USC and UCLA Heighten Hawkeye Football

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The landscape of college football is changing before our eyes, almost overnight. The sport was originally partitioned by region, and built on tradition and rivalries. Recently, however, the mega-deals of television partnerships with football conferences are beginning to reshape the geography of the game. The most recent rendition of conference realignment is the blockbuster news […] READ MORE


Goodbye To The Pac-12?

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It was a year ago this Summer that the ACC, the Big Ten, and the Pac-12 announced a three-conference alliance. The point of it was to create a unified voting block to fend off the SEC and ESPN shoving their playoff expansion plans down the throat of college football. Newly named Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff […] READ MORE



Quiet Times For UCLA Football

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These are quiet times for UCLA football. We have not heard from Chip Kelly in person since the day before the aborted Holiday Bowl in late December. We were provided, via email, a perfunctory comment from him when he and UCLA agreed to a contract extension on January 14th. That was a day before both […] READ MORE


UCLA’s Roster Remake

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Now that Chip Kelly gets to enjoy the rewards of an 8-4 season with a contract extension, there is a lot of work to do putting together a roster for what figures to be a relatively easy schedule in 2022. UCLA’s roster remake is complicated, as it is in many schools, by Kelly not knowing […] READ MORE



UCLA’s Next Two Weeks Weigh Heavily

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Now that the 2021 Bruins football season has come to an ignominious ending, it’s time to ask what’s next for UCLA? There are so many unknowns right now from the status of the head coach to which players will return and which will take their leave. Will the Bruins be forced to overload on the […] READ MORE


UCLA’s Season Ends With A Thud

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Instead of ending with any sense of finality and satisfaction, UCLA’s season ends with a thud. The Bruins cancelled their appearance in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego after a week of battling Covid issues. The story broke about five hours before kickoff, via Fox Sports, which was there to broadcast the game. UCLA fans […] READ MORE


UCLA vs NC State Preview

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The Holiday Bowl in San Diego gives us another opportunity to watch a match-up of two teams that have little to no history against each other. UCLA rarely ventures to ACC territory, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack don’t have much of a history against the Pac-12. This game is two teams whose strengths match […] READ MORE


UCLA’s Bowl Prep Is To Stand Pat

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Not much has come easy for UCLA during the Chip Kelly era. Even in their first winning season in Kelly’s four years, the bowl season is being turned on its side with the new Omicron variant of the Covid virus. UCLA’s bowl prep is to stand pat and do what they have been doing for […] READ MORE