UCLA football coach Jim Mora has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will last through the 2017 season, the university announced Friday, ending speculation that Mora would leave UCLA for another job.
UCLA safety Tevin McDonald, the Bruins' second-leading tackler, will not play in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Thursday against Baylor because of an undisclosed violation of team rules, UCLA announced Saturday.
Versatile UCLA running back Damien Thigpen, the team's third leading rusher, tore his ACL Saturday during a 38-28 victory over USC and will be out for the rest of the season, coach Jim Mora said Sunday.
The UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans issued a joint statement Wednesday urging fans of both teams to exercise sportsmanship before and during the football rivalry game between the two schools Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
UCLA safety Dietrich Riley has been cleared for non-contact drills and is on track to be at full speed by spring practice, he said Tuesday, nearly a year after injuring his neck in a scary on-field collision.
UCLA running back Malcolm Jones, the former Gatorade national high school player of the year, has requested a release from his scholarship and intends to transfer, according to two sources close to the situation.