Sunday was the fourth straight day with nothing but back-to-back great basketball games on the tube, with the slate kicking off at noon (if you’re on the East Coast) and finishing about 12 hours later, when UCLA put down Cincinnati to claim the final spot in the Sweet 16. If you tapped out before the final half of the…
LaVar Ball, father of UCLA freshman superstar Lonzo, has been in the news a ton lately. The ur-Sports Dad has wedged his way into every inch of airtime offered to him to talk shit about NBA legends, call their sons losers, and proclaim the supreme basketball ability of his three large sons. In case you were still on…
This is the first of three posts that will preview the NCAA tournament. This one is for people who just want to know which teams have the best shot at winning it all.
Going into Saturday’s NCAA action, it looked like Gonzaga was a lock to earn the No. 1 seed in the West. Many, myself included, were prepared for the Bulldogs to finish the regular season undefeated and attempt a historic run through the tourney. Then the Bulldogs went and ate shit against BYU the same night UCLA…
Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar Ball, said something on a radio show yesterday that implied his son would only be interested in playing for the Los Angeles Lakers:
If at first you don’t succeed, make sure that whoever is responsible for carrying you to safety doesn’t drop you accidentally trip and body slam you.
Tenth-ranked UCLA hosted fifth-ranked Oregon tonight and struggled hard from the jump. They trailed for the first 36 minutes of the game, falling behind 37-18 at one point. UCLA regained their scoring abilities shortly after, but Oregon remained on fire through the first three quarters of the game.
UCLA head football coach Jim Mora is known to be a bit of a dick, which means he’s not the best guy to put on the air right after you’ve finished talking about how his quarterback, Josh Rosen, struggled this season. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what ESPN did during their coverage of National Signing Day:
Arizona downed then-No. 3 UCLA 96-85 Saturday evening, handing the Bruins their second loss of the season and further cementing the Wildcats’ place among college basketball’s fluid and fun-as-hell top-10. Sean Miller’s squad has spent all season building its case as a legitimate Final Four team (as have 10 or so other…
Tears of joy for some; tears of sadness for at least one other.
Through 14 games, Oregon forward Dillon Brooks has taken a step to the side or backwards in nearly all major offensive categories—his long ball is hitting just 30 percent of the time. Still, as he has throughout his career, the third-year player from Ontario has focused on basketball’s fundamental tasks, like pissing…
It’s hard to be your program’s savior when six players are averaging double-digit scoring numbers, so for now, UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball will have to make due with being one of head coach Steve Alford’s very dope stars.
Seventh-ranked Stanford came from behind to beat UCLA at the Rose Bowl tonight when Ryan Burns connected with JJ Arcega-Whiteside in the final minute of the game to give the Cardinal a 16-13 lead in a game that featured only a pair of offensive touchdowns.
UCLA junior guard Bryce Alford hit a tough three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to help UCLA beat #7 Arizona 87-84, pleasing a fan sitting courtside with ripped jeans.
This is a story about injustice.
A UCLA punter has been accused of raping another student last year at an off-campus house party, Los Angeles police said today.
Two weeks after a season-ending injury, UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has announced his withdrawal from school and his intention to enter next spring’s NFL draft. And because of an insurance policy he took out on his health after his breakout freshman year, it’s a win-win proposition for him.
UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn got blown up while serving as the Bruins’ last chance to stop a Tim White kick return. But Arizona State didn’t take the kick to the house, because Fairbairn’s helmet brought White down. It’s Pac-12 after dark, at least on the east coast.
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 17 UCLA.