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.

Monday, 09 April 2018 13:46

Dymond Lee Embracing Change

Sophomore, Dymond Lee, is embracing his position switch from quarterback to wide receiver. The young Bruin talked to the local media about his change and more. Enjoy!

Sunday, 08 April 2018 14:39

Chip Kelly Pre-Practice Presser (4-7-18)

UCLA head coach, Chip Kelly, held court in front of the Bruin beat media before practice. Kelly caught everyone up on the latest trends with the UCLA football team. Enjoy!

Thursday, 05 April 2018 13:49

Krys Barnes Adapts To Speed

UCLA junior linebacker, Krys Barnes, met with the Bruin beat media to discuss the first practice of the second-half of spring camp. Barnes talks about the speed and pace of practice and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:11

Chip Kelly Pre-Practice Presser

UCLA head football coach, Chip Kelly, met with the Bruin beat media for the first time in two weeks and the presser was as quick as the pace of a Kelly run practice. Enjoy!



UCLA gymnast Christine Peng-Peng Lee has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the AAI Award, which is presented to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the country. 


Lee joins Kennedy Baker (Florida), Brianna Brown (Michigan), Dani Dessaints (Oregon State), Cami Drouin-Allaire (George Washington), Myia Hambrick (LSU), AJ Jackson (Oklahoma), Alex McMurtry (Florida), Elizabeth Price (Stanford) and Kiana Winston (Alabama) as finalists for the prestigious award, which will be announced at the NCAA Championship banquet in April. In its history, UCLA has had four winners – Vanessa Zamarripa in 2013, Jamie Dantzscher in 2004, Mohini Bhardwaj in 2001 and Donna Kemp in 1984.


Lee has had a standout 2018 season, scoring a national-best four perfect 10s on balance beam and five perfect 10s overall. On Mar. 11 at Stanford, she had a perfect meet, scoring a 10 on both events on which she competed (uneven bars and balance beam). She scored her latest perfect 10 on beam at the Pac-12 Championships to win her first career conference title. Lee was also honored as the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, becoming UCLA’s second-ever winner of that award.


She set a Pac-12 record with nine career Specialist of the Week awards, including five in 2018. The 2017 West Region Gymnast of the Year finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation on balance beam and No. 9 on uneven bars. The eight-time All-American and 2017 Scholastic All-American will be graduating this year with a degree in sociology. 

Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:45

UCLA Gymnastics Wins 18th Pac-12 Title



UCLA Wins 18th Pac-12 Gymnastics Championship


No. 3 UCLA won its 18thPac-12 Gymnastics championship with a strong second half, outscoring defending champion Utah, 197.500-197.350. The Bruins overcame a nearly disastrous uneven bars rotation, roaring back on balance beam with a 49.600 and then clinching the victory with a 49.475 on floor exercise in the final rotation.


Bruin sophomore Kyla Ross tied for first in the all-around with Utah’s MyKayla Skinner, with each scoring 39.675. Ross also tied for first on uneven bars with Stanford’s Elizabeth Price with a 9.975. Sixth-year senior Christine Peng-Peng Lee won the balance beam with her fourth perfect 10 on balance beam this year, and Katelyn Ohashi tied for first place on floor exercise with Price and Skinner with a 9.95. Ohashi was also selected the Pac-12 Specialist of the Year.

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