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What’s Bruin: UCLA Football Earns an "F" Grade From USA Today

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After Sunday’s game against Stanford in Pauley Pavilion, one Bryce Alford became the 16th leading scorer in UCLA history. He’s quickly climbing up the record books, and by season’s end could be in some elite company.

From Ben Bolch in the LA Times:

If Bryce maintains his average of 16.8 points per game and the Bruins play 16 more games — which assumes a minimum of one game in the Pac-12 Conference tournament and one in the NCAA tournament — he would finish his career with 1,918 points. That would put him fifth on UCLA’s scoring list, trailing only Miller and Jason Kapono, who each scored 2,095 points, Abdul-Jabbar (2,325) and MacLean (2,608)

Alford is also closing in on Kapono’s record of 317 career three-pointers.

ESPN offers an "illustrated" look at the college basketball season, again catching up the average sports fan who didn’t realize it was time for hoops until one last Deshaun Watson touchdown pass.

Enter Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf. Throw in a home win against Kentucky, a top-five ranking and an exciting style and you have it all -- glitz and glamour. Once-proud UCLA is back. Enjoy the show, because the stars are out again in Westwood.

College basketball is faster this year, and teams are scoring more points. It’s, in a word, "watchable." Henry Bushnell at Yahoo Sports takes a look at the rule changes that effected the pace of play.

USA Today offered year-end grades for all of the 128 football programs in FBS football. You’ll have to scroll all the way down the list to find UCLA.

The grade? F.

As tennis begins, the Daily Bruin has previews for both the men’s, and women’s squads. Both begin action this weekend.