UCLA links: New customizable jerseys for UCLA football

Our friends at Scout have the lowdown on UCLA’s new jerseys. The football team tweeted a series of photos yesterday of a new look for the home uniform and Scout reports that there’s more than meets the eye.

The jerseys will be customizable to player and position, Scout writes, as head coach Jim Mora played a big part in the redesign:

For instance, quarterback Josh Rosen would be able to get more flexibility in the throwing shoulder of his jersey, or an offensive lineman could get a looser fit around the jersey’s torso, if he preferred.

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UCLA football posts photos of new uniform

This is the last season UCLA teams will be wearing Adidas uniforms, but before the two parties part ways, the apparel company has one last hurrah.

UCLA football tweeted a series of photos (above) Monday evening showing a modified uniform. What do you think of the new look?

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Avoiding sophomore slumps

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) against Virginia Cavaliers in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) against Virginia Cavaliers in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
(Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

The UCLA football team returns in 75 days, when the Bruins take the field at College Station against Texas A&M on Sept. 3. It’ll be the start of Josh Rosen’s sophomore season after he was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and a freshman All-America. He passed for 3,670 yards (282.3 per game) and 23 touchdowns to 11 interceptions while completing 60 percent of his passes.

Now the question is what Rosen will do next.

To look at what’s already been done in this situation, here are a few notable, recent quarterbacks who started as true freshmen and how their sophomore seasons compared to their rookie campaigns. These quarterbacks started at least 12 games during their freshman seasons, with three of them starting all of their team’s games like Rosen did in his first year.

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Former Bruin Kevin Love celebrates NBA title with Cleveland

Former UCLA Bruin Kevin Love won his first NBA championship Sunday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Golden State 93-89 in an epic Game 7.

Love had nine points and 14 rebounds while playing some clutch defense against Stephen Curry. Here are snapshots of his night, from a late-game defensive stop to the post-game celebration.

LONG LIVE THE KING #216 #champs #family @playerstribune

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UCLA Father’s Day links

UCLA point guard Bryce Alford, the son of head coach Steve Alford, could be taken off scholarship as a senior in 2016-17. (David Stephenson/AP)

UCLA point guard Bryce Alford and his father Steve Alford, the UCLA men’s basketball head coach. (David Stephenson/AP)

In honor of Father’s Day, here are some stories about UCLA athletes and their fathers. Two are of the oldie-but-goodie variety, but still good reads/watches.

  • From April: Former defensive tackle Kenny Clark and his father Kenny Sr., who has been in prison since his son was 9 years old.
  • From 2013: Safety Jaleel Wadood and his father Haamid, who raised his son as a single dad.
  • From 2013: A short video from The L.A. Times on outfielder Angelica “Jelly” Felix, her family and how she reached a dream by playing softball at UCLA

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