as quarterbacks coach before his role expanded to passing game coordinator in 2018. He was a 2019 nominee for the Broyles Award, honoring college football’s top assistant coaches. Quarterback Josh Love fin...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, College Football, Oregon State, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Bruins, Spartans, Beavers, BROYLES, Gunderson, San Jose State, Ryan Gunderson, Dorian Thompson Robinson


UCLA men’s basketball in ‘must-win’ mode with 4 Pac-12 games left

UCLA coach Mick Cronin and sophomore Jaime Jaquez Jr. echoed each other after the win over Arizona on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. “These are must-win games,” Jaquez Jr. said after scoring a career-high 25 points in the 74-60 victory. “That’s the attitude we came into the game with (Thursday night), and I feel like we showed that.” Cronin later said: “(Thursday night) was huge. We’re in a must-win situation. We knew it … “With our résumé, the way our league is being disrespected … that’s w...
Tags: Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, PAC, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Campbell, Arizona State


USC guard Tahj Eaddy has risen to his own challenge

When Tahj Eaddy hooped at Santa Clara, his favorite vacation spot was Los Angeles. Many of his teammates were from L.A., so when they had a long weekend, they headed south to enjoy the beaches. “I was always in L.A.,” Eaddy said. When Eaddy made the decision to transfer for his final year of eligibility, it wasn’t such a big deal that he couldn’t visit USC’s campus when the Trojans came recruiting. But USC wasn’t the only finalist for his services with whom Eaddy was familiar. Connecticut, his h...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Santa Clara, Usc, Ucla, Huskies, Clippers, Arizona State, Evan


No. 8 UCLA healthy and ready for No. 13 Oregon in women’s basketball clash

UCLA women’s basketball returns to the court against Oregon on Friday after postponing its Valentine’s Day matchup against Colorado due to injury concerns. Ahead of Friday, the No. 8 Bruins feel ready to resume their schedule against No. 13 Oregon as a healthier team. “Emily (Bessoir) got sick, nothing serious, and we couldn’t make the trip. Our medical staff got together after the game in Utah and just determined that it was too It was too risky and it was not wise for us,” said coach Cori Clos...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Ucla, Miller, Bruins, Capitol, Costa Mesa, Pauley Pavilion, Arizona UCLA


USC men’s basketball shuffles schedule to add game against Oregon

The USC men’s basketball team has a new schedule update, hopefully for the last time. The 17th-ranked Trojans will host Oregon on Feb. 22, moving USC’s game against Stanford previously scheduled for that date to the week of March 1, the Pac-12 announced on Thursday. The game between the Trojans and Ducks will tip off at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The exact date and time of the game against Stanford has yet to be determined. The Trojans and Cardinal both have games scheduled for March 6, but otherwi...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, College sports, Ducks, Usc, Trojans, Galen Center, Washington State USC, Isaiah Mobley, Usc-basketball, Tahj Eaddy Evan Mobley, Arizona State Sign


UCLA gymnastics begins ‘chapter two’ on Friday at Utah

UCLA gymnastics could preserve its undefeated record as it opens what the athletes themselves call the second chapter of their season on Friday at 6 p.m. at No. 3 Utah. “We started what we’re going to call ‘chapter two,’” senior Kendal Poston said. “So we really have, like, dedicated this part of the season that was already done as the end of our preseason, and this is chapter two of the 2021 season.” There is a renewed emphasis on straight knees, pointed toes and landings, according to Poston. ...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, BYU, Ucla, Bruins, Capitol, Jon, Costa Mesa, ESPNU, Waller, Poston, Chris Waller


USC rides Isaiah Mobley’s career night to blowout win over Arizona State

USC forward Evan Mobley dunks during the second half of Wednesday’s game against Arizona State at the Galen Center. USC won, 89-71. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) USC forward Chevez Goodwin, center, grabs a rebound away from Arizona State forward Jalen Graham, second from right, during the first half of Wednesday’s game at the Galen Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Arizona State guard Alonzo Verge Jr., right, shoots as USC forward Chevez Go...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Asu, Martin, Drew Peterson, Arizona State, Evan, Trojans, Enfield, Isaiah


Sierra Canyon 5-star guard Amari Bailey commits to UCLA

Sierra Canyon junior guard Amari Bailey announced his verbal commitment to UCLA via Instagram Wednesday evening. Bailey is the No. 1-rated combo guard in the country and the No. 3-ranked overall high school prospect for the 2022 class, regardless of position, according to 247Sports.com. Sierra Canyon 5-star guard Amari Bailey commits to UCLA. Only a junior. pic.twitter.com/0czEzq5Nfn — Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) February 18, 2021 The 6-foot-4 guard played in 33 of Sierra Canyon’s 34 games ...
Tags: Instagram, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ucla, Cronin, Bailey, Mick Cronin, Sierra Canyon, Amari Bailey, Will McClendon, Peyton Watson


UCLA men’s basketball team’s challenges continue with Arizona

UCLA coach Mick Cronin explained the rigorous challenges his team is facing this unprecedented college basketball season. “The only time (the team) is together is on the bus, that’s when they’re enjoying being a college basketball player,” Cronin said Tuesday. “People don’t understand that we get a bag of food and go back to our room and eat alone. We’ve not had one team meal.” A challenge like this is far deeper than preparing for the final stretch of a Pac-12 schedule that begins Thursday even...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Capitol, Arizona State, Cronin