1. Stanford Football: Cardinal Marching Band is America's Most Fun Bunch

    I knew that this college marching band would be unforgettable the first time I saw them. It was during my years as an undergraduate at UCLA—I was at a Bruin football game at the ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 2,367 reads 1 comments

  2. Is UCLA Football Cursed?

    When I heard that UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones had broken his foot in a non-contact drill during the Bruins' fall practice, and would subsequently miss at least the first four ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 1,228 reads 8 comments

  3. UCLA Football 2010: Preview and Predictions

    Looking at the various college football publications for this upcoming season, it is clear that the UCLA Bruins are not getting any love or respect. Athlon's has the Bruins finishing eighth in the Pac 10 Conference...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 1,679 reads 3 comments

  4. A Dodger Assessment: Does L.A. Have a Chance?

    As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated a record of 4-7 since the All-Star break, including a six-game losing streak...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 4 years ago 614 reads 2 comments

  5. The Downfall of Troy: What USC Needs To Do Now

    Let's see, the NCAA has found the University of Southern California guilty of "lack of institutional control" with regards to their men's basketball, women's tennis team, and especially their football program...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 4 years ago 3,853 reads 10 comments

  6. Remembering the Greatest Coach in the History of Sports

    I once heard an old African proverb that said whenever an elderly person dies, a library burns down because they, like libraries, have so much knowledge stored in them...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 4 years ago 348 reads 0 comments

  7. What's Wrong with the Los Angeles Dodgers?

    As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in last place in the National League West, with an 11-16 record. The Milwaukee Brewers have scored 11 runs on them the past two nights...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 4 years ago 792 reads 1 comments

  8. The Best All-Time Baseball Team, Period

    For over three decades, I've considered this time of year to be New Year's Day, rather than January 1st. I can't think of any other way to describe the beginning of baseball season...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 4,475 reads 12 comments

  9. One and Done Must Go: What the NBA Needs To Do

    March has always been the only time of year when I get excited about basketball. Being that college basketball's 65-team NCAA tournament, "March Madness", is held during that month, I know that millions of fans share my sentiment...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 1,093 reads 6 comments

  10. UCLA Basketball 2009-2010 Review: Bruins Season Mercifully Ends

    After all the futility that the UCLA Bruins have gone through in basketball this season, the most positive thing that I can say about this hoops squad can be summed up in three words: It is over...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 991 reads 8 comments

  11. The Negro Leagues: Baseball's Greatest Treasure

    Considering that baseball's spring training camps have just opened, and that this is Black History Month, it would be a mortal sin not to call attention to an institution that is a significant part of the game's lore...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 396 reads 3 comments

  12. NCAA: Should Utah and BYU Join the Pac-10?

    Last week I was on Bruin Report Online, perhaps UCLA's biggest fan website, when someone posted a question on the football forum that was rather interesting: Would you add Utah and BYU to make ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 800 reads 2 comments

  13. The All-Time UCLA Bruins Basketball Team

    I have been wanting to write this article for a long time. And in light of the sub-par season that the UCLA Bruins basketball program has had this year (though they have been playing better ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 4,145 reads 0 comments

  14. UCLA Women's Gymnastics: Westwood's Best Kept Secret

    Recently I visited the house that John Wooden built, UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, as I've done several times a year for the past few years...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 588 reads 0 comments

  15. One Baseball Fan's View On Mark McGwire and Steroids

    Not too long ago Mark McGwire, who some say helped save baseball when he and Sammy Sosa engaged in that epic home run race in 1998, admitted what many people had suspected for years; that he ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 259 reads 4 comments

  16. UCLA Basketball: A Midseason Report

    Now that the college basketball season's midway point has arrived for the UCLA Bruins, three words best describe coach Ben Howland's team: Youth. Inexperience. Mediocrity...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 442 reads 2 comments

  17. UCLA Football: The Six Best Wins Of The Decade

    Let's be honest and face facts, folks: The first decade of the 21st century was a very mediocre one for the UCLA Bruins football program...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 4,129 reads 7 comments

  18. A 2009 Analysis Of UCLA Football: Progress Made

    Alright, after concluding their 91st season of football, let's take a look back and anaylze the 2009 UCLA Bruins season. A 3-6 record and an eighth place finish in the PAC-10 Conference, which included five straight losses in October...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 377 reads 0 comments

  19. UCLA-Temple: Bruins Overcome Owls and the Cold in 30-21 Win

    It wasn't looking good for the UCLA Bruins in our nation's capital yesterday. The temperature at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium was 32 degrees with a wind chill factor of 19, plus the field was frozen, making it hard for the players to get any footing...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 407 reads 0 comments

  20. Pac-10 & BCS Bowls: My Preview And Picks

    This is the time of year in college sports that I enjoy. The post season bowls are something that I have always enjoyed, dating back to watching the Rose Parade and subsequent Rose Bowl as a young kid...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 193 reads 4 comments

  21. UCLA Football: Thanks To Navy, Bruins Are Bowl Bound

    I wouldn't have been surprised if the UCLA Bruins were singing "Anchors Aweigh!" late Saturday afternoon, because... Due to the Navy Midshipmen's 17-3 victory over Army in their annual rivalry ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 326 reads 0 comments

  22. UCLA-Mississippi State: Bruins Embarrassed In Wooden Classic, 72-54

    The humiliation continues for the UCLA Bruins basketball program. Not even legendary coach John Wooden, who was in attendance, could provide the inspiration needed as his former team was degraded ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 237 reads 0 comments

  23. UCLA-Kansas: Bruins Give Good Effort, but Jayhawks Prevail, 73-61

    This has been a Murphy's Law kind of year for the UCLA Bruins' basketball program thus far. They had lost four of their first six games, including three straight to finish last at the 76 Classic in Anaheim during Thanksgiving weekend...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 198 reads 1 comments

  24. UCLA-USC: Turnovers And Bad Blood Kill Bruins In 28-7 Loss

    Now the UCLA Bruins know how Arizona State felt on November 21. Wearing their 1967 throwback jerseys for the second time this month, UCLA's defense played well for most of the night, shutting down the USC Trojans' offense...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 922 reads 3 comments

  25. UCLA-USC Preview: A Crosstown War Renewed

    For many football fans in America's second largest city, this is the only game that matters. This Saturday at the Coliseum, the UCLA Bruins will meet their crosstown enemies, the USC Trojans, ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 4 years ago 406 reads 1 comments