1. UCLA Football: Why 2013 Will Be the Year of Defense for the Bruins

    Under first-year head coach Jim L. Mora, the UCLA football program has progressed immensely, improving from a perennial underachiever to a legitimate contender...

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  2. UCLA Football Recruiting: 5 Biggest Targets Left on the Board

    While the UCLA campus falls silent in the midst of finals week, the Bruins' efforts on the recruiting trail are starting to make some noise...

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  3. One Thing Every Bowl-Bound Team Must Fix Before Its Bowl Game

    As much as it pains me to say it, the 2012 college football regular season has come to a close. It has been an exciting year of collegiate gridiron action, complete with surprising success stories and even more shocking failures...

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  4. UCLA Football: Comparing Johnathan Franklin to Maurice Jones-Drew

    When Johnathan Franklin takes the field against the Baylor Bears in the Holiday Bowl , it will be his final game in a UCLA uniform...

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  5. Texas Football: What Slew of Injuries Means for Horns' Alamo Bowl Chances

    It doesn't take a professional media pundit to realize that the Texas football team is beat up, but the Longhorns' injury report is borderline ridiculous at this point...

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  6. UCLA Football 2012: Top 10 Plays from the Bruins' Regular Season

    The UCLA football team heads into bowl game preparation with a bad taste in its mouth after taking consecutive losses to Stanford, including a 27-24 heart-breaker in the Pac -12 Championship Game...

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  7. Texas Football: 3 Longhorns Make All-Big 12 Teams

    The Big 12 announced its all-conference teams and awards on Wednesday, and there weren't too many surprises. Kansas State's Collin Klein took home Offensive Player of the Year honors, while Wildcat LB Arthur Brown was named Defensive Player of the Year..

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  8. Alamo Bowl 2012: Texas vs. Oregon State TV Info, Predictions and More

    The 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl features the No. 23 Texas Longhorns and the No. 13 Oregon State Beavers, two teams that finished third in their respective conferences...

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  9. Pac-12 Championship: Why UCLA Win Would Cement Jim Mora as Bruin Hero

    In just two days, the UCLA football team will take the field against the Stanford Cardinal in the Pac -12 Championship Game from Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California...

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  10. College Football: The 3 Tastiest Cupcake Games of Week 14

    The Week 14 slate of college football games is abbreviated, as most teams have finished their regular-season schedules and are stuck couch-surfing for the conference championships...

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  11. UCLA Football: 7 Bruins Named to All-Pac-12 Teams

    Other than Oregon State's cupcake make-up game with Nicholls State on Saturday, the Pac-12 regular season slate has come to a close. As such, the Pac-12 named the all-conference teams and end of the year awards on Monday...

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  12. UCLA Football: 5 Reasons the Bruins Can Win the Rematch with Stanford

    The No. 8 Stanford Cardinal handily defeated the No. 17 UCLA Bruins on Saturday behind stalwart defensive play and punishing running from senior RB Stepfan Taylor...

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  13. Ohio State Basketball: 5 Things We Loved About Bucks' Beatdown of UMKC

    The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes improved to 4-0 on Friday night, absolutely destroying the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos, 91-45. OSU dominated from whistle-to-whistle, taking a 53-18 lead into halftime and never looking back...

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  14. Ranking the 25 Best College Football Helmet Designs

    College football is well known for its history and pageantry, but nothing holds more nostalgic value than the design of the uniforms...

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  15. UCLA Football 2012: Bruins' Wacky Road to the Rose Bowl

    By knocking off crosstown rival USC last weekend, the UCLA Bruins (9-2, 5-2) clinched the Pac-12 South Division and earned a spot in the conference championship game for the second straight season...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 2,327 reads 3 comments

  16. Stanford vs. UCLA: Complete Game Preview and Prediction

    On Saturday, the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (9-2, 7-1) will travel to the Rose Bowl to face the No. 17 UCLA Bruins (9-2, 6-2) in a game that will decide the fate of the Pac-12 Championship Game...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 5,259 reads 7 comments

  17. 10 Things We Learned About the Pac-12 in Week 12

    This weekend's slate of Pac-12 games was rife with drama, featuring a rain-drenched rivalry game in the South and an overtime battle for the BCS in the North...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 1,122 reads 4 comments

  18. USC vs. UCLA: 5 Reasons the Bruins Could Pull the Upset

    The No. 17 UCLA Bruins (8-2, 5-2) will face off against the No. 18 USC Trojans (7-3, 5-3) this Saturday at the Rose Bowl, with the victor claiming the Pac -12 South Division and a trip to the conference championship game...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 1,962 reads 2 comments

  19. UCLA Football 2012: Bruins' Realistic Rose Bowl Scenarios

    With the Pac-12 title game less than three weeks away, the pecking order in the Conference of Champions is finally starting to take shape. The upstart No...

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  20. Winners, Losers from UCLA's Week 11 Win at Washington State

    On Saturday night, the UCLA Bruins (8-2, 5-2 Pac -12) held off a late rally from Washington State (2-8, 0-7 Pac -12), eventually slamming the door on the Cougars, 44-36...

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  21. UCLA Football: 5 Keys to Victory at Washington State

    The No. 18 UCLA Bruins (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) are set for a road trip to Pullman to take on the Washington State Cougars (2-7, 0-6 Pac-12) on ESPN2 on Saturday...

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  22. 5 Freshmen To Watch as Heisman Trophy Contenders in 2013

    While the 2012 college football season heats up down the home stretch, let's take a few minutes to daydream about the future of our favorite sport...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 5,281 reads 26 comments

  23. UCLA vs. Washington State: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Odds and More

    The coming week is all about staying focused for the UCLA Bruins (7-2, 4-2) as they prepare to travel to Pullman to battle the Washington State Cougars (2-7, 0-6) in a nationally televised prime-time matchup...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 1,418 reads 7 comments

  24. UCLA Football: Bruins Leapfrog USC in BCS and AP with 66-10 Drubbing of Arizona

    After a night when just about everything went right for the UCLA Bruins, there was a seismic shift in the Los Angeles football landscape...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 4,264 reads 12 comments

  25. Purdue Football 2012: Can the Boilermakers Run the Table for a Bowl Game?

    Sitting at 3-6 and riding a five-game losing streak, the Purdue Boilermakers are faced with the daunting task of winning out just to make a bowl game. Such a finish will be challenging, especially since they still have two road games to go...

    Jeff Poirier Written by Jeff Poirier about 2 years ago 1,225 reads 8 comments