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  1. Akeem Ayers explains decision to leave N.Y.

    Blair Angulo

    Akeem Ayers waited patiently for his name to be called Thursday night. He sat in the green room at New York City's Radio City Music Hall for nearly four hours. His moment in front of the cameras never came. The former UCLA linebacker didn't get...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  2. Akeem Ayers drafted by Tennesee Titans

    Blair Angulo

    Former UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 39th overall selection in the NFL Draft on Friday. It's somewhat of a disappointment for Ayers, who had, for a long time, been a projected first-round choice. He was rat...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  3. Football: NFL draft preview

    Blair Angulo

    Only three UCLA players are expected to be selected in this year's NFL draft. Here are some quick notes leading up to Thursday's first round: Akeem Ayers, outside linebacker, 6-3, 254 lbs. Upside: Ayers' hybrid ability is his major bread winner...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  4. Football: How will replacements fare?

    Blair Angulo

    With Akeem Ayers and Rahim Moore headed for the NFL, UCLA football fans will have to get used to some new names. The front-runner to fill Ayers' outside linebacker spot? Glenn Love, a redshirt senior who has plenty of special teams experience but ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  5. Akeem Ayers slow at the NFL combine

    Blair Angulo

    Former UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers might have some work to do. Ayers, working out as "Linebacker 1" at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, was unofficially timed at 4.80 and 4.83 in his two 40-yard dash runs Monday. In comparison, Texas A&M's Von...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  6. Three UCLA players invited to NFL combine

    Blair Angulo

    Place kicker Kai Forbath, linebacker Akeem Ayers and safety Rahim Moore received invitations to the NFL combine, which begins Thursday morning in Indianapolis. The NFL Network will air a live news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT Thursday to kick off i...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  7. Ayers' departure not necessarily backbreaking

    Blair Angulo

    Worse things have happened to UCLA football. Like this blow from a year ago. Or even Kevin Prince's oblique strain last summer. Yeah, Akeem Ayers' decision to forego his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft means UCLA loses its top defens...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  8. Ayers and Moore are first-teamers

    Blair Angulo

    If juniors Akeem Ayers and Rahim Moore decide to leave school for the NFL, they will do it on a good note. The two were named to the All-Pac-10 first team on Tuesday, the conference announced. When approached following UCLA's 28-14 loss to USC Sat...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  9. Akeem Ayers named a finalist for Butkus Award

    Blair Angulo

    UCLA redshirt junior outside linebacker Akeem Ayers was named a finalist for the Dick Butkus Award on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation's top linebacker. Ayers, who checks in at No. 12 overall in Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest NFL Draft...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  10. UCLA aware of K-State's run game

    Blair Angulo

    Junior safety Rahim Moore has a hunch. If UCLA's defense is unable to contain Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas early, the Bruins will be down big. Like, 59-0 big, according to Moore. "We have to play disciplined football," he said. "We h...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  11. Bruins defense better than advertised?

    Blair Angulo

    The Bruins defense enters this season with some big holes to fill after losing key players such as Brian Price and Alterraun Verner to the NFL draft and losing top returning lineman Datone Jones to a broken foot, but even so, the Bruin defenders seem...

    Blog | August 15, 2010
  12. UCLA linebacker Ayers building body of work and eyes NFL

    Blair Angulo

    The junior from Los Angeles impresses coaches and teammates with raw talent, size and speed.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2010
  13. D dominates early, offense strikes back

    Blair Angulo

    Some notes and video from UCLA's third fall camp practice: -- Consistent with the alarming trend in recent years, the defense controlled the first portion of practice Wednesday. It didn't help that sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince was limited be...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  14. Spring practice: Day six

    Blair Angulo

    Another intense UCLA football practice broke out at Spaulding Field on Friday afternoon. The Bruins continued the energetic trend as they prepared for their first full-contact scrimmage Sunday. A few notes, sights and sounds from the two-hour session...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  15. Spring Practice: Day Four

    Blair Angulo

    Apparently, defensive back Aaron Hester is not too fond of whistles. Midway through the UCLA football team's practice on Tuesday, tailback Derrick Coleman sped toward the sideline as a whistle blew. But Hester didn't pay much attention to the soun...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  16. Preview: Spring Practice

    Blair Angulo

    Spring has sprung at UCLA -- at least that's how football coach Rick Neuheisel put it during a teleconference with reporters on Monday. "Spring is even more important, maybe more than before," Neuheisel said. "It's about really testing things out ...

    Blog | April 01, 2010