Ishmael Adams, Josh Rosen earn more watch list honors

UCLA's Ishmael Adams (1) returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

UCLA’s Ishmael Adams (1) returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Arizona State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

UCLA defensive-back-turned-wide-receiver Ishmael Adams was named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award on Thursday.

The award honors the most versatile player in the nation. The senior is expected to make a full-time switch to wide receiver after playing at defensive back while also returning punts and kickoffs.

Quarterback Josh Rosen was named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year.

Bruins on watch lists

  • DT Eddie Vanderdoes (Bednarik, Outland, Nagurski)
  • QB Josh Rosen (Maxwell, O’Brien, Walter Camp)
  • DB Fabian Moreau (Nagurski)
  • OL Conor McDermmott (Outland)
  • Head coach Jim Mora (Dodd)
  • S Jaleel Wadood (Thorpe)
  • WR/DB Ishmael Adams (Hornung)
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Snapshots of UCLA during Day 1 of Pac-12 Media Days

UCLA isn’t scheduled for its main stage session at Pac-12 Media Days until Friday at 10:30 a.m., but there were some Bruin sightings around Hollywood & Highland on Thursday.

The teams who aren’t schedules for main stage sessions do promo shots, radio and TV interviews and sit-downs with some national writers. Here are some shots of UCLA offensive lineman Conor McDermott and linebacker Jayon Brown at media day today and a notebook about the Pac-12’s new TV deals with Cox and Frontier.

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UCLA nonconference basketball schedule now complete

The Wooden Legacy, a three-game tournament likely to provide the UCLA men’s basketball team’s best nonconference opponent this coming season outside of Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan, revealed its bracket on Thursday. UCLA will open the four-day event against Portland on Nov. 24.

On Nov. 25 the Bruins will face either Dayton, a 2016 NCAA tournament team, or Nebraska, which finished 11th in the Big Ten last season. On Nov. 27, the Bruins will take on one of four teams from the other side of the eight-team bracket: Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, New Mexico and Cal State Northridge.

Last season Texas A&M won the SEC, Virginia Tech went to the NIT with a 20-15 mark in the deep ACC, New Mexico State finished fifth in the Mountain West and CSUN was 10 games under .500. Continue reading

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