As we inch closer to the weekend, today's Bruin Bites provide you with some quick hitters on football recruiting, a big win last night, and upcoming UCLA sporting events tonight, tomorrow, and over the weekend.
National Signing Day is six days away. Running back, Brandon Stephens, is taking his official visit to UCLA this weekend. Stephens is also considering Stanford, Wisconsin, and Texas A&M (Mazzone!).
ESPN's Ted Miller has a piece on the status of recruiting in the PAC 12.
In a clash between #1 and #2 ranked men's volleyball teams in the nation last night at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA rallied from being down two sets to none to defeat Long Beach State, 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-13.
The team is back in action tomorrow night at 7 p.m. PT, against Cal State Northridge at Pauley.
The UCLA Men's Basketball team (12-8, 3-4 PAC 12) hosts the Washington schools this week, staring with a game against the Huskies (13-6, 5-2) tonight at 7 p.m. PT. The game is televised on Fox Sports 1 and will be announced by UCLA fan favorite, Gus Johnson.
Coming off a big win against Stanford, the UCLA Women's Basketball team (14-5, 6-2 PAC 12) travels to the Mountain Time Zone for a pair of games against Colorado (5-14, 0-8 PAC 12) and Utah (12-7, 4-4 PAC 12). The Colorado game is set for tomorrow night at 6 p.m. PT. The Utah game is on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. The Bruins face the Arizona schools on the road next week.
Preseason polls are largely meaningless. The UCLA Softball team, however, is predicted to finish second in the PAC 12 (behind Oregon) and is ranked #7 in the nation by both the USA Today/NCFA Coaches poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
The Bruins begin their season in 15 day on February 12th at the Aggie Classic College Station, Texas.
Women's Swimming and Diving
The #19 ranked UCLA Swimming and Diving team will host two, tough dual meets against the Bruins' neighbors from the north, both of whom are undefeated. The Bruins face #2 Stanford tomorrow at 1 p.m. PT and #3 U.C. Berkeley on Saturday at noon PT.
Those are your Bruin Bites for today, tomorrow, and over the weekend in the world of UCLA sports. If I missed something, or if you have thoughts, please share them in the comment section.