UCLA Bruins
Logo
UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ConferencePac-12
NCAADivision I / FBS
Athletic directorDan Guerrero
LocationLos Angeles, California
Varsity teams22
Football stadiumRose Bowl
Basketball arenaPauley Pavilion
Baseball stadiumJackie Robinson Stadium
Softball stadiumEaston Stadium
Soccer stadiumWallis Annenberg Stadium
Other arenasBel-Air Country Club
Drake Stadium
John Wooden Center
Los Angeles Tennis Center
Spieker Aquatics Center
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
MascotJoe & Josephine Bruin
NicknameBruins
Fight song"Sons of Westwood"
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.uclabruins.com

The UCLA Bruins are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruin men's and women's teams participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). For football, they are in the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division I (formerly Division I-A). UCLA is second to only Stanford University as the school with the most NCAA team championships at 118 NCAA team championships.[2][3] UCLA offers 11 varsity sports programs for men and 14 for women.[4]

School colors

The UCLA athletic teams' colors are True Blue[5][6][7] and Gold. In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as the University of California, Berkeley; Yale blue and gold.

   
Blue Gold

When football coach Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the football uniforms. The Yale blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better on the field and in a film. He would dub the baby blue uniform "Powderkeg blue", powder blue with an explosive kick.[8] For the 1954 football season, Sanders added a gold loop on the shoulders, the UCLA Stripe.[9] UCLA still uses different color blues. They have an alternate uniform that is predominately Navy. Their helmet has the UCLA script in Royal.

Varsity sports

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
Cross country Cross country
Football Golf
Golf Gymnastics
Soccer Rowing
Tennis Soccer
Track & field Softball
Volleyball Swimming & diving
Water polo Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball
Water polo
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.
UCLA primary athletics logo used from 1996 to 2017

Baseball

The Bruins playing the L.A. Regional on June 1, 2013, in front of the new video board, steps away from winning the National Championship

The 2010 team, under head coach John Savage, won the Los Angeles Regional and Super-Regional, and was the first team to win 48 games in a season. The Bruins joined seven other teams in the 2010 College World Series and finished in second place, behind the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.[10] The 2011 team won the Pac-10 Conference title.

The 2013 team won UCLA's 109th NCAA Championship and their first in baseball in the 2013 College World Series by beating Mississippi State 3–1 and 8–0.

Many UCLA baseball players have gone on to play in Major League Baseball (MLB). In the 2009 World Series, Chase Utley hit two home runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1. There were a total of four former UCLA baseball players in the 2009 playoffs: Philadelphia's Ben Francisco and Chase Utley, Colorado's Garrett Atkins, and St. Louis' Troy Glaus, who was the 2002 World Series MVP for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Chris Chambliss and Gerrit Cole were No. 1 overall picks in the MLB drafts. Trevor Bauer was drafted as the No. 3 pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 6, 2011. Former UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford hit a grand-slam home run in his major-league debut with the San Francisco Giants on May 27, 2011, and helped the Giants to win the 2012 Major League World Series. Cole debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates by winning his first four games he pitched and also drove in two runs with a single in his first at-bat in the 2013 major league.

Basketball (men)

Several of the most