Johanna Grauer nearly perfect in UCLA NCAA regional win

UCLA sophomore Johanna Grauer came one out away from a perfect game, but settled for a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Los Angeles Regional. She gave up a two-out walk in the seventh inning, but rebounding to strike out the final batter.

The Bruins play Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at noon as the Titans beat Fresno State on Friday.

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Jim Mora on Rich Eisen Show: Will it be Manziel or Brady for Rosen’s future?

UCLA head coach Jim Mora stopped by the Rich Eisen Show to talk about plenty of things including his experience at the NFL Draft, Myles Jack and Josh Rosen.

Of Rosen, Mora said that if his quarterback had been in the draft this year, the soon-to-be sophomore would have been the best signal-caller available and “he would have gone first.”

“I know that is really a strong statement for a true freshman,” Mora continued. “I’ve been around Peyton (Manning) when he was that age. I can’t remember ever seeing anybody at his age with the arm talent, the intelligence, the decision making, the drive, the passion and the ability he has.” Continue reading

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Softball hosts L.A. Regional

UCLA senior Allexis Bennett was the Pac-12 batting champion this season. (Photo by Don Liebig/ASUCLA)

UCLA senior Allexis Bennett was the Pac-12 batting champion this season. (Photo by Don Liebig/ASUCLA)

The UCLA softball team opens postseason play at home this weekend as the 12th-seeded Bruins host the Los Angeles Regional.

The Bruins face Cal State Bakersfield on Friday at 6 p.m. at Easton Stadium. Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton are the other two teams in the regional bracket and play the opening round match at 3 p.m.

Here’s a preview for the tournament, focused on UCLA’s tumultuous nonconference slate and how it strengthened the team for a chance at back-to-back Women’s College World Series berths.  Continue reading

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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero named one of most powerful in Southern California sports

The last five years of Dan Guerrero’s 13-year tenure have produced $225 million worth of construction on athletic buildings, including new football and basketball practice facilities to be completed in 201. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

The last five years of Dan Guerrero’s 13-year tenure have produced $225 million worth of construction on athletic buildings, including new football and basketball practice facilities to be completed in 201. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

The Southern California News Group is continuing its list of the 50 most powerful people in Southern California sports, and UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero is the latest person with UCLA ties to make the cut.

Guerrero checks in at No. 24 this year, moving up four spots from his No. 28 position last year, after overseeing major construction on athletic facilities this year.

Other UCLA names on the list so far:

See the full list here.

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UCLA football links: Josh Rosen as Heisman sleeper?

Josh Rosen talks to yhe media during spring camp. Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze

Josh Rosen talks to the media during spring camp. Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze

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