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  • UCLA football hires Ken Niumatalolo as director of leadership

    The Athletic "UCLA has hired former longtime Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo as the football team’s director of leadership, coach Chip Kelly announced Friday. Here’s what you need to know: Niumatalolo was fired by Navy in December, departing as the winningest coach in program..." March 31

  • UCLA signs Chip Kelly to contract extension through 2027

    ESPN "UCLA coach Chip Kelly has signed a contract extension through the 2027 season, the school announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. UCLA finished 9-4 last season with a 37-35 loss to Pittsburgh in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, but his winning percentage..." March 03

  • UCLA hires D'Anton Lynn as defensive coordinator, moves Bill McGovern to off-field role

    CBS Sports "UCLA has hired Baltimore Ravens safeties coach D'Anton Lynn as its new defensive coordinator, the university announced Monday. Lynn, the son of former Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, has spent eight years as an NFL assistant after a three-time All-Big Ten playing career..." February 28

  • Bruins continue transfer portal attack, landing J.Michael Sturdivant

    Clutch Points "The UCLA Bruins landed freshman All-American wide receiver J.Michael Sturdivant from the California Golden Bears in the football transfer portal, according to a Friday tweet from the Athletic college football senior writer Max Olson. The 6-foot-3-inch receiver earned 755..." January 13

  • Carson Steele transferring to UCLA

    The Score "Former Ball State running back Carson Steele is transferring to UCLA, he announced Wednesday. Steele entered the portal last month. He rushed for 1,556 yards in 2022, the ninth-highest total in the nation. " January 04

  • Ducks secure QB Austin Novosad flip after losing Dante Moore to UCLA

    Clutch Points "Just days after losing 5-star quarterback prospect Dante Moore to UCLA following a recruiting coup, the Oregon Ducks have landed a quarterback of their own after Austin Novosad committed to the school on Wednesday morning. The nation’s No. 9 ranked..." December 21

  • 5-Star QB Recruit Dante Moore Flips Commitment from Oregon to Chip Kelly, UCLA

    Bleacher Report "Highly touted quarterback prospect Dante Moore has flipped his commitment from Oregon to UCLA, according to Pete Thamel of ESPN. "I went on a visit to UCLA," Moore told Thamel. "I talked to God and my people and really within myself. I knew that UCLA was the right..." December 19

  • Kent State QB Collin Schlee tweets he's transferring to UCLA

    ESPN "Kent State quarterback Collin Schlee has announced that he's committed to transfer to UCLA. Schlee confirmed that commitment with a tweet Saturday night, as he posted an image of himself in UCLA gear with a "committed" graphic and a caption..." December 19

  • UC regents approve UCLA's Big Ten move, include conditions

    ESPN "UCLA is officially heading to the Big Ten after receiving approval from the University of California regents Wednesday, but the approval comes with stipulations. More than five months after the Bruins, alongside USC, announced their shocking intention to leave the Pac-12 for the Big..." December 15

  • Pac-12 media rights deal on hold as league awaits resolution on UCLA's Big Ten status from regents meeting

    CBS Sports "The Pac-12's long, winding road toward long-term security was never supposed to last this long. It is mid-December, and the league still must wait on the conclusion of Wednesday's University of California system regents meeting to proceed in its media rights..." December 13

  • UCLA chancellor apologizes to Washington after Big Ten announcement, per documents

    The Athletic "The day after USC and UCLA announced their intent to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, UCLA chancellor Gene Block wrote to University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce to apologize for not giving prior notice — and said the decision to leave the conference was..." December 02