Rick Kimbrel

Rick Kimbrel

Rick Kimbrel, the former managing editor of PrepStar magazine, is nationally recognized as one of the leading authorities on college football recruiting. The veteran analyst and reporter was key in first making Blue Chip Illustrated and then PrepStar Magazine a recruiting publication standard.

Kimbrel has written for CBS Sportsline, ESPN.com, CNN-SI, The Sporting News, Athlon's, Lindy's, Football News, and numerous other publications. He has also consulted on All-America teams for Parade Magazine and Street and Smith's. Most recently, Rick was the West Coast Recruiting Editor for Rivals.com, national recruiting consultant for Rivals.com and publisher of BruinBlitz.com.

Rick has been a featured guest on many television shows around the nation including Prime Ticket, Fox Sports, Fox Sports West, CNN, CNN-SI and numerous local and regional stations. Kimbrel is also a highly sought after guest on radio broadcasts from coast-to-coast.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:34

UCLA Football Schedule Announced

2018 UCLA Football Schedule


Sept. 1 vs. Cincinnati – 4:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 8 at Oklahoma – 10:00 a.m. (FOX)

Sept. 15 vs. Fresno State – 7:30 p.m. (FS1)

Sept. 28 (Fri.) at Colorado* - 6:00 p.m. PT/ 7:00 p.m. MT (FS1)

Oct. 6 vs. Washington* - TBD

Oct. 13 at California* - TBD

Oct. 20 vs. Arizona* - TBD

Oct. 26 (Fri.) vs. Utah* - 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Nov. 3 at Oregon* - TBD

Nov. 10 at Arizona State* - TBD

Nov. 17 vs. USC* - TBD

Nov. 24 vs. Stanford* - TBD

Nov. 30 Pac-12 Championship Game (Santa Clara) – 5 p.m. (FOX)


*Pac-12 Conference Game

  All game times listed are Pacific Time.

  Home games are bold.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:53

Jaylen Hands To Return To UCLA


Jaylen Hands to return for his sophomore season


UCLA freshman Jaylen Hands will return to school for his sophomore season after having tested the NBA Draft waters this spring.

Hands, a 6-foot-3 guard from San Diego, averaged 9.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game as a freshman in 2017-18. He played in 31 of the Bruins’ 33 games and made 15 starts.


“Jaylen has tremendous talent and he’s going to be a vital part of our team’s backcourt next season,” said Steve Alford, the Michael Price Family UCLA Men’s Head Basketball Coach. “We’re really looking forward to watching him continue to get better here at UCLA, and he has a really big opportunity ahead of him. We’ve told him that he has a lot of room to grow and improve, and he’s more than capable of becoming one of the country’s most dynamic players.”


Hands shot just over 37 percent from three-point range as a freshman, making 43 of 115 long-range attempts. He shot 40.5 percent from the field and 73.8 percent from the free throw line.


“I’m excited about what’s ahead here at UCLA,” Hands said. “The pre-draft evaluations were extremely helpful, and I’d like to thank everybody who played a role in helping me through that process. I’m just focused on getting better, and I know that my teammates and I are looking forward to having a very productive summer and a big year.”

UCLA to Hold Championship Celebration for Gymnastics Team

The 2018 NCAA Champion UCLA Gymnastics team will be honored in an on-campus celebration on Monday, April 30 at Bruin Plaza. The festivities will begin at 3:45 pm and the event is free and open to the public.

NCAA Championship t-shirts will be on sale at the celebration, and the championship trophy, UCLA’s 115thall-time, will be on display and available for photo opportunities. Free pizza will be provided to the first 800 fans, along with other giveaways.

Bruin Plaza is located on Bruin Walk next to Ackerman Student Union and the John Wooden Center. Parking on campus is $12 per day. Short-term parking is available in Lot 4, underneath the John Wooden Center. For parking information and maps, click here:http://www.ucla.edu/maps-directions-parking/   

UCLA won its seventh NCAA Gymnastics Championship on Saturday with a dramatic come-from-behind finish. After trailing throughout the entire competition, the Bruins stormed back in the final two rotations and won the title after scoring an NCAA Championship record 49.750 on the balance beam. Needing a 9.975 on beam on their final routine, sixth-year senior Christine Peng-Peng Lee came through with a clutch performance for the ages, scoring a perfect 10, her second of the night.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 13:36

Theo Howard Talks TD Reception

UCLA junior receiver Theo Howard made an outstanding touchdown catch during the spring game. The talented receiver talks about that catch and more. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:12

Krys Barnes Spring Game Presser

UCLA junior linebacker, Krys Barnes, met with the Bruin beat media after the recent spring game, the following is what transpired. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:38

Andre James Post Spring Game Presser

Junior offensive tackle, Andre James, met with the Bruin beat media to discuss the spring game. Enjoy!

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