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UC Irvine’s Evan Leonard finding his range at right time of season

Postseason college basketball tournaments are nearly here. “We’re playing for a championship with each game that we play now and it’s a fun time to be playing in college basketball,” said UC Irvine coach Russ Turner, whose team leads the standings at 11-2, 3-1/2 games ahead of second-place Santa Barbara (7-5) and . “We’re excited.” Of course, Turner feels that way. His team won the Big West Conference regular-season championship last season, then won the conference tournament title. The bonus w...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Long Beach, College sports, Ncaa, UC Davis, Honda, Cal State Fullerton, Turner, Santa Barbara, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, UCI


Shorthanded USC men’s basketball stumbles in loss at Utah

USC forward Max Agbonkpolo (23) shoots as Utah forward Riley Battin (21) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) USC forward Onyeka Okongwu (21) goes to the basket as Utah guard Rylan Jones (15) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC guard Ethan Anderson (20) goes ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, Usc, Jones, Ucla, Southern California, Rick Bowmer


UCLA gymnastics fall to Utah despite Grace Glenn’s first perfect-10

LOS ANGELES >>> It was four years coming for Grace Glenn. Years of putting in sweat, tears and hard work into the dedication to mastering the sole event of the balance beam. She had earned All-Pac-12 honors in 2018 and finished as the Pac-12 Co-Champion in 2019. But never had she been perfect. Until Sunday. Opening the event for the Bruins, Glenn earned her first career perfect-10 on the balance beam, making history as the only gymnast in the NCAA to perform flawlessly on the event in the lead-o...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Oregon State, Ross, Ucla, Bruins, Glenn, Steele, Corvallis, Utes, Hano


UCLA basketball rallies in 2nd half to beat No. 18 Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. — The NCAA Tournament was unlikely for UCLA four games into the Pac-12 Conference schedule. With three games to go in the regular season, the Bruins are making a case to get there. “All that stuff takes care of itself if you win games,” coach Mick Cronin said. UCLA added another solid win to its resume, rallying from nine down to beat No. 18 Colorado 70-63 on Saturday. The Bruins tied the Buffaloes atop the Pac-12 standings. Tyger Campbell had seven of his 15 points during a 20-3 ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, La, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Boulder, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Wright


UCLA gymnastics leads social media impression, leaves lasting impact at meets

Every day when Emma Andres comes into the Yates Gym for practice, she takes a moment to look around. She gazes up at the historic photos lined along the walls of past championships and former gymnasts. She notes the team’s matching Bruin blue warm up shirts all with the UCLA script big and bold on their chests. Lastly, she looks at her teammates. The faces and names she grew up admiring and looking up to now surround her. “The fact that I’m on the team is still so surreal to me,” she said. Befor...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Tsa, Ucla, Bruins, Team USA, Facebook Instagram, Andres, Waller, Pauley Pavilion


Charisma Osborne scores 32 to lead UCLA women’s basketball past Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. — UCLA coach Cori Close had one thing to say about her team’s come-from-behind win over Washington State: Thank goodness for Charisma Osborne. “We were in a heap of trouble if it weren’t for Charisma,” Close said. “The bottom line is though, I’m bringing the joy because we found a way.” Osborne had a career-high 32 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 UCLA rallied in the fourth quarter and beat Washington State 70-62 Friday night. Trailing 61-57 with 3:30 remaining, Osborne was fouled...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, College sports, Osborne, Washington State, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Cougars


Rachel Garcia, in limelight with Team USA, faces former UCLA teammates Sunday

UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia is named the 2019 LA Sports Awards Sportswoman of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council during the L.A. Sports Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia is named the 2019 LA Sports Awards Sportswoman of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council during the L.A. Sports Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (P...
Tags: Utah, Usa, California, Sports, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Arizona, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, College sports, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Ucla, Beverly Hilton, Garcia


UCLA men face Colorado for potential tiebreaker in Pac-12 standings

The Bruins have finally become the defensive team Coach Mick Cronin has been striving to turn them into all season. And it’s showing. At Utah on Thursday, UCLA prevented the Utes from making a 3-pointer until halfway through the second half, and Utah ended the game 3 for 12 from beyond the arc for its second-worst performance from distance during Pac-12 play this season. “Defensively, we couldn’t have played much better,” Cronin told reporters following UCLA’s 69-58 defeat of Utah. “We’ve slowly...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Las Vegas, Boulder, Ucla, Chris Smith, Feb, Bruins, Bey, Arizona State


USC basketball putting its fate in NCAA selection committee’s hands with recent losses

The ramifications of the USC men’s basketball team’s 70-66 loss to No. 18 Colorado on Thursday go beyond just one game in the Trojans’ 31-game schedule. On its surface, a four-point road loss to a ranked opponent that beat you by 21 three weeks ago doesn’t look so bad. But dig deeper, and some troubling trends emerge. USC (19-8) fell to 8-6 in the Pac-12 Conference, and with four games left it’s conceivable the Trojans fall below .500 in conference play after entering February 6-2. Worse, USC is...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sports, LSU, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Nbc Sports


USC loses at Colorado, misses key chance to tighten Pac-12 title race

BOULDER, Colo. — As missed opportunities go, USC might regret this one for a while. McKinley Wright IV had 15 points, including a floater in the lane in the final minutes, to help No. 18 Colorado hold off USC 70-66 on Thursday night. Wright added six rebounds and seven assists, and Tyler Bey had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Colorado (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12 Conference). The Buffaloes lead the conference by a game after Oregon lost 77-72 at Arizona State on Thursday night. USC freshman Onyeka Okongwu ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Schwartz, Wright, Bey, Arizona State, Taj Gibson, Trojans


USC football to play San Jose State in 2021

USC has scheduled San Jose State for its 2021 football season, the school announced on Thursday. The game between the Trojans and Spartans will replace the game USC originally had scheduled with UC Davis for that slot. USC will play San Jose State on Sept. 4, 2021, at the Coliseum, the first meeting between the two programs since 2009. The UC Davis game, scheduled last summer, would have been the first ever between USC and an FCS opponent. Instead, the Trojans will remain one of three FBS progra...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, UC Davis, Usc, Spartans, Kansas State, Trojans, FCS, San Jose State, USC Football, Mike Bohn, Sean Snyder, Oregon CB


Pac-12 recruiting: Early returns murky on California class of 2021 retention rate

Third in a series examining the top storylines for the Pac-12 during the 2020-21 recruiting cycle. (Links at bottom). The genesis of the exodus is difficult to pinpoint. For decades, the top football recruits on the west coast have been leaving the Pac-12 footprint for greener pastures. In 2000, Concord De La Salle mega-prospect D.J. Williams bolted for Miami. In 2004, a four-star defensive tackle from Portland named Ndamukong Suh opted to spend his college career in Lincoln, Neb. The following...
Tags: California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Portland, Davis, Miami, College sports, SEC


UCLA women embark on final road trip needing to set tone early in games

As the eighth-ranked UCLA women’s basketball team prepares to head out on the road for its final trip of the regular season, Coach Cori Close is hoping the Bruins remember to bring the proper mindset with them. UCLA has won four out of its past six games, including three victories over ranked opponents. With just four games remaining, Close is looking for her team to utilize an aggressive, fight-back mentality throughout entire games, not just when it finds itself down by double-digits. “Right n...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Washington State, Oregon State, Ducks, Ucla, Cougars, Bruins, Pullman, Beavers


USC freshman Isaiah Mobley finding his footing as Trojans enter stretch run

LOS ANGELES — Ask most young basketball players to name the guy they model their game after, and you usually don’t get much variety. Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving are some of the most recycled choices. But USC forward Isaiah Mobley has a different answer: Some combination of Nikola Jokic and Kyle Anderson. It might take you back by its uniqueness at first, but it reveals who Mobley thinks he can be at his best: A lanky point guard initiating the offense, in the model Ander...
Tags: Europe, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Espn, Washington State, Usc, Anderson, DeMar DeRozan


Alexander: No. 1 UCLA visits the mecca of softball this weekend — Cathedral City

The best team in college softball will be determined in early June in Oklahoma City. But for a hint of who that might turn out to be, a trip to Cathedral City this weekend may be in order. This is the 17th year of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, a tournament that was originally intended to provide a West Coast showcase but has turned into softball’s largest event outside of the Women’s College World Series. It began with 16 teams in 2004. Beginning Thursday and running through Sunday, 30 tea...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, Davis, Wisconsin, College sports, Ncaa, Auburn, Espn


UCLA men’s basketball playing with postseason-tournament mentality in advance of final road trip

Twice this weekend the Bruins came back from 12-point deficits to claim victory, showing a daring sense of determination. First, against Washington State, a jumper from Chris Smith in the game’s final 16 seconds tied the game for the 11th time and sent it to overtime. In the extra period, it was an 11-point performance from Cody Riley that sealed the 86-83 win. Then two days later, against Washington, the Bruins surged in the second half after being held scoreless for five minutes in the first t...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Washington State, Oregon State, Ali, Ucla, Huskies, Chris Smith, Bruins, Prince Ali


Big West: Long Beach State defense helps make tournament push

Long Beach State’s men’s basketball team entered play this past week in last place in the Big West Conference. That’s not a good place to be, especially when considering the team that finishes last does not participate in the conference tournament. The Beach went to Hawaii on Wednesday and defeated the Rainbow Warriors 50-49 before a big crowd of 5,588 at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Long Beach State came back home and defeated UC Riverside 65-63 on Saturday in overtime at Walter Pyramid. Gr...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, College sports, UC Davis, Oregon State, Usc, Beach, Turner, Ucla, Ucsb, UCI, UC Santa Barbara, Monson


Blue bloods loom: Previewing Pac-12 September showdowns against Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan

We’re 200 days from the start of a Saturday-to-Saturday stretch that will shape the Pac-12’s reputation in 2020 and, potentially, for years to come. We’re 200 days from Sept. 5, when Washington welcomes Michigan and USC meets Alabama on a neutral field. A week later, Oregon hosts Ohio State. Michigan Alabama and Ohio State: The three winningest schools in Power Five history, with 20 combined poll-era national championships, matched against top-tier Pac-12 programs in triple-whammy fashion across...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Wisconsin, College sports, SEC, Ohio, Michigan, Jim Harbaugh, Washington State


USC announces Vic So’oto as new DL coach to complete staff

USC announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Virginia defensive line coach Vic So’oto to fill the same position with the Trojans, completing USC’s coaching staff for 2020. So’oto, 32, spent the past three seasons with Virginia. In 2019, his unit played a part in the Cavaliers finishing ninth nationally in sacks and 22nd in tackles for loss. Prior to serving as defensive line coach, So’oto was a defensive graduate assistant at Virginia. The Carlsbad High grad has USC ties as the second cousi...
Tags: Virginia, Uncategorized, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Arizona, College sports, BYU, Usc, Cavaliers, Kansas State, Carlsbad, Trojans, John Baxter


UCLA women rally to beat Oregon State in OT

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Mikayla Pivec #0 of the Oregon State Beavers and Kayla Owens #1 of the UCLA Bruins fight for control of the ball during the second quarter of a game at Pauley Pavilion on February 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Destiny Slocum #24 of the Oregon State Beavers goes up for a shot as Chantel Horvat #0 of the UCLA Bruins blocks during the first quarter of a game at Pauley Pa...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Osborne, Oregon State, Ucla, Osu, Bruins, Oregon State Beavers, Pullman, Los Angeles California


UCLA women look to bounce back, face sixth-straight ranked opponent in No. 11 Oregon State

When UCLA head coach Cori Close gathered her team in the locker room during the halftime of Friday’s game against No. 3 Oregon, she was frustrated. And with reason. The Ducks had a 20-point lead, UCLA’s largest halftime deficit of the season, and it was mainly because the Bruins made just 2 of 17 field goal attempts in the first quarter. “I asked every player what they felt and what was in their mind if they played in the first quarter they had to tell us what was going on,” Close said. “My mess...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Jones, Ucla, Osu, Bruins, Arizona State, Mikayla Pivec


No. 3 Oregon women rout USC basketball

LOS ANGELES — Third-ranked Oregon completed a weekend sweep in Los Angeles, getting comfortable wins over seventh-ranked UCLA and Southern California to extend its 12-game winning streak. The Ducks (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) are atop the league standings by a game over No. 8 Stanford. “We want to win a Pac-12 championship and we look at some of these games as elimination games,” Ducks coach Kelly Graves said. “We wanted to eliminate UCLA. There’s one more team we’ve got to eliminate from this thing.” T...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Washington State, Graves, Oregon State, Ducks, UConn, Usc, Ucla, Rogers


UCLA men’s basketball defeats Washington, extends winning streak

UCLA guard Tyger Campbell, front left, and Washington forward Jaden McDaniels dive for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Washington coach Mike Hopkins yells during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Washington forward RaeQuan Battle celeb...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Smith, Young, Ucla, Huskies, Chris Smith, Mike Hopkins, Bruins


USC basketball gears up for Pac-12 stretch run with win over Washington State

Southern California’s Daniel Utomi (4) shoots over Washington State’s CJ Elleby (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Washington State s CJ Elleby, center right, makes a behind-the-back pass to Jeff Pollard, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery wil...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Akron, Southern California


No. 7 UCLA women can’t overcome slow start against No. 3 Oregon

University of Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard drives to the basket against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu drives to the basket against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu drives to the basket against UCLA at Paule...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, Gonzaga, Bruins, University of Oregon, Bill Walton


UCLA looks to keep winning vs. last-place Washington

The Bruins escaped a close one Thursday night. But it wasn’t what they did during the first half or second half that won them the game. In fact, it was one player whose overtime performance sealed the victory. Cody Riley started the five-minute overtime period with a three-point play. When Washington State followed with a pair of free throws, Riley responded with a layup. And then another. And another. In the end, the Bruins’ five field goals in overtime, all from Riley, allowed UCLA to take ove...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Washington State, Seattle, Usc, Ucla, Huskies, Chris Smith, Bruins, Riley, Cronin, Mick Cronin


USC dedicates win over Washington to Kyle Sturdivant in wake of family tragedy

USC forward Nick Rakocevic, left, passes the ball while under pressure from Washington guard Nahziah Carter, center, and forward Isaiah Stewart during the first half of Thursday’s Pac-12 game at the Galen Center. Rakocevic scored 19 points in a 62-56 victory. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Washington forward Sam Timmins, left, shoots as USC forward Nick Rakocevic defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, San Antonio Spurs, Washington State, Usc, Anderson, Toronto Raptors, Southern California, Huskies


Shocking Video Shows College Linebacker Body-Slamming Cop During Arrest

On Monday, February 10th, 2020, 19-year-old Michael Harris was arrested on a felony charge of assault after he body-slammed a police officer responding to a call at a Grove City, Ohio business. The woman who made the call stated that Harris was being “aggressive” and “did not seem to be ‘all there'” according to a TMZ Sports report. Shocking video footage captured the skirmish between the 6-foot-3, 245-pound college football linebacker and the responding male and female police officers. In the f...
Tags: Crime, News, Sports, Jazz, Cbs, College sports, Auburn, Arrests, HARRIS, Auburn University, Michael Harris, College Athletes, GROVE CITY Ohio, Shocking Videos, East Kentucky University, WBNS Shocking Video Shows College


No. 7 UCLA hosts No. 3 Oregon in women’s basketball clash

The two best basketball teams in the Pac-12, two of the 10 best in the nation, are meeting Friday night. On one side of the court, a team plays its heart out every game to stay afloat as it walks along program history. On the opposite side, the other stands tall behind a dominant campaign in a hopeful route to its first national championship. UCLA faces its second Top 10 team in three games, hosting No. 3 Oregon in a highly anticipated matchup at 8 p.m. Friday. While both programs have put up su...
Tags: Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Ducks, UConn, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Bay Area, Huskies, Bruins


Long Beach State baseball preview: Dirtbags ready to answer the bell

LONG BEACH — Eric Valenzuela on Tuesday sat in his office at Blair Field, talking about his upcoming first season as head coach of the LBSU baseball program. His walls are adorned with boxing pictures, which is no surprise because his father Victor has been a trainer/manager in the San Gabriel Valley for decades. Asked how excited he is about the upcoming season, Eric Valenzuela sounded more like a boxer about to throw down. “I’m pumped, man,” he said. “This is as good as it gets.” The past two ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Cal State Fullerton, Victor, St Mary, San Gabriel Valley, Cal Poly, Dirtbags, Long Beach State, Luttrell, Gaels, Valenzuela, Hughey