Click on the photo above (or here) to see photos from UCLA’s semifinal loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament Saturday. The Bruins will play Michigan for third place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center. The final is between USC and Stanford at 5:30 p.m.
Above clockwise from top left: Stanford’s Cassidy Papa and UCLA’s Lizette Rozeboom; UCLA’s Kelsey O’Brien; UCLA’s Mackenzie Barr; UCLA goalie Alex Musselmann and Stanford’s Dani Jackovich. (Photos by Steve McCrank // Daily Breeze)
UCLA head coach Jim Mora talks to the media after the first day of spring practice. (Photo by Brad Graverson // Daily Breeze)
Jim Mora talked with Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel about UCLA’s spring practice, the changes to the offense, Josh Rosen‘s high intellect and the coaching changes during the offseason.
Mora said the coaching staff studied NFL offenses from teams like Denver, New England, Green Bay and New Orleans while constructing the new offense to look at pace of play. Those teams, Mora said, sometimes huddle and other times hand the reins over to the quarterback to run a hurry-up offense. The shift in offensive philosophy is to maximize Rosen’s skill set and was already in the works when former offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone was still with the Bruins, Mora said.
Read more from Mora’s interview with SI here.
The UCLA men’s basketball team announced a home-and-home series with Michigan on Friday, which will start in the 2016-17 season.
The Bruins will host Michigan this year at Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 10, then travel to Ann Arbor in December 2017. It will be UCLA’s first game in Ann Arbor since 2007.
“This will be a fantastic matchup for college basketball fans, given the opportunity to watch a pair of tradition-rich programs from two marquee conferences battle it out before league play,” UCLA head coach Steve Alford said in a statement. “I know our players are already looking forward to the challenge.”
Mackenzie Barr leads the UCLA women’s water polo in its bid for a national championship this weekend at home. (Photo courtesy UCLA Athletics)
The women’s water polo team will host the NCAA championships at the Spieker Aquatics Center from Friday to Sunday. The Bruins start the tournament at noon on Friday with a game against UC San Diego.
Here’s our preview of the tournament, focusing on No. 1 USC and No. 2 UCLA and the epic championship matchup that could be on Sunday between the cross-town rivals.
You can watch all the water polo matches online at NCAA.com. Here is the full bracket. Continue reading