1. USC Football: The Five Worst Losses Of The Pete Carroll Era

    Very few college football programs have been as dominant as the USC Trojans this decade. Among the accomplishments of Pete Carroll's cardinal and gold bunch: Seven straight Pac-10 Conference titles...

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  2. The UCLA and USC Bands: A Tale of Crosstown Hatred

    For over 80 years, UCLA and the University of Southern California have had one of the most storied rivalries in sports...

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  3. UCLA Takes Advantage of Turnovers in 23-13 Win Over ASU

    Before last Saturday's battle with the Arizona State Sun Devils, I felt that UCLA's seniors were primed to have a big day,being that it was their last home game and all...

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  4. College Football: Five Intriguing Rivalry Matchups For 2009

    This is the part of the college football season that I enjoy the most: rivalry games. This is where the passion of this sport really comes out; the renewal of traditional grudges and ancient hatreds...

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  5. My List of the Four Worst Fanbases in Sports

    Remember when you played Little League (or AYSO, or Pop Warner Football) as a kid? Remember how your coaches—mostly dads—grilled into your gray matter the importance of sportsmanship? Remember ...

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  6. Bruins-Cougars: UCLA Handles Their Business In The Palouse, 43-7

    Well, so much for the Washington State Cougars playing above their heads. So much for the 32 degree weather in Pullman, WA getting to the UCLA Bruins. And so much for Rick Neuheisel's bunch playing down to the Cougars' level...

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  7. UCLA Basketball 2009-2010 Preview: Time to Step Up

    Going into the 2009-2010 college basketball season, I can honestly say that I've rarely seen a UCLA Bruin basketball team with more uncertainties about what their fortunes will be...

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  8. Bruins-Huskies: UCLA Overcomes Much Adversity In Gutsy 24-23 Win

    After watching the UCLA Bruins and the Washington Huskies tangle at the Rose Bowl, there is one word that sums up the Bruins and their effort: Guts...

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  9. UCLA-Oregon State: Bruins Stage Big Comeback But Lose Fifth Straight, 26-19

    One thing you can say about the UCLA Bruins in their Halloween battle with the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis: You can't fault them for not trying...

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  10. Why Has UCLA Football Been So Mediocre for So Long?

    This will not be an easy piece to write, being a UCLA alum and all, but... As we approach the end of this decade, it is safe to say that this has been a frustrating 10 years for the UCLA Bruin football program and everyone in Bruin Nation...

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  11. UCLA-Arizona: Bruin Offense Is Offensive Again In 27-13 Defeat

    For the UCLA Bruins, it's looking like 2008 all over again. For the third time in four games, the offense failed to produce points or sustain long drives, getting only ten first downs and an ...

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  12. Ten College Marching Bands You Need to See Before You Die

    Being a former member of a college marching band, I've been wanting to write this article for a long time. Having seen so many bands over the years either in person, on TV, or on YouTube, I believe ...

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  13. UCLA-Cal: Bruin Defense Wilts in Heat, 45-26

    In the face of 90 degree temperatures at the Rose Bowl, UCLA fans were expecting an improved performance from their football team in their battle with the California Golden Bears. The Bruins themselves expected things to get better...

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  14. Los Angeles Dodgers in NLCS: My Thoughts

    In light of the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS to earn a date with the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS, not to mention being four wins away from their first World Series appearance in 21 years, I have three words to say.

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  15. Bruins-Ducks: UCLA Makes Fatal Mistakes in 24-10 Loss

    After the UCLA Bruins suffered a setback in losing to Stanford in Palo Alto, I was looking forward to their contest with the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl...

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  16. Dodgers In The Postseason: My Thoughts About Their Chances

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers finally clinched the National League West Division after five straight losses, beating the Colorado Rockies last Saturday, 5-0, one thought ran through my head...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 5 years ago 78 reads 1 comments

  17. UCLA-Stanford: Bruins Falter Under Gerhart Heat in 24-16 Loss

    Going into the UCLA Bruins' game against Stanford in Palo Alto this past Saturday, everyone in blue and gold knew that the main key to success in the contest was to stop the Cardinal's star running back, Toby Gerhart...

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  18. UCLA-Stanford Preview: Can The Bruins Keep It Going?

    There are four words that can best describe the UCLA Bruins' season to this point: So far, so good. A 3-0 record, including a victory at Tennessee, and being the last remaining unbeaten ...

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  19. Is It Time To Panic? Dodgers Lose Third Straight

    In 1964 the Philadelphia Phillies, under manager Gene Mauch, were having their best season in nearly 15 years...

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  20. UCLA-Kansas State: Bruins Step Up When It Counts in 23-9 Win

    Like Coach Rick Neuheisel told the crowd at the Rose Bowl after UCLA's 23-9 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats this past Saturday, "it wasn't pretty...

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  21. Big Win for Bruins in Tennessee Comes at a Cost

    It's always a tremendous accomplishment when a football team wins on the road in a hostile environment. And it's always unfortunate whenever a player is injured and has to miss games as a result...

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  22. Unequal Justice: Some Thoughts on the Oregon Punching Incident

    When I saw Oregon running back LaGarrett Blount punch Boise State player Byron Hout and nearly go after fans in the stands after the Ducks' 18-8 loss in Boise this past Thursday, I was a bit surprised someone could do that...

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  23. UCLA-San Diego State: Bruins Show Progress in 33-14 Victory Over Aztecs

    For the first 12 minutes of the UCLA-San Diego State football game at the Rose Bowl, it seemed that the Bruins would be the same old team that went 4-8 a year ago...

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  24. Is a Trap Game Bruin?: Previewing the UCLA vs. San Diego State Season Opener

    Now that the UCLA athletic department, the city of Pasadena, and the quality air control people have given the OK for the UCLA-San Diego State game to be played, in light of the devastating Station ...

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  25. A Report From The UCLA Football Fall Scrimmage

    This past Saturday I was at UCLA for the Bruins' annual fall football scrimmage, as they continue to prepare for the upcoming season. After watching the Bruins, I can definitely say that progress is being made...

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