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What’s Bruin: ESPN Gives UCLA Football’s 2019 Recruiting Class a “C”

We’ll cover that and much more in the world of UCLA sports in a Friday edition of What’s Bruin.

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Happy Friday, Bruins! I wish you all well as you push through to the end of another long workweek and head into the weekend. While you do so, check out What’s Bruin with UCLA athletics.


National Signing Day was on Wednesday and, although most schools signed the bulk of their players in December’s Early Signing Period, the book was closed on 2019 recruiting. The pundits have come out and ESPN has given Chip Kelly’s 2019 class a “C” grade. In the Pac-12, Utah, Washington State and Arizona also received “C”s, with Oregon State getting a “C-.”


The #1 ranked UCLA softball team started the season right yesterday at the Hawaiian Paradise Classic in Honolulu, Hawai’i, eeking out a tight 2-1 win over UT Arlington, and then pounding Fresno State, 8-2, on the strength of a six-run second inning. Bubba Nickles went 2-3 in both games and drove in both UCLA runs in the UT Arlington game. The Bruins take on Hawai’i today at 9 pm PT.

Men’s Volleyball

The #4 UCLA men’s volleyball team (9-2, 1-0) opened up conference play last night with a thrilling, five set victory over the #9 Stanford Cardinal at Pauley Pavilion. After going down one set to none, and then two sets to one, the Bruins took the fourth set, 26-24, and pulled away in the fifth set 15-10. Junior Daenan Gyimah has a career-high 25 kills.

Women’s Basketball

The UCLA women’s basketball team (13-9, 6-4) faces the mountain schools on the road this weekend in Pac-12 play. First up are the Colorado Buffaloes (10-11, 0-10), who are winless in the conference. Tip-off is at 6 pm PT tonight. The Bruins have won four straight and will face Utah on Sunday, with a 11 am PT tip-off.

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And that, my friends, is What’s Bruin in UCLA athletics. Have a great weekend and . . .

Go Bruins!!!