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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. A healthy Lazeric Jones should help UCLA

    Diamond Leung

    The offseason discussion about UCLA has been about the NBA draft departures of Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee. And the much-anticipated arrival of transfers David and Travis Wear alongside big man Joshua Smith. And Jerime Anderson's suspension after...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Joshua Smith expects tough crowd at UW

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA center Joshua Smith, one of the top freshmen in the Pac-10, returns home tonight when the Bruins face a tough challenge at Washington as they try to stay in first place. Smith was raised in a Seattle suburb and his brother played football for...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Youthful UCLA just keeps getting better

    Diamond Leung

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Given a chance to praise his team for winning 10 of its past 11 games, UCLA coach Ben Howland said the Bruins were improving and then countered with a compliment -- a backhanded one. "I know we're great for television," Howland...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  12. Joshua Smith regrets flipping off USC fan

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA center Joshua Smith's first game against crosstown rival USC was a frustrating experience for one of the top freshmen in the conference. He didn't appreciate the Trojan players' celebratory antics, told reporters the officiating was "terrible" a...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  13. UCLA's McDonald's All-American lost weight

    Diamond Leung

    This is big news for UCLA, pun only somewhat intended. McDonald's All-American center Joshua Smith in July was listed at 305 pounds, but Yahoo! Sports reports that the freshman has lost 40 pounds since June. Ben Howland wouldn't let him touch a ba...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  14. UCLA looks to get freshman Smith in shape

    Diamond Leung

    McDonald's All-American Josh Smith is making some changes in the offseason before his freshman campaign at UCLA. First off, ESPNU's second-ranked incoming freshman center is making it known he wants to be called Joshua. Secondly, he's looking to i...

    Blog | July 20, 2010