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  1. Where have you gone, Reeves Nelson?

    Diamond Leung

    Reeves Nelson wasn't always the poster child for what was wrong with UCLA -- far from it. Colorful tattoos covered his left arm, including the one representing yin and yang. As a freshman, he started two nights after getting 15 stitches following a f...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  2. UCLA struggles to justify national ranking

    Diamond Leung

    The "overrated" chant is overdone, but for the Loyola Marymount fans who taunted UCLA with it in the waning moments of the Bruins' season-opening 11-point loss Friday, they were merely speaking the truth. The Bruins were overrated in September whe...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  3. Wear twins raise hopes for UCLA

    Diamond Leung

    Travis Wear sprained his hand in practice yesterday, leaving him listed as day-to-day (aren't we all). This qualifies as news, of course, because UCLA's season opener against Loyola Marymount is fast approaching, and one half of the twin towers has s...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  4. UCLA not yet comfortable at old USC arena

    Diamond Leung

    While Pauley Pavilion undergoes renovations, UCLA will be making its primary home at the Los Angeles Sports Arena adjacent to the USC campus. The Bruins used to play at the arena decades ago, but the facility is better known as the Trojans' old home ...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  5. Sean Miller and Arizona strike again

    Diamond Leung

    At a swanky club called the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles, Arizona coach Sean Miller did a delicate dance at the site of Pac-12 media day on Friday. The messages he wanted to get across focused along the lines of "We don't have Derrick Willia...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  6. UCLA transfer has meaningful new number

    Diamond Leung

    While at UCLA during his freshman season, top-100 recruit Mike Moser wore No. 1 but didn't particularly get his number called much. With the Bruins finishing that year 14-18, Moser only contributed 0.6 points and 0.5 rebounds before deciding to trans...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. UCLA, Arizona in a recruiting arms race

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA's recruiting class in 2012 shot up to No. 2 in the ESPNU rankings following the commitment of Kyle Anderson, the nation's fifth-ranked recruit who announced Monday night that he would become a Bruin. The only class ranked higher than UCLA's b...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  8. UCLA's No. 1 class no guarantee of success

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA coach Ben Howland told Andy Katz that guard Jerime Anderson will miss a few games after being arrested in July in connection with the theft of a laptop. While that means Anderson is expected to be sidelined for more than the team's regular-seaso...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  9. Sean Miller has Arizona recruiting at No. 1

    Diamond Leung

    If you're an Arizona fan, you'll love the video from Yay Area's Finest, a compilation of top recruit Brandon Ashley's greatest hits. If you root for any other team in the Pac-12, the thought of having to face the No. 4-ranked recruit in the 2012 c...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  10. Incoming 9th-grader has scholarship offers

    Diamond Leung

    Stephen Zimmerman is a 14-year-old who stands 6-foot-10 and possesses basketball skills not usually exhibited by a child of his age. Before even having played in a single high school game, he already has been offered scholarships by two of the premie...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  11. New assistant boosts UCLA recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA went outside the box by making one of the more intriguing assistant coaching hires of the offseason. It hired Korey McCray, the CEO and head coach of the Atlanta Celtics -- an AAU program that has produced NBA players including Dwight Howard, Am...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  12. UCLA students get back sideline seats

    Diamond Leung

    In March, the UCLA athletic department announced that when the new Pauley Pavilion opened for the 2011-12 season, the student section would be moved behind one of the baskets and stretch all the way to the top of the arena in order to increase home-c...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  13. Malcolm Lee leaves UCLA question marks

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA coach Ben Howland gets his players to the NBA, and that's one of the selling points when it comes to recruiting future Bruins. So when UCLA players enter early into the NBA draft, Howland has to feel happy for them even if it does leave him wond...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  14. Ben Howland optimistic on UCLA's future

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA draft could end up stealing plenty of talent from the Pac-12. USC's Nikola Vucevic declared last week he was signing with an agent, as did UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt today. Several players must still make decisions, including Arizona's Derrick W...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  15. USC's Kevin O'Neill speaks up for UCLA

    Diamond Leung

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill is confused why crosstown rival UCLA isn't ranked in the national polls this week -- especially after the Bruins beat Arizona by 22 points on Saturday and pulled into a tie with the Wildcats atop the Pac-10. "All I hear abo...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  16. Arizona and UCLA back on top of the Pac-10

    Diamond Leung

    Not that the Pac-10 is what it once was, but a sign of improvement is that longtime rivals Arizona and UCLA are back atop the conference. UCLA is one game behind Arizona heading into Saturday's game at Pauley Pavilion. Where the two teams are in t...

    Blog | February 25, 2011