A night of exhibition tennis featuring the No. 1 player in the world, Novak Djokavic, provided more than athletic entertainment — It fulfilled the wishes of children who struggle with autism.
Novak Djokovic will team with his idol Pete Sampras to play Bob and Mike Bryan in a doubles exhibition on March 4 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.
Jordan Adams scored 21 points in his college debut and No. 13 UCLA defeated Indiana State 86-59 in its season opener on Friday night shortly after finding out star recruit Shabazz Muhammad was ruled ineligible by the NCAA.
Redshirt junior center Anthony Stover has been dismissed from the UCLA basketball team for failure to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
UCLA will play its first basketball game in the renovated Pauley Pavilion against Indiana State on Nov. 9 in a nod to the roots of late Bruins coaching great John Wooden.
UCLA’s first three games since the departure of Reeves Nelson have served as a textbook case of addition by subtraction.
Despite losing two of last season’s top three scorers, UCLA enters 2011-12 with high expectations thanks to its tremendous frontline duo of Reeves Nelson and Joshua Smith.
The original center court jump circle from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion has netted $325,085 at auction.
UCLA will play most of its home basketball schedule at the Los Angeles Sports Arena next season while Pauley Pavilion is being renovated.
UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero says the school is “extremely disappointed” that the original round center section of basketball court at Pauley Pavilion is to be auctioned.
Reeves Nelson had a career-high 27 points and 16 rebounds, and UCLA defeated No. 10 Arizona 71-49 on Saturday to tie the Wildcats for first place in the Pac-10 in the last men’s game played at historic Pauley Pavilion before it closes for renovation.
UCLA officials hope to determine where the men’s basketball team will play its home games next season within two to three weeks.
UCLA recreated the home den of the late basketball coach in a new exhibit that opened Wednesday at the Athletics Hall of Fame, located steps away from Pauley Pavilion, where Wooden plied his trade until 1975.