Bruins should feel at home in San Diego. - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
6 Total Updates since December 2, 2012
5 months ago Update 30 comments
From the official site:
UCLA has sold out its entire institutional allotment of 11,000 tickets for the Bruins' December 27 Holiday Bowl game match-up against the Baylor Bears. 2012 football season ticket holders and Wooden Athletic Fund donors accounted for the majority of the ticket purchases.
The release also has this quote from Coach Mora:
"The home-field advantage created by UCLA fans at the Rose Bowl this season was remarkable," said UCLA Head Football Coach Jim Mora. "As a football team, we are grateful for the support of the fans, and look forward to seeing a lot of Bruin Blue in Qualcomm Stadium on December 27."
Good to hear that the allotment of tickets have been sold out. It probably wouldn't have taken this long if not for a rather draconian process set up by Morgan Center, not making it easy for UCLA fans to gobble up tickets. Of course, if UCLA had a pro-active AD, it'd go beyond just selling out it's allotment and look for more packages for UCLA alums and students, who are non-season ticket holders.
The goal for a competent AD should be turn a game like this - just hours away from our campus - into a home game with a sea of blue, instead of sending out self-congratulatory press releases for doing the bare minimum for one of our major revenue programs.
6 months ago Update 15 comments
This has already been fanshotted but worth pulling up in the main stream. UCLA is offering discount student tickets for the Holiday Bowl (reducing $65 face value to $25) for the first 650 students. Per the official site this was made possible because "several donors to UCLA's Wooden Athletic Fund" made additional donations.
It would have been cool if UCLA had an online campaign in place allowing all donors to Wooden Athletic Fund pitch in allowing them to make more than 650 discounted tickets available to students. Still this is a good start. Now it's up to the students to gobble up the tickets. Order them up here today.
6 months ago Article 15 comments
Dining and drinking suggestions for UCLA fans before and after the 2012 Holiday Bowl in San Diego where the Bruins will take on Baylor Bears.
6 months ago Article 90 comments
Ticket information for UCLA fans for the 2012 Holiday Bowl in San Diego where the Bruins will take on Baylor Bears.
6 months ago Update 169 comments
Ryan Kartje from the OC Register reports:
After finishing second in the Pac 12, just a few mistakes away from a BCS New Year's Day matchup, sources have told the Orange County Register that UCLA will play Baylor in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 27.
The Bruins' postseason fate came down to the Holiday Bowl or the Alamo Bowl, with the conference's runner-up most often appearing in the latter. But with a close connection in San Diego and potentially a better traveling team in Oregon State available, the Alamo Bowl chose the Beavers to face off against Texas, leaving the Bruins to head just one hour south for their bowl matchup. It's the first time that UCLA has ever been in the Holiday Bowl and the first time that the bowl has ever had a team from Southern California.
The game of course is at theQualcomm Stadium. Kickoff is set for Thursday, December 27 at 6:45 PM PST.
Gotta say am pretty excited about this matchup. I always preferred going to the Holiday Bowl over the Alamo.
Baylor (7-5) is going to be a tough matchup as they destroyed Kansas State and beat Oklahoma State. They have an explosive offense averaging 44.1 points per game. However, I think Bruin defense (if we bring it like we did against Arizona, Southern Cal and Stanford in Palo Alto) matches up well against the Bears.
This could be a shoot out and great national show case for Bruin program and huge opportunity to jump start 2013. Let's get it.
6 months ago Article 36 comments
Taking a look at the final bowl projections before the BCS bowls announce their selections and the remaining bowl games are freed to make their own plans.