Pac-12 announces early season football TV schedule

UCLA head coach Jim Mora (Photo by Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

The Pac-12 announced early season kickoff times and TV information for the 2017 football season on Wednesday.

UCLA will open its season on Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Rose Bowl against Texas A&M at 4:30 p.m. PT in a nationally televised game on FOX. After a short week, the Bruins host Hawai’i on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks, then finish the nonconference schedule on the road at Memphis on Sept. 16 on ABC/ESPN2.

UCLA’s only two Pac-12 games with kickoff times so far are the Friday night matchups with Utah on Nov. 3 and California on Nov. 24. Those games are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, with FS1 broadcasts. The remaining Pac-12 game times will be released six to 12 days in advance.

UCLA’s 2017 football schedule:

Sun., Sept. 3: Texas A&M at UCLA, 4:30 p.m. PT, FOX/FOX Deportes
Sat., Sept. 9: Hawai’i at UCLA, 2 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks
Sat., Sept. 16: UCLA at Memphis, 9 a.m. PT, ABC/ESPN2 mirror
Sat., Sept. 23: UCLA at Stanford
Sat., Sept. 30: Colorado at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 7: BYE
Sat., Oct. 14: UCLA at Arizona
Sat., Oct. 21: Oregon at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 28: UCLA at Washington
Fri., Nov. 3: UCLA at Utah, 6:30 p.m. PT, FS1/FOX Deportes
Sat., Nov. 11: Arizona State at UCLA
Sat., Nov. 18: UCLA at USC
Fri. Nov. 24: California at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. FS1/FOX Deportes
Fri., Dec. 1 or Sat., Dec. 2: Pac-12 Football Championship Game

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Josh Rosen takes teaching role at Steve Clarkson QB camp

UCLA Bruins’ quarterback Josh Rosen fires a pass during the second half against Stanford Cardinal at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on Saturday, September 24, 2016. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)

After two years of relentless scrutiny and underwhelming results, life is starting to slow down a little bit for Josh Rosen.

“Life’s pretty simple up to this point,” Rosen said on the phone while serving as a counselor at Steve Clarkson’s quarterback retreat this weekend.

The rising junior is one of several top college quarterbacks at the two-day camp in Coronado this weekend serving as counselors for prospects from third to 12th grade. He’s joined by Louisville’s Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, Michigan’s Wilton Speight and Georgia’s Jacob Eason, among others.

“Being here for the kids, they can have some guys to look up to and see where it could all work out,” Rosen said of his role at the camp. “As counselors, we’re just here to help them out but also to network with each other and make friends and put names to faces to make this quarterback fraternity tighter around the country.”

Rosen’s simpler life is a natural byproduct of being in his third year at UCLA, he said. He knows what to expect from each phase of the year. He’s ditched dorm life for an apartment and refined his diet (no more gluten).

With about two months left until training camp opens, Rosen is still organizing player-run practices with his teammate. They’ve had seven sessions so far and he sees everyone “buying in a little bit more.”

“As we go into camp, we don’t want to miss a beat,” Rosen said. “We don’t want to spin our tires for three days until we actually start moving. We want to get to our first day and be productive with our first step.”

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UCLA football links: 100 days until kickoff

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) scrambles past Boss Tagaloa (75) during the UCLA football Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

UCLA football’s season is officially 100 days away.

Here are a few links to start the extremely early prep before UCLA begins its 2017 season against Texas A&M on Sept. 3 at the Rose Bowl.

  • Athlon Sports has nine UCLA players on its preseason All-Pac-12 teamsScott Quessenberry is the lone first-team  nomination. Kenny Young and Jaleel Wadood were named to the second team. Josh Rosen is the fourth-team quarterback.
  • USA Today named Jim Mora as one of six coaches who need to get better in 2017.
  • UCLA commit AJ Carter talks to the Shreveport Times in Louisiana about why he chose the Bruins
  • UCLA paired with Team Impact, a Boston nonprofit organization, to recruit two brothers, Alonzo Maus, 12, and Angelo, 16. Alonzo has sensory integration disorder and Angelo has spina bifida, and after the brothers signed with the Bruins this past Monday, they will attend team practices, meetings and games.

Team Impact – UCLA from Matt Baker on Vimeo.

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Scott Quessenberry named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

UCLA center Scott Quessenberry (52) was named to the Spring Watch List for the Rimington Trophy on Monday. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Watch List Season is coming early.

Redshirt senior Scott Quessenberry was one of 63 players named to the spring watch list for the Rimington Trophy on Monday. The award recognizes the top center in the country.

Quesenberry was named first-team All-Pac-12 last season after starting all 12 of UCLA’s games. He had missed the previous year due to double shoulder surgery.

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Maurice Jones-Drew leads 2017 UCLA Hall of Fame Class

Maurice Jones-Drew (pictured in 2005) will be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame this year. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)

Three-time NFL Pro-Bowler Maurice Jones-Drew leads UCLA’s nine-member 2017 Hall of Fame Class, which was announced on Wednesday.

The group, which includes three Olympians and a combined 17 national championships, will be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame on Oct. 20 and honored during halftime of UCLA’s game against Oregon at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 21.

Jones-Drew left UCLA in 2005 with school records in career and single-season all-purpose yards, touchdowns in a game, single-game rushing yards and single-season punt returns for touchdowns. His punt return average of 28.5 yards in 2005 is still the NCAA record. During his NFL career, he rushed for 1,000-yards three times, including a league-leading 1,606 in 2011.

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